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Island Boat Adventures

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Address: 224 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
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+1 727-871-2628

We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent...

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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Visited two islands, collected the best shells, watched dolphins surf 10 feet from the back of the boat, plenty of shade, plenty of sun, and great snorkeling. Tremendous family... read more

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Visited two islands, collected the best shells, watched dolphins surf 10 feet from the back of the boat, plenty of shade, plenty of sun, and great snorkeling. Tremendous family adventure.

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Thank bhinsch24
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a last minute decision and so glad we made it!! The Captains were fun and energetic. They really took the time to look for dolphins and took us on a special trip to an island that was know for finding shells. I highly recommend this for both couples and families.

Thank dearringertwo
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this 4 hours trip! It was great! Eric and john really made it fabulous! We got to see dolphins, lots of fish, manatees, feed the birds, and much more! Loved stopping by and spending an hour on the island and looking at all the history and the turtles!! Had a great time! Would go... More 

Thank Lacy R
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the morning trip, my wife and 3 kids (8,10,16). Captain vinny and his mate did a great job with all guest (30 people) plenty of room on the boat. They had drinks for sale from $1-$2, but we brought our own. Captain vinnie had 4 dolphin jumping behind in the boats wake, the kids loved it. Snorkeling... More 

Thank MRichards1959
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very comprehensive tour, professionally done, very safe, no problems. We are a biracial family, so we're sensitive to people being treated differently, and we saw everyone treated with respect and equal attention. People of different ability levels all were able to have a good time snorkeling, whether it was a kid out for the first time, or someone more experienced.... More 

Thank Michael W
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On this boat ride I made a lot of wrong assumptions, based on many other similar boat rides. There are 3 reasons why I didn't enjoy myself as much as the other tours I have been on: 1. It's the wrong kind of boat for this event. There was limited seating in the sun. 2. It was terribly crowded. 51... More 

Thank gabby590326
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughters and I returned for our second trip since 2012. It was an absolute blast! The captains were friendly, fun, and extremely knowledgeable about local marine animals. We saw manatee, plenty of dolphins, a leopard ray, stingrays, and plenty of birds. Plenty of fish for viewing while snorkeling at Egmont Key. We also took a quick trip to "No... More 

Thank Dawn_L_823
Charlottetown, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fun family experience. We saw quite a few dolphins on our way to the snorkeling grounds. Unfortunately the water was not clear at all, as a storm had recently pass through the region. The captain tried a couple of locations but we finally ended up going for basically what was a quick swim. We then went to... More 

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having visited the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years, we thought that we had pretty much exhausted all of the possibilities for activities. Wrong... Island Boat Adventures offered a great excursion at a reasonable price. The boat and her crew were perfect for a day out on the water. Between the dolphins surfing the boat wake, feeding cheetos... More 

Thank Greg I
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Vinny and John were the Captain and tour guide. Both were excellent. We had never been to St. Pete Beach before and our Son found this place on Trip Advisor. It doesn't disappoint. We found lots of shells, saw Dolphins, fed Cheetos to the birds, went snorkeling, toured Egmont Key and stopped by "No Rules Island" on the way back.... More 

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