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What to Expect on a Shark Boat Cruise

Florida boasts 1,197 miles of beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline. The Sunshine State is a year-round paradise with white powdery sand beaches and turquoise waters, so it’s not surprising that thousands of tourists come back to visit yearly.

There are many fun activities you can partake in when spending vacation time in Florida. Numerous watersports and aquatic adventures await you. One of them is exploring the crystal-clear waters and watching the rich biodiversity of marine life unfold before your eyes. You have a lot of places to visit and animals to spot.

At Sunshine Scenic Tours, we provide shark boat tours for both tourists and locals. We provide our passengers with relaxing yet thrilling tours in the serene open waters of Boca Ciega Bay. Our captains and crew know all the best spots to take our passengers so they can view the stunning scenery and enjoy the highlight of our tours—the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins jumping and playing.

What to Expect on our Shark Boat Tours?

When you go on a shark boat tour with us, expect nothing less than fun and excitement. Our shark boat tours are all about communing with nature and closely observing the exotic marine life that has made Florida waters famous. Here are some things we provide our passengers with:

1. Thrilling Cruise around Boca Ciega Bay

One of the things you can expect on our shark boat tours is that we’ll bring you to one of Florida’s most-renowned paradises—Boca Ciega Bay.

Boca Ciega Bay features miles and miles of multi-hued waters, surrounded by mangrove islands and seawalls. Pristine tropical beaches, marine habitats, such as corals, spring-fed caves, and seagrass beds provide stunning scenery and, as a food source, attract a wide diversity of marine life. Boca Ciega Bay is protected as a marine sanctuary so current and future generations can continue to enjoy it.

Our captains and crew members are professionally licensed and have extensive experience. You can rely on us to bring you to the best spots in Boca Ciega Bay, and perhaps best of all, you need not worry about getting seasick during our shark boat tours because we only cruise the calm waters.

2. Narrated Eco-Tour and Information about John’s Pass

One of the best things about our shark boat tours is that we also provide a narrated eco-tour for tourists and locals so they may know more about John’s Pass.

John’s Pass is more than just its stunning old riverfront look. It has a rich history that adds an extra layer of intrigue and mystery, making John’s Pass a must-see destination. It’s a waterway created when an intense hurricane struck the barrier island in 1848. In addition to dolphins, there are also other animals in the area. Some of them are frigate birds, blue herons, and white ibises.

Nowadays, John’s Pass is well-known for its village and boardwalk that features an outdoor shopping paradise, thanks to the hundreds of stores and restaurants in the area. It’s packed with thousands and thousands of tourists year-round, and you’ll get to know more about it during our tours.

3. Fun Encounter with Majestic Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins

The highlight of our shark boat tours is a fun encounter with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and other marine life in Boca Ciega Bay, John’s Pass, and Madeira Beach.

Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are one of the best attractions in the area. These majestic creatures live in the waters we cruise, so sighting them is not a rare occurrence during our tours and cruises. When you go with us, we’ll take you to the best spots to see these dolphins swimming and interacting with each other. You can take photos and videos of them while they jump and play in the wake of our boats.

Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are one of the leading aquatic attractions in the area. These majestic creatures live in the stretches of water we tour, so sighting them and watching them play in the boat’s wake is common. When you take a shark boat tour with us, we’ll take you to the best spots to see these dolphins swimming and playing in the crystal clear Floridian waters.

Then if lady luck graces us with her presence, you might even see baby dolphins swimming beside their mothers. There are also many other marine animals for you to see, including spotted seatrout, red drum, mangrove snapper, and common snook.

Our Shark Boat

Our boat is a 40-foot vessel that can carry a maximum of 30 passengers. It has a rest room and cushioned benches at the center, so you are sure to stay comfortable for the entire time. It also has ample shade in case you want to take a break from the sun. Delectable snacks and refreshing drinks are available onboard.

We cruise four times a day, so you have different options to choose from. Please take note that all cruises have a minimum number of passengers required. If we don’t reach that number, the scheduled cruise may be canceled.


Here are a few reminders if you’re planning to go on a shark boat tour with us:

  1. Reservations are highly recommended. Some of our cruises do sell out, so it’s best to book ahead of time.
  2. It’s advisable to arrive an hour before the scheduled cruise. Doing so gives you ample time for parking, visiting stores and gift shops, and preparing your boarding pass.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a hat or cap, and apply sunscreen for sun protection.
  4. There are drinks, specifically sodas and water, available for purchase on board. If you want an alcoholic beverage, drop by a restaurant or store prior to your scheduled cruise.
  5. Children below the age of 2 must be included in the reservation to secure a seat on our shark boat tour.

Hop Aboard Our Shark Boat and Tour With Us

If you’re planning to have a vacation in the Sunshine State, going on a shark boat tour is one thing you should not miss. At Sunshine Scenic Tours, we have you covered! We can make your vacation extraordinary and worth cherishing.

For any inquiries regarding our shark boat tours in Madeira Beach, departure times, or rates, feel free to reach out to us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to be of assistance to you.

We look forward to making your stay here in Florida one-of-a-kind and memorable! Give us a call today!

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