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Half-Day Private Boating On The Black Hurricane Deck Boat! - Clearwater Beach provided by A Boat Day

Half-Day Private Boating On The Black Hurricane Deck Boat! - Clearwater Beach

Half-Day Private Boating On The Black Hurricane Deck Boat! - Clearwater Beach
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Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Enjoy a captain pickup from a choice of waterfront locations
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Swap noisy and crowded group boat trips for a more intimate alternative—a private customized boat tour with just your party and a captain. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to choose from a half-day or full-day tour with a captain to take control of the navigating. Look out for dolphins and local marine life, get the chance to visit pristine beaches, and swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Price is per boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A private tour means you can customize the day
  • Explore secluded barrier islands and beaches on this private boat tour
  • Great for wildlife fans—spot wild dolphins in their natural habitat
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A private tour means you can customize the day
  • Explore secluded barrier islands and beaches on this private boat tour
  • Great for wildlife fans—spot wild dolphins in their natural habitat
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 107314P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private, custom boat tour
  • Dolphin watching
  • Island hopping and anchoring at sand bars
  • Shelling and swimming
  • Cooler with ice and bottled water
  • Life jackets and safety equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting point
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel
  • Entry/Admission - Caladesi Island State Park
Exclusions
  • Captain gratuity
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Once your reservation is complete we will contact you and coordinate the most covenient pickup location. It can be a public or private boat dock, a marina or other waterfront location.
  • Ports:
  • Seminole Boat Ramp, 198 Seminole St, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private, custom boat tour
  • Dolphin watching
  • Island hopping and anchoring at sand bars
  • Shelling and swimming
  • Cooler with ice and bottled water
  • Life jackets and safety equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting point
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel
  • Entry/Admission - Caladesi Island State Park
Exclusions
  • Captain gratuity
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Once your reservation is complete we will contact you and coordinate the most covenient pickup location. It can be a public or private boat dock, a marina or other waterfront location.
  • Ports:
  • Seminole Boat Ramp, 198 Seminole St, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 14, 2022
A note from Half-Day Private Boating On The Black Hurricane Deck Boat! - Clearwater Beach
Our captains will refrain from shaking hands and will maintain distance as possible. Boat is cleaned regularly.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Right Choice Marine
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Caladesi Island State Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Honeymoon Island State Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Three Rooker Island
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 5
    Clearwater Beach
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Traveler551294
2 contributions
Family
We had a wonderful time with Captain Brian! He went above and beyond his duty to ensure our family had a memorable trip. The weather was not the greatest for our boat trip, it was a bit cold and windy, but the Captain made sure we see several dolphins, the different islands and the most beautiful sunset all the while making sure our safety and comfort. It was quite an experience. The company was also very flexible with our time slot so that we can see the spectacular Clearwater‘s sunset 🌅. We would highly recommend this company if you ever need a private chartered boat. Thank you again!
The Dao family
Written February 24, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers! We are very pleased that captain Brian was able to make a not-so-perfect weather day a great one! Glad you had a wonderful time!
Written February 25, 2021
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Ryann S
4 contributions
Family
I found A Boat Day Tours while searching for charter boats for my family and I to experience while in Florida on our vacation. While reading the posted reviews online, it was clear to me that booking with this company was a must. I’m so glad we did as it was the highlight of our trip. It was very easy to book and I received a friendly email reminder before our departure to Florida as well as a courtesy text and phone call from our Captain to confirm our date and time. Captain Dan was our guide and we really lucked out having him. Our group consisted of myself, my husband and our 2 children ages 8 and 4. Captain Dan was outstanding and went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. He was very friendly and kind to our children and took us to great locations to go shelling and swimming. Captain Dan was very professional while also being easy going and informative. I can’t say enough good things about him, he was great!! On our way back we saw a dolphin in the distance and he had us sit in the back of the boat to see if the dolphins would play in the waves he created. This was such a treat as we saw several dolphins emerge from the water and play in the waves. My husband and I were as excited as our kids! I highly recommend booking with this company, it was such a great experience and we will remember it for years to come!
Written June 15, 2021
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376jordanw
Wow thank you for the glowing review! I am glad your experience with us was easy and fun, start to finish! Sounds like a memorable trip with Captain Dan, we are glad you were able to see and do so much with your boat day! We hope you will come back and see us again in the future!
Written June 23, 2021
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Divya Kant
1 contribution
We had such an awesome trip and can’t thank Randy enough for the memorable experience. The boat itself was super clean and comfortable and Randy (and Larry, who was shadowing) were super hospitable. Randy knew all the great spots to go to - particularly the islands that weren’t accessible by car. Most exciting of all, we saw maybe 12 dolphins in total (if not more) and Randy was so good at spotting them and had a trick to make them jump out of the water for us (you really have to see for yourself)!

