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Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the marina at St. Pete Beach to meet the crew and board your boat.

    Set out for Boca Ciega Bay where you are likely to see dolphins and, occasionally, manatees feeding near shallow sandbars. Observe the remarkable animals in their natural habitat for a memorable experience of Florida’s wildlife.

    Continue to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key Island Wildlife Preserve, which includes a picturesque white sand beach with many seashells. Spend time at Shell Key Island and snorkel from the beach in shallow water. During the warmer seasons, you might spot rays and manatees there.

    Your tour ends with return to the marina.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tierra Verde Marina Resort, 200 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Parking at the marina
    • Cooler with ice on board
    • FREE parking at the Tierra Verde Marina Resort
    • BYOB welcome
    Exclusions
    • Food, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You must check in 30 minutes prior to your departure time. All trips leave promptly at their departure time
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The boat ride with Captain Chris was a awesome time.It was a 2hr. trip total. It was dintimate with only allowing 6 people on this boat (ours only had 4 total). Captain Chris was very informative regarding the area (Beautiful houses we boated by, history of the water area and
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    Loved the cruise and Captain Tony was so wonderful! We saw dolphins, collectrd shells and enjoyed the Florida coast! Highly recommend!!
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    Captain Chris was very informative and gave us a great tour around. Our only regret was not having more time to shell, the island has tons of shells.
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    We spent the afternoon with Captain Roger and it was a wonderful day for all. We had two big things on our wish list, seeing dolphins and that our 7 year old granddaughter would find a sand dollar. Success on both counts! Captain Roger worked hard to make sure a little girls
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    Our family had the privilege of having Captain Roger take us on a tour - there were 6 of us including 3 hard to please teens and an energetic, curious 5 year old. We had a fantastic sighting of a large pod of dolphins. Captain Roger was very informative about the aquatic species
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    By: Island Ferry St. Pete Beach
    1,429 reviews
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    nbeecham
    London, United Kingdom
    130
    Snorkel & Shelling
    The boat ride with Captain Chris was a awesome time.It was a 2hr. trip total. It was dintimate with only allowing
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    447bradye
    20
    AMAZING
    I can't recommend these guys enough!! Captain Roger is fantastic! Highlight of our trip by far! Great sunset and
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    GulfportFLA
    10
    Captain Dalton
    He was informed, experienced, funny, and kind. We recommend this trip for anyone in the mood for a sunset cruise
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    emiv912020
    Buffalo, New York
    10
    Customer
    Captain Chris was an excellent guide who provided interesting facts about wildlife as well as surrounding area. He
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    S3178WHamyd
    82
    Fun sister trip!
    Loved the cruise and Captain Tony was so wonderful! We saw dolphins, collectrd shells and enjoyed the Florida
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    Dale V
    10
    Shell Key
    Captain Chris was very informative and gave us a great tour around. Our only regret was not having more time to
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    deacra141
    11
    A bit disappointed
    We had a nice time, but it turned out to basically be not much more than a pontoon boat ride around for 2 hours.
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    vauleia
    Jupiter, Florida
    10
    Sunset cruise
    Roger was our captain and he did an amazing job. We did some dolphin sightings before the sunset. He was
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    NorthernNan
    New York City, New York
    8223
    Making beautiful memories
    We spent the afternoon with Captain Roger and it was a wonderful day for all. We had two big things on our wish
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    abitofwit
    Elmira, New York
    10
    Fintastic 2020 Shellabration
    Our family had the privilege of having Captain Roger take us on a tour - there were 6 of us including 3 hard to
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    MichGT
    20
    Sunset cruise on NYE
    Very enjoyable. Captain Dalton was great. Saw dolphins, the area, and a beautiful sunset on the last evening of
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    Campgreen3
    10
    Memorable time
    The first day we had booked was cancelled last minute due to weather. Thankfully we were staying in town for a few
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    luciapO890NH
    31
    Interesting one day excursion to Eggmont island
    Wild island with beautiful naive beaches, shells and tortoises. Interesting history around the old village and fort
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    Y2586GLdaniellet
    10
    Fun time!
    We had a great time both looking for dolphins, and finding about 8 of them as well as the beautiful houses and
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    Lisa B
    Allendale, Michigan
    30
    Boat excursion
    Our boat excursion with Island Ferry was memorable! Our guide, Captain Roger, was accommodating, knowledgeable,
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