Private Half-Day Cruises to Egmont Key. 

Avoid the crowded boats! 
Get more time snorkeling!
Island Ferry of St Pete Beach
1901 Pass-a-Grille Way
St Pete Beach, Florida,, 33706
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Dolphins, Snorkeling, Shelling and Swimming
Come with us as we depart from St Pete Beach to Egmont Key for a half-day private snorkeling adventure. On this cruise you get a fascinating history tour, and plenty of fun family snorkeling. And if you are new to snorkeling, our crew will give you training and guidance on how to snorkel and have a great time.  

On our 30 minute ride to Egmont Key, we're likely to see dolphins, manatees, rays and more. Once we're on the island, you will get a short guided tour of the 150 year old ruins of the 70 buildings that made up old Fort Dade. While we walk amongst the tortoises that make the island their home, we'll show you the old lighthouse, the civil war era cemetery, the old railroad system, and the historic gun batteries. No other tour company provides this fascinating history tour. 

We then take you to Egmont Key's sunken ruins for the best snorkeling in St Pete Beach, offering a variety of colorful tropical fish. But we don't stop there. We then take you to Shell Key island, for even more snorkeling. At Shell Key, you'll snorkel with the rays, sand dollars, starfish, and sometimes manatees! Only Island Ferry lets you snorkel both islands on the same trip!

We give you more snorkeling than any other tour company, guaranteed. 

Our trips departs from the Pass-a-Grille Marina in St Pete Beach, 7 days a week, at 9am, and 1pm daily.
  • Reservations are required. 
  • Free parking at our marina.
  • Bottled water is provided.
  • Snorkel gear and fins are provided, as well as snorkel lessons.
  • Food and drink are welcome, coolers are welcome, adult cocktails are welcome. 
  • We can provide space in our coolers, no charge.
  • Our licensed and professional captain and crew keep you safe.
  • Price is $499 (plus tax and gratuity) and includes passage for up to 6 people. Call for more information. 727-742-2277. 
  • Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours before your scheduled departure. No refunds for "no shows". We give FULL refunds for weather cancellations.

Call Now 727-742-2277
Our luxury pontoon boats are spacious and comfortable, and a great way to avoid the crowded tourist boats to Egmont Key. We never put more than six passengers on our boats!
We guarantee at least a full hour of snorkeling at Egmont Key and Shell Key islands. We provide snorkel gear, and the snorkel lessons. Noodles and life jackets are also provided for your safety and comfort.
The wildlife possibilities on the way to Egmont Key are magnificent, and our smaller less intrusive vessels allow us to approach closer without imposing on the wildlife. From dolphins and manatees, to stingrays and birds, to gopher tortoises.
We serve the following venues:  St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Sunset Beach, John’s Pass Village and boardwalk, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Sand Key, Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Egmont Key, Shell Key, Palmetto, Orlando, Florida, Egmont Key, Dade City, Tropicana Field, The Don Cesar, The Tradewinds Resort, Sandpiper, Postcard inn, Grand Plaza, Island Grand, Guy Harvey Outpost, The Beachcomber, Bilmar Beach Resort, Thunderbird, Tahitian Resort, John’s Pass Village and boardwalk, The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tierra Verde, Fort Desoto park, Shell Key, Pier 60, Clearwater Aquarium, Tampa bay, gulf beaches, and Dolphin bay.
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