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Address: 510 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: 727/943-9498
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This attraction features Greek sponge divers, Greek food and fun.

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Great inexpensive fun!pet friendly😎

Booked our reservation via telephone. Various rates dependant on age. Departure was delayed but who cares! There's much to see while waiting. Captain and assistant were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Norma M
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked our reservation via telephone. Various rates dependant on age. Departure was delayed but who cares! There's much to see while waiting. Captain and assistant were very friendly. Captain narrated many portions of the trip. We saw pods of dolphins up close. Great experience. Sandbar stop for shelling was awesome. Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board Potty available.... More 

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Thank Norma M
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the shop is the usual' but would rec the FREE movie and museum for everyone. Movies provide an excellent quick background for the industry and a bit of backgound on the community. The museum is very dated but still has good info.

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Thank mel1dfl
Stow, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed Spongeorama which was what Florida used to be like before the Disney craze. It's a fun-filled store with an old movie about the Greek sponge diving history. Be sure to take a look all the great soaps, too, in the very charming gift shop.

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Thank brandondr
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The filmstrip was very informative, although dated by their own admission. Likewise for the museum. The store was nice, and clerks were friendly and helpful, but there are better prices to be found for similar quality items in some of the other stores.

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Thank hillis06
Rome, Georgia
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73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The shop has a movie about sponges that is old however it still pertains to the work involved in gathering sponges today. The beginning of the film explains the types of sponges and the uses of them. It's very informative.

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Thank Dodie_12
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get an overview of the Tarpon Springs Sponge Industry and make sure you watch the short movie in the back room. It's a history and educational short of sponges ( of course!). And then you get a 10% discount on your purchases

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Thank nancy4833
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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423 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this shop because of the video it offered. Very informative and we found ourselves appreciating the sponges and how they are harvested afterwards. We did purchase several and found the attendant to be pleasant and informative. It is across from the visitors center. In addition to sponges and other offerings, it had a good supply of greek soaps... More 

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Thank bseashore
Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live close by and always bring family when they visit. Gift shop prices seem a bit higher than other shops along dodecanese. The video and museum, although free, could really use some updating. Video is poor quality from what looks like the 90s and they use the movie room for storage as well. The "museum" is dusty, dirty and... More 

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Thank BobbynBrandiplus3
Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This place has been around a long long time and looks it. The gift shop is small but the prices were among the highest we saw on the strip. There is a film available but we missed it. I'd recommend a walk through of the old manikin diorama 'museum' which looks like it has been cleaned in decades. However it... More 

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Thank Tampa_Turtle
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The store was the same tourist store you find up and down the street. We did price comparisons and there are better prices at nicer stores. The reviews are confusing. There are many things for Spongeorama. The things that are getting good reviews include the boat tours. The store with museum in the back is average. The actual museum is... More 

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