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Island Ferry of St Pete

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Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
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+1 727-742-2277
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

We offer semi-private boat tours to Shell Key, Egmont Key, Anna Maria...

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 and inviting. Adult cocktails are welcome on board, as are other food and drink. All departures are from the St Petersburg Municipal Marina.

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My husband and I took a sunset cruise for our anniversary back in December. I was thrilled to see when we arrived, it ended up being just the two of us. We had a wonderful tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 1, 2017
Stephanie N
Zephyrhills, Florida

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

My husband and I took a sunset cruise for our anniversary back in December. I was thrilled to see when we arrived, it ended up being just the two of us. We had a wonderful tour and even saved wildlife in the process! I would love to come back for a girls night out cruise! Thank you for a wonderful... More 

Thank Stephanie N
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I very rarely post reviews however tonight's experience merited putting "pen to paper". My husband and I and our 3 children had a wonderful sunset cruise with Island Ferry of St. Pete. Sebastian was very friendly and accommodating on the phone when I booked our reservation for our NYE cruise. The boat was large and very comfortable. Dave, our captain,... More 

1 Thank jillvlapointe
Dothan, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Leaves from dock in part next to history museum behind MFA --- Is super fast, smooth ride, great crew, exhilarating!!! best buck spent!

Thank npitmanlaw
Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We wanted to do a sunset cruise, but we didn't want a big party boat with a bunch of people packed standing on the deck. We called a few places that sounded too rambunctious and one sailboat place that seemed like it would be more unique and thematic but they were booked. We finally found Island Ferry in Pass-a-Grille who... More 

3 Thank Dawn G
SebastianF1963, General Manager at Island Ferry of St Pete, responded to this review

Dawn it was a pleasure having you and your hubby on our boats. We do indeed focus on smaller groups, and we love providing a more intimate and friendly experience. Having great captains like Captain John also helps create that personal level of service. Thanks again for visiting us, and we hope you come see us again next time you're... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Captain John was an amazing guide!! He was very knowledgeable about the area and how to find dolphins an other sea life- We saw dolphins and a manatee! He was very sociable and let us put on whatever music we wanted! Highly recommend this experience!

Thank sarinabeana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I was on a sunset trip with Captain John and had a great time. He was able to find dolphins twice during our trip! He was very funny and gave us a lot of information about the area and wildlife. I highly recommend Island Ferry!

Thank Andrea R
Madison, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Captain Dan was awesome. We had a beautiful narrated tour of the area. Dan's local historical knowledge was invaluable. Looked for dolphins,turtles, and manatees. Stopped by Shell Key to look for shells and enjoy the water. A comfortable shaded boat perfect for a family cruise.

Thank Lrcrue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Very knowledgeable crew. We saw the homes of many people that I did not even know lived there. However, we never got to see any dolphins and that was dissapointing. It is for this reason only that my rating is not a 5 star. We plan to go to st. pete again soon. Maybe we'll drop by.

Thank Gerardo D
SebastianF1963, General Manager at Island Ferry of St Pete, responded to this review

Gerardo, we're very sorry the dolphins did not cooperate that day. They are wild animals, and it does happen from time to time. Of course, when it does happen, we always offer our guests another free trip as a "do-over", so I assume you were not able to immediately take us out again. If you visit St Pete again, the... More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our family had a great outing with Sebastian and Joe. Fortunate enough to see six dolphins (including two babies!) up close on the way to Egmont Key, got an interesting tour around Egmont and got to snorkel in a couple of spots before shelling on the way back. Excellent and friendly service - would recommend this team to anyone.

Thank BWS-CT
St. Petersburg, Florida
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438 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

we have used these folks multiple times for parties at our house and they have always done a great job. I highly recommend them

Thank intrepidtravelerfla

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