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“Second time around even better!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Boat Adventures

Island Boat Adventures
260 Madonna Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
+1 727-871-2628
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Second time around even better!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After taking a chance on the boat trip last year and having a great time, we decided to make it a point to do the boat again on our vacation this year. We were not disappointed. Once again, it was a blast and we even brought along some more people to enjoy the fun we had last year. Not only did we see dolphins, but we also found some of the best shells from our vacation. I highly suggest anyone who wants to do some snorkeling and seeing dolphins to take this adventure with the Calypso Cat!

Visited June 2013
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Fordland, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The weather had not been cooperating very well, but Captain & First Mate were awesome. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. Made an unscheduled stop for advanced divers to get the whole boat sand dollars. My kids loved that others shared with them. Loved seeing dolphins and stopping at the island. The water was not ideal for snorkeling due to the weather. Priced very reasonable for the amount of time they took. It is great for families or individuals. Great time!

Visited July 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A must if you're in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

After a recommendation from a co-worker we booked this trip expecting a good snorkeling trip. We took a father's day trip with the kids and were not disappointed. Mike and Betty, what great hosts! We had as much fun on the way there and back as we did in the water. The captain would stop for dolphin sightings which were plentiful. Why go on a dolphin cruise when you get it all on this boat. It is all in the presentation and what a great crew. Plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained along the way. Thanks for the great time and we look forward to visiting you next time we are in Florida. Make sure you have plenty of Cheetos. My boy really enjoyed entertaining the birds.

Visited June 2013
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“This is must when in st. Pete.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a lot of fun. The crew was extremely friendly. The boat and equipment were clean and super nice!

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Excellent! The 5 star reviews are correct!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was a great experience, especially for the price! The workers were all very pleasant and knowledgable. They did everything they could to make it a great experience for everyone. They are not just in it for the money, they let us stay a little longer than planned and when we saw dolphins they would take their time to go back and let people take pictures. I was very impressed with everything. I am glad i did this and would highly recommend this if you are in the area. The island they take you to is awesome, it has history and endangered animals.

Visited June 2013
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