Man has long been envious of the bird's ability to fly, the cheetah's ability to run, and the shark's ability to eat both birds and cheetahs. Get an inside look at nature with this Groupon.
$16 for John’s Pass Dolphin Watch Native Cruise for Two Adults ($33.60 Value)
Throughout the 90-minute Dolphin Watch cruise, guests soak in views of the upper Boca Ciega Bay, which is populated by dolphins, manatees, pelicans, egrets, and herons. Visitors board the 54-foot US Coast Guard–certified boat with cameras and binoculars in hand and learn about the area and marine life throughout the fully narrated trip, complemented by the onboard snack bar. Tours depart daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission for children 11 and under is half price, and children under 2 are free.
Looking out at the quiet, moonlit waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s impossible to know what’s on the line, other than that it’s big. Word has spread around the deep-sea-fishing boat, and now a crowd has gathered on either side of you. You pull the fishing pole back and guide whatever is snagged on the other end of the line nearer and nearer. The splashes gradually become louder. A few fellow fishermen help pull the creature onto the boat, and proudly hold the fish up for the crowd.
There are countless deep-sea-fishing tales like this one to be told at Hubbard’s Marina. During its many day or night fishing trips, its crew and guest fishermen board the US Coast Guard–certified vessels for excursions into the Gulf to reel in fish of all sizes. Not only does Hubbard's Marina offer fishing trips, but they also allow opportunities for people to visit and observe Florida wildlife in their natural habitat. Animals such as dolphins, pelicans,manatees, and bald eagles can bee seen from the boat. After cruises, visitors can go shopping along the picturesque boardwalk and enjoy the local culture and history in the quaint fishing village.
They also captain sunset cruises, dolphin-watching cruises, kayak tours, rent kayaks and paddle boards, and even take to the streets during segway tours.