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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Very affordable trip. Lots of information about the area and the ability to watch how sponges are harvested.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Idris S
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank DoozerLaFae
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Some friends and I just played tourist in Tarpon Springs today. We took this tour on a whim. It was a reasonable price (10.00 for adults) and quite enjoyable. We learned so much about how natural sea sponges are harvested as well as how the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank DBstravelbuddy
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

For $10.00 we had a very informative and enjoyable trip. Learned a lot about the different types of sponges. Very friendly staff. Well worth the $10.00 and time.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 545jeanf
Reviewed April 9, 2018

For just $10 you get the education of a lifetime about the Sponge Industry. 40 minutes of information and fun. I highly recommend this to all ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AnnetteSteele
Reviewed January 12, 2018

What a great way to get to see Tarpon Springs harbor and learn about the Sponge Business of Tarpon Springs. For $10 ($9 seniors) you board a replica sponge boat and head out into the harbor to have an authentic demonstration of sponge harvesting. On...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank ole-wd
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The crew was very nice, pleasant boat ride through the area, topped off by a real hard hat diver who went down and brought up a sponge to pass around. Reasonably priced, and included a discount coupon for the gift...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank 66wanderlust2011
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Only $10 for a 40 min demonstration about the sponge diving and harvesting business. We found it worthwhile and was fascinated watching the diver put on over 170 lbs of gear.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Patricia P
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This was a surprising gem. Something you really cant see/do anywhere else. Worth the $ & the time. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank dmc42467
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Took our grand children on this tour and they loved it. Captain, emcee and mate were incredibly friendly and interacted with the children much of the time. Boat was aged but attractively painted, clean and well maintained. Trip down the Anclote River only took about...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank jaybeeFL
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Response from 545jeanf | Reviewed this property |
It is not a glass bottom boat.
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Klpn77
May 10, 2016|
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Response from westmont60559 | Reviewed this property |
Same for us we saw a stand, but there was more than one tour. This one was part of the state parks. We also took the short trip about 45 minutes. There was a longer trip if you were interested.
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