From eco-tours and dolphin watching to dinner and sightseeing cruises, there are plenty of ways to get out on the water during your Indian Rocks Beach, Florida vacation. Add one or more of these popular boat tours and sightseeing cruises to your vacation to-do list to explore more of the gorgeous Gulf Coast. Here are some of the best places to book your on-the-water excursions that are not far from your Indian Rocks Beach rental. Have fun!
CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM GUIDED TOURS
You may know about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for its popular Dolphin Tale movie star residents, but do you also know that the CMA offers boat tours? Yes! Take to the seas on one of their guided eco-boat tours in Clearwater Bay. Observe data collection by field scientists, learn about the local dolphin population, or float through finger islands during these exciting tours. The Dolphin & Wildlife Tour and the Sea Life Safari Boat Tour are two local favorites.
DOLPHIN SNORKELING ISLAND CRUISE TO EDGMONT KEY
If you’re looking for a dolphin watching, snorkeling, shelling, and sightseeing island adventure all rolled into one, then this 1/2 day boat tour is perfect for you. It offers four fun-filled family activities for one low price. Scout the coastline for dolphins as they jump and play in the boat wake. Once at Egmont Key, explore the tropical island with ruins dating to the 1700s, a working lighthouse, and abundant shelling. Then go snorkeling in the clear waters of Egmont Key.
GULF COAST AIRBOAT CHARTERS IN TAMPA BAY
Explore the waters of West Central Florida in a unique way! Hop aboard a custom, state-of-the-art airboat for your next big adventure. Gulf Coast Airboat Charters is a full-service airboat company in Tampa Bay with an experienced USCG captain and guide. Your airboat trip is custom tailored to you and your family’s interests. Come see the real Florida! Fishing, hunting and more excursions are available.
HUBBARD’S MARINA IN MADEIRA BEACH
Hubbard’s Marina is the original party boat fishing fleet and dolphin watching company in the state of Florida in operation since 1928—and fishing the local waters for over 80 years. They offer a variety of party boat fishing trips and a private charter boat that can take up to 12 anglers. They also do daily dolphin watching eco-tours, a daily free beer and wine sunset cruise, and an Egmont Key ferry that runs daily from Fort de Soto Park’s Bay Pier to the Key.
ISLAND MARINE BOAT RENTALS IN INDIAN SHORES
At Island Marine Rentals, they offer different types of vessels perfect for your boating pleasure and family size. This boat rental company has been voted #1 for 8 years in a row. Boating with the warm breezes and calm waters of the Boga Ciega Bay is a great opportunity for family and friends to come together. As you cruise around, enjoy beautiful island spotting with pink spoon billed birds, manatees, and dolphins. Create your own sightseeing adventure!
STARLITE DINNER & SIGHTSEEING CRUISES
Dinner cruises on a yacht, casual tropical buffet harbor cruises, dolphin surfing speedboat adventures, and sea life safari tours are a few of the many StarLite Cruises offered on the Florida Gulf Coast. Take a look at their cruise options and find the right one for you and your family during your Indian Rocks Beach vacation. They embark from the waters of Madeira Beach, Clearwater Beach, and St. Pete.
YACHT STARSHIP DINING & ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
All aboard Yacht Starship Cruises for your next aquatic adventure. They set sail from both Clearwater and Tampa offering holiday cruises, princess cruises, brunch buffet cruises, bar free cruises and more. Coupled with exemplary award-winning service, one-of-a-kind views, and dancing on the top deck, Yacht StarShip’s four luxury yachts provide an unmatched dining and entertainment experience that leave you with a sea of memories.
HAVE YOU TAKEN A LOCAL BOAT TOUR OR SIGHTSEEING CRUISE?
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