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“Great fun and mermerizing educational experience”

St. Nicholas Boat Line
Ranked #3 of 21 Tours in Tarpon Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a perfect way to learn about the sponge industry and sponges. Great learning ex[erience about river and sea sponges including the fact that sponges are animals and not plants. The 40 plus minute round trip boat ride to and from the sight where our diver submerged in the old traditional helmet dive suit and brought up a sponge was very entertaining and fun. Fun for all ages. The Captain shared fascinating stories from the boat's captain taking us back to the early days to current sponge diving methods and types of sponges. Most enjoyable experience that is hghly recommended when visiting Tarpon Springs, which remains to this day the sponge capital of the world. Make certain you try some excellent Greek food with restaurants offering Greek specialities lining the main street to St Nicholas Boat Line Sponge Expedition

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable experience. Our guide was George, grandson of the founder of this company. He provided a wonderful narration of the history of sponges (I had no idea there were several grades) and the sponging industry in Tarpon Springs and gave a good description of what diver, his gear, and all that he was doing on every step of his dive to get a sponge. I didn't know what to expect, but I was thrilled with it.

Adult cost = $10
Kids = $5.

Very worth the money.

Thank SongMan67
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a 30 minute tour to learn about the reason you came to Tarpon Springs, Sponges! They only charge $10 per person, very reasonable for all you learn from this trip. The diver was amazing and the demonstration was the icing on the cake. This is a one time, have to do experience when you come to this area.....perfect!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very good educational tour. They have a senior discount $9.00 each. Any seat would be good.

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We took a short boat ride and learned about sponge harvesting. It was very interesting. There was a diver that demonstrated how they dive for sponges. This has been around a long time and so have I and I really enjoyed it. Nice town to visit.

Thank Janice G
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