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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour provided by The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Learn about bottlenose dolphins' biology and behavior from your captain
Duration:
1h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5596DET
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA Departure Point: Central location near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #5, Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions: The local operator is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot. You can park at the Marina Parking Lot, located at the fourth exit out of the roundabout. Parking not included but you can purchase USD$6 parking permit to park in the City Marina Parking Lot.
Additional information
  • 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 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
Departure details
  • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA Departure Point: Central location near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #5, Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions: The local operator is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot. You can park at the Marina Parking Lot, located at the fourth exit out of the roundabout. Parking not included but you can purchase USD$6 parking permit to park in the City Marina Parking Lot.
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Jun 2020
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

4.5
243 reviews
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Sheila D
snowbirds in Florida74 contributions
Jan 2022
Today we took the 1:30 tour and Brian was our Captain. Before the tour we were advised dolphins are wild and make an appearance when they want to. Before pulling away from the dock 2 dolphins swam to within 5 feet of the tiki and continued into the harbor. Once away from the dock we noticed 3 dolphins swimming and playing nearby & they were very active. In the distance were 2 more. Brian is an excellent captain and when we do this trip again will ask for him. The Tiki is not a fast-moving vehicle, but it is unique and relaxing way to spend 1.5 hour looking for dolphins and sightseeing.
Written 19 January 2022
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Hasan W
7 contributions
Excellent crew, entertaining and shared educational information with the guests. Highly recommending if you are in the area.
Written 15 December 2021
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Liz N
Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
Amazing trip! Did not disappoint, dolphins spotted through our journey. The captain was amazing and the crew was attentive and fun, will definitely come back next time.
Written 13 December 2021
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Dee E
Lakeland, FL22 contributions
Nov 2021
Everything was great from the moment we got on the boat, that was just after the Captain, Tour Guide and Bartender/all around helper dude, welcomed us aboard. I am in a wheelchair and Andrew was very helpful getting me settled. It was a sunny breezy day. We saw so many dolphins I lost count. Andrew, our wonderful tour guide, called out every direction they were appearing. All around excellent experience. I would love to do it again, especially if I knew I was getting the same crew. Captain Josh, Chad and Andrew were all top notch. I would love to do the sunset cruise.
Written 22 November 2021
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K W
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
This tour was amazing. The ride was smooth, we saw a bunch of dolphins and Andrew was hilarious. We will definitely be back the next time that we are in Clearwater.
Written 21 November 2021
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christina h
Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
The Tropics Boat Tour was approximately 2 hours long. We were able to see several groups of dolphins. One group followed a boat doing acrobats for at least 15 minutes. It was awesome!! We also were able to see several celebrities homes. The crew was fun and the music was great! It was alovely experience and I would recommend this to any family.
Written 19 November 2021
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Maria L
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
Staff was friendly and informative . Boat was clean 🧽.
I was very happy that we choose this boat trip
Written 3 November 2021
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Cynthia B
Antioch3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Loved that tour guides were involved and upbeat. Always trying to find the dolphins for us. Boat was super clean. Music playing to make the trip even more fun. Mostly dolphins in the marina but saw one swim right up close to our boat
Written 10 October 2021
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Ginger S
Shreveport, LA15 contributions
Sep 2021
WE had a great time going out with Tropics. The only problem was that it rained about half the time we were out. That, of course, was not their fault. Sept is a great time to be here, because it is much less crowded. We had no problem buying tickets last minute. The staff was very friendly, and we saw lots of dolphins. We ran for a bit beside another boat that the dolphins like to jump up behind. Very entertaining.
Written 16 September 2021
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Junie B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
The host was fun. The actual experience is ok because there are not enoigh seats that are shaded and since its scorching hot, its hard to enjoy the breeeze since you are resigned to join the crowd where there is shade. I would suggest more shade on the upper deck of the boat where more people can comfortably occupy and enjoy the scene.
Written 21 August 2021
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Amazing trip
Unfortunately we did not see the sunset due to a cloudy afternoon, but our trip was made fun by the crew, we saw do
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2022
Nasty rude encounter with staff member scolded like a child. Would not recommend. Don’t waste the money!!!!! Comple
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Love this cruise
Loved this sunset cruise. They pointed things out to us along the river (at times it was hard to hear because of th
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Great Tour, but Crowded
We wanted to get out on the water as a family so opted for the more economical sunset cruise offered by Tropical Bo
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Sunset Cruise - Clearwater
Fantastic weather. Some sightings of birds. Great crew. Close to a full moon day. How could it have been better? Th
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Sunset Cruise
The crew and hospitality were nice. The weather was fantastic. Great pictures and fantastic hues. Couldn’t spot dol
Leanira
Leanira
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We needed this and it did not disappoint
My lovely wife and I had a few hours to get away so we booked a sunset cruise. Capt Josh and his 2 mates helped us
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Rude, rude touring company.
Don’t book this tour. They don’t care about you or the boats they actively block from seeing the sunset. Never seen
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Great 2 hour getaway
We did the sunset cruise which was fantastic even though it was very foggy. The crew was great! Chad was the guide
Barbara L
Barbara L
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A Little Long
This boat tour was fun but a little longer than it had to be, 90 minutes, could have been an hour and would have be
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Cruise
Crew was great! No sunset, but the trip was still fun with nice info about the area. Definitely would recommend
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Highly Recommend
We loved our sunset cruise with Capt Josh and Dylan! They are courteous and knowledgeable, which made it so much mo
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Perfect evening
What a way to spend an evening watching a perfect sunset on a casual cruise. The staff is entertaining and you’ll p
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No Sunset
I excitedly planned this, as it was a surprise. Check in went smoothly and we boarded the boat, line for drinks was
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It was not a good one
A group of 7 of us went out for this ride and the boat was having difficulties and had to come back in after 40 min
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