- 430 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
- 430 Ratings
Amazing dolphin tour. Got to see several dolphins. Crew was fabulous and very informative. Defiantly would recommend this tour.
This cruise was absolutely fantastic. The Captain was super friendly and knowledgeable and made it a great experience for my family. We got to see lots of cool homes, Coast Guard ships, and tons of wildlife including many different pods of dolphins. We got more than enough opportunities for pictures and he even was able to get several dolphins to run along side the boat for an unforgettable experience. We would definitely recommend this to anyone. It was one of our best vacation memories.
Our family had a great time! We saw tons of dolphins and the captain even got them to ride our wake several times! Definitely would recommend!!!
The captain and his wife were amazing! I recommended Pier Dolphin Cruises. Will definitely go again.
Our Captain and the First Mate were wonderful. Each time dolphins were spotted, the Captain would take the boat to their area; the First Mate would clap and make sounds to attract them. Not only was the Crew fun, they were determined to show us a good time--they were successful . Everyone on the trip left smiling and happy. We took the interior trip around the bay, as rain was in the air; Not only did we see beautiful homes along the shoreline; we were taken to 'Bird Island' What a sight to see such a variety of birds in one place. At the end of the trip the owner, Captain Fred, was tat the dock to greet us. I would definitely recommend the trip -- the Dolphins are a hoot and the Crew and owner were sincerely caring and respectful. Thank you for making our day. NannaAnna
It was amazing!
This is an awesome cruise around Tampa Bay. We saw many dolphins. The staff was excellent. I took my brother and sister in law from Arizona on this cruise and all of us were impressed, even those of us who live in St Pete. Thank you for a wonderful two hours.
Nice trip enjoyed it lots of birds and some dolphins. Had trouble hearing captain, speakers on boat need adjusted.
Didn't see many dolphin. Hard to hear
It was a great time. We had a dolphin swim beside the boat jumping in the air splashing us. It exceeded my expectations. Also very relaxing and beautiful views.
Friendly, informative staff, overall fun time!
Staff is very kind. Dolphins swam next to the boat. My daughter loved it. Captain is a pro at finding dolphins. Snacks, soft drinks, and beer were available. Very satisfied.
Great tour saw many dolphins liked bird island amazing, being on the ocean and wow the beautiful homes along the shores was a real surprise. Staff very friendly, kind and helpful. Nice having snacks and drinks available as I did not get a chance to grab lunch before the tour. Superb job!
While we saw the dolphins right when we came out of the marina,I felt a bit mislead on the rest of the trip. I didn't know there would be a tour for another hour that didn't include dolphins. It was nice, just thought it was more of a dolphin cruise.
Fun trip with dolphin sightings and a tour of St. Peterberg’s million dollar waterfront homes . The captain and tour guide was informative and entertaining.
We spent a week in the St Pete’s beach area and this was the highlight of our trip. We saw several dolphins and at one point watched them ride the wake of the boat. Great fun at a very reasonable cost
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.