Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour


  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed on this tour

  • Gain a better understanding of the Gulf Coast's ecosystem

  • Gaze at luxurious mansions on the coast

  • Cruise Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on a double-decker catamaran


Make your way to the tour's departure point near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, where you are welcomed aboard a modern, double-decker catamaran. After you pull out of the marina, your captain points out the luxe mansions on the shore, some belonging to celebrities. Listen to tunes on the sound system, or visit the snack bar for a bite or a drink. Once you get out into the Gulf of Mexico, the commentary turns to the biology and behavior of your day's quarry, bottlenose dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for jumps and dorsal fins, and learn about their role in the Gulf Coast's ecosystem. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour.

Tour info

1 hour 45 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Get out on the water in search of bottlenose dolphins on this cruise from Clearwater. Aboard a double-decker catamaran, listen to your captain's commentary as he points out luxe mansions along the coast. Cruise out into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico to see the region's dolphins and learn about their biology and behavior. Pack light, as drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.

What’s included?

  • Live commentary on board by your captain

  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks (light snacks available for purchase)

  • Parking permit ($4)

  • Drink- We have a premium bar on board for drink purchases.

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 1h 45m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Our ticket booth and downstairs bar will be upgraded with plexi glass walls to protect staff and guests. No smoking or vaping on the dock and vessel.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

The Tropics Boat Tours

About operator:

We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable experience aboard our newly remodeled tropical-themed, double-decker catamaran. Our vessel accommodates up to 125 passengers and the two decks allow you the option to sail in the sunshine and open air on the top deck or relax in the shade on the lower level. ​ The Tropics Boat Tours is proud to offer tours which include guaranteed dolphin sightings on our Dolphin Exploration Tours, & enjoy beautiful sunsets on our Sunset Celebration Cruise -- both tour types depart daily. All guests get access to our Premium Liquor bar & great drink packages available for purchase – all while sailing the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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