I took the other dolphin cruise in Tarpon Springs last year and decided to try something new this year. Ok, so I'd like to start with the positives:
Getting out on the beach was cool. There were tons of shells, but the island was packed with other people there in their own boats.
The boat itself was pretty new and in decent shape.
The negatives started when I bought my ticket. I had a feeling and I should have just walked away. The lady that sold me the ticket had a mouth full of sandwich..and continued to eat it while answering my questions. Rude and disgusting. Then, she didn't have the register key to give me change....which is fine. The part that is not fine is when she got the key, then helped 3 other people before I finally gave up and let her keep my $3.60 because it's not worth my time.
The captain smoked the whole time, which...again, it's ok...but then don't have signs on your boat and tell everyone it's no smoking. The captain was extremely rough with the boat. We slammed into the dock when we came back without warning, and he was constantly being rough with the controls. It made things uncomfortable. There was a little bit of tour explanation, but not much. I'd like to hear about why we are doing what we are doing, and maybe tell everyone to watch for dolphins and say something if you see one. We didn't see any dolphins, and the captain didn't really seem to care. I realize sometimes you see them and sometimes not, but unlike the other cruise in town, these guys didn't go out of their way to find one.
Overall, it wasn't worth the $$ and I've been on a ton of trips like this that were better.
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