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Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

Highlights
  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key
From USD 45.00
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11:30am Dolphin/Shell KeyMost Popular
See dolphins and visit Shell Key at the same time! See dolphins in their natural habitat, along with manatees, rays, and wild birds. Then go shelling on Shell Key Preserve.
USD 45.00
2pm Dolphin/Shell Key
See dolphins and visit Shell Key at the same time! See dolphins in their natural habitat, along with manatees, rays, and wild birds. Then go shelling on Shell Key Preserve.
USD 45.00
9am Dolphin/Shell Key
See dolphins and visit Shell Key at the same time! See dolphins in their natural habitat, along with manatees, rays, and wild birds. Then go shelling on Shell Key Preserve.
USD 45.00
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Overview
Look for dolphins around Boca Ciega Bay in St Pete Beach on a 2-hour cruise in the Tampa Bay Area. Continue into the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key island, a wildlife preserve where you can snorkel, swim, or collect shells on the beach. Depending on the season, you might spot dolphins, manatees, rays, and a variety of seabirds. This family-friendly tour offers both a late morning and afternoon departure, making it easy to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the marina at St Pete Beach to meet the crew and board your boat.

Set out for Boca Ciega Bay where you are likely to see dolphins and occasionally manatees feeding near shallow sandbars. Observe the remarkable animals in their natural habitat for a memorable experience of Florida’s wildlife.

Continue to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key Island Wildlife Preserve, which includes a picturesque white-sand beach with many seashells. Spend about one hour at Shell Key Island, and have time to snorkel from the beach in shallow water. During the warmer seasons, you might spot rays and manatees there.

Your tour ends with return to the marina after two hours.
Reviews (131)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dolphin Tour

We had a great time with Captain Joe!! This tour is a lot of fun and so informative. Would highly recommend!!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing way to spend a few hours

Captain Joe was wonderful. Informative and great fun. We found shells and saw dolphins. The spot for snorkeling was idyllic. Really good value. Absolutely recommend this trip.

Thank ecmgardner
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Captain Joe was awesome!

Captain Joe took our family of 5 out to Shell Key to snorkel. We had a great time, and Captain Joe was full of great information, not only about shelling and dolphins, but also about where to hang out and eat in St. Pete. We...More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Completely Awesome!

Captain Tim did a fabulous job. We found numerous shells (like the size you usually have to buy) and saw a lot of dolphins including a nursery pod. I would recommend it to anyone. The small group of four of us that went out made...More

1  Thank Sightseer163423
Reviewed 6 September 2018
the best time

Captain Joe was so polite and entertaining. Made sure you enjoyed your trip. Stopped a circled the dolphins as they played. Warned us of the current and advised us where we could snorkel. He was so knowledgeable of the area and wildlife and just an...More

1  Thank terbrown257
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Zeke E
16 August 2018|
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Response from TheBrownstravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes they provide everything even the shell bag
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KenG1268
19 June 2018|
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Response from Betania T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no bathroom on boat.
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Jamie G
7 June 2018|
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Response from Trail362298 | Reviewed this property |
I have a 9 year old and 13 year old and paid the $45 ea. The price in my opinion is well worth it. We had so much fun and the snorkeling in shell island was amazing.
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