Take Your Family On A Dolphin Tour In Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, Florida is famous for its gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches. Part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, there’s always something fun to do. Along with Clearwater Beach activities, shopping, and dining, you can also take your family on a dolphin tour If you’re looking for things to do in St. Pete Clearwater, a family boat trip to see the dolphins should be at the top of your list! Book your Clearwater or Madeira Beach rental and get ready for an unforgettable trip!

A Boat Day

A dolphin in clearwater Florida

A Boat Day is one of the most popular boat tour operations offering Clearwater Beach dolphin tours. Their Platinum Funship is a 27-foot, two-level boat that comfortably seats up to 10 people. The lower level is shaded, while the upper deck is ideal for sunbathing as you tour the sandbars and barrier island. A cooler, ice and bottled water are provided. It’s up to you to bring any additional refreshments. 

A four-hour cruise for 6 people is around $650. It goes up to $850 to stay out on the water for six hours. An eight hour trip for 6 runs you $1050. Add an extra $100 to each price for groups of 7 to 10. 

When you’re ready to book your trip, contact the office at A Boat Day, and they’ll arrange a convenient location close to your lodgings. A Boat Day has locations in Clearwater, Dunedin and Indian Rocks Beach and can provide custom pick up service.

Little Toot 

Little Toot Dolphin Adventures is ideal for visitors and residents of all ages. The boat’s design creates a wake that brings the dolphins out to play! There are typically four departure times throughout the day, along with one at sunset. The day tours range from 60 to 90 minutes. The evening tour is also around 90 minutes. The Little Toot provides close encounters with dolphins in the Gulf and Clearwater Harbor. There are soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages available on board, but snacks aren’t allowed for the dolphins’ safety. 

Infants and toddlers up to age 3 are free. Ticket prices for kids ages 4 to 12 are $16.82 and $23.36 for teens and adults. 

Little Toot is located in the Marina Cantina on 25 Causeway Blvd in Clearwater Beach. They do recommend booking online before heading to the marina. 

A dolphin jumping from the water in Clearwater Florida

Sea Screamer

A combination of a dolphin tour and thrill boat, the hour-long cruise from Sea Screamer has something for everyone. Not only do you get to cruise alongside dolphins, but the speedboat also zips along the beaches and Clearwater vacation rentals at astonishing speeds. It is the world’s largest speedboat and reaches speeds up to 35 mph! At these speeds, you can expect to feel the refreshing water spray during the ride. The boat’s wide wake also draws dolphins in to play, giving you and your family an amazing experience. 

Kids 4 and younger ride free with an adult ticket purchase of $25.00. Children ages 5 to 12 cost $19.00 for the one-hour boat ride. Due to the Sea Screamer’s popularity, it’s best to book your excursion in advance. 

The speedboat is docked at the Marian Cantina at 25 Causeway Blvd in Clearwater Beach, FL. Afternoon rides are the busiest, with more spaces open on the morning cruise.

Dolphins playing in the water in Clearwater Florida

Encounters with Dolphins

Choose a daily dolphin cruise open to the public or a private one to mark a special occasion. The 40-foot custom pontoon boat is ideal for a St. Pete dolphin tours and seats up to 38 people. You can also take a ride on the Private Sea Ray, a smaller boat that holds six passengers. You even get a personal captain on this smaller boat. Along with day trips, they also offer sunset cruises. 

Children 2 and younger are free, and kids up to age 11 cost $14.25. Adult tickets are $19.75, making it an affordable hour-long trip for the family. 

Located on 25 Causeway Blvd, Encounters with Dolphins is not far from our selection of condos and other vacation properties. 

After an exciting day exploring the cool blue waters of Clearwater, FL you and your group will be ready to head back to a relaxing home away from home. We have a great selection of rentals in St. Pete Clearwater and a knowledgeable staff ready to help you find the perfect unit for your stay. Book your trip today!