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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip 5, Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
Phone Number: +1 727-442-7433
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We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable...

We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable experience aboard our newly remodeled tropical-themed, double-decker catamaran. Our vessel accommodates up to 125 passengers and the two decks allow you the option to sail in the sunshine and open air on the top deck or relax in the shade on the lower level. We are proud to offer boat tours which include guaranteed dolphin sightings, children's activities and complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine - all while sailing the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to hosting you aboard "The Tropics" and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. And remember that all our cruises include complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. You may also purchase your favorite cocktails, frozen drinks or snacks from our full service bar.

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$27*
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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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Sunset Cruise from Clearwater

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We had a great time but only 2 dolphins. Crew was nice, funny and the boat very clean. We were given a free trip next time we were down since we really didn't see many dolphins... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bjmoyer21
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Cheektowaga, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw a lot of dolphins and had a great time! The crew was great! They were courteous, attentive, and funny. No one drank too much... all the passengers were calm and well behaved. There were several young kids (ages 4-8) and the crew taught them about dolphins and the boat. All the kids received certificates at the end of... More 

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Thank Tinuviel17
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time but only 2 dolphins. Crew was nice, funny and the boat very clean. We were given a free trip next time we were down since we really didn't see many dolphins. Very nice gesture. Parking is a pain though in that area. Give yourself plenty of time to park.

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Thank Bjmoyer21
The Villages, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great experience for young and old. The children had a special 15 minute program to identity the local wild life and the captain pointed out every time a dolphin pod surfaced.

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Thank Susan S
Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beachopoly Scavenger Hunt. Over all I had an enjoyable time. I would have appreciated a little information prior to the day of the hunt. First being that we would be required to use Instagram. I do not have an Instagram account, so had to download one and learn how to use it rather quickly. Not all of the Tropic Boat... More 

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Thank Cheryl C
Chillicothe, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought this tour on Groupon and boy were we pleased! Great tour and guides and saw lots of dolphins! Loved it so much, we signed up for the sunset cruise the same night!

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Thank Matt F
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a great value on Groupon for the cruise. Staff was very nice and helpful! Great unlimited drink packages . Boat was clean and they had great music!

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Thank shenn11
New York City, New York
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191 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice way to relax and enjoy a two hour guided tour while looking for Dolphins. Pleasant crew and a skillful captain is the icing on the cake. Don't worry if no dolphins are spotted , you get to do it again on another day free of charge. You have to do it at least once during your stay.

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1 Thank Atheyrn
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take my parents on a cruise to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. I used a groupon and it was so easy to book! I even had to add my two children (ages 9 & 7). We did the sunset champagne toast - which was perfect for our family's needs. We all had a great time, the scenery... More 

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Camille H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropics Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Megan. Those pictures are magnificent! Hope to see on board again soon :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kuddos to the boat staff at the Tropics. They know how to make the cruise fun ! The kids loved to see the dolphins, and we enjoyed everything. Very good reservation system and excellent organization. True vacation ! Worth every penny.

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Thank Philippe B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sit upstairs if possible! Beautiful view, tour was fun and worth it. Drinks (bar) are available upstairs and downstairs, and they are cheaper before the cruise actually starts. Crew was friendly. We seen only one dolphin, however this was the sunset cruise and not the dolphin exploration.

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1 Thank ronicac563
Camille H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropics Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, Ronica. So glad you enjoyed your time with us on the Gulf of Mexico :) Your pictures are very pretty! May we use them for our Social Media Channels? Thanks again! More 

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