Florida Dolphin Tours, Barrier Island Adventures & Sunset Cruises



Dolphin, Manatee, Bird and Sea Life Tour

Experience and observe the most common, and beloved, Florida dolphin species in the seemingly smiling Bottlenose Dolphin!  Bluish gray on top with paler undersides, these highly intelligent mammals are regularly spotted swimming around Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, following seabirds and fishing boats in coastal waters and even surprising tourists by jumping in a boats wake! You may also encounter the elusive Florida Manatee and experience other sea life such as Sharks, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles  and several diverse species of birds such as pelicans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, eagles, osprey and rosette spoonbills.

Times: 10-6:00pm

Cost: $40.00 per person (not including gratuity)

Boca Ciega Bay & Gulf of Mexico Sunset Cruise

On this relaxed cruise, you’ll enjoy spectacular sunset views on Boca Ciega Bay, past many barrier islands and on route to the Gulf of Mexico! Along the way, listen to some music on the surround sound system and have some drinks and food with while taking in the incredible views; it’s simply paradise!

Cruise past the campus of Eckerd College, around Indian Key and onto Tierra Verde and Pass-a-Grille under the majestic span of the setting Florida sun. Be sure to dress warmly as evenings are known to have cooler evening weather – but trust me when I say that you will love the views and experience nonetheless!

Times: All tours start approximately 1hr :15min before the sun sets.

Cost: $40.00 per person (not including gratuity)


If you are interested in a Florida coastal boat charter for a private cruise or special request, I am always willing to create a special day on the sea for you and yours. Ideas for your special day on the ocean maybe be:

  • Romantic getaway
  • Barrier Island adventures
  • Cruise & Lunch/Dinner at a Tiki Restaurant on Pass A Grille
  • Fishing
  • Sunset cruise
  • First dates
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Ash scattering
  • Bachelor / bachelorette parties

When customizing your cruise, please plan and give me advance notice so I can try to reserve the dates requested.

*Call for price and availability

Barrier Island Beach Day on Shell Key

The Barrier Island Beach Day is an incredible experience beginning with an extended sea tour throughout Boca Ciega Bay and anchoring at Shell Key, a private barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. You can expect to see an abundant amount of wildlife such as bottle nose dolphins, manatees, sting rays and several bird species. In addition and as important, you will enjoy your private day on the beach shelling, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and adventuring!

Time: 10:00-2:00 pm; 2:30-6:30 pm

Cost: $425.00 (includes tax & gratuity)

Salt and Mist Sea Tours LLC- St. Petersburg, Florida


Departure Location: Maximo Park Public Boat Ramp, St. Petersburg, Florida.

When: October 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019

Operating Days: Monday thru Sunday

Tour Times: 10:00am to 7:30pm daily

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of requests, please call to schedule your desired day and time as soon as possible so I can get you on the schedule immediately. All tours, depending on the conditions of the sea, start promptly at your scheduled time.

Tour Duration: All tours run for 1 hr :15 mins daily.

WHAT TO BRING: (Water will be provided)

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Food and Beverages
  • Bring your own Beer, Liquor or Wine

Conditions of the sea:

If there is inclement weather such as severe wind, rain, thunder, dangerous sea swells, fog or any dangerous conditions that hinder the safety and experience of the tour and it’s customers, the Captain has the right to postpone, cancel or reschedule the tour within 24 hrs or the day of. The Captain also reserves the right to postpone, cancel or reschedule a tour if the NOAA issues a “Small Craft Advisory” due to dangerous conditions on the sea. If you paid in advance by purchasing a Groupon Deal, you will need to contact Groupon’s Customer Support to receive a refund/credit