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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

By The Tropics Boat Tours
Get out on the water in search of bottlenose dolphins on this cruise from Clearwater. Aboard a double-decker catamaran, listen to your captain's commentary as he points out luxe mansions along the coast. Cruise out into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico to see the region's dolphins and learn about their biology and behavior. Pack light, as drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.
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S$39.02
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S$39.02
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 120 per group
Duration: 1h 45m
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Highlights
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins' biology and behavior from your captain
  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed on this tour
  • Gain a better understanding of the Gulf Coast's ecosystem
  • Gaze at luxurious mansions on the coast
  • Cruise Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on a double-decker catamaran

  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.

Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you are welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran. After you pull out of the marina, your captain points out the luxe mansions on the shore, some belonging to celebrities. Listen to tunes on the sound system, or visit the snack bar for a bite or a drink. Once you get out into the Gulf of Mexico, the commentary turns to the biology and behavior of your day's quarry, bottlenose dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for jumps and dorsal fins, and learn about their role in the Gulf Coast's ecosystem. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour.

Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5596DET

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
  • Our ticket booth and downstairs bar will be upgraded with plexi glass walls to protect staff and guests. No smoking or vaping on the dock and vessel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour price starts from S$38.05. Discover and book Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour cancellation policy?
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour is hosted by The Tropics Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Tropics Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 45m. Discover and book Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5596DET

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

cassied237
cassied237
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Sunset
The crew working here were all nice and friendly. They took us out the marina and showed us some of the sights. Whe
Stephanie C
Stephanie C
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ok
We literally cruised up and down the channel where we were staying for the whole tour, and thought we would be out
P7576GGjamesp
P7576GGjamesp
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Excellent
The sights were outstanding. The sunset was breathtaking. The boat was comfortable and not crowded. Drink specials
loschiavolauren
loschiavolauren
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Great experience!
Staff was very nice and informative! Views were great. This was a nice relaxing way to spend our first evening in C
RustyGBR
RustyGBR
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Awesome sunset dolphin tour for the whole family.
From the smooth booking process to the knowledgeable and friendly crew, the sunset cruise for our family was awesom
976lindyc
976lindyc
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Perfect Boat Tour
This tour was just right for what we were looking for, which was a peaceful sunset cruise with the hopes of seeing
jenniferfV7040II
jenniferfV7040II
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Who doesn’t love a sunset
Top deck gets crowded. I moved downstairs to the front of the boat. What a great choice. Not crowded, close to th
nitroliz
nitroliz
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Okay for a boat ride
Been on dozens of sunset cruises all over the USA and five different Caribbean Islands. They were beautiful and ver
635myranda
635myranda
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Good value
Awesome trip and good value. Great way to get out on the water if you haven’t yet. Fun atmosphere. .
809bangieb
809bangieb
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Horrible
Horrible experience completely packed could not sit down or even the sunset .People we’re drunk falling all Over th
Kerri G
Kerri G
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Nice overall
Good cruise overall. Could have let people board a little sooner. Drinks available. Restrooms on board
valeriejT4328ZV
valeriejT4328ZV
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Clearwater Sunset Cruise A Must!
Excellent evening outing. The sunset cruise was amazing it was a beautiful evening. Might take a light jacket I am
Andrea G
Andrea G
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Beautiful Clearwater Sunset Experience.
The sunset cruise was simply amazing! It was a great evening to do this. The staff was very friendly and knowledgea
discdogfreak
discdogfreak
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Boring
We were very disappointed and bored. We looked around and saw several people on their phones due to boredom. We cou
Jennifer W
Jennifer W
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Had a blast!!
We had a blast. We seen a few dolphins and an amazing sunset. The atmosphere was great! We will be doing this again
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Bpuffin
Miami, FL76 contributions
Jun 2022
This dolphin tour was worth it. We saw so many dolphins it was unreal. The staff was great….drinks an snacks an more drink an complimentary water. It was so hot that they get lots of praise for free water. The boat ride was smooth, an comfortable, the price is good, an if you don’t spot dolphins , the boat ride is worth it.
Written 20 June 2022
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Kim
Rochester, NY1 contribution
This tour was so much fun and the staff was incredibly accommodating. We had 4 adults and 6 kids in our party. We drove in from Orlando and got stuck in traffic and were going to miss our reservation. We called and left them a message and they moved us to a later time, no questions asked. We purchased the all you can drink packages which were worthwhile for the adults but the kids wanted slushies onboard and the package only included pop so we paid extra for those. We saw a lot of dolphins and everyone was taking a lot of pictures and enjoying the narration. We saw a few houses that were once owned by celebrities, which was cool. Unfortunately we ended up getting caught in a storm but they let us stay under the shelter as long as they could. The area is beautiful and there is a ton to do. There are a lot of options for tours and they all looked cool but I was very happy we chose this one and would definitely go again.
Written 13 July 2021
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christina h
Minneapolis, MN20 contributions
The Tropics Boat Tour was approximately 2 hours long. We were able to see several groups of dolphins. One group followed a boat doing acrobats for at least 15 minutes. It was awesome!! We also were able to see several celebrities homes. The crew was fun and the music was great! It was alovely experience and I would recommend this to any family.
Written 19 November 2021
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Beth A
35 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Dolphins we’re out for first 30 minutes of a 2-hour tour. Not enough seating especially with other guests using their personal items to hold onto their seats when they went to the rail. Cold water was nice, a fan going indoors would have helped a lot.
Written 27 July 2022
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Mair
3 contributions
We went on the sunset cruise last night and it was wonderful! The staff and crew were very friendly starting from purchasing the tickets (I don’t remember his name but he was very nice) through the end of the cruise. Kayla shared interesting facts about some of the houses that we passed by on our way to the gulf, which was fun. While they don’t guarantee dolphin sightings for the sunset cruise, we saw a pod that seemed to be performing for all the boats 😊 And at the end of the cruise, Brian was sharing info on nightlife and restaurants to check out after the cruise. If we come back to Clearwater, I’ll definitely take another cruise with them!
Written 24 February 2020
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Passport190004
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Not happy at all with this company.
You can only reach them through an answering machine and they never respond to messages left.
On the day of our tour, it was just prior to Hurricane Elsa going through Tampa Bay.
We tried to call them, but again, only the answering machine.
We made the trip from Tampa through torrential downpours--even though we were certain the tour was cancelled due to the weather.
BUT their website and all their e-mails say that they WILL notify you if there is a cancellation. We received NO such notification.
We called that afternoon requesting to rebook, and still a week later, no response.
So, we were out our tour and out our money.
Written 12 July 2021
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Ms_H64
Villa Park, IL68 contributions
Oct 2020
We were hanging out in Clearwater for the day and, although it was windy, we decided to take this tour. We had intended to go on another company's boat, but they decided not to go out because of the wind; this was our second choice and we were pleasantly surprised. Everything was fine and safe. This is basically a bar on the water, but we did see a LOT of dolphins and it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The crew was a lot of fun and knowledgeable about the dolphins as well as the area covered by the tour. The guide pointed out a number of celebrity homes and vessels. We had one drink and it was very good. Pricey but worth treating yourself. There were people of all ages on the boat and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, even the little ones. I've read reviews of other tours like this where there were rowdy drinkers on board, but everyone here was relaxed and well-behaved. The best thing about it was the tour was discounted to $16.99 for the month of October. I think the normal $26.99 would have been a little too much for this trip, but maybe they will run the special again. Glad we went!
Written 9 November 2020
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Courtney L
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I absolutely loved the crew! Captain Don, commentary Andrew and drink making chad! They were great! Very interactive with people on board. Funny and attentive. Were sure to let everyone know of safety procedures and when to hold on, when things were getting chopping, when the boat was turning around.
We went as a group of 5. Only 2 of us saw a dolphin because it was there and gone so quickly and no other sightings. That was beyond their control. All and all a good time for everyone! Went with my husband, my mom, and my two young kids and we all
Enjoyed ourselves!
Written 12 May 2022
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Dawn C
Bardstown, KY57 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Enjoyed the show and commentary, saw lots of dolphins and wildlife. Was a little slow, and “sleepy” at times making 2 hours seem longer than usual but it was nice. Definitely do the Tampa city pass, makes it well worth the money and helps eliminate the MANY choices along the strip for tours.

