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St. Nicholas VI Sponge Boat

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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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great sponge cruise

we had a great time on our 1 hour cruise. We learned all about sponges and the most common types. Our diver Mr. Wilson was so friendly and informative. He posed for some great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
asheffrin
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a great time on our 1 hour cruise. We learned all about sponges and the most common types. Our diver Mr. Wilson was so friendly and informative. He posed for some great shots while in his diving suit. We even saw a bald eagle circling the boat,

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very good information about history, harvesting, & marketing sponges from a multi generation sponge businessman. A diver demonstrated diving in a vintage dive suit. Very positive experience. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

My mother and I visited Tarpon Springs over 40 years ago and it hasn't changed much. We took the Sponge Boat tour and it's something very different and fascinating. The shopping is great along the main drag by the docks and the sponges are amazing. Of course, several Greek restaurants to choose from in this fun and friendly town. A... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great price for a short boat trip, the adults and kids loved the old school sponge dive. The tour guide was great and told us the history. The sponge diver wearing the old dive suit was really neat to see how heavy it was and learn how long they stayed down. The sponge diver and crew was great with our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We enjoyed our boat ride and our interaction with the sponge diver and the boat captain! It was fascinating and affordable!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The folks who present this tour are locals with knowledge of the sponge industry in the area and some have been there nearly from the start. It is a friendly and informal atmosphere where you are up close and personal with the diver and he answers all your questions. It is not a fancy tour out very far but close... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

For only $10 a person it was ok. For a 40 minute tour the boat didn't travel out far at all. It didn't even go farther than the shopping area. The guide was knowledage about the area and it was unique to see the diver in action.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a 40-minute very knowledgeable Cruise about the sponge diving ,from the early nineteen-hundreds to today , on how they harvest the sponges and what they are still used for today.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

During this short, inexpensive boat ride you will be able to learn how Tarpon Springs started more than 100 years ago together with the Greek divers who came here to get sponges from the sea. So very soon this small town took a leading role in Sponge industry. Very informative boat ride!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I took this 40 minute boat tour of the Tarpon Springs bay area. A diving exhibition demonstrating how sponges are harvested was the initial attraction. My wife and I found the Tarpon Springs history and sponge description provided by boat captain very informative and an unexpected treat. The diving exhibition was good. Overall we recommend this for... More 

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