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“Great Trip!”

Encounters With Dolphins
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Clearwater to Tarpon Springs
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Trip!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a great dolphin tour. Our only regret is that it didn't last longer! Two hours would be awesome! We had three teenagers and a seven year old in our group, so we hoped that they would all enjoy the experience. From the really sweet woman who greeted us at the registration to the great crew, they all made our experience enjoyable. We saw quite a few dolphins on the trip. The best part was the opportunity to exit the boat and swim in the water and look for shells. We also enjoyed seeing the celebrity homes on millionaire's row that belonged to John Travolta, the former Hulk Hogan home featured on the TV show and a few others. The tropical music was great. Each family had a chance to purchase an optional photo that was already printed at the end. We will definitely take this tour again....don't mind that they don't go into the Gulf of Mexico, as mentioned in other reviews.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Dominic1999
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic sunset cuise with dolphins!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride into the ocean. They were very good and made the trip extremely fun for the adults and kids alike. I would highly recommend this company. (We took another dolphin boat tour and it didn't hold a candle to this one.)

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Julie H
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great deal”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on this cruise our last night at the beach. We had avoided many of the commercial tour boats due to the cost but this boat was very reasonable and the staff professional. The boat was clean and soda or water was only a dollar how can you beat that? The best part was they take you to a small island where you can collect shells or swim or snorkel. We certainly did see dolphins too! We enjoyed the mansion tour too. This is a good one if you have kids. But my 18 year old enjoyed it also.

Visited August 2014
2 Thank Caron V
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Rogersville, Missouri, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Family Outing”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We bought our tickets, least expensive dolphin outing, and had almost an hour to kill. We went across the street to eat and the food had to be bagged and sent to go as it was time for our boat to leave. We were able to take the food on it with us, so my kids could eat. It was a nice boat ride, got to see some beautiful homes! The stop at the island was fun, they give you bags for shell collecting, and they had masks and snorkels available to those who wanted them. On the ride back to the dock, we spotted 7 dolphins. They stopped the boat and helped us track the dolphins to get some good pictures. We were late getting back for the next excursion, but the captains were not concerned about that. They wanted us to get the experience we paid for.

We paid $16.75 for adults, and $11.25 for kids. WELL WORTH THE $$$ SPENT!

Visited July 2014
10 Thank Beth H
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“perfect evening”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

not sure if this is the right place for my review but myself and family went on a sunset cruise to look for dolphins and we were all delighted with our evening out. we went on a shark shaped boat and paid $97 for the 5 of us, the crew were lovely and were more than happy to take photos of us all. In fact the crew made the evening perfect by encouraging the dolphons to swim alongside the boat which was an amazing evening for everyone. there were only 12 passengers n everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this tour as others around were more expensive. the only downside was the blonde girl selling tickets for the tours, she was unprofessional and making snide somments about passers by. she didn't spoil our evening tho.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank lee-ann g
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