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1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa provided by Tampa Water Taxi Company

1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa

1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa
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Tour snapshot
Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Become a bottlenose dolphin expert on a dolphin watching cruise from Tampa Bay. Your boat’s captain takes you to the dolphins' most popular hangouts to see the playful and majestic creatures. Observe mothers and their calves and take photos from as close as 30 feet (10 meters). Along the way, learn about the habits and daily life of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Photograph wildlife from an ideal vantage point
  • Learn all about Atlantic bottle nose dolphins
  • Choose from multiple start times
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Photograph wildlife from an ideal vantage point
  • Learn all about Atlantic bottle nose dolphins
  • Choose from multiple start times
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10654P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Parking in front of building (parking charges apply)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 33602, USA Departure Point: Behind  The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Covid-19 Health operation for our tours. We have lowered the capacity of our vessels from 45 to 15 to allow for social distancing of each group on the boat. Our boats will be sanitized between each departure. ALL guests are required to wear a face covering (nose and mouth) at all times. Boarding will be refused to any guest not wearing a face covering without a refund. We care about your and our staff's health. So Thank You for your cooperation it is appreciated.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Parking in front of building (parking charges apply)
Departure details
  • PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 33602, USA Departure Point: Behind  The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Covid-19 Health operation for our tours. We have lowered the capacity of our vessels from 45 to 15 to allow for social distancing of each group on the boat. Our boats will be sanitized between each departure. ALL guests are required to wear a face covering (nose and mouth) at all times. Boarding will be refused to any guest not wearing a face covering without a refund. We care about your and our staff's health. So Thank You for your cooperation it is appreciated.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 28, 2020
A note from 1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa
guest will be separated into group seating with members of there party
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena
    Tampa, FL 33602, USA
    Departure Point: Behind  The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top
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    Tampa Water Taxi Company
    Stop: 90 minutes
    After boarding your cruise, you'll travel out in the bay to see pods of friendly Atlantic Bottle-nose dolphins. Your captain will bring you to areas where these dolphins spend their day feeding, playing and raising there young. Just outside Tampa's downtown is the nursery for Tampa Bay's dolphin population where mothers and calves frolic the day away. Your guide will explain the daily life and habits of the dolphin on this 1.5-hour cruise. When your guides spot the pods of dolphins, the boat will stop within 30 feet (10 meters) or less as the guides have ways to get them to come right to the boats. Keep your cameras ready as you will see dolphins closer than you ever thought. You will be a master of dolphin spotting by the end of your cruise! After seeing the dolphins you'll head back to to downtown Tampa, cruising the channels and river and learning about the great city of Tampa.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.0
44 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
2
Average
9
Poor
2
Terrible
13

Arnold G
1 contribution
The location of the dock for departure is behind a large building and not marked from the street. The information says look for the blue boat with the yellow top, but it didn't arrive until 15 minutes past the departure. When I called the advertised phone number for directions the man that answered was so rude I hung up and had to ask nearby businesses. I would have canceled but they have a no refund policy. We did see 2 or 3 dolphins fins from a couple of hundred feet away. Big disappointment.
Written February 23, 2022
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luckyteacher
Flushing, NY92 contributions
Captain Mark gave us a great day on the water! First we took the dolphin cruise followed by the historic Tampa Cruise. He gave us much information about the area and pointed out celebrity houses.
Unfortunately, we did not see any dolphins at all. Captain Mark said it was very unusual, perhaps because of Red Tide. We were told that they guarantee their tours so if we are ever in the area again, we can retake the dolphin cruise for free.
It is not his fault, but it was a disappointment not to see any dolphins at all.
Perhaps you will have better luck!
Written August 12, 2021
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Nick M
1 contribution

