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Latitudes Tours

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Ruskin, FL, USA
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About Latitudes Tours
Eco-Tours & Sunset Cruises - Guided Kayak Tours - Small-Group Bus Excursions in the Tampa Bay Area. Latitudes Tours specializes in relaxing and entertaining, expertly guided eco-tours, lunch, and dinner cruises aboard a comfortable covered tour boat. While onboard, you may encounter dolphins, manatees, birds, and more within our beautiful eco-system. Prices start at $25 for adults. Our guided kayak tours depart from several beautiful locations. Visit our website to check tour departure times and availability. Location: We are conveniently located 30 min. South of Tampa and 30 min North of Sarasota/Bradenton, just off I75. We are also 30 min. from downtown St. Petersburg.
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William H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Sunset Cruise w/optional dinner. My wife and I have been on many dinner cruises in the Tampa area. Ranging from somewhat pricey to bargain rates: thus was by far the most enjoyable. From the personable boat Captain to the tour guide there was a pleasant flow of useful/information about the local waterways and habitat. Any questions that came up were readily answered and built upon. Both kept passengers involved throughout up to and including music played during the return trip. The amenities were simple but very appropriate for the side of the crowd and boat. Dinner served hot! Drinks were cold!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from socialnance, Owner at Latitudes Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We truly appreciate every one of our customers and hope to see you back sometime soon.
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Shalonda D wrote a review Jul 2022
Knoxville, Tennessee1 contribution1 helpful vote
Dave offer us a tour, ask that i left a tip, my daughter accidentally gave 104 , a 100 bill and 4 dollars instead of 14 tip, and i called and ask about it as soon and i realized i called Dave's number, Dave's mates number, and Dave's wife, Nancy, number. Dave said that he could not meet you until 2:00 and I patiently waited until that time drove all these way from Tampa back to Dave and Nancy home. Only to realize you would only give me 1/2 of the money back. But my daughter expressed to Dave that she has a reading impediment that causes her to read number a certain way and mistakenly gave Dave a far greater tip than most would have. Dave offered the tour because we didn't get into our room until 4am, so DAVE offered the tour because we technically payed for a day we didn't stay there. The place was over 200 dollars a night, and Dave owns the touring company. So he connects the tour and the Airbnb together. Which is why he offered. While at out stay the Wi-Fi was down and the TV depends on Wi-if. Also, the key's partially worked so my daughter had to use the stairs to let us in because her grandmother has a balance problem. Overall my experience was less than ideal. However the place was described as is and was very clean. My problem comes with the owners. I striped the bed of the linens ,and Dave complained about that I wanted to ensure he cleaned them for the next guest.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from socialnance, Owner at Latitudes Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hundreds of customers rated our rentals and our award-winning tour 5 stars. The problem, miss, is you. Our "management" handled things pretty well considering what you put them through. Your family tipped our crew after a tour we offered at NO CHARGE for your entire family. We didn't have to do that. We comped you that tour out of kindness. Capt. Dave and Alexis went above and beyond to ensure your family had a good time. They staged photos with your children and paid special attention to your family. They weren't surprised at all to be tipped on a free tour. You can imagine how insulting it was when you asked for the tip back 24 hours after your free tour. Dave explained that he didn't feel right asking our crew to give back the tip since she already received it, but agreed to give you his half ($50) back. That wasn't enough for you. So, here you are giving us one star over your own mistake. The vacation rental has nothing to do with our boat business. Yet, here you are on our tour business page talking about it so let me address your statements. You are inflating the price, as you paid $159/night after tax and the cleaning fee. I assure you, your stay cost us far more than the $50 tip our first mate received from the boat tour. You checked in late on your own accord, and again, to be nice, we agreed to extend you a late checkout. We realized that was a huge mistake after you checked out and left our place in shambles after only 2 days, requiring deep cleaning. Our next renter had to wait to check in BECAUSE OF YOU. It took 4 hours to clean your mess, and we always white glove clean our rentals personally. Somehow, your family stained all the furniture with what looked like barbeque sauce, ruined 2 sets of sheets with a disgusting waxy substance that couldn't be removed, and ruined the mattress pad with the same substance. You stripped the beds, throwing everything in the tub, with a bottle of coconut oil that leaked everywhere. Later, you arrived at the unit to get the tip money, then re-entered our unit without permission, and began taunting and mocking Dave. You then refused to leave after being asked multiple times, standing in the doorway lingering with your back to Dave, expecting him to shut the door on you. You attempted to bait Dave into a physical confrontation while secretly recording it. It isn't in his kind nature to react to that, so better luck next time. You are not nice people.
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Trish wrote a review Jul 2022
Sun City Center, Florida2 contributions
My husband, adult son and I took an Eco Tour this past weekend. Captain Dave and his assistant were very informative, friendly and funny. Unfortunately we didn’t see any manatees or dolphins while we were out on the water but I have seen them in that area while kayaking. I highly recommend the Latitudes Tour. I plan to bring friends on it when they visit.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Jane N wrote a review Jun 2022
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I have been on this tour 3 times and each one was wonderful. Every time is a little different and always very pleasant. Whenever we have a visitor we like to take them on this tour. It is informative, relaxing, and beautiful.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from socialnance, Owner at Latitudes Tours
Responded Jun 28, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience and the 5-star rating. Also, we really appreciate repeat business.
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mmwilson71 wrote a review May 2022
Tampa, Florida6 contributions
My husband and I took the Latitudes morning eco-tour yesterday. We saw dolphins, manatees, rays and several varieties of birds including herons, pelicans, and even a vulture. The tour guide and the captain were both very knowledgeable and gave good explanations about what we were seeing, including the life cycle and importance of mangroves. This was an interesting experience with a crew that was both friendly and professional.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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