Things to do in St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach, FL

Not your average Florida beach destination, St. Pete offers a variety of exciting activities, from watersports to wild museums. A haven for artists and beach lovers alike, some can't-miss things to do in St. Petersburg include boat cruises, deep sea fishing, dining, live entertainment, and visiting numerous world-class museums.
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Sunset Sailing Experience

24 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Set sail aboard the iconic schooner, Suncoast Horizon, the only gaff rigged schooner in the Tampa Bay region. Enjoy a sunset to remember and see a breathtaking cosmic display from a luxury sailing yacht. Sail the smooth, calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as you sip on your favorite beverages and feel the warm air on your skin. Don't miss your chance to end your day the right way, book your Sunset Sailing Experience now!
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Dolphin & Sunset Tour Aboard The Dolphin Quest

403 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join in on this Dolphin & Sunset Tour, on the Dolphin Quest, and look for playful dolphins as you cruise through the picturesque waters of Boca Ciega Bay in Madeira Beach! This top-notch, 40-foot certified sightseeing tour boat is the best way to explore the intercoastal waters. Sit back and relax on comfortable, waterfront seats as you take in the legendary show of John’s Pass. View the beautiful homes of Treasure Island and meet some of the most playful residents — bottlenose dolphins! Watch them swim, jump and entertain you. Book your thrilling Tampa Bay dolphin cruise today!
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Pirate Ship Adventure at John's Pass

114 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Calling all salty dogs and buccaneers for a swashbuckling adventure! It's time to ready yer sea legs and leave the landlubbers behind as you step aboard the towering Royal Conquest Pirate Ship at John’s Pass. Settled in Madeira Beach on Florida’s western coast, this pirate ship sails some of the most beautiful and enchanting waters you will ever set yer peepers on. This family-fun pirate cruise is perfect for all ages, whether ye be salty dogs, scallywags, cabin kids, or lil swabbies! The entertaining crew will lead you to the pirate fun that everyone can enjoy! Conveniently located just 25 minutes from St. Petersburg or 35 minutes from Tampa, book your pirate adventure today!
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Dolphin Speedboat Adventure Aboard the Dolphin Racer

134 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Join this high-speed ride with dolphins & get a narrated cruise of the scenic waterways surrounding the beautiful Gulf Beaches. Watch in awe as dolphins surf alongside you on this speedboat adventure through St. Petersburg. Cheer as dolphins play, jump, and dive into the waves. Feel the sun and the breeze as you take in the beautiful sights and sounds around you. It's sure to be an adventure you'll remember. Book your spot today!
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The Florida Aquarium

59 ratings
2 Hrs.
Head to downtown Tampa to The Florida Aquarium for an educational and exciting day with the whole gang. Discover Florida wildlife in the unique Wetlands Trail and experience what life is like in the mangrove forests! Try the touch pool to meet the cownose rays, bamboo sharks, sea stars, anemones and more. Finally, be sure to check out the Splash Pad for the kiddos. The Florida Aquarium is a non-profit attraction devoted to entertaining, educating, and inspiring visitors of all ages to be advocates for marine life conservation. Learn while having fun at this Tampa Bay gem. Book your tickets today!
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Captained Sunset Cruise (for up to 6 guests)

45 ratings
2 Hrs.
Take a relaxing, leisurely cruise through the Grand Canal of Tierra Verde. See the stunning sights, tropical landscape, and the mansions. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including dolphins, as well as wild shorebirds. Your captain will give you a personal narration of the local ecosystem and the history of this stunning area. Don't forget to bring aboard your favorite bottle of wine! Sunset tours are strictly small groups of 6 people or less, so avoid the crowds and hop aboard! Book today!
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Shell Key Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour (for up to 6 guests)

28 ratings
2 Hrs.
Hop aboard this luxury pontoon cruise and experience the magical beauty of the emerald and blue waters off Shell Key. Snorkel to your heart's content and search for marine life and dolphins. Swim, shell, explore and maybe even catch a glimpse of manatees, crabs, rays, and majestic sea birds. Book your Shell Key Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour today!
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Calypso Breeze Tropical Twilight Cruise with Buffet

