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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise

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Kissimmee, United States
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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

1: WildSide Texas BBQ, 7725 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
2: Walt Disney World Swan, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
3: Firehouse Subs Lake Buena Vista, 12515 FL-535 Ste 515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
4: Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
5: Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
6: Señor Frog's | Orlando, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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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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.
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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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We had a great time, the tour guides...
Susan B
, Feb 2018
We had a great time, the tour guides did a wonderful job. Bill the bus driver was very helpful and full of laughs. The guys on the boat were very helpful and friendly as well.
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It was a really cool tour. The water...
Rosana B
, May 2017
It was a really cool tour. The water was really warm and Clearwater is a very nice city! I bet it is nice to plan on a longer stay there. The beach, however, has a lot of sea weeds in the water and not many waves, if you like waves. I was also expecting something more wild. It was all in the city of Clearwater. I paid for lunch and it was very nice. Crew very nice as well.
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When booking this trip, I was given...
Nicole A C
, May 2017
When booking this trip, I was given confirmation that from the hotel I was staying at I would be able to be picked up from my hotel. But when we made arrangements to be picked up we were told that our group would need to walk 30 minutes to a shopping center while everyone else who booked this trip received a pickup from their hotel. The main reason that we asked for pickup and drop off from the hotel was because we had a person who sufferers from severe arthritis that was traveling with us. It seemed as though This company was more interested in booking the trip and getting our money than meeting out request. We spent more time on the boat than on the beach and the dolphins were scarce. Would have rather spent the day on the beach instead.
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Lunch was okay beach wasn't amazing...
Katherine P
, Mar 2017
Lunch was okay beach wasn't amazing either but defo worth a visit. Got to see some wild dolphins in the bay playing with the boat and the guide was very friendly and informative.
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This day trip was perfect! It...
mmpeterson
, Nov 2016
This day trip was perfect! It started with the people that I spoke to on the phone, the bus driver and the captain and his crew!! We really enjoyed the day! Thank you!
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Lovely day out, the Rep. Red was...
Patricia S
, Jun 2016
Lovely day out, the Rep. Red was very helpful and informative of where to go and produced a map of where to meet and times. He was approachable throughout the tour and helpful in suggesting places to help me with my injuries. He was fun and made sure everyone had what they needed. A great day with seeing Dolphins on the tour in their natural habitat. Thank you Red.
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