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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour provided by The Tropics Boat Tours

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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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About
Get out on the water in search of bottlenose dolphins on this cruise from Clearwater. Aboard a double-decker catamaran, listen to your captain's commentary as he points out luxe mansions along the coast. Cruise out into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico to see the region's dolphins and learn about their biology and behavior. Pack light, as drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins' biology and behavior from your captain
  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed on this tour
  • Gain a better understanding of the Gulf Coast's ecosystem
  • Gaze at luxurious mansions on the coast
  • Cruise Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on a double-decker catamaran
What to expect
  • Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you are welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran. After you pull out of the marina, your captain points out the luxe mansions on the shore, some belonging to celebrities. Listen to tunes on the sound system, or visit the snack bar for a bite or a drink. Once you get out into the Gulf of Mexico, the commentary turns to the biology and behavior of your day's quarry, bottlenose dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for jumps and dorsal fins, and learn about their role in the Gulf Coast's ecosystem. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins' biology and behavior from your captain
  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed on this tour
  • Gain a better understanding of the Gulf Coast's ecosystem
  • Gaze at luxurious mansions on the coast
  • Cruise Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on a double-decker catamaran
What to expect
  • Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you are welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran. After you pull out of the marina, your captain points out the luxe mansions on the shore, some belonging to celebrities. Listen to tunes on the sound system, or visit the snack bar for a bite or a drink. Once you get out into the Gulf of Mexico, the commentary turns to the biology and behavior of your day's quarry, bottlenose dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for jumps and dorsal fins, and learn about their role in the Gulf Coast's ecosystem. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5596DET
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA Departure Point: Central location near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #5, Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions: The local operator is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot. You can park at the Marina Parking Lot, located at the fourth exit out of the roundabout. Parking not included but you can purchase USD$6 parking permit to park in the City Marina Parking Lot.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
Departure details
  • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA Departure Point: Central location near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #5, Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions: The local operator is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot. You can park at the Marina Parking Lot, located at the fourth exit out of the roundabout. Parking not included but you can purchase USD$6 parking permit to park in the City Marina Parking Lot.
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Jun 2020
A note from Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
Our ticket booth and downstairs bar will be upgraded with plexi glass walls to protect staff and guests. No smoking or vaping on the dock and vessel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

4.5
236 reviews
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44
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Cynthia B
Antioch3 contributions
Great time!!
Oct 2021 • Family
Loved that tour guides were involved and upbeat. Always trying to find the dolphins for us. Boat was super clean. Music playing to make the trip even more fun. Mostly dolphins in the marina but saw one swim right up close to our boat
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ginger S
Shreveport, LA15 contributions
Fun dolphin experience!
Sep 2021
WE had a great time going out with Tropics. The only problem was that it rained about half the time we were out. That, of course, was not their fault. Sept is a great time to be here, because it is much less crowded. We had no problem buying tickets last minute. The staff was very friendly, and we saw lots of dolphins. We ran for a bit beside another boat that the dolphins like to jump up behind. Very entertaining.
Written 16 September 2021
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Junie B
1 contribution
Good experience but for...
Aug 2021 • Family
The host was fun. The actual experience is ok because there are not enoigh seats that are shaded and since its scorching hot, its hard to enjoy the breeeze since you are resigned to join the crowd where there is shade. I would suggest more shade on the upper deck of the boat where more people can comfortably occupy and enjoy the scene.
Written 21 August 2021
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,431 contributions
Dolphin fun!
Jul 2021
It's not their fault but it was soooo hot. Try to pick a tour earlier or later in the day. The noon trip is really too hot! There's not enough shade upstairs and not enough room for everyone to be downstairs.

