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P k
P k
22:25 25 Oct 22
Today we went on the boat tour and it was fantastic . The staff we're friendly , very knowledgeable , and helpful . We learned about the area . Saw many bird species, and learned about Rattle Snake Island . We didn't see the dolphins, they must have been elsewhere. It's a huge ocean . Lol. But it was a great time . Thank you so much . It's a great family outing . Take care .
Mark J.
Mark J.
16:26 13 Oct 22
Had a wonderful day of fishing with Captain Doc and first mate Grace. The Capt and mate baited our hooks and supplied us with FYI about the island and funny...
Dorothy Jo T.
Dorothy Jo T.
21:13 21 Sep 22
Capt. Lee & Grace was wonderful. they did a great job and we had a great time even in the rain. Would definitely recommend.
Melanie B.
Melanie B.
18:43 15 Sep 22
Our group went out fishing with Gina and Justin today and had a great time. They had great information and helped answer all our questions. We caught such a variety it made for a great day!
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02:52 15 Sep 22
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Mary C.
Mary C.
23:21 26 Aug 22
Had a great day! Highly recommend Captain Josh he’s so much fun, knows all the spots to go, the company itself is great easy to make reservations and employees go above and beyond
Mary K.
Mary K.
23:18 26 Aug 22
Had a great day with Captain Josh! He’s does an amazing tour knows all the great spots.

Customer service and employees are awesome
Michelle V.
Michelle V.
14:17 26 Aug 22
Capt Lee and First Mate Grace were wonderful. My elderly grandmother wanted to join but ended up getting sick on the boat. Grace jumped in to help while Capt Lee got us to the Coast Guard station. They were so understanding and helpful. Once my grandmother was taken care of the cruise went on just like normal. I will gladly tell anyone that this is the boat to go on!!!
Tiffany W.
Tiffany W.
18:16 25 Aug 22
Our family went on the Eco Tour with Captain Justin and First Mate Gina yesterday. They were great! Very informative and super funny! Job well done! Our family will be back!
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
07:57 23 Aug 22
Great experience! Felt very safe and the team was super knowledgeable. Definitely worth doing the picture package!
Desiree A.
Desiree A.
18:25 21 Aug 22
My husband and I were looking for something to on a weekend day and on the water when we came across the dolphin and manatee tour by Ponce Inlet...
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
21:43 17 Aug 22
We had such a lovely family boat trip today with Captain Lee and First Mate Gina, we saw cute manatees and a family of dolphins. Tina kept us entertained with information and dry jokes 🤣 we felt really included and welcomed by this pair! They are true professionals and we would definitely return! We aren’t the type to ask for people to take photos on our behalf but Tina offered to take photos of us all together which we really appreciated 😍 Thankyou x
Bibhash K. C.
Bibhash K. C.
09:12 14 Aug 22
Did the Dolphin cruise with First Mate Gina and Capt. Tom. Had a wonderful time. Funny jokes, wildlife galore, and stopping to get seashells. Perfect way to get out out in the water! Relaxing fun cruise!
Tracey K.
Tracey K.
22:16 13 Aug 22
We booked a 2pm dolphin tour on 8/13/22. Our Captain was Tom & our tour guide was also a different wonderful gentleman named Tom. Both Tom’s were truly outstanding for the entire trip. I would recommend booking & doing all waivers online ahead of time to save time doing paperwork while checking in. Parking is easy & free for boat guests, it’s a close walk to the dock with clean bathrooms to use before boarding. Captain Tom manned the wheel & was super accommodating to the children on board & even offered / allowed each young child to steer the boat / watch the waterways with binoculars from the helm. Tour guide (younger / curly haired Tom) was SUPER knowledgeable about the history of the area, trends, tides & especially all the species of birds, mammals etc that we saw on our 90 minute boat tour. He also had a handful of corny / dad jokes that had everyone laughing & entertained for the entirety of the trip. The boat itself was no frills, but perfectly fine and we greatly appreciated the overhead coverage to protect us from the sun / heat. Bring food / drinks / cold water because we all know how hot it can get in FL! We saw several dolphins & many ocean loving birds on our tour. Loved that they made it a point to slow down & scoop up ocean litter with a net along our boat tour. We stopped for 10 minutes on the way back to the dock where everyone was given the option to de-board at a cute little sand barge / beach area. There Tom caught a few crabs & made it a point to share his knowledge with the guests about the species he caught. Encouraged guests to sea h for shells / sand dollars. These guys are friendly, knowledgeable & made the trip so much fun for all ages. They respect the ocean, the guests & are truly there to make sure everyone has a good, safe time. Make sure to bring some cash to tip these well deserving men for their hard work. Will definitely recommend & return in the future!! Well worth the $31/ person for the adventure.
Emi M.
Emi M.
02:41 11 Aug 22
Waiting for the tour we saw a sea turtle who was hanging out in the boat area & some pelicans.It was too bad we didn’t see anything on our tour though. We were in high tide, so I guess dolphins don’t come out to play during these times. Tried to spot manatees but no luck on those either.Stopping at the island, I was expecting a little more. We weren’t able to swim like I thought we could, just about Wade in to your shins and once you hit the drop off area, you had to stop because you weren’t allowed to go past it.It was nice of them though to let my son borrow a life jacket though from the boat. Much appreciated that.There was another passenger on the boat that found a crab on the island and showed my sons. That was cool!The first mate, Lindsey was very kind and funny. She does great at her job.
Andrea Schlatter L.
Andrea Schlatter L.
00:42 10 Aug 22
Loved our boat tour today and seeing the dolphins and wild life! Lindsey was Awesome and soo nice’
Brittany K.
Brittany K.
18:02 07 Aug 22
Our crew of 7 had a BLAST fishing! Our entire group caught plenty of fish and we even seen dolphins and sea turtles! highly recommend!!!
Nichole L.
Nichole L.
01:37 04 Aug 22
awesome adventure!!! the captain of the boat and the navigator were awesome! very professional, funny, and made the whole experience a great one! definately recommend this to anytone who is interested in it!
Stacy R.
Stacy R.
03:03 25 Jul 22
We were headed to the dock for a dolphin tour on Saturday when we were in a rear end collision. We were stopped for pedestrians and the person behind us was on their phone and smacked right into us. After realizing everyone was ok, we quickly realized we would not be making the boat. I called to let them know. Without hesitation the person on the phone (Jiffy) asked us if we would like to be rebooked or if we would like a refund. I was very surprised as most places would have said "sorry no refunds"... We made our trip today and it was so great! It was nice that the kids who had questions were acknowledged and answered and we saw a ton of wildlife. The cruise was not rushed and it was very well done. Thank you for making what was a very had experience with the accident a little better!
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Alex F.
Alex F.
01:01 20 Jul 22
I went with my family last week and Lee and Gina were awesome! Gina was SO informative and we learned a lot! She was so sweet too. We saw dolphins, birds, and pelicans (one that was friends with a photographer too). I didn’t find any shells though which was a bummer but I did get to steer the boat!! Thanks again Lee and Gina, you guys are awesome!!
Pam B P.
Pam B P.
02:26 18 Jul 22
Our fishing trip this morning was so great! We have a son with Down Syndrome and 2 sons on the Autism Spectrum. They were wonderful with them..and our daughter. They helped all of us to bait our hooks and cast our lines. My husband actually got a chance to fish for a change...he always gets stuck non-stop helping kids at home. We were in Orlando/Kissimmee area for vacation. So glad we made the trip out to go fishing with Ponce Inlet watersports. My youngest gets motion sick and had no problems while out on the boat. (I admit I did give him zofran about 6:30 am for the drive out. And fishing went until about 1 pm.)
Justine H.
Justine H.
19:44 14 Jul 22
Captain Lee and Gina were great!!! Such a fun dolphin cruise! The kids enjoyed seeing all the dolphins and being able to get shells!
James Ashlyn C.
James Ashlyn C.
11:53 13 Jul 22
Fishing experience was so fun! Be sure to bring drinks (of choice 😉) and snacks. The boat had full shade, so we never really got hot. Everyone on board caught something and some caught lots! We did wish for a speaker so we could have music, but Captain Doc was very informative and down to earth. Great company!!
CodyCelena R.
CodyCelena R.
15:46 07 Jul 22
We had a wonderful experience, they were very informative, nice and let’s not forget FUNNY!! 😉 it is definitely worth the money which was actually not a bad price at all!! We will definitely do this again but this time take the whole family!! Thank you for the great memories!
Shylyn E.
Shylyn E.
15:43 07 Jul 22
Super awesome experience! The guide and captain were both so nice and informative! We all got to see some awesome views and see some beautiful creatures! 10/10 would recommend
Hilary C.
Hilary C.
01:52 06 Jul 22
I had never been on a fishing trip before and Doc and Lindsey made it so fun! They patiently showed me several times how to cast my line until it stuck! They even put the bait on many times. We went to a variety of places on the river to fish. They both told great stories and shared great information about the area in terms of nature and the development. Thank you both!
Daniel L.
Daniel L.
16:03 22 Jun 22
Captain Lee and Lindsey are amazing tour guides, we got to learn so much about an area we had been to countless times. Lindsey is unbelievably intelligent about marine life and the area. Great group of folks and would highly recommend if you've got a couple hours to burn.
Michelle Petit H.
Michelle Petit H.
01:39 21 Jun 22
We did the eco tour with Gina & Danielle. They were great! We saw a manatee & sea turtles before we left the dock. And some birds & dolphins on the trip. So much fun!
Becky W.
Becky W.
00:50 15 Jun 22
First time doing a tour like this and we saw quite a few Dolphins and had a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone to go! Staff was amazing and so fun!
Angie Carroll W.
Angie Carroll W.
20:13 13 Jun 22
Best Trip Out of Ponce Inlet we've ever taken for families! We ve been out on a couple other's -
and some how had not been out with them yet, so glad we were able to this trip! Great Guide and Captain! Trip to Disappearing Island was awesome for the kids!
Thanks For a Great Trip!
Dean H.
Dean H.
19:57 10 Jun 22
What a great time. I was really impressed with the crew my granddaughter is autistic and the extra help and attention was so appreciated. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. So friendly and knowledgeable of our beautiful Florida ecosystem. I would rate this trip at 10 stars if I could.
Janice G.
Janice G.
22:03 26 May 22
While waiting for our tour to start we got to see a pelican and turtle, both locals to the area. It was pretty awesome to see them both up close in their natural habitat and not in a zoo. Out in the water we saw one or two other pelicans but no other turtles.As far as the ride itself we got to see a couple pods of dolphins. Moms with their babies. Again super awesome that it wasn’t in a zoo.It’s wildlife so we weren’t expecting up close and personal. As close as they did come was amazing. Good enough to get some good videos. They were swimming… not like you can ask them to hold still for a picture.We got to see various birds in the mangroves including one of the tallest.We didn’t get to see any manatees. I was hoping to see them. However, I understand it’s wildlife. Nothing the tour can do about that. They take you to the areas. The wildlife is either there or not. Today was a not.The boat stopped on a sandbar for us to find shells. It was nice to get off for fifteen minutes and have a look around. Within reason, take what we wanted as souvenirs. Again you’re at the mercy of what nature gives you. This isn’t a staged boat ride.The captain and his mate were both friendly and knowledgeable about the area. There was plenty of light hearted banter and knowledge about the area to keep you engaged.Drinks were offered. All that was asked was that you pay what you could as thanks. You weren’t limited to their selection- you were able to bring your own snacks and drinks.Over all money well spent for a couple hours. When in the area I’d do it again.
Amber M.
Amber M.
21:50 21 May 22
We have to say this was the best trip we have taken with Ponce Inlet Watersports. I can’t wait for Gina to be a Captain because she definitely out did her brother who we had as a captain before! Thanks River women Gina for making our trip the best!
Katty M.
Katty M.
17:40 18 May 22
We absolutely LOVED our tour with Captain Lee and Gina! We got to see a whole pod of dolphins, Shell Island was beautiful, and Gina was absolutely amazing with my son Joseph!

She let him hang out right beside her, and seeing how much joy it brought him made it that much better for us!

The ride is 5 stars, the endless information Gina shares is 5 stars (she really knows her stuff!), and the jokes are easily 10 stars if I could give that!

It's fun, relaxing, inexpensive, and every minute is enjoyable with beautiful sights, calm water, and a friendly crew.

