Little Toot Dolphin Adventure in Clearwater Beach
Get up close and personal with wild dolphins on a thrilling tugboat tour through the sparkling waters of Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins roam and play for unparalleled dolphin interactions.
What You Will Do
- Hop aboard a 40 foot custom tugboat for an exciting dolphin watching experience in the clear blue waters along the Gulf of Mexico
- Sip on an ice cold beverage as you sit under the shade of the tugboat's canopy and listen to your tour guide's expert ecotour narration
- Soak in some sun along the railing while gazing out at the warm waves, and feel the cool gulf breeze in your hair
- Travel from Clearwater Harbor and continue down the Inner Gulf Coast with incredible views of palatial celebrity homes and waterfront mega-mansions
- Head under the Sand Key Bridge, capturing picturesque views of downtown Clearwater, before traveling through Clearwater Pass and heading back to port
- Hourlong narrated boat tour with guaranteed dolphin sightings
- Soft drinks, water, and beer available on board
- Family friendly and US Coast Guard certified tour
Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure time for parking and boarding. If it looks like rain or heavy winds on the day of your tour please call operator to confirm departure.
Refunds provided with 24 hours notice for cancellation and rescheduling.
- 1,353 Ratings
took a while to find dolphins
We only saw one dolphin
Great crew...great boat...we hoped to see more dolphins but DID see them. Thank you!
The trip was great as far as seeing Dolphins, however the man speaking could have definitely used some lessons in PR
- Dena Ranum
We saw dolphins about five minutes into the tour and it was awesome. The Dolphins jumped and swam along side the boat for a couple minutes. After that we didn't see anymore and the crew didn't appear to be trying very hard to find any.
It was Memorial weekend and boat traffic prevented our boat from going into the Gulf. Better safe than sorry. Captain made ricoh decision. Thanks to him.
Saw dolphins very end of trip. Previously saw them jumping with the boat
We saw a couple dolphins but very briefly and there were too many guests on the boat to get closer to where the Dolphins were. Crew was wonderful and knowledgeable. We really only did the tour to see Dolphins and understand that the crew cannot control when wild animals decide to follow the boat. For the price of a family to go on the 1.5 HR tour, I would suggest that people like ourselves that want a more close up and guaranteed experience with Dolphins to go to sea world or rent a boat or jet ski of your own.
Fumes got to us. Also paid for 2 hours but saw Dolphins quickly therefore only stayed out for an hour.
Great boat ride people working are very nice not there faults but only seen one dolphin and it was amazing I would do it again
Parking was a nightmare and we thought we would not get on the boat. I think you should tell people in the confirmation email that parking is tough and to arrive at least one hour before boarding - just in case. The time on the boat was great fun! The captain and tour guide were very entertaining.
We have been on the little toot several times in the last 5 years, most of the trips were wonderful. This past trip the captain played loud music and hardly spoke to the passengers. We were happy to see a lot of Dophins but the trip was not as enjoyable as others.
The trip was to show us Dolphins. We never left the bay and they spent more time showing us famous home and birds. The website is misleading as it initially states 2 hours but when you pay it says 1 to 1.5 hours. It was exactly 1 hour. We did see some dolphins but we just went in circles around them. They never attempted to find any more further out.
The captain and crew were very welcoming and went right to work looking for dolphins! They did a great job of keeping the atmosphere happy and exciting while we found dolphins to play in our wake.
The experience was definitely extraordinary. However I thought from the page the dolphins would swim next to the boat. I just expected a little bit of a closer encounter. However we did see dolphins and the staff was very knowledgeable!
Just thought it would be longer than 1hr and 20 min
Would have been higher but mechanical issue delayed our trip 4 hours and the trip was much shorter than we anticipated, lasted 1 hour. I also feel that we should have been compensated for the delay in some manner. Also I am a disabled Veteran and asked for a discount on tickets and was informed you do not have a policy for that, you should!! As for sighting dolphins, they were terrific!! Crew was very courteous and professional.
Dolphin sighting early in trip. Could have tried to find more on way back rather than slow cruising by million dollar homes. Paid to see dolphins. Overall good trip.
Loved, loved, loved the boat tour! Staff were wonderful, price was great and the dolphins were incredible! Ill be a very happy returning customer! Thanks for the great time!
Had hoped for more dolphins :)
Great trip. Staff on boat were lovely and we got to see dolphins playing
So much fun!!! One of the best on Clearwater beach
We are locals and decided to play tourists for the day. We chose Little Toot based on its ratings. It was the perfect choice. We saw over 8 dolphins that rode the waves behind us and gave us quite the show. It was an incredible experience. Choosing a smaller boat that can gain speed was such a smart decision. The dolphins love the waves. Would definitely do this again.
Our family enjoyed the ride on Little Toot and seeing dolphins in their natural environment.
We thought more effort could have been made to look for more dolphin sightings. We had one spell of about ten minutes but after that none with no real effort to seek them out. This was the purpose of the trip and the section along Clearwater beach could have been spent seeking out Dolphins.