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Spongorama's Cruise Lines

510 Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 943-2164
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Ranked #16 of 18 Activities in Tarpon Springs
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The Spongeorama Cruiselines Dolphin Encounter Beach Cruise is a fun, educational, and relaxing sightseeing cruise. You will see many different types... more »
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

So again I made the most stupid mistake of not reading trip adviser before we took this boat. We took the boat ride on 10/09/2014 They tried to sell us on some dining package, we declined. So, immediately we notice the rude, snippy attitudes, because we opted out of the dining package. Then we noticed two employees arguing, using profanity... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took the Spongeorama Cruise line dolphin tour. They are the only Tarpon Springs sightseeing cruise line that allows you to park your car, take a beautiful and relaxing sightseeing cruise and includes a meal too! The captain was wonderful and we got to enjoy seeing the Historic Anclote Lighthouse, and other Tarpon Springs historic sites as we cruised down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Took the Spongeorama Sunset Cruise and it was beautiful. Saw lots of dolphins and some turtles.. Also had a great view of a lovely sunset. The cruise had nice cold beer too! Will definitely be doing this again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

No good at all save your money and skip this place Very poor service Rude very pushy staff Our boat over an hour late and the trip was terrible. Might as well ride a crowded16 foot john boat.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked this company in the past for our group and I assumed we would have the same pleasant experience. That was not the case. The manager/owner was obnoxious on the phone with me interrupting me several times. On the day of the cruise when I called to confirm, she kept trying to over bill me by pressuring me to... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took the sunset cruise with family & friends. Poor customer service, not very friendly. Boat was crowded. There wasn't much narration along the way. I would not recommend.

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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This tour took us out to the barrier island where we stopped and were able to get off the boat for 30 minutes. The highlight of the trip were the dolphins we saw as we arrived at the island. The captain took the time to drive the dolphins to get them to play in our wake. The crew was friendly... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First of all, let me say that I did my research online before booking this 2-hour tour! I then placed my call to this establishment and spoke to two different women before I actually booked our reservation. Both women were very kind and we didn't have any problems - with our group of 10 she even gave us a $2/pp... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My family went on this cruise. Many of the personnel working here are rude. The captain is the only one who seemed nice and the cruise was semi informative. Just a heads up- they do ask for a tip at the end of the cruise by holding out a tip jar as you go by. They have a bar on... More

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Naomi K, Manager at Spongorama's Cruise Lines, responded to this review

Please note that our boat is certified by the US Coast Guard to carry 49 people. It is not possible to oversell the boat. You are correct that not all seats are under a covered area. Anyone planning on going out on a boat should expect and plan for exposure to the sun. Our beach excursion cruise stops on the... More

Elmira, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Yesterday my father placed a reservation for this cruise line by mistake (was supposed to make a reservation for Sun Line Cruises). When he realized his error, the woman working the desk refused to not charge his debit card for 6 people. After the rest of our party arrived, we spoke with the woman and she finally agreed to not... More

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