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“A superb adventure, great friendly staff, variety of things to do and see...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Boat Adventures

Island Boat Adventures
6800 Sushine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
727-871-2628
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent island just a few miles off shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the lovely Gulf of Mexico. Accessible only by boat. Egmont Key is the GEM of the Bay Area and a Florida State Park. It is not to be missed on your vacation. Egmont Key's history dates back to the 1800's during the Spanish / American War era. Call and book your trip today for a truly memorable vacation experience and a fantastic day of Adventure and Excitement you will not soon forget. Just a few of the sights you may experience on your journey are pods of wild Bottlenosed Dolphins playing in their natural habitat, or a huge manatee gracefully swimming along side of the boat, stingrays, rolling Tarpon, numerous native birds, Gopher Tortoises, the Egmont Key Lighthouse, the soldier cemetary, and the ruins of old Fort Dade. It is our goal to provide a fun, affordable, memorable vacation experience in a safe environment that the whole family can enjoy. Call today for reservations.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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“A superb adventure, great friendly staff, variety of things to do and see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Super friendly and knowledgable staff really make the trip nice and relaxed

a mix of boating, seeing sealife (dolphins, sting rays and maybe more) plus some snorkling if you fancy, equipment is provided, complimentary drinks but you can take your own coolbox of drinks/snacks if you want.

Stop off at Edmonton islnad (not much in the way of facilities there so take some snacks/drinks)

Happy to recommend

Visited November 2011
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“Relaxing, educational, beautiful, adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

We were visiting the Tampa/St. Pete area and really wanted to go snorkeling. I contacted Betty and she booked us on a catamaran boat that travels to Egmont Key right away. She was really helpful and accomodating. Captain Hans and his first mate (can't remember his name now!) were both really laid back and nice. They played island tunes the whole ride out to the key. Unfortunately, the water was a bit murky so there wasn't much to see, but he did slow down several times during the ride out so we could see dolphins!! The Key itself is pretty cool with old Spanish-American war ruins and forts. The beach was gorgeous and there was an abundance of shells too. You bring your own lunch and alcohol (if you want) on the boat with you. They provide sodas and waters. There is a bathroom on board. It was $50 for the trip and totally worth it!! And, there is a free shuttle that will pick you up at your hotel, great bonus as we were staying about 30 minutes away from the dock.

Visited September 2011
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
We are so glad that you had a great time! We are also thrilled that you thought the trip was worth $50! The price is only $37 for Adults, $25 for children (4-12), and 3 & under are free. The price includes all your snorkeling gear (mask,snorkel, and fins), bottled water, and soda. We hope to see you again real soon! Thanks for the great review, Capt. Betty
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Tampa, Florida
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“Cannot wait to go back! What an awesome trip and so much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Wish I had known about Island Boat Adventures before! The trip so was interesting, educational and fun! Don't miss this one folks! You will love it!

Visited June 2011
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Excellent Egmont Key experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

What a wonderful trip. Betty was very helpful when making arrangements and provided us with superior customer service. This boat was a 2010 model and very clean and comfortable. The departure location was easy to find and conveniently located off 275.

So much fun! We will definitely be back soon.

Visited October 2011
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Palm Harbor
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“Island Boat Adventures ROCKS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Great people, great sites to see, great fun in the water...doesn't get any better than that! The captain and crew are magnifico...you WILL have fun!

Visited August 2011
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