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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
Phone Number: +1 727 466 0375
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's...

Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's harbor. Enjoy a relaxing ride while you learn about our abundant wildlife, and view the area's dolphins in their natural environment. Every trip stops at Compass Island where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel and the kids can even hunt for treasure! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed*. Excursions depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina multiple times every day. Spend an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes with our highly trained crew in the Clearwater Harbor on board our 40 foot Coast Guard inspected excursion boat. For twenty to thirty minutes during your trip, the boat will stop at Compass Island where you will have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells, swim, snorkel (gear is provided) and enjoy the island. Our boats are available for charter as well. If you're looking for something more intimate with friends and family on the water we can accommodate. We have done weddings, rehearsal dinner socials, proposals, birthday parties, bachelor parties, anniversaries, school and church groups and family reunions.

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They did not know if they were going to go out or not due to winds. When they decided to go they called me and let me know. We saw a bunch of dolphins and got to go to a nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Joshua D
Dakar, Senegal
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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They did not know if they were going to go out or not due to winds. When they decided to go they called me and let me know. We saw a bunch of dolphins and got to go to a nice little island. Sunset or late is my suggestion. Not expensive at 21 dollars a person. Thx Encounters!

Thank Joshua D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the greatest family trip on the boat and just loved it - we highly recommend. Again and again we were surrounded by dolphins. Enjoyed the stop on a little island with golddigging for the kids (age 4 and 7) and a little swim (you cant see anything snorkling) Great crew and nice with a little and affordable snackbar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the Encounter with Dolphins cruise one morning out of dock #25. Only a few people on the boat so it was nice to be able to move around. The captain was knowledgeable on the different mansions dotting the coastal waterway and pointing out dolphins that were swimming about. We stopped at a small island for approx. 20 minutes and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

what a great little boat ride, we not only got to see dolphins but we also got a little tour around and heard some great little tidbits of info on places around clearwater or in Clearwater. This was also one of the much more affordable things to do in the area. They also stopped at a small island to pick... More 

Thank Tratha M
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We saw no dolphins on our trip. I would suggest asking the trip organizers and staff if they had seen trip organizers and staff if they had seen dolphins at anytime during the day if you go later on in the afternoon before you pay the 20 bucks or so to go on this trip. I did not pay to... More 

Thank brenda d
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

the ride is fun for family took many trips many times didn't see dolphins nor manatees but if you have a deal you can go for a nice boat ride

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This boat got very good service on board and there is an 99% certainty you got to see Dolphins on the trip. I recommend it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The boat rides great fun and the crew are top geezers, but there wasn't one dolphin spotted. We stopped at an island for a lovely evening swim but it was advertised as a guaranteed dolphin trip. The guys did offer is a free return so I guess that's fair. But we fly tomorrow.....

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Super fun time! The captain is funny and shared lots of good info about the area. The first mate was helpful in pointing out types of shells at the beach when the boat stopped. They even give out fake coins for the kids to 'find' buried treasure on the beach. Fun time!

Thank STiner3
Oswego, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This tour was just OK. The crew was 1/2 late in getting the tour started. Crew was pretty unprofessional. You do see Dolphins, but at quite a distance. We saw closer dolphin looks at Pier 60. Snorkeling stinks, but the island is great for shelling.

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