Wild Dolphin Cruise

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Want to experience the amazing, graceful and beautiful wild dolphins that call Tampa Bay home? Check out the Wild Dolphin Cruise departing daily from The Florida Aquarium.


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Tampa Bay is home to more than 500 bottlenose dolphins and is one of the best places in Florida to view endangered manatees and numerous species of birds, many of which are threatened or endangered. All of this wildlife thrives in one of the busiest deepwater ports in the Southern United States.


The 75-minute ecotour through the bay aboard our brand new 72-foot catamaran, the Bay Spirit II, allows guests to encounter the awesome animals that thrive in these local waters. The only requirement is a sense of adventure. A good pair of binoculars is optional!


The Wild Dolphin Cruise at The Florida Aquarium earned Dolphin SMART recognition in 2011, after successfully demonstrating responsible viewing and advertising of dolphins in the wild and educating patrons on the importance of dolphin conservation.


Cruises leave the Aquarium daily - weather permitting. Please purchase tickets at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure as this popular tour does sell out on busy days. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. We have a 92% success rate seeing dolphins!