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Set on the peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg offers a wide array of water activities and tours, whether you want to explore nearby islands and mangroves, are looking for a relaxing paddle, or are ready for a leisurely cruise. Here are our top recommendations for a day on the water in St. Petersburg.
 
Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and Pedalboarding
The calm waters of Tampa Bay are well suited for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Take a kayaking tour to the mangroves and waterways of Weedon Island, or take a SUP tour along the waterfront or to Coffee Pot Bayou or Bird Island Sanctuary. Pedalboards, a new type of very stable board that you pedal while holding handlebars, offer another fun option. Whatever you choose, be sure to look out for dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife along the way.
 
Sightseeing Cruises
A sightseeing cruise aboard a luxury yacht, sailboat, or catamaran is a fun, relaxing option. Typically lasting from one to three hours, tours run during the day, at sunset, and in the evening to cruise around the waters of Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. Some offer optional food and beverage upgrades, while others include live entertainment with music and dancing. Cruises also run out to the Shell Island wildlife preserve or Egmont Key Island, where you can swim, snorkel, dive, and look for dolphins, manatees, and rays. For a customizable experience, choose a private charter.
 
Jet Skis, Speedboats, Banana Boats, and Parasailing
Those looking for a little speed in their water play can rent a Jet Ski and zip along the waves, or learn to drive a speedboat by following an instructor in another boat with 2-way communication. Those who would rather not drive can choose a longer speedboat tour, then sit back to enjoy the passing scenery and hopefully see some dolphins playing in the wake. For even more excitement, opt for a tour that tows you behind a speedboat on a banana boat, or take to the skies parasailing. Wild or mild, it’s all up to you.
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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

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Our tours are done in CRYSTAL CLEAR KAYAKS! Clear kayaking allows you to have an immersive perspective on the unique wildlife and nature we have here in Florida - its the best window seat to the waters of Tampa Bay!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.65
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Small-Group Clear Kayak Tour in Shell Key

Small-Group Clear Kayak Tour in Shell Key

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We've created a fascinating kayak tour in St Pete, centered on our Crystal Clear kayaks, giving you a fascinating look at the sea life throughout Shell Key preserve, and Fort Desoto park. Our professional guides provide an interesting narration of the local wildlife and ecosystem. The tours can range from 2 persons to 16 people, and are approximately 2 to 2 -1/2  hours long.  The tours will primarily operate in the protected waters and mangroves tunnels of the Shell Key Wildlife Preserve in Pinellas County. An 1,800 acre preserve, these waters are well traveled by Dolphins, Manatees, Rays, as well as a variety of shore birds, including pelicans, egrets, herons, cormorants, osprey, and sometimes roseate spoonbills. Please note: This activity is NOT suitable for the Elderly or the Obese, or people with back surgeries/issues, or with a history of other physical ailments. You must be physically fit for participate in this activity.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.77
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St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving a speedboat across the crystal blue waters of Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour. Hop on board an F-13 mini speedboat and get ready for adventure. Follow a trained guide in a separate boat with a two-way communication system installed to talk back and forth. Check out the beautiful Florida coast and look for pods of dolphins and other wildlife swimming below or gliding down and around from above.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$79.90
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Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour

Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour

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Explore the northern area of Weedon Island Preserve on a kayaking tour from St. Petersburg. You'll paddle for about two hours to see the native ecosystem of mangroves and waterways, learning about the local wildlife and plant species. Visit a manatee breeding and hangout location; watch for animals such as dolphins and birds; hear a bit about the Native American history of the area; and travel through a mangrove tunnel to see ancient burial mounds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach

Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach

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Our Parasail Vessels are designed specifically for Parasail Operations. Our USCG Licensed Captains have over 26 years of experience in the industry so you can relax and enjoy your flight. Our equipment is continuously upgraded to ensure our "perfect safety record" and dependability. We have flown over 100,00 Parasail Flights. We also offer GoPro and Picture packages for your convenience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.14
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Skirtchaser Fishing Charters

Skirtchaser Fishing Charters

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SKIRTCHASER CHARTERS is a 1st class ,clean offshore fishing machine Our beautiful 36' YELLOWFIN W/900 HP. can accomidate up too 6 passengers for all types of fishing as well as sunset cruises , evening cruises,sandbar partys and snorkle trips. we specialize in fishing for all types of big game fish 20-100 miles offshore
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$800.00
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Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity

Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity

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During your visit to St. Petersburg, explore the diverse plant and animal life of the Weedon Island Preserve on a stand-up pedalboard tour. After a brief introductory lesson, hop on your easy-to-ride pedalboard and glide through the mangrove islands. Learn about the rich biodiversity of the Tampa Bay estuary from your guide and keep an eye out for seabirds and other wildlife, including dolphins and manatees.
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  • 1 hour
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$69.00
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St. Pete Beach Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

