Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise With Snorkeling To Shell Key - St Petersburg

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am, 11:30am, 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Tierra Verde Marina Resort, 200 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Hop on a cruise to Shell Key Island and see dolphins and other wildlifewhile snorkeling. At this pristine wildlife preserve, you'll get to snorkel and observe the wildlife, go for a relaxing swim, or just walk along the beach and collect shells. Depending on the time of year, you'll see dolphins in their natural habitat, along with manatees, rays, and wild birds.
All of our rides are semi-private, with a maximum of 6 passengers per boat, so you get to avoid the crowds when you ride with us.


Family friendly

Small-group tour

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Enjoy a 2-hour dolphin snorkeling cruise and ride along the beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in St. Pete Beach, home to the dolphins and manatees. See these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. In your boat, visit the dolphins in the shallow sandbars, where dolphin mothers and dolphin calves love to feed and play.

Then head towards the Gulf of Mexico, to the pristine Shell Key Island Wildlife Preserve. Venture into the island's beach, and take a stroll along the white sandy beach as you collect unique, fascinating shells. Spend an hour or so on Shell Key Island, and snorkel in its three-foot waters off the beach. It's a great way to find live shells and conchs, and snorkelers are often visited by rays and manatees during warm-weather seasons.


Bottled water

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Parking at the marina

Cooler with ice on board

FREE parking at the Tierra Verde Marina Resort

BYOB welcome


Food, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

You must check in 30 minutes prior to your departure time. All trips leave promptly at their departure time

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Most travelers can participate

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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Small groups only, FULLY CDC compliant with social distance guidelines. Boats are disinfected just prior to every trip. All payments are made online, with no contact. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    The boat ride to the island was very nice. Our captain Barrie made sure that we got to see some dolphins. We had a few that rode the waves behind the boat and faves us a show. There were not a ton of shells on Shell Key but it was a nice place to spend a little time. Captain Barrie was very friendly and made the trip very enjoyable.

  • 08-Nov-2022

    The best boat trip we have taken to see dolphins!! Shell key Island was beautiful and we also got to see a manatee swimming past the beach. Highly recommend this company:)

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Amazing boat trip, the tour guide was so knowledgeable and really made the effort to speak to us about the surroundings. Shell key was so beautiful, definitely recommend

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Superb trip and great host! Made the experience great and we saw lots of dolphins. Highly recommend.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    This was a super experience!! I took an elderly women and she was able to get on and off the boat with little assistance. Spotted no dolphins but tried!! Entertaining ride and good information. Wished we’d had more time wondering the beach.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Captain Daulton definitely knows so much about the area and the wildlife. It was an absolute treat! I would highly recommend and would do it again if I ever visit St Pete again!

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Our captain Barry was so amazing and made our trip wonderful. We got to see many animals and had plenty of time to snorkel. We truly would do this experience again.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Capt Barry was knowledgeable and hospitable. We saw dolphins, a manatee, and baby octopus. Shelling was a blast.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    all the reviews are true ! we had an excellent time today ! Saw lots of dolphins and a manatee. Tim was our guide and made our trip very fun and comfortable. he knows a lot about dolphins and shares all his info. as others said, it would be great as a longer trip too! Great that it was a small group too- very Nice boat!

  • 08-Oct-2022

    Dalton was great! Full of knowledge and very friendly. We saw so many dolphins and shell key was a relaxing and perfect way to end the trip. Great trip!! Definitely would recommend island ferry!

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