- 397 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
- 397 Ratings
We booked this last minute and it ended up being a highlight of our trip. Captain and the crew were professional, entertaining and attentive. We saw several dolphins and it is so wonderful to see them in their natural habitat! We learned a lot about makes these mammals so amazing and the tour is a perfect amount of time. Well done!!!
Took my family on this cruise and was pleasantly surprised. The captain went “all out” to ensure that we able to sight the dolphins. His knowledge of the surrounding area was outstanding ( having lived in St Pete off & on for the past 63 yrs I know St Pete) and it was entertaining. Would advise anyone to take this cruise, it is worth the money; age doesn’t matter. Our family had a 3 yr old, young adults and seniors. Each one thought it was great. Once again, hats off to the crew.
Staff was lots.of fun and we got to many dolphins. Unfortunately we missed out on the manatees...next time!
We booked the 5pm slot, watched as lots of happy people got off, and realising we were the only people on the final days cruise. I thought we would maybe get a shorter version but they were great, and we had pods of dolphins swimming in the boats wake. Our children got a go skippering the boat, and we saw lots of bird life too. It was a highlight of a great holiday.
Only saw 3 dolphins. The captain was very informative about the bay.
Captain Steve took extra time to make sure we experienced dolphins playing near the boat. Tour was nearly completed when this occurred.
The tour was excellent. Saw many dolphin as promised.
This company seems truly seems to want customers to have a good experience. When the dolphin followed us, jumping from the water, the captain turned the boat around and went back to see if he could make it happen a second time. Little things like that make the difference and don't go unnoticed. We're local and will bring guests to Pier Dolphin Cruise again in the future.
The captain was very knowledgeable about many things including the homes. Was all very interesting
Captain of the boat was fun! Looking for the Dolphins was fun. And seeing where certain people live was fun also!
The Skipper and help were fun. We saw dolphins and he was very informative ! Thank you !
We got to see the dolphins several times. Captain Fred knew exactly where they would be. The cruise also took you around to see the beautiful homes on the water and the tree that was filled with so many birds. Snacks and drinks were available for purchase.
The Captain was great! Not only did he find the dolphins, he was very informative about St. Pete history. Very educating!!
Really cool, saw a bunch of dolphins and then saw where the rich and famous live. Well worth the money!
It was a lovely outing. Great info provided by captain and wonderful to see the dolphins, bird sanctuary and mansion homes. We all really enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the cruise even though the waters were pretty rough to start. I would have rated higher if I could have understood the captain better. Poor sound system. Fun to see a few dolphins!
We were a party of 5. Loved the info from the captain and we had a good time.
Beautiful day. Nice ride around the bay and dolphins swimming with the boat. The kids were excited.
Great tour of St. Pete waterfront and the dolphins were a bonus!
Had a great time
Captain Fred was a knowledgeable and great tour guide.
Great trip, nice skipper and... Lots of dolphins!
For years whenever family or friends visit me here in St Petersburg we go on this cruise. Everyone enjoys it. Great afternoon on the water. Have always seen dolphins.
The captain and his assistant went out if their way to make sure that we saw dolphins and not only did we see some magnificent dolphins, we also had the rare pleasure of getting a glimpse of some manatees!!! They were awesome!!!
great conversation, history, dolphin spots for viewing
My husband and I ""LOVE"" this cruise.
The cruise was a nice variety of sight-seeing and dolphin entertainment. The dolphins were so much fun! There were five of them swimming along side the boat, jumping and twisting in the air. We are so glad we took this boat ride.
Saw dolphins and the storefront in St Pete. Have brought a number of visitors in this tour.
I live locally but love the smooth ride and the narration that captain Fred offers on all the local sights. We saw lots of dolphins too.
I really liked all the stories that tha captain told but most of all the extra time he spent with my granddaughter. He allowed her to sit in the cabin and hold wheel just like she was steering. It was a great experience and we will go again!
Wonderful experience for all ages. Fun, informative tour... and we saw plenty of dolphins too. (Seats are hard, though... if you're a senior :D ) I would even consider going again. The only drawback is that we were delayed for a group who said they were foreign exchange students... we waited for quite awhile... and they weren't foreign exchange, just local middle school kids. Oh well. All in a day. Shake the hand of the Captain... he's a military veteran!
We saw lots of dolphins and a few manatees. Captain and mate were very accomodating.
Great way to see St Pete. Staff were friendly and well-informed. Prices were reasonable.
This was the best dolphin cruise I’ve been on. We saw so many dolphins. They were swimming in pairs along side the boat. The captain was the best along side his staff. They kept us informed where we could view the dolphins. It was the best 90 minutes we spent.
It was fantastic.
I loved seeing the dolphins but the design of the boat made it difficult to to find a comfortable spot. Not a lot of room to view.
Capt. Fred does a wonderful job of locating those beautiful dolphins! We had a terrific time on February 25, 2018, during which a couple of dolphins swam alongside the boat for quite a long distance...they were leaping out of the water as if they were really enjoying their own experience. We clapped our hands and the dolphins came up to the boat many, many times during our cruise. We go for this tour 2-3 times a season when we have out of town guests -- everyone ALWAYS loves this fun and entertaining time. I recommend Pier Dolphin Cruise with confidence!
Beautiful day, friendly crew, great time!
The Pier Dolphin Cruise was well worth the money. The captain and first mate were first rate. They genuinely engaged with passengers and made everyone feel,part of the experience.