We will be back! First time for us, but definitely will not be the last! Thank you all for giving us a wonderful tour!
Kelley Soles C.
Kelley Soles C.
02:26 18 May 22
We had a great time. Very friendly staff and we saw a lot of dolphins. Would definitely come back. ❤️🐬
Kevin V.
Kevin V.
20:41 17 May 22
Wanted to let the Ponce team(specifically Jiffy) know how much we appreciated their kindness! On Monday this week my wife and I were supposed to go on the dolphin and manatee excursion however, we weren't feeling 100%. Jiffy called me 5 minutes before the tour was to begin and he was so cool enough to offer another day once we were feeling better. I was just thinking we would forfeit our trip but so happy he reached out!!! Companies don't typically do these types of things. We are excited for excursion tomorrow. Will follow up and let you know how awesome it was!!!!
Ashley P.
Ashley P.
20:39 11 May 22
Captain Lee and Lindsay were fantastic. We come to Daytona every year and will plan to take this boat ride again!
Nicole Pisano M.
Nicole Pisano M.
20:36 07 May 22
We had an amazing time! Capt Tom and Mate Gina were awesome and so friendly! Can’t wait to come back!!
Crystal L.
Crystal L.
20:16 07 May 22
Highly recommend! First 15 mins into the trip our 1 year old was getting a little antsy & whiny.. low and behold here came Captain Danielle to save the day! She scooped her up and took her back to drive the boat & keep her entertained. She rocked it! Skylar immediately took over & highly enjoyed the rest of the trip which overall helped us & everyone else enjoy the ride as well. Captain & first mate were both awesome, very informative & extremely pleasant! They handed over some really cool shells to Skylar & Captain Danielle even had Skylar up front waving to everyone as we were leaving the boat. What we thought was going to be a very long 90 min trip there, turned out to be an awesome experience we thoroughly enjoyed & get to smile back on. Not too mention all the cool dolphins we got to see up close. Great experience! Thank you again! 💛
ann B.
ann B.
21:08 27 Apr 22
The paddleboarding with Brian was awesome! We were novice paddlers and he taught us quickly. He has a great sense of humor and really enjoyable stories! We also got beers to drink at sandbars! Can't get better than that!
Peggi H.
Peggi H.
17:18 27 Apr 22
This is my second time paddle boarding with Brian and both times have been excellent!! He is a great instructor and guide and makes the tour so much fun. We...
Tracee P.
Tracee P.
23:29 17 Apr 22
Such a fun Experience! Staff was fun and knowledgeable and were all so friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.
Amanda M.
Amanda M.
00:27 17 Apr 22
Very fun experience. We saw lots of dolphins and stopped on a sandbar where there were all kinds of critters like crabs and such. Our guides were fun and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend. The lighthouse nearby is very cool too.
Gina LaSorsa D.
Gina LaSorsa D.
18:46 16 Apr 22
Friendly and knowledgeable staff! We had a great time on the dolphin and manatee tour. While we didn’t get to see any manatees, we saw a bunch of dolphins and learned some new facts!
Jay S.
Jay S.
00:56 15 Apr 22
Captain Danielle and First Mate Gina were wonderful on our Manatee & Dolphin tour. Not only were they knowledgeable about the wildlife, they knew the area well! We saw Dolphins, many local birds and sunken sailboats. We will do another tour the next time we are in the area.
Joey M.
Joey M.
08:32 14 Apr 22
We did a team building event. We would definitely recommend Ponce Inlet Watersports. Our team got to fish for 3 hours and spend an hour on an island....
Robert J.
Robert J.
17:38 13 Apr 22
We had a blast fishing here! Captain Doc and Lindsey were awesome guides and took us to the best spots.. Jiffy was the best!! He was very personable, and definitely worth having conversation with!! 10/10 recommend
Jason-Jamie J.
Jason-Jamie J.
17:25 10 Apr 22
This was the second time our family took the dolphin/manatee tour and enjoyed it even more than the first time! We range from ages 2-52 and it will be on our list of things to do the next time we visit for sure!
Sarah Vipond M.
Sarah Vipond M.
21:16 05 Apr 22
My family went on a dolphin boat tour and had a great time! We saw a lot of dolphins, crabs, and beautiful scenery!
Natalie G.
Natalie G.
13:01 02 Apr 22
Being from upstate New York I was looking forward to seeing dolphins. Tom and Lindsey did not disappoint!!! We saw lots of dolphins. Found a sand dollar making our tour unforgettable!!!! Would recommend!!!!
Anne W.
Anne W.
00:30 02 Apr 22
Safe, friendly and knowledgeable. You can end your search here in my opinion. Captain and Lindsay were great. Both knew where we could see birds and lots of dolphins. Unfortunately, the water temperature was still too cool for manatees. The stop at the beach was the best we found shells, sand crabs and a hermit crab. Highly recommend adding this adventure to your to your vacation.
David B.
David B.
19:11 31 Mar 22
My family and I went on the echo dolphin tour then the next morning we went on the back Waters fishing charter. Captain Doc and Gina were the best, they were outstanding. We saw a lot of dolphins and different wildlife during the dolphin tour and caught a bunch of fish during the fishing charter. I highly recommend to anyone looking into the dolphin tour or charter.Gina is amazing and so much fun.The price for both the dolphin tour and fishing charter are well worth the money.Thank you Captain Doc and Gina for an amazing time and we are definitely coming back again very soon
David B.
David B.
15:32 31 Mar 22
I would like to thank Gina and Captain Doc for an amazing 4 hour back Waters fishing trip. They were beyond amazing and so much fun.
I strongly recommend going out with these guys. we did the eco tour then the next morning did the fishing trip. both trips were amazing and well worth the money. we are planning another fishing trip in the near future.
Thanks so much Captain Doc and Gina, keep up the good work
Bob G.
Bob G.
22:21 30 Mar 22
Me, my wife and son did the dolphin manatee cruise. It was spectacular! It was way more than what we expected. The captain was awesome, and the guide was very knowledgeable. Way worth the money!
Kelly Q.
Kelly Q.
00:52 29 Mar 22
Rented two single kayaks. Was a self guided tour and while we were anxious to go on our own it was amazing. Staff was professional knowledgeable and fun! Did the three hour tour and could not have asked for a more perfect day. Will definitely be back for other adventures.
Stacy E.
Stacy E.
22:26 28 Mar 22
Had a great dolphin tour this morning! Lindsey and Justin were awesome tour guides, very informative and friendly! Saw lots of dolphins! Great time!
Felecia M
Felecia M
23:57 26 Mar 22
Absolutely amazing! The tour guide and driver were so pleasant. We seen an abundant amount of dolphins. I highly recommend
michelle H.
michelle H.
13:41 18 Mar 22
Awesome fishing trip with the family! Captain Doc and Lindsey were amazing! We can’t wait to go again!
Alicia C.
Alicia C.
14:43 17 Mar 22
Our first mate Gina and our captain J really made our time on the water a fantastic experience! We were entertained by them between watching some dolphins and their babies so close you could almost reach out and touch them! Our family had a blast! I've already referred them to my local friend to entertain family coming from out of town. Thank you!
Elaine B.
Elaine B.
23:54 14 Mar 22
We enjoyed the Dolphin and Manatee Cruise. Our captain and her assistant were very friendly and informative. We were excited to see dolphins. Some came close to the boat. We sat at the front of the boat and got some spray. Also, at times it was difficult to hear the captain. Perhaps a microphone would help. Over all, we would recommend this excursion.
Amanda S.
Amanda S.
23:37 26 Feb 22
We took the dolphin & manatee tour with my sister Gina as our tour guide she’s funny and that’s the perfect job for her lol! And the super nice and funny Captain Tom! Very professional. We went to Sand Dollar Island and enjoyed their ice cream place right after. Took us through shark alley and under the drawbridge. Also the Coast Guard Station was so cool to see up close. We saw tons of dolphins it’s very neat to see them in the wild🐬 can’t wait to do some of their other tours. Highly recommend!⚓️
Debbie H.
Debbie H.
21:46 26 Feb 22
The tour was fun. Tom and Gina make the trip interesting. We saw several dolphins. it was a beautiful day.
Luanne Kemp B.
Luanne Kemp B.
18:00 26 Feb 22
Great experience at a reasonable price. Went on the dolphin tour at Noon and was not disappointed. The crew provided lots of interesting facts about the area and marine life. Would definitely go again!
Ronna S.
Ronna S.
07:54 26 Feb 22
what a amazing time, beautiful. informative and fun.
will definitely do this tour again when back.
Destiny E.
Destiny E.
19:32 25 Feb 22
Had such a fun experience here! Tom & Tom were very informative and fun to be around. We got lucky to see some dolphins as well! Will definitely return when we’re in the area again. (:
Khorie M.
Khorie M.
23:49 24 Feb 22
I got a single kayak and it was so amazing! It’s not a guided tour which I ended up liking more. I just explored on my own it was so fun and a great experience
Hunter J.
Hunter J.
11:52 23 Feb 22
Great amazing staff very friendly. Saw many dolphins. And stop to swim or explore a little sand bar.
Jonathon P
Jonathon P
19:29 16 Feb 22
Rented a single kayak today and had a great experience. Very friendly and professional staff. It was a bit cold for a longer kayak session but I will definitely be back next time I’m in town to kayak again and try their other excursions
Mike A
Mike A
23:42 05 Feb 22
Went fishing with Captain Danielle and Tom today and had a great time despite the cold and wind. Danielle picked out great places to fish...protected from the wind to keep us warmer. Both Daniellle and Tom are a wealth of information that kept the fishing engaging and fun. 5 stars. My daughter fried up the fish she caught and it's delicious. Thank you for a memorable fishing trip!
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
23:08 06 Jan 22
Such a beautiful experience! The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and amazing. They took care of each passenger and shared great insight into the ecology of the area. The dolphins and local birds were a treat! If you want a great time this is a great treat for everyone!
Larry C.
Larry C.
18:57 05 Jan 22
Had such a wonderful time with my family and the Captains!! They are great people, fun, down to earth and do very well explaining all about the the dolphins, manatees and Ponce Inlet. Thank you for a great tour!!
Samantha J.
Samantha J.
02:20 01 Jan 22
Captain Tom and Gina were awesome! Saw lots of dolphins and had many laughs. Thank you for a great tour!
Charlotte D.
Charlotte D.
00:44 31 Dec 21
My husband and I booked have done two private charter boat hires with our two kids (11 and 8). We always book with Ponce Inlet Watershots as they are simply the best!! Lur first trip waa with Captain Danielle who was a fountain of knowledge. Danielle gave us loads of interesting information about the wildlife, eco system and fish. She took us to several different fishing spots and my husband caught a huge bonnet nose shark. As you can see from the photo, we are all very excited about this catch!
We then had Captain Josh for our second charter and he was equally amazing. My son loves fishing and Captain Josh took us put on the ocean where he helped him catch a huge ray! We caught loads of fish and Captain Josh was kind enough to filet several of them which we later had for dinner.
Thank you Captain Danielle and Josh for a brilliant day and thank you Ponce Inlet Watersports for always providing excellent customer service and a professional fun experience.
Chantel Markiet B.
Chantel Markiet B.
03:36 29 Dec 21
it was a beautiful day and a great tour!! and no one got sea sick!! we also got to see some dolphins and play at the beach for a little bit. the kids had a really great time. we would definitely recommend and make this a regular stop on trip to Daytona.
Judith C.
Judith C.
18:09 26 Dec 21
Skipper and Andrew did a lovely job - Andrew was full of interesting information about the region, history, and wildlife, the Skipper provided seaworthy puns that my brother (a Navy man) and dad greatly appreciated. Would absolutely suggest as a nice outing! Worth the hour drive, we saw tons of dolphins - no manatees but the water is a bit cold for them currently!They also gave a suggestion to go to a local restaurant, Down the Hatch, and we really enjoyed that as well.
Julie Gordon M.
Julie Gordon M.
23:40 24 Dec 21
What an amazing experience from start to finish! Easy online reservation and accommodating service. We were running late for our reservation (there were 10 of us) and called to let them know. They said they would wait. Then as things happen on our vacations we blew a tire! We called again and they let us move our reservation to a later time. When we checked in, the service was friendly and on a 1st name basis. The 1st mate was awesome and had a lot of information to share about the local wildlife. This was the 1st Florida vacation for 3 of my grandkids. I promised my granddaughter that we would see manatee, sea turtles and dolphins. Today we marked the last 2 off our list. Thank you for the memorable day for this grandma. Myself, 3 of my kids and their significant others plus 5 grandkids all had a fabulous experience!
Chris
Chris
04:12 23 Dec 21
Our family had the best time on a fishing trip today. Our captain was Danielle, who was amazing!!!! She was extremely knowledgable, and friendly.We saw a lot of dolphin throughout our 2 hour trip, which was a nice bonus for us.
Chris Cook P.
Chris Cook P.
04:21 21 Dec 21
We had such a great time. This was the first time I've taken my family on the tour but my 3rd time. I learned something new every tour. I'll be back again for sure and I'll be telling anyone who asks that they should go too.
Richard W.
Richard W.
22:51 04 Dec 21
Went for the 90 minute Dolphin tour with Tom & Gina. Absolutely fantastic! We saw plenty of wildlife ( dolphins, pelicans, jellyfish, crabs ) but, even if we hadn’t, it would have been well worth the money!! Gina and Tom made the trip really enjoyable and informative. Anyway, stop reading this review and go book yourself on!!
Bogi K.
Bogi K.
02:48 30 Nov 21
We had the most amazing private boat trip.Our Captain Daniel was the most knowledgeable person about nature and the dolphins, which we were lucky to see plenty.We were a family's of five with our doggy on the boat.We would recommend this tour if you love nature.
Lisa Kilgore M.
Lisa Kilgore M.
16:02 27 Nov 21
This was such a fun trip for our family. Lots to see and our captains were so knowledgeable! Taught us a lot about their ecosystem and answered all of our questions. Recommend this to everyone!!
Holly C.
Holly C.
02:48 08 Nov 21
We had a rare experience with heavy rains recently and a King Tide. Water levels were super high and it was COLD, but the trip was still incredible. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We also saw dolphins in a couple different spots. Highly recommend!
Samantha K.
Samantha K.
23:11 04 Nov 21
Captain Jason and Gina were great!! Was able to see manatees right by the dock and turtles. Then once we got out on the water saw the dolphins. Was a great tour and would highly recommend!
Charlene C.
Charlene C.
23:16 27 Oct 21
Our trip today was amazing! Our Captain Jason was a blast and Lindsey was extremely knowledgeable and awesome as well! They even gave great recommendations to a nearby restaurant Down the Hatch. The food is amazing and the service was wonderful. I highly recommend them both!
Seema F.
Seema F.
02:57 25 Oct 21
We had a fantastic 4 hour fishing trip with Capt Ingram today, beautiful weather, great catches and and a fun time had by all. highly recommend the 4 hour fishing tour. our 6 year old was thrilled to catch some fish and our 4 year old enjoyed pretending to be captain.
Julie Manis S.
Julie Manis S.
23:58 21 Oct 21
Captain Jason and Gina were very entertaining. I highly recommend taking this 90 min. boat tour. worth every dime. We saw dolphins, sea turtles and a sting ray. We had such a blast. Loved hearing about all the history and the haunted house. Definitely a must do! 5 stars all the way. Wish I could remember the name of the haunted house though.
Rox A.
Rox A.
09:13 21 Oct 21
The dolphin/manatee tour was great. it was relaxing, informative, the crew kept things interesting and fun. Will go again.
Amanda Owen N.
Amanda Owen N.
11:24 20 Oct 21
Fabulous boat tour with very knowledgeable and friendly captain and crew. We saw a dolphin maternity pod before even leaving the inlet, and then, a little later on, dolphins feeding. So incredible to watch them hunt, tossing the fish in the air and playing.
Misty B.
Misty B.
13:46 19 Oct 21
We had such a wonderful time on the 4pm dolphin 🐬 ride!! Captain Jason and Mr. Andrew made it so much fun!! Cannot wait to do it again!! Thanks guys!!
Melissa S.
Melissa S.
23:30 11 Oct 21
Had an awesome experience are crew was amazing and very informative Saw lots of dolphins. I would totally recommend this place.
Kristen Sheaffer B.
Kristen Sheaffer B.
04:38 26 Sep 21
We had an awesome tour and Lauren was great! We didn’t see any dolphins or manatees but we did get to see a sea turtle and a manna ray as we docked after the tour. Very entertaining and educational.
Mary VanderWal B.
Mary VanderWal B.
14:48 25 Sep 21
We went on the dolphin and manitee boat tour and it was amazing. It was a relaxing and informative tour. I would recommend this for anyone who loves seeing water wildlife and learning about nature.
Laura Casciano A.
Laura Casciano A.
20:39 03 Sep 21
We went today September 3, 2021 and please forgive me I don’t remember their names but the captain and the crew are both females very educational. love seeing the dolphins and learning all about the area. Will definitely come again the next time I am visiting Florida. They also recommended going to the marine center which we did before hand, also very educational and only five dollars per person. we did not visit the lightHouse unfortunately. Maybe next time. All in all very enjoyable experience
Allison M.
Allison M.
21:37 31 Aug 21
Very nice cruise- saw some dolphins! Beautiful sites!!
The Guides were awesome (and funny)
Will definitely go again next vacation!
Cori J M.
Cori J M.
18:34 28 Aug 21
Amazing boat trip today with the Ponce Inlet Watersports today!! The captain and first mate made the trip super exciting and informative although not much dolphin or manatee sitings!! Well worth the trip and reasonably priced!! Thank you!! Will continue to bring out of state guests to your services in the future!!!

