- 553 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
- 553 Ratings
Excellent overall hospitality and experience
Driver and staff was very pleasant and helpful. We actually saw the dolphins and we definitely enjoy ourselves.
I guess I am old fashion as I do not like request to tip thrown in my face. Most likely would of given a tip but did not as a result of the signage.
The Captain and the lovely first mate Lady were very professional! The cruise started on time and although our cruise did not have many participants ONLY due to the Grand Prix Race taking place, our cruise was not canceled! We were very grateful, as that day was our last day of vacation. As promised, we saw multiple dolphins, and Manatees were a surprise treat too! We were welcomed and made aware of safety regulations. There were snacks and beverages for purchase, which we enjoyed. The boat was very clean! The Captain knew exactly where to seek out the dolphins. His wife was a wonderful addition to the voyage; she made a cool sound which the dolphins heard and surfaced for, to all of our delight! We highly recommend this cruise! We thank you Pier Dolphin Cruise! We will recommend you to our friends visiting St. Petersburg.
Awesome trip, alot of dolphins!!
What a fun excursion. Captain Fred and staff were knowledgeable and friendly. It was amazing to see so many dolphins on our tour as well as other scenery. Very enjoyable for all ages!
Very enjoyable cruise. Saw dolphins surfing with the boat. Great views of St Pete.
Great service, good value for money. We had nice weather and saw a bunch of dolphins, birds and luxury homes along the bay. Informative tour, but hard to hear clearly.
Great trip. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
You were very accommodating, had food/drink, you were knowledgeable of the area and the dolphins. We like narration. We learned so much, had a great ride and saw those 4 or 5 dolphins speeding along side of us. Very exciting.
Very exciting & personal experience. Great tour of St Petersburg waterfront history and architect .
Entire experience was great! Crew was very family friendly. Snacks and drinks were reasonably priced. We enjoyed spotting several dolphins along with many varieties of birds and marine animals. Also enjoyed the history and sightseeing provided by the captain. Would definitely do it again!!
Loved it! The staff was great, the views were perfect and we saw a lot of dolphins!
We appreciated the views, the shade but the open sides and front, the convenient times, the friendliness of the crew, and particularly the captain's untiring efforts to get dolphin viewings even as the time was coming to a close. Thanks!
The crew was awesome and we saw a lot of dolphins. The price was reasonable and well worth it....
The cruise was very enjoyable. The Captain was very informative and had a great sense of humor. We saw several dolphins. So much fun!
Excellent skipper, fun cruise. Saw dolphins!
This is a great way to spend some time on the water and enjoy the view. The captain was awesome knowing the history and stories around the area we sailed. Thank you
Whenever we have guests in town we take them on your cruise. We all enjoy it so much. Have been doing this for years and have never been disappointed. Thank you so much.
Good friendly service and cost
Great dolphin sightings, dry informative captain, friendly crew!
Everything was great except for the captain’s political commentary.
The Captain was very informative, friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful experience and would sign up again with Pier Dolphin Cruise
We had a very pleasant dolphin cruise on a beautiful sunny day. The captain was very informative and he told us the history of the area and some facts about dolphins. We had the pleasure to see a pregnant dolphin and then 2 separate times a dolphin followed along the side of the boat swimming and jumping. Very cool! We took a leisurely tour around Sneed Island to see how the other half lives. You can't predict what you'll see in nature but we were lucky enough to get a good day.
Captain very knowledgeable - would go again - would ha e liked weather to be nicer and to see a few more dolphins.
The tour was very informative, they delivered on showing us dolphins, it was an affordable price and I would do it with my family again.
It was a beautiful sunny winter day and my daughter was in town visiting. We thought we’d try a dolphin cruise. It did not disappoint!
Had dolphins riding the waves, so much fun!! We always enjoy this cruise with family and friends. Captain is great!
Staff is very friendly, and was nice experience with many dolphins around
I planned an afternoon cruise for a group of coworkers. Everyone had a fun time, especially since most of the group was from Cleveland, Ohio and really loved being in the sunshine, warm weather, and on the water! We saw lots of lots of dolphins on this particular day - it was great!
Great ride and adventure with the dolphins.
We took a tour on Thanksgiving, and I was super surprised that it was open, but very grateful because it was also my birthday. The tour was just enough time, the area is so serene and beautiful and we got to see several dolphins. The ship owners were so gracious and welcoming. I highly recommend. Next time we are back in St. Petersburg we plan to come back here.
it was great. loved the guide. beautiful day, happy dolphins.
Captain is just a great guy!!! And his wife is as well Been on this cruise st least 10 times with out of town guests; all liked it as much as us. Saw Dolfin’s and the cruise is super; especially with the captains comments and knowledge of the area and waters Hope to go again soon Ed&Zmindy
Great tour guides. The way they are able to get the dolphin to follow the boat is amazing
Super great and knowledgeable captain. Family friendly tour for all ages. Beautiful Tampa Bay and the dolphins were jumping and racing the boat!