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Address: 693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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Very educational and fun, wish it were longer!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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md
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 gentleman selling the tickets was absolutely delightful and we were happy to purchase our tickets... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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, and it was just a delightful 45 minutes on a slow boat on the river... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 water and see a little different view, too!

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Thank Linda S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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. Would definitely recommend!

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 eagle circling the boat,

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Dothan, Alabama
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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.

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1 Thank GypsyMoo
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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. Of course, several Greek restaurants to choose from in this fun and friendly town. A... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 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 learn how long they stayed down. The sponge diver and crew was great with our... More 

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Thank Michelle R
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We enjoyed our boat ride and our interaction with the sponge diver and the boat captain! It was fascinating and affordable!

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