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Dolphin Encounter

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Clearwater, FL 33767
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Relaxing ride, great crew

Online ordering was easy. Purchased tickets separately to use the $2 coupon in local booklet... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
LilyC_46952
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Just fine

My family with two children ages 3 and 5 went on the dolphin encounter and just saw one dolphin who... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Rebecca B
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North Dakota
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Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Online ordering was easy. Purchased tickets separately to use the $2 coupon in local booklet, which ultimately paid for the parking pass at the Marina. We didn't get far from the dock before the Captain noticed the engine wasn't working correctly so we turned around...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

My family with two children ages 3 and 5 went on the dolphin encounter and just saw one dolphin who the crew knew was there because it was injured and the Marine doctors were watching it. We did see "Lenny" up close, but after that...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Fantastic boat trip, relaxing, nice commentary and two groups of dolphins spotted. The incredible variety of seabirds was an added but spectacular bonus. Good value for money too.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip and saw several dolphins! Our family group consisted of 4 adults and 4 kids ranging from 8 to 14 and everyone had a good time. The island is very small and there were not very many shells that you'd want...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day! Tips: * if coming from Orlando, be prepared for 90 min bus ride * pack for beach time, you will have at least an hour and a half to spend on the beach * TIP the boat people, they are...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

First experience and absolutely loved this tour! Family all found them left with smiles laughs N great pictures. Tour guides very educated about the dolphins and got us some great pictures. Going to the little island for seashells picking was a great touch. Recommend and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Would have loved to do a longer tour, but time and options were short, so I did a same day booking with Dolphin Encounter. Lisa was very helpful when traffic had us running late, and the captain and first mate were friendly and laid-back. Island...More

Thank KRIS D
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was a little disappointed with the trip, but it was worth the money. We did see a dolphin jump a few times, but I thought that this part of the trip could have been longer. I felt like the captain was rushing the dolphin...More

1  Thank Robyn151
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice trip, and the people that work on the boats were exceptionally nice. They do their best to find Dolphins for you but on my experience they come out of the water and go back in so fast it's difficult to get a picture. They...More

2  Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Visited Clearwater for the day and took this little trip. Crew were friendly and we saw three dolphins up close. Good commentary of the people who live in the houses that surround the bay. Time to hunt for shells on a little island and collect...More

1  Thank katiemac0408
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