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St. Nicholas Boat Line

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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd., at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 60007
Phone Number: 727-942-6425
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Short but fun and educational boat ride

Short, educational and fun boat ride. Expected a bit more but for $10 (1 adult and young child) you can't beat the price. The narrator had us laughing and was very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashley V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short, educational and fun boat ride. Expected a bit more but for $10 (1 adult and young child) you can't beat the price. The narrator had us laughing and was very knowledgeable.

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Thank Ashley V
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

fabulous experience. educational, fun, the staff are the BEST!!!! Loved, Loved, Loved the whole experience.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This tour was fascinating! The price was reasonable and the whole experience was wonderful. The guide described the different sponges and passed around examples of each on our way out to the site. Then an experienced crew got the diver ready and overboard he went. You could see him bobbing up and down in the water as he walked along... More 

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Hamilton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We really hadn't planned on a boat trip but the very nice gentlemen selling tickets on the street were very nice and persuasive. So we went and were really glad we did. It was $8 for a 40 minute trip where they exp,aimed the sponge industry and the various types of sponges that grow in the local waters. There was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We have taken this tour several times in the last three months. The tour itself is a great tour for the money and very informative. Unfortunately, the tour we had this week did not feature a sponge diver. To make up for this, they extended the tour by several minutes and gave a narrative tour about the area and the... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

While walking the streets of Tarpon Springs, we decided to take a quick boat ride/sponge tour on the St. Nicholas Boat Line. The prices were very reasonable. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, as was everyone on the boat. We loved the first hand, live demonstration of diving for sponges by Taso. We also enjoyed lunch at Dimitri's next... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We went on the sponge boat trip with our family of four. We were told that the boat would be leaving "any minute" when we booked it - it turned out to be more like 20-25 minutes. No matter - it was a nice day to sit near the docks. The cost is very reasonable,and our 40 minute trip was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A great trip lasting about 40 mins. Everything takes you back in time. The diver wears the old fashioned dive suit with the huge old helmet. We received some interesting info and the diver jumped into the water to collect a sponge. Very likeable staff. And, after learning about sponges, definitely stop & see Sophia to learn more details about... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

First time in Tarpon Springs and noticed the Boat Line as we walked along. Cheap at senior price of $6. Diver in full gear walked around among folks waiting to board and was very friendly to the kids who were VERY impressed with the gear. Boarded almost immediately, plenty of seating. Good lecture from Captain about the types of sponges... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Nice & informative 40 min or so boat tour of sponge diving and nice view of Tarpon Springs area . Reasonably priced, senior discount offered. Fun short trip.

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