151 ratings
2 Hrs.
Ease into breathtaking Florida views aboard the Calypso Breeze on this Tropical Themed Evening Cruise with Buffet. Enjoy dancing, tropical drinks, and an island-style dinner buffet all to the backdrop of the stunning Emerald Coast. Take in the sights of John's Pass as you enjoy the fun stylings of the cruise director and DJ. Hop aboard the Calypso Breeze, located near John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach, for an evening cruise with some Caribbean flair!
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Shark Boat at John's Pass Dolphin Adventure Cruise

26 ratings
1 Hr.
Get out on the water and ride inside the belly of a beast, a Great White Shark! The Shark Boat is a one-of-a-kind 40-foot tour boat that stalks the John’s Pass calm waterways. The Shark Boat was specifically designed to create a “killer” wake that dolphins love to jump and play in. So don't miss the fun, book your adventure today and take a ride on the only shark that dolphins love!
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Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise & Eco Tour

26 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Hop aboard The Big Blue Boat and join the Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise and Eco Tour. Take in the beautiful Florida sights as you cruise atop calm and protected back bay water. Admire wildlife, such as dolphins, seabirds, and more, on this narrated and informative tour. If you get hungry or thirsty, stop by the onboard snack-bar and get some refreshments. Enjoy this real Florida experience and create life-long memories with family and friends! Book your tour today!
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Calypso Breeze Tropical Themed Afternoon Cruise with Buffet

10 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Let your cares float away as you set out on the Calypso Breeze for a Tropical Themed Afternoon Cruise with Buffet. Enjoy tropical drinks and search for dolphins while taking in the stunning coastline and John's Pass. Step aboard the Calypso Breeze, located near John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach, for a cruise with some Caribbean flair! Book your spot now!
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3 Hour Shell Key Shelling Trip

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3 Hrs.
Explore some of the Gulf's stunning shores on this 3 Hour Shell Key Shelling Trip in Madeira Beach, Florida. Take in the beautiful scenery, calm water, and all that the back bays have to offer. Journey through John's Pass and then hit the island for an hour of exploring, shelling, soaking up the sun, and digging your toes into the sand. Hop back on the boat and cruise down the beautiful coastline looking out at the views of the beaches and marine life below. Don't miss out, book today!
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Private Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise

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2 Hrs.
Looking for a sunset experience that will take your breath away? Look no further than this 2-hour private sunset tour! Get ready to witness a stunning sunset from a whole new perspective as you traverse through Boca Ciega Bay, John's Pass, and out into the Gulf of Mexico. With 100% private access, feel free to bring your own beverages and blast your favorite tunes on a Bluetooth audio system. This tour is one of our most popular for a reason - don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Book today!
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Speed Boat Adventure Tour St. Petersburg

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2 Hrs.
Embark on a 15-mile boat ride tour through the Tampa Bay and St. Pete waterways on this sightseeing tour with a twist. Just imagine the thrill of driving your own speedboat with the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of the Florida coast. Witness the beauty and breathtaking views of Tampa including its wildlife. The witty yet historic narration is done through two-way communication systems mounted on the boats. Your adventure awaits on your speed boat adventure! Book today!
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Private Boca Ciega Bay Dolphin Cruise

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75 Min.
Escape the crowds and experience the thrill of a lifetime with this Private Dolphin Cruise! Your family and friends will enjoy exclusive access to Florida's Gulf Coast as your expert captain navigates the waters, bringing you up close and personal with these captivating creatures. With ample bow seating and unobstructed views, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap photos and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this bucket list adventure - book your private tour today!
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2 Hour St. Pete Snorkel & Watersports Adventure