Update: I forgot to mention how accommodating and attentive the whole boat staff where to my little ones who asked questions upon questions and then spoke about the new Luca movie (under the sea creatures) and with out a beat didn't ruin the imagination of a little boy but encouraged it!!
Jen S.
Jen S.
20:12 17 Aug 21
I love Ponce inlet water sports! They have never met me down. I visit them every trip I take to Daytona! I've done eco tours, manatee yours, fishing, kayaking and parasailing! Always a great time!
Chris H.
Chris H.
02:10 15 Aug 21
We went on the boat tour. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. I would recommend
Justin M.
Justin M.
21:55 12 Aug 21
absolutely awesome time captain danielle and 1st mate Gina were absolutely amazing really enjoyed my experience
Jessica N.
Jessica N.
18:31 12 Aug 21
can't believe we waited so long before finally experiencing this treasure at ponce inlet! We rented a couple kayaks to check out the nearby sandbar islands...
Brian J.
Brian J.
00:44 08 Aug 21
Captain josh knew his job well.
Told him that I wanted to catch a shark and 15 minutes later I landed a four footer. 15 minutes after that another four footer. Then we went inland for some snapper and we’re catching on about every cast.
Aaron R.
Aaron R.
22:59 04 Aug 21
Captain Jason and Gina was wonderful we had great time caught many fish definitely be back next time in Florida
Chris M.
Chris M.
20:48 03 Aug 21
We had a wonderful time. The staff was very informative of the area and the wildlife. My family enjoyed it very much.
Karen B.
Karen B.
02:05 01 Aug 21
the crew was amazing, Gina was so helpful and informative with a pleasant and funny disposition. we throughly enjoyed the tour, the only think we were disappointed with was not seeing any dolphins.
Dave D.
Dave D.
15:48 31 Jul 21
If you want to go paddle boarding head out with Brian. Lots of fun. We saw dolphins, a sea turtle, manta ray and lots of other wildlife (Brian is part of...
Jeffrey G.
Jeffrey G.
13:16 31 Jul 21
We took an evening Dolphin and Manatee Cruise and could not have been more pleased. The crew was knowledgeable, entertaining, and courteous. I would recommend Ponce Inlet Watersports for this and other excursions.
Eric H.
Eric H.
19:46 25 Jul 21
Capt Tom and his First Mate Bailey were awesome! we had a fun and enjoyable trip and even got to help find a Dolphin rescue. We all spotted a dolphin with some scarring, she took pics and notified someone about it. They were very informative which my family and I enjoyed!
Jill L.
Jill L.
23:35 14 Jul 21
Our party of 7 had a great day today! Captain Jason and First Mate Gina were better than we could have hoped for! Super knowledgeable with the perfect mix of silly and adventure for my crew! They went out of their way to accommodate needs that pop up with little kids and made it thier mission to make sure everyone had a blast! Can't thank them enough! 😁
Reba Buwalda E.
Reba Buwalda E.
23:27 12 Jul 21
Great time on the water. Saw tons of dolphins. Guides were fun and informative. Best part of our trip (said our daughter).
Brittany S.
Brittany S.
02:52 12 Jul 21
Me and my daughter did a tour with Tom and Gina today and they where amazing we enjoyed the boat tour very much definitely recommend this place.
James A. Cook J.
James A. Cook J.
14:00 09 Jul 21
Went fishing with Captain Josh on a private charter. Had a great time. We caught fish and I enjoyed the trip.
Melissa M.
Melissa M.
03:56 08 Jul 21
My family had the best time and can’t wait till next year.Everyone was so great and wonderful with the kids.
Kate Holloway L.
Kate Holloway L.
22:41 06 Jul 21
We love doing this tour every year that we come to visit! Gina told lots of jokes and made our experience wonderful! We will be back for many years to come!
Heather Hernandez M.
Heather Hernandez M.
19:59 06 Jul 21
We kicked of our 4th of July with a Dolphin & Manatee boat tour and it was amazing. Captain Jason and Gina were fun, engaging & knowledgeable and the kids loved being Jr. captains!!! This is a must do experience.
Angela Nicole L.
Angela Nicole L.
01:51 06 Jul 21
We had a really good time today our guide was very charismatic and captain kept us alive and also was wonderful we will definitely do other adventures with this company!
Kim M.
Kim M.
02:22 05 Jul 21
The dolphin tour was awesome. Jason. and Gina made the cruise fun and entertaining. Will definitely be back again on our next vacation. Thanks for a great end to our vacation!!
Susan S.
Susan S.
19:17 04 Jul 21
Great way to spend a couple of hours! Scenic, slow paced tour with an excellent crew. Great for kids & adults. We would definitely do it again, many thanks to Captain Jason’s& First Mate Gina for working on the holiday!
Shane R.
Shane R.
22:30 03 Jul 21
This was a lot of fun. Saw dolphins and stopped at an island to collect shells. Had a great time on the ocean. Our tour guide was a lot of fun, very interactive... she even offered to take our picture together on the island stop. I highly recommend this tour.
Lesley C.
Lesley C.
13:55 01 Jul 21
Our family did the 6:00 dolphin tour yesterday & absolutely loved it!!!! The guys definitely knew their stuff, they were super knowledgeable on surrounding wildlife & my husband and I loved the little historical facts they threw in there!! 10/10 would recommend, or in this case.. 4/4!! 🤓🙂🦀
Cheryl O.
Cheryl O.
17:15 30 Jun 21
We took my sister out to sea for the last time. A small informal celebration. JIffy and Captain Josh were absolutely wonderful - very caring, sincere and patience.
With our time schedule, Jiffy said he would take care of everything...AND he did !
Josh knew exactly when to help us and when to step back. His professionalism made our trip most memorable. Not only that, he's quite a character !! ...
For sure, we strongly and highly recommend this company AND Captain Josh .
Audrey Coppage H.
Audrey Coppage H.
07:52 30 Jun 21
Captain and first mate very friendly and educational about Dolphins and manatees. Child friendly . Allowed them to sit at steering wheel of boat . Both of my nephews got too . One was 8 the other 11 (looks older ) but the captain allowed him to do when going faster on boat . This truly meant a lot to me and I know it effected Isaac. Thank you again . The best money spent on our trip from Kentucky . First time to Daytona area for me and first time ocean experience for my nephews . Highly recommend ! Also the first mate helped me on and off boat , which I truly appreciated .
Jacey O.
Jacey O.
19:07 25 Jun 21
This was a fantastic experience! Everyone was wonderful and knowledgeable. Seeing the dolphins was amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
03:57 23 Jun 21
Crew was great and very informative!! We saw dolphins, collected shells, and enjoyed the scenery. Definitely recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Justin D.
Justin D.
20:17 22 Jun 21
What a great day on the water! The boat caught around 30 fish. Including Whiting, Bonnethead Sharks, Puffers, Black Sea Bass, Pigfish, Catfish and Snapper! Everyone had a great time! Let’s just say we had a great Lunch at Hidden Treasure!
Kristine F.
Kristine F.
17:54 22 Jun 21
We took the dolphin tour and it was the best!! We saw at least 20 dolphins and learned some great facts and loved stopping on the island with tide pools to explore. I highly recommend this tour if you are in the area!!
Kassie W.
Kassie W.
02:56 21 Jun 21
We had the best time! Got to see dolphins, my youngest got to drive the boat and the stop at shell island was so much fun finding lots of neat shells!!
Maureen S.
Maureen S.
22:24 19 Jun 21
We had a super FUN day out on the water with Captain Josh while fishing. He taught us a lot about fishing and we got to make some great catches! Big fish, little fish and we even got to see a shark up close when he took a bite out of one of the fish we had on our line! Overall great day!
Stephanie Marie M.
Stephanie Marie M.
22:24 15 Jun 21
we had a great time during the tour. got to see lots of birds and some dolphins. I wish we had Gotten to see the dolphins more. Great spot to go on vacation.
Lindsey N.
Lindsey N.
22:01 14 Jun 21
FANTASTIC experience today! We absolutely loved Captain Josh in our private charter tour! So much fun and we caught two big Amberjacks and a SHARK! Will definitely be returning. Thanks for the wild experience!
Brita R.
Brita R.
12:49 01 Jun 21
I went parasailing with some friends at Ponce Inlet Watersports in Florida and it was so fun! We got on a boat to go out to the ocean to get into the open...
Emma B.
Emma B.
15:22 31 May 21
We really enjoyed this tour! The captain and guide were excellent at spotting and pointing out wildlife and had a great sense of humor while also being very informative! We were impressed with how knowledgeable the guide was. We had a lot of fun and saw jellyfish, dolphins, pelicans and many other birds! Definitely worth going on this tour!
Sandi K.
Sandi K.
11:59 31 May 21
we had the best time with our family.the crew was very informative and nice.we will definitely be back.
Sarah L.
Sarah L.
15:53 30 May 21
The two guys who took us out on the boat were super nice a d friendly! So smooth and amazing 🤩
Kelly N Matt M.
Kelly N Matt M.
01:00 29 May 21
My family had a ton of fun. We did get to see some dolphins which made us better happy. The guides know a lot and are very nice!! We will visit again when we are back in FL
Nikki S.
Nikki S.
12:27 28 May 21
We had the best time on the fishing trip!! Memories to last a lifetime 👏🏻❤️ awesome crew, and we highly recommend going!
Darin M.
Darin M.
18:08 26 May 21
We lived the dolphin tours! The tour guide and captain Chris were great! The tour was very intriguing to all ages and very informative and educational. I learned and good bit and seeing the dolphins were awesome. I actually found a sand dollar when we stopped on “Sand Dollar Island” also. Very affordable and fun for all ages!
John H.
John H.
02:53 23 May 21
Had a wonderful time with Capt. Josh recently. He was very personable, safety conscious, and a real help to a novice fisherman such as we had on board. Would gladly go bonitafishing with him again anytime.
Mary B.
Mary B.
01:35 22 May 21
I have lived in Florida for several years and love the water. My Granddaughter came to visit and we went on the dolphin tour. It was a fantastic time! The website was easy to use and setup the reservation. Everyone we had contact with was very professional. We saw several dolphins and several species of birds. The Captain and Mate were very knowledgeable. I would recommend this company and trip.
Nancy Bulla Burke L.
Nancy Bulla Burke L.
21:43 16 May 21
We had an absolutely fantastic captain and mate! They gave us some very interesting facts about pelicans and dolphins and fish. Super helpful when it came to taking the fish off the hook or actually catching someone else's hook LOL we had a great experience you definitely should go and find out for yourself!
Audrea D.
Audrea D.
01:37 12 May 21
Great family experience and the workers are wonderful! So friendly, lots of humor, and great with kids. Will definitely go on a boat tour again when we come back! Highly recommended and very good pricing!
Kim A.
Kim A.
18:23 21 Apr 21
They were very polite and helpful when I needed help getting on and off the boat. They knew all about the wildlife Thank you guys
Pamela J R.
Pamela J R.
22:31 15 Apr 21
We had a great time on our dolphin tour today. Well worth the cost to see dolphins and hear about the other wildlife and stories.
Stefanie B.
Stefanie B.
02:48 12 Apr 21
We went on the 4pm dolphin tour and my son got to help drive....huge highlight and memory made! Also enjoyed watching the dolphins and hearing fun facts shared along the way
Donna Lionello Boll R.
Donna Lionello Boll R.
01:08 10 Apr 21
great place to go kayaking!! Everyone was very nice and helpful,gave us tips where to go and what to see. Beautiful there. I go back every week now. Highly recommend.
Zach T.
Zach T.
14:25 09 Apr 21
fantastic trip especially for only $25 a person
the crew was extremely knowledgeable, fun and kind.
Will definitely use them for future watersport vacation fun
Rosa N. P.
Rosa N. P.
22:56 04 Apr 21
We enjoyed our Dolphin Tour! We rode with Danielle today for the 2pm trip. Saw quite a few dolphins socializing.
Melissa B.
Melissa B.
01:05 04 Apr 21
Had an amazing time on the Dolphin Tour today. Captain John and crew were great. They were all very knowledgeable and funny. Definitely recommend Ponce Inlet Watersports!!
Tashua A.
Tashua A.
11:56 31 Mar 21
Our tour was amazing! And the tour guide are awesome! It was so beautiful on the tour and got to see a lot. And we got to see them save a sea turtle who was hurt badly. The tour was truly amazing. Fantastic communication. Answered all your questions. Very family friendly! You can see the passion they have for the ocean.
Traci S.
Traci S.
01:24 31 Mar 21
Absolutely fantastic boat tour! It was easy to make a reservation and they communicated with our group all the way until our tour. We actually got a flat tire in our rental on the way and they even waited for us to arrive. Tom the captain and Tom the biologist were awesome! And we actually rescued an injured sea turtle ❤️ I would definitely come back! Thank you guys for such an amazing experience! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rachel Khristine P.
Rachel Khristine P.
20:56 30 Mar 21
what a great tour and friendly staff! we were very happy with our ride. We can't wait to take our grandson here! thank you for a wonderful first time dolphin tour!!
Sara R.
Sara R.
19:17 30 Mar 21
We were questioning if we made the right decision to take two, two and under on the boat tour!! It was worth it (with plenty of snacks). The tour guides make the experience so worth it and the stop at the end to explore was the perfect ending! Thank you 😊
Amanda D.
Amanda D.
12:16 30 Mar 21
Had a great day! Captain Josh was super accommodating and knowledge about the area. Even though it was a chilly day we had a great time!
Brittany L.
Brittany L.
20:23 29 Mar 21
Our experience was pretty amazing! Not everyone caught a fish but the experience made up for it! We learned that you are able to hold these type of jelly fish and we even seen dolphins while on our fishing trip. It was a little chilly and our tour guide offered his jacket to my daughter. I would highly recommend for a family outing while visiting!
Cassi L.
Cassi L.
23:58 28 Mar 21
Honestly the best boat tour I’ve been on! They make you feel so welcome and it’s so fun. Seen dolphins and a baby sea turtle. Told us some really interesting information. Just all around amazing!!
Kelly Kay G.
Kelly Kay G.
00:41 27 Mar 21
We went on the dolphin tour today, Tom & Rayvac (hopefully spelt right) were absolutely amazing! We had a great time and only wish the tour was a bit longer! They were very knowledgeable and fun! We will be back! -The WI crew.
Danielle K.
Danielle K.
22:42 21 Mar 21
I love the fact they're very knowledgeable on animal life I also got got to hold a jellyfish with a crab in it pretty neat
Jen N.
Jen N.
14:01 20 Mar 21
My Daughter and I took the Dolphin Manatee 90 minute boat tour and really enjoyed it! Right from the parking lot to the boat, the staff was amazing, helpful, and kind. Our boat tour started a bit late due to a large group running behind, but the crew was fantastic. The cruise itself was beautiful, on a hot sunny day, no manatees, but a handful of dolphins, birds, and jelly fish. A quick stop at a little beach was nice and the crew really cares about the environment and the animals which is really nice. Highly recommend and we will be back!
Nicole R.
Nicole R.
00:42 18 Mar 21
Super knowledgeable and friendly staff! These guys truly care about the animals/environment! 💗
Roseddy Balaban M.
Roseddy Balaban M.
03:00 17 Mar 21
An hour and a half on the water on a beautiful Florida afternoon. Informative skipper and first mate. Sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans and the Coast Guard. What’s not to like? 🌞🐬
Jamie H.
Jamie H.
20:50 14 Mar 21
We were in for bike week and took a 90 minute dolphin Manatee tour which we were talked into by one of the employees. I couldn’t believe the quality of the trip for the price.

