No one covers so much coastline scouting for dolphins to jump and play in our single-hull boat wake. A great photo opportunity!
Once at Egmont Key, you are free to explore this tropical island with ruins dating to the 1700’s a working lighthouse, shelling where an abundance of sea shells constantly wash onshore. Then we will take you snorkeling in the clear waters of Egmont key.
We have 3 single-hull boats going out twice a day, carrying 125 people.
Pictures/Videos are worth a thousand words! Can’t wait to see yours!
How smart are dolphins?The short answer to this is that we do not know. There is no reliable method to measure intelligence in humans across cultures, so it is not surprising that comparing humans, dolphins, apes, dogs, etc. is impossible. There are some indications of their potential: they are fast learners and can generalize (which is also true of pigs). Also they can learn to understand complicated language-like commands (which is also true of the great apes).
The majority of small tooth whales are called dolphins. They are mammals of the order Cetacea and the families Plantanistidae and Delphinidae and include about 50 species. All have a beak-like snout and sharp, conical teeth. The term porpoise is sometimes applied to many of the same species, but porpoises, are members of the family Phocaenidae and have a blunt snout and spade or chisel shaped teeth. The fish that is also called a "dolphin" is neither a dolphin nor a porpoise. It is a sport fish related to mackerels.
Dolphins feed on live food and are predators, except when trained otherwise in captivity. The primary food is fish, mostly things like herring, mackerel, and sardines. Some species seem to prefer squid, occasionally, shrimp and other crustacean are consumed, and even mollusk shells have been found in their stomach contents. Food consumption is estimated at about 66 lb a day for an individual about 8.2 ft in length and 220 lb in weight.
The anterior appendages contain the skeletal remnants of five digits that form the flippers, which the animal uses primarily as stabilizers, although occasionally in an oar like fashion. The hind appendages are virtually absent and consist of a pair of small pelvic bones, deeply embedded in the connective tissue at the base of the tail. The dorsal fin is formed from subcutaneous dermal tissue and is not movable by muscle action. The caudal, or tail, fin is also primarily dermal in origin, rather than skeletal, and consists of a pair of horizontally extending flukes. The locomotion of dolphins is typical of the whale.
The thrust comes from vertical oscillations of the tail and flukes, and most species tested are capable of sustained swimming speeds of up to 18.6 mph and they jump at this high speeds going 30 ft or more. Their normal “cruising speed” is about 23 to 25 mph, and if they are bow riding, they have been known to get up to 30mph. Bow riding is when the dolphin rides the bow of a wave produced by a mono-hull boat.
We are Family-Friendly and Welcome Children of All Ages. Our Coast Guard Certified Captains, crew and boats stay at the landing site for the duration of your visit to the island. A bathroom is available on board. More info on reservations and what to expect!
3 and under
Our knowledgeable and friendly Captains and crew are with you throughout your adventure.
Your boat and it’s amenities are always with you, for your comfort and safety.
(We have the only bathroom on the island.)
All ages welcome.
We cruise 7 days a week.
Due to popular demand-Reservations are required.
Call for departure times.
We have a great central location close to, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Sunset Beach, John’s Pass Village and boardwalk, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Sand Key, Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Egmont Key, Fort Dade, Shell Key, Palmetto, Winter the dolphin, And Orlando, Florida. Notable locations you may see on your cruise include, Egmont Key, Fort Dade, Tropicana Field, The Don Cesar, The Tradewinds Resort, Sandpiper, Postcard inn, Grand Plaza, Island Grand, Guy Harvey Outpost, The Beachcomber, Bilmar Beach Resort, Thunderbird, Tahitian Resort, John’s Pass Village and boardwalk, The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tierra Verde, Fort Desoto park, Shell Key, Pier 60, Clearwater Aquarium, Celebrity mansions, Redington Long Pier, Tampa bay, gulf beaches, and Dolphin bay.