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St. Nicholas VI Sponge Boat

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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727-937-5417
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Fun and educational

Excellent value, as well as fun and educational. 4 crew members took us on a 40 minute journey. As we travelled, we were educated about the history of the area including its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carl S
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value, as well as fun and educational. 4 crew members took us on a 40 minute journey. As we travelled, we were educated about the history of the area including its Greek culture, and especially about the spongefishing history. One of the crew members, Max, used a vintage helmet and diving suit to drop to bottom and retrieve a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Spend a delightful 40 minutes cruising along the waterway after strolling down the main street of this delightful little area of old Tarpon Springs. Learn how sponges came to be & take advantage of 10% off at the great little 'seaside' restaurant right next door. OPA! What a great deal all round for just a $8 ride ($7 for seniors!).... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great fun for a small price. We went on this boat because it was a short trip 35 to 40 minutes and cost only 8.00. There were three staff on board, the captain, the diver and our guide. All three were very personable and all about customer service. They made the trip fun, interesting and you learned about the different... More 

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Thank westmont60559
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I was a little hesitant about this little 40 minute tour, but to my great surprise, it turned out fantastic! It was rather inexpensive and extremely educational. I would highly recommend this tour before you tour all the shops. It gives you a great understanding of what the town is all about!

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Thank Rita S
Salem, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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2 Thank SusanfromNH
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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5 Thank Andree1974
West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank KRM826
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

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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6 Thank Jen P
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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1 Thank Dorothy B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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