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Island Pearl Excursions

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Sarasota, FL, USA
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About Island Pearl Excursions
Boat tours in Cortez, FL and Anna Maria Island, FL. We offer private cruises for your company, family, church group, birthday, wedding or any of your private party needs. Our trips include Egmont Key adventures, Dolphin Watch tours, Sunsets, and offshore fishing on our 33' Bertram "Now and Then". Come join us for a day on the water!
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Dyan G wrote a review Mar 2021
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It was lovely to be out on the water and the sunset was beautiful. We were shocked that 26 passengers were onboard as we inquired prior to booking and were told they were only taking half capacity. 12-15 ppl. Masks were not required and the tour guide was without. Fortunately we have been vaccinated, however the woman across from me was not. She specifically booked the tour after being told by operator of half capacity and ask requirement. We saw a few dolphins and being from Florida were satisfied. Others were disappointed hoping to see more. I really looked forward to seeing magnificent homes and learning more about the area. Not much of that either. I’m not saying don’t go. But just be aware of expectations. The water is beautiful. If you go, bring a sweater or jacket. After sundown the ride back was windy and cold in March.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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KorrieW77 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wake Forest, North Carolina9 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked the 3 hour sandbar express as a last minute trip with family. The weather was not looking great, captain Mike looked at the radar with us and we decided to give it a go. It was just our group of 7 on the boat. He decided to adjust the ride a bit, to try to avoid the rain patches. He took us to go see dolphins - and then it started to pour. I am so glad we stuck it out! The weather cleared quickly, we went to 2 sandbars, found crabs, hermit crabs, fish, and sea urchins! The kids loved it, everyone had a great time. Captain Mike was wonderful! We will absolutely book again next time we are in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ashley M wrote a review May 2020
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By far one of the best dolphin tours I’ve ever been on. Jeb went above and beyond. We learned about dolphins and he knew exactly where to find them. He got the dolphins to ride the waves at the back of the boat. Showed us manatees along with getting a few sand dollars. It was my nieces birthday and he made her feel super special. He’s very relaxed, down to earth and extremely knowledgeable of the waters. Ask for JEB
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Date of experience: May 2020
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alisabard wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado440 contributions60 helpful votes
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Trip Advisor you did not disappoint! The dolphin tour was fantastic!! Very chill boat ride on a beautiful day. Roxanne and captain jack were very knowledgeable and skilled at giving us a truly magnificent and relaxing ride. We saw a couple of dolphins and spent a good 15 minutes hanging out with a manatee! Great times we will do it again.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Richard W wrote a review Jan 2020
Bushey, United Kingdom29 contributions9 helpful votes
This tour was excellent from start to finish. The captain knew exactly where to find dolphins, including very young ones. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The trip finished with the captain managing to persuade a pod of 4 dolphins to ride our wake at high speed. Spectacular! I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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