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St. Nicholas Boat Line

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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd, at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
Phone Number: 727-942-6425
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Fun to learn of the history of sponge diving

This was a short tour (I think around 45 minutes total) but was fun and educational. I would recommend it for someone who doesn't want to spend 2 hours on a boat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
gemgirl26
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Brookeville, Maryland
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fun and interesting tour BUT took a long while as waiting to add other passengers as the diver dressed. It was educational from a history standpoint regarding the sponge industry in America.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a short tour (I think around 45 minutes total) but was fun and educational. I would recommend it for someone who doesn't want to spend 2 hours on a boat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was a blistering hot day this short adventure was a pretty cool thing to do in tarpon springs. Learn a little about harvesting sponges. The crew was very nice and funny.

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Thank Lan Anh L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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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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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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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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