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“Great Family Trip”

Island Boat Adventures
Ranked #6 of 97 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was our second trip with Island Boat Adventures...we had such a good time in Summer of 2012 that we went again this summer. Got to snorkel on a different side of the island and just had an awesome time. Great for all ages. Stopped along the way to check out some dolphins, spent time on Egmont Key Island, and of course snorkeling! They provide everything you need for a great day of adventure and fun.

Thank CD P
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thanks for leaving us such a kind review. Having fun one day is fatanstic, but coming back again and having another great time is AWESOME! We're glad to know that you had a fun time with us on 'Calypso Cat'! :)

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Called this place as a second choice. This should be your first choice and will surely be ours next time. Nick (First mate) and the Captain were great. They were very knowledgeable on the areas and seemed to have done this a few hundred times. lol! Bring your shorts to go Snorkeling, swimming, and bring your shoes to walk around a remote island. There are also beautiful dolphins and other fish to see, and if you love sea shells there are many to choose from once you hit the beach. My family and I picked up a few fighting conch's (you'll see them from the boat as you dock at the island-they look like stone from the boat, but are in shells when you look up close. They are harmless but an interesting sea animal. You'll have a blast. best 4 hours trip and well worth the money.

Thank ezequielnena
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you for the recommendation. We're glad to know that we are at the top of your list for next year! :)

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The crew was wonderful. The boat was awesome. The price fantastic and the overall experience perfect!

Thank Shepopeh
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thanks for your compliments! :)

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was such a great family trip! We had a group of 9 people, ages 8 - 65 and we ALL had a blast! Some of us did the snorkeling, which was a lot of fun. The beach and water around the island were so beautiful and clear! We enjoyed seeing the big turtles on Egmont, the lighthouse and the fort. The Captain said since everyone was having such a good time, we were staying out longer than the 2 hours....we were gone over 4 hours! We saw several dolphin on the way back and the captain circled around multiple times to let us see them a while. They even gave the kids treats to hold in the air for the birds to swoop down and get. VERY nice, relaxing, fun trip.

Thank mlbowe
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

LOL! I always try to remember to tell people not to plan anything right after the trip, because it may take a little longer than expected. :) Mainly because our crew enjoy this trip so much that they don't want to leave! I think it a toss up of what they enjoy more the beauty of the island and dolphins or watching our guests have so much fun! Thanks for letting us know how much fun you guys had! :)

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was probably the highlight of our week in Treasure Island / St. Pete area. We took a group of 9 (ages 8-adult) on this trip. The Captain and 1st Mate were very friendly and helpful, providing lots of tips and history of the area. The Captain told us at the beginning of the trip that if everyone was having fun, we might stay longer than the 2 hours. I think we were out at least 4-5 hours! We all enjoyed it very much. Saw several dolphins, a manatee and they gave the kids snacks to hold in the air for the birds to swoop down and get. Lots to see and do on the island and the water around Egmont Key was BEAUTIFUL!!! Kids found tons of beautiful shells and sand dollars. We didn't want this adventure to ever end. Very fun and relaxing at the same time.

Thank Mary B
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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

We are so glad to hear that you guys were having as much fun as we were! See you all next summer! :)

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