- 239 Ratings
Tampa Bay Dolphin Cruise from St. Petersburg
Cruise through one of the most thriving dolphin habitats of Tampa Bay, uncovering a vast variety of other local wildlife, including playful manatees, while taking in panoramic views of the St. Petersburg skyline.
What You Will Do
- Comfortably cruise on board the Dolphin Queen ship as you take in incredible views of one of the world's richest estuaries during a scenic 2 hour dolphin watching cruise
- See up close and incredible views of marine life thriving in Tampa Bay, including dolphins, manatees, rays, ospreys, pelicans, and herons
- Learn about Tampa Bay's wildlife from your informative guide and observe tons of wildlife in natural and protected habitats
- Voyage into Coffeepot Bayou for a visit to Bird Island, where you'll enjoy serene turquoise waters and thriving bird life; truly a bird watcher's dream!
- Gaze upon gorgeous waterfront mansions nestled along Tampa Bay
- 2 hour dolphin watching cruise through Tampa Bay and Bird Island
- Knowledgeable ecotour guide
- 239 Ratings
Very nice 90 minute cruise. We got to see dolphins as well as various luxury homes along the water and coast guard ships.
Great tour, already looking to book again with family and friends
The trip was interesting and fun. However, we could not hear most of the captain 's narration due to the loud noise of the engine. It would be very helpful to find a way to muzzle the engine noise or install a better sound system so riders can hear.
We enjoyed the ride and saw a lot, I would say that part was excellent. But the sound system was poor so we could not understand what was said. Also the numerous signs asking for tips were inappropriate. Charge a fair price for the trip and snacks and stop begging.
The captain was very informative. There were only 8 people on the cruise, much less crowded than others I've been on through different companies. This made it so much better. The captain did a great job finding the dolphins right away and I got some amazing videos and pictures. The whole experience was fantastic.
It's was a great experience! Going to look at area homes and some boats was added bonus.
As always, we had a wonderful afternoon! We saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed the narrated tour of the area. This is our favorite sightseeing tour and we always take family and other guests on the tour. Cheers to a great crew!
Really enjoyed myself, got to see the Dolphins as promised and I was inspired by the beachfront mansions. Thank you for a great customer service experience as well.
It was a gorgeous day for the cruise. Captain Fred was very knowledgeable and pointed out all of the interesting sites. We found dolphins feeding in an inland bay. We were right among them, it was very exiting.
We only saw one dolphin and nothing else. I know that is not anyone's fault but still was disappointing.
Captain and his crew patiently looked for Dolphins. Once they found Dolphins, they used great level of technique to have Dolphin chase the ship so we all enjoyed the Dolphin swimming along with us, jumping over the water so many times. Great experience!!!
Knowledgable skipper. Pleasant staff. Environmentalist. Good understanding of social and geographic aspects of area.
Had a great tour! Saw lots of Dolphins would highly recommend!
The whole boat ride was wonderful. The Captain was very informative and made sure we seen plenty of Dolphins. And his helper also was very enthusiastic. The three of us really had a wonderful day.
Nice sightseeing coast tour of the St-Petersburg area. Captain Fred surely knows his bay. Bargain at 23$.
It was a wonderful way to spend my birthday. Everything was very nice and more then we expected. Thank You! Ann and Joe Brennan
We came to see dolphins and got exactly what we paid for! Also got a cool tour from Captain Fred!
There was only 7 of us on the boat so we had plenty of room to move around and see the dolphins.
We were on the last dolphin cruise of the day, and unfortunately the dolphins weren't very cooperative, but the captain took LOTS of extra time to make it extra special. We had been out much longer than the 90 minutes to 2 hours projected when we started seeing the dolphins, including a baby that couldn't have been more than just a few days old. The fact that he took so much time to give us our money's worth was very impressive to me, and all my companions. I have longed to see a dolphin in the wild for years, and this was literally a dream come true for me.
Everything we expected and more....lots of dolphin sightings...looked at homes of the rich and famous from the water. Captain was very experienced and knowledgable about Dolphins as well as history of home ownership and of course great seamanship! We even saw Tom Sellecks 35 million dollar yacht! Bad weather at the end of the cruise.....captain shuttled us back to our hotel to get us home nice and dry!
We had a wonderful time. We not only loved seeing the dolphins but some of the beautif homes in the area and learning about some of the history of St. Petersburg. We would highly recommend this to friends.
Although we were only four participants the boat tour was conducted in a perfect way. The captain was very knowledgeable and told interesting about life in the ocean off St. Petersburg. We were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming around the boat. It was a magnificent experience. We highly recommend Pier Dolphin Cruises.
We loved the tour. Buddy was so great and knowledgeable. We enjoyed it so much we would even have minded if we didn't see any dolphins