We saw many dolphins in the wild and although we didn’t see any manatees, We got a very thorough education about The channels, inlets, and safety while navigating them, as well as a front row seat to the wildlife preservation efforts of the staff. It is clear that everyone on the boat had a heart toward preserving the animals. The animals seem the priority for the crew and that was very touching to see. We learned about all of the wildlife that we did spot along the shoreline. We learned about mangroves and oyster beds. (Ouch!) we had a great stop at Shell Island as well. I mean the island was just OK but my smoking friends were really happy for the break. It doesn’t hurt that an ice cream boat showed up “conveniently“ upon our arrival and one of my biker friends decided to treat the boat. If you are a smoker I highly recommend this move so that the tour keeps the stop at Shell Island. I mean there really isn’t a lot of shelling to be done there... do you know what I mean?LOL.

Captain Daniel and first mate Amber treated everybody with dignity and respect no matter how they were dressed. In fact,every staff member from the parking attendant to the trainees It was an excellent, customer-first focused individual. Terrific outing. highly recommend.
Shannon C.
Shannon C.
22:56 13 Mar 21
Our captain and crew were great! Very informative and we had a great time. Got to see plenty of dolphins and we even stopped so they could help a sea turtle. Definitely recommend!!
Kim H.
Kim H.
13:02 13 Mar 21
Nice little boat ride. Saw quite a few dolphins. There was a bit of chop so no manatees. Our crew was very knowledgeable and provided great information about what we were seeing and information about the area. Would definitely recommend.
Liza F.
Liza F.
23:46 27 Feb 21
had a great time today at the dolphin and manatee tour. no manatees but plenty of close up encounters with dolphins!!! will definitely go back.
Janet R.
Janet R.
23:36 24 Feb 21
Captain Danielle was awesome and super knowledgeable, as was Danielle. This is a great way to relax!
Darryll C.
Darryll C.
18:31 30 Jan 21
If your looking for a fun day outside, check this place out. Tours on the water, boat rentals and great ice cream stand. Lots of delicious flavors, great service and doggie scoops on the house! Kita loved her ice cream and mine too!
Toni Rae J.
Toni Rae J.
21:32 21 Jan 21
Terrific experience!! Captain Danielle and First Mate Ashley made the experience so fun. Saw dolphins, mom and baby along with others. Water so very clear. Loved the island stop. What made it the best was the stories and the knowledge about the wildlife and the area. You could feel their passion for the water and the area. Do it! Felt a freedom on the water.
Ashley N.
Ashley N.
20:01 21 Jan 21
For sure recommend this company and the dolphin tour. The people who work for this business is so sweet! The two women who lead our tour for super knowledgeable and interacted a lot with us. Only thing I wish was that the stop at the island was longer. It was so beautiful!
Shannon L.
Shannon L.
17:52 11 Jan 21
What a wonderful, relaxing day! We saw birds and dolphins and sunshine!The people were very informed and shared a lot of information and seem to know the...
Cathy J.
Cathy J.
03:47 03 Jan 21
Great guide and captain! This is such a fun tour. We saw so many dolphins and we made fun memories to last a lifetime.
Tara D.
Tara D.
01:56 07 Dec 20
Amazing time and experience!!!!!! Ladies were so fun and super informative!!!!! Worth every penny!!!!!!
Roy F.
Roy F.
00:52 04 Dec 20
Even with cancellations due to weather issues and a minor issue with the boat delaying our trip, everyone was super accommodating.
Robin T.
Robin T.
03:06 29 Nov 20
Fantastic way to spend the afternoon. We learned a bunch about the animals and plants of the area. Our guide was extremely interesting and kept us all enthralled.
Cheri Chaplin B.
Cheri Chaplin B.
23:19 17 Nov 20
had a great time on dolphin and manatee boat tour today. followed a dolphin for quite awhile as we thought it was injured. the guides were so professional and concerned for the dolphin. waiting to hear the outcome. highly recommend.
Veronica P.
Veronica P.
00:07 15 Nov 20
What a wonderful day! We had a 2hour private boat charter with captain John and Josh. We brought our 6 year old and 2.5 year old with us and we all had a blast! We caught many fish and a sting ray! We saw beautiful dolphins and had a very beautiful day. Captain John and josh were amazing with our kids and gave us knowledge on every fish we caught. And we had such amazing fun conversation. It was like being out with friends! We will definitely be planning more trips! Thank you so much! This was a perfect birthday gift for my husband!
Anita B.
Anita B.
22:00 06 Nov 20
Doc and Ashley were great!! I caught more fish than I ever have. Took the fillets next door and had them for lunch. Great people, great views, great fun!!
Elena Maria A.
Elena Maria A.
19:30 05 Nov 20
we really enjoyed our back water fishing trip. it was so much fun and amazing. The crew was fun and very helpful. you don't want to miss out on this trip. we loved it.
Andrea Smoot J.
Andrea Smoot J.
21:45 28 Oct 20
We had a great fishing trip with Captain John! He was great help and lots of fun! We caught 10 different kinds of fish! And to top it off I caught a Shark! Great time! Definitely will do again!
Chad H.
Chad H.
01:06 23 Oct 20
it is definitely a something everyone should do if they visit DAYTONA area weather u do the ecotour or fish charter its a very reasonable price a great time and even greater people cant say thank u enough u guys are awesome
Lyndsey A.
Lyndsey A.
14:16 18 Oct 20
We had John as our boat captain, and he was absolutely amazing!! Everyone at this facility is so friendly and welcoming. The time on the charter boat was so much fun!! 10 out of 10 would recommend this excursion while visiting Daytona beach!!
Greg D.
Greg D.
14:48 17 Oct 20
Time of our lives! Fair price and we reeled in some nice ones! John Ingram was our guide and I can't express how knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful he...
Shari Rhoades M.
Shari Rhoades M.
14:23 15 Oct 20
Hailey and Captain Ingram treated us to a lovely tour. We saw many dolphins and even a spinning shark! Hailey does a nice job explaining what we are seeing. Recommend!
Solange N.
Solange N.
02:03 13 Oct 20
It was a great day with the family.
We enjoyed the dolphins...
Beautiful and safe place. I recommended.
Thanks!
Anita E.
Anita E.
06:46 28 Sep 20
great time! seen lots of dolphins! have done lots of excursions while traveling.. this was by far the cheapest and just as good as any other!
Nikki S.
Nikki S.
00:30 28 Sep 20
My family and I had a great tour with Hailey and Danielle! They were informative and interactive with us. I would recommend that everyone go see them while they’re in Ponce Inlet.
Mark P D.
Mark P D.
13:32 20 Sep 20
We had a great time fishing with these guys....very relaxed and our guide knew the areas well enough so we could have a few nice catches...they were very courteous and helpful the entire time!
Rowena T.
Rowena T.
22:05 06 Sep 20
I cannot thank Doc and Ashley enough for my first time fishing experience. Very customer oriented, taught me to bate a hook, cast and fish and I brought in four fish, a nice red, a black drum, and two jacks. Great trip, would absolutely fish with them again.
Doc knew exactly where to go to hit the fishing holes. Doc filleted all the fish for us and then we headed to “Off the Hook” up the street from the marina and they cooked all our fish for us. Delicious! Thank you again Doc and Ashley!!!
Michelle K.
Michelle K.
14:56 06 Sep 20
Chartered a boat for 4 hours with another family. It was amazing! Captain John is great with kids and told us all about ponce inset and dolphins. We saw...
Lise G.
Lise G.
14:58 28 Aug 20
We've been out with Brian for his SUP tour twice now and we'll definitely be back! Brian is extremely knowledgeable and funny. Could not recommend this tour...
Renee C.
Renee C.
19:20 20 Aug 20
What a wonderful tour. We only saw 2 dolphins but tons of birds and LOTS of info from the 2 young ladies. They we awesome. I will definitely try some of their other services.
Curtis V.
Curtis V.
15:04 19 Aug 20
had a great time..captain John took good care of us and was awsome with the kids.. and wait to come back here again
Michelle B.
Michelle B.
19:08 14 Aug 20
Went out with Captain Doc. He put me on some big fish. I told him I wanted to catch a shark. As you can see Doc delivered.
Great guys to fish with. Very knowledgeable about the fish in the area.
Highly recommend fishing with these guys.
Ashlee A.
Ashlee A.
23:43 09 Aug 20
Ingram and Bailey were very friendly and informative. Our family truly enjoyed our tour with them today.
Sheri Murphy M.
Sheri Murphy M.
19:21 08 Aug 20
We took the Eco Tour today. Captain Ingram and First Mate Bailey made sure we had a great time! Saw lots of dolphins and learned a lot about the area! Beautiful boat ride and some island time that locals and tourists alike will enjoy! Thank you for a great experience!!!
Jen P.
Jen P.
13:23 08 Aug 20
Thank you Brian for being such an amazing and knowledgeable paddle board guide! It was our first time being on the boards and we had an awesome time. Highly, Highly recommend everyone go!
*Shout out to Jess & Shelby for showing my daughter & I around too.
Tonya J.
Tonya J.
00:29 07 Aug 20
Had an awesome time on our dolphin tour we got to see dolphins, manatees, birds and got to find some shells
Kaleb T.
Kaleb T.
23:27 05 Aug 20
they are the team you want when going to the backwaters. we had so much fun and we will be coming back as soon as we can. thanks yall so much!
Reagan H.
Reagan H.
16:45 02 Aug 20
John was our captain and he made the experience ! He was so kinda and informative. We truly had a great time and we will definitely be back next year. THANK YOU JOHN 😊
Kelly F.
Kelly F.
12:37 01 Aug 20
We chartered a 4 hour boat ride yesterday to kick off our vacation. Our 3 kids wanted to fish and go tubing and Captain John was amazing with them. We had a blast, he was kind and patient with the kids and we made some amazing memories! My daughter is already asking to go back! This is definitely something we will do again- highly recommend!
Kathie Spain D.
Kathie Spain D.
18:12 30 Jul 20
love this place and Jiffy is a cool guy😎 friendly staff and they always do their best to accommodate! 👍
Robyn Rowe C.
Robyn Rowe C.
14:22 21 Jul 20
4 Hour Private Boat Tour was awesome! The whole family enjoyed the ecotour, island/sandbar hopping and tubing! Captain John is cool, informative, fun and safety minded. This is the best way to enjoy the water without bringing your own boat. Well worth it and plan to come back to fish with Capt John next time.
Allison Evatt M.
Allison Evatt M.
21:12 15 Jul 20
We loved hearing the dolphins communicate with the underwater microphone! Thanks so much for a great day on the water.
Becky A.
Becky A.
20:24 10 Jul 20
My husband and I went paddle boarding with Brian and it was an amazing experience. Was much better than I expected. I absolutely recommend. We will come back every year. Thanks Brian!!!
Megan W.
Megan W.
01:49 10 Jul 20
My daughter and I really enjoyed our paddle board tour with Brian. He was very personable and fun! He was so sweet helping my daughter who was a bit apprehensive on the paddle board. I highly recommend this tour!
Laura J Delph M.
Laura J Delph M.
18:57 09 Jul 20
Rob and Amber were amazing, funny and full of information. This is my 3rd time doing one of your tours. Always professional and fun.
Marcy M.
Marcy M.
12:12 06 Jul 20
We had a fantastic 4 hour boating trip. Captain John was funny, knowledgeable and personable. His priority was making sure we had a great morning on the...
Rebecca Y.
Rebecca Y.
17:50 01 Jul 20
We just went this morning! Captain doc and Billie (I think that was her name, I didn’t catch it) was amazing. My husband and I will definitely be back! They were very informative, very professional, and helped you with anything you needed! Couldn’t rave more about this place!
Michelle R.
Michelle R.
01:27 29 Jun 20
Our family had a spectacular experience with Captain John. He was extremely knowledgeable, very personable and was excellent with our children. He made their desires and expectations a priority and they had a blast tubing. I would strongly recommend Ponce Inlet Watersports.
Brittany M.
Brittany M.
20:03 28 Jun 20
The eco tour was our favorite time during our trip to Daytona! Captain rob and Ashley were great guides who are there to have fun with you! I strongly recommend ponce inlet water sports! We can’t wait to go back and Paddleboard with them next time!
Angie Smithwick H.
Angie Smithwick H.
15:34 28 Jun 20
We had a great time on our Eco Dolphin Tour...Ms. Ashley and the Captain were great! Made the boat ride fun and educational. We saw so many dolphins and got to go on a little island were we got seashells and saw a hermit crab. I highly recommend this tour.
Cathleen D.
Cathleen D.
17:42 27 Jun 20
We had a great time kayaking with our family here! Service was awesome and the views were even better!
Kristi H.
Kristi H.
19:51 26 Jun 20
We had an awesome time today with Captain Rob and Ashley. We saw three or four manatees and a pod of dolphins with their babies. This is a fantastic company...
Daryl H.
Daryl H.
01:22 26 Jun 20
We had a great relaxing day on the water. The Captain and the guide were very knowledgeable but not scripted. We will definitely do this again in the future.
Marschell K.
Marschell K.
13:43 25 Jun 20
My son and I had the best time! They were so informative and the view was amazing! Dolphin and manatee tour is definitely worth it! I’ll be back
Awilda L.
Awilda L.
21:39 23 Jun 20
Parasailing was the best thing there! The crew members were very professional and obviously can tell they love what they do and did an amazing job at it felt safe!
Des R.
Des R.
03:00 23 Jun 20
Was a great experience, didn’t really have a set up for social distancing but they were super friendly, gave great service, we saw tons of dolphins and even got to hear them clicking and squeaking. Our kids had a ton of fun and we enjoyed the whole thing.
Kevin Van G.
Kevin Van G.
10:07 22 Jun 20
Fantastic job!
The entire crew was very well informed made it fun for all the kids aboard.
Great way to spend part of your day seeing and learning about the local area.
Reasonably priced don’t forget to bring some cash for a nice tip they work very hard for you.
Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.
19:43 20 Jun 20
Rob and Pete were super fun and helped us bait up our lines every time!! He even let my son help "drive" the boat and fillet the fish he caught at the end of the trip 💙
Jana H.
Jana H.
19:40 19 Jun 20
Truly a beautiful trip full of fun facts and entertaining information and beautiful wild life is everywhere!
Lakyn G.
Lakyn G.
02:04 19 Jun 20
We had so much fun! Although our mate got a speeding ticket on the way to work causing us to have a little bit of a wait! Lol
They defiantly made it up to us by taking us to see a maternity pod of dolphins!
Super knowledgeable and interesting tour!
April Long B.
April Long B.
22:54 15 Jun 20
We had the best time .. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly and treated us like Family. I highly reecomend to anyone.. This was the highlight of our trip
Liz Griffin H.
Liz Griffin H.
15:56 12 Jun 20
Great tour! Easy to get on and off the boat for all ages. very friendly and knowledgeable staff. My kids loved it
Donna Seig K.
Donna Seig K.
01:56 12 Jun 20
these were the best that I have dealt with and laughed my butt off during the whole trip. it was very nice. Everyone had fun on this trip. could have asked for more.
Crissy A.
Crissy A.
01:16 10 Jun 20
The Eco tour was great today. Staff was great interacting with everyone especially the kids! We got to spend a lot of time watching the dolphins playing. The kids also enjoyed shell hunting on the nearly deserted beach we got off the boat to explore.
Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.
22:49 09 Jun 20
We all loved the Eco tour and had a great day. The weather was absolutely perfect and our captain and guide were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Jenni Hines S.
Jenni Hines S.
19:23 01 Jun 20
We had a great day with Captain John and Captain Bob! They turned a difficult situation into a very fun outing. We would do it again. The whole staff was terrific!👍🏻
Rebecca V.
Rebecca V.
02:45 29 May 20
Today, May 28, 2020, we went on the 2 pm Eco tour. We were greeted with a warm welcome and an easy check in at the office to begin. Shortly after check in we boarded the boat with Danielle and Captain Rob. We learned so much about the history and wildlife around us, all while enjoying a nice breeze on the boat. Both informative and fun!!