The actual trip on the boat was great, the lead up was very unorganized. We have been double billed for the trip. We almost did not make the trip because it was extremely difficult to find the boat with no directions. Another boating company finally gave us directions to the correct pier. We expect a refund of our extra billing.
Written June 22, 2021
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Blondie M
3 contributions
First, the boat is nothing, but an old tub! Its an old boat taxi with no toilet facilities.
Captain Larry does a TERRIBLE tour & did not even answer my questions regarding a riverfront restaurant & park after he made such a big deal about asking him questions about local landmarks & restaurants. The moronic jokes r really bad & just unnecessary. Captain Larry also turned his siren on behind a boat that smelled like weed just to scare or irritate the 2 occupants. I did not see any evidence of smoking on the other boat. Captain Larry then launched into a tirade concerning his opinion of weed & its use. I asked him to turn off the siren, but he did not. Really embarrassing & in very poor taste. I DO NOT recommend this tour. I'm calling this company when I get home & asking for a refund!
Written March 1, 2022
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Navigator616874
Endicott, NY1 contribution
Friends
From the first moment on this trip it was a poor experience. Difficult to park. Dock was not marked and boat wasn't there 5 minutes before it was supposed to leave. We wandered around looking for the boat and almost missed it altogether. The guide was rude as we boarded and the boat was very old, small and crowded and the engine gave off diesel fumes over half the people seated. It was a VERY choppy day and the small crowded boat did not feel very seaworthy. Dolphins don't like choppy water so the chances of seeing them was low. And the guide did add on an interesting trip up the river to the city center. But he could have offered more info about dolphins or Tampa's history in the absence of any dolphin sightings. Needless to say we will not be taking him up on an offer of another trip free of charge. We should have gotten off the boat after our first 5 minutes.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jane H
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Friends
I know that the tour guide can’t control nature, but our dolphin sightings were limited and brief. The industrial nature of the shoreline is definitely not attractive. On top of all this, who would predict that the tour guide would smoke a cigarette during our tour.
Written February 17, 2022
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Bill S
1 contribution
The tour was canceled and no one contacted us. We only found out because we called the tour company at the time of the event and no one was there. They told us Tripadvisors was told at 7 am, and they were to contact us that our 2 pm trip was cancelled. We lost a complete afternoon of our 2 day vacation, because it was too late to reschedule another event.
Written January 22, 2022
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CaptLarry
I agree. We must make weather choices on operating for your safety. We make those at 7 am. We inform your ticket supplier of that so they can inform you (they do not give us contact information for you. and they give us a relay system through them only) . We have made issue of this to them many times with no change. We are sorry
Written January 23, 2022
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sam
1 contribution
Captain Larry is an amazing man and tour guide, He has a kind and generous heart and he is so knowledgeable about the Waterfront. My 6 month old daughter enjoyed the boat ride and so did me and my wife. Me and my wife plan on doing this experience again next time we are in Tampa
Written February 26, 2020
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Eric Z
2 contributions
Family
The company cancelled the tour with no notice. We Showed up to the departure site and had to call the company when the boat and captain did not show up. Was advised they cancelled the tour due to inclement weather. It was the most beautiful sunny day. When I called the company the man on the phone was rude and disrespectful when I asked him why the tour was canceled and how a refund would be processed.
Written September 9, 2021
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CaptLarry
We cancel because of weather for your safety, we don't just look over your head but 2 hours ahead of departure time. Now you booked through a online company that DOES NOT give us your contact information (no phone of email). We can only contact you through there email. We informed them at 7am that the tour was cancelled and requested they refund you. They did not relay that message. In you conformation we request that you call to confirm the departure because weather changes quickly in Florida.
Written September 27, 2021
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Amy T
Bridgeport, WV445 contributions
These guys went out of their way to accommodate my elderly father. They helped him board early and ensured that he was comfortable. They pointed out quite a bit of the local points of interest. Lots of dolphins to see on this tour.
Written October 22, 2021
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Claudia M
Claudia M
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History cruise
We were told our trip was canceled due to bad weather. July 26th. We arrived at dock and we were told again trip wa
gara34
gara34
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Boat tour of Tampa
It was a great experience, the tour boat captain was having a good time explaining everything he knew about the Tam
Quest46730
Quest46730
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Waist of money
A decent boat, with proper environment for the passengers,not a dingy little boat when there were at least 20 peopl
484kristanw
484kristanw
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Another way to view the city
Tour guide was great! Only feedback I would give has nothing to do with him. Seating is a tad bit uncomfortable, es
943kennethh
943kennethh
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Great historical tour of the riverine segments of Tampa.
Enjoyed the river boat ride around Tampa. Loved learning the history and seeing the major sites and of course the
LindyLouLouTravels
LindyLouLouTravels
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Awesome Tampa History Cruise
Tampa History Cruise was absolutely fantastic! Our host was so personable, prompt and such a pleasure to learn from
Manuel C
Manuel C
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I would recommend another company
I booked the trip before 7 am in the morning for and afternoon tour and got a confirmation number. My wife and I sh
Stacey P
Stacey P
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Tampa History Cruise
Relaxing educational boat tour of the Tampa Bay area.. Tour guide was articulate, knowledgeable and entertaining.
holiday_florida
holiday_florida
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Rain issue
Had to cancel due to rain but they let us know as soon as they could. Very professional and let me know as soon as
baywaves
baywaves
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Tour cancelled by company phone call at 6 AM
Company cancelled the tour by phone call at 6 AM morning of the tour. No explanations. Weather was beautiful. Au
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A5718QZbarryr
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Informative boat ride about the history of Tampa
Overall my wife and I enjoyed the boat ride and learning about some of the history of the city. The captain was gr
Carole R
Carole R
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Stuck on highway
Was hit with traffic accident on 275 and traffic was at a standstill. By the time we got there the boat was gone a
David R
David R
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A Great History Cruise
A really good experience. It was just what we wanted, a boat ride through Tampa and a great local history lesson. M
alexandramJ3381QY
alexandramJ3381QY
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Terrible Experience
Terrible experience. Tour cancelled with no notice. 7 people with the same experience showed up for no tour. Weathe
179theresak
179theresak
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Tampa’s overview
Great overview of Tampa’s history. You get a different perspective from the water. Very interesting!
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