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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd., at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 60007
Phone Number: 727-942-6425
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Great little boat ride, and you can't beat the price. $8 per person, you learn all about the history of Tarpon Springs as the sponge capital of the world, hear what the life of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Mount Dora, Florida
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Mount Dora, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great little boat ride, and you can't beat the price. $8 per person, you learn all about the history of Tarpon Springs as the sponge capital of the world, hear what the life of a sponge diver is like, and during the trip a diver does a live demonstration in a vintage diving suit. Entertaining and informative.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After reading the good reviews we expected a lot more from this experience. It was essentially a waste of our time and money. They did not hardly leave the docks and you could see the "divers" head because he was barely under the water. The whole place was run down and a tourist trap, we will not return to tarpon... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a great time on the boat trip! Very informative and fun . Choose this tour and hope you have the Cajun captain . Great value !

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While in Tarpon Springs, the Sponge Capitol of the World, its an absolute must to take a sponge diving tour. But there are so many its hard to know which one to choose. Well here is a step in the right direction! If you are looking to do a tour this is the one to do! The cost is only... More 

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Sarasota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Several boat tours in Tarpon Springs which is a fun town with Greek and sponge diving history, good shopping and great Greek restaurants. We chose this cruise because it was short-40 minutes-and it was interesting to learn about the heavy dive suits the divers wear and to see the diving demonstrated. There's lots more to see plus a pretty Greek... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have taken this tour a couple of times. I would not repeat the experience if it was not enjoyable. What I like about this is that it is a short cruise- about 40 mins, and the staff are personable and make the cruise enjoyable for all. The cruise is informative and inexpensive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

It felt like we were hardly out of the harbor and the diver goes down for a very short time, brings up one sponge and then we are back at the dock in less than 10 minutes. Narrative is interesting, boat is authentic, watching diver suit up is educational. Almost feels like it's all theatrical. Cost is only $8.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just another boat tour. There are quite a few boat tours along the coast. This one is really not much different. If you are looking to go out on the water and learn a bit of history on the area then definitely worth a try.

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Tecumseh, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just happened that we were across from the dock about 20 minutes before next departure so the four of us bought tickets for $8.00 each. We boarded the old yet comfortably seaworthy boat with about 20 others and were off. We chugged along the working harbour to the mouth of the river as the captain navigated and gave us a... More 

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Orlando
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I read another comment that this was a touristy thing . Well of course it is. It is a fun little ride at a good price for what it is. The crew are usually members of the local Greek sponging community. You get to hear the history of how sponge fishing came to Tarpon Springs. At one point they put... More 

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