A stop to a sandbar/island area to collect shells was a delight. Capt. Rob even took his flip flops off and went in knee deep water to grab a she'll my husband spotted from shore. Danielle helped identify and gather shells too. It was so nice to chat and share the excitement of our finds with them.

We will definitely be making regular trips out with them and bringing our out of town visitors too.

Thanks to the staff and crew! 👏👍🛥️🐚🐬
Kayla K.
Kayla K.
10:45 28 May 20
We went inland fishing and it was AWESOME! We had such a great time. Our captain, John, was the best! He was very outgoing and personable, and knew all the...
Joan K.
Joan K.
21:17 30 Mar 20
Our second day with Captain John was just as enjoyable as our first. We really did not want to come home ever!! Highly recommend, plan the trip as you like, fishing, tubing, water skiing or happy hour your choice. We will defiantly be back, our new favorite place.
Courtney J.
Courtney J.
13:05 24 Mar 20
We had a great time yesterday! We saw some dolphins, my 5 yr old drove the boat and had a great time collecting seashells on seashell beach! Rob and Hailey were great!!
Joe M.
Joe M.
18:21 23 Mar 20
We took a private fishing trip with Capt. John and had a great time. Fishing was a little slow to start, but Capt. John kept working and put us on some fish towards the end of our trip. We had great conversation and were able to catch 6 or 7 different species of fish, and took 2 red fish, a black drum and a blue fish home. We will definitely come back if we get the chance....thank you!!
Tami Hammack H.
Tami Hammack H.
21:46 18 Mar 20
We’ve been fishing with Water Sports for 10 years. Every Ormond vacation we come fishing. Use to fish with Capt. John and been with Captain Doc and Kristie the past two years. Very knowledgeable, help you with everything, and get a eco trip along with the fishing. You won’t find a better place on the Atlantic. Top notch! We tell everyone!
Hailey L.
Hailey L.
16:30 18 Mar 20
Looking for something to do during all this social distancing! Come on a boat tour in one of our wide open aired boats and explore our little town of ponce inlet! Want a relaxing day of fishing we have several fishing trip options as well as kayaks and paddle board rentals and tours! Come on down we are open!
Lisa D.
Lisa D.
18:37 14 Mar 20
Well worth the cost!!! Great and attentive crew! I can only say go! This is a great time! We saw dolphins, birds and caught lots of varied kinds of fish! Our 7 year old granddaughter had a blast!
Debra C.
Debra C.
03:40 06 Mar 20
Knowledgeable staff and so friendly. They made the trip so much fun and when we spotted a lot of dolphins they asked the passengers if we had any later plans as we could stay and watch even longer if everyone was good with that. Thanks and had. Wonderful trip. We will go again
Monica Ann C.
Monica Ann C.
21:56 04 Mar 20
Amazing tour! 15/10 would recommend to anyone who wants to learn a little and have fun! I only wish I would have had cash on me to tip! The guide and the captain were phenomenal!
Amy B.
Amy B.
16:28 03 Mar 20
Had so much fun on the eco cruise! Great location with great local restaurants , lighthouse across the street, great staff...everyone there was really fun and friendly! Can’t wait to come back!
Kelsey T.
Kelsey T.
21:51 29 Feb 20
We had a great time on our tour! We saw a bunch of dolphins, and they were great with our little kids!
Samantha H.
Samantha H.
16:28 28 Feb 20
Amazing dolphin trip yesterday at 2pm, the captain and skipper were fantastic and our boys loved it. Would definitely recommend!
Alicia M.
Alicia M.
23:54 19 Feb 20
Had such an AWESOME day fishing with Capt. Doc and Capt. Kristi! They were entertaining, knowledgeable about local info and habitats, and Capt Doc had great fishing spots. They were very helpful with my kids 7 and 9 with bare and taking the fish off. One of our boat mates even caught a Monster Red Fish. Such a fun day!! Everyone caught multiple fish! I highly recommend them.
Paula T.
Paula T.
20:03 18 Feb 20
Great time! We’ve done it all - parasail, eco-tours, and 4 hour fishing cruise. Christy is amazing and a wealth of knowledge! Love hearing her stories and the history of the area! Thanks guys!
Tina A.
Tina A.
20:38 16 Feb 20
Awesome tour very informative and FUN!!..
It is a Must Do while in south Daytona area... right by lighthouse and Hidden Treasure.
Great Captain and 1st mate
Julie R.
Julie R.
20:37 16 Feb 20
It was a great tour! our captains were wonderful and knowledgeable! highly recommend. awesome to see the dolphins in the wild
Susanne C.
Susanne C.
23:39 14 Feb 20
My Husband & I went on a boat ride yesterday through Ponce Inlet and loved it! Danielle did a great job explaining about all the species along the Lagoon. We said beautiful birds and dolphins! Thank you!!
Laney B.
Laney B.
21:01 29 Jan 20
We went on the dolphin and manatee eco tour yesterday and came back today for the private fishing charter. Had a great time on both. I highly recommend the fishing charter, great fun for the entire family.
Roxanne P.
Roxanne P.
00:04 14 Jan 20
great day, the Captain and mate were knowledgeable and friendly and did a lot of interaction with us on the tour. My grandchildren loved it and were excited to see dolphins. Thank you!
Chris L.
Chris L.
15:33 05 Jan 20
It was a great tour with Captain John & Hayley—very informative about the marine life/birds & the area.
Thank you!
Scott B.
Scott B.
02:03 30 Dec 19
We had a great time on our tour with Capt. John and First Mate Danielle. They were both very knowledgeable and had just the right touch of humor to keep it fun and entertaining. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to do a tour in this area.
Holly Joy G.
Holly Joy G.
17:55 29 Nov 19
5 Stars
Doc, Kristi, & Hailey were amazing. We had so much fun fishing we went twice! Thank you for taking us out.
Jill Adametz F.
Jill Adametz F.
16:30 16 Nov 19
We had a great time on this super relaxing boat tour. Hailey was a great tour guide- we learned a lot and she answered all of our questions. Also, We got to see dolphins!!!! I really appreciated their love for what they do. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Jennifer Y.
Jennifer Y.
18:47 07 Nov 19
We had a wonderful Captain and first mate!! They were very attentive and knowledgeable about the area. I don't know how to fish and neither do my 8 and 7 year olds, but we all ended up catching fish and had a great time. You can't go wrong with the price either. I would highly recommend!! Thanks for a great experience and if I'm ever in the Daytona area again, I would definitely do the fishing charter everytime!
Jamie V.
Jamie V.
06:53 04 Nov 19
My family decided to do the dolphin and manatee eco tour. It's a 90 minute boat ride down the the intracoastal waterway. Our tour guides were fun and...
Erik T.
Erik T.
12:53 03 Nov 19
$25 for 90 minutes, Worth every penny.Saw 5-6 dolphins in a pod and they were playing and jumping out of the water. No manatees now that the water is...
Samantha Koluch R.
Samantha Koluch R.
19:54 02 Nov 19
The owner was very friendly. Took time out of his day to communicate with the customers. Captain Rob, and assistance Ashley were amazing and very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend this boat ride. 11/2/2019
Tammy Mydlarz G.
Tammy Mydlarz G.
12:52 10 Oct 19
We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The dolphin watch tour is great for every age. Would highly recommend it.
Daniel R.
Daniel R.
13:47 04 Oct 19
A very enjoyable and informative boat ride and visit to the beach of a nearby island ! Thank You Danielle and Capt Rob ! And thank you for the photos that you took and posted ! I’ll try to share a few that I took also. Best Wishes
Michael J.
Michael J.
15:35 29 Sep 19
Customer service was great.. The price is very reasonable and The crew was very knowledgeable about the area.. And most of Kid Friendly..
Joan E.
Joan E.
04:12 27 Sep 19
Great Captains Doc and Cristy. Everyone was great, good fishing, and fantastic ride with excellent info. Well worth the trip. This was our second time and once again had a great day.
Cameron S.
Cameron S.
17:58 26 Sep 19
Had an awesome time with family that came down to visit us from Indiana. Captain Dave, and I believe his name was Nick, and the photographer were all great! Definitely recommend checking this place out if you get the chance. I went parasailing in Key West and bought the photographers SD card with the pictures and videos and they were so terrible. The pictures and videos that Ponce Inlet Water Sports take are so crystal clear!
Leah Killian D.
Leah Killian D.
14:54 20 Sep 19
Our 8 and 5 year old sons have been wanting to fish in the ocean like on the show Catching Monsters but also wanted to see wild life and find some seashells. I contacted Ponce inlet water sports and they recommended chartering a boat with Captain John. Our 4 hour fishing, dolphin and seashell finding boat ride was nothing short of fantastic. Captain John was great with our kids (and our 17 month old!!) and we all had so much fun. We caught several different type of fish and some were keepers that we took home and ate for dinner. I highly recommend them. We will be back next year!
Andy W.
Andy W.
01:03 12 Sep 19
Did the dolphin and manatee tour on Tuesday and went backwater fishing on Wednesday. Had a great time on both.
We found them last year during our visit and couldn’t wait to return again this year. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
Essie B.
Essie B.
19:51 27 Aug 19
Friendly staff .... We enjoyed the manatee/dolphins eco tour 8/26 and parasailing 8/27 . Thank you guys .
Michelle Farler E.
Michelle Farler E.
20:14 15 Aug 19
I highly recommend the back water fishing with captain John!!! He is an amazing guide and a genuinely nice person! We had so much fun, he told us a little about the area and got us set up quickly. We caught 8 fish in a little over an hour (4 different species) and then on our way back he stopped so we could look for shells. We then got a surprise and saw a storm rolling in. He got us back fast and safe before it started raining! We appreciate the friendliness and the professionalism of the entire crew! Thank you all so much for a great time!!
Cody W.
Cody W.
23:36 08 Aug 19
It was a great experience and opportunity! I was glad to be apart of it. Very thankful for the guide who put us on different species of fish
Em B.
Em B.
16:38 02 Aug 19
We did my best friends bachelorette party through them. We did a 4 hr boat ride with Danielle and Captain John and had the best time! We went island hopping and they brought us anywhere we wanted to go. We even ran out of alcohol and they brought us to the local store on the water for refills of beers! Great company and a great time!
Donavon T.
Donavon T.
02:48 01 Aug 19
Hailey and captain Matt done a great job on our inlet fishing trip this morning very friendly and great to fish with highly recommend these 2!!
Jr S.
Jr S.
19:37 31 Jul 19
Had a great time today fishing and learning about prince inlet with the best crew ever Hailey and Matt thanks guys
Erin Russell S.
Erin Russell S.
20:04 30 Jul 19
Took the ECO tour just now and had a great time! Captain Rob and Danielle were a lot of fun! Saw manatee and dolphins! Great time!
Sarah L.
Sarah L.
19:22 27 Jul 19
Captain Rob & First Mate Anna were excellent! We saw a few manatees, dolphins, and got to do some shelling. Very enjoyable experience for our whole family. Highly recommend!
Tracy S.
Tracy S.
12:16 26 Jul 19
Amazing dolphin tour!! Highly recommend! Manatees, dolphins, crabs and a variety of birds. Captain and first mate were awesome and knowledgeable!! Definitely take the tour.
Marcy M.
Marcy M.
13:49 25 Jul 19
We had a great time. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The tour was different than other boat tours I have taken in the fact that they took you to a nice beach and let you get off and pick up shells and explore a little. I would definitely take this tour again.
Teresa Branch T.
Teresa Branch T.
02:50 25 Jul 19
Recommend this tour for kids to adults. Great ride. Great staff. Will go again when I come back. Had a blast
Anna M.
Anna M.
19:43 20 Jul 19
loved every minute of it! great captain and tour guide!

