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Dolphin Racer

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3400 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707-4489
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Highlight of our trip

We LOVED our time with Captain Dalton and Jackson. It was informative and full of action. We saw... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
jjjjironstand
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Roblin, Canada
From Illinois

This was the best thing we could’ve done today... The captain Dalton was great as was his first... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
rettawarning
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Seneca, Illinois
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Take an exhilarating tour on the Dolphin Racer!Watch as acrobatic bottlenose dolphin surf and dive alongside!This high-speed tour lasts between 1-1.5 hours beginning with a narration by the Captain and then leading into a breathtaking chase with nature as the speedboat picks up speed and looks for dolphin.The huge wake created by the Dolphin Racer attracts jumping dolphins.It's sure to be an adventure you will remember for a lifetime. Don't forget to bring your camera.
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  • Poor1%
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3400 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707-4489
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We LOVED our time with Captain Dalton and Jackson. It was informative and full of action. We saw numerous pods and had "four shows"! We cannot wait to go again.

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your comments about your experience! We are so happy to hear that your Dolphin Racer cruise was the highlight of your trip. We can't wait to have you on another cruise soon. Thanks again for leaving us a review!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This was the best thing we could’ve done today... The captain Dalton was great as was his first mate Jackson . Because of the weather they were concerned that we weren’t going to see many dolphins but it turned out to be the exact opposite....More

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so happy that even despite the weather you were able to see so many dolphins on your cruise. We appreciate you recommending us and we hope that you'll cruise with us again in the future. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Third time I've been on this boat. BEST in the area, no doubt about it. Jumping dolphins so close you can almost touch them. Great photo opportunities. Caption Dalton and Jackson are experts at what they do! Can hardly wait to go again...

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard the Dolphin Racer with Dalton and Jackson and we can't wait to see you again. Thanks again for your review!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Captain Dalton and his mate were exceptional. Good information and we saw 4 different pods. Will be doing it again with our grandkids.

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your comments! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you again soon with your grandkids. Thank you again for your review and your business!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We're visiting the St Petersburg/Gulfport area for a couple of months, and exploring as we have time. Yesterday we took the Dolphin Racer boat trip out of South Pasadena, and it was spectacular. The dolphins really do play in the boat's wake! We saw at...More

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us a five-star review! We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed the Dolphin Racer cruise and were able to see so many dolphins on your trip with us. We appreciate you recommending us and hope to see you on another...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I first visited in Sept 2017 during a stay in Sarasota and was super impressed. So I visited again in Feb 2018 during a stay in Clearwater. Each and everytime was worth it! We saw dolphins each trip while they played more in Sept. (about...More

Thank Shana D
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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We are so happy to have you back on board the Dolphin Racer for a second time. We hope that we'll continue to see you on more trips in the near future. Thank you again for your review...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Captain Dalton and First Mate Jackson did an excellent job! They worked hard to find the dolphins and get them to play! We saw 5 shows that included babies which was so great. Highly recommend this activity.

Thank Nancy W
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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us your comments! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard the Dolphin Racer with Dalton and Jackson. We appreciate you recommending us and we hope that you'll join us again for another cruise soon!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Captain Dalton and mate Jackson gave us a huge show last week. Within five minutes we had dolphins trailing us. Within ten we have a slew of them jumping in the waves. It turned into a nonstop show. At one point four dolphins jumped in...More

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an awesome time aboard the Dolphin Racer with Captain Dalton and First Mate Jackson. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to them and we hope...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We had a great dolphin tour with Captain Dalton and First Mate Jackson! We went out this past Tuesday, and saw a tremendous number of dolphins throughout the different bays. My two kids thought it was absolutely amazing, as did my husband and I! We...More

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We are ecstatic to hear that you and your family were able to see so many dolphins on your cruise with us and that you all had a great time. We appreciate you recommending us and we hope...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Absolutey loved! I loved seeing the dolphins, even a baby dolphin. The captain was very knowledgable and helpful. The pricing was very fair. Sit in the back and you will see more but expect to get wet! Wear sunscreen , I was very satisfied with...More

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Heather H, Manager at Dolphin Racer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for leaving us your comments! We are so happy to hear that you absolutely loved your time with us aboard the Dolphin Racer and that you were satisfied with the cruise. We hope that you'll join us again for another cruise in the...More

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Diane F
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Ordinarily, it is $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. You can look up a Groupon and get it for much less. It's probably best to just call them to find details and check out the Groupon.
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Candie F
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Response from A314AAlindab | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bathroom on board. No one had motion sickness during the ride.
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Response from Heather H | Property representative |
Most of our customers don't experience any motion sickness issues aboard the Dolphin Racer, but it's always a good idea to take something if you think you may have sensitivity, just to be safe :)
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