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Encounters With Dolphins

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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
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Clearwater to Tarpon Springs
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Come join us on a fun filled, narrated sightseeing tour of Clearwater's harbor. Enjoy a relaxing ride while you learn about our abundant wildlife, and view the area's dolphins in their natural environment. Every trip stops at Compass Island where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel and the kids can even hunt for treasure! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed*. Excursions depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina multiple times every day. Spend an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes with our highly trained crew in the Clearwater Harbor on board our 40 foot Coast Guard inspected excursion boat. For twenty to thirty minutes during your trip, the boat will stop at Compass Island where you will have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells, swim, snorkel (gear is provided) and enjoy the island. Our boats are available for charter as well. If you're looking for something more intimate with friends and family on the water we can accommodate. We have done weddings, rehearsal dinner socials, proposals, birthday parties, bachelor parties, anniversaries, school and church groups and family reunions.
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Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
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"small island"
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"boat ride"
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"captain josh"
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"selling tickets"
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"bring a jacket"
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"nice trip"
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"well worth the cost"
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"highly recommend this company"
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"little toot"
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"clearwater bay"
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"great adventure"
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"hour trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom came into town and wanted to do a dolphin tour. She found this one online and booked it. The crew was nice, and they gave us a nice tour of the intercostal way. The island they take you to is very small and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointing dolphin cruise. Last year I went on the little toot toot dolphin cruise and it was amazing. We went out into the ocean and we saw dozens of dolphin swimming in the wake and swimming in front of the boat so my...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value for money and great trip. We watched several dolphins close up and had a very informative guide.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 11am boat tour was nice but we didn’t see any dolphins—disappointed but still enjoyed the tour. It was chilly so bring a jacket. We stopped on the tiniest island for “shells” which was silly. Overall it was a nice 90 minutes on the water.

Thank kmb149
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Booked online in advance for the first trip out at 11 am. Got a call the day of (this morning) at 8:30 am telling me all trips for the day had been cancelled and was offered a trip for the following day, even though the...More

Thank sam101983
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WILLIAM F, Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Sam, The weather conditions (temperature and winds), on the day of your trip (Jan 4 2018) did not allow for safe operation on the water. Due to this as well as our customers comfort we decided to cancel all of our trips for Thursday. The...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Great adventure for $20 a person. We saw tons of dolphins and they come right up to the boat. Also go by some celebrity houses that they point out who lives where. The island was kind of a joke as it is very small and...More

Thank A587ONashleym
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Loved all parts of the cruise: first of all the dolphins - we saw quite a lot of them! Then peeking into celebrities’ mansions along the coast and lastly the stop for picking sea shells on One Tree Island. Captain and his First Mate were...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We went on this Sat and did not see a single dolphin, it didnt keep us from having a good time and they offered a free ride next time based on no dolphins. The 2-man crew was great at what they do, very friendly and...More

Thank Pete W
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

From booking all the way to the end of the tour getting off the boat, it was a relaxed friendly experience. The lady helped us book a tour very great, the people on the boat were down to earth and very friendly and helpful. We...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a boat tour where the kids could see dolphins AND get off the boat and interact with wildlife a little. This trip did not disappoint! They treated our girls very nicely and made sure they both got to see plenty of...More

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jfamily09
8 May 2017|
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Response from KWa16 | Reviewed this property |
I've heard the same thing. We took an early afternoon trip with this company and saw a few dolphins from afar. The boat itself is fully covered though so it's a comfortable ride regardless of the time of day (i.e....you... More
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Jackie E
18 June 2016|
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Response from Tara R | Reviewed this property |
We did. We chose to go snorkling. But with that said, we were able to walk off the boat to the island for shelling without getting really wet. They pull up close and put out a ramp for you to walk off the boat. We got... More
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