A recent survey ranks dolphins' blowholes ahead of safety deposit boxes and mattresses as the preferred place to store valuables. Experience one of nature's most priceless resources with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a 90-minute dolphin-watching cruise for two adults from Hubbard’s Marina in Madeira Beach (a $33.64 value). The cruise departs daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children younger than 12 receive half-price admission, and children younger than 3 receive free admission. Groupon purchasers will also receive 20 per cent off Baitrun t-shirts at the marina during their visit.
The Big Blue Boat of Hubbard’s Marina tugs groups of marine-life enthusiasts out into the bay for fun, informative cruises with guaranteed dolphin sightings. During the 90-minute journey, ocean examiners can observe as aquatic locals such as herons, eagles, and the occasional manatee flourish in their natural habitat and tag buoys with seaweed graffiti to mark their territory. The narrated tour departs from historic John's Pass Boardwalk and floats along by commercial fishing villages, mangrove islands, and beautiful million-dollar homes. The boat's comfortable seating and open decks make it suitable for taking pictures or tracking dolphins through a pair of binoculars, and the snack bar carries goodies for sale to tide over growling stomachs or lure hungry Poseidons out of their watery domain.
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.
150 John's Pass Boardwalk
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708