Definately glad we took this trip. It is short and informative. Nice to know a little history of a place you visit so that you can appreciate the area.
St. Nicholas VI Sponge Boat
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Took a special +1 hour tour. History of the sponge industry in Tarpon Springs was narrated. Pretty interesting history. We passed 2 different Osprey nests with young birds in them. Doug was the sponge diver on board. Once he geared up in almost 200 lbs....More
Not very long trip out of the harbor, learned about sponges and divers. Diver onboard went into the water and brought up a sponge. Worthwhile if you just want to learn about the sponge fishery.
I still remember going on this trip as a kid, and thought it was so amazing. My 7yo daughter really enjoyed it. Diver and crew were great. If you are visiting Tarpon Springs, I highly recommend!
Yup, my review title pretty much sums it up. Interesting history of sponge diving with ample detail and little know facts. Realistic boat, primitive diving gear and greek deckhands all helped the experience seem like it was an authentic natural Wool Sponge recovery effort. Some...More
Highly recommended one hour boat tour with a diver harvesting sponges. We learned the interesting history of how Tarpin Springs became a Greek settlement as they were saught after to help with the harvesting. We learned about different types of sponges. The cost was worth...More
We three adults loved this boat tour ; learned a lot about sponges and the history of sponge diving. It was a lot of fun and didn't take too much time; we had only the afternoon in Tarpon Springs. I feel like you can take...More
Definitely a worthwhile introduction to the sponge business and its' history in Tarpon Springs. The ride is short but inexpensive. After giving visitors a short explanation on the area's important sponge trade and how the Greeks contributed to this once thriving business a suited up...More
Very affordable trip. Lots of information about the area and the ability to watch how sponges are harvested.
So Tarpon Springs is quite touristy with people continuously offering you coupons to competing Greek restaurants and calling to you regarding dolphin boat tours. However, if you can overlook all that and have some fun being in Tarpon Springs then I highly recommend you do...More