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“Super!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Ferry of St Pete

Island Ferry of St Pete
300 Second Avenue N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
+1 727-742-2277
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Owner description: We offer semi-private boat tours to Shell Key, Egmont Key, Anna Maria Island, and more. We also do dolphin tours and sunset tours. We serve tourists and residents of downtown St Petersburg and the surrounding areas. Our water limos are comfortable and inviting. Adult cocktails are welcome on board, as are other food and drink. All departures are from the St Petersburg Municipal Marina.
Ottawa, Ontario
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“Super!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Four of us took the Island Ferry pontoon boat out of the marina in downtown St. Petersburg. We were the only ones booked for that time, so we had the boat to ourselves with a "private" tour from Sebastian. Both he and Susan were friendly and well informed about the area and the wildlife we were lucky enough to see. While still in the harbour area, a family of 6 or 7 manatees entertained us for about 10 minutes right beside the boat, rolling around in the water and smacking their tails as they played. Although we also saw some dolphins on the tour, these gentle creatures and their funny antics were the highlight of our day. The boat is indeed like a floating limousine and we were impressed by how sparkling clean it was -- pride of ownership! We highly recommend taking a relaxing tour on this beautiful boat!

Visited April 2014
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“Gentle passage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My family took the Island Ferry to bid a farewell to our parents, who loved the ocean. Sebastian went out of his way to be considerate to us, and provided a gentle, comfortable and beautiful sunset voyage for us all. Thank you.

Visited February 2014
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SebastianF1963, General Manager at Island Ferry of St Pete, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. It's always our privilege to help families say their last goodbyes to a loved one.
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Charlotte
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“Beautiful trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a delightful day! The sailing was regatta was in the bay and although it was a little chilly-we had a great. Put it on the lineup for a day in St. Pete!

Visited February 2014
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Kimball, Minnesota
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“Relaxing & siteful ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We highly recommend this dolphin boat ride. Our family of 4 were the only ones on this ride and we had an awesome time. The captain & first mate were very nice and told us lots of history of the area and info on dolphins. We saw many dolphins, they stopped when we saw some & waited for them to surface again & they even swam around & under our boat. They also dropped us off on Key Island & let us walk around for a while to shell collect. Great time! Will do again if we get back to St Pete.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Spectacular perspective of the beatiful St. Pete Beach and pass-a-grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Taking a cruise on the island ferry is really one of the BEST things you can do in this area. Whether you are vacationing with a family with kids of all ages (yes, even babies), or a couple on their honey moon The Island Ferry is definitely something to put on your itinerary.
my brother and I were lookignnfor something cool to do during our last day in St. Petersburg. We went to Pass_a_grill and boarded the beautiful island ferry for a dolphin cruise! We were so excited! Usually dolphins excersions can cost about $100 per person but the island ferry was extremely affordable. Captain and owner was so helpful and informative. He and his crew were top notch when it ame to customer service. You feel safe and taken care of. On our way to where the dolphins are we were given a very informative tour of everything we saw during the ride (even Mel Gibsons house). When we reached more open water almost instatly we were seeing dolphins swimming all around us. As they moved we followed. They even swam under the boat. It was so cool!

The sunset cruise had a different vibe. Beautiful untainted view of a perfect sunset in a calm and beautiful setting. This is definitely a time to pull out the chocolate and wine. :)

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Visited December 2013
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