Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

  • Operates Daily - 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates Daily
Activity Highlights

Our Dolphin Exploration Tours last approximately two hours and will take you from Clearwater Bay out Clearwater Pass on the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting) in search of the Sun Coast’s favorite…the Bottlenose Dolphin. In addition to offering Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings, your Captain will highlight some fascinating facts about the natural wonders our Gulf Coast offers as well as point out celebrity mansions along the way. The tour offers something for everyone, including educational information on our area and our wildlife, and optional drink upgrades including unlimited beer and soft drinks for the adults! Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

From March 14th -October 14th our second Dolphin Tour every day includes a $5.00 "You call it" Happy Hour Special!

We ask that all guests check in to our booth 45 minutes prior to tour departure time. We begin boarding our tours 15 minutes prior to departure and always leave on time. We cannot wait for anyone who isn't there by departure time.

Stop At:

• The Tropics Boat Tours, 25 Causeway Blvd Slip 5, Clearwater, FL 33767-2064
• Clearwater Beach, 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
Activity Details
Go in search of bottlenose dolphins on this 2-hour cruise from Florida’s Clearwater Bay to the beautiful, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy snacks and beverages available for purchase on board and listen as your captain highlights interesting facts about the Gulf Coast. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed!
Departure & Return
Departure Point25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Live commentary on board by your captain
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)
  • Parking permit ($4)
  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Our ticket booth and downstairs bar will be upgraded with plexi glass walls to protect staff and guests. No smoking or vaping on the dock and vessel.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the dolphins and area. The captain done a phenomenal job making sure had several encounters with the Dolphins. I was able to get great photos and videos.

  • This was the 4th time I have gone on this dolphin tour. Always a blast. Service is top notch and it’s just so fun! Highly recommend it!

  • Everyone, including the crew as well as the ticket booth person were great! Although we only saw one dolphin, it was a very nice ride with a lot of knowledge from Candace which we appreciated greatly! Overall, it was a very good experience and we will be recommending it to everyone! Thanks again! 😊

  • This was a last minute idea and boy, was it a good one. We had a great time. We saw a pod of about 6 dolphin for over 1/2 an hour and the rest of the time was an enjoyable boat ride. The crew was informative, fun, interactive and really nice. Highly recommend.

  • Booked tickets online on same day. Arrived and greeted with a smile and check in was simple. We took the 2:30 cruise. We boarded at 2:15 and left right on time at 2:30. The crew was fantastic! They were always asking if everyone was okay or if we needed anything. There are two bars and you can buy a drink package before your board. The tour was great. From the minute we started the tour, our guide was great! On our way back, we saw a pod of dolphins. The captain turned the boat around and we followed them for a good bit. Everyone on board was able to take photos and videos. Our guide educated everyone about the dolphins. It certainly was the reason we took this tour and they did not disappoint. I would definitely be taking this tour again.

  • Had a fantastic time, saw dolphins and enjoyed the crew. Drinks on board were very tasty. The crew were very informative and funny!

  • The dolphins stayed with the boat for a long time. It was a nice relaxing ride out to the dolphins. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable about the attractions/celebrity homes in the area. Very nice time! Would recommend this trip to others.

  • The crew was great and really took good care of all of us on board! Sam and Eric and the captain made sure that we were well looked after. Ashlea at the front was great!

  • We had a great time and there were many dolphins to see. I thought we were going out on the Gulf farther.

  • The people were friendly, the cruise was not crowded allowing for plenty of time at the railings to enjoy the spectacular sunset. There was a little confusion about the drink package, but all in all a pleasant experience.

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