Water activity

Clearwater Dolphin Exploration Tour

4.1 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater Dolphin Exploration Tour

Activity provider: The Tropics Boat Tours

From US$ 28.88 per person

Journey from Clearwater Bay and out of Clearwater Pass in search of the Bottlenose dolphin. As well as guaranteed dolphin sightings on the beautiful green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you will learn of the coast and spot celebrity mansions along the way!

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Relax in the knowledge that you are guaranteed Dolphin Sightings
  • Enjoy the celebrity home tour
  • Experience great music from a state-of-the-art sound system
  • Purchase the Tropics Wristband
Full description
Lasting for approximately 2 hours, the tour will take you from Clearwater Bay out of Clearwater Pass and on the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. During your journey you will search of the Sun Coast’s favorite: the Bottlenose dolphin. In addition to guaranteed dolphin sightings, your Captain will highlight some fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast and point out popular celebrity mansions along the way. The tour offers something for everyone, from Tommy the Turtle Explorer Time for the kids and drink packages available for purchase. Sit back and relax as you spot these beautiful creatures diving over the horizon and perhaps getting closer to the ship for a closer peek. Get up close and personal with these majestic animals, and witness memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Boarding Passes
  • Gratuities
  • Kids Dolphin Cups for unlimited soft drinks and lemonade ($6)
  • Drink packages available for purchase at check-in

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Meeting point

25 Causeway Blvd. Slip #5 Clearwater, FL 33767 Parking at Clearwater Beach Marina Parking Lot. Our booth is located right across from the Pier 60 parking lot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • $4 parking permits are available at the booth for anyone riding
  • You must park in an eligible parking spot in the Marina
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

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We saw plenty of dolphins. Music and narration was a lot of fun. Downside is the upper deck sides are all covered with a banner which blocks the scenery. I think they pointed out about 6 celebrity homes but 3 of those are/were Tom Cruises. We didn’t go very far which I thought was disappointing and it was super slow. Needed a little speed to create some breeze. It can get hot up top. I would’ve liked to see more of the coast line but maybe I just picked the wrong trip for what I was looking for. It’s great for young kids and older folks as well.

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April 19, 2022


The tour was great! It was wonderful to sail and enjoy the canal, the environment and the sun, but that we also spotted dolphins in their natural environment made the tour absolutely great. On the boat it was very cozy in terms of atmosphere, not too many people, so space everywhere and good music! In one word top!

August 27, 2018

Double check the sail time!!

When I booked my cruise I booked a 5:00 cruise then I received 2 emails. One showed 5:00 and the other showed 4:00 so I called to confirm. I was then advised that my cruise was bumped up which was a problem because I picked the 5:00 cruise because that was the one I knew I could make. Needless to say we missed our cruise and had to reschedule for the.l next day which threw my travel plans off. The young lady who assisted was kind but this was an inconvenience . They had the boat chartered out that evening so cruises got cancelled . Other than that the actual cruise was nice and we enjoyed ourselves.

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July 16, 2017

Product ID: 24789