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Address: 5800 Gasparilla Road, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: +1 888-416-2628
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31' Eastern Boat, holds 13 passengers for an intimate lunch or sunset...

31' Eastern Boat, holds 13 passengers for an intimate lunch or sunset cruise. While traveling through the Boca Bayou and Boca Grande Isles our captains will point out different homes and businesses of interest, along with any wildlife we see. Usually dolphins jump in our wake, so make sure you bring a camera. Some of our normal destinations include Cabbage Key, Useppa, and Captiva islands. We also do private tours upon request.

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A Dolphin Trip that Never Fails to Deliver

Yet another fantastic trip on the Katara. My first review of Boca Boat Cruises was proudly the first on TripAdvisor back in 2012 and although we have returned every year since... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yet another fantastic trip on the Katara. My first review of Boca Boat Cruises was proudly the first on TripAdvisor back in 2012 and although we have returned every year since, the Katara never fails to attract beautiful playful dolphins. This is not one of those heavily populated boats that chugs around spotting the odd dolphin fin or tail, but... More 

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Medina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt Kyle expertly guided us thru Charlotte Harbor to Cabbage Key for lunch at the inn. Have never seen so many dolphins at once! I think we counted 14 one time playing in the wake of our boat. The inn itself is a lot of fun to see, but this trip was all about the journey. On the way back,... More 

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norman,okla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Usteppa Island, Florida on a half day boat trip with Boca Boat Cruises. Kyle was our fantastic Captain. From the moment the trip started and until it ended, was fantastic. The island tour and lunch were great. The highlight of the day was a large pod of dolphin swam with our boat and jumped the wake for at... More 

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Boca Grande, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Capt. Scott took us on a tour of a lifetime! A family of Dolphins followed us to Cabbage Key, then back again....jumping and flipping in complete synchronization. An incredible experience in the oceanic wild! A MUST SEE!!!!

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Thank bocagrandelover2016
Kathleen W, General Manager at Boca Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thank your taking the time to write this review. We all agree that seeing the dolphins at play is an incredible experience .New customers expect to see them way off in the distance and are so delighted when they see them so close to the boat. Come see us again and again! More 

Isanti, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We had an amazing trip to Useppa. On the way we saw dolphins playing in our wake, an Osprey nest with babies, manatees, and beautiful homes! We had a delicious meal on the island at the Collier Inn. We felt like one of the 'rich and famous'. :o).

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Took this trip last year and it was so great we did it again this year and were not disappointed. Their boat always seems to draw dolphins to come play in the wake and they found us this time too. The only thing we were a little concerned about was the amount of black exhaust emitted by the boat that... More 

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Kathleen W, General Manager at Boca Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back. And glad that our friendly dolphins did not disappoint . It doesn't matter how many times you see them , they are always magical. We're sorry that on your trip you experienced an exhaust problem. Our mechanic was alerted in an effort to quickly remedy the problem. Please come visit us again next year. More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We took the cruise to Useppa Island and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The Captain was so nice and really informative. Our lunch at the Collier Inn was perfect! The area was magical with beautiful plantings along the paths that meandered throughout the property. My elderly mother has some difficulty walking long distances and was driven to the Inn and back by... More 

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Kathleen W, General Manager at Boca Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for recommending our trip to others. Yes- Useppa is a lovely "not be missed" spot. And yes- the Highlight of every trip is the "show" that the friendly dolphins put on for us. It makes us happy that we can provide so much fun for them and for our... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was a great trip! Pam and Jeff enthusiastically shared their knowledge of Florida's history and marine wildlife. The island of Useppa was beautiful. The lunch at the Collier Inn was delicious. And on return, the Dolphins did not disappoint!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

My wife and I went on the Boca Boat Cruise to Useppa Island from Boca Grande. Capt. Scott and first mate, Devin, make a dynamic duo on the Boca Boat Cruise. They made the day simply perfect for us. As promised, Capt. Scott got us into a pod of dolphins that played in the boat's wake, both on our way... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We had a wonderful time taking our extended family (52 to 87) of seven on this cruise to Cabbage Key. Scott and Paul were so nice and took great care of us for our 4 hour cruise. They pointed out the sites and gave us some of the local history as we sailed along. The dolphin almost jumped in our... More 

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Kathleen W, General Manager at Boca Boat Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad your family enjoyed the cruise. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and come see us again! More 

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