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St. Nicholas VI Sponge Boat

693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
+1 727-937-5417
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Fun experience

This was a very enjoyable trip, very informational about the area of Tarpon Springs, and sponge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worcester, Massachusetts
via mobile
Cute & old timey

We saw the other reviews on trip advisor and wanted to try this little boat ride. The price was... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
+1 727-937-5417
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable trip, very informational about the area of Tarpon Springs, and sponge diving. It is less than an hour, but the price is very reasonable.

Thank JSLantz1948
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the other reviews on trip advisor and wanted to try this little boat ride. The price was right at $10 a person, and the little white and orange boat fit right in with the Greek look and feel of Tarpon Springs. The older...More

2  Thank euromommy
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This short boat trip was one of the best parts of our trip. The guide, captain, and others on the boat were very interesting and educational, we got to watch a guy dive in an old-fashioned sponge-diving suit and bring up a freshly harvested sponge,...More

Thank virginiawriter
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

When we have visitors on our vacation, I always take them on this mini "educational" boat trip. A bit hokey, but don't forget to take a photo with the diver and have him autograph your $1. Pack of postcards! Good to get out on the...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

There were so many boat tours available but I think this is the only one that has a diver demonstration. We really enjoyed it- learning about the different sponges and the history of the sponge docks, and then watching the diver go in the water....More

1  Thank jvangets
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Forty-minute boat tour of Tarpon Springs harbor. Diver in full regalia goes underwater to demonstrate how sponges were harvested. Good background of industry and area. Friendly crew. Diver poses for pictures and autographed picture postcard.

Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 9 February 2017

we had a great time on our 1 hour cruise. We learned all about sponges and the most common types. Our diver Mr. Wilson was so friendly and informative. He posed for some great shots while in his diving suit. We even saw a bald...More

1  Thank asheffrin
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very good information about history, harvesting, & marketing sponges from a multi generation sponge businessman. A diver demonstrated diving in a vintage dive suit. Very positive experience. Highly recommend.

1  Thank GypsyMoo
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My mother and I visited Tarpon Springs over 40 years ago and it hasn't changed much. We took the Sponge Boat tour and it's something very different and fascinating. The shopping is great along the main drag by the docks and the sponges are amazing....More

2  Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great price for a short boat trip, the adults and kids loved the old school sponge dive. The tour guide was great and told us the history. The sponge diver wearing the old dive suit was really neat to see how heavy it was and...More

Thank Michelle R
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I would like info on the sponge tour. Cost? Time? Correct website for info. Thanks, Katie
11 May 2016|
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Response from westmont60559 | Reviewed this property |
Same for us we saw a stand, but there was more than one tour. This one was part of the state parks. We also took the short trip about 45 minutes. There was a longer trip if you were interested.