Book through the website or call: 727-367-7144

From $60 per person

3 hours

See availability

Sand Dollar Island Sunset and Brews Cruise

A fantastic combo of adventures, the sunset and brews cruise offers dolphin watching, sand dollaring, and exploring. Topped off with a serene cruise back from the island, watching the sun set over the water, drink in hand.

“Sip” back and relax on a dolphin-watching, sand dollar-collecting, sunset tour!

A memorable adventure you and your kids are sure to talk about for years to come!

Departing two and a half hours before sundown, the cruise combines the memorable Sand Dollar Island Dolphin Tour with a sunset ride back to St. Pete Beach. Watch for dolphins, collect sand dollars, and then savor the picturesque sunset with a relaxing beverage. 

This three-hour tour ferries you out to Sand Dollar Island, a half-mile sand bar situated off the coast of Fort Desoto and Shell Key preserve. Stroll along the beach looking for sand dollars and other awesome shells you won’t find on the coastline beaches. Fill your bag with horse conchs, shark eye shells, and tulip shells to create a one of a kind collection.

Once you’ve got your fill of shells, explore the shallow, crystal blue water. With no current, it’s perfect for novices and kids to snorkel.

Overview

2.5 hours before sunset
laid-back
3 hours
family-friendly
Features
On-board bathroom
U.S.C.G.-inspected vessel
Children’s life jackets
Friendly expert guides
Fully sanitized surfaces
Refreshments
TripAdvisor stars 1,018 TripAdvisor reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice badge
WSIA logo 2018 Parasail Operator of the Year
Google Reviews stars 599 Google reviews
Can’t wait to come back and do it again! We went parasailing- it was an amazing experience! My husband and I had so much fun. We got the extra packages (Adrenaline junkie and photo package) and it was DEFINITELY worth it! Can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Alicia O
TripAdvisor review
Best trip with Captain Tim & Kive! My husband and I went on the Sunset Boat cruise on our trip to St. Pete. On our way out to Shell Key Island, we got to see several dolphins (they even jumped out of the water for us!). Once we arrived at the island, they gave us an hour to walk around and collect shells (I think everyone on our boat came back with at least 5 full sand dollars!). The ride back was stunning, watching the sun set over the water (Captain Kive took individual sunset photos for everyone). The captains were both very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us. To top everything off, we had an hour of free beer to enjoy on the ride back. I can’t recommend this tour enough - if you’re alone, with your significant other, or have a large group with kids - this cruise is perfect for everyone and worth every penny!
Maddie H
TripAdvisor review
IT WAS SO AWESOME! I had always wanted to try this out, but was generally apprehensive about actually doing it, and just never made the time. Well staying at The Sirata this weekend, I decided I was going to treat myself and my girlfriend. All I can say is, IT WAS SO AWESOME! The views are incredible, and the crew of Steve and Bailey were able to put us at ease, and they made it sooo much fun!! Highly recommend!
Lance P
Google review

Located at our resort hub

If you’re staying at one of the major resorts, our resort hub location is by far the most convenient for you!

Resort hub directions in Google Maps →

Frequently asked questions

What's your cancellation/refund policy?

Free before 24 hours, full price within. Reschedule or full refund if due to weather.

Are we guaranteed to see dolphins?

We cannot guarantee that we will see dolphins each day, but we do have a 98% success rate of seeing dolphins on our dolphin watching tours. This is because the dolphins are here year-round and our captains are very familiar with where to find them.

Is there shade on the boat?

Yes, but shaded spaces are limited.

Can we bring our own personal coolers?

Small coolers with non-alcoholic drinks only (water, juice, gatorade, etc). No glass.

Do you provide food?

Yes! We have a variety of basic snacks available for purchase.

Do you offer military discounts?

Yes! Show government ID during sign-up process.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

What should I wear?

Beach attire is recommended since you will be able to get off on the island and swim to look for sand dollars.

Do we get to swim with the dolphins?

No, you will not swim with the dolphins. The dolphins that we are viewing are wild. We will watch these dolphins in their natural habitat.

St. Pete Beach’s premier watersports & boat tour company, creating unforgettable memories on the water since 1978.

© 2021, Suncoast Watersports. Site credits.