Boat Travel

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Boat Travel

Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center has daily four-hour cruises to unspoiled Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Hubbard's Marina also operates a ferry to Egmont Key on most days. Climb aboard the glass-bottom boats of St. Nicholas Boat Line to take a sightseeing cruise of Tarpon Springs' historic sponge docks and see a diver at work.

On Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise, crew members dressed as pirates take you on sightseeing and sunset cruises in a replica of a 19th-century sailing ship. Starlite Cruises operates two very different ships for lunch, sightseeing, and dinner cruises: the Starlite Majesty, a sleek, yacht-style vessel; and Starlite Princess, an old-fashioned paddle wheeler that sails out of St. Pete Beach.

Tour Operators

Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise (Clearwater Beach Marina, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767. 727/446–2587. www.captainmemo.com.)

Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center (4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706. 727/360–7411. www.dolphinlandings.com.)

Hubbard's Marina (150 John's Pass, Madeira Beach, FL, 33708. 727/867–6569. www.hubbardsmarina.com.)

St. Nicholas Boat Line (693 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL, 34689. 727/942–6425.)

Starlite Cruises (Clearwater Beach Marina, at the end of Rte. 60, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767. 727/462–2628. www.starlitecruises.com.)

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