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Spongeorama

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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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Touristy, but interesting shops and good Greek restaurants.

Boat trip for sponges is ok but intersting if you enjoy the water and how old world dived for sponges. Lots of touristy shops but better clothing apparel shops in the mall area... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Sharron K
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Spring Hill, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Boat trip for sponges is ok but intersting if you enjoy the water and how old world dived for sponges. Lots of touristy shops but better clothing apparel shops in the mall area center of SpongeDocks. Great desserts at Hella's Bakery.

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Graytown, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We took the dolphin beach cruise. The boat took us out to the island and let us off to go shelling. After that we went looking for the dolphins and the boat captain went out of his way to find some for everyone to see. The crew was very nice and took time to make sure everyone was satisfied with... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are looking for a fun-filled cruise, then stay clear of Spongeorama Cruise Lines. We took the cruise on 2/23/2015 only to be completely disappointed and shocked because of dense fog that was known by the Captain. We could not see anything but the occasional buoy and/or small boat that passed close by. There was no forewarning until we... More 

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Coram, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It kind of reminded me of some of the disreputable places in old Times Square, NY. It had that skeevy feel to it and you felt like you needed a shower after going through it. The grainy films and dirty, amateurish dioramas were kind of interesting if, you could get past the dirty feel of the place. They have something... More 

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Melrose, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Located down a small alley, this gift shop/sponge movie/museum could use a mini-face lift...BUT the movie tells a very good story about the sponge industry here in Tarpon Springs. The age of the movie adds to the history. Upon exiting the movie, there are many historic displays behind glass cases...these need a great deal of TLC. The artifacts need to... More 

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Florida Keys
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Signs and barkers direct visitors to a "free show on sponge-diving history" - which is in reality a dated, poorly-transferred infomercial (with an equally grainy documentary at the end) in a storeroom with plank benches they call a "theater". As a museum professional who also LOVES kitschy roadside attractions and "tourist traps", I found the condition of the "museum" into... More 

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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Went on the dolphin/sunset cruise and had a nice time. We saw a few Dolphins, but just briefly. We've seen more Dolphins walking the beach at Honeymoon Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family and i had a really enjoyable cruise, they really went out of their way to show us dolphins.

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Berkshires
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

for thousands of years, men have harvested sponges. The US sponge industry started less than 200 years ago. The Spongeorama has aspects that seem also from that era but hang with it. It has some really interesting information and the now somewhat dated presentation really adds to its charms. See it for what it is and you will love it.

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Trier, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great and informative movie about sponge diving and sponges. Great selection of sponges and other touristy stuff BUT you can find the same stuff in other stores at cheaper prices.

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