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Adventure Cruises: Experience the Water-Culture of St. Pete

By Elisha Neubauer

When in Saint Petersburg, it can be hard to decide what to do first- do you explore the sparkling beaches, peruse the bustling shopping malls, or take in one of the culturally appropriate museums? If water-based activities are more in your wheel house, Adventure Cruises provide multiple options to help explore the water culture of the St. Pete area. Adventure Cruises have been providing family fun and excitement to the Saint Petersburg area since 1998, with options such as cruises, snorkeling trips, and dolphin tours.

Adventure Cruises has been family owned and operated for over seventeen years. They transfer these same family values into their customer service, which has earned them a coveted 4.5 out of 5 stars. Consistently receiving these high ratings from customers on review sites led to them being awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and has gained them notoriety around the Bay area. "We believe that we are well known in the area and we are also enjoying great reviews on the hotel guests comment cards as well as great reviews on Trip Advisor," says Ian Henderson, Captain of Adventure Cruises. Online reviewers call it the "perfect little boat trip" and "fun with dolphins and shells."

Conveniently located at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, Adventure Cruises lets guests explore the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay waterways and beaches in comfort while still maintaining a budget. "The Gulf waters are usually very calm, clear and home to an abundance of bottlenose dolphins, a great opportunity for the hotel guests along the beach to hop aboard and join us for a 2 hour cruise to Shell Island where they have time to collect shells and hopefully get to see the wild dolphins in their natural habitat," explains Captain Ian.

"We also offer a 4 hour snorkeling trip to historic Egmont Key, a Florida state Park that is approximately a 45 minute ride from the beach. Guests can snorkel in the clear waters around the ruins of old fort Dade and enjoy walking back, exploring the island and historic Fort Dade."

In addition to the Certificate of Excellence awarded by TripAdvisor, Adventure Cruises has been honored by another well-known organization over the years. "Several years ago, we were recognized by the Dolphin Smart Organization for demonstrating responsible behavior around dolphins and are proud to announce that we were the first boat company on the west central coast of Florida to receive recognition and have continued to do so every year," states Captain Ian.

Being the first Dolphin Smart certified Charter Company in the area, the Adventure Cruises tour guides are trained to understand dolphin behavior. This training allows them to employ responsible viewing and promote both dolphin and guest safety.

Whether you are a St. Pete resident, or are merely visiting, adding Adventure Cruises to your to-do list is a no-brainer. With private charters, snorkeling excursions, and dolphin watching tours, there is something to please every member of the family. Find out why Adventure Cruises is rated so highly, and book an adventure today!

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