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Address: 400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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+1 727-647-1538
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Witness the majesty of dolphins up close and personal with Pier Dolphin...

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.

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"Awesome tour"

We had a terrific tour with Captain Fred. It was great to see the Coast Guard, etc., the beautiful waterfront mansions and of course the hi-light to see the dolphins. Captain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Janice C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a terrific tour with Captain Fred. It was great to see the Coast Guard, etc., the beautiful waterfront mansions and of course the hi-light to see the dolphins. Captain Fred was very informative & definitely made sure everyone on board got to see them. It was incredible to watch the dolphin riding the wake!! Definitely recommend this tour!!!

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Janice! I'm so glad that you had a great time. Please come back to see us and the dolphins! Capt. Fred More 

Monticello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had Captain Buddy and Gayle as our crew.It was a very wet stormy day but we decided to go on the dolphin cruise anyhow.Really glad we did as we saw dolphins all over the place and jumping right by our boat.There was a terrific rain storm with rain sideways but out captain was very reassuring.Saw amazing mansions and racing... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thanks for that great review. Sorry about the sideways rain. We get that here in the summers. But it looks like Buddy handled it for you, and the dolphins ignored it. Please come again, Capt. Fred More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a GREAT way to spend a good couple of hours on the water in St. Petersburg, FL. Captain Fred was awesome on the tour and it's not all about Dolphins, though he guarantee's you see them. You tour around homes on the water and he points out who lives in them, you see the Coast Guard etc. It's... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Annabella! It was great having you aboard. Please come back anytime! Capt. Fred More 

Fruitland Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This boat trip was fun. The Captain was intent on finding dolphin. When he found them he made sure all on board got to see them. The dolphin swam with the boat for quite a way. We were able to video them following and jumping beside the boat. Great trip. I would highly recommend it. Cost was worth the experience.... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, James! Sometimes those critters make themselves scarce, but in the end, can't resist the opportunity to show off. Please join us again. Capt. Fred More 

Petal, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Capt. Fred gave us a really informative tour and we saw several Dolphins. We were the last tour of the day so it was just me, my wife, daughter and nephew. He let them sit in the capt's seat on the way in. We would go again.

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Please do come again! I enjoyed having you and your family on board. Capt. Fred More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a great time. Saw several Dolphins including 2 that put on a show. The tour of the bay was entertaining as well. Thanks Capt. Fred!!

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

You are surely welcome. Please join us again soon! Capt. Fred More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Captain Fred narrated an interesting tour of the Gulf, and we saw A LOT of dolphins! The boat was comfortable and when it started to rain (Florida afternoons can be like that) we stayed dry and still saw everything. Snacks and drinks for sale.

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Arlene! I've been doing this work for 30 years and can't remember a rainier June than this one. Which makes me doubly grateful that you came out and enjoyed the ride. Thanks again! Capt Fred More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This was our 2ND time going here and we loved it even more this time! We saw a dolphin jump into the air last night and then watched them hunting for fish. Will definitely go again! I went with my wife and young 2 1/2 yr old daughter. She loved it too!

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

I'm with you, Josh. I go everyday and I still get a kick out of watching these fascinating critters. Thank you for your comments! Fred More 

Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this after visiting the St Pete History Museum and we are so glad that we did! Our captain made sure to stop so we could watch dolphins and was even able to maneuver the boat so then dolphins played beside it. There were 2 young children on the boat and they gave each of them an oppertunity... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

I'm real glad that we caught you coming out of the History Museum and had you for a cruise. The dolphins can be real performers! Please come back. Capt Fred More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did this with our 19 and 24 year old daughters on Memorial Day and we all loved it. We saw numerous dolphins, one of which swam with the boat for a really long time! We saw a manatee as well. The sights were beautiful and we got a good look at the waterfront area in St.... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and can't wait to see you next trip! Capt Fred More 

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