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Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions

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Address: 12160 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton Boat Club, Cortez, FL 34215
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We are a family owned and operated business with tons of experience on the...

We are a family owned and operated business with tons of experience on the water. This is what we do, this is our passion and we love to share that with everyone. We provide a great 23ft center console Boston Whaler. It is a very dry, comfortable boat that provides you with great comfortable seating and dry storage for all of your personable items! There is a cooler on board stocked with water and we provide life jackets and snorkel gear on all trips!

For everyone that is a first timer or a beginner or maybe just not the strongest swimmer. That's OK! Your Captain is certified in CPR and First Aid and gets in the water with you to make sure you are comfortable and you get the best out of your trip! Safety and Fun is our goal!

We have a couple trips to offer!

2 HR ANNA MARIA ISLAND EXCURSION!

On this trip we hang around the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island. We go into the Gulf and Bay waters looking for dolphins and manatees. Then we stop at a sandbar to do a little (beginner) snorkeling and shelling. Some parts of the sandbar are really shallow (knee deep) where you can walk around and find sand dollars, starfish, sea urchins, and other sea life. Other parts of the sand bar are a little deeper with sea grass where you can put on a mask and snorkel around the flats for fish and other life.

This trip is $50/person or $250 to reserve the boat to yourselves!

3 HR EGMONT KEY EXCURSION!

On this trip we head to an Island North of Anna Maria Island called Egmont Key. It's about a 20-30 min boat ride to the Island and back. It's a 2 mile long National Wildlife Refuge with an old Spanish - American battle fort called Fort Dade on it along with the oldest working lighthouse in Florida. It is also home to one of the largest bird sanctuaries and hundreds of Gopher Tortoises. You can walk Egmont and explore the old forts and lighthouse and find shells! We then head to the gulf side of the island where the Gun Batteries of the fort sank. These sunken ruins have made an unbelievable underwater natural reef and is filled with a lot of life! We snorkel around the fort then head to Passage Key a sandbar back towards the marina to find some sand dollars and shells and relax before we head in.

This trip is $70/person or $350 to reserve the boat to yourselves!

We also offer...

Custom Half Day Excursions (4 Hours) = $80/person or $400 plus tax

Custom Full Day Excursions (8 Hours) = $750 plus tax

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED AT LEASE 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE!

Thanks and we hope to see you soon!

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4 hour excursion

This is the second year in a row we have made a reservation with Captain Kasey. This year was even more exciting than last year. We witnessed more dolphins, playing and feeding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chula Vista, California
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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year in a row we have made a reservation with Captain Kasey. This year was even more exciting than last year. We witnessed more dolphins, playing and feeding. Then a short ride to Egmont Keys to see the lighthouse and old fort that was built in 1898. We had taken a light snack and had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

me and my partner did this trip back in may 2015, i know this review is very late however came past this and needed to share my amazing experience. when we got to the location which was easy to locate we were greeted by captain casey he advised us it would be us and a family going on the trip,... More 

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CoastLine_Excursions, Owner at Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It doesn't matter it is late we really appreciate it, every review counts. I am so glad you all had a great time and hopefully we will see you all again! ~Capt Kasay More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Although Captain Casey kept us updated via phone and had us on "a list" from what I was told he never was able to find a spot for just the 2 of us! ughh so disappointed!! this was the #1 thing we planned to do while on AMI and will not be able to re visit again in many years!... More 

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CoastLine_Excursions, Owner at Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions, responded to this review

Hello! We are very sorry we couldn't get you on a trip while you were in town. We have run our business the same way for many years and we have not changed how we run it. I know you guys only had two people and we tried our best to get you guys out but because we are a... More 

Blaine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I are all snorkeling newbies but Captain Kasay made it easy for us by slowly introducing us to the basics. We opted to go to the sunken Fort Dade. My wife was nervous about being in deeper water (about 10 ft) but after a few minutes of exploring the fort she didn't want to get out of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a 4 hour excursion with Captain Casey. The first stop was Egmont Key, where we visited The oldest working lighthouse in Florida. We saw one of the wild tortoises on the island and practiced our snorkeling in the shallow beaches there. We then went to the collapsed fort off the key where we snorkeled. From there, we went... More 

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CoastLine_Excursions, Owner at Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks so much for the review and we are so glad you had a great Birthday with us! I hope to see you guys again in the future! Thanks ~ Capt Kasay More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of going on the boat today with Kasay. This by far has been the highlight of our trip. Kasay was wonderful and made this trip more then what I expected. We did the 4 hour excursion and there is 6 in our group with two being older in age and my dad who uses a cane.... More 

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CoastLine_Excursions, Owner at Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions, responded to this review

Hi guys! I am so glad we could make an unforgettable experience for your group! Hope to have you aboard again in the future! Thanks ~ Capt Kasay More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Words can't describe the experience go sign up and see for yourself. Captain Kasay loves what he does and it is obvious by the knowledge/stories that he shares. Family of 4 took the 4 Hr "Private" Egmont Key Excursion. Wish we had more time. We took a walking tour of Egmont Key after which Kasay fitted the kids with their... More 

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CoastLine_Excursions, Owner at Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I do love what I do and I am happy I can share that with everyone! Hope you guys come back and see us! Thanks ~ Capt Kasay More 

Goostrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Could not rave more about this trip and Captain Casey was brilliant. We saw dolphin and sharks (bottom feeders) and the trip to the islands broke up being on the boat perfectly, unbelievable snorkeling in ideal location. Plenty of sun screen needed. Would highly recommend to anybody.

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Can't say enough good things about our trip!! We took the 3 hour Egmont Key trip and our travelers ranged from 5-55 years old. Kasay was informative and personable. We saw a tortoise, barracuda, sea urchin and many dolphins. Also saw mom and baby dolphins swimming together!! We picked up some fantastic shells on passage key and did a short... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Our family had a awesome experience . Captain Kassy was friendly and had great knowledge . We was dolphins jumping from back of the boat and the snorkeling experience was awesome. Will be definitely going again.

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