We sat up top but the front of the boat is the best spot by far, it got a little warm. I would recommend staying on the lower level at least you can still see everything. There is also an unlimited drink option that has to be purchased BEFORE the boat leaves (alcohol and soft drinks), otherwise it’s a hefty $10 a drink. There are bathrooms on board as well.

The Clearwater public beach is literally across the street and Pier 60, so there is plenty to do while you wait. Not many food choices like you would think but we weren’t there to eat. And good luck parking! Pro tip-pay for 7 hours ($1/hr), it’s more bang for your buck and you will be glad you did.
Written 22 June 2021
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theresamor
Mount Pleasant, SC43 contributions
Nov 2020
Absolutely worth doing if in Clearwater or any of the St. Pete's Beach areas! it is such a beautiful boat ride, we saw plenty of dolphin-even a baby! Candace was excellent, as were Brian and Josh. Drinks are available, plenty of seating, and easy to book, to park and plenty of other activities and food in the area! Recommend getting there 1 hour ahead of time just to park then send a family member to get the ticket code from the Boat Tour check in-this will allow you to enter it to pay for up to 6 hours. Please tip them well! This is so inexpensive, and they deserve great tips! Wear sunscreen for sure! Go to Clearwater Aquarium after! The bathroooms are available in the hotel beside the water to the right of the Tropics check in (on 10th floor) or in the Marina by parking!
Written 28 November 2020
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