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1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa provided by Tampa Water Taxi Company

1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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guest will be separated into group seating with members of there party
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Updated 28/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Become a bottlenose dolphin expert on a dolphin watching cruise from Tampa Bay. Your boat’s captain takes you to the dolphins' most popular hangouts to see the playful and majestic creatures. Observe mothers and their calves and take photos from as close as 30 feet (10 meters). Along the way, learn about the habits and daily life of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena
    Tampa, FL 33602, USA
    Departure Point: Behind  The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top
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    Tampa Water Taxi Company
    Stop: 90 minutes
    After boarding your cruise, you'll travel out in the bay to see pods of friendly Atlantic Bottle-nose dolphins. Your captain will bring you to areas where these dolphins spend their day feeding, playing and raising there young. Just outside Tampa's downtown is the nursery for Tampa Bay's dolphin population where mothers and calves frolic the day away. Your guide will explain the daily life and habits of the dolphin on this 1.5-hour cruise. When your guides spot the pods of dolphins, the boat will stop within 30 feet (10 meters) or less as the guides have ways to get them to come right to the boats. Keep your cameras ready as you will see dolphins closer than you ever thought. You will be a master of dolphin spotting by the end of your cruise! After seeing the dolphins you'll head back to to downtown Tampa, cruising the channels and river and learning about the great city of Tampa.
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    Tampa
  • You'll end at
    PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena
    Tampa, FL 33602, USA
    Departure Point: Behind  The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Photograph wildlife from an ideal vantage point
  • Learn all about Atlantic bottle nose dolphins
  • Choose from multiple start times
Important Information
Departure Point
PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Parking in front of building (parking charges apply)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Covid-19 Health operation for our tours. We have lowered the capacity of our vessels from 45 to 15 to allow for social distancing of each group on the boat. Our boats will be sanitized between each departure. ALL guests are required to wear a face covering (nose and mouth) at all times. Boarding will be refused to any guest not wearing a face covering without a refund. We care about your and our staff's health. So Thank You for your cooperation it is appreciated.
  • 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 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
44Reviews
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Navigator616874 wrote a review Mar 2020
Endicott, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the first moment on this trip it was a poor experience. Difficult to park. Dock was not marked and boat wasn't there 5 minutes before it was supposed to leave. We wandered around looking for the boat and almost missed it altogether. The guide was rude as we boarded and the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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RussGin wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked on line through tripadvisor however, we never received our conformation. Our credit card was charged, and when we got to the boat we were told the charge did not go through. So we sent the charge through again. Only to find out later we were charged twice. We called
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sam wrote a review Feb 2020
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Captain Larry is an amazing man and tour guide, He has a kind and generous heart and he is so knowledgeable about the Waterfront. My 6 month old daughter enjoyed the boat ride and so did me and my wife. Me and my wife plan on doing this experience again next time we are in Tampa
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Melody R wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wish that there had been directions as to where to park and where to go after parking on the website to make this more smooth. We were confused in finding this taxi and struggled with parking. When called to share our challenges, we received a matter of fact answer, “we leave at
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rico44 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Captain Larry was very informative and we saw more dolphins than we ever could have expected. Worth every penny for the experience.
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About the operator

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By: Tampa Water Taxi Company
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Tampa Bay Water Taxi History Tour
The boat used for our tour had to have been the most uncomfortable ever used for a history tour that we have taken.
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Mary2121212
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10/10
There is not one bad thing I want to say about the trip and I would definitely go again. The houses are amazing an
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crystalmB8530RJ
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Canceled with no notification
The cruise was cancelled due to high winds. They said they gave TripAdvisor 12 hours to notify but I didn't get any
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4stevemandy
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A nice boat tour
It’s a cool boat trip that will give you a new perspective of the city. We got to see many things we wouldn’t have
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CoachClark721
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Beautiful day for a cruise and really enjoyed learning about the interesting history of the area
We had a very enjoyable cruise around the waterways of Tampa and learning about the long and varied history of the
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Karen B
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Great way to see Tampa
We enjoyed the on/off taxi for an afternoon with friends from Ohio. What a wonderful way to see Tampa and the expl
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1981tourist
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Tampa history cruise
The tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed this boat ride. Appreciated the water provid
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mumkin
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Needs a new Boat
We were a party of 8 that booked this boat tour. There was a total of 12 people on board and we ended up at the bac
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suebK7186DU
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Hard to find
The boat was extremely hard to find, and we nearly missed it even though I had read reviews about it being hard to
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Vacation76006
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History cruise
Excellent!! Recommend!!! It was unusually chilly but the setting sun & night lights made up for the chill!
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artkitz
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Should have more crew
The boat ride was fine, plenty of sights and the operator knew his stuff. They were ill-prepared for the amount of
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Cloey D
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Sunset Cruise and Great History
Our captain was friendly knowledgeable and really made it a great evening. I lived in the area back in the 90’s and
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Phyl R
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Terrible boat
Larry was an ok Captain. However his boat is horribly uncomfortable and very basic! I kept getting diesel fumes (I’
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Deborah W
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Historical boat tour of Tampa
Captain Larry was fabulous and very informative. But the boat was not in very good shape. It was hard to see the di
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DDSanti
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History Cruise
Nice boat. Wonderful crew. Great lunch. Great weather the the cruise. Only problem was the narration from the Capta
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