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Encounters With Dolphins

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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
+1 727-466-0375
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US$ 65.00*
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Clearwater to Tarpon Springs
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Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's harbor. Enjoy a relaxing ride while you learn about our abundant wildlife, and view the area's dolphins in their natural environment. Every trip stops at Compass Island where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel and the kids can even hunt for treasure! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed*. Excursions depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina multiple times every day. Spend an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes with our highly trained crew in the Clearwater Harbor on board our 40 foot Coast Guard inspected excursion boat. For twenty to thirty minutes during your trip, the boat will stop at Compass Island where you will have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells, swim, snorkel (gear is provided) and enjoy the island. Our boats are available for charter as well. If you're looking for something more intimate with friends and family on the water we can accommodate. We have done weddings, rehearsal dinner socials, proposals, birthday parties, bachelor parties, anniversaries, school and church groups and family reunions.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“small island” (21 reviews)
“collect shells” (14 reviews)
“island stop” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Clearwater, FL 33767-2064

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From booking all the way to the end of the tour getting off the boat, it was a relaxed friendly experience. The lady helped us book a tour very great, the people on the boat were down to earth and very friendly and helpful. We...More

Thank 912wj
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a boat tour where the kids could see dolphins AND get off the boat and interact with wildlife a little. This trip did not disappoint! They treated our girls very nicely and made sure they both got to see plenty of...More

Thank jandw2010
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This boat ride is a must if you are passing through the area. Friendly and professional staff. I had a group of 18 and they accommodated us without any hassle. We saw several of dolphins. Lisa was exceptional!! When I was having trouble paying online...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I love watching dolphins from a boat and this year I was so excited to visit an island while on a tour. We all collected shells and enjoyed the sunset.

Thank rebecca z
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our boat ride was delayed due to weather but not by much. My family of five enjoyed the boat trip and we were fortunate enough to see a dolphin or two. My girls were able to find some shell treasures on the island. Knowledgeable and...More

Thank Mel_BKansasCity
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Lovely boat trip out today, wasn't sure if the boat would sail as earlier we had had thunderstorms. Great boat with excellent crew! Saw many dolphins in the bay. We had a stop at Compass island where you could snorkel or collect shells. Drinks and...More

Thank taloolaa
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Firstly, this was a pretty good boat trip. Took us around Clearwater and saw some of the lovely properties on the waterfront. Visit to the small island to get shells was different. The boat staff were friendly and helpful. We didn't see any sign of...More

Thank Wfamily_03
Reviewed 22 July 2017

When I googled dolphin tours I had no clue which one to pick. After looking at some pictures we decided we would take this tour. I could not be happier with the experience that we got. We saw lots of Dolphins, the boat was clean...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We booked this tour last minute with a large group. From the moment we got to the kiosk, straight to the end of the tour we were impressed at the friendly helpful staff. The boat trip was fun, we saw a family of dolphins playing...More

Thank Solandria
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We took the Encounters with Dolphins tour on July 5, and it was fantastic. The staff was very helpful, the tour started on-time, and the experience was great. The captain was very informative regarding the area surrounding Clearwater Bay - lots of interesting stories and...More

Thank Pete8768
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8 May 2017|
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Response from KWa16 | Reviewed this property |
I've heard the same thing. We took an early afternoon trip with this company and saw a few dolphins from afar. The boat itself is fully covered though so it's a comfortable ride regardless of the time of day (i.e....you... More
Jackie E
19 June 2016|
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Response from Tara R | Reviewed this property |
We did. We chose to go snorkling. But with that said, we were able to walk off the boat to the island for shelling without getting really wet. They pull up close and put out a ramp for you to walk off the boat. We got... More
Shirley J
24 February 2015|
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