St. Pete Beach Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

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Speed past beaches, skylines, and wildlife on this Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure from St. Pete. Take in the views and keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins that are known to reside in the area. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the ride and enjoy the scenery as you zip around. This short tour easily fits into most schedules and is ideal for families with children.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.70
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Small Group Kayak Tour of the Shell Key Preserve

Small Group Kayak Tour of the Shell Key Preserve

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Join Coastal Kayak Charters for a small group guided kayak tour of the Shell Key Preserve. We are St Pete's top rated kayak tour company and focus exclusively on small groups (6-8 guests) and private tours. Our trips offer more personalized service and better wildlife viewing opportunities while out on the water. We will explore hidden mangrove tunnels (tides permitting), shallow seagrass meadows, and stop on Shell Island for time to swim, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the beach. Our tours are designed for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Come explore with local professionals who love what they do and see the difference for yourself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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Saint Petersburg Paddle Board Tour

Saint Petersburg Paddle Board Tour

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Discover Floridian wildlife and St. Petersburg on a 2-hour paddle board tour. No need to get your paddle board past TSA, as all equipment is convenient provided for you. Enjoy a basic rundown of paddle boarding before the tour begins.  Once you feel comfortable, follow your guide into the bayou and past the Historical Snell Isles. Enjoy narration about the local flora and fauna with stops at Bird Island and manatee hotspots.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

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Look for dolphins around Boca Ciega Bay in St. Pete Beach on a cruise in the Tampa Bay Area. Continue into the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key island, a wildlife preserve where you can snorkel, swim, or collect shells on the beach. Depending on the season, you might spot dolphins, manatees, rays, and a variety of seabirds. This family-friendly tour offers both a late morning and afternoon departure, making it easy to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.52
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St. Pete Beach LED Illuminated Night Tours on Glass Bottom Kayak

St. Pete Beach LED Illuminated Night Tours on Glass Bottom Kayak

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We offer the Ultimate Adventure on our Glass Bottom LED illuminated Kayak Night Tours! In fact no one else offers this experience anywhere in the world with how we feed the fish and the extremely powerful self developed underwater light system that we use! At our main tour site, we'll first visit a bird sanctuary mangrove island & sometimes they'll fly so close you can feel the air from their wings as they pass by! We'll paddle down protected waterways & see amazing underwater views along with feeding fish which is fun for everyone! There's times when the fish get so close you can even touch them! You may also see Crabs, Shrimp and other sea-life as we illuminate the waters around us. With literally nothing to do at night in the Water Sports Industry, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars and moon!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour

Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour

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Take a NIGHT TIME clear kayak adventure through beautiful Shell Key Preserve, featuring underwater LED lights. One of our guides (Jay, Chris, Charlie, Matt, Jenna, or Raven) will get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 1.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. This is an incredibly unique tour where we’ll search for manatee, fish, sharks, birds, and more with the LED lights igniting the water way as we paddle. These lights illuminate the waters under the kayaks. This tour is for people who are adventurous! Due to the night time nature of the tour, there may be some surprise visits from wildlife.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Sailing Experience!

Day Sailing Experience!

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We offer the only sailing adventure in John's Pass! Enjoy a nice relaxing sail, of 2 hours, through the magnificent waters of Treasure Island and seeing dolphins. "Boomerang Love" is a Whitby 42 Center Cockpit Ketch built by world renowned Naval Architect Ted Brewer. She was Cruising World Magazine's "Bluewater Boat of the Year" for 10 years in a row.
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  • 2 hours
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Treasure Island Sunset Sailing Experience

Treasure Island Sunset Sailing Experience

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Join us as we set sail in the picturesque waters of Treasure Island, Florida! Take the helm, see dolphins, and make a lifetime of memories! You’ll set sail about an hour before sunset to give you plenty of time to catch the full range of hues painted on Mother Nature's canvas. We provide plenty of cozy warm blankets in case you get a chill, or want to cuddle on deck. If you love clean air, smooth sailing, postcard beautiful sunsets, and starry night skies then this romantic sailing trip is for you. Complimentary soda and bottled water available. BYOB allowed. Cooler with ice available and restroom aboard.
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  • 2 hours
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Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin Tour

Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin Tour

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Tour and snorkel Beautiful and Historic Egmont Key! This runs on Bad Dog boat! We offer a fun educational experience the entire family can enjoy. Captain will give you a history narration of the island when we approach the island. Snorkel the ruins or grass flats, they both have unique differences (SNORKELING GEAR INCLUDED). Excellent customer service. Our boats are Luxury and new, with a 45 minute cruise to the BIG ISLAND. Our Captain's specialize in encouraging the Dolphin to jump behind the boat. This is not a guarantee to see wild dolphin however we almost always see them. Other wildlife is prevalent in the era, MANATEES, sea turtles, fish, land turtles, and of course birds. All of our tours are semi-private to private group charters. Awesome location with better quality equipment than our competitors. Ask about a free pint after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Kayak Adventure of Shell Key Preserve & Island with a Local

