- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Hop on a cruise to Shell Key Island and see dolphins and other wildlife while 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
- Bottled water
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Parking at the marina
- Food, unless specified
Tierra Verde Marina Resort
Returns to original departure point
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.
- 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
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had a great experience. We saw many dolphins and are the captain of the boat was great. Will do it again.
Tim was great! Took time to wait several times for dolphin sighting which we spotted! Very patient with the kids too! A must do for your vacation!
Had a great time, water was very foggy and couldn't see much. We did see a fever of sting rays and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant!!
Captain John was great! He was friendly and knowledgeable and found us some great pods of dolphins and plentiful shells. It was a perfect day!
Loved it! Pontoon boat with a small group and flexible, personable captain!
Excellent !!!Small group ,had lots of time to watch dolphins and snorkel !! Captain was knowledgeable, answered all our questions Made my 6 year old grandson day by having him name the dolphins ..Even had a snack for him!! Definately would recommend Island Ferry !!
Our trip was scheduled for Monday, but upon arrival at the dock we were met by the owner, who was extremely friendly and polite. He recommended we postpone the trip as the water was choppy and he said we would not enjoy the boat ride. He also told us there would be no charge if we decided to cancel. We booked the trip for the next day and were very glad we did, as we ended up the only ones going out! The trip was awesome and the guide, Brian I think was excellent. Highly recommend this excursion!!
There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed the trip. The captain and helper were very informative and helpful. We saw a lot of dolphin and some stingray. The children on board loved feeding the seagulls. Snorkeling was fun. The island park was interesting. Thank you for a great time. We were in the back of the boat so couldn't hear everything that was being said. It would have been nice to have somewhere to change after the trip, but we managed.
Friday February 3rd we took the 2pm dolphin watch cruise and found dolphins in the bay. The boat was comfortable, had a comfortable ride, and it was great to be on the water on this beautiful 77 degree, sunny day. We found and followed dolphins. It was fun and we highly recommend it.
We had a blast! We didn't see but a couple of dolphins, but the guide did his best to find them for us. We loved the shell island stop. We found lots of shells. The guys were great - they watched our things while we were snorkelling. They helped us get on and off the boat, they were very gracious and cooperative. I would recommend this trip to my friends, and if I get back over there - I would do it again. Thank you for your recommendation. Helen and family