Dolphin Watching, Snorkeling, Shelling,
Sightseeing, Island Adventure

½ DAY EGMONT KEY CRUISE

Four fun filled family activities for one low price!

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.

727-345-4500

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!

Egmont Key

Dolphin1128Dolphins escort our Egmont Key Ferry much of the way to Egmont Key, an island that lies southwest of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. This beautiful island is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Wildlife Refuge and a state park. Egmont Key offers the opportunity to go snorkeling in clear water and around the collapsed and sunken ruins of Fort Dade. When snorkeling, watch for wildlife like manatees, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other wildlife, and sea birds and gopher tortoises on the island. Shelling and sunbathing on the beautiful beaches and exploring the ghost town inland can all be done during our half-day Egmont Key tour. Unlike the Egmont Key Ferry we stay on the island with you.
EgmontKey-LighthouseThe lighthouse, completed in 1858, still marks the entrance to Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico with its beacon. It was once the only lighthouse on the Gulf coast of Florida between Key West and St. Marks near Tallahassee.

Egmont Key was used in the Seminole Indian Wars and the Civil War. A cemetery for Union and Confederate dead was opened on the island in 1864. Fort Dade was established in 1899 on Egmont Key to help protect the entrance to Tampa Bay from Spanish battleships during the Spanish American War. A settlement was built on the island to house the approximately 300 U.S. Army personnel and officers’ families.

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EgmontKeyRuinsThe remains of the homes, buildings and brick roads are fascinating to explore. Numerous artillery batteries still stand on the island and the big guns once mounted there pointed toward the shipping channel and St. Pete Beach. Many of the structures have fallen into the water as the island beaches have eroded over time. These areas provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities as they have made habitats for a variety of native island wildlife.
WhitePelicans2AToday, we can enjoy all that Egmont Key has to offer, including pristine white beaches and many types of native wildlife, including many endangered species. Hummingbirds, sea birds, ospreys, eagles and gopher tortoises can be seen on the island and snorkeling visitors can swim with a variety of wildlife including tropical fish, rays, crabs, octopus, starfish, sea horses and sand dollars. And of course, there are the dolphins and manatees that wander close to the beaches. The shelling is excellent and on a lucky day, visitors can find shark teeth.

Enjoy your visit to the beautiful and historic island of Egmont Key.

Rate & Tour Information

727-345-4500

Departure Location: 4630 29th Ave S Gulfport, FL 33711

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!

AdultsChildren
4-12 years
Children
3 and under
$40$30FREE
  • Taxes are included.
  • Free parking available at all locations.
  • We supply the masks and snorkels at no extra cost. You may also bring your own.
  • Tipping the Captain & Mate is appreciated.
Private Charters call for pricing
Sail with the dolphins and head south to the beautiful waters and beaches of Egmont Key.
Call 727-345-4500 for reservations and find directions here.

Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise is at Egmont Key State Park.

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Manatees grazing at Egmont key. There is a herd of about 15 Manatees out there right now. Boaters please watch out for the manatees #egmontdsc #lovefl #liveampified
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Snorkeling with a herd of Manatees at Egmont key today. They kept coming over to where we were snorkeling and would not leave. They did lots of circles around and under the people snorkeling. #lovefl #liveamplified #snorkelingdsc #egmontdsc
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Mary ThomasAnd we thought seeing fish was cool! Becky, Ryan, Christopher!

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Kathi Downes-MahoneySo awesome! We didn't see any while snorkeling, but we did when we went kayaking at Weeki Wachee. Amazing creatures.

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Megalodon shark tooth found today at Egmont Key #sharktooth #Megalodon #lovefl #liveamplified #egmontdsc
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About Us

We are the oldest and largest Egmont key, snorkeling, dolphin boat company.
We love dolphins, beaches, shells, and boats as much as you.
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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.

727-345-4500

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.