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Encounters With Dolphins

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Encounters With Dolphins
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
+1 727-466-0375
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw dolphins, but it was very windy and the island was small. It was cool to see the dolphins but the rest of the trip was just so-so. Inexpensive compared to some of the rest so that was a plus.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trevorb12784
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! I'm a frequent passenger and I'm never disappointed. Amazing value, great captain & 1st Mate, & super sweet customer ticket/souvenir sales person. 90+ minutes of fun, a little coastal history lesson and those angels of the sea; dolphins in their natural habitat. Thank...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on line and arrived about 50 minutes before departure, the lady was clear but not rude that if I lost the tickets she couldn’t be able to reprint them. She was very helpful for information and we had time for a drink before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

These guys are fantastic and the only ones we know of that will give you another ride if you don’t see dolphins on your tour. We did and it was amazing to see mom and baby. We did the 5 pm tour and got to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Freedom204342
Reviewed October 19, 2018

My husband and I went on this dolphin tour and had a nice time. We got to see some dolphins and get on a little island and explore. The island is a very, very tiny island, but you can walk out into the water and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Misty R
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

In full disclosure, we did not have the opportunity to take this tour. We were at their outside kiosk looking at details and it started to pour outside. We were huddling under their tiki hut style umbrella trying to stay somewhat dry. The lady working...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalTrekkers
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We saw a few dolphins are a distance, no dolphins swimming along side of boat like on the ads. Unable to even get a photo. The island was TINY!!!!! You could walk around it in way less than a minute. As for shell collecting, forget...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dwipeone
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I totally enjoyed my first ever ride on a boat with dolphins!! Absolutely safe and enjoyable time, awesome crew!! Never been on a cruise before made my day! Definitely suggest to come visit and enjoy a breathtaking trip with such beauty! This cruise made it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lloydjwallace
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a vacation in Clearwater, FL and the jet ski dolphin tour with Encounters with Dolphin was the best part of our trip. The staffs were very kind and helpful and they tried their best to make sure that we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vincentflower915
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The tour is really small, yes it is 1.30h but it literally moves across the bridge and comes back. We did see dolphins and was just amazing, they brought us to a small, I mean SMALL island to find shells and went back. The captain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Betty B
April 24, 2018|
Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
I would at the very least check with them the day before for morning trips or in the morning for afternoon trips. We went on a Saturday and booked that morning for an afternoon trip.
May 8, 2017|
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Response from KWa16 | Reviewed this property |
I've heard the same thing. We took an early afternoon trip with this company and saw a few dolphins from afar. The boat itself is fully covered though so it's a comfortable ride regardless of the time of day (i.e....you... More
Jackie E
June 18, 2016|
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Response from Tara R | Reviewed this property |
We did. We chose to go snorkling. But with that said, we were able to walk off the boat to the island for shelling without getting really wet. They pull up close and put out a ramp for you to walk off the boat. We got... More