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St. Nicholas Boat Line

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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St. Nicholas Boat Line
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693 Dodecanese Blvd, at the Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two adults took the 1pm sponge diving tour out of Tarpon Springs. Lasts about 40 minutes. Got to see an experienced sponge diver wearing an old-time diving suit go underwater and retrieve a sponge living in the river. Great explanation of how it's done commercially,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, informative sponge diving exhibition. It was a short ride if you don’t a lot of time and the price matched the duration. The diver was friendly and explained hr diving suit and the various types of sponges and their uses. We were very pleased...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank barbjburkey
Reviewed 25 January 2019

We had an enjoyable time on this boat tour. Learned a lot about sponges and the diving industry. The boat crew were exceptional. The diver was very personable and great with kids. This is a reasonably priced event you don't want to miss.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 693terryt
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have taken groups here many times over the years and am always very satisfied. Their tour includes the history of sponges there in Tarpon Springs - very interesting how the community developed. You will also learn about the different types of sponges and their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Excellent experience. Knowledgeable Captain, excellent diver, very much worth the $10 cost. A lot of history of sponge diving and the industry was shared. Diver actually dove an brought up a sponge for us to feel.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Drove out of our way to visit the area and do the boat tour but no boat and no answer to the phone call.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leah F
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Can't beat the price of $10 for this excursion and the history about sponge diving in Tarpon Springs. It was great and fun!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank duber432
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were taking a break from the beach and decided to visit Tarpon Springs. Several people in our group decided to do the boat tour while others shopped. The trip is short in duration so it worked out perfectly. I was a little disappointed in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dmckay
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We had a blast on the short excursion into sponge diver history. It was like going back in time with a crew of salty greek sponge divers. Still keeping the old ways alive. My kids loved it as well. What a great treat for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fchaput
Reviewed 16 June 2018

While visiting Tarpon Springs, take a side adventure boat ride on the Anclote River to see how sponge diving is accomplished. What your paying $10 pp (Seniors $9, Children $5) for is a short boat ride, introduction and informative talk, by the Captain, on sponge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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21 June 2018|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Highly unusual for no one to be at the booth. This operation seems to run daily, every day. Two or three trips a day, depending on how many people show up. Sorry you missed the boat ride. It's a short ride, but does offer... More
Vince B
23 January 2017|
Response from rla1947 | Reviewed this property |
If by handicapped accessible you mean by wheelchair then the answer is NO