We saw dolphins 3 times. It was a good trip.
Written 1 August 2021
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Dionna R
1 contribution
Summer 2021
Jul 2021 • Family
Beautiful experience. Definitely would go again. We arrived early so we had seats but they do fill quickly. Seen several dolphins, got great footage.
Written 1 August 2021
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Octavia C
2 contributions
Dolphin Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was okay. We didn’t get to see any Dolphins but other than that it was cool. The captain, tour guide and bartender were Great!
Written 24 July 2021
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BettyW2013
Old Bridge, NJ107 contributions
great cruise for all
Jun 2021
Saw many Dolphins,our guide pointed out the houses on the shoreline and who they owned them, they had a bar on board, only concern was the blender was broken so there were no frozen drinks but the Tropical Punch was delicous, the guide was informative, while being humorous and inviting , would recommended this cruise to anyone.
Written 14 July 2021
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Kim
Rochester, NY1 contribution
Great family dolphin watch
This tour was so much fun and the staff was incredibly accommodating. We had 4 adults and 6 kids in our party. We drove in from Orlando and got stuck in traffic and were going to miss our reservation. We called and left them a message and they moved us to a later time, no questions asked. We purchased the all you can drink packages which were worthwhile for the adults but the kids wanted slushies onboard and the package only included pop so we paid extra for those. We saw a lot of dolphins and everyone was taking a lot of pictures and enjoying the narration. We saw a few houses that were once owned by celebrities, which was cool. Unfortunately we ended up getting caught in a storm but they let us stay under the shelter as long as they could. The area is beautiful and there is a ton to do. There are a lot of options for tours and they all looked cool but I was very happy we chose this one and would definitely go again.
Written 13 July 2021
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Passport190004
2 contributions
HORRIBLE Customer Service
Jul 2021
Not happy at all with this company.
You can only reach them through an answering machine and they never respond to messages left.
On the day of our tour, it was just prior to Hurricane Elsa going through Tampa Bay.
We tried to call them, but again, only the answering machine.
We made the trip from Tampa through torrential downpours--even though we were certain the tour was cancelled due to the weather.
BUT their website and all their e-mails say that they WILL notify you if there is a cancellation. We received NO such notification.
We called that afternoon requesting to rebook, and still a week later, no response.
So, we were out our tour and out our money.
Written 12 July 2021
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Randy W
2 contributions
Fun times!
Jun 2021 • Family
Enjoyed the celeb highlights, tourist and restaurant shout outs. Liked the shade on the lower deck and employee positive attitudes.
Written 30 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ldavis2010
Ldavis2010
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Sunset on the water in Clearwater
We had a great time. The tour guide and music were great. The only thing that would have been better for me would
620rosar
620rosar
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When we arrived the tour was cancelled.
Be aware they close for this season. We booked on internet the last trip on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 6:30pm. I
bobertb
bobertb
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Lot's of fun
Good job all around, everyone did a great job. Price is very reasonable as where the drink packages. Had a great ti
Mike111781
Mike111781
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Good drinks and crew!
Lovely crew and short cruise. Boat was a little crowded to be able to get upper deck decent seating. Lower deck wa
Embez002
Embez002
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Birthday Sunset Cruise
The view was beautiful, the guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, and the alcohol was a good selection. The lis
N5702OHlizas
N5702OHlizas
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Beautiful Sunset
The trip was absolutely wonderful. Beautiful sunset, and sightseeings, music, friendly crew. Thank you! We give it
L4288AAmikew
L4288AAmikew
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Not Much If There's No Sunset to See
No sunset. Not their fault but without it not worth the trip. Not a quiet ride. If you want quiet take a ride wh
JustinaMarie18
JustinaMarie18
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BEST BOAT TOUR
OH MY GOSH!! This was the BEST thing we’ve ever decided to do here in Clearwater, we’re from Nebraska and booked th
bridanw
bridanw
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Not really the best…..
The boat was crowded, not enough seats for everyone to sit down. We were going up and down the shoreline seeing the
JenG2686
JenG2686
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Storms are brewin’
Nothing the crew did wrong, just a crappy night for a sunset. My parents were in from Oklahoma and wanted to spend
kristinesJ8729AF
kristinesJ8729AF
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Great excursion in Clearwater
Our favorite part was the smooth boat ride and the informative info...and of course the sunset. Most amazing I've e
I7302ZAchristinew
I7302ZAchristinew
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Excellent
I really enjoyed the guide...I didn't expect to hear where famous people lived and things around.great cruise!
sando93
sando93
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Fun time!
A great ending to a great vacation! Food was okay… drinks not so much But we still had a good time… DJ was boss and
mouldon
mouldon
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Great dolphin cruise.
Used City Pass. Honestly, didn’t expect much, but tour and crew was excellent. Very relaxing and saw tons of dolp
Climber207663
Climber207663
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Beautiful evening!
Great knowledgeable crew! Fun loving atmosphere. Complimentary Champaign toast. Easy check in. Wished there was a b
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