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Odyssey Cruises

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Tarpon Springs, FL, USA
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About Odyssey Cruises
Join Odyssey Cruises for a 1 & 1/2 - 2 hour trip down the Anclote River into the Gulf of Mexico. This trip is fully narrated by our Captain. Dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, fish, tropical Foliage and water birds are common sights on our afternoon cruise. An optional shore excursion is available to disembark at the Historic Anclote Key Lighthouse on Anclote State Preserve. Here you can explore the island view wildlife up close, go swimming, or walk the beach looking for precious shells. NEW - We having shelling only trips. Spend the entire time on the island looking for shells. See website for schedule.
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Steve M wrote a review Sep 7
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We took their Dolphin and Shelling tour specifically because the description said “Get a close up view of the Anclote Lighthouse”. Up close turned out to be about 3/4 mile away. It was misleading and disappointing.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Cheri D wrote a review Aug 2021
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My family and I booked a Dolphin Watching/Island Stop cruise. We have been to Tarpon Springs before but never taken a cruise. We had an absolutely amazing time!!!! Check in was flawless, cruise was extremely affordable, our hosts Captain Rob and Rick were so polite and professional. They were very honest up front about the possibility of not seeing any dolphins but they would do their best and engaged the help of passengers, especially the kids, in yelling out when they saw dolphins so everyone could look in a general vicinity to try and spot them. They are wild animals and don't appear when people want them to and there were alot of boats on the water so they tend to stay clear of the boat traffic. We were lucky to see about 6 of them on our way out to Anclote Key and at least 1 on the way back to the dock. The cruise out to the Island was educational thanks to Rick who was very knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area as well as Greek history and Pirate History in Tarpon Springs and the surrounding area. It was such a pleasure listening to him and we learned some pretty interesting things. When we got to the the island, it was pretty busy with other locals that were partying there. We were given a bucket to collect shells and given 30 minutes which was plenty of time. We found some amazing shells as well as sponges that had washed up onshore. My kids are in their late teens and early 20's but they LOVED it as much as I did! They do offer a variety of snacks and drinks (including Margaritas and Rum Runners but I recommend purchasing tickets for drinks in advance when you check in for the cruise as it is much cheaper than paying once you get on board. I also recommend taking the earliest cruise (10:30-12:30 I believe) as it was not crowded and we were very comfortable being able to have our own space sitting on board. When we arrived back at the dock there was a VERY large crowd waiting for the next trip. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend them for a fun family or couple's outing. Extremely affordable and just so much fun!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Mike D wrote a review Aug 2021
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Captain Rob and Amanda made the two-hour cruise very enjoyable and fun! We learned lots about the area, it's history and got to see dolphins playing in the wake of the boat. We also took a refreshing dip in the warm Gulf water and collected a bunch of shells. All around a very enjoyable afternoon.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Caitlin W wrote a review Aug 2021
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Captain Rick and Odyssey Cruises are a MUST when visiting the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks! The cruise itself is beautiful and Rick was very knowledgeable and provided a great tour of the area. Spinning in circles for dolphin sightings was less fun for someone who gets nauseous easily, but the boat ride itself was very smooth and without the circles, I wouldn't have felt ill at all. 10/10 though! Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Lindsay R wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a really great time on the cruise! We got to see some dolphins up close, and the ship captain even got closer for the kids to see them. Captains Rick and Mike were very knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area, and were very funny! Well worth the money for the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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