Dolphins are one of the world's smartest animals; unfortunately, many of their squeaky literary insights are only intelligible to other dolphins and people fluent in dog whistle. Attempt to understand a water mammal with today's Groupon to The Tropics Boat Tours in Clearwater Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $11, you get one child's ticket to a 2.5-hour Hurricane Pass tour (a $23 value).
- For $16, you get one adult ticket to a 2.5-hour Hurricane Pass tour (up to a $35 value).
- For $60, you get two adult tickets to a 5.5-hour Caladesi Island excursion (up to a $120 value).
In its blue-and-white, tropical-flavored double-decker catamaran, The Tropics Boat Tours takes travelers on big-blue adventures in the great Gulf of Mexico. The vivacious vessel holds up to 125 passengers on its double decks, so voyagers choose whether they prefer to sail in the shade or alfresco, no matter the excursion. Departing from Clearwater Bay and traversing Hurricane Pass, the Hurricane Pass tour glides past Honeymoon Island's sugar-sand beaches and the neatnik Caladesi Island. The charter is punctuated by sightings of the gulf's most knowledgeable native, the bottlenose dolphin, as it smiles for the cameras and makes kissy faces. The water coach's complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks, as well as an ear-enveloping sound system, keep tours scooting along in style. Tours leave Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. through August, and at 1 p.m. during September and October.
The Caladesi Island excursion ushers seafarers on a leisurely cruise to one of the area's most photogenic and pristine beaches. Once the vessel docks, a guided tour of the island's 3-mile nature trail whisks trekkers through the island's lush interior. A café serves lunchtime nosh for those traveling without harpoons or picnic baskets, and rentable chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas offer options for sandy leisure. Tours leave Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and include complimentary soft drinks on the ride out, with beer, wine, and soda on deck during the return trip.
The Tropics Boat Tours
During scenic voyages, the adventurous staff of The Tropics Boat Tours escorts guests through the Gulf of Mexico’s rushing tides, pausing for brief glimpses of bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and abandoned bikini bottoms. Aboard a tropical-themed, double-decker catamaran decorated with palm trees, guests take in views of Clearwater Beach's landmarks, including celebrity mansions peppering nearby coastlines, while imbibing beverages.
25 Causeway Blvd.
Clearwater, Florida 33767