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Dolphin Quest

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Address: 140 Boardwalk PL, John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, FL
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+1 727-392-7090

See the dolphins play in their own backyard!1 1/2 hour narrated sightseeing...

See the dolphins play in their own backyard!1 1/2 hour narrated sightseeing tour!New Boat, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains!Cushioned bench seating, clean bathroom!

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Best tourist boat ride we've ever taken anywhere!

Advertised that we'd see dolphins. We sure did! Probably 30 of them or more! Within two minutes of leaving dock, they starting jumping up right next to us, in front of us, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jay P
Columbus, Ohio
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took our grandson and had a less than stellar experience. Saw more dolphins from a Saint Johns pass restaurant the same day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Advertised that we'd see dolphins. We sure did! Probably 30 of them or more! Within two minutes of leaving dock, they starting jumping up right next to us, in front of us, and behind us. WOW! Small enough boat that everyone can see and take photos. Crew was funny and very knowledgeable about the area. After dolphins, we took an... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a 2 hour dolphin cruise from John's pass village . The cruise was pleasant and the ride was smooth . They took us to see dolphins up close and give us a chance to take pictures and videos and than 2 hours of cruising the smooth water of the near by bay . The vessel was clean and... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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401 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

As we were on this cruise today, a family from Maine reminded us that we are blessed to live in Florida. We were enjoying a great afternoon while there was a blizzard at their home. This cruise was wonderful. We hadn't gone far when we spotted the dolphins. We saw a lot of them, and our crew followed them so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is primarily a ride on Boca Ciega (calm waters), with a small jaunt into the Gulf. Captain is very knowledgeable about dolphins, first mate also and both are fun to interact with. Location of ticket office a little hard to find under boardwalk, easily confused with a competitor, but cruises do not run at same exact time. Lots of... More 

1 Thank Auf Wiedersehen
St. Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

2 weeks ago we went on the dolphin quest boat. It was really great. The captain and crew (Matt, Greg and Joe) were wonderful and really made the trip. We saw many dophins in many places. So much fun. It was a Sat. and the bay was very busy with boats. The captain was excellent at keeping the boat very... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Decided to go up to Johns Pass as the weather was particularly beautiful, and we enjoy the shopping and the restaurants in the complex. We always try to get out on the Dolphin Quest, at least once a year and it's always as great as the first time. The narrative given by Captain John is always entertaining and informative, its... More 

1 Thank jess22tul
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We took a tour on a windy day and is was very relaxing. The crew had blankets to snuggle up with is case it got a little too cold and they were appreciated on a windy afternoon. They sell pop and adult drinks for a reasonable price. We saw some dolphins, local high end homes, lots of birds and a... More 

1 Thank fortjacksonmom
Williston, North Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Matt and Greg were our guide and driver. Nice time sightseeing then we saw the dolphins. Many, many of them. Have your iPhone or camera ready. Would do tour again. And the boat has a cover so you don't need a hat.

Thank 207marthac
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Seven of us wanted to take Dolphin Quest's excursion. Their website said to call ahead to reserve. So we tried, about 20 times throughout the day, but the phone only went to voice mail. Never a return call. Finally we swung by, and were directed to a small gift shop. When I commented that we'd been leaving messages all day,... More 

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