We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 510 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: 727/943-9498
Website
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: This attraction features Greek sponge divers, Greek food and fun.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 154 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Good Educational Movie

We enjoyed the educational movie describing the history of the sponge industry. The free museum is quite run down and the Chamber of Commerce should kick in some money to update... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Rick M
,
Bradenton, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the educational movie describing the history of the sponge industry. The free museum is quite run down and the Chamber of Commerce should kick in some money to update the attraction. The shop was OK but much of the merchandise could be found for less money down the street in other shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innisfil, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Enjoyed browsing through this store. They have sponges of every shape and size. We purchased several sponges, I love to clean with them. They also have several different soaps with beautiful scents. Lots of souvenirs type items.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable time on the boat ride. Was fun, saw a dolphin on the distance and tried to get closer but couldn't. Little island we visited was beautiful, only regret is that it wasn't long enough on the island

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
White Pigeon, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed the historical film describing the history of the sponge industry in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The film is old and grainy but very informative. There were several help staff to answer questions about the different types of sponges and there best uses.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The boat ride out from the sponge dock was relaxing. Sat up front to enjoy the sunshine. Staff talked a little history of the area. Enjoyed the ride on out to an island for shelling or relaxing (1/2 hour). One of the last ones to get on the boat for the ride back so we had to sit at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Four of us took the Island Sightseeing/Dolphin Cruise with the lunch option. Lunch was limited and overpriced, although it was good. My suggestion is to order off the menu instead. When I visit somewhere, I like to hear about the area and learn about its history. The guide was awful. 1) He pointed out 2 or 3 homes building landmarks.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pittsfield, Illinois
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the staff here is very friendly and knows the history of the sponges. they are great ! this is one place to definitely stop

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hodges, South Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We phone in at 10 am(as requested) to make reservations. I was told that the only tour left was at 3:30. I said "thanks" and hung up. Immediately, my phone rang and was told that there were seats on the 11:30 and 1:30 tours as well. We opted for the 1:30. Tarpon Springs is a nice drive about 30 minutes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A shop that sells sponges an other souvenir paraphernalia, and takes time to show a short educational video on sponge collection. Neat !!! Even if you do not buy anything, drop in just to see the place. Prices on par with all the other souvenir shops along the main drag.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
42 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A cute little gift shop with lots of sponges and a video about the history. This place is right at the beginning of the strip. They do give you coupons and special offers for the rest of the strip. You have to pay to park to explore Tarpon and this is right at the big parking lot. They do offer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Spongeorama also viewed

 

Been to Spongeorama? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Spongeorama staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?