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Spongorama's Cruise Lines

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510 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3128
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Pleasant Cruise, Below Average Customer Service

We took this cruise on 4/7/2018 and booked ahead online. The online reservation was for an 11:00... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill S
A Watery Interlude

Skip the tacky tourist shops and jump on a relaxing 2 hour cruise. Parking is free and the cost is... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
teacherpam88
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This is the trip you don’t want to miss on your visit to Tarpon Springs. We take you on an exciting narrated cruise down the beautiful waters of the Anclote River to the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll be looking for dolphins, manatees, birds, the Anclote lighthouse and other historical sites. Our beach excursion allows you to disembark on the Anclote Island to stroll the beach and look for shells.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“sea shells” (8 reviews)
“hour tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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510 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3128
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"anclote island"
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"nesting osprey"
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"collect shells"
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"nice trip"
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"half hour"
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"make reservations"
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"saw dolphins"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this cruise on 4/7/2018 and booked ahead online. The online reservation was for an 11:00 cruise, and said to arrive 60 minutes before. When we did, we were given tickets with a hand-written boarding time of "11:15". We killed a little time and...More

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Skip the tacky tourist shops and jump on a relaxing 2 hour cruise. Parking is free and the cost is about $18. The skipper provides interesting commentary and it's common to see osprey in the nest and frolicking dolphins. The island stop is brief and...More

1  Thank teacherpam88
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I had the opportunity to take an awesome 2 hour cruise to shell island.--- One the way we observed dolphins, an Osprey nest with Ospreys and many other great sights. We stopped on Shell Island to search for sea shells and then observed the most...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

We had a great time on this cruise. The captain was informative and seemed to enjoy the area and interested in answering questions. We thought we saw manatee but no luck. He really tried to position the boat for us to view it but the...More

Thank 609KaySSSS
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We were very disappointed with our cruise today. The disclaimer from the trip advisor website says “narrated cruise”. Today narration was virtually missing. The boat captain had a captive audience. It would have been nice to get more than 2 minutes of history on Tarpon...More

Thank Travelers057
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We were taken to an island with a lot of large shells and given 30 minutes to explore. Our captain gave us information throughout the tour and even stopped to boat to allow us to see a few dolphins. They sell alcohol and have bathrooms...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Trip was a little under 2 hours. We spent about 30min on the island. The crew provided bags for shell collecting, SO MANY SHELLS! Super soft white sand and very clear pretty water, it was chilly today but it'd be a great place to swim....More

1  Thank nmclemente
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Awful drove 2 hours to take my 85 year old dad who was visiting from Boston. Last minute they cancelled they didn’t have enough passengers and was to late to jump on another cruise. They had our number and could have called us to schedule...More

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

What an experience! The two gentlemen we had where a delight, charismatic, and patient. We hung out at the island for a half hour while we all looked for shells and sea sponges. Then we went to look for dolphins found a school of them,...More

1  Thank Dawn N
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The Captain gave us an informative tour both going out to the island and back, his first mate added some of his humor to make the trip enjoyable. We were fortunate enough to see a good number of dolphins on our trip and the crew...More

2  Thank Mark W
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Patty H
July 4, 2017|
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Yes, they are. We travelled with an electric scooter and they were very helpful getting it on and off the boat.
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Gayle S
May 12, 2016|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
Ours was $18.95 per adult
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