- 295 Ratings
Tampa Bay Dolphin Cruise from St. Petersburg
Cruise through one of the most thriving dolphin habitats in Tampa Bay to uncover a vast variety of local wildlife. Spot playful manatees and more as you take in panoramic views of the St. Petersburg skyline.
What You Will Do
- Cruise away on board the Dolphin Queen as you take in incredible views of one of the world's richest estuaries
- Get an up-close look at the thriving marine life of Tampa Bay: Spot dolphins, manatees, rays, ospreys, pelicans and herons
- Learn about Tampa Bay's wildlife from your informative guide as you explore protected habitats
- Voyage into Coffeepot Bayou for a visit to Bird Island, enjoying serene turquoise waters and the thriving bird life
- Gaze upon gorgeous waterfront mansions nestled along Tampa Bay as you bask in the bright sunlight
- Two-hour dolphin watching cruise through Tampa Bay and Bird Island
- Knowledgeable ecotour guide
- 295 Ratings
I was so pleased with everything and everyone! Fun for my family and my children.. felt extremely safe at all times. The weather was perfect captain and co captain were friendly and knowledgeable.
The captain was very knowledgeable and his first mate really knew how to find the dolphins. We enjoyed it immensely!
great time on the boat, very fun.
We enjoyed the tour and commentary that Captain Fred provided.
Very enjoyable trip.
Simply because we were told we would see dolphins, that they would swim and jump in the wake, and they did. I made a full two minute video of them and watched them myself for a lot longer. So they must have stayed with us over five minutes. Capt Fred and crew were very relaxed, helpful and polite with one and all. A very enjoyable experience.
Had a wonderful time yesterday on this dolphin cruise. Our 4 and 7 year old had a great time!
Everyone was great. Seen lots of sites an some dolphins. The background on the area by Captain was great. Would differently do it again with grandkids. Thank you for making my Mom's 82nd birthday great.
The captin of this cruise is the best tour guide. I recommened it to everyone!!!
We had an amazing time on this cruise! Captain Fred was very informative and knowledgeable and did not disappoint with his guarantee that we would see dolphins! Would highly recommend!
The cruise was great and we were happy to see the dolphins cruising along side the boat w us. Captain Jack was a great narrator and pointed out many historical landmarks that made our cruise more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend anyone wanting a relaxing, entertaining, and fun dolphin cruise to check out Pier Dolphin Cruises
Captain and crew did an amazing job. Found dolphins and gave a great tour.
The captain and his crew were friendly and accomadating, the tour lasted approxiamately two hours and was interesting to hear about and see some of St. Petersburg. The captain also let the kids take turns at the wheel toward the end of the tour. we didnt see as many dolphins as we were hoping for for but the captain gave a us free passes for another outing to make up for it.
Captain Fred was great! He went out of his way to find us dolphins. We enjoyed the cruise and all the information provided to us about the St. Petersburg area. Highly recommend
Saw beautiful dolphins right at the front of the boat! Felt like I could touch them! Amazing celebrity homes tour plus a great history of St Pete. Overall was unforgettable and plan on doing this one anytime family or friends are in town.
Dolphins are very tricky and love to hide, but Fred made every attempt to make sure we got exactly what we paid for - dolphin sightings! ; )
We were hoping to to see more dolphins. The storm rolling in didn't help.
Since we did not have dolphins on the 1st trip they let us come back & my grandchildren were so excited to see them on the 2nd trip. Thank you
- Ka Chun
The ship wasn't crowded. We were able to move all around the ship without trouble. It turned out to be a very nice day to be on the water. 2 hours on the water at that price is very reasonable. Also the online booking feature was very convenient. I was able to do it on my phone while on the road towards downtown St. Pete.
Very knowledgeable, local, small business owner that has a desire to have a successful outing for each participant. The Captain and the crew were a pleasure to cruise with.
Excellent captain. Family enjoyed seeing the dolphins in its natural environment. Kids loved being able to drive the boat. Will definitely be back. Submitted from vacationers from Indiana.
Staff was very nice and accommodating. We had 2 young boys with us and they went out of their way to make sure they had a good time.
The lady who assisted the captain was very helpful and the captain was very entertaining.
We really enjoyed this cruise. Loved that the boat was covered and that we only had about 15 passengers. We saw dolphins as promised. For the length of the tour (nearly 2 hours), it was a really great value. The captain was friendly, easy-going and knowledgeable.
Great trip and the crew is amazing!
Great captain, very knowledgeable about the sights on the tour
Focused on Dolphins & Rays spotted. Enjoyed seeing the Big homes & Coast Guard station. Did as advertised. Thanks
Friendly customer service
We saw tons of dolphins on the tour. It was a wonderful experience.
Spent a lot of time getting the dolphins to play with us
The cruise would be better if dolphins jumping in the boat's wake were seen.
The boat ride was priced right and worth the money paid. It was very informative through the captains descriptions of what we were seeing along the way. We were able to see Dophins and the captain circled around a few times so we could get a good view of them. He also was able to get the dolphins to ride along with the wake of the boat and jump out of the water a few times making for good photos.
The tour boat very open for viewing, stable and moving about. The weather was perfect and breeze fantastic. Capt Fred gave a great commentary on the "bay view" of St Petersburg. Want something to drink or snack on? they had it.
My husband and I had a wonderful time! Very fun and educational. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! We will have to come back soon!
The captain was entertaining and so skilled at driving in and out of tight places in pursuit of giving us the best view of the dolphins we sighted. I went with my son who was home from medical school and we both enjoyed the trip very much. Thank you!
We only saw a couple dolphins at the very end but Capt Fred still gave us vouchers for a free trip next time. Overall they were very accommodating to us and our kids. Even got the kids stools to stand on so they could see over the railing and let them "drive the boat."
Not only did we see dolphins, but the sights we saw around that part of Tampa Bay were awesome.
Great experience, very personable, showed us around the area including houses and a bird sanctuary, sell drinks on the boat, couldn't have ask for a better experience! Definitely will do again!
we are from the netherlands and don,t see so many dolphins and the captain was good and let us see a lot of st pete,s