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“A great way to see Dolphins...”
Review of Clearwater Ferry

Clearwater Ferry
Ranked #7 of 94 things to do in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Welcome aboard the Clearwater Ferry, the easiest, fastest, cheapest and most reliable way to come enjoy Clearwater Beach. Park for free behind the Harborview Center on Cleveland St in Downtown Clearwater and enjoy a nice ten-minute ride to our beach landing. There, you are only step away from the sugar sand and beautiful clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Clearwater Ferry runs Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to midnight, Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to midnight. We hope to have you on board soon!
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Not only can you beat the beach causeway traffic, you stand a real good chance of seeing Dolphins in the wild. A relaxing way to and from downtown Clearwater, it’s great for residents and tourists alike.

2  Thank Brownie1267
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"nice ride"
in 11 reviews
"beach marina"
in 4 reviews
"rec center"
in 3 reviews
"avoid traffic"
in 3 reviews
"bridge traffic"
in 2 reviews
"free downtown"
in 2 reviews
"parking hassle"
in 2 reviews
"best deal in town"
in 2 reviews
"easy ride"
in 2 reviews
"finding a parking space"
in 2 reviews
"dock area"
in 2 reviews
"awesome crew"
in 2 reviews
"dolphin watching tour"
in 2 reviews
"dropped off"
in 2 reviews
"the busy season"
in 2 reviews
"palm pavilion"
in 4 reviews
"enjoyable trip"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Given the often heavy traffic on the causeway between downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach, plus the high cost of parking anywhere near Clearwater Beach, taking the ferry is a good choice for carefree travel across the harbor. The cost is very reasonable at $8 roundtrip ($6 for seniors over 55). There are currently 4 stops - downtown Clearwater Marina, Clearwater Beach Marina, North Clearwater Beach, and Island Estates. Sometime this summer, the are supposedly adding a trip to Dunedin, which will be a welcome addition for tourists and locals alike.

4  Thank AldebaranFlorida
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is an easy, hassle-free way to get from Clearwater City to Clearwater Beach. Easy, free parking, no dealing with heavy traffic at the beach area, inexpensive, easy walk from the dock to the beach.

2  Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

You can take your beach stuff, even a bike. Wave at the people who are stuck in traffic on the bridge. I won't even talk about the parking. UGH

3  Thank Charlene S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Clearwater Ferry is a great way to travel from Clearwater Beach to Clearwater and avoid the traffic, while enjoying a pleasant boat ride across the bay. Friendly staff and efficient service. We thoroughly enjoyed riding the ferry while taking in the breathtaking water views. We even saw a few dolphins along the way!

Thank Hotrod_Hammer
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