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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727-937-5417
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Well done! Interesting and great value.

Fully agree with review that tour was informative, great value and perfect length. Frank, the diver, explained every step of suiting up and diving, as well as short history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Salem, New Hampshire
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Salem, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fully agree with review that tour was informative, great value and perfect length. Frank, the diver, explained every step of suiting up and diving, as well as short history of sponge trade in Tarpon Springs. Seemed to enjoy answering my numerous questions. Recommend for every age group.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was a lot of fun, this amazing history was narrated by a retired sponge diver who actually sailed the St-Nicholas, the original one (this one is a replica). The man who sold the ticket said he was one of the extras in the 1953 movie " Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" filmed in Tarpon Springs. The diver was a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I planned to take this Sponge boat tour on local friends recommendations with family visiting from out of town. I will NOT and recommend that you don't ever support this tour. We walked buy as we were shopping earlier to do tour possibly later. Not sure if it was the owners or just on street worker/vendor of boat. However i... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tour was very informative, great value, and perfect length. We got a history of sponges and Tarpon Springs. Diver did a demonstration putting on gear and going down to pull out a live sponge. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My ten-year-old son said it was fun and my 16 year old daughter "loved it." Just long enough to give us entertaining information. The crew were all very nice and welcoming. Our diver, Frank, posed for pictures and answered all of our questions. Great time with deals on sponges after the tour. I would go again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our captain, diver and crew were amazing! Fun, quick little trip with history on the area, diving, and sponge harvesting. Our children enjoyed it and we learned a lot while having fun!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

While at the sponge docks you must do the sponge boat trip. It only takes about 30 minutes and the fare was reasonable too. I think we paid $8 per person. The guide gives you a history of the sponge trade in the area. Also, a diver will suit up and dive down to get a sponge from the river... More 

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Odessa,FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We live in Florida and entertain lots of guests from out of state. Not everyone loves amusement parks! We generally do the beach, seafood places, things in Tampa and other spots nearby. Funny but after everything is said and done, EVERYONE remembers the sponge boat day as being one of the best. It's very informative and unique. Be sure to... More 

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Missouri
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We wanted to take a boat ride and learn about sponge diving in Tarpon Springs, FL. We found St. Nicholas tour, paid our $8, waited for the next tour and hopped on board. The tour is short. The narrator knew his material and we got the exact tour we were hoping to experience. We got what we paid for and... More 

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Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Boat is old, tour is short, and not really worth the money. Took us in the river, turned around and wow that was the tour. Not recommended. Just taking your money.

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