Went on a dolphin tour today in Virginia Beach. I was very disappointed. Wasn’t even close to the experience I had here. Wished we would’ve went back to daytona!
Tessa J. Hendrix M.
Tessa J. Hendrix M.
11:45 20 Jul 19
Had an amazing time on the dolphin and manatee tour. They were very knowledgeable and fun!! Definitely recommend!
Christina A.
Christina A.
14:24 18 Jul 19
We went on the dolphin and manatee tour. We thought we was guaranteed to see them but it turns out you are not guaranteed. We didn’t see anything other than birds. They said they didn’t see anything the tour in front of us either. Our kids was disappointed as well as the adults. We had 9 people in our group. We felt like it was a waste of money. The crew was nice.
Jeffrey T.
Jeffrey T.
02:23 17 Jul 19
Captain Doc and Captain Kristy were the best. Kept all of us entertained with facts and interesting tidbits of information regarding the estuarian habitat and inhabitants in addition to some of the history of the area. Everyone caught fish and special attention was given to the kids who were having as much fun as anyone on the boat, without taking away anything from any adults on board. Would definitely recommend the trip for a fun day and fishing as well. Very educational for Arizona people... enjoyed all of it!!!
Anne LaBonte D.
Anne LaBonte D.
17:58 06 Jul 19
went to the disappearing Island was real cool. Great instructor Brian. Made it across the waterway in 6 minutes with waves jump over my board. Brian kept us calm and chilled great times. going back soon.
Christine C.
Christine C.
22:11 29 Jun 19
Had the best time yesterday on our tour! Captain Rob, Daniel & Anna made us feel like family from jump. The girls warmed right up to them and were comfortable quickly so when we did come upon 3 dolphins they were able to enjoy watching the dolphins play. And also enjoyed finding their own pretty shells! 💕
Maegan H.
Maegan H.
12:44 29 Jun 19
we did the Eco tour and the captain and tour guide were amazing !! had a wonderful time! great kid friendly thing to do in Daytona
Celisse L.
Celisse L.
01:49 29 Jun 19
Such an AMAZING group of people. We have went out twice now with Doc as out Captain and had a blast each time. We will continue to go inland fishing with Ponce Inlet Water Sports.
Nancy B.
Nancy B.
21:00 27 Jun 19
We had such a great paddle board tour with Brian today! He is super funny and knowledgeable about the islands and their inhabitant. We will definitely do that again and again
Lisa P.
Lisa P.
17:18 26 Jun 19
We have had the best experience with this company. This is my first time in Daytona Beach and we have spent 3 days of our week long vacation with Ponce Inlet Water Sports. Their staff is top notch which sets them above others in the area. Jiffy who works inside is not only knowledge about everything you’d possibly want to do on the water but patient and cares about your experience. He’s first class! Haley, Captain Rob and Captain John where also so knowledgeable and quite funny as we took the Dolphin & Manatee Tour. This was such a relaxing experience. These three were so funny and made our experience so much fun!

If you’re in this part of Florida, please make sure you put this on your list of “must do’s!” You won’t regret it!
Shana M.
Shana M.
05:17 25 Jun 19
Wow I highly recommend this Eco tour for anyone who wants to have a fun experience and the staff they are awesome at what they do and you can tell they love their job I mean what's not to love though. My family and I have never been on a boat before ever and we all enjoyed ourselves and we will be coming back next year when we come on vacation.
Amanda Davis R.
Amanda Davis R.
22:43 20 Jun 19
We did a private family fishing charter. It was great! Captain John was so good with our kids and helped them the entire time! We will definitely be back!
Jessica T.
Jessica T.
18:46 19 Jun 19
Captain Doc and First Mate, Ashley were awesome! Very knowledgeable and patient! They found some great spots to ensure everyone on our 4 hour tour caught a fish. They were also great with kids!
Rebecca R.
Rebecca R.
18:51 18 Jun 19
Matt and Christy worked hard to provide an experience that created life long memories for our family. would definitely recommend!
Kayla S.
Kayla S.
00:29 05 Jun 19
My heart is so happy! I paddle board on a regular in North Carolina and have even lived in Hawaii for some time. This had to be one of my favorite paddle boarding experiences...... hours after I am still thinking about my day.
Amanda Romero P.
Amanda Romero P.
00:41 01 Jun 19
We did the 4 hour private fishing tour. Captain John went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. My kids loved catching all the different types of fish. Definitely coming back next time we are here.
Kelly F.
Kelly F.
00:41 29 May 19
friendly staff, hailey was fun and made our honeymoon memories that will last a lifetime!! also captain jack!!!
Jennifer Dwyer W.
Jennifer Dwyer W.
17:56 24 May 19
I would recommend the Dolphin Manatee boat tour. very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a great time.
Faye S.
Faye S.
18:00 16 May 19
highly recommend the tour and the 4 hr fishing trip they were amazing! the guides were amazing! it was just so much fun! thanks Ponce inlet water sports! you rock!
Michelle O.
Michelle O.
23:43 09 May 19
We had an awesome time with Brian during our SUP tour! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He was also super laid back, funny and entertaining. We had a great time and saw turtles, dolphins and rays. Beautiful area to paddleboard and a great value! We’ll definitely be back!
Theresa H.
Theresa H.
16:06 03 May 19
Had a wonderful time. Captain Jack and Haley were very knowledgeable on Ponce Inlet and the wildlife that inhabited the area. We saw a lot of dolphins, which was really cool and Mako ( the puppy) was adorable!
Bridget H.
Bridget H.
13:45 19 Apr 19
Went paddle boarding with Brian and had a great time! He was so knowledgeable about the area. Saw dolphins, baby sharks, stingrays, and starfish. It was a relaxing ride traveling from island to island. I will definitely be back!
Shawn T.
Shawn T.
20:46 17 Apr 19
Had a wonderful time. Very informational and professional. The mate was very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks
Donna P.
Donna P.
22:29 15 Apr 19
Thank you Kristie & Captain Bill for a great tour today. It was a lot of fun & informative. Will definitely come back!

Thanks Again!
Donna & Corey- Binghamton NY
Allen B.
Allen B.
00:11 13 Apr 19
Christy and were Captain Jack were excellent hosts. They were very professional and knowledgeable about the local area. I highly recommend this boat tour!
Marcie Ann W.
Marcie Ann W.
23:11 12 Apr 19
very fun! danielle and capt. jack were awesome! seen dolphins and cool birds! was hoping for a manatee but no luck. learned great information!
Allison W.
Allison W.
23:10 12 Apr 19
 Captain Jack and Danielle were GREAT! 1st time to Daytona I highly recommend this tour! We had a blast!
Jillian Roark H.
Jillian Roark H.
20:29 08 Apr 19
We had such a great time on our fishing trip! Captain John was amazing with our kids. This will definitely be a new tradition for our family!
Frank B.
Frank B.
00:20 07 Apr 19
Great day (April 6). They knew exactly where to find Dolphins. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. A perfect day on the water.
Jamie C.
Jamie C.
11:54 05 Apr 19
We had the best time on our eco tour. Christy made the trip , she was awesome and knew a lot of cool facts. She even showed us the jellyfish and we all got to hold it. All
Around awesome trip. Definitely will be back next time we are on vacation!
Michele LeClair C.
Michele LeClair C.
00:47 05 Apr 19
I chose this activity because of all the great reviews and it surpassed my expectations. Capt. Jack and his mate/guide Kristy were amazing. We saw dolphins several times as well as other local wildlife and learned so much about the ecosystem. The guide even caught a jellyfish to bring aboard to show us and let the children hold and touch. When we stopped to look for shells at a small island Kristy was immediately available to take great pics of people with the lighthouse in the background. I highly recommend the 90 minute eco tour, it’s fun for all ages!
Katie S.
Katie S.
13:03 04 Apr 19
Thank you Captain John for a wonderful day of fishing. We all had a great day and loved being out on the water. Until next time!
Amy Wheatley J.
Amy Wheatley J.
02:14 31 Mar 19
Highly recommend paddle board tour. So much fun! Guide is awesome!! Truly a great time can’t wait to go again
Shannon Cochran P.
Shannon Cochran P.
23:26 21 Mar 19
Everyone at Ponce Inlet Watersports is helpful; from booking to the fishing trip I couldn't have asked for better. Captain John took the time to get to know us, and made the trip great.
Mikel G.
Mikel G.
19:25 19 Mar 19
Greatest backwater trip Ive ever had. Cpt. John was hands down the coolest captain I’ve ever met. He always made sure we were busy catching fish, laughing and enjoying our time. I 10/10 would recommend this to anyone. I can’t wait for next year!
Christian B.
Christian B.
19:24 19 Mar 19
I had an amazing trip. John is an amazing captain, he made the trip very enjoyable and laid back. He took us to a bunch of different places to get the most variety of fish. All in all this place is a 10/10!
Bryce S.
Bryce S.
14:02 16 Mar 19
It was an amazing experience. Great people, great fishing, and our captain was amazing. Within minutes we were talking talking him like we had known him for years. He was very helpful in every way possible. I can't wait to go back to florida just fish with them.
Cynthia Stark C.
Cynthia Stark C.
19:55 07 Mar 19
We had a wonderful time. First time I had seen dolphins in the wild. I got some nice shells. Glad we took the tour!
Deb H.
Deb H.
01:53 04 Mar 19
Had a fabulous time! We did spot a cpl Dolphins on the boat tour. Captain Jack and 1st mate Hailey were great tour guides! Highly recommend!
Stacey H.
Stacey H.
23:53 26 Feb 19
Captain Jack and Kristy were amazing! So glad we booked this tour! They made sure we seen as many dolphins as possible and that the kids enjoyed the trip!
Cony F.
Cony F.
21:44 24 Feb 19
Danielle was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Great job and was highlight of our visit.
Sarah H.
Sarah H.
00:30 21 Jan 19
The 4 hour backwater fishing charter was an absolute blast!! I booked it as a surprise for my husbands 30th birthday and it was incredible!! Capt was VERY knowledgeable and was very laid back and made our trip very memorable!! He won’t admit that his wife outfished him but it’s ok! 🙂 We all caught a variety of fish during the 4 hours!! We are already planning to do the private charter in March! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for helping me make his birthday one to remember!
Denise W.
Denise W.
20:58 31 Dec 18
I highly recommend the dolphin tour. It was way more than I expected and I am very impressed. We saw lots of dolphins and had plenty of time to take pictures and videos. Kristy, our guide was just fabulous. She has so much knowledge of everything we saw from the ecosystem to the mangroves, to the dolphins, to every bird we saw. It was fascinating and the highlight of our Florida trip! THANK YOU!
Dana L.
Dana L.
04:31 29 Dec 18
we all had a great day on the dolphin and manatee tour. the staff was wonderful and we would highly recommend.
Nabila D.
Nabila D.
11:46 27 Dec 18
Amazing tour! Family friendly and very fun. My family and I were thrilled to see the dolphins. Captain Matt and First mate Danielle were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the wildlife. Very fun opportunity and highly recommend!
Sarah W.
Sarah W.
22:20 14 Nov 18
Great trip. very informative & friendly crew. saw dolphin, pelican & even a bald eagle. sadly no manatee, but a really great trip
Jill L.
Jill L.
19:58 05 Nov 18
Fun, knowledgeable crew! Learned a lot! made our last day of wedding vacation! would definitely go back if we are in the area again!
Robert F.
Robert F.
21:30 18 Oct 18
Great capt and first Mate they both made the experience very enjoyable I can’t wait till my next trip to Florida we will most defiantly do this again
Shona R.
Shona R.
01:47 16 Oct 18
LOVED IT! Went on the 4 hour fishing tour this morning and it was awesome! My daughter has special needs and the Captain and crew Kristi I believe were so good with her! Woman on our boat caught a SHARK! Incredible to see - the crew helped her but let her do all the fighting and reeling. I caught a puffer fish! We all caught many mangrove snappers and when we came back the Captain cleaned and filet them and the shark! Dinner will be delicious!
We also saw dolphins, osprey and sting Rays. The crew was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I would go again and highly recommend to anyone. Reasonable price too.
Gone Fishing �
Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C.
14:02 12 Oct 18
We had a blast on our fishing charter. Captain John was awesome. He was patient with our sons and gave a great tour. We saw dolphins, a manatee and caught lots of fish, even a stingray. Two thumbs up!! Great place. We will be back again for sure!!
Rachel L.
Rachel L.
21:36 06 Oct 18
We went out on a fishing trip yesterday with you guys and had a blast! The staff was super helpful and extremely friendly. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and seemed like we were just hanging out with friends! We will definitely be returning guest and absolutely recommend Ponce Inlet Water Sports!
Shane D.
Shane D.
22:08 23 Sep 18
we had a great time everyone was very nice and informative. it was great just being on the water around good folks thank you we will be back for some other activities
Adam B.
Adam B.
01:39 16 Sep 18
We did the manatee dolphin tour today. Had lots of fun, saw manatees and had a great time with our captain and guide! Great time for families! We’ll be back
Christy Thurmond H.
Christy Thurmond H.
22:32 01 Sep 18
Was better than expected, very educational and friendly staff. The tour was beautiful 🐬🦀🌴
Geno Ewalt I.
Geno Ewalt I.
21:04 25 Aug 18
fishing for many years on the ocean anywhere from private charters to the party boats... but this was hands down one of the best trips I have taken in my 41 years.... can't wait til next time
inshore fishing at its best
Janice Smith C.
Janice Smith C.
02:31 20 Aug 18
This was my second visit ..... we have a spectacular time each time.... there’s plenty of fun and entertainment.... NEVER A DULL MOMENT....
Nichole Parker T.
Nichole Parker T.
18:04 17 Aug 18
We had s great time , they were very knowledgeable, we seen dolphins ,birds , shrimp and little private islands
Katie C.
Katie C.
23:30 09 Aug 18
I just moved to Ormond Beach from Knoxville TN my Uncle John and Aunt Danielle both work at Ponce. they took us out on an Eco and it was the most incredible experience we've had since being back in FL. My Uncle John was very professional and informative. Danielle made the experience so much fun and had such amazing information. Highly recommend going to Ponce. 5 STARS!!!
Nicole Curtis C.
Nicole Curtis C.
01:40 22 Jul 18
We had a great time today. The staff was fun, friendly and super knowledgeable. And Zach can't stop talking about being Captain!
Bobby C.
Bobby C.
20:31 15 Jul 18
Had a blast the guide was top notch boat wasn’t crowded at all and we caught all kinds of different kinds of fish definitely recommend if your going to Ponce Inlet to do some fishing
Nikki N.
Nikki N.
20:28 13 Jul 18
I took the kids and I parasailing two days in a row. The staff was awesome and the experience was just was great! Highly reco this company.
Linda Conine M.
Linda Conine M.
16:44 11 Jul 18
This was an awesome tour. It started a little slow for the little ones but all was perfect when they saw their first dolphins. You should see the shell collection from shell beach! They both want to go again!
Fred B.
Fred B.
23:16 10 Jul 18
We... had an awesome excersion with,Doc and Danielle,very knowledgeable, helpful and we ended up in some great fishing spots ...it was great we were looking a variety of fish all day.Great Job you two!!!!Fred/Doug.see y'all again!!
Lori Ezell W.
Lori Ezell W.
04:19 08 Jul 18
We had so much fun!! We saw stingrays, dolphins, manatee, a family of bald eagles, sea turtle, caught a hermit crab, & lots of neat shells!!
Wes C.
Wes C.
01:49 29 Jun 18
Very happy with the Inland Fishing trip. Everyone was very nice and the boat was perfect for a large group. The covered shaded boat was great for the kids and kept them happy. We appreciated Mckensie's knowledge of the wildlife and natural features. Thank you!
Cheryl Darsey T.
Cheryl Darsey T.
21:06 28 Jun 18
I had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. They truly cared about their customers and their safety. I definitely recommend them!
Angela Payne H.
Angela Payne H.
18:12 26 Jun 18
I cannot say enough about the Eco Tour! We saw tons of dolphins and manatees on our longer than expected trip, and stopped on a barrier island to see manatees up close. We collected large conch shells to keep, as well as sand dollars! Highly knowledgeable tour guides that take you directly to the nature you want to see! I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone!
Michelle N.
Michelle N.
17:25 25 Jun 18
Took our family of 4 on the back water fishing 4 hour tour. It was awesome! Captain Doc and first mate McKenzie were experienced, helpful, and made it a great time! We all caught fish! Definitely coming back next year!
Kathi Hawkins S.
Kathi Hawkins S.
18:39 23 Jun 18
We’ve booked 2 fishing charters and 1 parasailing adventure through Ponce Inlet Water Sports and have been more than pleased with each encounter. Everyone has always been very courteous. Captain John Geyer is always a lot of fun. We’ll definitely be back for more adventures!!
Jody Veach H.
Jody Veach H.
14:07 22 Jun 18
They truly care about the needs and experience of their clients. After more than a year of working on our “Burial at Sea” for my daughter, we finally were able to accomplish it. Not only are they respectful but they went out of their way to make it beyond amazing. They filled out a burial certificate with exact coordinates, wind speeds and wave height. Captain John helped with pictures and even circled the site so we could video. Then, after we finished our ceremony he took us to see the dolphins......

