Dolphin Quest Blog

Dog-Friendly Beaches in Tampa Bay

Although being two very different species, there’s a special friendship between dolphins and dogs. And when they’re together, they look like they’re the best of friends. We bet you also love dogs and dolphins. We’re all kinds of spoiled living in Tampa Bay with our “Endless Summers” and beautiful beaches. So, you must see one […]

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Energy and Water Conservation Tips

When you practice energy and water conservation, you will reduce usage, save money on monthly utility bills, and help protect our precious Mother Earth. Not quite sure where to begin? Dolphin Quest sightseeing tour in John’s Pass shares several ways you can lower your water and energy footprint and increase energy efficiency! Bathing, Cleaning, and […]

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Estuary Ecosystems

Spanning 400 square miles, Tampa Bay stretches from the head of the Hillsborough River to the salty waters near Anna Maria Island. This wide area of water makes for Florida’s largest open-water estuary, which harbors a rich and diverse assemblage of plants and animals, including the beloved bottlenosed dolphin. Today, Dolphin Quest eco tour shares […]

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Tampa Bay Red Tide Update

When you think of Florida and our beaches are the first thing that comes to most everyone’s mind. Tampa Bay is known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It’s definitely not the brown/red water and the beaches filled with dead fish and the not so appealing odor that accompanies toxic algae. But […]

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Your No-Stress Beach Day Checklist

Are you daydreaming of white sandy beaches and beautiful Florida sunsets? Well, it’s time to get busy planning your summer vacay before the school bells start ringing! Whether you’re checking out downtown Tampa or heading to the beautiful beaches of St. Pete and Madeira Beach, there’s so much to do and see on the West […]

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Fun Facts About Bottlenose Dolphins

When you’re on one of our amazing dolphin watching cruises in Madeira Beach, there are few things more exciting than witnessing bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. After all, they are among the cutest and most interesting creatures in the deep blue sea! Want to know a little more about them? Check out these 10 […]

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Wildlife Spotlight: Osprey

While traveling along picturesque Boca Ciega Bay on our sight-seeing dolphin cruise, not only will you experience the thrill of witnessing marine life in its natural habitat, but Florida wildlife as well. One these incredible creatures that soars through the skies and contributes to life on the bay is the osprey – a large bird […]

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Where Do Dolphins Live?

Dolphins are one of the most popular, beloved creatures on our planet. After all, who doesn’t love that “smiling” face? While we adore these creatures, there’s still so much we don’t know about them. For instance, where do they live? With over 40 species throughout the world, dolphin habitats are found in many locations.   […]

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Why Dolphins Jump

There are few things more exciting than seeing a dolphin burst out of the water, especially while on our famous sight-seeing dolphin cruise that goes through Boca Ciega Bay! Dolphins are extremely acrobatic and are known for their impressive performances both in their natural habitat and at aquatic shows. Dolphins can leap over 25 feet […]

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Dolphins and Sharks: Friends or Foes?

They both call the ocean home, and even though they are often found near each other (because they eat the same food), for the most part, sharks and dolphins keep to themselves. But when they do interact, are they friends or foes? We certainly wouldn’t go as far to say they are friends, but foes? […]

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