We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“makes for a wonderful day”

Island Boat Adventures
Ranked #2 of 80 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent island just a few miles off shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the lovely Gulf of Mexico. Accessible only by boat. Egmont Key is the GEM of the Bay Area and a Florida State Park. It is not to be missed on your vacation. Egmont Key's history dates back to the 1800's during the Spanish / American War era. Call and book your trip today for a truly memorable vacation experience and a fantastic day of Adventure and Excitement you will not soon forget. Just a few of the sights you may experience on your journey are pods of wild Bottlenosed Dolphins playing in their natural habitat, or a huge manatee gracefully swimming along side of the boat, stingrays, rolling Tarpon, numerous native birds, Gopher Tortoises, the Egmont Key Lighthouse, the soldier cemetary, and the ruins of old Fort Dade. It is our goal to provide a fun, affordable, memorable vacation experience in a safe environment that the whole family can enjoy. Call today for reservations.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Paulding, Ohio, United States
1 review
“makes for a wonderful day”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

had a great time out on the boat and in the water.... its was a little windy so we had to hit the island instead of the ruins.... but i think it was something ill never forget, was my first time to Florida and all i can really say is "see ya in july" we will be back

Visited July 2011
Helpful?
Thank Steve G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Betty34607, Owner at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, February 18, 2012
Thanks for the great review Steve! See you in July!!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

956 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    855
    74
    12
    7
    8
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Naples, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

If I could give 10 stars I would, that is how much we enjoyed this crew & adventure. Well worth the money.
We saw so many Dolphins on the way to The Island. And the Island was very interesting & fun to explore.
Thank you, Capt Hans & Betty for a wonderful day.
Jim & Pat from Boston

Helpful?
Thank Jimpatg2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Betty34607, Owner at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thanks for the great review! It was wonderful to meet you both. We hope to see you aboard Calypso Cat many more times! Stay warm in Boston!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Service”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had booked the trip in advance and arrived a few minutes late. Unfortunately the boat had started to take off without us. The owner was so accomodating that he asked the captain to turn around and pick us up ( the boat had only been gone for 5 min when we arrived). The boat ride was very pleasant and they took their time to stop and let us see the dolphins.

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
2 Thank erica t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Betty34607, Owner at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! Thank goodness we were able to come back and get you, we would've hated for you to miss all the fun. We are super glad that everything turned out well and that you guys enjoyed the dolphins and a beautiful day on Egmont Key Island with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Quincy, Illinois, United States
1 review
“very great time loved it”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

drinks are thier for you when you need it crew on the boat are like your best friends they talk and help u just like they knew you for yrs

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Robert L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Betty34607, Owner at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
We are so happy that you had a great time! Thanks for the nice review. We hope to see you back out again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
iowa
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This was worth every Penny!!!!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

We did the Island Boat adventure and it was one of the best excursions we have ever done. The boat was very clean, they had music going, and it was very well organized. Captain Hans and Mike were very informative and took there time when explaining the sights that they took us too. Please dont waste your time with any other boating excursion.....this is the one to do. They were very patient with all the kids and safety was always a priority. This boat has a very clean bathroom and outdoor shower to wash off the salty ocean water. They also have a shuttle that will come pick you up and take you back when you are done. This barnone is the best attraction/thing to do in St. Petes Beach , FL. Thank you Hans and Mike for the great day......The Antonelli family!!!!

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
3 Thank zoeyaries
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Betty34607, Owner at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
WOW! What a super review! Thanks so much. We do strive to provide the best boating excursion, but we certainly can't do it with out great customers like you! Thanks for choosing to come out with us and Thanks again for the fantastic review.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Island Boat Adventures also viewed

 

Been to Island Boat Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing