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Set on the peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg offers a wide array of water activities and tours, whether you want to explore nearby islands and mangroves, are looking for a relaxing paddle, or are ready for a leisurely cruise. Here are our top recommendations for a day on the water in St. Petersburg.
 
Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and Pedalboarding
The calm waters of Tampa Bay are well suited for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Take a kayaking tour to the mangroves and waterways of Weedon Island, or take a SUP tour along the waterfront or to Coffee Pot Bayou or Bird Island Sanctuary. Pedalboards, a new type of very stable board that you pedal while holding handlebars, offer another fun option. Whatever you choose, be sure to look out for dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife along the way.
 
Sightseeing Cruises
A sightseeing cruise aboard a luxury yacht, sailboat, or catamaran is a fun, relaxing option. Typically lasting from one to three hours, tours run during the day, at sunset, and in the evening to cruise around the waters of Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. Some offer optional food and beverage upgrades, while others include live entertainment with music and dancing. Cruises also run out to the Shell Island wildlife preserve or Egmont Key Island, where you can swim, snorkel, dive, and look for dolphins, manatees, and rays. For a customizable experience, choose a private charter.
 
Jet Skis, Speedboats, Banana Boats, and Parasailing
Those looking for a little speed in their water play can rent a Jet Ski and zip along the waves, or learn to drive a speedboat by following an instructor in another boat with 2-way communication. Those who would rather not drive can choose a longer speedboat tour, then sit back to enjoy the passing scenery and hopefully see some dolphins playing in the wake. For even more excitement, opt for a tour that tows you behind a speedboat on a banana boat, or take to the skies parasailing. Wild or mild, it’s all up to you.
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Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

Shared 2 Hours Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling to Shell Key

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Look for dolphins around Boca Ciega Bay in St. Pete Beach on a cruise in the Tampa Bay Area. Continue into the Gulf of Mexico to visit Shell Key island, a wildlife preserve where you can snorkel, swim, or collect shells on the beach. Depending on the season, you might spot dolphins, manatees, rays, and a variety of seabirds. This family-friendly tour offers both a late morning and afternoon departure, making it easy to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
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St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving a speedboat across the crystal blue waters of Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour. Hop on board an F-13 mini speedboat and get ready for adventure. Follow a trained guide in a separate boat with a two-way communication system installed to talk back and forth. Check out the beautiful Florida coast and look for pods of dolphins and other wildlife swimming below or gliding down and around from above.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$79.90
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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

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Our tours are done in CRYSTAL CLEAR KAYAKS! Clear kayaking allows you to have an immersive perspective on the unique wildlife and nature we have here in Florida - its the best window seat to the waters of Tampa Bay!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Sunset Cruise over the Gulf of Mexico
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Sunset Cruise over the Gulf of Mexico

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Easy to find location with great drinks and rooftop bar while you wait. We depart from Cambria Hotel docks. Bad Dog is reserved for Private groups of 6 or less. All single ticket sales may be rebooked to WildSide. Cruise through upscale neighborhoods, see famous houses, landmarks, and extraordinary wildlife. Our cruise will be partly narrated by the captain. Followed by a beautiful sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. If weather permits we cruise the beach taking in the beautiful afterglow. Dolphins are wild animals however we see them most of the time. The boat for this cruise is a Luxury Triton powered with 250 horsepower. Don't leave the beach to take a less elegant cruise. Bring your own drinks alcohol is permitted aboard. We supply water, cooler, and ice.
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  • 2 hours
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Evening Yacht Cruise with Optional Dining in St. Petersburg

Evening Yacht Cruise with Optional Dining in St. Petersburg

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Spice up any Florida vacation with a cruise on the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning in St. Petersburg, enjoy a beautiful sunset (depending upon the time of year) and listen to live music on board the elegant 'StarLite Sapphire' yacht. Choose from the open-air observation deck or the climate-controlled cabin inside. Either way, the view is spectacular. Then dance the night away or take a romantic stroll along the deck.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$21.95
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St. Pete Beach LED Illuminated Night Tours on Glass Bottom Kayak

St. Pete Beach LED Illuminated Night Tours on Glass Bottom Kayak

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We offer the Ultimate Adventure on our Glass Bottom LED illuminated Kayak Night Tours! In fact no one else offers this experience anywhere in the world with how we feed the fish and the extremely powerful self developed underwater light system that we use! At our main tour site, we'll first visit a bird sanctuary mangrove island & sometimes they'll fly so close you can feel the air from their wings as they pass by! We'll paddle down protected waterways & see amazing underwater views along with feeding fish which is fun for everyone! There's times when the fish get so close you can even touch them! You may also see Crabs, Shrimp and other sea-life as we illuminate the waters around us. With literally nothing to do at night in the Water Sports Industry, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars and moon!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Shared 2 Hours Small Group Sunset Cruise of St. Pete Beach
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Shared 2 Hours Small Group Sunset Cruise of St. Pete Beach

