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Pier Dolphin Cruises

400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3519
+1 727-647-1538
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Great fun & lots of dolphins!

We just finished a beautiful afternoon aboard the Dolphin Queen with Captain Fred! We saw lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
ShieliaN
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St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
BEAUTIFUL, FUN, & INFORMATIVE!

We had a great time on a wonderful sunny day! Captain Fred made the trip fun with lots of local... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Curt N
,
Bloomington, Illinois
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3519
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+1 727-647-1538

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We just finished a beautiful afternoon aboard the Dolphin Queen with Captain Fred! We saw lots of dolphins and several pods surfed with us. Our trip also included touring many waterfront areas with a very informative narrative about early St Petersburg, as well as many...More

Thank ShieliaN
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a great time on a wonderful sunny day! Captain Fred made the trip fun with lots of local historical information, let the kids of all ages "drive" the boat, and did a great job of staying with a dolphin that surfed along the...More

Thank Curt N
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Curt, thanks for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip and want to come again. Every trip is a little bit different with new things to see each time so come back to see us.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

After a day of training and being professionals it was great to go out cruising with Captain Fred and the dolphins.

Thank vicky f
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you, Vicky! There is nothing like a cruise, even a small one!

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We just came back from our 2 hour cruise with Captain Fred. We enjoyed the local and historical information he told us about as we cruised along. We DID see dolphins. It was very exciting to have 2 dolphins cruising alongside the boat as we...More

Thank Condesa O
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much, Condesa. Please come back anytime you need a break from anything!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a fantastic afternoon cruise in St. Petersburg harbor with pairs and trios of dolphins swimming, jumping and spouting water while parallel to our small boat and even under it as we looked down at them. We watched small planes and helicopters taking off...More

Thank Duxburygirl
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you, Duxburygirl! I am so glad that you enjoyed the cruise. Please come back for another.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a decent budget cruise of the bay and the waterfront properties. The captain is very knowledgeable having been there for many years. One of the requirements for us was to see dolphins which we did and followed for the next 30 minutes. We...More

Thank tim c
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you, Tim. Glad we were able to accommodate.

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Bought tickets online for a 3pm excursion. We arrived to the dock early as the 1pm ride was coming back. At exactly 3 we were told that there would be no 3pm ride due to having less than the minimum 4 passengers. We were issued...More

Thank Dan V
Fred D, Manager at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

I am so sorry that happened, Dan. It's unfortunate, but rare.

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...More

Thank Janice C
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2016

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

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...More

Thank Jacky S
Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

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

Reviewed 1 August 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...More

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

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

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