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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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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The dolphin cruise was awesome! We were lucky enough to see both dolphins and manatees, it was amazing. It was my first time in Tarpon and it was definitely a memorable experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Store was filthy and looked in disarray. Dusty and dark. Items over priced. Many looked old. Sponges were priced much to high, when compared to other shops and worst of all was the pushy woman who ran the store. Absolutely no people skills. STAY AWAY - GO ELSEWHERE.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed the movie and bought several sponges from the gift shop. Would do again. sponges available for purchase are plentiful.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A friend and I go to the docks every once in a while to check out all of the shops and restaurants and this last time we stopped in Spongeorama. We had such a good time looking at everything in the shop and museum. The cruise is always a good time as well. The staff was great, and helped recommend... More

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Touristy, a little silly and overall not a very clean facility. But they try hard and its worth the fifteen minutes investment

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various
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We checked into our 2:00 cruise at Spongeorama, then visited their store and museum and watched a movie that explained ‘sponging’. We learned about the many different sponges and their unique qualities and uses ensuring a perfect sponge. A natural sponge is a skeleton of a living sea animal. Divers are out in the Gulf for up to 3 weeks... More

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england
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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