DOLPHIN ENCOUNTERS CLEARWATER BEACH
Have you ever wondered why dolphin cruises at Clearwater Beach (including all coastal areas across the globe) are so popular these days? Well, it all started in the mid-1960s, when the T.V. show called Flipper––about a bottle-nosed dolphin––captured the hearts of the millions of viewers. People fell in love and wanted to meet a dolphin in real life, leading to the rise of marine parks and dolphin shows. Back then, nobody understood how intelligent these majestic creatures are or how vital it is for them to live and thrive in the wild. Dolphins living in small artificial pools seemed okay because of their deceptive smile, making them look happy all the time.
But the truth is, dolphins aren’t smiling at all, it’s just how their jaws are. Nobody knew what was going on behind it. Nowadays, people are waking up to this knowledge, and the good of humanity is choosing to experience dolphins in their natural habitats. To swim with the dolphins isn’t what it used to be. Here, at Encounters with Dolphins, our version is taking a trip on our tour boat and watching the dolphins swim and play in the ocean waves. A truly magical moment to experience, you’ll feel the thrill and excitement as if you’re swimming alongside them in the water.
COME ABOARD THE ENCOUNTERS WITH DOLPHINS FLEET
With so much to see and so much to experience, Encounters with Dolphin’s boat tours depart multiple times every day from the Clearwater Beach Marina. And, the best part is we understand that one size fits all doesn’t apply to everyone, so we’re excited to offer a few boat tour options:
Daily Dolphin Cruise – This boat is for the general public and operates all day long. Our 40-foot custom-made pontoon boat was built in 2019 and comfortably sits 38 people.
Private Dolphin Cruise – Same full-length boat, however, we offer private tours and special event bookings including:
- company events
- birthday parties
- wedding proposals
- bachelor and bachelorette parties
- rehearsal dinner socials
- family and friend social gatherings
Private Sea Ray SDX 250 boat tour – The newest addition to our fleet with a passenger limit of 6, we’re excited to announce our new customizable private boat trip! This option comes with a personal captain who is meeting your touring needs are at every turn.
Speed, comfort and a perfect social layout, the 25-foot Sea Ray is an exciting option for making your Clearwater Beach experience an unforgettable one.
WHY CHOOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH DOLPHINS?
Veteran owned and successfully operating for over 20 years, Encounters with Dolphins not only guarantees dolphin sightings but fun entertainment along the way. From comfortable seating on our boats to our amusing and educational tour guide narrating, we promise a lively and enjoyable journey from start to finish.
Known for our site-seeing and sunset cruises, we strive to be the best in the dolphin excursion company thru:
Exceptional Customer Service
Whether it’s a pre-planned trip or a spur of the moment idea (if there’s room), we always make sure you get the most out of your boat tour. If you don’t see a dolphin, no problem! We’ll give you a free trip to use within 30 days, guaranteeing a dolphin sighting. That’s because we highly value our customers. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be doing what we love– creating the best boat touring experience for you and your people.
A Top-notch, Certified and Fun-filled Crew
All of our crew members value nature, education, and giving the best vacation experience possible. Working hard to meet all our customers ‘ needs, we always look for the most helpful, outgoing, and high integrity people to join the crew. At Encounters with Dolphins, our crew members love what they do, creating a fun-filled and inspiring experience for everyone. All captains are U.S. Coast Guard certified professional captains.
Our Boats Are Safe and Secure
At Encounters with Dolphins, safety always comes first. Our Coast Guard inspected boats exceed U.S. Coast Guard requirements for tour boats. They are meticulously maintained receiving daily, weekly and monthly maintenance to ensure the safety of all our passengers and crew members. Our boats are outfitted with more emergency equipment than we are allowed passengers. They have guard rails to ensure the safety of all passengers including small children as they view the dolphins in their natural habitat just doing dolphin stuff or sometimes even jumping in and out of the waves.
We Stop at Compass Island
Not only do we guarantee dolphin sightings, but we offer other fun things to do at Clearwater Beach. Every boat trip stops at Compass Island (a small island located in the intracoastal waterway), where you can collect shells, swim, snorkel, and kids can even hunt for treasure! Enjoying the peace and relaxation on the beach while soaking up your vitamin D, Compass Island is just another added perk to Encounters with Dolphins boat tours. We even include the use of snorkel gear free of charge!
A Kid-friendly Environment
We love entertaining families, no matter what age the kids are! Kids love dolphins, and dolphins love to show off, so it’s an automatic kid-friendly experience. And, don’t forget the Compass Island destination. There’s plenty to do to create a perfect kid-friendly environment because boredom isn’t a part of our vocabulary.
Amazing Private Boat Charters
We offer private boat tours and cruises, customized for you and friends, family, co-workers, etc. Whether it’s for business, family, or just a social thing to do, we’ll make sure your time and money are worth spending with us. We’re open to all suggestions, ideas, or just keeping it the same. Morning, during the day or sunset, we cater to you and all your dolphin excursion needs.
There’s no need to spend extra money. You can bring your own food and drink. Yes, that includes beer. As long as your cooler can sit on a lap and you drink in moderation, we’re happy for you to enjoy the cruise with your own refreshments. We do, however, offer an assortment of chips and drinks for purchase onboard.
A Bathroom is Onboard
Don’t worry. There is a bathroom available for use.