ATTENTION: ALL St. Petersburg, FLORIDA TOURS WILL PAUSE FROM MAY 18, 2019 and WILL RESUME ON JUNE 9, 2019. If you would like to get on the schedule after june 9th, please call or text captain joe at 1-207-233-9044. Thank you! 

Bottlenose Dolphin, Manatee, Tropical 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.

Operating Times: 11:00-8:00pm

Duration: 75 minutes

Prices: $40.00 per person (not including gratuity)

Gulf of Mexico & Boca Ciega Bay 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!

Operating Times: All tours start approximately 75 minutes before the sun sets.

Duration: 75 minutes

Price: $40.00 per person (not including gratuity)

Tiki Bar, Oceanfront Restaurant and Dolphin Tour

Enjoy a scenic and relaxed three hour cruise on Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in route to an incredible Tiki Bar and/or an oceanfront restaurant with award winning food and drink menus. Experience Bottlenose Dolphins, tropical birds and other Florida sea life while we cruise to and from our destinations. This is an incredible way to really enjoy and get the full experience of the Tampa Bay area.

Operating Times: 11:00-8:00pm

Duration: 3.5 Hours


2 Person: $450.00

4 person: $550.00

Barrier Island Beach Day on Shell Key and/or fort desoto

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!


Duration: 4 Hours


2 Person: $500.00

4 person: $600

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




DEPARTURE LOCATION: Maximo Park Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711


OPERATING DAYS: Monday thru Sunday


TOUR TIMES: 11:00am to 8:00pm 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 Dolphin Tours and Sunset Cruises are 1 hr :15 mins in duration. All Tiki Bar Tours and Barrier Island Beach Adventures are 3.5 hours in duration and Barrier Island Beach Days are 4 hours in duration.


WHAT TO BRING: (Water will be provided)

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Food and Beverages
  • BYOB (NOTE: Please be sure to have a lid on all cups to avoid spilling)


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