The Dolphin Quest

Our eco-friendly dolphin cruise tours are a fantastic way to enjoy time out on the water while watching our local dolphins at play!

Dolphin Sightseeing Prices and Rates

Are you ready to experience the unforgettable?

The Dolphin Quest has been cruising the local waters of John’s Pass and Boca Ciega Bay for more than 20 years. Our crew works closely with the local dolphin researcher in the area, who provides us with knowledge on behaviors, characteristics, births, and interesting facts about the dolphins that reside in our waters.

We have been shown how to identify the dolphins by name and provide all of our guests with the opportunity to page through our Fin Book—our version of Facebook for dolphins! Not to mention, we guarantee dolphin sightings on our daily cruises, or your next trip is FREE!*

*Our sunset cruise does not apply to this guarantee.

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John's Pass' Best Dolphin Viewing

The Dolphin Quest is a 40-foot U.S. Coast Guard-inspected, spacious and covered catamaran. It’s equipped with comfortable cushioned seating around the perimeter and at the center of the boat.

We have a bathroom onboard, along with snacks and beverages for purchase. Beer, wine, seltzers, sodas, juice, and water to quench your thirst, and small bagged snacks for your enjoyment! All purchasable items are $4 or less!

Our captains and crew do work for tips, and those are greatly appreciated for the 90-minute tour and service you receive onboard.

We also offer the Dolphin Quest for private parties, whether it be a birthday celebration, corporate outing, team building, or an educational tour for schools and summer camps.

For more information about private tours, click here for more information.

About the Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

90-Minute Cruise Around
Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico
35 Guests
Seating: Cushioned Benches Around the Perimeter and at the Center

Departure Time

*Times may vary. See the calendar or click “Book Now” for the current schedule.


About the Sunset Cruise

Approximately 75-90 Minutes of Cruising Around Boca Ciega Bay While Watching the Sunset Along the Gulf of Mexico
Capacity: 35 Guests
Seating: Cushioned Benches Around the Perimeter and at the Center

Dolphin Sightings Are Not Guaranteed

Departure Time

*Time may vary. See the calendar or click “Book Now” for the current schedule.


We Customize Tour Packages

While we normally keep our passenger count small for everyone to have more room to move around the boat and enjoy the cruise without missing dolphin sightings (and for safety reasons), we can also customize a trip just for you, your family, and friends for special occasions. Here’s what to expect on our tours:

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Picturesque Scenery and Rich Wildlife

Boca Ciega Bay is a true gem waiting to be explored! We’ll bring you to some of the must-visit spots, including pristine beaches, lush mangroves, and crystal-clear waters, and take you on an adventure that showcases not only sea creatures but also the other wildlife in the area.

Hundreds of guests have ranked us as the best dolphin cruise eco-tour provider in Florida. We are hugely proud of this, and it did not happen by luck. During our trips, we combine hard work and enthusiasm for you to have an experience you will never forget—all at an unbeatable price!

Dramatic Sunset

During our sunset cruise, you’ll get the best view of the sunset along the Gulf of Mexico. Watch as dusk settles in as you sip a glass of your preferred beverage with you and your loved ones. Ready your camera or live in the moment.

The sunset cruise also makes it possible to reach and see the places surrounding Boca Ciega Bay. Explore the area and learn about its rich history. Our staff can point out must-visit establishments, restaurants, and other areas of interest near Boca Ciega Bay.

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Know Before You Go

Try our dolphin cruises on your next vacation!

While we can sail up to four times daily, you can check our online booking system if you wish to make early reservations and secure a spot on our boats. Alternatively, you can call or email us. Our staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Adult price at 29 USD