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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour provided by The Tropics Boat Tours

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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. 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.
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You'll start at
25 Causeway Blvd
25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USADeparture 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.
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    Pass by Clearwater Beach
You'll end at
25 Causeway Blvd
25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USADeparture 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.
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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.
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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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rosa B wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was great the staff was great the drinks were awesome my lil one enjoyed seeing the dolphins and for the most part everything was clean.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michael C wrote a review Mar 2020
Sparrowbush, United States59 contributions10 helpful votes
Since Spring Training was cancelled due the virus scare, my wife and I took advantage of the City Pass that we purchased. The cruise was great. Saw many dolphins and we even saw numerous dolphins breaching out of the water. Crew was very friendly and helpful.
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Will J wrote a review Feb 2020
Riverview, Canada141 contributions15 helpful votes
They said dolphin sightings were guaranteed, and they delivered. We saw dozens over the course of the tour. It was cool and breezy, so we stayed in the bay rather than venture into the Gulf. Lots of birds and a few osprey building their spring nests. Really fun tour, and kudos
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Eric W wrote a review Feb 2020
Clearwater, Florida42 contributions21 helpful votes
It’s a good way to get to see the harbor area around Clearwater Beach. As promised we saw dolphins... plenty of them. The crew made it educational and the bartender mixed a good drinks. In all a fun afternoon. Just so you know, I gave it 4-stars because it was very good. Not
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MCTraveler73 wrote a review Feb 2020
Highland, Indiana13 contributions1 helpful vote
We were walking around the marina and saw the boat about to go out. For the great price, I just expected a nice boat ride. Before we even got out of the channel we saw a dolphins. Then we headed to the gulf. A pod of dolphins was swimming around. The boat pulled up next to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sunset Cruise Clearwater
Sunset cruise was great and the music playlist was awesome! I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great weeken
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amy5233
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Great evening!
We are locals who decided to br "tourists" for the evening, and we had a great time. The team on the boat was so m
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EHATS
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Dolphins, Dolphins, and more Dolphins
It takes a little patience but you will see some Dolphins. You might even watch then play with the boat.
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whitesox18
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Sunset and dolphins!!
Great tour. Beautiful boat rode away from craziness of beach. We saw a gorgeous sunset and dolphins. Relaxing and
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894tafarac
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Second time go round
The tour was AMAZING!!! We saw the most beautiful sunset EVER! We saw several dolphins! But there was a crew member
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WLSFlorida
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Sunset Cruise
We were celebrating Husband's birthday and took the sunset cruise. Boat departed on time fare included a free drin
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melonyl546
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Sunset cruise
Great cruise would do again but was never offered our picture that the crew took at boarding no one ever asked if w
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joygts2000
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Beautiful way to spend evening in Clearwater Fla
Wonderful cruise ! Crew could not have been more attentive and informative throughout the cruise. Sunset spectacu
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SteveRainville99
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FANTASTIC DAY!!!
We had such a blast cruising around the bay and looking for dolphins. Our whole group of 83 students had the boat c
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Nevin57
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Good value, had a blast!
I walked past all of the sunset cruise options at the marina and chose this one. I thought it was a good value, e
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PA_Lady_1980
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Great experience
We took a sunset cruise on Feb 13 and it was great! The boat was big with lots of seating for everyone to have a go
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Our Favourite Clearwater Beach Activity!! Eric's the Best!! :)
We have been on this cruise at least 7 or 8 times over the past 5-6 years; every time we travel to Florida we make
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Rebekkasmom
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Sunset Cruise
The weather was perfect, although we needed our jackets after the sun went down. Great photo opportunities for suns
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Kristy W
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Worth it
We did the subset Cruise. We saw many dolphins and the subset was beautiful. The staff were entertaining and it was
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beware
Do not buy tickets in advance this company has a no refund policy no matter what is the weather. You have to call
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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