Salt and Mist Sea Tours
Salt and Mist Sea Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Departing from O' Neils Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida, Salt and Mist Sea Tours LLC offers private Dolphin, Barrier Island and Sunset Cruises on Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. We also offer private, customized Sea Tours such as bachelor and bachelorette parties, shelling on Shell Key, swimming, island dining and much more!
St. Petersburg, Florida
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2024

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(288 reviews)

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Katrina
Nashville, TN168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Where do I begin such an amazing night customized by captain Joe and then followed up by captain Jason. We have never felt so special in our lives, To take the time to show us all of the beautiful places, that we would have never known existed, To take the time to make sure we did not miss the sunset, To care enough to take pictures of us and take your time to make sure they were perfect, To share with us your story of your childhood growing up in that area just made it all the more special. To take the time to record us while we dancing to our favorite song and to walk around us, as you recorded to make sure you got the sunset in the background was priceless. I can't say enough about the 2 of you, thank you so much for an amazing experience and I look forward to sharing it with everyone I know. I Highly recommend Salt & Mist Sea Tours to any and everyone who wants an amazomg experience!!

Franklin and Katrina myatt
Written August 28, 2020
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nkelly12
Southern Pines, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We booked a sunset cruise with Captain Joe and had such an amazing experience that we booked another excursion for the following day. Captain Joe was knowledgeable, informative, responsible, laid back, and we all felt safe as kittens on his vessel. Captain Joe took us to a few different islands, brought us to a sand bar with gads of sand dollars, called the dolphins and sharks on his shell phone for a cameo, and promised us a shuckin' good time.
The whole day was tremendous and we would all book again in a New York minute. Thanks again for everything!
Written August 11, 2021
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Shari Mae W
Newton, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a magical time we had! Before we even got on the boat, Captain Joe exudes a warmth, an enthusiasm and a confidence which is very rare. The sunset cruise we took paired an experienced captain with the beauty of the sky and nature in a comfortable, clean and lovely boat. Captain Joe knows and loves the area and is eager to share his knowledge and eager for those lucky enough to travel with him to have a wonderful and memorable adventure. Can’t recommend enough!
Written February 20, 2020
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Murphy’s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Ok first I would like to thank you caption joe for the best boat tour I have ever been on!!! This boat is beautiful and I loved everything about it.... me, my hubby, and my two kids really enjoyed this trip the sunset was amazing! The kids loved the sped boat experiences as well. The sightseeing was amazing! if you are reading this review just know caption joe boat tour is amazing and worth every dollar you spend. Great music and great personality and he also takes great pictures!!!!!
Written March 21, 2020
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Zakariya Elfaizi
Riverview, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Captain Joe was amazing! Great energy from the initial greeting , he made us feel at home and we thoroughly enjoyed his tour. It was my sons first time on a boat and Captain Joe made it an experience he wouldn’t forget. We saw dolphins and celebrity homes and the cherry on top was one of the most beautiful sunsets you could imagine ! Highly recommended and I will definitely be returning to charter Captain joe for my future private cruises.
Written July 11, 2020
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KEK
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
If you are looking for a unique way to experience the waterways of the beautiful Tampa Bay region, BOOK this tour! We are new to the area and were so lucky to have Captain Joe take us out on a private boat ride while we had friends visiting from out of town. There are plenty of options for “boat tours” in this area but we were pleasantly surprised at the private, local vibe of Salt and Mist Sea Tours. We were in excellent hands with Captain Joe as his prestigious certifications and knowledge of the water were evident from start to finish. In addition to being focused on safety and professionalism, Captain Joe was an expert guide and took care of every detail. He cared to show our group of 6 a special evening that was catered to our comfort and enjoyment. The boat was spacious, clean and stocked with accommodations. He was engaging, kind, and fun to be around and made us feel relaxed and welcomed. We were able to see a variety of wildlife and structures that surround the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico. We saw dolphins and sailboats, listened to great music, and felt cozy and happy while the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Joe was so kind to make sure and document all of the photo ops for us along the way… but the significance of this experience will be a memory that actually allowed us to forget about the cameras on our cells phones, and just enjoy the ride. Thanks Captain Joe, we will see you again!!
Written February 20, 2022
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IrinaGlobalist
Baltimore, MD20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
WOW.

Family and I travel extensively all over the world. We’ve gone on hundreds of tours. The reviews for Captain Joe seem over the top, but they are accurate. It was an amazing experience in every way.

Captain Joe has these tours down to a T. He knows minute by minute where the boat should be to see wildlife, a sunset, or other great photo opportunity. Above all, he is a professional certified captain who cares as much about safety as about having a good time. Both are done well.

We are hard to impress. This was very impressive! Can’t wait to return!

Falletta Family
Written March 31, 2021
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Laura M
Winter Springs, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
We had the most above and beyond experience with Captain Joe. I can’t say enough good things about Salt & Mist sea tours. I usually don’t write reviews but our experience was so great that I want the world to know. The boat is spectacular and entertaining. Captain Joe led an amazing tour, we booked a four hour boat tour and we got to see multiple locations around St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Mexico. He spoted some marine life, what appeared to be migrating Sting Rays, and took us around the bay, Gulfport and Shell Key and Outback Key. He made sure we were comfortable the entire time and he took a lot of pictures for us. The tour was very beautiful, there was an awesome playlist, and it was a great time.
If you are looking for a wonderful time on a boat, book Salt & Mist sea tours, it’s easy to set up the and you can’t beat the price. I can’t wait to book our next tour. Thank you captain Joe for the great day at sea.
Written June 23, 2020
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linli
ny1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had an amazing time with Captain Joe on his boat. He was experienced, friendly, professional, knowledgeable as he took us to secluded spots and showed us the best that St. Petersburg and the surrounding islands had to offer. The ride was fun, fast and fabulous! We highly recommend Captain Joe as a one stop fun ride on the water when you’re in Saint Petersburg! Definitely a to do when in town :-)
Written August 21, 2020
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Justend
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Man oh Man! Captain Joe is incredible. From me walking down the boat ramp and telling him I’d never been on a boat before and that I was terrified he shook my hand and said “by the time I’m done with you, you wanna buy a boat”. I thought there was no way possible to make me enjoy being on the water. But Joe made it the best experience ever. The tunes were right, the weather was great, Captain Joe was hilarious and the islands we visited were spectacular. Joe made My GF who I made my Fiancé that night, by best friend and myself feel welcomed, comfortable and it felt like a friend was taking you out. I loved it and thanks to Joe I’ll be buying a boat in the future. Book this trip. Don’t miss out and if you’re scared of boats Joe will make you love them.

Thanks Captain.
Written June 23, 2020
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