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See the perfect sunset over the Gulf right from St. Pete Beach. We take a leisurely cruise through the residential canals, where you get to see the homes and the mansions. We always see dolphins too! Our small-group tour leaves one hour before sunset, 7 days a week. All of our rides are semi-private, with a maximum of 6 persons per boat, so you get to avoid the crowds when you ride with us. Our boats are all Social-Distance compliant.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Calypso Breeze Tropical Party Cruise

Calypso Breeze Tropical Party Cruise

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Step aboard an evening cruise for dinner and drinks while you take in views of St. Pete Beach. Watch over the landmarks of St. Pete and munch on food from the tropical-themed buffet. Open bar means you won't go thirsty while jamming to island music from the onboard DJ and other entertainment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Kayak Tour of the Shell Key Preserve

Small Group Kayak Tour of the Shell Key Preserve

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Join Coastal Kayak Charters for a small group guided kayak tour of the Shell Key Preserve. We are St Pete's top rated kayak tour company and focus exclusively on small groups and private tours. Our trips offer more personalized service and better wildlife viewing opportunities while out on the water. We will explore hidden mangrove tunnels (tides permitting), shallow seagrass meadows, and stop on Shell Island for time to swim, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the beach. Our tours are designed for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. We use stable sit-inside kayaks that provide a better paddling experience than both sit-ontop and clear kayaks. Come explore with local professionals who love what they do and see the difference for yourself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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WildSide Sunset Cruise

WildSide Sunset Cruise

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Easy to find location with great drinks and free games while you wait. We depart from Sea Dog Brewing Co. Cruise through upscale neighborhoods, see famous houses, landmarks, and extraordinary wildlife. Our cruise will be partly narrated by the captain. Followed by a beautiful sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. If weather permits we cruise the beach taking in the beautiful afterglow. Dolphins are wild animals however we see them most of the time. The boat for this cruise is WildSide, an 18 passenger Beach Cat. Don't leave the beach to take a less elegant cruise. Bring your own drinks alcohol is permitted aboard. We supply the boat, cooler, and ice. You supply the fun! WildSide has an onboard head (bathroom).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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St Pete Art and Mural Biking Tour

St Pete Art and Mural Biking Tour

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St. Petersburg is packed with a rich art culture, but if you’re not familiar with the city, you may not know where to go to see the city’s art. Take this St. Petersburg Art Biking Tour and follow a guide who shows you more than 30 murals and talks art and a bit of food. You’ll ride at a casual pace with stops to admire murals and to taste some treats like truffles.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Suncoast Sailing's Sunset Sailing Experience!

Suncoast Sailing's Sunset Sailing Experience!

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Join us as we set sail in the picturesque waters of Treasure Island, Florida! Take the helm, see dolphins, and make a lifetime of memories! You’ll set sail about an hour before sunset to give you plenty of time to catch the full range of hues painted on Mother Nature's canvas. We provide plenty of cozy warm blankets in case you get a chill, or want to cuddle on deck. If you love clean air, smooth sailing, postcard beautiful sunsets, and starry night skies then this romantic sailing trip is for you. Complimentary soda and bottled water available. BYOB allowed. Cooler with ice available and restroom aboard.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Clear Kayak Tour in Shell Key

Small-Group Clear Kayak Tour in Shell Key

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We've created a fascinating kayak tour in St Pete, centered on our Crystal Clear kayaks, giving you a fascinating look at the sea life throughout Shell Key preserve, and Fort Desoto park. Our professional guides provide an interesting narration of the local wildlife and ecosystem. The tours can range from 2 persons to 16 people, and are approximately 2 to 2 -1/2  hours long.  The tours will primarily operate in the protected waters and mangroves tunnels of the Shell Key Wildlife Preserve in Pinellas County. An 1,800 acre preserve, these waters are well traveled by Dolphins, Manatees, Rays, as well as a variety of shore birds, including pelicans, egrets, herons, cormorants, osprey, and sometimes roseate spoonbills. Please note: This activity is NOT suitable for the Elderly or the Obese, or people with back surgeries/issues, or with a history of other physical ailments. You must be physically fit for participate in this activity.
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  • 2 hours
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Suncoast Sailing's Day Sailing Experience!
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Suncoast Sailing's Day Sailing Experience!

