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Things to Do at John’s Pass in Madeira Beach, FL 2017

Traveling to Madeira Beach this summer and looking for things to do? You won’t be disappointed with a wide variety of restaurants, lively entertainment, watersport activities, and a long list of fun, unique experiences that the entire family will enjoy. Considered the #1 tourist attraction in Pinellas County, John’s Pass at Madeira Beach is the […]

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Climate Change and its Devastating Effect on Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are spectacular, delicate ecological gems that are important economic resources and natural protective barriers for many coastal regions. Often called “rainforests of the sea” for their rich biodiversity and diverse ecosystems, the coral reefs are live organisms themselves and the home of hundreds of fish species, plants, and other sea creatures. Threats of […]

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Dolphins Social Network: Do They All Get Along?

It is well known that dolphins are extremely social animals, but a new study performed by scientists at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University dug deeper to see exactly how social they really are. The results of the study were truly astonishing, proving once again the vast intelligence of these lovely […]

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Dolphins and the US Military

Did you know that our favorite animal, the dolphin, has helped the United States military? The military has been known to train marine animals such as dolphins and sea lions. Echolocation, the use of sound to locate objects, helps bottlenose dolphins find underwater mines for the Navy. While sea lions were used to help find […]

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How Do Dolphins Handle a Hurricane or Tropical Storm?

Hurricanes and tropical storms can be a nuisance, or in worst cases, total devastation wreaking havoc on both land and sea. While humans are preparing for the worst or dealing with a storm’s aftermath, so are animals and marine creatures, leaving one to ask, “How do animals and marine creatures handle a hurricane or tropical […]

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Fun-Filled Summer Beach Day

The countdown to summer is on, and that means it’s time to hit the beach! Whether you’re visiting sunny Florida for a summer vacation or you’re a local exploring new areas, Florida’s west coast will not disappoint. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Indian Rocks, Madeira Beach, just […]

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Things to do in John’s Pass

Considered the #1 tourist attraction in Pinellas county, John’s Pass is not only the launch pad for our world famous dolphin sight-seeing tours, but also home to a wide variety of delicious restaurants and eateries, various local merchants, and tons of activities for the entire family. With the help of a new state-of-the-art multi-level parking […]

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John’s Pass: A Paradise for Bottlenose Dolphins

Why is it that you are guaranteed to witness bottlenose dolphins frolicking and dancing in the water while on one of our sight-seeing dolphin tours in John’s Pass? Could it be the elaborate canals within the residential islands? Or is it the welcoming warm, shallow water with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico? Or […]

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How Dolphins Communicate

Do you love hearing the cheerful sounds of dolphins while they frolic and dance in the ocean? While on your next dolphin tour in Madeira Beach, listen closely, because what you may not realize is that these fascinating sounds are a very effective way of communicating. Just like humans, each and every dolphin has a […]

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Learning About The Most Intelligent Aquatic Mammal

We love dolphin watching, but what do you really know about those majestic animals frolicking in the ocean? While on Madeira Beach’s Dolphin Quest, your tour guide will share some fun facts. But in case you just can’t wait until your dolphin-watching boat tour, read on to learn more! There are at least 43 different […]

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