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Spongeorama

510 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, FL
727/943-9498
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: This attraction features Greek sponge divers, Greek food and fun.
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england
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The ticket seller for boat will try to push you into buying a meal too. They will then get you to go into the shop to pay for tickets. This being a ploy to get you to buy (expensive) shells; sponges etc. however, it was interesting having a look round. We got the afternoon boat ride. It had been over... More

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Lincoln, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Tarpon Springs is such an interesting place. This store has an informative movie that explains the history of the sponges. The store is full of different things and was able to take my time and get lots of great help from the staff working there as I picked out the sponges I wanted. The town has a lot of greek... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good informative movie to cool off. They have a large selection of sponges, but we were able to find better deals elsewhere.

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Saint Augustine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were trying to get a boat ride and learn about the Sponge industry and the Greek culture of Tarpon Springs- instead we got surly attitudes and lots of pressure. We were rushed onto an earlier boat ride and fast talked into a dinner combo that we were rushed through after the boat ride because they closed at 6pm. Even... More

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of my favorite authors (Trish Doller) has set both of her books in the Tarpon Springs area and that got me interested in visiting. So when my boyfriend and I were planning our two week Florida road trip, we decided to put Tarpon Springs as one of our stops. I was curious about the sponge fishing industry (because it's... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took the "sunset cruise" with 3 other adults. Poor customer service. Boat was crowded and we weren't able to sit together. The captain didn't do much narrating. Anclote Key was pretty, but not as nice as other beaches in the area. It is very marshy and has a pretty strong sulfur odor. This was not the charming, scenic boat tour... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The museum needs a update. The exhibits are falling apart. The information could be educational, but the exhibits are in need of some tlc.

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Valrico, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Two things I should have remembered to do before booking this cruise scam was to check Trip Advisor ratings and checking with the Tarpon Springs Chamber Of Commerce. What a fiasco! I had my sister & 2 nieces visiting from out of state and we were treated with disrespect by the pushy "ticket taker" that became quite agitated when we... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On July 8,2014 I made reservations for my 2 grand daughters, my sister & myself. I was given the cost of $17.95 for seniors & 9.95 for children 12 & under. Was told cruise was at 12 noon & where to park. They took my name & number. On the 12th we arrived around 11:15 a.m. & proceded to pay... More

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Port Charlotte
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the Greek ladies there advised us of the different types of sponges,explained the difference in density and softness and showed us the best sponges for our needs.Loved it!

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