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St. Nicholas Boat Line

693 Dodecanese Blvd., at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 60007
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Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Very reasonable price and very interesting tour but very difficult for anyone with a handicap. Had to leave wheel chair unattended by the rock and try to help my husband up very steep steps. Not much assistance available. Very difficult to get him back down with no assistance offered. It is a shame but very little in Tarpon Springs is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

We trusted the other reviews for this boat line, and were not disappointed. It kept the kids attention, while not being too long where they would get bored. Good price and good value. Would highly recommend.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had been on another tour boat and didnt have the best experience, so the next time we were in the sponge docks we took this little 20 minute tour..it was on an old style sponge boat, and they had the real diver on board to show everyone how it was done. It was a slow boat with a narrator,... More

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venice, Fl
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have been going to Tarpon Springs for years,and finally took the St.Nicholas Boat Line. It was a lot of fun, The diver wears a deep sea diving suit and will answer your questions,and pose for pictures with you. The trip is narrated by an older retired diver,who is very knowledable. We went out on a nice day to about... More

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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went on the 1/2 tour and really enjoyed it. Frank, the sponge diver, was so nice. He was willing to have pictures taken with him and to answer questions.The pilot of the boat was a wealth of information, telling us all about the history of sponge collection, explaining the diver's suit and how much weight the diver carried. He... More

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

We took my 76 yr old mother out with us on this sponge diving boat.. Was very enjoyable and inexpensive.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just a working fishing port, with a nice tourist area adjacent it with many excellent Greek restaurants and souvenir shops. It is a must stop in Tarpon Springs

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Inglis, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

While visiting Tarpon Springs, we decided to take the St Nicholas Boat Line tour. We thought the price, $8/person, was quite reasonable. We were fortunate enough to be on the first tour of the day, so we were able to watch the diver suit up. He uses the kind of equipment that was used back in the 1830's or so... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

best deal ever for $8...Friendly, short, and educational. This is a 30 minute cruise you will learn about the area, boating, and sponges. Frank actually wears an old style dive suit with an air hose for him to breath. He goes underwater and finds a sponge for everyone to see and feel. The crew encourages pictures...

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Murphysboro, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Be sure to take the first trip of the day and you can see the diver get into his gear. He stays dressed for the rest of the day. The diver and crew were very friendly and knowledgable. It is a short trip but interesting.

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