We loved the dolphin/manatee tour it was awesome they really go into detail about the history of the area and you will see a lot of wildlife! It was well... read more worth the drive and the money for this tour! They have awesome ice cream that you just have to try while waiting on departure! They do ask that you arrive early in order to allow time to check in and park. We weren’t disappointed definitely make a day of it while you’re down there as there is plenty of other things to do as well once you leave the tour! The lighthouse and the restaurants are definitely worth it I would do it again!
Danielle and Jen were very knowledgeable. Saw a large pod of dolphins, lots of birds, and stopped at Shell Island to collect some amazing shells that were much better than... read more the ones the ocean was washing up on the beach.
I always have to include nature in my vacations so this group was a good choice. The manatees are not that visible or active in the area yet, better a... read more little later in the year, but still we saw a couple as they came up for air. The dophins were popping up all around us, mostly at a distance, but a few times they were closer so we could see them beautifully as they surfaced. The boat was quite comfortable, not crowded and well shaded with great commentary.
Jill H 10/01/2019
Best water tour of the intercostal waterways in northern florida !
See the dolphins !
Boat ♀️ out to see the islands
Pick some shells !
Enjoy the... read more beach
Enjoy the sunset !
Love it all
We had a coupon for a BOGO dolphin cruise so we called and reserved a 2:00 eco-tour. The mate was knowledgeable of not only the wildlife but the human inhabitants... read more of the area. It was a nice trip and we had great weather.
Had a great time, family of five. Caught well over 10 species of fish with some nice keepers. My oldest daughter caught a shark and a ray,... read more I landed a 4lb Bluefish. Captain John was great, put us on fish quickly and kept our teens entertained. When all was done, he cleaned the fish introduced us to Joey his pet egret (lol). The kids loved it all, got to catch fish, see dolphin and sea turtles, maybe a manatee. I would highly recommend this group. We've been here twice and they are 10 on the fun scale.
Fish here every time we come down. Went Monday and Tuesday this week. 9A-1P for $50. They provide tackle and bait. You just show up. Saltwater fishing in the channels... read more among the mangrove trees. Only between 5-10 on pontoon boat so not crowded. Guides nice and knowledgeable. Saw bald eagles, manatees, and dolphins while fishing so we got the eco tour for free. Boat almost always sees 8-10 species of fish. Restaurant next door will cook your fresh catch how you like it with sides for about $10.
I’ve taken a lot of boat tours in my life, and this one was at the top of the heap! We had an afternoon to burn at Ponce Inlet... read more and we took the 2-hour tour with Captain Josh. It was just my family of 5, including 3 girls and Josh was awesome at keeping everyone entertained. When he asked us what we wanted to do, I told him, just do your thing, we’re good with any trip! He did not disappoint!
We saw the inlet up close and got a great rundown of local geography and history. Josh was awesome at pointing out points of interest on land and the water. Then he put us right on the dolphins. We saw so many, we lost count. My kids went bonkers when we spotted some baby dolphins. Being a private tour (the only way to go), Josh was able to get us up close and personal to the dolphins and was very knowledgeable about dolphins in general.
We finished up with a stop to fill our pockets up with shells and our two hours were up before we knew it. Josh had some great commentary on the houses and marinas in the area. His boat handling skills were excellent and he is a very personable guide. Overall, we were all very happy with our tour. When we come back to Ponce, we’re looking him up!
Went on a 4 hour backwater fishing trip with Captain John. Great time. Fun and very informative. We made it easy for him as we fish... read more alot. but he was right there with the bait and new hooks. Being from CT when it hit 75 degrees and raining Captain John had to put his raincoat on and my son and I had alot of fun razzing him. We caught a bunch of fish saw some manatees and dolphin even helped save a baby turtle. Was a great time will decently be back next time we are there.
Not only do you get to go fishing but you see bald eagles, manatees, and Dolphins. We come here every time we come to Daytona. Catch fish on every visit.... read more The highlight of our vacation! My catch this visit is not my biggest but the weather was great!
Tami H 10/01/2019
AWESOME DAY kayaking, watching the dophin frolic, seeing sea turtles & manatees.
Matt was SO ACCOMMODATING and really went above and beyond to make our families experience one to remember.... read more We will use Ponce Inlet Water Sports every chance we have. Fantastic!
I was in the area back in November and found the backwater fishing trip and thought I would take it. Saw mixed reviews on it and I am really... read more glad I took the chance because it was really amazing. I signed up as a single and was added to a small group. The captain who took us out was patient and very good at finding the fish. We had 2 folks that had never fished before and he was amazing as to how he instructed them and they had a blast. We were out 4 hours on a beautiful day and caught trout, whiting's, grunts, among other types of fish. The boat had all the gear you needed along with a nice cover to keep the sun off of you. You just bring water and snacks if needed. The captain cleaned the keepers and gave it to us. Our group took the fish to the restaurant next door who cooked it up for us. I will definitely do this again when I am back down in the area.
Danielle was one our tour guides along with another gentleman. We saw a lot of wildlife and learned a lot about the eco system for that area. We did not... read more see many dolphins at first and the crew extended the tour giving us the opportunity to see many dolphins and it was amazing! Thank you so much for the experience!
Jim V 11/03/2019
We went paddle boarding and Brian was our guide. He was so much fun and super personable! It states that the tour is only 90 minutes but Brian was willing... read more to go above and beyond to make sure we stayed as long as we wanted to. We saw lots of wildlife like manatees, dolphins, sting rays, and other smaller creatures. He brought complimentary drinks and took complimentary pictures of us while we were paddle boarding and sent them all to us for free. Highly recommend this tour to anyone!
We had a party of 8. Check in was extremely easy. Very friendly and Captain and first mate were very informative and friendly.
My wife and I scheduled a paddle boarding trip through Lucy at Casa Del Mar with Brian and we didn't find out until we arrived at 9:30am that it... read more was going to be a "booze cruise"! Yay! Vacation! Brian was absolutely the most fun tour guide and we will definitely be scheduling another tour in the future! This was my first experience paddle boarding and it was so easy. I only fell off once! Thanks Brian for the awesome time!
First off, you have a real treasure in Captain John! He was awesome, funny, informative, he was great with my 2 and 7 year old! He MADE our... read more trip! We did the two hour private charter for backwater fishing and it was fun!
We started off by applying sunscreen to my son which “burned” his eyes. John immediately swung over to a sand bar and told Aiden to Cannonball off the boat and swim for a bit to clean his eyes.
He then took us to his secret spot where we caught 4 different species of fish. Without batting an eye made sure everyone was having a great time even the two year old when she got fussy. We never waited to have baited hooks and he didn’t say a word when I caught a few “ tree bass”.
We ended our two hours with sand dollar hunting on a sand bar. He even rushed us back to dock so we could beat a storm that was rolling in.
This trip was amazing and a heck of a value compared to ever other charter service I priced out. You can’t go wrong with these people!
Thank you again, we are already planning our next trip for next year!
Ponce Inlet Watersports is your place for water sports adventures in the Daytona Beach area. We offer many different attractions: Dolphin and Manatee boat tours, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Tubing, Wake-boarding, Speed Boat Rentals, Sunset Sail Boat rides, Paddleboarding, Kayaks, Parasailing and Burial at Sea.