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“saw dolphins”(9 reviews)
“captain frank”(3 reviews)
Boat Tours and Charters on Anna Maria Island. M/V Minnow offers excursions to Egmont Key, dolphin watches, sunset cruises and hosts private event charters.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5325 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1710
+1 941-920-0092
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

What a great trip! Right out of the dock we saw a pair of dolphins playing and feasting on fish. They came right up to the boat, almost as if they were entertaining us. At one point they were on their backs flipping a fish...More

4  Thank AmyTorrey_8
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were a group of twenty who had reserved the boat for a day trip to Egmont Key with snorkeling etc. The day of trip was overcast with storms in the area yet he still chose to take us out. Rather than head out to...More

2  Thank karlyew
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All reviews pod of dolphins saw dolphins captain frank whole family egmont key sunset cruise big group beautiful evening wells fargo bank excellent knowledge egmont island fun afternoon great trip ample parking fish pods minnows
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Captain Orca! We saw tons of dolphins and, went for a nice boat ride, even caught a little rainstorm. It was a lot of fun

Thank Alisha T
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had the best time on the boat and saw SO many dolphins! Great excursions for our group of 13 girls, such a nice afternoon on the water. Highly recommend.

Thank LaurenY234
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We came in September and even though red tide was bad, Captain Orca made it a good time. He was punctual, nice, and knowledgeable. We saw SO many dolphins so that was the highlight!

Thank saraglomski
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to book a trip out to Egmont and hoped to see some dolphins on the way. We had already given a credit card number over the phone to reserve the trip. When we got to the boat, we were...More

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Frank J, Owner at MV Minnow Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Sorry to hear that your trip was not up to your expectations. Orca did forget his phone (it happens) and in NO WAY was this any attempt to avoid paying taxes. Your accusations are totally unfounded. We take credit cards over the phone in an...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived on the island on Wednesday. We knew the island had suffered from the red tide - a naturally occurring phenomenon that no business can help or avoid. Because we had never been here before, one of the things I was most looking forward...More

1  Thank kerryl_webster
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking to book a private boat for our groupe of 13, to sea dolphins, and maybe swim at a sandbar. This was a PERFECT trip. I originally tried to book another boat company, rated #1 on Tripadvisor. Never got a return phone call,...More

Thank annmarie988
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend the MV Minnow😀 We had the most amazing private boat tour with Captain Orca! He was so good with the adults and kids alike...and we have a lot of kids!!!The ride was entertaining and informative as well. We were able to see...More

Thank sstuart8285
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We scheduled last minute, and my family is so happy we did! The young teenager in our family put her phone down and didn’t even think about it the whole time- which is a hard task. Captain Orca was so informative and fun. He taught...More

1  Thank haysimba1
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Kevin Orca was our captain, he is very pleasant and kept our tour interesting by making jokes. We got to see many many dolphins up close.

1  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took the tour with family and friends with Captain Frank and 1st mate Bill on the MV Minnow in April 2018. Capt Frank knows just where to go to spot dolphins and manatees. He also has a ton of insider info on the history of...More

Thank Patrick M
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Tim R
17 April 2018|
Response from 2FlyingCoconuts | Reviewed this property |
We paid $29.00 per person. It was worth every penny!!
12 March 2017|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the head. 2 hr trip and 2 people used the "head"
Barb W
4 March 2017|
Response from melc649 |
Do you allow any med size dogs on your cruise ? How many people are max capacity??