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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour provided by The Tropics Boat Tours

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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
Our ticket booth and downstairs bar will be upgraded with plexi glass walls to protect staff and guests. No smoking or vaping on the dock and vessel.
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get out on the water in search of bottlenose dolphins on this cruise from Clearwater. Aboard a double-decker catamaran, listen to your captain's commentary as he points out luxe mansions along the coast. Cruise out into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico to see the region's dolphins and learn about their biology and behavior. Pack light, as drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins' biology and behavior from your captain
  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed on this tour
  • Gain a better understanding of the Gulf Coast's ecosystem
  • Gaze at luxurious mansions on the coast
  • Cruise Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on a double-decker catamaran
What to Expect
Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you are welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran. After you pull out of the marina, your captain points out the luxe mansions on the shore, some belonging to celebrities. Listen to tunes on the sound system, or visit the snack bar for a bite or a drink. Once you get out into the Gulf of Mexico, the commentary turns to the biology and behavior of your day's quarry, bottlenose dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for jumps and dorsal fins, and learn about their role in the Gulf Coast's ecosystem. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sherry B wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful time , such a great experience will be back to do it again , highly recommend ,at a good price to
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Date of experience: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Scott McClendon wrote a review Nov 2020
Orlando, Florida11 contributions
My wife and I had a great time. We saw sites we have never seen before from a very different angle. The crew was fantastic and very informative. Soft drinks and adult beverages were made available with a cash bar. The time went by so fast. Being up top and this double decker
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theresamor wrote a review Nov 2020
Mount Pleasant36 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely worth doing if in Clearwater or any of the St. Pete's Beach areas! it is such a beautiful boat ride, we saw plenty of dolphin-even a baby! Candace was excellent, as were Brian and Josh. Drinks are available, plenty of seating, and easy to book, to park and plenty of
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ms_H64 wrote a review Nov 2020
Villa Park, Illinois60 contributions15 helpful votes
We were hanging out in Clearwater for the day and, although it was windy, we decided to take this tour. We had intended to go on another company's boat, but they decided not to go out because of the wind; this was our second choice and we were pleasantly surprised. Everything
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Date of experience: October 2020
dereksantiago wrote a review Oct 2020
Madison, Alabama152 contributions26 helpful votes
The tour was nice. You had to make reservation. We went to the 4pm Happy Hour tour. We had the Tampa Bay City Pass. We didn't see too many Dolphins but the boat ride and scenic tour was great. The staff were all very friendly.
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Date of experience: October 2020
About the operator

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By: The Tropics Boat Tours
Fun way to spend an evening!
We booked a sunset tour for our adult family when everyone was visiting the area for Thanksgiving. I thought the pr
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We thought we wouldn’t see any dolphins, but on our way back in to dock, the crew spotted and followed a pod. It wa
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Crowded. Very crowded. People were not wearing masks. No social distancing. Luckily we got off boat right before
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Good experience
The cruise was beautiful and I was able to get some great photos of the sunset and also got to see some dolphins. T
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Great boat ride!
We did the 1:00 tour on a Saturday and purchased the soft drinks packages. They are so nice and we had a really goo
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must do activity!!
we did sunset cruise....very fun vibe. large deck on top for everyone to have a great view. Staff super outgoing an
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It was great! Very relaxing! Dancing! Fun! Drinks! Food! Nice excursion do do! I truly recommend it! 👍
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Nice sunset cruise
We had a nice time on the boat, but wish they would have left earlier (say 6pm instead of 6:30) as sunset was at 7:
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We saw dolphins and had a champagne drink to the sunset. It was affordable and informative. We had a good time.
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Just book it.
Everything was amazing. First time and Tampa and will definitely be booking with Tropical cruise boat again. The ba
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Didn't get to go on tour, it was storming
It was storming, lightning, raining, windy at 630 PM and i tried calling to see if it was canceled but no answer...
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Shoutout to Kayla
We loved the experience and Kayla, our tour guide/bartender, was so great! It was beautiful and so much fun.
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it is our first time on board and it was full of fun and excitement.the excursion came out good. except couple of d
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Although the fireworks were cancelled in the area due to Covid-19, and it was an overcast evening, it was a really
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it was a bit boring
Was not very impressed. It wasn't lively enough for me. We saw the sun go down but other than that it was just a bo
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Key Details
  • The Tropics Boat Tours, Clearwater Beach
  • Duration: 1h 45m
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