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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Swap Orlando for the white sand of Clearwater Beach and enjoy a dolphin encounter cruise while you’re there. The idyllic stretch of the west Florida coast is home to pods of bottleneck dolphins, so it’s a great opportunity to hop aboard a sightseeing boat and see them in the water. The rest of the time, how you enjoy yourself is up to you. Sunbathe, swim, and have a picnic on the beach (if option selected) for a lazy seaside lunch before your return to Orlando.
  • Day trip from Orlando to Clearwater Beach
  • Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise
  • Watch adorable bottlenose dolphins swimming through the Gulf of Mexico
  • Spend free time on Clearwater's soft white sand and enjoy lunch on the beach
  • Round-trip transportation from select locations in Orlando included
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Lunch (if option selected)
2-hour dolphin cruise
Pickup and drop-off from centralized pick up locations in Orlando
Gratuities
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

7725 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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Departure Point

1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA

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7:00 AM

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Departure Point

12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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Departure Point

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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Departure Point

7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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7:00 AM

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Departure Point

8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

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Meet your coach at one of the central pickup points and head west toward the sun-soaked Gulf of Mexico coast. Relax as you travel and listen to your driver talk about the region. A movie may also be played.

Hop off your coach at Clearwater Beach, where white sand and clear seas await. Make the most of your free time to soak it all up.

Then, head to the marina from where your dolphin-watching cruise starts. Climb aboard the boat and cruise on the calm waters around Caladesi Island and Clearwater to see pods of bottlenose dolphins leaping alongside the boat. If you wish, buy a wristband for unlimited onboard drinks.

When you return to the shore, enjoy more free time to bask on the beach, swim, or do some watersports. Equipment, as well as beach chairs, and sunshades are available to rent. If you have upgraded your tour to include lunch, enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Later, return to your coach and travel back to Orlando. Your day trip finishes with a drop off at your original pick up location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Tropics Boat Tours
After pickup from select Orlando hotels, your day of fun in the sun begins as you head west to Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast. During the approximate 1.5-hour bus ride, listen to a little bit of history on Clearwater from your driver, hear about what you'll find when you get there, and watch an onboard movie. When you arrive at Clearwater Beach, you'll have a couple of hours to spend how you wish on the beach, and then you'll head to the marina for your one-hour dolphin-encounter cruise. Watch for native bottlenose dolphins -- the sea's most lovable creatures -- as they play in their natural habitat. Snap photos of them jumping and swimming along the boat, and admire views of the beautiful shorelines of Clearwater and Caladesi Island. A $10 wristband can be purchased on board for unlimited beer, wine, vodka punch.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Clearwater Beach
Back on the beach, enjoy approximately three to four more hours of free time to do as you wish -- swim, bodyboard, work on your tan or go for a walk on the sand. Beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as watersports equipment, are available for rent from a stand on the beach, if you wish. When you're ready to eat, simply use your lunch voucher (if option selected) to pick up your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach. In total, you'll spend about seven to eight hours in Clearwater, depending on the traffic from Orlando. The exact departure time of your dolphin cruise may vary depending on the day.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. All driver/guides will be required to wear masks. Face masks are recommended but not mandatory, so please bring your own if you wish to wear one. The size of the vehicle used will be adjusted based on the number of passengers to allow for social distancing and all safety guide lines regarding vehicle sanitation will be followed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Orlando

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise.

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Fair…Plain for more expensive drinks
Julie_G
, Jun 2021
The guides were AMAZING, from the lady on the bus to everyone on the boat!!!! The prices for drinks are NOT correct on the site, we planned on $20 plus tip for drinks….with tip it was almost $50, the food was alright, wish there were more seafood options
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star-5
Well worth the money!!!
Bridgette_M
, Jun 2021
We had a great time!! The dolphin encounter was just that we saw many pods of dolphins and boat crew was amazing…
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you had a good day!
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Clearwater family trip
Louvenia_W
, Jun 2021
The cruise and lunch was great! The bus need to be checked in the future. The bathroom wasn’t clean and no tissue. It was about 40-50 people on the bus. To me that was unacceptable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a great day and will certainly check with the bus company to make sure the restrooms are clean and in good shape for all to use.
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star-5
Great day for dolphins
Rach
, May 2021
Fantastic! My husband and I will definitely do it again next year and bring our grandson with us. The whole experience made us very happy.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you have a great day and look forward to being here in the future for you
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star-5
Amazing trip!
alma_c
, May 2021
This is a must!! Staff is so nice and helpful and clear with directions. It was sooo much fun perfect amount of time. I recommend the scream boat tour we were able to see dolphins. We swam for a little are good food and saw a little of the town it was sooo much fun and perfect little trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We love offering such great options for our guests! Glad to hear you had a good time.
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Our drive to the beach...
Candace_C
, Mar 2021
Our drive to the beach wasn’t pleasant the driver would push on gas and then break never kept his foot down on the petal and jerking the bus around making everyone car sick.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
I am sorry to hear this. I will certainly pass on your comments to the manager to investigate.
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star-5
Great trip
Claire_C
, Feb 2020
We went on the sea screamer and the dolphins were amazing, jumping and following the boat. The beach was white and Sandy and the sea was calm. Great day out.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank You!! I am glad to hear that you had a great time on your tour. Please keep us in mind for your next tour
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star-5
Very nice and affordable trip.
khannah38
, Aug 2019
We were on vacation with another couple and did not have a vehicle so we went to pickup spot and all went well. Thought 5 pickups might be too many but their choice. One couple was not intone for the return and we left a little late but all was a good trip
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Fun times
Connie V
, Jul 2019
Great energy! The crew of the cruise had enough energy to keep it light. They told us exactly what to look for and expect. Even when the rain started!
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dolphins and beach
joce980
, Jul 2018
views were stunning,did not stay in ocean long enough to really see dolphins in action,very hot liked seeing the cranes and pelicans.
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