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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the worlds finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek... more » Owner description: The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the worlds finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek Restaurants, Markets, and Bakeries in the Country. « less
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Vero Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours at the Sponge Docks on a hot July day. They had a lot of cute shops to stop in, wish it wasn't so hot because we would've stayed longer. We did go into the Aquarium, which my girls enjoyed (ages 9 & 10), it only took us an hour to walk through, but it... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

See a Traditional sponge diver with heavy metal HELMET and dry suit dive for sponges from a 45' boat that you are on with him! Plus tons of restaurants, bars, shops and other types of boat rides!

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Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a great way to fill a rainy vacation day. The town is full of history, interesting shop owners, great food and just a fun time. We have visited Tarpon Springs Docks twice now. It is a fun filled day.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have lived in the area for many years and had heard good things about Tarpon Springs. I took family there for the day to check out the sponge docks, eat some Greek food, and take a boat tour. I was a bit disappointed overall. The area is kind of run-down. It felt more like a spring break tourist spot... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We highly advise this for all kids join any of the tours and see so many thing fish or crab all is great. Fun sleepy little town area and so much fun to shop. All hotel are priced excellent and it was one of the best experiences for our kids we could have spent our whole vacation there and been... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Odyssey boat cruise was a wonderful time! Dolphins were flipping out of the water, kids got to collect shells at island stop and get ice cream from a mobile ice cream boat! It was fun and educational! Highly recommend!!!

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forty fort
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

we went here on a day trip went on a sight seeing cruise and shell finding trip it was very fun the town is cool all kinds of little shops great Greek food on every corner nice sponge museum and shops as that's what this town is known for

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Lake Butler
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A very interesting place to visit. Many shops & Greek restaurants on both sides of the main drag; some shops have items imported from Greece for sale. Found a parking lot for $2 for all day; my wife & I took our time strolling both sides of the street. There are boat rides here, too. For a different type of... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A trip to Tarpon Springs is not complete without a stroll on the Sponge Docks. Lined with working boats as well as tourist day/hour trip boats it is scenic and seems authentic while remaining delightfully touristy. There are places to buy sponges, shells and tee shirts and to visit an aquarium and lots of restaurants where you can enjoy some... More

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Hudson, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tarpon Springs docks takes you a foreign company without leaving the US Quaint shops Greek food. Boat rides. and Sponging demonstation boat. easy to spend 3 or 4 days here

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