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Pier Dolphin Cruises

400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3519
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Nice cruise

This was a nice cruise just being on the water but we didn’t see any dolphins. They did give... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kafrhit
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Aurora, Illinois
Fox news propaganda on a beautiful ride

Amazing trip, but it's unfortunate that the captain abuses his customers with hate-filled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daniel L
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Witness the majesty of dolphins up close and personal with Pier Dolphin Cruises in downtown St. Petersburg. It's fun for the entire family and adventure for all ages. Start your sea-faring experience on the M/V Dolphin Queen, a 44' x 18' catamaran that can accommodate up to 70 people. Be sure to bring a camera! You'll see dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat, a variety of native birds such as Ospreys, Cormorants, Egrets and Herons as well as the US Coast Guard base all along St. Petersburg's historic waterfront. Pier Dolphin Crises sets sail seven days a week, with trips that last up to an hour and 50 minutes! Cpt. Fred is confident he'll provide the best dolphin tour you've ever been through, and has been promoting the waters of St. Petersburg for more than 25 years. Sit back and enjoy your time with friends and family while you're told stories and tales of everything around you. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you will receive a voucher for your next trip free! We offer a diverse range of services to meet our customers in the Saint Petersburg, FL area. Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“bird island” (5 reviews)
“great trip” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3519
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice cruise just being on the water but we didn’t see any dolphins. They did give vouchers for another cruise since we did not see the dolphins. Enjoyed the bird island but agree with other reviews that too much time was spent...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing trip, but it's unfortunate that the captain abuses his customers with hate-filled, right-wing nonsense all along the ride. It's unbelievable that in the middle of downtown St Pete this is allowed to go on. Not a good look for a city that is growing...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

2 Grandparent, 2 parents, 2 teen boys, 1 7yo boy on cruise. Saw dolphins from distance, unbelievable number of birds on island owned by Audubon Society, beautiful homes on bay. Lovely day for a boat ride. Both captain n first mate were kind to children...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We spent about 10 minutes viewing dolphins, about 3 minutes viewing bird island which was the purpose of my trip and all the rest of the time coming and going and cruising by houses! Could we have circled the bird island a few more times...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Based on the excellent reviews, I thought we were going to see some dolphins. Nowhere on their website or in the reviews I read did it say that the boat stayed within the Bay. I was jacked-up to see some dolphins at play in the...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

So I called twice about the 5pm cruise and was told there was plenty of room and to go right over I told them I was driving from Tampa and they told me no problem they would have room. Well I got there and they...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Loved every minute of this cruise and enjoyed seeing the many dolphins, birds and other wildlife. The captain's narrative was informative and entertaining and Sara was equally knowledgeable. Was so pleased to meet both. I definitely recommend and it is good value for the cost.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

So impressed with Captain Steven & Mate Sara! So friendly and really took the time to make sure we saw dolphins & manatees. Must see if you are in town.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We saw so many dolphins in the first few minutes of our trip. We were not disappointed. I also enjoyed the rest of the tour. The rest of the tour was great too. I loved seeing all the beautiful homes from the water.

Thank Shelia L H
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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you, Shelia. I hope that you do do it again! Capt. Fred

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We booked a Dolphin cruise at 3:00 in the afternoon and had a wonderful time. The Captain was very informative and fun. My granddaughter loved seeing all the Dolphins and she got to drive the boat! It was a great time and we saw lots...More

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Glad the dolphins turned out in force for you and your granddaughter. Please come back! Capt. Fred

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