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“Spectacular”

Paradise Boat Tours
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a 28 passenger power catamaran. Covered and padded seating. Also, for those cooler months we are wind protected. 95+% of tours see dolphins! Running daily and sunset tours which are BYOB. We'd love to share with you the beautiful intracoastal waters in an unforgettable experience. Great for people of all ages! Discounts for Seniors and kids and 3 and under go for free! See you on the water!
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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15 reviews
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the most spectacular boat ride while vacationing in Bradenton Beach. Within 5 minutes of starting our boat ride, we were in the midst of a nursery of dolphins; it was glorious. As the cruise continued, we saw more dolphins and the grand finale was a perfect sunset. Captain Sherman made sure that everyone had an excellent view and tried very hard for a toddler who missed the earlier views to see the dolphins. His first mate, Roxanne gave us interesting information about the surrounding area. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Do not miss this!

Visited August 2014
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Hi Arlene, I am so glad you and your husband had such a good trip. I love to hear people enjoy the tours as much as we do! Please join us again!
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Dallas
1 review
“Relaxing!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the 10am tour and the staff was wonderful. Saw several dolphins and their babies. Great crew and great boat. Very informative about the island and animals. Kids (13 and 17) loved it!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Boxergirl7400
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you for visiting us! I am so glad you had a great time!
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
“Had a blast!”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had family in from Texas visiting and we took them on Captain Sherman's dolphin tour. It was a priceless day, the kiddos got to steer the boat and wear the captains hat. We also saw manatees along with several dolphins. The first mate Jake, and Capt. Sherman, were both very knowledgeable of the waters and the history of the dolphins. We highly recommend Paradise Boat Tours!

Visited August 2014
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Thank vicandmelissa
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you so much for joining us on a tour. I'm glad to hear everyone had a great time!
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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very friendly people. Fun, relaxed atmosphere. Captain and first mate were easy to talk too and ask questions. Kids got to drive the boat for great photo ops. Was a breeze to make a reservation. Kids loved it! brought our own drinks and dinner along for the cruise. Saw several manatees and dolphins and watched a beautiful sunset. Well worth the money and would do again in a heartbeat!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Angela S
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you for coming! I am glad you and the kids had a great time! I hope you visit again soon!
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
“Excellent excursion”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had an amazing time. We saw manatee up close and personal, dolphin, and a large turtle. We had captain Lindsey and her first mate they were friendly and informative

Visited August 2014
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
Thank you for visiting.
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