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Address: 3400 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707-4489
Phone Number:
+1 727-462-2628
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13:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take an exhilarating tour on the Dolphin Racer!Watch as acrobatic...

Take an exhilarating tour on the Dolphin Racer!Watch as acrobatic bottlenose dolphin surf and dive alongside!This high-speed tour lasts between 1-1.5 hours beginning with a narration by the Captain and then leading into a breathtaking chase with nature as the speedboat picks up speed and looks for dolphin.The huge wake created by the Dolphin Racer attracts jumping dolphins.It's sure to be an adventure you will remember for a lifetime. Don't forget to bring your camera.

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Fun in the Sun!

The Dolphin Racer boat was about 1/2 full on our Friday afternoon, so now's a good time to go, and we found a Groupon for a great deal. Sunny skies, mid '80's weather, but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone on the dolphin racer twice with company visiting us and have had a great time. When we stopped this past weekend to go again we were informed it was out for repairs until the end of February. We took a 45 ride over to do an afternoon trip with company. It would have been nice if the... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were unaware that the vessel is currently out of service. Unfortunately, we have the vessel out for maintenance right now to make improvements to the Dolphin Racer and hope to have it back in the water next month and we hope to see you then. Sorry for any inconvenience. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Dolphin Racer boat was about 1/2 full on our Friday afternoon, so now's a good time to go, and we found a Groupon for a great deal. Sunny skies, mid '80's weather, but the speed boat definitely keeps you cool. The guide warns you before you leave that, while the best place to see the dolphins is from the... More 

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3 Thank QuixCashWinner
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard the Dolphin Racer, and we love your photos too! We will pass along your compliments to Captain Graham and First Mate Dalton, and we hope that you'll come visit us again in the near future. Thanks again! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This speed boat trip did not disappoint. Dolphins swim alongside the boat and then leap out of the water. It was thrilling to see a mother dolphin and her baby leap simultaneously. Be ready to be sprayed by the wake and arrive back at the dock soaking wet but it's well worth it.

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1 Thank Hibiscus817
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a good time aboard the Dolphin Racer and we hope that you'll join us again for another trip in the future. Thanks again for leaving us a review! More 

England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I'm always a bit dubious of any marine wildlife tour because you never really know what to expect. However, this tour was truely exceptional. We got to see a lot of dolphins close up. They come really close to the boat. Captain Graham and Dalton were great hosts. Dalton's commentary was both hillarious and highly informative. I'd recommend this trip... More 

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Thank Peter C
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your comments! We are ecstatic to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by your trip aboard the Dolphin Racer Speedboat. We will definitely pass along your compliments to Captain Graham and First Mate Dalton, and we hope that you'll visit us again in the future! Thanks again for your feedback! More 

Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited Florida for 10 days and this was by far the Favorite thing to do. It was a bit of a drive from where we were staying, but it was well worth it, Very unique and beautiful to see the dolphins jumping and playing in the wake of the speed boat.

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Thank Shelby1215
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are honored to hear that your cruise aboard the Dolphin Racer was your favorite thing of the vacation! We hope that you'll come visit us again if you're ever back in the area. Thanks again for leaving us a review! More 

Corrales, New Mexico
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284 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A grand day out on the water is always good. Captain Graham and Kyle (A Marine Biologist) were terrific. A windy day prevented us going out into the Gulf, but overcast skies and the breeze made this a perfect day not getting baked on the boat. A small group (the boat was about 1/3 full) made the dolphin watching very... More 

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1 Thank Mark S
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time aboard the Dolphin Racer Speedboat! We will definitely pass along your compliments to Captain Graham and Kyle, and we hope that you'll join us again sometime in the future for another cruise. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing! Lived the experience. The captain and tour guide were great. We say so many dancing and jumping dolphins. Took my 16 year old daughter and some friends. It was a big hit. Would highly recommend!

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Thank Margaret F
Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you, your daughter and her friends all enjoyed the cruise. We hope that we'll see you all again on another Dolphin Racer cruise in the future. Thanks again for your review! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Found out about this thru Groupon, what a great surprise this was. Took the grandkids out and they had a great time, ages 4 and 5. Every adult seemed to have a great time too. Staff was friendly and seemed to really know how to find Dolphins. This tour is dependent on nature so I am sure not every tour... More 

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your grandkids had a great time aboard the Dolphin Racer Speedboat! We agree, this is a great trip for both visitors and locals, and we hope that you'll join us again sometime in the future. Thanks again! More 

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Graham and Kyle! They were entertaining and informative. We saw dolphins before we even left the bay!

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your comments! We are so happy to hear that you had a fun time on the cruise and we will pass along your compliments to Captain Graham and First Mate Kyle! We hope you'll join us again soon! More 

Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Didn't see as many dolphins as we hoped too but still saw a few. Even without as many dolphins the weather was still perfect and the boat ride was great.

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are happy to hear that even though you didn't get to see as many dolphin as anticipated that you still enjoyed your time with us. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

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