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“Fantastic!”

Paradise Boat Tours
Ranked #1 of 18 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: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Halifax
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We did the 12 noon trip with Capt Sherman & Jimmy today, we had a great time & saw a number of Dolphins. Definitely recommend Paradise Boat Tours!

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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you Riddle! I am glad you enjoyed yourself! Please come again!
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 review
“OUTSTANDING TOUR”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband I are local residents of Bradenton, decided to take a sightseeing boat tour. Must say we had a great time. Captain Sherman was very informative. First Mate Jimmy was very nice. Saw mom and baby dolphin swimming together. Saw the beautiful homes a long Longboat Key. Best money for the buck. We certainly will be coming back. Thanks again Captain Sherman & First Mate Jimmy.
Roger & Pat :)

Visited August 2014
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
I am so glad you had a nice trip! Thanks for joining us! Please come again soon!
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St. Marys, Georgia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent trip.”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

After being stood up from one of the local competitors, we "settled" on this trip. After booking the trip over the phone, we ran into the captain on the pier and invited us to come out ironically. He told us we would see dolphins 100% off the time, and we did... Multiple dolphins... Multiple times. He was entertaining, courteous, and knowledgable of the area. He let our daughter "drive" the boat for a bit. Glad we were stood up cause a 90 minute cruise was long enough for our daughter. A three hour sailing trip would have been too long for her. Funny thing is, they said they took the number one spot on trip advisor today. Let's hope this review keeps them above the "local competitor."

Visited August 2014
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CaptainSherman, Owner at Paradise Boat Tours, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Hi - I am so glad you had a nice tour! Thanks for joining us! Please come again!
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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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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