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Island Boat Adventures

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224 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
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Best day at sea!!!

Not only was the snorkeling, dolphins, island and beach amazing but the staff was phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jen C
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Beautiful trip worth repeating

This was our second time with Island Boat Adventures and I would absolutely return a 3rd, 4th... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Schnukabutz
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Cape Cod
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We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent island just a few miles off shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the lovely Gulf of Mexico. Accessible only by boat. Egmont Key is the GEM of the Bay Area and a Florida State Park. It is not to be missed on your vacation. Egmont Key's history dates back to the 1800's during the Spanish / American War era. Call and book your trip today for a truly memorable vacation experience and a fantastic day of Adventure and Excitement you will not soon forget. Just a few of the sights you may experience on your journey are pods of wild Bottlenosed Dolphins playing in their natural habitat, or a huge manatee gracefully swimming along side of the boat, stingrays, rolling Tarpon, numerous native birds, Gopher Tortoises, the Egmont Key Lighthouse, the soldier cemetary, and the ruins of old Fort Dade. It is our goal to provide a fun, affordable, memorable vacation experience in a safe environment that the whole family can enjoy. Call today for reservations.
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224 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only was the snorkeling, dolphins, island and beach amazing but the staff was phenomenal!! Captain Vinnie and Eric were funny, informative and very accommodating to all of the customers. I will definitely be taking everyone who comes to visit St Pete on this tour...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our second time with Island Boat Adventures and I would absolutely return a 3rd, 4th, & 5th time all over again. My teenagers said this was the best part of their vacation. Each trip is different and weather dependent but a worthwhile addition...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, the water was a bit choppy so the initial snorkel spot could not be used, but the alternate spot was awful. About 2ft deep water in a sandbank completely churned up by the boat's propellers. Nothing to see, so we gave up trying to...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best excursion that we have ever gone on. The boat trip was fun. Captain Vinny and John were funny and entertaining. They were also very knowledgeable and pointed out many fascinating facts about the area. My teenage daughters fed the seagulls on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing boat ride! I recommend this for anyone coming to visit florida. The staff was awesome and friendly. We learn alot about many things and saw so many dolphins too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a perfect afternoon on the Calypso Cat. Our skippers were impressive - from creating a wake to encourage dolphins to entertain us to providing suggestions for activities on Egmont Key to introducing us up close to horseshoe crabs. The scenery was lovely. Even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stellar day and fantastic "first" snorkeling trip for my daughter. Several opportunities to view dolphin pod in the wild (who performed a bit for us). Egmont Key teeming with life - gopher tortoises and this osprey flew right over our heads! Captains Eric and Mike...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my third time going on this adventure and each time it gets better and better. The captains are very personable and keep you entertained! We saw about five to six Dolphins pretty close up as well it was beautiful. I had my 12...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was not cheap for a family of 5 but was worth every penny. Dolphins, snorkeling and a great crew.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant trip yesterday with Captains Vinnie and Eric, who were both very friendly and knowledgeable. We had originally booked for the previous day but the trip had been postponed due to poor weather and low water visibility. Yesterday the conditions were great....More

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Carla M
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Response from Miles C | Reviewed this property |
They have free bottled water and soda. You should bring your own munchies.
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