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Address: 510 Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: (727) 943-2164
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Finally played tourist!

After years of visiting relatives in the area and walking by the tour folks, we decided to take the plunge. First cruise was sold out, so we chose the 12:30 departure. Boat was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wosteel
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Ohio
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Ohio
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of visiting relatives in the area and walking by the tour folks, we decided to take the plunge. First cruise was sold out, so we chose the 12:30 departure. Boat was full. Those needing accommodations and their families went first, followed by those who needed shade. We saw a school of dolphins and spent about a half hour... More 

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St. Croix
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get on the Odyssey sunset cruise, but they didn't have enough people, so they cancelled their trip (at least 1/2 hour ahead of departure time), so went to Spongorama and the man told me they were definitely sailing for their sunset cruise. Great! Called my friend who drove out to join me and after waiting awhile, they said,... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $18 each, we felt like this was a great deal! A bottle of water is $2 and they sell beer and margaritas. This probably helps them keep their prices low. It was a wonderful 2 hours. The ride to Anclote Key was pleasant. We saw dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat on the way back. The stop... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Sightseeing. Didn't see dolphins but enjoyed the boat ride. The margaritas were good. They come from a local restaurant. Wish the time on the beach was longer. Definitely were your bathing suit. You will want to swim in the wonderful water.

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Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was our second, and very likely not last, Spongeorama Cruise! Tarpon Springs for my birthday is something of a tradition since moving to Florida, and this year was no exception. Once again we drove to the Gulf and the charming and wonderful small town - Tarpon Springs. There are a number of ways to enjoy this area. One of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a couple of hours on the water on this tour. We were able to see nesting osprey as well as dolphin. The 30 minute shelling stop was not really long enough--an hour would have been better. I wasn't expecting to find anything since who knows how many tourists disembark in the same area every day.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We have gone on this "dolphin" cruise a few times. It's more of a sightseeing and she'll hunting tour. I do with we could spend more time on the island looking for shells!

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Key Largo, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

They have street criers, "All Aboard!" We finished our drinks at the restaurant out front and went to purchase tickets to the advertised 4:30 trip. It was 4:05 PM. Purchased tickets, told the trip was "On" because we made it more than 15 passengers. Great! Went back to the Sponge store to board and found that we were sold tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The only thing that I would say that we wish we were on the island a little longer. Maybe 45 minutes to an hour. Also the reason we took the cruise was to see the lighthouse. We were still about a half a mile away but definitely a great value. The crew was awesome and made us feel at home.... More 

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Philippi, West Virginia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you are going on this tour to get to know the history and the area or to see dolphins, I would recommend it. The captain knew a lot about the area and we were able to see dolphins. If, however, someone tried to talk you into this tour to shell ((which is how they sold me the tickets)) then... More 

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