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“Once again... THE best day with Capt. Mike!!!”

Dream Catcher Explorations
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Snorkeling at 3 Rooker Bar "Wild Life Preserve" Private Island Excursion tours. Also see wild dolphin, go on tubing rides and find great shells "This will be the highlight of your vacation" 3 & 4 hour tours. Soft drinks,snorkel and safety gear included.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This was my families second time with Capt. Mike. Opt for the 4 plus hour trip where you get to do everything he offers. Super easy to set up a trip as he keeps his cell near even when he is out on another trip. Try and book a morning trip if you can as the gulf is calmer. The trip out was smooth as silk and the tubing was one of the highlights. Even my four year old was able to experience the tubing for the first time! He was pumped!!! The dolphins swimming around us while we were on the tube was surreal! Last year we were unable to snorkel due to the rough water, so experiencing it this year was my favorite. The private island to shell and walk is simply sublime! A cooler full of ice cold drinks, fresh cut cold watermelon, tropical music, you name it he has it. We have tried it all from St. Pete to Clearwater and this is well worth whatever it takes to take this tour. Thanks again Capt. Mike!!! ( ....and make sure you ask him about his illegal fishing expeditions... Ha!)

1  Thank BigMike73
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were in Orlando for family vacation. We wanted to spend a day at the beach, Gulf side. I contacted Capt. Mike before our trip to make arrangements, Once we were in FL - Mike called to confirm but also recommended moving our trip up a few hours to avoid bad weather (Tropical Storm Andrea) We got to the boat about 10am. Captain Mike wasn't worried about the clouds, so neither were we. He took us out and gave all the kids (girls 9&12, boys 15&17) tube rides in the ocean. They were thrilled! We got to the snorkeling spot and miraculously, the sun came out! This was the first time the kids had snorkeled and they loved it! My 17 YO said it was the best part of the trip! We then went to the island for more snorkeling, shelling, swimming, etc. On the way back, Captain Mike worked to find dolphins. They swam along the boat, in our wake and with other boats. The four hours flew by and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The kids loved every minute of it! It was such a better option that just lying on the beach all day with kids looking to be entertained. Book in advance, be flexible around the weather and trust your Captain!

1  Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I along with our 17 year old son and his friend had a great time with Captain Mike. Captain Mike was very knowlegeable of the area and wildlife, it was a great balance of education and fun. We took the 4 hour tour and did it all. Lots of fun and money well worth it.

2  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Because of the poor weather, we did not get to enjoy the full experience of this boating encounter. Although it was no one's fault..we think we missed out and still paid full price. It was too cold to tube or snorkel..so we took an hour long ride to get to a deserted island and collect some shells. The captain was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. We then took a slow ride back and viewed a couple of attractions by water. I would suggest that if you are going to rent this boat for 4 hours for $65 pp... it be on a nice day where you can actually enjoy some water activities.

3  Thank travelmom0701
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Michael T, Owner at Dream Catcher Explorations, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

At the beginning of the tour everyone was made aware of what we can and cannot do.
The best sea shells to collect are on the Island we do the 4 hour tour and I believe that is what was requested. Full price is $75 not $65 PP. And a 2 hour option at $45 PP was presented however the shelling would not have been as good. So the choice was made
to take the 4 hour tour for $10 less PP.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

If your going to spend any money on any tour in Clearwater, you better have this one at the top of your list! This was the best tour we have taken. Captain Mike was so much fun and supplied alot of information and humor!! We got to go tubing for the first time, it was a blast!! Then we did snorkeling and caught a live conch shell!! We visited the island which was gorgeous like something out of a magazine! It was much better than the Clearwater Beach. It was a greatt little island and we found sooooooo many HUGE shells. He also provide food and snacks for free and sea shell bags. I could not believe it!! It was like a little paradise!! We also got to see dolphins! It was the best day that we spent at Clearwater and very reasonably priced. I defiantly recommend this tour you WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!!

3  Thank rebeckag183
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