Clearwater Beach Day Trip From Orlando With Dolphin Encounter Cruise - Tampa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Maingate Lakeside Resort, 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
    2: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
    3: Señor Frog's, 8747 International Dr #103, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a day trip from Orlando to the miles of white, sugar-sand beaches and sparkling waterways of Clearwater Beach! Relax and unwind on Florida's west coast, far from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. While enjoying your day at Clearwater, take a sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Mexico to watch for bottlenose dolphins!


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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After pickup from select Orlando hotels, your day of fun in the sun begins as you head west to Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast.

During the approximate 1.5-hour bus ride, listen to a little bit of history on Clearwater from your driver, hear about what you'll find when you get there, and watch an onboard movie.

When you arrive at Clearwater Beach, you'll have a couple of hours to spend how you wish on the beach, and then you'll head to the marina for your one-hour dolphin-encounter cruise. Watch for native bottlenose dolphins -- the sea's most lovable creatures -- as they play in their natural habitat. Snap photos of them jumping and swimming along the boat, and admire views of the beautiful shorelines of Clearwater and Caladesi Island. A $10 wristband can be purchased on board for unlimited beer, wine, vodka punch.

Back on the beach, enjoy approximately three to four more hours of free time to do as you wish -- swim, bodyboard, work on your tan or go for a walk on the sand. Beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as watersports equipment, are available for rent from a stand on the beach, if you wish.

When you're ready to eat, simply use your lunch voucher to pick up your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

In total, you'll spend about seven to eight hours in Clearwater, depending on the traffic from Orlando. The exact departure time of your dolphin cruise may vary depending on the day.


Lunch (if option selected)

2-hour dolphin cruise

Pickup and drop-off from centralized pick up locations in Orlando

Entry/Admission - The Tropics Boat Tours



Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. Face masks are recommended but not mandatory, so please bring your own if you wish to wear one.

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This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Oct-2022

    Luiz was a wonderful guide. It was a little cold for Florida but still beautiful and worth it ! Good food if you purchase the lunch option. It’s nice not having to worry about driving/parking. Cute shops.

  • 13-Oct-2022

    Tour guide louiz was very helpful and friendly felt well looked after. Seeing the dolphins was amazing.had some time to see the beach and bars.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    The coach trip was to clear water was good, Snacks and drinks provide, the beach was beautiful,however when I booked I did not read it properly or it wasn’t advertised that it was boat trip so I expected to swim with them but we still went on the boat trip but didn’t see any dolphins overall I would I recommend the beach but not the boat trip

  • 06-Oct-2022

    The trip was amazing. The tour guys on the bus were great very friendly and make the bus ride fun. The only bad part was that we didn’t see any dolphins but the boat ride was amazing

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Bus ride was great! Driver & Luiz did great very friendly! Beach was lovely. Great day! 😎🌞 Disappointed not seeing any dolphins on the boat cruise.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    Our day was great, the 2 boys had a great time. The cruise was fun but no Dolphins, the cruise has a guarantee we have a free cruise next time. We did the lunch as well, it was very nice.

  • 23-Aug-2022

    i would NOT recommend booking with this company at all -save your money and drive to Clearwater yourself you can purchase a ride to see dolphins for 27.00 and spend as much time on the beach as you would like. Trust me -do not go through the hassle with this company they are horrible . Don't ruin your trip to Florida by messing with this company . I paid for me and my girlfriend to do the day trip back in Feb and was scheduled to go on the 17th they were to pick us up at Senor Frogs at 7 am -meaning we had to get up at 6am to be ready and we waited and waited and nobody showed up ,so finally around 8am I called and they say oh we cancelled that yesterday ,and i said 'well it would have been nice to receive a call ,i want a immediate refund and I will make sure that I let people know what type of company this is and how they treat their customers is horrible . They claimed oh we called you but that is not true they did not

  • 21-Aug-2022

    My wife and I had an awesome experience. We saw dolphins and all kinds of different birds at bird island. The captain was awesome as well as the bartender. The tour guide on top of boat did an awesome job explaining some of the history of Florida.

  • 17-Aug-2022

    I expected to be able to see the dolphins up close, I saw only two and at a long distance... there were many people in the same boat... it was not the tour I expected for the price I paid...

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Very disappointing. Pickup was delayed 30 minutes (from 7am to 7:30). After that, the next two pickups took 1 hour. Now, it's 8:30am and it takes 2 hour to get to Clearwater Beach. Now it's 10:30am, and the tour operator tells us that our optional dolphin cruise is at 11am...however, boarding does not start until 11:15am and the tour does not start until 11:30am. Our tour operator, Annetta, actually told the cruise operator that she didn't know what she was supposed to do...not what an "experienced" tour guide should be saying. Cruise took 2 now, it's 1:30pm. We opted for the included lunch, which is a VERY reduced menu at Crabby's Dockside on the beach. After eating, it was 2:00pm. We had 2 hours on the beach and then it was time to head back at 4:30, for the travel back to the hotel. In total, this 12 hour trip broke down to 6 hours of total pickup/driving/drop off ; 2 hour cruise ; 1 hour eating and 2.5 hours beach. For the price they charge, 2.5 hours was not enough. The bus was run-down and dingy. The bus was FREEZING cold. When we told the tour guide, she said that it was warmer up front (where she was) and that we could TRY to get a seat up front on the way back. That was her solution...the bus driver couldn't even turn the air down. We talked to the tour guide on the bus, and she had no answer, other than to write a bad review.

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