Kayak Adventure of Shell Key Preserve & Island with a Local

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You get an expert guide to show you through the mangrove tunnels (tide permitting) and time your adventure just right to give you the best chance at seeing dolphins & manatees who only visit the area at certain times of the day. You also get time to explore Shell Key, whether that means shelling, swimming, snorkeling, or simply enjoying the view. Keep in mind our tours take place in a shallow saltwater preserve. There are no alligators, and most of the water is knee to waist-deep; perfect for both beginners and experts. Growing up here in St. Petersburg has given me more experience in Shell Key than any other kayak company. Kayaking is one of my favorite things to do. This has allowed me the opportunity to find all the best kayaking spots and to accumulate the local knowledge to give you a true Florida experience, something other kayak companies just can’t do. I started this kayaking company to share these places with you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

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We have great boats that let you explore around shell Key, Ft Desoto and many other great areas. We also rent kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equiptment, water mats, fishing poles etc etc.
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  • 8 hours
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$425.00
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4hr Inshore Fishing Charter

4hr Inshore Fishing Charter

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The Fish Junkie boat is a state of the art 26′ 2019 Calcutta catamaran with twin engines, a full tower, top of the line electronics and stereo, oversized top for much needed shade, extending shade canopies for the front and rear, and a full cushion package for your comfort. The Calcutta is a catamaran it has far more space than a normal mono hull 26′ boat because it carries it’s full beam all the way to the bow. This boat is custom made locally and was specifically designed for Tampa Bay waters. It handles most conditions very well giving you one of the most comfortable rides with reduced pounding in the rough times making you feel much less fatigued and sore at the end of a long day. The catamaran platform is especially stable on the water and gives you less of the side to side motion, making it a great option for those who may get sick. While our trips are limited to a max of 6 paying passengers, the boat has seating for 8-10 plus 2 up top.
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  • 4 hours
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$550.00
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Deep Sea Fishing Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

Deep Sea Fishing Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

The Fish Junkie boat is a state of the art 26′ 2019 Calcutta catamaran with twin engines, a full tower, top of the line electronics and stereo, oversized top for much needed shade, extending shade canopies for the front and rear, and a full cushion package for your comfort. The Calcutta is a catamaran it has far more space than a normal mono hull 26′ boat because it carries it’s full beam all the way to the bow. This boat is custom made locally and was specifically designed for Tampa Bay waters. It handles most conditions very well giving you one of the most comfortable rides with reduced pounding in the rough times making you feel much less fatigued and sore at the end of a long day. The catamaran platform is especially stable on the water and gives you less of the side to side motion, making it a great option for those who may get sick. While our trips are limited to a max of 6 paying passengers, the boat has seating for 8-10 plus 2 up top.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,000.00
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Private Boat Trip To Egmont and Passage Key

Private Boat Trip To Egmont and Passage Key

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Exploring the islands is the best way to experience Tampa Bay. With over a decade of experience in the area, Captain Tyler will show you the best areas to jump in the water, ride on the tube or just hang on the beach.
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  • 2 hours
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$533.00
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Private Small Yacht Cruise from Pass-A-Grille

Private Small Yacht Cruise from Pass-A-Grille

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We offer a unique cruising experience. Our yacht is competitively priced when compared to smaller open boats, yet it has all the comforts and amenities of a small yacht. Walk around while underway with complete safety thanks to the high hand rails that surround the boat. There are 5 different areas where you can sit and relax, both inside or out, and in the shade or under the sun. There is a full washroom with flushing toilet, a complete galley if needed to prepare your food you are welcome to bring. Panoramic views are available from the flybridge that is accessible by proper stairs, not a ladder. If relaxing, drinking a beverage, enjoying your guests, seeing the local views from the water all the while not being bounced and banged around like those on the smaller boats, then our cruise is for you!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$680.00
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Sunset Cruise over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunset Cruise over the Gulf of Mexico

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Easy to find location with great drinks and free games while you wait. We depart from Sea Dog Brewing Co. Bad Dog is reserved for Private groups of 6 or less. All single ticket sales may be rebooked to WildSide. Cruise through upscale neighborhoods, see famous houses, landmarks, and extraordinary wildlife. Our cruise will be partly narrated by the captain. Followed by a beautiful sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. If weather permits we cruise the beach taking in the beautiful afterglow. Dolphins are wild animals however we see them most of the time. The boat for this cruise is a Luxury Triton powered with 250 horsepower. Don't leave the beach to take a less elegant cruise. Bring your own drinks alcohol is permitted aboard. We supply water, cooler, and ice.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.12
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Shared 2 Hours Small Group Sunset Cruise of St. Pete Beach

Shared 2 Hours Small Group Sunset Cruise of St. Pete Beach

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Glide through the residential canals of St. Pete Beach and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico on an evening cruise in a luxury vessel. See waterside homes and mansions, and keep an eye out for dolphins on this small-group tour that highlights the beauty of Tampa Bay in Florida.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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