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Encounters With Dolphins

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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
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Dolphins were great, Customer service was awful

Encounters with Dolphins in Clearwater Florda was not a good outing for our family on Fathers Day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
860jacqueline
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Lakeland, Florida
Dolphin tour

Very accommodating to families with small children. You can bring a carseat to help with smaller... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sherylmloving
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Lake Station, Indiana
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“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
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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Encounters with Dolphins in Clearwater Florda was not a good outing for our family on Fathers Day. The area is super crowded, and there was no parking available!!! We searched for over an hour and could not find a parking spot. So my husband decided...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very accommodating to families with small children. You can bring a carseat to help with smaller children making it easier for them to see. The captain and first mate were knowledgeable about the area and were wonderful with the whole excursion.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our families (4 adults, 5 kids) took the 7pm trip. It was relaxing and adventurous all in one. We saw several dolphins and had a blast exploring the little island. We collected lots of shells and saw (and rescued) a starfish and sea urchin. The...More

Thank Jenn W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The captain was great super funny and had a lot of knowledge. We only saw 2 dolphins the entire time which I understand isn’t their fault. Getting off the boat onto the island to find sea shells was pretty cool. Over all was a good...More

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The encounter with actual dolphins was perhaps not the fault of the operator but was weak. We saw two small creatures frolicking around the inner harbor and we hovered by them for a long while and that was all we saw for dolphins. The captain...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went mid day, and really had a fun time. The island was especially fun to explore. With the storms that had come thru just before we got to Florida made the snorkling not the greatest, but that is just mother nature. The captain was...More

Thank kaseymurphy2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Trip was a large disappointment. Only thing happy and good was that the dolphins came up around the boat. The crew was not happy and not helpful, what so ever. The island was terrible and had no shells. Felt very rushed with no time to...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The captain and first mate provided information along the way about the area and homes. We discovered the boat owners work well with competitors to make every trip out a success. If someone sees dolphins they reach out to nearby captains. We booked online and...More

Thank markcS2058XE
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Great tour and reasonably priced , we booked in the UK after doing some research and really enjoyed it , we did the sunset tour and they stayed out a little longer to ensure we saw the dolphins , recommended

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Right from when you're greeted at their station on the pier you're greeted with a smile. The captain and Kyle are super friendly and knowledgable - we saw plenty of dolphins and found a few shells on Comet Island - which is really really small...More

Thank OU812Cin1
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Betty B
25 April 2018|
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Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
I would at the very least check with them the day before for morning trips or in the morning for afternoon trips. We went on a Saturday and booked that morning for an afternoon trip.
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jfamily09
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
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Jackie E
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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
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