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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

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
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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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Overview

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. You’ll 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.

What to Expect

Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you'll be welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran.

After you pull out of the marina, your captain will point 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 will turn 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.

Reviews (175)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic, beautiful afternoon on the Gulf!

One of the best things we did in Clearwater! The tour was excellent. Very comfortable boat, great guides (thanks Brian!), very knowledgeable. The marina and bay areas are just gorgeous and we learned a lot about Clearwater. And yes, we saw dolphins! It was a...More

Thank Alyse L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sightseeing on the water

Enjoyed the staff and crew. The crew were knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting facts about the history of the area and the whos who of society that had places on the water. A little disappointed that we only saw the fin of a dolphin....More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Nice Boat Tour with Friendly Crew

This is a nice long tour - almost 2 hours. The crew is friendly and helpful and makes a serious effort to serve everyone beverages and point out every dolphin. Of note, beverages are not included in the ticket prices, and if you buy them...More

Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Dolphins by the dozen

My wife and I booked this trip via TUI in the uk. And what a great choice. Friendly and knowledgeable crew and an abundance of Bottle Nosed Dolphins.

Thank charlesfwelch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Great tour on a lovely boat, we saw some dolphins and got many great photos thanks to some great boat handling by the captain. Really impressed with it!

Thank spmarshall
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Kelli D
3 September 2018|
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Response from Meghan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my daughter was 15 months. She was able to walk for the most part on her own. Eventually I just strapped her into my Ergo carrier. It was easiest for her to see that way. She also loved to stand on some of the seats... More
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PatrickC760
12 August 2018|
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It does go out into the Ocean but honestly just a little bit. You travel along Pier 60 beach. It usually stays pretty smooth unless and big boat is near causing waves.
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