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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise provided by City Sightseeing Orlando

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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Soak up the sunshine on a full-day tour to Clearwater Beach. Comfortable transportation takes you away from the crowds of Orlando to the west Florida coast. After free time on the white sand beaches, it’s time for the dolphin watching cruise. Have your camera ready for the pods of bottlenose dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Afterwards, enjoy even more time to yourself on the beach, before return to the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Orlando
Enjoy pickup and drop-off from central locations
Upgrade to include a beachside lunch
What to expect
Meet your coach at one of the central pickup points and head west toward the sun-soaked Gulf of Mexico coast. Relax as you travel and listen to your driver talk about the region. A movie may also be played. Hop off your coach at Clearwater Beach, where white sand and clear seas await. Make the most of your free time to soak it all up. Then, head to the marina from where your dolphin-watching cruise starts. Climb aboard the boat and cruise on the calm waters around Caladesi Island and Clearwater to see pods of bottlenose dolphins leaping alongside the boat. If you wish, buy a wristband for unlimited onboard drinks. When you return to the shore, enjoy more free time to bask on the beach, swim, or do some watersports. Equipment, as well as beach chairs, and sunshades are available to rent. If you have upgraded your tour to include lunch, enjoy a picnic on the beach. Later, return to your coach and travel back to Orlando. Your day trip finishes with a drop off at your original pick up location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2855ENCOUNTER
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch (if option selected) • 2-hour dolphin cruise • Pickup and drop-off from centralized pick up locations in Orlando • Entry/Admission - Clearwater
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
12h
Departure details
Maingate Lakeside Resort, 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA WildSide Texas BBQ
Walt Disney World Swan, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
Firehouse Subs Lake Buena Vista, 12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Señor Frog's, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Inclusions
Lunch (if option selected) • 2-hour dolphin cruise • Pickup and drop-off from centralized pick up locations in Orlando • Entry/Admission - Clearwater
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Maingate Lakeside Resort, 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA WildSide Texas BBQ
Walt Disney World Swan, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
Firehouse Subs Lake Buena Vista, 12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Señor Frog's, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Duration
12h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. All driver/guides will be required to wear masks. Face masks are recommended but not mandatory, so please bring your own if you wish to wear one. The size of the vehicle used will be adjusted based on the number of passengers to allow for social distancing and all safety guide lines regarding vehicle sanitation will be followed.
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 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Tropics Boat Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Clearwater Beach
    Stop: 7 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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4.5
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Shema
Manchester, CT6 contributions
Amazing
Apr. 2021 • Family
The dolphins boat ride was a great experience. Our tour guide was nice as pie and made sure we were comfortable there and on the way back.
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Jet28107981431
So glad you had a great day! Its our pleasure to offer great options in all cities!
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia M
1 contribution
Excellent experience
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Great road trip to and from the beach, amazing boat trip while watching the dolphins and cheap drinks on board. It was a really good vibe overall, with nice music and great guides.

The beach was beautiful; white sand, blue water, tropical palm trees and colored buildings set a nice vibe.

What made this trip excellent to me was our guide to and from the beach; Madeleine. She was so professional, kind, easy to talk to and she was very smart. She genuinely loved her job and it showed!
Written 10 February 2020
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WoolandaVT
Thank You!! I absolutely agree, Clearwater is an amazing experience for anyone who enjoys the beach. I happy happy to hear that Madeleine was an amazing guide. Please keep us in mind for your next trip.
Written 13 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aaaaash
Glasgow, UK93 contributions
Great day trio
We booked this prior to arriving in Orlando so took a risk on the weather. Luckily everything worked out perfectly. The bus was early to pick us up and got us to Clearwater for 09:30.

The day is a little disjointed in that the dolphin encounter doesn’t start until 1pm. The beach is stunning and the boat tour is really entertaining. We thought it might be cheesy at the beginning with the option to have a picture taken and cocktails, but the crew do leave you alone if you want to be.

They boat run a reasonable drinks package of unlimited beer for $16. We didn’t take advantage given the long journey back to Orlando.

The lunch is functional and earthy but all in all the package is really good value and Jim and Eddie did everything to get us back at a reasonable time.

