Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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Look for dolphins around Boca Ciega Bay in St Pete Beach on a 2-hour cruise in the Tampa Bay Area. Continue into the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key island, a wildlife preserve where you can snorkel, swim, or collect shells on the beach. Depending on the season, you might spot dolphins, manatees, rays, and a variety of seabirds. This family-friendly tour offers both a late morning and afternoon departure, making it easy to suit your schedule.
  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Make your own way to the marina at St Pete Beach to meet the crew and board your boat.

Set out for Boca Ciega Bay where you are likely to see dolphins and occasionally manatees feeding near shallow sandbars. Observe the remarkable animals in their natural habitat for a memorable experience of Florida’s wildlife.

Continue to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key Island Wildlife Preserve, which includes a picturesque white-sand beach with many seashells. Spend about one hour at Shell Key Island, and have time to snorkel from the beach in shallow water. During the warmer seasons, you might spot rays and manatees there.

Your tour ends with return to the marina after two hours.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

Tim was great! Took time to wait several times for dolphin sighting which we spotted! Very patient with the kids too! A must do for your vacation!

, Jun 2018

Had a great time, water was very foggy and couldn't see much. We did see a fever of sting rays and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant!!

, Feb 2018

Captain John was great! He was friendly and knowledgeable and found us some great pods of dolphins and plentiful shells. It was a perfect day!

, Jul 2017

Loved it! Pontoon boat with a small group and flexible, personable captain!

, May 2017

Excellent !!!Small group ,had lots of time to watch dolphins and snorkel !! Captain was knowledgeable, answered all our questions Made my 6 year old grandson day by having him name the dolphins ..Even had a snack for him!! Definately would recommend Island Ferry !!

, May 2017

Our trip was scheduled for Monday, but upon arrival at the dock we were met by the owner, who was extremely friendly and polite. He recommended we postpone the trip as the water was choppy and he said we would not enjoy the boat ride. He also told us there would be no charge if we decided to cancel. We booked the trip for the next day and were very glad we did, as we ended up the only ones going out! The trip was awesome and the guide, Brian I think was excellent. Highly recommend this excursion!!

, Apr 2017

There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed the trip. The captain and helper were very informative and helpful. We saw a lot of dolphin and some stingray. The children on board loved feeding the seagulls. Snorkeling was fun. The island park was interesting. Thank you for a great time. We were in the back of the boat so couldn't hear everything that was being said. It would have been nice to have somewhere to change after the trip, but we managed.

, Feb 2017

Friday February 3rd we took the 2pm dolphin watch cruise and found dolphins in the bay. The boat was comfortable, had a comfortable ride, and it was great to be on the water on this beautiful 77 degree, sunny day. We found and followed dolphins. It was fun and we highly recommend it.

, Jun 2016

We had a blast! We didn't see but a couple of dolphins, but the guide did his best to find them for us. We loved the shell island stop. We found lots of shells. The guys were great - they watched our things while we were snorkelling. They helped us get on and off the boat, they were very gracious and cooperative. I would recommend this trip to my friends, and if I get back over there - I would do it again. Thank you for your recommendation. Helen and family

, May 2016

Had a great day. Dan the captain was phenomenal. Beautiful ride and weather. Would definitely recommend it.

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