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Clearwater, United States
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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Embark on a scenic journey to find bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise near Clearwater in Florida. From Clearwater Bay to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the incredible views along the Intracoastal Waterway. See and hear about the celebrity mansions on the coast, and listen as the captain shares interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this exciting tour.
  • Dolphin-watching cruise from Florida’s Clearwater Bay
  • Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour
  • Tour the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway and see celebrity mansions on the coast
  • Your captain highlights fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
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Live commentary on board by your captain
Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
Parking permit ($4)
Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
25 Causeway Blvd , 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

Departure Point: Central location near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #5, Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions: The local operator is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot. You can park at the Marina Parking Lot, located at the fourth exit out of the roundabout. Parking not included but you can purchase USD$6 parking permit to park in the City Marina Parking Lot.

This activity will end right where it started.
With its pristine, white-sand beaches, calm ocean breezes and crystal clear waters—not to mention an abundance of sunshine—Clearwater provides the perfect setting for visitors any time of the year.

Embark on this dolphin-watching cruise from Clearwater Beach in a double-decker catamaran, geared to find a Florida favorite—the bottlenose dolphin, the most common and well-known member of the dolphin family. Bottlenose dolphins usually live in pods of 10 to 30 members, but the group size can vary from one individual dolphin to more than 1,000.

Enjoy the view of the coastline and listen to music from a state-of-the-art sound system. The captain also highlights interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region and point out which celebrities own the mansions you spot along the way.

As for the main event, dolphin sightings are guaranteed so get ready to see these playful creatures in action.

A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the trip.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Tropics Boat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour.

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  • "Parking required a pass code that is obtained from the tour operator." See review
  • "There are two bars and you can buy a drink package before your board." See review
  • "We would highly recommend this tour for those that want to spend a couple hours on the water !" See review


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Lots of dolphins
, Oct 2021
Great trip, lots of dolphins! The crew was great! I would recommend to families, couples, pretty much anyone.
Thank you
, Oct 2021
Really good experience and nice service, we well recommended to friend. Bote are clean and confortable
Really nice afternoon o the water!
, Oct 2021
Andrew was a great crew member, very friendly! I dont know our bartenders name, the sound system on board was not very good so couldn't hear much, but he was great also. It was a really nice boat ride.
Vacation 2021
, Oct 2021
We made the best last minute decision ever. What an amazing time. I haven’t been this relaxed and had a fun time in a long time.
The beauty of the ocean...
, Oct 2021
The beauty of the ocean and to be able to see a couple of dolphins! I loved the bartender! He was great and the tour guide was very explanatory!!
Surf up Dude
, Oct 2021
Very nice my family and I really enjoyed it and seen the Dolphins the got us so close that it seems like we can touch them
Good staff but not a memorable experience.
, Oct 2021
Staff was nice and friendly. Boat was crowded and hot. Few sightings. Good for general sight seeing but don't count on a lot of dolphin action.
, Sep 2021
Was such an awesome experience. Crew was great and you see dolphins and celebrity homes . Well worth the money
Would go on it again well...
, Sep 2021
Would go on it again well worth it. Great crew lots of fun parents they have alcohol avalible and good drinks
, Sep 2021
Dolphin tour was cancelled after sweating on boat for 45 minutes.Got back to car and found 20 dollar parking ticket even though we paid when we parked but didn't get receipts

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