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St. Nicholas Boat Line

Tarpon Springs, FL, USA
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

An excellent 40 minute boat ride - learning about the various types of sponges, with opportunity to handle them. Then watched a diver go below in full diving gear (used until the 1960/1970s - weighing more than 170 lbs) and bring up a sponge. Kids...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rowena M
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

This is our second trip to Tarpon Springs. The town is so unique and interesting. We wanted to do this tour last trip but it was sold out. I am so glad we were able to do it this time. The staff was super friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank christienrandy
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Tarpon Springs is known for sponges and this tour explains why. On this forty minute boat tour our captain, George, provided a brief history of sponge diving, showed us the five types of sponges in the area, and explained how the diving suit was developed....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nickingainesville
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable crew . This tour gives a look into the historical ways that sponges were harvested. Could not have asked for a better crew to show the skill and attention to detail that these men need. Definitely worth doing while visiting the area.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 223cheril
Reviewed May 27, 2019

My family of five took this tour on May 26, 2019, so very recently. Upon arriving, we were the last group to get on the boat, so there were only a few seats left. The only seats available were at the back of the boat,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

A terrific way to learn about the sponge industry in a short amount of time. The diver was exceptionally friendly and informative. This attraction is highly recommended and worth the monney.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Took this trip yesterday, probably our 5th in as many years. Always great, affordable, and the food at Dimitri's next door is delicious! Our cruise was filmed for a segment on Spectrum Baynews 9. Great to take visitors to the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda P
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Great short trip to learn about the sponge diving history of the area and how it is done to this day. Worth the money and worth the time!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 115lesw
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Authentic sponge diver family with history galore to share via stories and lore. Fun trip if you want a shorter and cheaper excursion.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mimivosges
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We arrived in Tarpon Springs on a Sunday morning at 10:30. We were able to get a $2 parking space fairly close to the Sponge Docks. We had nothing planned for our visit so it was fortunate we came upon this tour and were able...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from 115lesw | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they can accommodate wheelchairs as well. Great trip and experience.
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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