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Clearwater, United States
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Embark on a scenic journey to find bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise near Clearwater in Florida. From Clearwater Bay to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the incredible views along the Intracoastal Waterway. See and hear about the celebrity mansions on the coast, and listen as the captain shares interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this exciting tour.
  • Dolphin-watching cruise from Florida’s Clearwater Bay
  • Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour
  • Tour the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway and see celebrity mansions on the coast
  • Your captain highlights fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
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Live commentary on board by your captain
Guaranteed dolphin sightings
Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
Parking permit ($4)
Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.

Departure Point

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.

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Returns to original departure point
With its pristine, white-sand beaches, calm ocean breezes and crystal clear waters—not to mention an abundance of sunshine—Clearwater provides the perfect setting for visitors any time of the year.

Embark on this dolphin-watching cruise from Clearwater Beach in a double-decker catamaran, geared to find a Florida favorite—the bottlenose dolphin, the most common and well-known member of the dolphin family. Bottlenose dolphins usually live in pods of 10 to 30 members, but the group size can vary from one individual dolphin to more than 1,000.

Enjoy the view of the coastline and listen to music from a state-of-the-art sound system. The captain also highlights interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region and point out which celebrities own the mansions you spot along the way.

As for the main event, dolphin sightings are guaranteed so get ready to see these playful creatures in action.

A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the trip.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Tropics Boat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour.

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  • "Parking required a pass code that is obtained from the tour operator." See review
  • "There are two bars and you can buy a drink package before your board." See review
  • "We would highly recommend this tour for those that want to spend a couple hours on the water !" See review


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Excellent boat trip for all the family
, Dec 2021
Excellent trip. Very well managed and the staff were courteous and always helpful. Particularly good if you are travelling with family
Well worth it! We all had fun
, Dec 2021
The dolphins were great the captain knew just where to be! The Crew was very nice. They made my family feel safe and have fun at same time!
Wonderful family time
, Dec 2021
My daughter, granddaughter and me had a wonderful time. We saw so many dolphins, got great pictures and video. The boat ride was very relaxing, even had a couple cocktails 😉 would definitely recommend this trip.
Family Boat Blast!
, Nov 2021
Having the family and enjoying the breath-taking views on a gorgeous day priceless. crew was friendly
Good for all ages
, Nov 2021
We have kids ranging from 6-19years old and they all enjoyed the trip. We saw many dolphins and learned about the area through the guided tour. Friendly crew and nice ride.
Girls trip
, Nov 2021
It was fun and relaxing girls getaway. We were so happy that we booked this trip. I will definitely book this tour when I return to Clearwater. Thank you!
Did no go, I purchase a...
, Nov 2021
Did no go, I purchase a sightseeing tour and got tickets for something different, my husband and I (though we love dolphins) didn't want to go on a boat ride looking for dolphins.
Great experience
, Nov 2021
The dolphins were lovely & our guide, Chad, was very knowledgeable of the area. It was nice to see the celebrity houses & learn a little about the area.
Best birthday ever
, Nov 2021
It was ny best friends birthday and this cruise was very relaxing and the bartender downstairs was very nice. I also learned some things about dolphins that I didn't already know.
Great crew
, Nov 2021
Crew was very accommodating and friendly. We got to see several dolphins. Music was great too. Would definitely recommend

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