- 516 Ratings
Dolphin-Watching & Shell-Hunting Tour in St. Petersburg
Hit the waves for a scenic cruise in search of dolphins along the sandy shores of St. Petersburg. Step off the boat to hunt for sea shells along the beaches of Shell Island where you can cool down in the inviting waters.
What You Will Do
- Search for sea shells that have washed up on shore as you wander over Shell Island, feeling your toes sink into the sand
- Keep your eyes open on board to catch sight of dolphins jumping into the air and gliding through the water
- Step aboard the Compass Rose, a comfy catamaran with a roof for shaded lounging and a spacious deck for seeing the natural wonder
- Dolphin cruise
- Shelling adventure
Beverages and snacks can be purchased onboard, and please bring your ID if you plan to buy beer or wine.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 516 Ratings
Kive and Mahi Mike were exceptional! The experience was truly amazing, unique and very unforgettable. We actually had a family if 4 dolphins escortig us ali g the way jumping in and out if the water! The best water tour ever and we have been on many.
My family (5 adults and 3 children) spent one afternoon of our vacation in St.Pete on the shell island cruise. What great hosts Mahi Mike and Kive are !! We all highly recommend this tour and will take it again !! Thanks for a great afternoon guys !! The LANE family from Maine p
The hosts were amazing, and the boat ride really made our trip complete. Thank you so much! We would do this again!
Fun time and great crew.
Relaxing, fun. The guys were lots of fun and very knowledgeable. Saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed the sandy beach of Sand Dollar Beach.
This trip was just what we wanted. Telling everyone about and recommend it as a must if you want to see dolphin And want to hunt shells and sand dollars.
Reservation was easy to make. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The boat was comfortable and well maintained and dolphin show and island experience was entertaining and relaxing
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everything was great. got lots of shells and sand dollars...and saw dolphins
Had a great time. Saw several dolphins, gathered a lot of shells and sand dollars. Excellent crew!
Captain and mate were great!!
we had a great time!
Because it was great
The crew was absolutely awesome
Awesome tour!! Awesome Captain and Bartender. We will be back!!
This is the second time we've been. Always a good experience
The crew was very nice and knowledgeable about the history and wildlife with everything we encountered. It was definitely a worthwhile experience to have!
the personnel were so helpful and gracious, I use a cane and they helped me on and off the boat. My grandchildren, my son and his wife thoroughly enjoy shell island, they said it was one of their favorite things. thank you
We've done the Sand Dollar Island tour two years in a row and it has been such a great experience! Definitely one of our family vacation highlights.
This was the most amazing tour ever! Definitely worth the money and would do it gain in a heartbeat! Thank you for the experience!
The best boat tour ever!!!
An awesome afternoon in such a beautiful spot. Our second time!
Our captain Mark was awesome and so was the other crew member. I'm sorry I forgot his name. He was very informative , knew exactly where we would see dolphins, and we saw plenty. He told us an easy way to find sand dollars. He was entertaining and an excellent bar tender. Handsome to boot. I am sooooo glad we took the trip. We highly recommend the cruise. Thank you.
- Jennie K.
Great crew, easy to book, fun afternoon
- Lisa- HOJO
Great Time. The crew went above and beyond in making sure we had an excellent adventure. Saw tons of Dolphins. Would highly recommend.
The captain and first mate was very good with the kids. They knew what kind of shells we found. The first mate makes an awesome drink.
- Varhalla - Sir
Crew was very friendly, and watching dolphins never gets old.
Suncoast Tours Sand Dollar Island Dolphin Tour as amazing! Our Captains were very entertaining, and we had so much fun viewing dolphins and hunting for Sand Dollars!
Great crew. Lot of local knowledge. Very helpful to the passengers
Everyone was friendly and helpful. 2hrs was the perfect amount of time to see plenty of dolphins, search for shells and enjoy the boat ride.
We had a great time going out to the island. We found a few shells, got to take a boat ride on the Gulf, and saw dolphins and a manta ray. The crew was respectful and funny. They were as excited seeing the marine life as we were. Thanks for the nice trip. We are landlubbers and rarely get to be on the water. It was great!
We had a nice trip, the boat was stable, got plenty of shells and saw dolphins.
Great tour with a terrific crew.
Great time with Jake and Brad. They did an awesome tour. We saw dolphins,manatee,shark and turtles. They made the trio so enjoyable and the knowledge of the area was awesome!
The crew was knowledgeable about the wildlife and very friendly. Made us feel welcome on the boat. The boat was clean and stocked with beverages. We seen dolphin and a manatee and the captain spent extra time engaging the dolphin and allowing us to see them. The island was beautiful and full of sand dollarsand shells. Also did banana boat ride and that was an exhilarating experience. Thank you so much We had a blast!!!
The Shell Island Dolphin tour was well worth it. We saw quite a few dolphins and had a fun time at shell Island. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Captain Mike and First mate Dean were amazing. Very safety orientated and aware of letting all passengers know to hold in during our some what windy rough ride. They put us on a tons of Dolphins. Thanks guys!