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Encounters With Dolphins

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Clearwater, FL, USA
About Encounters With Dolphins
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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Established in 1999, Encounters With Dolphins has been safely providing guests the opportunity to view dolphins, learn about Clearwater and enjoy the sand and sun on Compass Island and maybe even take a dip on the island! We are a veteran owned and operated small business founded on the principal of wanting our guests to have the same experiences we would want to have on our vacation! All of us work tirelessly to ensure that all of our customers have an enjoyable, relaxing time with us!
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Momma linda wrote a review Yesterday
Saskatoon, Canada1 contribution
The boat crew was great, very personable. And of course seeing the dolphins out in their natural environment was amazing!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Kelly C wrote a review Jul 8
Shelby Township, Michigan2 contributions
Captain Jaime and Tia were awesome!! We had a great time. The island was fun, my daughters did the snorkeling. We saw some dolphins. Would definitely recommend
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rpwarf7 wrote a review Jul 8
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Captains Alicia and Brian were great- they made sure we got to see a few dolphins and educated us on the dolphins as well as the highlights of the area. I wish we could have seen more than just the couple of dolphins we saw for a few minutes, but definitely enjoyed both the boat
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Date of experience: July 2020
Annette H wrote a review Jul 7
Largo, Florida9 contributions3 helpful votes
Large covered boat. We saw dolphins on our way out of the bay. We stopped at a little island to walk around and pick up shells. Some people put their swimsuits on and got into the water. There is a bathroom on the boat. There was enough space between people so it was no
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Bernadine H wrote a review Jul 6
Eustis, Florida5 contributions
Have been on this tour before and loved it, the captains were very informative and funny!!! This last trip we did the sunset cruise at 7pm which was our first time doing the sunset and was disappointed because we didn't go in the gulf and see the sunset we watch it from shell
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Date of experience: July 2020