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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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Port Charlotte
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was highly disappointed in this seller and would urge everyone to stay clear ofSpongeorama, even though they are the largest store on the sponge docks. I paid $45 for 3 sponges ($15 each). I told the seller I was looking for 3 bath sponges to give as gifts, and she picked these for me, saying they would "last a... More

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was on another boat and I watched the spongorama boat circling, chasing, and harassing dolphins. It was horrible. Please do not support them. I recommend the SunLine Cruise instead. I have been on that boat and they are actually stewards of the environment. Please please don't give these people money to go harass dolphins!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Took the Dolphin cruise and stop for shelling. The crew was very informative and stopped when dolphins were spotted so everyone could see them. Highly recommend this trip.

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Nashville TN
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Prices and selection preferred over other sponge places on the docks. The go to place if you want to purchase sponge. holy . . . sponge! squish

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After watching a film about the sponge industry, we became "sponge experts". Being an expert entitled me to 10% off my purchases.They have a wonderful selection of the different kinds of sponges and information on the uses. I also bought some olive oil hand lotion that is wonderful.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took the $18 Spongeorama boat tour and stop-over for shelling and felt it wasn't up to the hype they give. The boat tour just goes out to the Gulf with a couple of brief detours to try to see dolphins; didn't get any useful information from the captain. The stop-over for shelling was 30 minutes, not to go more... More

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Port Richey, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always take our visitors to the Sponge Docks and begin the day with this old, but informative and interesting move. They do try to get you to buy some of their sponges, but can usually find them much cheaper if you walk down the strip.

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Danville, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very nice place, the movie was very informative! I learned a lot! Prices a little high compared to the other vendors. Staff very friendly and helpful!

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The only reason that I am writing this review is I wouldn't want anyone to waste their time here. When I went through the free museum I was feeling bad for them. I really thought that they were trying to provide a nice service giving information about Tarpon Springs and the the sponge industry. The further we went through the... More

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