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

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Great way to spend a little time on the water!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ibatraveling99
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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

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Hodges, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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.

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Clearwater, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
42 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took our family on the boat ride to Anclote island, the boat is a Catamaran style with seating for about 50. It has a covered section and open deck area, they serve light snacks and beer for a price. The ride was beautiful, the shells were in abundance and they give you about 30 minutes to fill your bag... More 

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South Royalton, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Must see,the place that started it all. Unbeknownst to most people SpongeORama is the birthplace of SpongeBob Squarepants!! Don't miss the movie, the wonderfully funky displays,some of which I saw when I was a kid in the 50's. Don't miss it and don't forget to buy a silk sponge.Character abounds!

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Quite a novelty to experience the flaming cheese at your table! The cheese was delicious! We were entertained by a strolling musician who played the traditional guitar! The food was copious and well seasoned! Recommend the package of the boat tour and the meal. Time well spent. The souvenirs being sold in the shop at the back were over priced!

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Appleton
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The movie about the sponge industry and history of Tarpon Springs was a good prelude to the cruise. The captain and his first mate did a great job of describing boats in the harbor and sights along the river. We went out to the entry to the Gulf where we disembarked on Anticlote Island for a half hour of shelling.... More 

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