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2 Hrs.
Get outside, enjoy St. Pete, and open your eyes to a whole new world under the water with this tour at Egmont Key, one of Florida's most beautiful historic landmarks. With this adventure, you can choose to snorkel, tour Egmont key, go shelling at shell island, dolphin watch, or have fun with all types of watersports. Snorkel around an island only accessible by boat and see the wreckage of the ruins of Fort Dade, dated all the way back to the Spanish-American War. Go shelling at shell island and keep an eye out for the local dolphins as they swim beneath the water and surf the waves. Have fun with watersports including tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, or knee boarding. Get in the water and soak up some Florida sun, book your adventure today!
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St. Petersburg Jet Ski Rental

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1 - 2 Hrs.
Located directly on the intracoastal waterway, hop on a jet ski and get direct access to the calm, clear water of Boca Ciega Bay. Let loose or take your sweet time and experience the grand canal with its dolphins and manatees. Explore the water surrounding St. Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille, Shell Key, Outback Key, and Tierra Verde. New jet skis provide a safe and smooth ride for either 1 or 2 passengers, while shooting across the water at speeds of up to 45 mph! Don't miss out on an action-packed good time exploring the area by water. Book your jet ski today!!
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Boca Ciega Bay Cruise

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1 Hr.
Hop aboard this semi-private or private option boat tour of Boca Ciega Bay Kick back, relax, and soak in the breathtaking scenery as you cruise through the local waterways. Your USCG-certified captain will guide you to the best locations in the area, ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience. You will be cruising in style on a 2023 Yamaha FSH 255, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Don't miss out on the chance to explore in style! Book yours and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
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Clear Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve

6 ratings
2 - 2.5 Hrs.
Spend your day paddling away on a crystal-clear kayak. Adventure out to Shell Key Preserve as you search the water below for schools of fish and other miraculous marine life. This eco-guided experience has several picturesque stops along the way where you can hear all about local wildlife, marine life, and plant life. Clear kayaks are the way to get out on the water and see it all! Be on the lookout for manatees, dolphins, pelicans, starfish, conch, and other local life. You will also have the opportunity to get up close to Florida's natural mangroves and sandy shorelines. Book your Clear Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve experience today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the top things to do in St. Petersburg?

From museum-hopping, to a wide variety of wonderful watersports, the St.Petersburg-St. Pete Beach area has tons of terrific things to do for the whole family! Within the city, be sure to check out the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and Sunken Gardens. Ready for some fun in the sun? Head to the beach for scenic beauty, whimsical water activities, wildlife viewing, and to create memories that will last a lifetime!

2. What are the top water activities in St. Pete Beach?

There are tons of things to do in St. Pete Beach to make this South Florida vacation one for the books! From relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun, to joining in on an exhilarating windsurfing lesson, there’s something for all ages, interests, and skill levels to enjoy. Below are just a few of the many whimsical water activities St. Pete Beach has to offer: - Parasailing - Shelling - Snorkeling - Windsurfing - Fishing - Boating - And MORE!

3. Is St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach kid friendly?

St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach is the perfect place in Florida for families to soak up the sun and have some kid-friendly fun! There is a diverse array of activities to choose from here, which means there is something for everyone, from up-close animal encounters, to swashbuckling pirate adventures! Here are our top picks for family fun in St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach: - Dolphin Cruises - Pirate Adventures - Fishing Charters - Snorkeling - Shelling - Visiting the Beach - Kayaking - Museums and Galleries

4. What is St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach known for?

St. Petersburg is situated along Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast, and is known for its beautiful beaches and wonderful weather! In fact, St. Petersburg is also known as, “Sunshine City,” as it holds the Guinness World Record for the longest stretch of sunshine in the country. Starting in 1967, St. Petersburg had 768 consecutive days of sunshine! With that being said, St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach is truly a place you go to enjoy some fun in the sun! Watersports are commonplace here, with many tours, attractions, and activities revolving around the stunningly beautiful South Florida waters. Popular water activities include windsurfing, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, and more! St. Petersburg, FL, is also known for its appreciation of the arts, with tons of museums, galleries, and live entertainment. Multiple art districts are scattered throughout the city, and provide an insight into the diverse and rich history and culture of the area. The Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra, are the best places to go in St. Petersburg for art enthusiasts.

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