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Egmont Key Tours

Egmont Key
Egmont Key off St. Petersburg, Florida is a tiny island with a grandiose past that’s only accessible by boat. This 450-acre island was used as a jail for Seminoles, and was held by the Union in the Civil War for its strategic location in the bay. With the threat of war against the Spanish in 1898, a fort was built on the seashell shore to guard against potential attack, and stands today as concrete reminder of the island’s historic past. When visiting Egmont Key today on a boat ride from Fort DeSoto Beach, pack along shoes to enjoy the hiking trails that weave through the island’s interior, and keep a lookout for gopher tortoises that inhabit the sandy the island. Also bring your bathing suit, of course, for wading in the cerulean waters, and sunscreen to keep your skin protected while lounging out on the beach. Towards the end of the island is Egmont Key Lighthouse, which has stoically stood here since 1858 as an aid to passing ships. Today it’s one of the only structures that still remain on the key, which is a calming retreat of seashells and wilderness just minutes from bustling Tampa Bay.

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Egmont Key is a Florida State Park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are no shops or facilities on the island, so you’ll have bring everything with you, including food, water, sunscreen, and anything you need for the beach. From March-September ferries run twice per day, departing Fort DeSoto at 10am and 11am, returning at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. From after Labor Day through the end of February, one ferry per day runs at 11am, returning at either 3pm or 2pm depending on the time of year.
Address: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA 33711, USA
Hours: Open daily 8am-Sunset
Admission: Prices vary from $15/ferry ticket to fares for a private boat
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Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin TourNature & Wildlife

Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin Tour

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Tour and snorkel Beautiful and Historic Egmont Key! We offer a fun educational experience the entire family can enjoy. Captain will give you a history narration of the island when we approach the island. Snorkel the ruins or grass flats, they both have unique differences (SNORKELING GEAR INCLUDED). Excellent customer service. Our boats are Luxury and new, with a 45 minute cruise to the BIG ISLAND. Our Captain's specialize in encouraging the Dolphin to jump behind the boat. This is not a guarantee to see wild dolphin however we almost always see them. Other wildlife is prevalent in the era, MANATEES, sea turtles, fish, land turtles, and of course birds. All of our tours are semi-private to private group charters. Awesome location with better quality equipment than our competitors. Ask about a free pint after the tour.
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Yacht Charter ~ Aquila 36 Powercatamaran Day Trips

Yacht Charter ~ Aquila 36 Powercatamaran "La Morte Divided"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Yacht Charter - 84' Burger Day Trips

Yacht Charter - 84' Burger "Victory"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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Yacht Charter ~ 50' Cruisers Yacht Day Trips

Yacht Charter ~ 50' Cruisers Yacht "Jenny"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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Yacht Charter ~ Azimut 55s Private Sightseeing Tours

Yacht Charter ~ Azimut 55s "Focus"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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Yacht Charter ~ Sea Ray 540 Sundancer Day Trips

Yacht Charter ~ Sea Ray 540 Sundancer "Startup State of Mind"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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Yacht Charter ~ Prestige 550 Day Trips

Yacht Charter ~ Prestige 550 "Compass Rose"

With Anchor, you will be treated to a private luxury yacht experience. Let us sweep you away to a secluded island only populated by fellow boaters. Anchor can provide additional food and beverages at an additional (and affordable) cost.
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Private Egmont Key Charter4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Egmont Key Charter

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Although this park is primarily a wildlife refuge, it can be a personal refuge - a place to relax and collect shells along secluded, pristine beaches. Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858. During the 19th century, the island served as a camp for captured Seminoles at the end of the Third Seminole War and was later occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. In 1898, as the Spanish - American War threatened, Fort Dade was built on the island and remained active until 1923. After touring the historic sites and trails, visitors can enjoy swimming, wildlife viewing, and picnicking. Located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, northwest of Anna Maria Island.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Egmont Key Luxury Boat TourDay Trips

Egmont Key Luxury Boat Tour

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On your own private luxury boat with a personal captain, you’ll experience the very best of our Florida waters, restaurants/bars, and other fun stops! Enjoy your time on one of our beautiful boats, and experience the below stops:Egmont Key - a beautiful Florida key with history. Bring some drinks and hangout for the day, as you likely will not want to ever leave! Near Egmont Key, we also have a fun snorkel stop to take to take you to, if desired.Dolphin SightseeingCruise by the Skyway Bridge - a must see!Optional: Add a stop at a waterfront bar for some lunch and drinks, or bring your own. This tour is completely customizable!
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All-Inclusive Boating & Island Hopping Adventure (Half Day)4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

All-Inclusive Boating & Island Hopping Adventure (Half Day)

Jump aboard the Everglades 243 (bay boat) for an exciting day on the beautiful St.Pete/Tampa waters!
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  • 4 hours
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