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St. Petersburg, Florida Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended St. Petersburg, Florida Cruises & boat tours

St. Petersburg, FL: 4-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Egmont Key

1. St. Petersburg, FL: 4-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Egmont Key

Soak up the beauty of Egmont Key island on this catamaran cruise. Take in breathtaking views of St. Petersburg, snorkel with tortoises, and maybe even spot the island's resident dolphins. Meet the crew in St. Petersburg and hop on board the 60-foot catamaran that will lead you to Egmont Key. Sail on an air-conditioned vessel with bottled water and bathrooms for your comfort and feel free to bring your own food and drinks on board. Pass under the Sunshine Skyway bridge on your way to the island and admire St. Petersburg from the water. Keep an eye out for the friendly dolphins that call these waters home. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the island. You could go for a stroll along the white-sand beaches towards the historic Fort Dade and Egmont Key Lighthouse. Alternatively, enjoy a dip in the water and use the snorkeling equipment provided to search for tortoises and other native wildlife. Finally, sit back and relax for the return journey to St. Petersburg and take in one last view of the island and city from the water.

St. Petersburg: Sunset Cruise with Sunshine Skyway Bridge

2. St. Petersburg: Sunset Cruise with Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking Floridian sunset on a cruise in St. Petersburg. Enjoy picturesque views of the city skyline as you sail around the Tampa Bay area and drift under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Listen to the sounds of the sea and watch dolphins jumping over the waves. Make your way down to St. Petersburg Pier to meet your friendly crew and group for the day. Climb aboard your ship with any snacks and drinks you'd like for the trip and settle down as you start your adventure. Discover the skyline of Tampa and St. Petersburg from a new perspective as you cruise in the bay area. Relax and watch a Floridian sunset from the deck as the sky turns from clear blue to orange and crimson red. Pass under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to see what it looks like in the day and when it's illuminated at night. Head back towards the pier and keep an eye out for playful dolphins swimming up to the boat to say hello.

Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

3. Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and become the captain of your very own speedboat on this thrilling 2-hour tour out of Tampa Bay. Meet at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina to join a knowledgeable guide who will help you navigate your way out of the serenity of Tampa Bay and let you take control of your craft for a heart-pounding journey. Open the throttle and feel the wind in your hair and the sea beneath your wings, as you speed across the Gulf of Mexico. Sail past the beautiful National Wildlife Refuges and historic Fort de Soto Park. And look out for pods of bottlenose dolphins, manatees, gopher tortoises and numerous varieties of local birds swirling above.

Tampa Bay: Private Sunset Cruise with Champaign or Wine

4. Tampa Bay: Private Sunset Cruise with Champaign or Wine

Expereince the exceptional beauty of a Florida Gulf Coast sunset on this cruise from 2 from Tampa Bay. Admire the cable-stayed Sunshine Skyway Bridge which spans the Lower Tampa Bay as it lights up for the night. Have a glass of champagne or wine along the way. Hop aboard a comfortable ship and get cozy. Relax as you embark on your evening cruise. Marvel at the brilliant glow of the sunset on the shimmering waters. Witness the city's skyline as it lights up for the night. Indulge in a glass of wine or champagne as you take in this moment with someone that you love. Capture pictures of the sunset and the magnificent Sunshine Skyway Bridge as it is illuminated for the night. Sail aboard a ship that is regularly maintained to the highest safety standards. Relax, as you captain takes care of navigation for you. Return to your meeting point at the end of the cruise.

St. Petersburg, Florida: Sunset and Skyway Lights Boat Tour

5. St. Petersburg, Florida: Sunset and Skyway Lights Boat Tour

Join an evening boat excursion and see breathtaking sunset views of St. Petersburg. Head out onto the Gulf of Mexico and admire the setting sun and Sunshine Skyway Bridge from the water. When the sun is setting, the sky takes on different hues with the glow of the sunset. The best way to see it is by boat from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Along with friends, family, or a partner, admire the sunset and the illuminated Sunshine Skyway Bridge glowing on the water. It's sure to be memorable, fun, and relaxing for all ages.

St. Petersburg, FL: Private 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

6. St. Petersburg, FL: Private 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

One of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in the world lives among the coastal lagoons and bays of Florida’s gulf coast. Come and meet some of them on this private dolphin watching cruise from St. Petersburg, FL. Join a private excursion from St. Pete and try to spot these marine mammals in their natural habitat as you explore Florida's Gulf Coast, an area that many bottlenose dolphins call home. This private tour can be customized according to the wishes of you and your group. Bottled water and fruit are also provided for all participants.

St. Petersburg, FL: Private Florida Gulf 6-Hour Boat Tour

7. St. Petersburg, FL: Private Florida Gulf 6-Hour Boat Tour

Experience all that the waters of the Florida Gulf at St. Pete have to offer on a family-friendly boat trip. Customize your experience to your group's interests, such as dolphin watching, fishing, snorkeling, shelling, birding, or island hopping. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you take in the natural scenery and cruise by local landmarks, like the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Stop At Fort De Soto Park to visit the beach and explore the history of the fort, swim, or snorkel around the ruins. Up next, discover Egmont Key State Park and see its historic lighthouse. Enjoy a fun and educational experience in this tropical paradise, and choose how to make the most of your time there.

St. Petersburg, FL: Private 3-Hour Customizable Boat Tour

8. St. Petersburg, FL: Private 3-Hour Customizable Boat Tour

Explore the coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico on a private boat tour that can be customized according to your interests and the season. Discover the coastal environments of the Gulf of Mexico and the magnificent Sunshine Skyway Bridge on a private tour customized according to the season and the interests of your group. The activity provider will help you to plan an itinerary. This tour may include bird watching, shell collecting, snorkeling, island hopping, marine biology, or a little of everything. Island hopping may take place at Fort the Soto and Shell Key, but is subject to weather conditions and might take place at another location if necessary.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg, Florida

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Tricky to find the meet up site but we had a blast! Plenty of open water to throttle down and avoid boats. We are a couple in our fifties (one with mobility issues) but once you plop down into the boat; it’s so much fun! Don’t sell yourself short by thinking you are too old! If you aren’t a regular boater..definitely experience this adventure!

Any time!!! 5 Stars

We had a great guide, everything worked fine and the speedboat was in great condition. We drove through the Tampa Bay Bay and it is really a great feeling that you can sit behind the wheel of the speedboat !! We had a great experience and would do it again anytime.

Great island with history and lots of nature. Very relaxed trip with enough time to explore the island.