St. Nicholas Boat Line
St. Nicholas Boat Line
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Dodie K
2 contributions
Jul 2022
My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much. Captain George was very informative. It was quite interesting to learn about the sponge diving/gathering in this area and how important it is. The two other gentlemen were helpful showing the suit and to learn the one was a former diver.
Exciting to learn the sponges I purchased can be used as vegetable or flower seed starters.
Don’t miss this tour!
Written 30 July 2022
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es716
Jacksonville, FL44 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
If you visit Tarpon Springs or are looking for a unique experience, be sure to take a St.Nicolas Sponge Boat Tour. This locally owned small business was started in 1924 by Greek sponge diver Capt. Billiris and still run by family today. The trip is fun and educational as you are on an authentic, working sponge dive boat. The family works hard, is appreciative of customers and keeps prices very reasonable. Family friendly and dog friendly too!
Written 11 July 2022
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phimugrl22
Locust Grove, GA70 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Absolutely loved this tour!! It’s been family owned for 100 years, and they’ve been sponge divers for that long, too. I loved meeting the crew and taking a two hour boat ride. The diver didn’t show up for work today, but they let my son try on the suit! It was a great trip with a great group.
Written 16 June 2022
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Barbara F
23 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
What a great boat ride. Narration by George was so informative - I had no idea how integral sponge fishing was to this area. Frank, the diver, was awesome. Not an easy job; quite hazardous! The two older gentlemen were helpful & capable getting people of all sizes & ages on & off the boat. The cruise was 45 min - perfect for us as we were running out of time
Written 2 February 2022
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Discover679827
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
What a beautiful afternoon with these two gentlemen who are so knowledgeable of the family business over all the years and how it has made Tarpon Springs a Greek village a food family friends fishing
Written 24 July 2021
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sdemaa
3 contributions
Feb 2021
The host is very knowledgeable & friendly! The diver wasn't able to go out the day we visited (we knew beforehand), but George & the diver-in-training took us on the boat. George gave us so much information, and showed us many things used in sponge diving. Our children had a lot of fun, too! Thank you so much to St. Nicholas Boat Lines, Inc. for a very memorable visit to Tarpon Springs!!
Written 29 March 2021
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theflyingkeiths
Charlotte, NC45 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
This tour provided loads of info on the heritage of Tarpon Springs and the sponge diving industry. The staff was excellent! Would definitely recommend this!
Written 4 March 2021
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sandrak9
Texas57 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
I went on the St. Nicholas Sponge Dive Tour and it was coolest thing I have done in Florida!!!! The family has been in the sponge industry since the 1920's and the Greek diver/guides are 3rd generation. They do a VERY good informative tour which includes the history of the sponge industry, explains about types of sponges and how they are processed. The guides and diver are very friendly nice people and I would highly recommend going on their tour!!! It is a short 40 minute tour so you can show up in town and go sign up to catch one of their tours. The last tour is at 4pm. I paid for my tour then went for lunch at one of the amazing Greek Reataurants, hit the Greek bakery for some delicious pastries (another MUST do),did some shopping/walked around town, then went on the 4pm(last tour). It is a must do while visiting Tarpon Springs!!!!
Written 5 February 2021
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Ken B
Spearfish, SD449 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Attempted to take this tour during the middle of July. Unfortunately we found out from neighboring shops that they are closed through October. No signs or anything posted near their boat or they’re waiting area. Too bad that we drove two hours hoping to enjoy this.
Written 29 August 2020
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traintraveler53
Tallahassee, FL792 contributions
Dec 2019
It was late afternoon when we reached the sponge boat docks. Several boats were on their last tour of the day. Having a long drive ahead, we were glad to find a sponge diving exhibition that fit our schedule. Seeing and handling the different types of sponges as they were described was interesting. Seeing up close the donning and doffing of the sponge diver's outfit was fascinating along with his demonstration. Staff were personable, well informed , willing to pose for pictures and answer questions.
Written 24 June 2020
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