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Suncoast Sailing offers the ONLY sailing experience in John's Pass! Step aboard our 2 hour sailing excursion and feel the wind as it glides us through the picturesque waters of Treasure Island. Come face to face with nature and experience the natural beauty under sail. Our trips include complementary soda and bottled water, BYOB is allowed. Cooler with ice available and restroom aboard. Great music and awesome captains! Recommended for travelers 12 and over. Guests under 12 must provide their own US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. While our daily mission is to sail in the Gulf of Mexico, occasionally weather conditions prohibit such and our trips will take place in the calmer waters of Boca Ciega Bay.
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  • 2 hours
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St. Pete Beach Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

St. Pete Beach Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

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Speed past beaches, skylines, and wildlife on this Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure from St. Pete. Take in the views and keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins that are known to reside in the area. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the ride and enjoy the scenery as you zip around. This short tour easily fits into most schedules and is ideal for families with children.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour
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Shell Key Clear Kayak Glow in the Dark Tour

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Take a unique spin on a regular kayak tour with this Shell Key Preserve Glow-in-the-Dark Kayak Tour from Tierra Verde that lets you explore the water in a clear kayak with LED lights. You’ll get basic paddling instructions, and then hit the water to search for manatees, fish, sharks, birds, and more wildlife from the area.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach

Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach

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Our Parasail Vessels are designed specifically for Parasail Operations. Our USCG Licensed Captains have over 26 years of experience in the industry so you can relax and enjoy your flight. Our equipment is continuously upgraded to ensure our "perfect safety record" and dependability. We have flown over 100,00 Parasail Flights. We also offer GoPro and Picture packages for your convenience.
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  • 1 hour
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Kayak Adventure of Shell Key Preserve & Island with a Local

Kayak Adventure of Shell Key Preserve & Island with a Local

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Hi, I'm Scott. Karissa and I are the owners and only guides at Island Kayak Tours. We will guide you through the mangrove tunnels (tide permitting) and time your adventure just right to give you the best chance at seeing dolphins & manatees. There is also free time for you to explore Shell Key Island, whether that means shelling, swimming, snorkeling, or simply enjoying the view. Our tours take place in a shallow saltwater preserve. There are no alligators, and most of the water is knee to waist-deep; perfect for both beginners and experts. All the experience I have from growing up here in St. Petersburg has given me the opportunity to put together a kayak tour like no other. Kayaking has always been one of my favorite things to do around the area. This has allowed me the opportunity to find all the best kayaking spots and to accumulate the local knowledge to give you a true Florida experience. I started this kayaking company to share the natural beauty of my home with you.
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  • 3 hours
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Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour
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Saint Petersburg Mangrove Kayak Tour

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Explore the northern area of Weedon Island Preserve on a kayaking tour from St. Petersburg. You'll paddle for about two hours to see the native ecosystem of mangroves and waterways, learning about the local wildlife and plant species. Visit a manatee breeding and hangout location; watch for animals such as dolphins and birds; hear a bit about the Native American history of the area; and travel through a mangrove tunnel to see ancient burial mounds.
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  • 2 hours
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Sunset and Dolphin Sightseeing Tour on a Private Boat

Sunset and Dolphin Sightseeing Tour on a Private Boat

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This tour is a Private 26ft boat that holds up to 6 Guests aboard. We view and educate you about the Dolphins in their natural waterways. We will see them play, jump and feed. We then will take a leisurely ride to the Gulf of Mexico and watch the Sunset! Please call to confirm departure time!!!! We leave 2 hours before sunset!!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity

Tampa Bay Marine Life Stand Up Paddle Boarding Activity

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During your visit to St. Petersburg, explore the diverse plant and animal life of the Weedon Island Preserve on a stand-up pedalboard tour. After a brief introductory lesson, hop on your easy-to-ride pedalboard and glide through the mangrove islands. Learn about the rich biodiversity of the Tampa Bay estuary from your guide and keep an eye out for seabirds and other wildlife, including dolphins and manatees.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Saint Petersburg Paddle Board Tour
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Saint Petersburg Paddle Board Tour

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Discover Floridian wildlife and St. Petersburg on a 2-hour paddle board tour. No need to get your paddle board past TSA, as all equipment is convenient provided for you. Enjoy a basic rundown of paddle boarding before the tour begins.  Once you feel comfortable, follow your guide into the bayou and past the Historical Snell Isles. Enjoy narration about the local flora and fauna with stops at Bird Island and manatee hotspots.
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  • 2 hours
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Boat Rentals in Shell Key

Boat Rentals in Shell Key

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We have great boats that let you explore around shell Key, Ft Desoto and many other great areas. We also rent kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equiptment, water mats, fishing poles etc etc.
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  • 7 hours
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$475.00
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Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin Tour

Egmont Key Snorkeling Dolphin Tour

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Tour and snorkel Beautiful and Historic Egmont Key! This runs on Bad Dog boat! We offer a fun educational experience the entire family can enjoy. Captain will give you a history narration of the island when we approach the island. Snorkel the ruins or grass flats, they both have unique differences (SNORKELING GEAR INCLUDED). Excellent customer service. Our boats are Luxury and new, with a 45 minute cruise to the BIG ISLAND. Our Captain's specialize in encouraging the Dolphin to jump behind the boat. This is not a guarantee to see wild dolphin however we almost always see them. Other wildlife is prevalent in the era, MANATEES, sea turtles, fish, land turtles, and of course birds. All of our tours are semi-private to private group charters. Awesome location with better quality equipment than our competitors.
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  • 4 hours
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