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Address: Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727-442-7433

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Sunset cruise

Nice trip, and the people that work on the boats were exceptionally nice. They do their best to find Dolphins for you but on my experience they come out of the water and go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
Lisa J
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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nice trip, and the people that work on the boats were exceptionally nice. They do their best to find Dolphins for you but on my experience they come out of the water and go back in so fast it's difficult to get a picture. They do take you on a island to collect shells. That will be luck if the... More 

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1 Thank Lisa J
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited Clearwater for the day and took this little trip. Crew were friendly and we saw three dolphins up close. Good commentary of the people who live in the houses that surround the bay. Time to hunt for shells on a little island and collect some to bring home!! 🐬👍🏻

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Our family had a great tour. It was amazing to see the dolphins in the wild! It was a cool day, but we were given blankets to keep warm. Our daughters even got to steer the sail boat.

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Thank DByma
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Expecting to see Dolphins up close. Found two small groups. Then went to an island. Very picked over not much there. Really rated low. Actually just a boat ride.

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1 Thank Lori C
Lower Sackville, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was one of the best short (90-110 minute) trips we have ever taken. Fantastic crew (Captain Bill & Mate John) and we saw probably 10 or 12 dolphins. For once I had to much lens for my camera as the dolphins where within feet of the boat. Wear water shoes or sandals for the trip to the island.

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2 Thank Bad_driver98
Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent tour, three dolphins tagged along in our wake. Best boat to have as closer to the water meaning closer to the dolphins. $21 adults $17 child for 1 hour tour.

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3 Thank Pinknpurple
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We paid $16 each for the dolphin cruise, the Captain (Eli) was a great host as was his 'first mate'. We saw many dolphins both on the way to the island and on the way back. The boat paired up with the 'Little Toot' and travelled at speed side by side, the dolphins jumped up behind the boats in the... More 

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9 Thank William G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

being able to see dolphins ... in their habitat... free... and also see the first baby of the season was awesome

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2 Thank clafer
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

What a great trip , after just 15 minutes we had dophins swimming along side the boat . As the boat is quite small & low compared to others you got a real close view of the dophins . Would recommend this tour the crew were great too!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

we didnt get to see any dolphins but enjoyed the boat trip to shell island. it was worth not seeing dolphins just to go there. we were offered a free trip to see dolphins but we were going home the next day.

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