Ponce Inlet Water Sports is beyond amazing. I highly recommend them.
Abby S.
Abby S.
19:21 20 Jun 18
This was so much fun! My husband and I went out on the dolphin and manatee tour- we saw a maternity pod of dolphins! McKenzie ( hope I spelled that right) was awesome at guiding through the tour and so friendly- and the captain (Mark? Matt?) was so good at making sure we had a great view! We would definitely recommend this to anyone going to visit the area!
Stephy Jo D.
Stephy Jo D.
23:03 19 Jun 18
An amazing tour. My 6 year old son got to drive the boat with Captain Matt. Saw a family of dolphins. Definitely a great experience. Hailey the helper was great as well. Very entertaining.
Kimberly M.
Kimberly M.
22:52 19 Jun 18
We had a great time on the dolphin/manatee tour! Captain Matt and hostess Hailey made the trip very enjoyable! Seen a family of dolphins! Can’t wait to do it again �
Angie G.
Angie G.
12:15 15 Jun 18
A great tour! Capt Matt and Danielle were so pleasant, he let the kids steer the boat and Danielle was so passionate and informative. I would recommend this tour to tourists and locals! Thank you! My mom and I really enjoyed this day on the water.
Rex T.
Rex T.
20:56 14 Jun 18
Backwater fishing with Captain Doc and his deckhand was a great time. Caught quite a few fish with my 2 sons. Will def do it again
Schere S.
Schere S.
21:40 08 Jun 18
The staff on the boat was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the area....we got to see a lot of dolphins and the Captain turned the boat so that every could see them jumping around and swimming...the boat was super clean and they took us to this sandbar where the water was crystal clear and got some awesome seashells and we even seen a jellyfish! I highly recommend this tour :) definitely will be back
Timothy P.
Timothy P.
21:13 08 Jun 18
Great experience! Crew is knowledgeable and super friendly! We saw a manatee and dolphins yesterday. We were able to get shells on the island, which was gorgeous! It looked like a small Bahamas. They did their best to keep the boat clean. Even gave us discount ice cream coupons. Highly recommend.
Kim McKinnon D.
Kim McKinnon D.
16:33 07 Jun 18
The very last day of our Florida vacation was the highlight of the trip! We booked a paddleboard excursion with Bryan, and, after we got the hang of it, it was the coolest experience ever! I am not the most coordinated person...I fell twice right off the bat...but Bryan's explicit instructions kept me and my husband and daughter balanced and loving the feel of paddleboarding for the remainder of our 2 hour tour! We were fortunate to see a hog-nosed ray, a stingray, jellyfish, cormorants, and other sea birds and wildlife...not too shabby for first-timers! Thank you, Bryan, for your expertise and patience. You made our first paddleboarding experience incredible and unforgettable, and it was amazing to bask in the beauty of Ponce Inlet and its wildlife!!! I want to do this again! Amazing adventure!
Laurie B.
Laurie B.
18:57 06 Jun 18
We had a great time doing the inlet fishing! We had 4 kids and our Captain and Makenzie were patient and helped us catch a bunch of fish and sting ray. So fun!
Kim E.
Kim E.
13:26 02 May 18
Awesome experience I will go back again. Brian is truly knowledgeable and a great expert in paddleboarding.
Evelyn D.
Evelyn D.
12:55 30 Apr 18
Best establishment of enjoyment with the best employees everyone treats you like family. I love these guys come every year.
Lizzy R.
Lizzy R.
22:04 26 Apr 18
We lost a family member unexpectedly and we traveled from Michigan and Alabama to take care of things..needing an emotional break, they were the only place touring when we called they held the boat for us not even knowing the circumstances! And we had an amazing relaxing, and very informational tour! It was the exact stress reducer we all needed! And the dolphins def did not disappoint us...it was awesome! Thank you staff you were great!!!
Joshua M.
Joshua M.
03:04 25 Apr 18
Went paddle boarding the for the first time with Brian he was a great instructor I had no idea what I was doing and he had me on the board in no time. Had such a great time had to go back a second time best of all he shares his beer! I highly recommend making this a stop during you vacation.
Beverly S.
Beverly S.
01:44 21 Apr 18
Had a great time on the 4 hour backwater fishing trip. Cptn. Doc and Mate Mackenzie made sure we had a good experience again. Thanks for a really enjoyable day and of course the fish we caught. Beverly, Hugh, Larry, Barbara, Adam and Shawna. Been here before and will be back again.
Alicia D.
Alicia D.
20:51 06 Apr 18
We had a great time! Saw a few dolphin and watched them play for a bit. Our guides were very knowledgeable of the area.
Erica B.
Erica B.
19:12 03 Apr 18
Once again we had an amazing experience again. Captain John took us out on his private charter for a day of deep sea fishing. He was awesome with our 8 and 9 year olds. All 4 of us caught fish after fish. We caught over 100 fish. Will be back again.
Jenny C.
Jenny C.
21:39 23 Mar 18
On a chilly day we made a last minute decision to head out on this excursion. WE HAD A BLAST! Captain John and Hailey were a pleasure to spend time with. Between the MANY dolphin sightings, they shared a ton of interesting information about the area and wildlife! Our party had senior citizens, adults and small kids and everyone had a great time. If you are considering booking an excursion, BOOK today!
Jimmy-Samantha D.
Jimmy-Samantha D.
01:53 16 Mar 18
Great crew! Very knowledgeable and friendly! We got to see some dolphins and learn a lot about the area. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
William P.
William P.
19:20 14 Mar 18
The fish are amazing! I’ve been back every time I’m in the area. The’ll take you to the right spots, for the fish your looking for...they know the area well.
Michelle Sellers R.
Michelle Sellers R.
21:05 03 Mar 18
Great people, great tour, learned some new things about the area as well as getting some great pictures of some really sweet dolphins
Kimberly W.
Kimberly W.
01:26 01 Mar 18
They lived up to my expectations... which isn’t easy... I was very happy with the experience... the Captain and tour guide had wonderful upbeat personalities and they really engaged with their guests on the boat... they took their time to give us interesting facts about the birds and dolphins we saw... they gave information about some of the homes we saw along the way..... I especially liked that the Captain was able to answer my question about how the lighthouse has survived the storms it has weathered over time... they were courteous were wonderful with answering questions.. when we started seeing the dolphins they took time to make sure we had the best opportunity to see them... seeing a dolphin in its natural habitat was on my bucket list... thanks to Ponce Inlet Water Sports I can cross that off my list... I’d do the trip again without a doubt and the price was absolutely affordable... I recommend them with a full 5 stars.... Wonderful adventure... THANK YOU....
Christy W.
Christy W.
16:16 27 Feb 18
This eco-tour is A LOT OF FUN. We visited Feb 22, 2018. Capt John and Danielle, I believe, were our guides. We saw mostly maternity pods of dolphin- so amazing!!! Highlight of our trip to Daytona! Excellent family time...highly recommend. ☆☆☆☆☆
Kim S. L.
Kim S. L.
20:41 21 Feb 18
First off the staff is Amazing!!! 2nd we got to see several Dolphins and wild life. It's a must do with these guys!!
Kat W.
Kat W.
23:01 10 Feb 18
This is by far THE BEST use of $25 in a LONG time! What a great boat ride with lots of local and environemental tidbits that you must know to see this amazing part of Florida! Danielle, John and Haley will share their love of the area like you have rarely seen before! This is one of those Florida "Must Do's" for sure! Thanks so much! Will see you again and agin for sure!
Kelley Williams D.
Kelley Williams D.
13:52 19 Nov 17
We had a great tour! Learned great information about the area, saw many dolphins, white pelicans, osprey, Arctic terns as well as a stop on shell island! Highly recommend!
Cameron M.
Cameron M.
00:49 17 Oct 17
Went parasailing in the morning and we were treated so good, we decided to go on the eco- tour also. Both were fantastic, my new wife and I had a blast, very knowledgeable and professional all the way around. Would definitely come back!
Danielle Y.
Danielle Y.
03:06 03 Oct 17
Thank you Captain John and Ponce Inlet Water Sports for an awesome private charter fishing trip!!!!!

We had a goal to go fishing while visiting New Symrna​ Beach. Kinda disappointed that the swells were too big to go deep sea fishing...but we found a place that did "backwater fishing". We figured why not, we wanna go fishing! And the price was right.

Not really knowing what to expect, we packed some beer and sandwiches (and sunscreen, of course!) and headed to Ponce Inlet.

Easy peasy 'check-in'. A short drive to the marina and we were ready to go! A private boat just for us...how cool! Captain John was super chill and welcoming...which we were so thankful for!

We not only had a memorable time fishing (caught 11 different species!), but also saw manatees and dolphins! It was magical :)

Captain John is so knowledgeable about the area it felt like we were on a sight seeing cruise!

Freshly filleted fish that we walked over to the rum bar next door and they cooked it up for us. Delish!

I will definitely come back again whenever I'm in the area and would recommend it to anyone looking to have an amazing Floridan adventure!
John P.
John P.
14:25 30 Sep 17
Was a great boat trip, had a lot of fun. Danielle and the Captain we're very friendly. Thanks a lot. Will be coming back next year.
Susan Scannell K.
Susan Scannell K.
03:33 22 Sep 17
My husband and I took the dolphin manatee tour today and it was awesome! The captain of our boat and our other tour guider was so informative about all the areas we toured, the sea life, and also kept us laughing frequently. It was so cool to dock during the tour at the seashell beach and have the fun of searching for shells. So enjoyable and relaxing. The price of the tour was very affordable. A great time! I highly recommend it!
Edward A.
Edward A.
00:27 05 Sep 17
Had a great time! Also learned a few things, both of the folks leading the tour was able to answer any question people had. They was also very informative and humorous. All around great time, I would highly suggest this to anyone, families, couples, or even solo.
Felix G.
Felix G.
14:48 03 Sep 17
Our family of 5 had a great time fishing with Capt. Doc and first mate McKenzie. We were catching fish within 15 minutes of leaving the dock. We ended up with a pretty big catch and had a fantastic time. Capt. Doc even cut our fish and bagged them for us. This will be our go to fishing location every year when we visit Ponce Inlet.
Linda Treichel W.
Linda Treichel W.
21:15 24 Aug 17
I booked our boat tour for Monday the 14th of August. A little confused when we first arrived but once everything was taken care of money etc., it went smoothly. Our price was quoted as $300 but when we got there Jiffy said it was $350 not a big deal. We met Captain John and he brought us on board. It was a 4 hour excursion with my family a total of 6. We planned on tubing, fishing and island hoping. We did do fishing and island hoping and that was fine with all of us. We saw Dolphins that was so cool to see and baby one too. Amazing weather and can't say enough good things about Captain John! He helped my grandson's fish well he helped all of us fish and even let Carl drive the boat he was in heaven. When we stopped on the island's we found sand dollars and crabs and sea shells that was so much fun too. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone who likes to go out for a couple of hours and enjoy the scenery and catching some fish and just relaxing and seeing the beautiful dolphins. We all had a terrific time. Thanks Captain John for making our day a super one. The Westphal's from Wisconsin!!!!
Rebecca P.
Rebecca P.
21:24 20 Aug 17
We had a fantastic time chartering a boat with Captain John. Booking the service was easy and we chose how to spend our day! Capt. John guided us to some great fishing spots, baited our lines and was super informative about all our catches! We spent a little time cooling off at a tidal pool while the kids tossed a casting net and hunted for hermit crabs. We can't wait to do this again!!!
Carma Smith S.
Carma Smith S.
23:52 16 Aug 17
Today my growing crew of 8 went on the eco tour with Captain Samantha and Danielle. It was wonderful, peaceful, educational, and we were excited to be able to see the mantatee. Although, this mantatee was in distress, so the boat stopped to call it in and get help for the momma and her devoted baby that followed her. I would love to read any updates on our friend from today. Thank you for a wonderful experience and knowledge that was shared with us. Although, we didn't see any dolphins, but that is nature and to be expected so no worries. I highly recommend this 90 minute tour for an educational and relaxing experience.
Carma- The Stanleysx8 from Maryland
Tibitha M.
Tibitha M.
00:29 14 Aug 17
We had a nice time! Great tour guides and a smooth ride! All friendly staff from start to finish � we didn't get to see a manatee or a dolphin but we were still happy!!!!
Debbie K.
Debbie K.
11:49 12 Aug 17
It was so nice my husband and I went back three times to fish with captain Doc. We caught fish every time and Doc makes sure everyone on the boat catches and has fun. We will definitely be back next year.
Phil N.
Phil N.
16:41 11 Aug 17
Our first fishing charter . can't beat the price and Captain John was very personable and made sure we were all having fun . had a blast with the family and will be back
Brian W.
Brian W.
22:10 10 Aug 17
Family had a great time. Saw quite a bit of wild life. The team was excellent and the price for the ride was reasonable. Highly recommend it.
Steve G.
Steve G.
02:18 01 Aug 17
Great trip for our family. Many manatee and dolphin sightings Youngest daughter loved it. She is shy and doesn't talk to strangers. But she did talk to Capt. Sam and First Mate Danielle. They were the most awesome ppl to have us aboard their boat. Very well versed on their job. These two made the trip so much more enjoyable The use of their fire bucket was very much appreciated. Since it was a first for them bit i didn't get the pic of you two and my wife holding the bucket Lol. Thank you for everything We will recommend this company to anyone
Ashley M.
Ashley M.
01:42 31 Jul 17
we did the eco tour and it was great. saw about 6 dolphins and they stayed very close to our boat. our two tour guides were so sweet and even let us drive the boat! my 6 year old loved it!!
Candice M.
Candice M.
13:46 20 Jul 17
Went SUP w/Brian, our tour guide. He's a very good instructor. Took our pics..offered us cold beverages along the way and gives an entertaining history lesson. We saw all kinds of land a sea creatures and went shell gathering. Anxious to go again.
Chris Bachmeier H.
Chris Bachmeier H.
23:02 19 Jul 17
Loved our tour with captain John and Caroline. Saw and learned so much about Florida. We returned the next day for parasailing.
Michelle Y.
Michelle Y.
21:55 18 Jul 17
Wonderful! Crew and staff were amazing, as well as the tour, boat ride, and beautiful scenery! We loved every minute of it, our kiddos (3 & 8) also were asked to captain the boat and drive it! Couldn't have asked for a better adventure for our vacation ��
Deann P.
Deann P.
18:08 18 Jul 17
What an AWESOME tour we had! Loved the captain and first mate!!!! This is a must do if you are in the area!
Becky G.
Becky G.
01:10 15 Jul 17
We had the best time Backwater fishing with Doc and Eric. I haven't been fishing since I was a child...with a bobber and button release cast...after four hours...they had me fishing like a professional. Very educational and helpful. Caught and seen a lot of of unusual fish... Sea Robin... Sting Ray.. Red Snapper and oyster...were my favorite. Anyone going this is a must... on the bucket list! I hope to see them again next year! Loved it!!!
Erin S.
Erin S.
20:04 11 Jul 17
It was such a great time! We just did the Manatee/Dolphin tour & saw both! The 2 sweet girls that did our tour were excellent & took time out to check on a dolphin. It was a sad moment but the girls did a good job making the kids on the boat feel better about the situation. Best tour we've been on!
Jennifer Westbrook T.
Jennifer Westbrook T.
18:22 10 Jul 17
On the eco tour, we saw lots of dolphins and learned a lot about the area. We also stopped on an island for shelling. Staff was very polite, cheerful and knowledgeable. Worth the time and money! We went on our tour 7/4/17. Great way to celebrate the 4th!
Dave A.
Dave A.
23:03 06 Jul 17
Had a great time. Our guides were fun, entertaining and knowledgeable. We went right out and spotted Dolphin. We even saw sea turtles exiting the boat. Will do it again next time we're here.
Kara C.
Kara C.
01:51 06 Jul 17
We went today on the 2pm and loved it. Saw many dolphins and a few manatees. My 10yr old and 14 yr old got to drive the boat for a bit and they loved it. Thanks!!!
Azure Lee B.
Azure Lee B.
23:10 24 Jun 17
We went on the noon tour on Friday amd it was amazing...wonderful guides...will definitely come back!!!
Aimee A.
Aimee A.
19:45 24 Jun 17
Before you read my review you should know I'm in no way affiliated with the company. Check Trip Advisor for a few reviews I've done there.

