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Island Ferry St. Pete Beach

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“sunset cruise”(82 reviews)
“captain tim”(49 reviews)
“saw dolphins”(56 reviews)
Island Ferry offers ecotours on our Crystal Clear kayaks, and our low-emission pontoon boats. We do it with a personal level of service. Avoid the crowds with us! If you want to see dolphins and sunsets, or visit Shell Key, Egmont Key, Anna Maria...more
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198 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde Marina Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4141
+1 727-742-2277
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All reviews sunset cruise captain tim saw dolphins private tour great trip comfortable boat sand dollars small group great captain egmont key pod of dolphins marine life dolphin watching dolphin tour recommend this trip wonderful sunset great shells
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour was amazing! Had the opportunity to watch a couple Dolphin race with the Dolphin Racer, it was great! Captin Tim was great!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vangbg
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great ride! Tim played us some great music and was super friendly. We found lots of sand dollars and shells, not even close to.the picked over tiny shells you find at a regular beach. The ride was very relaxing and I'll be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susetfbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island ferry and captain Tim were amazing. We saw a ton of dolphins and a beautiful sunset. We will definitely be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leslie2513
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt. Joe had tons of local history knowledge, as well as a background in biology. Fun trip. Not a big, crazy, commercialized tour service - it was a small group atmosphere.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids were visiting for Thanksgiving and surprised me with an early birthday present of a sunset cruise with Captain Jim. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed the tour of St. Pete Beach. Captain Jim was the perfect host as we cruised around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Joe was GREAT! We were lucky enough to see about 15 dolphins. At one point, they were all surrounding our boat and jumping around. It was so cool. Shell Key was also great! We found TONS of shells and sand dollars. Definitely recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pontoon boat was perfect for being on the water, very cozy and comfortable experience compared to the massive groups you'll end up doing many of these kind of tours with. Our guide was captain Joe and he was very knowledgeable and informative and clearly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Micah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Joe is a very knowledgeable marine biologist and gave us plenty of information about the birds, animals and the area. We did this tour yesterday 11.30am. The weather was perfect and we really had a wonderful time at shell key and spotted several beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SourabhMagdum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Capt. Joe is knowledgable of the local history, the area and is even willing to make dinner recommendations. The cruise was made enjoyable by an accomodating host and casual, yet comfortable pontoon boat. We'll do this again.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing way to end the Thanksgiving holiday! Captain Joe did an amazing job, super informative and always stopped for great pictures and memorable moments!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from Kathy W | Reviewed this property |
We took the 11:30 boat and there was a lot of dolphins.
Kris H
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Bernie B | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be fine for your toddlers as long as they wear their life jackets.
February 18, 2017|
Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
The sunset cruise is about 2 hours long. It leaves from the Pass-a-Grille Marina and it is a pontoon boat.