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Encounters With Dolphins

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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 727 466 0375
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great little tour... saw at least 5 dolphins in the first 20 minutes!

I took my daughter & her two friends out on this tour during the Christmas break. It ended up being a windy day (we had booked it a few days ahead of time) and they said it wasn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melissa L
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Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter & her two friends out on this tour during the Christmas break. It ended up being a windy day (we had booked it a few days ahead of time) and they said it wasn't a problem. Although it was windy & the water was choppy, the boat didn't sway too much and I felt fine (I... More 

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Thank Melissa L
Cleveland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole family went for a boat ride on the ocean and we had a great time. We got to see the dolphins and we also stopped at a small island and got off and searched for some shells.

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Thank Gary F
Interlachen, Florida
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cost was low in our opinion and we had a great time. Saw some dolphins, toured the bay, brought home a few shells from their little island stop. Crew was great!

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Thank Chris W
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great price, really nice staff including the captain. We were able to see couple of dolphins and the stop on the shell island was a plus! I went with my family and everyone enjoyed the boat trip.

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Thank JanPerez
Medina, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful for the price captain Steve and 1st mate Dave were great and entertaining saw some dolphins and then taken to small island to find some shells great way to spend a couple hours and cool off highly recommended

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Thank Mary D
Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went out on this dolphin cruise and was delighted with the 2 hr trip. The day was warm, the breezes were good, sightseeing great. All around good trip. If you are looking for a tour where they feed dolphins this is not the one for you as they are very eco friendly and do not feed ANY wildlife..5 stars for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

you will see only one or two dolphins, in bay, close to the area that human live (close to hotels)! boat will stay there and staff will tell you look at that direction to see dolphins, maybe 50 feet away from you and you never see whole body of a dolphin. they say dolphins are wild, but I'm not really... More 

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WILLIAM F, Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this review

Kourosh, Thank you for taking a the time to provide your review. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your trip with us. All of the dolphins that our guests view are 100% wild and every encounter on every trip is different. None of the dolphins are trapped, tagged, fed, etc. and do not live in any particular... More 

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My son and I went on this dolphin viewing tour. The captain and mates were knowledgeable and friendly. It cost only twenty dollars each. We had an hour and a half tour which included information about some of the mansions on the beach, a stop at an island for finding shells and a guaranteed sighting of dolphins. Yes I said... More 

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Thank Dineen S
WILLIAM F, Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this review

Dineen, Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you next time your in town. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I did the dolphin tour and had fun! They also took us to a small island to collect shells and on a celebrity home tour. Well worth the $21 price for a afternoon boat trip!

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Thank Chris G
WILLIAM F, Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks for the review! More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

works with other operators to help see dolphins. nice and gentle ride for those who dont want it fast a screming lol ncie visit to small island . all good

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