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“A great little trip.”

Pier Dolphin Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Witness the majesty of dolphins up close and personal with Pier Dolphin Cruises in downtown St. Petersburg. It's fun for the entire family and adventure for all ages. Start your sea-faring experience on the M/V Dolphin Queen, a 44' x 18' catamaran that can accommodate up to 70 people. Be sure to bring a camera! You'll see dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat, a variety of native birds such as Ospreys, Cormorants, Egrets and Herons as well as the US Coast Guard base all along St. Petersburg's historic waterfront. Pier Dolphin Crises sets sail seven days a week, with trips that last up to an hour and 50 minutes! Cpt. Fred is confident he'll provide the best dolphin tour you've ever been through, and has been promoting the waters of St. Petersburg for more than 25 years. Sit back and enjoy your time with friends and family while you're told stories and tales of everything around you. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you will receive a voucher for your next trip free! We offer a diverse range of services to meet our customers in the Saint Petersburg, FL area. Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A great way for a family to spend a couple of hours sailing the bay.Lovely views,and seeing the dolphins close up was just fantastic,well worth the money.

3  Thank Garry D
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Hubby and I took the 3:00 cruise. It was nice to be out on the water with the great views of St. Petersburg. Saw a pod of dolphins, but they wouldn't come too close because they had a baby with them. Saw them spashing about and one did jump. Very hard to get photos, because they are so fast. A few did race the boat for a moment and that was thrilling. We went during non peak time, so It was just us and another couple and was nice to have the boat to "ourselves" and move around wherever the dolphins were. I imagine if the boat is full it is not as exciting. Nice seeing all the beautiful homes, but other than homes and a few dolphins, not much else to see. I know on the brochure it mentioned manatees, sting rays and birds, but was never shown any of those. I agree with some reviews that is was a times hard to hear the captain on the speaker and the tipping signs are a little much. The captain and crew were nice and informative, when you could hear.

4  Thank soeastmama
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

A great family reunion event! A great way to show St Pete to our out-of-town/state relatives. Everyone had a wonderful time, from the youngest (4 yrs) to the oldest (83 yrs). The tour was educational, insightful, and fun! We saw dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, the bird sanctuary, Coast Guard ships, beautiful homes, yachts, and more! Capt Fred's was very professional, knowledgeable of city and current events and personable, he truly made us feel like we were his family! Our family has great pictures and memories for a lifetime and I would highly recommend this tour for a reunion event.

1  Thank Myabbachild
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The crystal clear blue waters make this dolphin watch cruise a must ... at least once every time I go there . I never grow tired of seeing "Pods" of Dolphins in their natural habitat . Catch this tour at "the pier" .. you'll be glad you did !

1  Thank Pennpal123
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We started the cruise with high hopes of seeing dolphins, and were well rewarded. The cruise was just long enough to keep the teenagers in the group interested. The Catain and mate were very helful in pointing out the sights and providing information on the area.

3  Thank Kim B
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