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Encounters With Dolphins

#14 of 69 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Clearwater Features Animals
Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
+1 727-466-0375
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Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's harbor. Enjoy a relaxing ride while you learn about our abundant wildlife, and view the area's dolphins in their natural environment. Every trip stops at Compass Island where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel and the kids can even hunt for treasure! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed*. Excursions depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina multiple times every day. Spend an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes with our highly trained crew in the Clearwater Harbor on board our 40 foot Coast Guard inspected excursion boat. For twenty to thirty minutes during your trip, the boat will stop at Compass Island where you will have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells, swim, snorkel (gear is provided) and enjoy the island. Our boats are available for charter as well. If you're looking for something more intimate with friends and family on the water we can accommodate. We have done weddings, rehearsal dinner socials, proposals, birthday parties, bachelor parties, anniversaries, school and church groups and family reunions.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
+1 727-466-0375

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour last minute with a large group. From the moment we got to the kiosk, straight to the end of the tour we were impressed at the friendly helpful staff. The boat trip was fun, we saw a family of dolphins playing...More

Thank Solandria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Encounters with Dolphins tour on July 5, and it was fantastic. The staff was very helpful, the tour started on-time, and the experience was great. The captain was very informative regarding the area surrounding Clearwater Bay - lots of interesting stories and...More

Thank Pete8768
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this excursion and were very pleased. The ride is relaxing and Captain Josh and Mate Spencer, were very informative about the area. We stopped 3 different times to see dolphins and even circled closer. We were very fortunate to see...More

Thank wmills11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

guaranteed to see dolphins everytime I loved it as well as my three boys . they also get to hunt for seashells on an island

Thank Karey M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The owner is somewhat pushy. BUT, other than that it was a fun ride. It was raining off and on (sometimes decently so) and the boat was nearly full. The First Mate was fun and knowledgeable. The little island we stopped at for shells was...More

1  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went out with three small kids this weekend. Great trip, felt safe the entire time. The kids loved the ride and we spotted a few dolphins along our way! The boat makes a stop on One Tree Island for some shelling, perfect for the kids!...More

Thank jarrod l
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took this dolphin tour on our vacation and really enjoyed it. We went out to compass island and hunted for shells. Captain Jay and Bobby was so nice and was helpful in all of our questions and letting us know all about the dolphins...More

Thank bransoncreations
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The tour was laid back and enjoyable. The crew was good about getting us close to the dolphins without bothering them. They also provided some educational information about the dolphins. The website boasts a stop on an island to snorkel or collect shells. It was...More

Thank TracieD29
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went at 11 am and seen quite a few dolphins. We stopped at an island to look for shells and they gave me gold coins to hide for my 4 year old to find and he was so excited, so that was a nice...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I called ahead of time and they said no need to make reservations - when their website said reservations are needed. When we got there they had closed up. I called and they said they closed due to winds. So we went on another dolphin...More

1  Thank itcbtcscuba
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8 May 2017|
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Response from KWa16 | Reviewed this property |
I've heard the same thing. We took an early afternoon trip with this company and saw a few dolphins from afar. The boat itself is fully covered though so it's a comfortable ride regardless of the time of day (i.e....you... More
Jackie E
18 June 2016|
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Response from Tara R | Reviewed this property |
We did. We chose to go snorkling. But with that said, we were able to walk off the boat to the island for shelling without getting really wet. They pull up close and put out a ramp for you to walk off the boat. We got... More
Shirley J
24 February 2015|
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