We had plenty of time on the boat and then spent about 1.5 hours on a sandbar hanging out. All in all it was a perfect boat day and we couldn’t recommend this more!
Written February 12, 2022
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376jordanw
Wow thats a lot of dolphins, so neat that they were jumping. So glad Randy was able to make your boat day so special, and show you all the best areas around Clearwater!
Written February 28, 2022
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Kelley B
Chicago, IL7 contributions
We booked 'A Boat Day' for a private boat tour while we were visiting Clearwater. The whole experience was amazing and I can't recommend this company enough. Captain Marcos was great and went out of his way to ensure we saw Dolphins and Manatees, as well as taking us to a remote island so my kids could collect sea shells.
The Boat was clean and we will definitely book this experience again next time we are in Clearwater.
Written March 12, 2021
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Finding the manatees can be really difficult so it's great to hear the captain Marcos was able to do it. Thank you very much for giving a future travelers to feedback. Hopefully it will help them make a decision about what to do while they're here in Clearwater. Thanks again!
Written March 18, 2021
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Nicole H
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Family
Our family of six went on the four hour tour with Captain Randy and had an amazing experience! Despite the short amount of time we spent on the boat, it was packed with unique experiences that left each of us with our own favorite memory. My mom adored searching for live sand dollars on a remote sand bar, while our dad was fascinated with the boat-only island that left each of us with bags filled to the top with beautiful shells. Us kids, ranging from 19-23, will never be able to forget the packs of dolphins that talented Captain Randy was able to find and get to jump only feet from the wake of his boat, multiple times! We all would have been happy with the fast ride and amazing views, however, seeing around 10 dolphins close up sealed the deal to our already amazing experience.
Our family would be the first to recommend the tour and Captain Randy to any age group looking for an exciting day with lots of new memories. We have even planned our own walking adventure to one of the isolated islands that Captain Randy taught us about on the excursion.
Written August 6, 2020
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Wow! What a really nice review! Thank you for taking so much time to put so many details in it. That would be very helpful to Future Travelers who are trying to decide what to do when they are here on vacation. Thank you again!
Written August 6, 2020
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DJohn6675
Plano, TX6 contributions
Captain Brian was fantastic!! My wife and daughters (9 and 12 years old) are still talking about our wonderful boat ride in Florida and we all agreed that it was by far the highlight of our trip to Clearwater Beach. The morning started off with a questionable weather forecast, but Captain Brian was able to use his experience and radar equipment to keep us safe and in the beautiful sunshine the entire trip. We got to see 15+ dolphins and a manatee all swimming in the wild. My wife even saw a dolphin flipping fish with its tail up to its mouth.

This was an experience we will never forget. We spent much of our time swimming in quiet water near a secluded island and hunting for shells on both the ocean and bay sides of that beach, which were both great. This was a perfect chance to get away from the crowds at Clearwater Beach and we all felt very safe and relaxed the entire time. The boat was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely do this again next time we visit Clearwater. Big thanks to Captain Brian for taking such good care of us!
Written July 14, 2020
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Wow, what a fantastic review! Thank you for providing all the detail for our future travelers. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip and captain Brian. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written July 14, 2020
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Michael C
Galway, Ireland3 contributions
Our captain, Mike, was fantastic. We had a group of six and he took us to several of the barrier islands where we walked along the beach and waded in the shallow bay waters. Mike was attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. We had a perfect time on the water with him and would highly recommend this experience for small family reunions or couples trips.

The only downside had nothing to do with Mike or A Boat A Day - we got picked up at Dunedin Marina and there was an event going on and consequently there was absolutely no parking near the marina. We managed to find a parking garage about a 10 minute walk away. This delayed our start time by about 35-40 minutes.
Written March 5, 2022
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376jordanw
Michael, I am sorry to hear that the parking was difficult, we will look into that is see if we can come up with a better solution for that in the future. We are glad that Mike was able to show you a good time out there on the water. We hope you will come back and see us again in the future!
Written March 24, 2022
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Tate E
Franklin, TN13 contributions
We had such a fun time on the Hurricane deck boat with Captain Randy. We started off dolphin watching. He had the large group of dolphins jumping right behind the boat as it was driving through the bay for like 10 minutes. They were so close you could almost touch them. Next we went shelling and snorkeling at a secluded barrier island. Our boys had such a great time. Randy knows all the best places to go. I'd highly recommend this excursion.
Written June 24, 2021
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376jordanw
Wow thats awesome! I love when the dolphins what to play! Thank you for recommending us :)
Written June 29, 2021
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RedheadMama64
Ankeny, IA9 contributions
Family
This was my favorite thing we did on our Clearwater/Tampa trip. The boat was nice, the captain was awesome. The stops were beautiful We took the 9 am (four hour) tour. The boat was on time and easy to find. The captain called us when he was two minutes out. Clean, nice boat. Perfect size for my husband and I and four nieces and nephews. Adam pointed out things along the shore on the ride, stopped when we saw dolphins, had good music on, didn’t mind when we ate snacks on the boat and took us right up to shore on the beautiful islands. Great shell finding islands. An amazing day. Highly recommend for all ages.
Written August 16, 2021
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376jordanw
We are definitely happy to hear we are your favorite thing you did in the area, what a wonderful compliment! Sounds like an amazing day! Thank you for sharing, we hope you will be back to see us again!
Written August 26, 2021
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Daniela Losada
1 contribution
Family
Everything was perfect, the navigation, the spot at the beach selected by our captain, the captain knowledge and experience. There was a misunderstanding regarding the hours of service booked but this company totally responded in a very professional and ethical way! We will definitely use this company for our boat’s days in the future.The communication before and after our trip was fantastic!
Written April 11, 2022
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376jordanw
So happy to hear that you had a wonderful day out with us! I am glad we were able to resolve the booking misunderstanding for you. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Written April 27, 2022
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Randy was fantastic! Went out of his way to make sure we were happy and got a true Florida experience❤️❤️❤️
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Amazing day in Clearwater!
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Amazing Time with Friends & Family!!
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