General Pleasure Cruise Information
Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise and Eco Tour ($24.50 adults and $12.25 for kids 11&under) runs daily from our main dock inside Johns pass from Hubbard’s marina. This is an hour and a half cruise that is fully narrated, and we guarantee dolphin sightings. While out on the water with us we also show you bird nesting islands, million dollar homes, and a commercial fishing village. It’s a great little cruise that’s very relaxing
Sunset Cruise ($26.50). The sunset cruise is an hour and a half cruise that offers FREE beer and wine! We don’t guarantee dolphin sightings on this cruise but we see them most of the time. We do however guarantee a beautiful view of the sunset with free beer and wine the entire cruise!
3 Hour Shelling Cruise ($29 adults and $14.50 for kids 11&under) from Hubbard’s marina. This leaves at 9am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This tour takes an hour to get to the island, an hour on the island and about 45 min on the way back. On the way there we take you down the protected intercostal, and on the way back we run down the beach to take in the sights! The shelling on this island and on Egmont key is incredible
Egmont Key Ferry ($25 adults and $12.50 for kids 11&under). This runs from Fort de Soto’s bay pier out to Egmont key daily during peak season. It doesn’t leave from or go back to Hubbard’s Marina in anyway. This is the ONLY trip we offer that doesn’t run from our main dock inside Johns pass. This ferry ride to the island leaves at either 10am or 11am and it returns between 2-4pm depending on how many guests we took out to the island that day. While on the island, we offer snorkeling on the sunken ruins. The snorkeling is an additional 15$ and 5$ more to rent snorkel gear.
Shell Key Ferry (Adults – $20 and $10 for kids 11 & under) – This trip is one of a kind… If you want to travel to an uninhabited barrier island with white sand, warm water, and shells galore, our ferry to Shell Key from the Fort De Soto boat ramp is a great choice for you and your family! Our ferry boat operates daily in the spring and summer and nearly every day in the fall and winter. The ride to the island is about twenty minutes and offers great chances to spot dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees! We also often spot sea birds on the ride to and from Shell Key aboard the green ferry boat.
* during slower season: (September through February) we will not offer the 10am ferry boat departure, plus we will cut down on days schedule for example we typically won’t offer Monday and sometimes even Tuesday trips . Reservations also become more important for all our trips during slower season.