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Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the marina at St. Pete Beach to meet the crew and board your boat.

    Set out for Boca Ciega Bay where you are likely to see dolphins and, occasionally, manatees feeding near shallow sandbars. Observe the remarkable animals in their natural habitat for a memorable experience of Florida’s wildlife.

    Continue to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key Island Wildlife Preserve, which includes a picturesque white sand beach with many seashells. Spend time at Shell Key Island and snorkel from the beach in shallow water. During the warmer seasons, you might spot rays and manatees there.

    Your tour ends with return to the marina.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tierra Verde Marina Resort, 200 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Parking at the marina
    Exclusions
    • Food, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You must check in 30 minutes prior to your departure time. All trips leave promptly at their departure time
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Absolutely loved the boat ride.. had a great time looking for shells, seeing the amazing homes and looking for Dolphins.. Captain Roger was awesome and so knowledgeable of the area... highly suggest it!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kim L
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Captain Joe did an amazing job, we saw manatees and dolphins. We found sand dollars, horseshoe crabs, and other sea life. Captain Joe knew all about the history of the area and landmarks..we had a great time. Loved that it was a small group of...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank AnneP3517
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Captain Joe gave our family the most amazing tour. We saw two Manatees, Multiple Dolphins, and snorkeled in warm crystal clear waters with two seniors and my two toddlers of 2 and 3 years old. Boat was clean, stocked with a cooler and complimentary bottled...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LaNinaJo1
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Last year I came with my husband. And this year I returned with a friend. Captain Joe is what made the trip great, he’s super knowledgeable. It’s not just a trip on a boat, you actually learn about the surroundings and wildlife. Its very beneficial.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank BMikola89
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I booked online through their site to snorkel with my brother who came down from Boston over the Labor Day weekend. I had accidentally booked the first of October not September, but they switched it over with no issue. Captain Joe was amazing, and I...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank KelseyWolf
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    Joni T
    27 August 2019|
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    Response from KandiceLK_12 | Reviewed this property |
    The boats only seat 6 but they can take two boats out at one time.
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    Eledis
    4 July 2019|
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    Response from Faitho113 | Reviewed this property |
    I don’t recall an age limit either. My youngest is 7 and she had to wear a life vest, the older two 11 & 9 did not. I think all children would be welcome. As the other reviewer mentioned younger ones may need to held on a... More
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    Eledis
    4 July 2019|
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    Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
    The boat before looked to have maybe a 2 year old with them. But I am not 100% sure on that
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