Definitely would recommend this tour.
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
WoolandaVT
I am so happy to hear about your experiences and I hope you keep us in mind the next time you are in town. It is always a pleasure to provide our guest with an amazing experience.
Written 22 November 2019
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Jenny J
3 contributions
Clearwater Beach
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Amazing. Definitely worth the price. The driver and Tourguide were really friendly, the drive there felt really fast. Clearwater Beach is a wonderful place to visit and i would recommend it to anyone.
Written 1 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! We are more than happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Clearwater Beach Tour. Thank you for choosing City Sightseeing Orlando and if you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written 5 August 2019
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helen1232016
England, UK9 contributions
Good
Jun. 2019 • Couples
It was lovely to see the dolphins in the wild and a baby one
It was a pity we could not go to the gulf of Mexico because of the weather
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! We are more than happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Clearwater Beach Tour. Thank you for choosing City Sightseeing Orlando and if you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written 23 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan zhu
1 contribution
Waste time and money
Jul. 2019 • Family
Start take bus 7:30 ,Return time 4:15Pm,12 hours trip,7 hours on the bus.Two hour on the dolphin cruise,And your need less half hour eating lunch.Two hour only for the beach.Too many stop for pickup and drop off people.
Written 7 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jacky6159
Chicago, IL1 contribution
worth it
I loved it! we saw about 30 dolphins afterward hangout at the beach. im going back in September will do this Attraction again.
Written 20 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Clearwater Beach Tour and that Florida Dolphin Tours was able to make your experience more enjoyable. We thank you for your positive feedback. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you in the future!
Written 23 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vanesa M
Ballyfarnon, Ireland5 contributions
Trip is ok
Clearwater beech is fabulous but dolphin encounter not so.we saw few dolphins but just half of their body.nothing very interesting or so special.
Written 20 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! We are delighted to hear that you had an wonderful time at Clearwater Beach and apologize that the dolphin encounter boat wasn't what you expected. Thank you for choosing Florida Dolphin Tours and if you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written 23 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

paula w
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Clearwater Beach
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Truly Amazing. Tour guide was brilliant and very helpful. Was picked up on time and collected on time. We have used Dolphin Tours a few times now and they are really the best to use when in Florida. Had a fabulous day at Clearwater.
Written 17 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brianna B
1 contribution
Breathtaking
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Our trip was amazing! Clearwater Beach is beyond gorgeous. The weather was perfect and we had enough time to have lunch, hang out on the beach, and participate in a dolphin encounter cruise. The cruise was so much fun. The guys on the boat were excellent and made sure we had a good time. We were able to see dolphins multiple times and was even lucky enough to see them riding the wakes of the boats. I would absolutely recommend this experience to anyone!
Written 20 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Brianna! We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time on the Clearwater Beach with Dolphin Encounter Tour and are happy to hear that our staff were able to make your experience more exceptional. We'll definitely be letting them know of your feedback. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you in the future!
Written 21 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Natalie2186
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Save your money.
Should not be called “Orlando Tour” it has nothing to do with Orlando. Plan on being on a bus half the day. Make su
Escape644494
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Amazing!
All of it! Everyone was great! We even had trouble with the boat. The bus drivers assistant made it happen for our
Brenda M
Brenda M
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A must see in Orlando!
If you want away from the amusement parts this is a great place to visit. Very entertaining and they have many gre
M4568YUamandaf
M4568YUamandaf
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Awesome experience
It was a great time would definitely do it again the guides lacy and captian alex were great got to see 4 manatees.
troyc142
troyc142
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Family Friendly, Worth the Cost
The price of the general admission (approx. $60) is well worth the money. It includes all of the facilities, IMAX,
Blessed2Bmarried
Blessed2Bmarried
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No Magic!
We had reserved a Covid compliant dinner with the characters for our three grandchildren, their two parents, and
Wanderlust4theworld
Wanderlust4theworld
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Great for young kids who don’t have fear of water
Excellent time. We were well taken care of and we did this with children 3& older. It was an unique experience tha
Rebecca F
Rebecca F
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Best place in the world
Loved it would do again of we ever get to go to florida again trip of a lifetime for us coach was great in time
castillomellissa
castillomellissa
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Question on those who’ve gone on December
What month is recommended to go? Looking for a warm not so hot day? How was the weather on December?
Jody P
Jody P
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Failure to ride
No bus tour seats were available 🥺 Facility was great, imax films were awesome but very disappointed that the bu
MetalMama666
MetalMama666
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Truly Inspiring
I’m so glad that we decided to book this trip with a tour guide as opposed to navigating the Kennedy space Center o
75teresef
75teresef
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Wonderful
We took this tour to Clearwater over spring break. Everyone was so friendly and helpful! It was a wonderful day. Th
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expressionsaveda
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SO GOOD WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN
First we LOVED EVERYTHING about our tour!!!!! Our guide LAURA was FABULOUS!!!! Even if we didn't get to see or swi
ShellBCola
ShellBCola
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Good purchase
My experience with purchasing through this particular company: I did not receive the email tickets 24 hours in adv
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The worse( PAID) experience I 've ever had
First of all you should offer at least the services we paid for. and after that we could talk about improvement. Fo
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