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St. Nicholas Boat Line

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693 Dodecanese Blvd, at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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Experience a sponge dive .....

While visiting Tarpon Springs, take a side adventure boat ride on the Anclote River to see how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FLworldwanderer
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Tampa, Florida
Great little tour

This 40 or so minute tour will give you the best information on the sponge industry in Tarpon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PAboyinFL
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Ocala, Florida
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“sponge diver” (23 reviews)
“sponge industry” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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693 Dodecanese Blvd, at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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"sponge diver"
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"sponge industry"
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"short excursion"
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"educational tour"
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"visiting tarpon springs"
in 10 reviews
"senior discount"
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"different types"
in 9 reviews
"crew members"
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"photo opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"st nicholas"
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"great history lesson"
in 2 reviews
"anclote river"
in 7 reviews
"diving gear"
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"old school"
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"spur of the moment"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"sponge docks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Tarpon Springs, take a side adventure boat ride on the Anclote River to see how sponge diving is accomplished. What your paying $10 pp (Seniors $9, Children $5) for is a short boat ride, introduction and informative talk, by the Captain, on sponge...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 40 or so minute tour will give you the best information on the sponge industry in Tarpon Springs. Tour is only $10 per adult and includes a sponge diver in action, which is very cool to witness.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Tarpon Springs, it would be a good idea to take this short boat ride first. We really enjoyed our tour on the St. Nicholas Boat Line. The tour guide was very knowledgable and funny, and even though it was chilly the day we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking near the pier is convenient and cheap. The tours run frequently and are very informative, even the kids will enjoy this boat ride and combo history lesson.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Our second visit to tarpon springs. The first time we didn't know any better and passed this gem by. It's an inexpensive short little ride up the river for a diving demonstration from yesteryear. It was fasinating just watching the diver suit up.a talk on...More

1  Thank Hikebikenpaddle
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Was a perfect way to learn about the sponge industry and sponges. Great learning ex[erience about river and sea sponges including the fact that sponges are animals and not plants. The 40 plus minute round trip boat ride to and from the sight where our...More

1  Thank Jerry F
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

This was a very enjoyable experience. Our guide was George, grandson of the founder of this company. He provided a wonderful narration of the history of sponges (I had no idea there were several grades) and the sponging industry in Tarpon Springs and gave a...More

1  Thank SongMan67
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This is a 30 minute tour to learn about the reason you came to Tarpon Springs, Sponges! They only charge $10 per person, very reasonable for all you learn from this trip. The diver was amazing and the demonstration was the icing on the cake....More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good educational tour. They have a senior discount $9.00 each. Any seat would be good.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We took a short boat ride and learned about sponge harvesting. It was very interesting. There was a diver that demonstrated how they dive for sponges. This has been around a long time and so have I and I really enjoyed it. Nice town to...More

Thank Janice G
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Divefla
June 20, 2018|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Highly unusual for no one to be at the booth. This operation seems to run daily, every day. Two or three trips a day, depending on how many people show up. Sorry you missed the boat ride. It's a short ride, but does offer... More
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Vince B
January 23, 2017|
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Response from rla1947 | Reviewed this property |
If by handicapped accessible you mean by wheelchair then the answer is NO
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