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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

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  • 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
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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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Overview

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. You’ll 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.

What to Expect

Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you'll be welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran.

After you pull out of the marina, your captain will point 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 will turn 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.

Reviews (179)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Okay Cruise

It was a beautiful day and nice to see parts of Clearwater from the boat. We received an $8 discount per ticket so that was very helpful. The tour guide didn't explain much going out. We saw two small dolphins. We sailed out to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Joanne0129
Camille H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropics Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Joanne — thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the Gulf waters were too shaky for us to venture out more, but glad you have a good time on board with us. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

We are on upper deck and crew member allow smoking on upper deck, There were so many children on upper desk and it is not good for health to allow smoking on upper deck. Children always enjoy cruise on upper deck and we cannot force...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Rahul K
Camille H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropics Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rahul, thank you for taking the time to share some words about your experience with us. We are very transparent in disclosing that smoking is allowed at the bar on the upper deck only, and apologize for the confusion. We hope you will consider...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Worth every penny.

I had a great time with my family on this tour. The staff was very nice and had some funny jokes to entertain. The ride was fun and we saw plenty of dolphins. if you are on the fence about going or not i highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank fishy1728
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Fantastic, beautiful afternoon on the Gulf!

One of the best things we did in Clearwater! The tour was excellent. Very comfortable boat, great guides (thanks Brian!), very knowledgeable. The marina and bay areas are just gorgeous and we learned a lot about Clearwater. And yes, we saw dolphins! It was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alyse L
Reviewed 22 November 2018
Sightseeing on the water

Enjoyed the staff and crew. The crew were knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting facts about the history of the area and the whos who of society that had places on the water. A little disappointed that we only saw the fin of a dolphin....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edward P
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Yes, my daughter was 15 months. She was able to walk for the most part on her own. Eventually I just strapped her into my Ergo carrier. It was easiest for her to see that way. She also loved to stand on some of the seats... More
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It does go out into the Ocean but honestly just a little bit. You travel along Pier 60 beach. It usually stays pretty smooth unless and big boat is near causing waves.
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