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693 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3129
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yup, my review title pretty much sums it up. Interesting history of sponge diving with ample detail and little know facts. Realistic boat, primitive diving gear and greek deckhands all helped the experience seem like it was an authentic natural Wool Sponge recovery effort. Some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended one hour boat tour with a diver harvesting sponges. We learned the interesting history of how Tarpin Springs became a Greek settlement as they were saught after to help with the harvesting. We learned about different types of sponges. The cost was worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hednwest2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We three adults loved this boat tour ; learned a lot about sponges and the history of sponge diving. It was a lot of fun and didn't take too much time; we had only the afternoon in Tarpon Springs. I feel like you can take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ellenkay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a worthwhile introduction to the sponge business and its' history in Tarpon Springs. The ride is short but inexpensive. After giving visitors a short explanation on the area's important sponge trade and how the Greeks contributed to this once thriving business a suited up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Very affordable trip. Lots of information about the area and the ability to watch how sponges are harvested.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Idris S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

So Tarpon Springs is quite touristy with people continuously offering you coupons to competing Greek restaurants and calling to you regarding dolphin boat tours. However, if you can overlook all that and have some fun being in Tarpon Springs then I highly recommend you do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank DoozerLaFae
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Some friends and I just played tourist in Tarpon Springs today. We took this tour on a whim. It was a reasonable price (10.00 for adults) and quite enjoyable. We learned so much about how natural sea sponges are harvested as well as how the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank DBstravelbuddy
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

For $10.00 we had a very informative and enjoyable trip. Learned a lot about the different types of sponges. Very friendly staff. Well worth the $10.00 and time.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 545jeanf
Reviewed 10 April 2018

For just $10 you get the education of a lifetime about the Sponge Industry. 40 minutes of information and fun. I highly recommend this to all ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AnnetteSteele
Reviewed 12 January 2018

What a great way to get to see Tarpon Springs harbor and learn about the Sponge Business of Tarpon Springs. For $10 ($9 seniors) you board a replica sponge boat and head out into the harbor to have an authentic demonstration of sponge harvesting. On...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Debi-Larry C
14 July 2018|
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Response from 545jeanf | Reviewed this property |
It is not a glass bottom boat.
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Klpn77
11 May 2016|
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Response from westmont60559 | Reviewed this property |
Same for us we saw a stand, but there was more than one tour. This one was part of the state parks. We also took the short trip about 45 minutes. There was a longer trip if you were interested.
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