- 267 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
- 267 Ratings
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
We live in St Pete and recently sold our boat. The only use it was getting was giving our visitors a tour. Now we will just take our guests on this fun and informative excursion!
Captain Fred and his crew went "overboard" to be sure we saw dolphins on the cruise. Very fun and informative boat ride. The dolphins were amazing!
Captain Fred was hilarious. He knew where the dolphins were and showed us some great houses.
The crew and captain were amazing. We learned and laughed a lot! A lot of fun!
Captain Fred is absolutely awesome!! Full of knowledge! Saw lots of dolphins and stingrays! Very good time
I thought the Captain was very entertaining and informative! Although we only seen two dolphin's very briefly they happily stamped our tickets so we could come back for free. I would highly recommend this cruise.
More of a bay cruise then dolphin cruise. Captain had a good sense of humor.
Great time they worked very hard to find and Intice the dolphins to swim along side of us. Highly recommend!
I had out-of-town visitors and wanted to show them how awesome St. Pete is on "any given day." We had a wonderful trip with you folks. Thank you!
the tour was the right duration and the captain and crew were pleasant
It was great captain Fred was awesome just wished more dolphins were out
You are listed as a "Dolphin Cruise". We did not see much wildlife until very late in the trip. I would bet the folks that spent a fortune on their homes, don't appreciate invasion from a tour boat with a loudspeaker passing buy 3 times a day. I would recommend spending more time seeking wildlife. Less time viewing homes. The 2 dolphins we did see were enjoyable, so was the family of Manatees.
We really liked the fact that we found dolphins as soon as we left the port.
The captain was very knowledgeable and gave us great information about all the sights. We saw many dolphin and even a manatee. I had 10 International guests from China, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan and they loved the cruise.
Wonderful tour. Informative and fun. Price was affordable. Highly recommend as #1 dolphin tour.