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“Really nice boat excursion”

Encounters With Dolphins
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's harbor. Enjoy a relaxing ride while you learn about our abundant wildlife, and view the area's dolphins in their natural environment. Every trip stops at Compass Island where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel and the kids can even hunt for treasure! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed*. Excursions depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina multiple times every day. Spend an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes with our highly trained crew in the Clearwater Harbor on board our 40 foot Coast Guard inspected excursion boat. For twenty to thirty minutes during your trip, the boat will stop at Compass Island where you will have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells, swim, snorkel (gear is provided) and enjoy the island. Our boats are available for charter as well. If you're looking for something more intimate with friends and family on the water we can accommodate. We have done weddings, rehearsal dinner socials, proposals, birthday parties, bachelor parties, anniversaries, school and church groups and family reunions.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really nice boat excursion”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Everyone from the girl who took our reservation and helped us on the phone, to the captain to the mate were exceptionally helpful and gave us a great experience on the water off Clearwater. THey guarantee dolphin sightings and we saw other marine life. We stopped on one-tree island to collect shells, which there were none really, but it was still nice. I'd recommend it for anyone wanting a nice, calm cruise in teh Clearwater area for a few hours.

Visited May 2012
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Smyrna, Georgia
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“You must do this”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

This was so much fun. We rode in a boat across the ocean, visited a small private island and got to see some celebrity homes on the beach, the best part is seeing dolphins;we saw two three or it could've been the same one. Everyone was so friendly and fun.

Visited May 2012
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Flushing, Michigan
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relaxing voyage”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

The boat trip takes you out on Clearwater Bay and makes a stop at a small island for shelling. The captain and first mate were engaging and enthusiastic and we did see a number of dolphins close up!

Visited May 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“okay for the money”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

We took a 3 o' clock tour, myself, husband and 10 year old son. We did get to see some dolphins and the captain was great about trying to make sure we were able to try and get good pictures. We stopped at Shell island to collect shells and snorkle which is what we were excited about.... The only thing is you can hardly see in the water in the bay when you snorkle so your pretty much blind. As for the shells, they are all broken and in pieces..

Visited May 2012
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new york
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“gotta go....”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

services is awesome, very nice employees, very details in every aspect and educational. we saw a couple of dolphins, we even took a pack of beer for the ride and they were so nice they let us used their cooler. worth the money.......

Visited April 2012
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