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Address: 400 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg Marina, Slip 46, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3519
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+1 727-647-1538
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Witness the majesty of dolphins up close and personal with Pier Dolphin...

Witness the majesty of dolphins up close and personal with Pier Dolphin Cruises in downtown St. Petersburg. It's fun for the entire family and adventure for all ages. Start your sea-faring experience on the M/V Dolphin Queen, a 44' x 18' catamaran that can accommodate up to 70 people. Be sure to bring a camera! You'll see dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat, a variety of native birds such as Ospreys, Cormorants, Egrets and Herons as well as the US Coast Guard base all along St. Petersburg's historic waterfront.

Pier Dolphin Crises sets sail seven days a week, with trips that last up to an hour and 50 minutes! Cpt. Fred is confident he'll provide the best dolphin tour you've ever been through, and has been promoting the waters of St. Petersburg for more than 25 years. Sit back and enjoy your time with friends and family while you're told stories and tales of everything around you. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you will receive a voucher for your next trip free! We offer a diverse range of services to meet our customers in the Saint Petersburg, FL area. Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time.

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BEAUTIFUL, FUN, & INFORMATIVE!

We had a great time on a wonderful sunny day! Captain Fred made the trip fun with lots of local historical information, let the kids of all ages "drive" the boat, and did a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Curt N
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Bloomington, Illinois

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Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on a wonderful sunny day! Captain Fred made the trip fun with lots of local historical information, let the kids of all ages "drive" the boat, and did a great job of staying with a dolphin that surfed along the boat for a couple of miles. He explained the dolphin was not swimming. It was... More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of training and being professionals it was great to go out cruising with Captain Fred and the dolphins.

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Vicky! There is nothing like a cruise, even a small one! More 

New York City, New York
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just came back from our 2 hour cruise with Captain Fred. We enjoyed the local and historical information he told us about as we cruised along. We DID see dolphins. It was very exciting to have 2 dolphins cruising alongside the boat as we motored along, such beautiful animals! It was also nice to be on the water, so... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Condesa. Please come back anytime you need a break from anything! More 

Massachusetts
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172 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a fantastic afternoon cruise in St. Petersburg harbor with pairs and trios of dolphins swimming, jumping and spouting water while parallel to our small boat and even under it as we looked down at them. We watched small planes and helicopters taking off and landing at the city airport. We sailed past McMansions along the water’s edge. We... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Duxburygirl! I am so glad that you enjoyed the cruise. Please come back for another. More 

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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a decent budget cruise of the bay and the waterfront properties. The captain is very knowledgeable having been there for many years. One of the requirements for us was to see dolphins which we did and followed for the next 30 minutes. We needed a tour that had bathroom facility and this did. It was fairly accessible--by steps... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Tim. Glad we were able to accommodate. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Bought tickets online for a 3pm excursion. We arrived to the dock early as the 1pm ride was coming back. At exactly 3 we were told that there would be no 3pm ride due to having less than the minimum 4 passengers. We were issued a cash refund but it seems a little ridiculous to even reserve tickets online in... More 

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Fred D, Manager at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

I am so sorry that happened, Dan. It's unfortunate, but rare. More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a terrific tour with Captain Fred. It was great to see the Coast Guard, etc., the beautiful waterfront mansions and of course the hi-light to see the dolphins. Captain Fred was very informative & definitely made sure everyone on board got to see them. It was incredible to watch the dolphin riding the wake!! Definitely recommend this tour!!!

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, Janice! I'm so glad that you had a great time. Please come back to see us and the dolphins! Capt. Fred More 

Monticello
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had Captain Buddy and Gayle as our crew.It was a very wet stormy day but we decided to go on the dolphin cruise anyhow.Really glad we did as we saw dolphins all over the place and jumping right by our boat.There was a terrific rain storm with rain sideways but out captain was very reassuring.Saw amazing mansions and racing... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thanks for that great review. Sorry about the sideways rain. We get that here in the summers. But it looks like Buddy handled it for you, and the dolphins ignored it. Please come again, Capt. Fred More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is a GREAT way to spend a good couple of hours on the water in St. Petersburg, FL. Captain Fred was awesome on the tour and it's not all about Dolphins, though he guarantee's you see them. You tour around homes on the water and he points out who lives in them, you see the Coast Guard etc. It's... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Annabella! It was great having you aboard. Please come back anytime! Capt. Fred More 

Fruitland Park, Florida
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This boat trip was fun. The Captain was intent on finding dolphin. When he found them he made sure all on board got to see them. The dolphin swam with the boat for quite a way. We were able to video them following and jumping beside the boat. Great trip. I would highly recommend it. Cost was worth the experience.... More 

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Fred D, Owner at Pier Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you, James! Sometimes those critters make themselves scarce, but in the end, can't resist the opportunity to show off. Please join us again. Capt. Fred More 

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