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Island Ferry

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Island Ferry
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“sunset cruise”(15 reviews)
“captain joe”(6 reviews)
“saw dolphins”(9 reviews)
We offer semi-private boat tours to Shell Key, Egmont Key, Anna Maria Island, and more. We also do dolphin tours and sunset tours. We serve tourists and residents of downtown St Petersburg and the surrounding areas. Our water limos are comfortable...more
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300 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg Municipal Marina, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
+1 727-742-2277
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All reviews sunset cruise captain joe saw dolphins semi private tour comfortable boat smooth ride egmont key sea life amazing trip sand dollars the st pete area highlight of our trip crew boats homes wildlife gulf
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Joe was AMAZING! He went out of his way to even team up with other companies to locate where the dolphins were. We saw quite a show!! It was so beautiful! His knowledge of the area, history, animals and sea life was quite impressive....More

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A must adventure ask for Captain Joe A fun knowledgeable tour guide He put us on the Dolphins gave us a bird tour shells galore we took home Sand Dollars and a recommendation for dinner to Willys which is fabulous and wicked inexpensive another must...More

Thank Hungry1958
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our group booked this sunset cruise for a bachelorette party. It was everything we hoped it would be. We could bring all the food/drinks that we wanted on to the boat. captain joe accommodated our needs/wants for the cruise and tailored the experience to our...More

Thank Annie W
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We normally book through another venue, but couldn't do that this time, so we booked with this place. Wonderful staff and our trip was awesome. Lots of wildlife and we got to see a lot of dolphins and fish. Great shells, too!! Captain Jim/Tim was...More

Thank Gabrielle D
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A great trip, on a comfortable boat, ably guided by Captain Tim who matched his captaining skills with a great selection of boating music tracks. From a friendly welcome, to getting out a little early to seeing a number of dolphins and sea birds, has...More

Thank 95malden
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

It started with the great customer service when calling to book. They were full, so they opened another boat since we had 6 people. Instructions for arrival and checkin were great. Nice marina. We saw many dolphins. Captain Tim was awesome and explained to me...More

Thank Kristine I
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Perfect trip. Met some lovely people. Tim took the time to make sure we had some interaction with dolphins. I will be doing this again, soon.

Thank SalsaDancer77
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Captain Joe was outstanding! My wife wanted to go shell hunting on Shell Key and hunted for cruises to go on. We were not disappointed with Island Ferry or Captain Joe! Booked a 9am depart time and even left a little early as we were...More

Thank Muttly23
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Thank you captain Joe! Paul and I loved the sunset cruise. I am looking forward to a snorkeling trip!

Thank Jennyfosdick
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Captain Joe was very knowledgeable about sea life, plant life and birds. Both his educational background and life experiences lent to an educational and entertaining experience. He clearly provided guideline for safety while keeping the tour relaxing.

Thank Jeanne K
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Barbara K
October 11, 2018|
Response from Jeanne K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go with another party. It’s a smaller boat, but nice. I’m not sure what type.
tim c
February 10, 2017|
Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not that type of boat (there is no cabin below) . It's an intimate boat for about 6-8 people on with plenty room for everyone.
Tom K
March 21, 2016|
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Response from SebastianF1963 | Property representative |
Hello Tom, thank you for writing. The snorkeling here in sub-tropical waters is not quite like the warmer waters of the Florida Keys. You will see many many fish by Egmont's Sunken Ruins, and our trip also takes you... More