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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd., Slip 5, Clearwater, FL 33767
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+1 727-442-7433
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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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Good Boat Tour

We had taken this boat tour before and I can truly say that it was enjoyable again. The staff is great. The sunset was really awesome. We have went several times and they use to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brenda W
Richmond, Indiana
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Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had taken this boat tour before and I can truly say that it was enjoyable again. The staff is great. The sunset was really awesome. We have went several times and they use to give us free beverages and a free parking pass which they don't do anymore. We know that they have expenses. The only thing we didn't... More 

Thank Brenda W
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a fun cruise, great price, great drinks! We saw dolphins, enjoyed the narrative of the area and the scenery. It was the perfect amount of time. I'd gladly do this again with out of town visitors or just by ourselves. It was great.

Thank YoohooSuzy
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a mid day cruise on New Years day. Was a bit worried it would be a "Rah Rah-Get everyone up dancing!!" type cruise when they had everyone wear name badges. I have no problem with this type atmosphere, but was just looking for something quiet on this New Years day. Indeed it was relaxing! Boat was run by... More 

Thank Jim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had used Tropics for the past NYE cruise, and very much enjoyed it. The cruise starts out promptly at 10pm and lazily cruises Clearwater Harbor then they make their way out to Clearwater Pass to watch the fireworks...front and center. Was a bit disappointed to find that the beverages and snacks were NOT included in the $40.00/pp fee this... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the boat ride out of Clearwater with my sister and granddaughter. The crew is great and very friendly. It was a nice way to spend a few hours and even see a few Dolphins.

Thank Marleen B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on this boat several time and at different times of the day. Each time provides a unique experience. We did the trip during the day and the sunset cruise. A lot of fun no matter time of day. There crew want you to have fun and will provide narratives of some of the sites we pass to... More 

Thank Tracy L
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun staff. They tried to entertain the whole time. Knowledgeable about the sea life in the area. The sunset from the gulf was breathtaking. Wonderful picture opportunities. Got rather chilly up top after the sun set. Great experience overall. Parking at the dock is 30 minutes so go to the tropical boat tours booth and you can get a... More 

1 Thank mpbspt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The crew were great. Informative, funny, helpful. Problem is the small children. They should have separate tours for adults only. It was ruined by obnoxious children and the adults that allowed their bad behavior.

1 Thank Debbie T
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I've been on 5 other Tropics Boat tours from Clearwater. This one was great fun. The staff, Eric and Collene did a great job.

1 Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Just enjoyed a beautiful evening on Tropics Boat, sunset was beautiful, waters calm, guide very knowledgeable. Well worth the time!

Thank Jean M

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