Best. Boat. Tour. Ever.

Captain John with his punny humor, charisma, knowledge and experience led our expedition. His willingness to stop the boat for almost 15 minutes so we didn't just slowly idle past something we saw in the distance created an amazing moment for all of us. Because of it, we saw Dolphins. A BABY DOLPHIN! Up close! A lot of others on the boat saw a manatee. I didn't get to see him or her because I got caught up in the beautiful view all around me and the feel of the of the boat moving through the water. I love being out on a boat and don't get to do it very often... not being a millionaire. � Not for a moment did I feel unsafe.

I experienced the quiet vibration of awe when everyone on the boat went still and watched these beautiful beings we share our world with in their natural habitat. (A first for me.) And, wow, the cathedral like vibration of excitement we all felt when we first saw and met them. I don't have words for that moment. Thanks, Captain John. That'll stay with me forever.

We stopped on an island so everyone could check out the terrain and gather shells. Through pure luck and Captain John checking the time of it, we had the extraordinary good fortune of seeing a shuttle launch while we were there. Wowzers

The Amazing Danielle (It really is her job title. Seriously. She more than lived up to it.)...How do I count the ways of the pure awesomeness that is her? I've been on a few boat tours since moving to Florida and, years ago, was a tour guide for the Gone With The Wind Festival tours back in GA. Being a tour guide isn't an easy job but she made it look effortless. Her passion about her job was obvious. She was friendly, personable and eloquent. There were no stupid questions. Her knowledge and passion about the history of all we saw, geographically, and marine life was almost frightening at how extensive it was. I love it when a tour guide winds up feeling like a friend... not something I've experienced since moving to FL. � She did. Rare & Priceless.

I have early, onset Parkinson's and was given great, non dramatic assistance. Never felt self conscious.

So, there ya go. My review is a novella because I'm a writer and have tried to cover as much as possible. I hope this gets you to the right place if you're looking for a great experience on a boat tour. I only booked to treat a visiting friend. I'm so glad I did.
Angie S.
Angie S.
00:25 23 Jun 17
We did the dolphin tour today. It was amazing! We saw dolphins, manatees, and birds. We stopped at an island so the kids could look for shells and crabs. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Best $25 spent in Florida!
Kelley Holliday R.
Kelley Holliday R.
21:25 20 Jun 17
5 star great time! These guys and girls know how to entertain, inform, and educate. Well worth the cost.
Travis C.
Travis C.
00:30 17 Jun 17
First we went paddle boarding with Brian. That was by far the most fun and informative trip we have ever done. He was a genuine guy and shared his beer. He recommended us to John for fishing. John was hilarious and extremely good at what he does. We couldn't drop our lines in without catching fish. Both were super reasonably priced and very personable. Would recommend to anyone and their company is what will bring me back to Daytona/ Port Orange.
Christine S.
Christine S.
01:58 15 Jun 17
Best part of our trip! Was so much fun seeing all the Dolphins and birds. Our captains were very educational and super fun! Will definitely come back!
Megan S.
Megan S.
18:08 12 Jun 17
Such an amazing experience saw birds,dolphins,tiny crabs and we stopped to find tons of awesome shells!! Anyone who gets a chance should definitely do this! We had a blast! Staff was awesome as well :)
Heather B.
Heather B.
18:34 09 Jun 17
We loved every bit of our tour! Captain John was awesome! He showed our kids families of dolphins and let them get off the boat to collect sea shells. They have talked about the boat ride non stop!
Matthew C.
Matthew C.
02:18 06 Jun 17
Me and my family have been coming to Daytona beach for vacation since I was born. I use to go out on the critter fleet for fishing. But 4 years ago I found out more info about Ponce Inlet Watersports and they had a backwater fishing trip. Me and my family have been going there ever since. This year we upped and booked a private charter in July for deep sea fishing. The captains have been great and very knowledgeable. Keep up the great work y'all and can't wait for many more trips to come.
Wesley H.
Wesley H.
03:23 04 Jun 17
We had a awesome time! We seen a ton of Dolphins up close. The staff was amazing and very friendly! Worth every penny! Very relaxing, entertaining and educational. HIGHLY recommended for all ages! 5 stars!
Becca G.
Becca G.
03:27 19 May 17
Amazing service and beautiful views! You're missing out if you choose anyone else! The workers were so friendly and made you feel incredibly comfortable. I'm from Minnesota, and they made me feel like home in Florida. I would definitely recommend!
Shania M.
Shania M.
21:14 18 May 17
Amazing. My friend and I had so much fun. They were super cool. They were really funny and friendly and made the boat ride sooo fun. I would highly recommend.
Lee W.
Lee W.
21:40 12 May 17
Only regret we had was not discovering Ponce Inlet Water Sports earlier in the week. Well worth the $25! Fun and informative crew. Highly recommend �
Roberta K.
Roberta K.
17:27 30 Apr 17
We went last week and absolutely loved it. A great way to get out on the water and marvel at the scenic beauty of the glittering white sand of all the little barrier islands and sand bars. We saw many dolphins up close to the boat, as well as other small wildlife and birds. The staff were all courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. We want to return and rent kayaks. We recommend this tour company!
Doris Y.
Doris Y.
15:49 30 Apr 17
We went on a boat tour with them on Thursday and it was one of the best things we did while in Florida! The staff was funny and friendly and we saw tons of dolphins, birds, and tiny crabs. They even stopped on one of the islands and let us look for shells and sand dollars. By far the best $25 spent and if we come back to this area we will definitely go here again. Super relaxing and informational I would recommend this to everyone!
Shannon S.
Shannon S.
21:30 18 Apr 17
Great time on the eco tour! Saw a ton of dolphins and birds. Crew was wonderful and accommodating! Will be back next year :)
Jeremy M G.
Jeremy M G.
21:04 07 Apr 17
This is the second year we've done a dolphin tour, captain John and his assistant was awesome, saw plenty of dolphins and other wildlife. I will continue to recommend to people I know that are visiting the area.
Gary P.
Gary P.
14:36 06 Mar 17
I enjoyed my morning fishing with Ponce Inlet Water Sports. Conditions were tough with gusting winds but the guides did their best to put us on fish. No big fish were caught but that wasn't the fault of the crew. Fun was had by our group.
Elisha K.
Elisha K.
17:58 10 Jan 17
Absolutely amazing experience. Brought my cousin and her friend here who were visiting from out of state and it was very educational. Got to see lots of birds and dolphins but no manatees due to the cold. I will definitely be returning with my husband and kids when it warms up a bit!
Renee W.
Renee W.
18:56 20 Sep 16
Was visiting from NY wanted to take my brother and sister in law paddle boarding, Brian was awesome, very knowledgeable and gave us an awesome experience
PandieSue H.
PandieSue H.
21:33 07 Sep 16
This is the second time we have done the Dolphin & Manatee Tour. Once in 2015 and again this year 1016. Captain Doc and First Mate Eric were fun, knowledgeable, and First Mate Eric even got off the boat at the island to help us hunt Hermit and Fiddler Crabs. In 2015 we saw dolphins and manatees. This year the water was colder, so no manatees. But, the dolphins came out to play around the boat and we were treated to a great experience! Thank you! We will be back next vacation.
Tyler S.
Tyler S.
19:27 27 Aug 16
This was awesome! Went on the Eco tour. We saw manatees and dolphins and other marine life. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and were fun.
Angela Demicco C.
Angela Demicco C.
22:02 25 Aug 16
We chartered a boat for a half day with "Captain John" and had the best day! He was fun and took us to some great spots...all the kids caught fish today...8 different varieties! The kids even had time for some tubing! They all had a blast! The inlet is absolutely gorgeous, we could not have asked for a more beautiful day! Made some great family memories today and we can't wait to do it again! We would definitely recommend Ponce Inlet Water Sports...they are professional, friendly, fun and made it so easy for us...they took care of EVERYTHING! So worth the $! We will request "Captain John" again and you should too! Thanks for an incredible day John & Jiffy, we all loved it!!!!
Stella S.
Stella S.
18:24 20 Jul 16
My daughter, niece and their friend had a great time parasailing. The staff was so kind! We will never forget this part of our vacation. Thanks!!
BrandonAllison B.
BrandonAllison B.
14:04 01 Jun 16
Absolutely love every time we are able to go fishing with Captain John on the private charter or in the backwaters we have a great time and are treated like family thanks Ponce Inlet Watersports
Misty A.
Misty A.
22:07 07 May 16
Definitely one of the most fun things we've done while staying at Daytona Beach. Parasailing on Jaws was so much fun and the crew made it even more fun!
Rachel A.
Rachel A.
16:19 01 Apr 16
We went fishing with captain John and it was amazing! He helped so much and we caught a ton of fish! I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back!
Miranda L.
Miranda L.
05:25 09 Feb 16
My husband and I just got back from our week vacation down in Daytona Beach and this place was the highlight of our trip! We spoke to some locals about where we were looking into deep sea fishing and they pointed us here. We couldn't have been happier! Captain John was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. We already plan on making more trips with them in the future. These guys are great!
Jennifer F.
Jennifer F.
18:19 03 Dec 15
We randomly called Ponce Inlet Watersports because we thought the prices looked great. We did a Private Charter Boat. John was our boat driver/ awesome fisherman guide. He kept our hooks baited at all times which allowed my husband to enjoy fishing. He was great with the kids and would highly recommend this place and John as a guide. Thanks John for a fun experience and Klayton's favorite part of our whole vacation! And we even saw dolphins twice!
Dale N.
Dale N.
00:02 22 Oct 15
Awesome Day of Fishing with Captain John! I would reccomend this fishing tour to anyone, very friendly, funny and helpful we caught tons of fish, we had a great experience!
Keep your fish and have the restraunt next door cook it for you, it was delicious!
Jack P.
Jack P.
17:53 08 Sep 15
Has amazing deep sea fishing trip if you set off in the morning you'll see a beautiful sun rise on the way to the fishing zone.
Joshua P.
Joshua P.
19:12 26 Jun 15
My son and I had a great time today on stand up paddle boards. We appreciate the staff and the time. I appreciate Heather taking the time to teach my son how to stand up paddle board. Great people, thank you.
Rochelle P.
Rochelle P.
22:56 26 May 15
My family and me come here everytime we vacation in Daytona Beach, FL. Its always an awesome time; Captain John was so much fun, we love him! :) Thank you for the great memories!
Hunter D.
Hunter D.
22:15 11 Dec 14
We've been fishing the past 2 days with Captain Jim & Captain John and they have put us on some great fishing spots! Can't beat the price either! Going again to make it 3 days in a row!
Tracy N.
Tracy N.
01:14 15 Jun 14
Had a great time on our honeymoon with captain John we had our own personal Eco tour then a great day deep sea fishing the next day where I caught the biggest fish I've ever caught and captain john done everything he could to help make our honeymoon a special one Tammy Newton
Gail L.
Gail L.
21:56 22 Jun 13
EVERYTHING!! The owner Linda was very knowledgeable. The staff was friendly. The place was spotless. The prices where reasonable. The overall experience was FUNTASTIC!! Can't wait to go Parasailing next year!
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