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St. Nicholas Boat Line

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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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We had a wonderful time in Tarpon Springs. A great boat ride and experience for the kids to see someone in the original Greek diving suits go down and get a sponge. The crew was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bethpage, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've been on this boat tour before about 5 years ago, it was exactly the same. It was cute for kiss as they give you the history of the sponge docks and have a diver who gears up and goes overboard and finds a sponge. Boat doesn't go out very far and honestly, the diver didn't seem to be too... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a wonderful time in Tarpon Springs. A great boat ride and experience for the kids to see someone in the original Greek diving suits go down and get a sponge. The crew was EXCELLENT! It was Max's first day diving and he was great with the kids. Definetly the Boat to ride if you want to take in... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While visiting Tarpon Springs, took a side adventure boat ride on the Anclote River to see how sponge diving is accomplished. What your paying $10 pp for is a short boat ride, introduction and informative talk, by the Captain, on sponge diving, and a live demonstration, by a hard hat diver, on diving for sponges. It's fun, informative, cheap, and... More 

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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Cost about $30 to take the family on a very short boat ride away from the docks (not into the gulf, nor anywhere even close) to watch a diver go overboard in an old timey diving suit. The diver was friendly and informative, it was a neat demonstration, and I'm glad to have done it...but I don't think we'll do... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This short boat tour gives you a glimpse into the Sponge Capital of the World and the Greek sponge diving trade of old - on the way out you'll pass a fleet of tirhandils, traditional Greek boats for sponge divers. The Captain is informative about the various types of sponges and the sponge industry. The hard hat diver is very... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Considered the larger boat but glad we chose this shorter trip with the diver demonstration. Perfect

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Jumped on the last boat of the day on a whim with our 12 yr old grandson. Frank, the diver, was very informative and friendly. Learned some interesting facts regarding sponge diving and the industry....very pleasant experience.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great deal for our money. My husband and I paid $8 each, and our boys were free. The trip was short, but very informative. My sons, 9 & 6, enjoyed watching the diver suit up and harvest a sponge. The diver posed for pictures with everyone that stopped him. They do offer a stack of postcards, and at $1 we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

30-40 minute boat ride where we got to see a real diver in an old fashioned diving suit dive for sponges. He shared the history, types of sponges etc. We got to take pictures with the diver and feel a live sponge. fun & informative and a definite must do!

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As noted in several reviews....a very inexpensive and timely way (45 minutes) to learn about the history of sponging in Tarpon Springs. We sat in the front of the boat and spoke with the diver (Frank) for several minutes during the boat ride. He was very personable and great with the kids who were on the boat. Tips were appreciated... More 

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