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St. Nicholas Boat Line

693 Dodecanese Blvd., at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 60007
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Venice, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our monthly Florida outing took us last week to Tarpon Springs. Since we had read the reviews on tripadvisor about this boat-trip, we were eager to take in that excursion. It was around 11:30AM when the boat finally left the dock. The gentleman on the microphone kept us entertained and told us a lot about the history of the Greek... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took this boat trip and could not have been happier! The crew was nice, the guide was funny and informative. The diver was accomodating with pictures. The trip was only 40 mins or so which is perfect when you don't have a lot of time to spend. It was also about the perfect lenght for my son. The diver... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Called a week ahead of time. Was told the first boat of the day goes out around 11am - didn't need a reservation. Was there on a Monday around 10:30am (it took 45 minutes to get there from where we were staying). There was a very faded sign in front of a table where a man was selling tickets. When... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

No frills but very enjoyable. Inexpensive, educational, and entertaining. Bring cash for tipping the diver, captain, and crew. Twelve year old daughter enjoyed it, as well.

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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