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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

  • 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
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Fun boat ride in search of dolphins!

We loved the Tropics Boat Tour! The boat was very big, but was not packed the day we took our tour. The crew were great, running around and making sure everyone was ok. They also were good at directing us to where the dolphins were...More

Thank Meghan F
Reviewed 3 days ago
Dolphins All Around Us!

Great afternoon cruise in the Gulf! Staff were very polite and knowledgeable. Lost track of number of dolphins we saw!

Thank Molly J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Dolphin Watch Cruise

Excellent narrated sightseeing on inter coastal waterway while on the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The crew, Captain Ron, Sam & Eric, were super friendly and very knowledgeable!! Guaranteed Dolphin sightings easy to collect - on our February cruise (cooler weather) we saw none....More

Thank Charlie78666
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun time with my teen daughter

We had a great time! Brian, Mark, and Sam made our trip very fun and entertaining. We got to see several pods of dolphins with babies which was very exciting. Sam was great at pointing out other wildlife asmwell as giving some interesting history about...More

1  Thank sharky144
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Dolphin Experience

Was lucky enough to see 20 or so dolphins at once on the trip! Staff were very friendly and involving, as well as offering up a lot of info on the local area. For the admission fee both my partner and I agreed it was...More

Thank Ryan C
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7 June 2018|
Response from bnj728 | Reviewed this property |
The is local parking at the Municipal lot across the street but it does fill up at peak times with Beachgoers. Some hotels also offer paid parking as well. Best to arrive early to ensure you get a spot.
Angie C
16 April 2018|
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Response from Sandy W | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them or Check the website. Things change at this time of year with winter residents leaving.
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