We had a great time on this tour. We got to see some dolphins and lots of birds. It was cool that our guides pointed out some sunken and stranded ships. We got to stop at a small island to pick up some shells. They gave us bags for the shells and offered to take family pictures with the lighthouse in the background. Grace and Tom were the ones that showed us around.
15:49 19 May 23
Grace and Captain Dan were amazing! We saw two sea turtles by the dock after we got done with the boat ride. Saw a pod of dolphins twice (beginning and end) and saw the shadow of manatees but they didn't come up to the surface. Got lots of shells and saw plenty of crabs when we stopped. So cool!!! Our tour guides were funny and overall fantastic! Thank you so much Grace and Dan for making our family vacation even better!!!!
Dolphin and manatee tour.The captain and guides were mastersof the area and the topic.They were also great small talk artists.The stop at the island was...
13:14 07 Apr 23
perfect day in Ponce Inlet to see dolphins & manatees and stop at Sand Dollar Beach easy online booking and signing of waivers before your arrival. The captain & guide crew were friendly and fun it was a perfect excursion of the beautiful Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach waters & more .. if you appreciate nature and just wanna get outdoors this will make your day perfect day.
02:49 05 Apr 23
They are so friendly. Great experience
12:42 04 Apr 23
Captain Lee and Miss Grace were amazing!!! This was our first charter and my 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son were well taken care of the whole trip. Grace showed them how to bait their hooks and even do some casting. Captain Lee had some great spots for catching fish and was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. We saw dolphins and amazing birds as well.
16:24 31 Mar 23
Was a great ride, saw many dolphins. Tom & Grace where a great pair and knowledgeable with the area. It was my son's girlfriend first time on a boat and was a great first experience for her. Definitely recommend
12:41 25 Mar 23
We had a wonderful time with Grace and Captain Lee..super informative and had great attitudes..although we didn't catch a ton of fish, we saw a rocket launch and dolphins! My son also caught a puffer fish, which was super cool!
Absolutely amazing experience!! Highly recommend this for a great family adventure. Captain Doc, Gina, and Liz were great guides and made it so much fun!!...
23:24 25 Feb 23
We had a great time! Gina was great!
19:23 25 Feb 23
We had the best time! Saw a bunch of dolphins! Gina and Tom were awesome and fun. Definitely recommend!
18:37 14 Feb 23
Grace and Captain Lee are da bomb! Great tour!
23:30 11 Jan 23
21:30 08 Jan 23
Went on a fishing excursion today and it was AMAZING 😍 The Captain and mate were so knowledgeable and every single person aboard caught fish. As a bonus we were able to see some sea turtles and dolphins and they were able to tell us about every different fish that was caught. This will be my go to place every time I'm in town 😁 Thanks again for a great time and the great service, it's SOOOOO appreciated.
22:39 15 Nov 22
Was there today for the dolphin and manatee tour, worth the money. Staff were nice. Would recommend!
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 .
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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!!!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
04:08 30 Jul 22
Carl, Danielle and Grace were top notch. Can't wait to go back and see them again.
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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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!!
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.)
20:04 17 Jul 22
Jim and Tom were great! Very informative. Great family activity
16:25 15 Jul 22
We had a great time, would recommend this to anyone 👍👍
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!!
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!
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!
Great ride with Capt Leon and Lindsey. Didn’t see much but they made the trip fun and informative
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.
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!
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.
We had a great time!! Saw several dolphins and learned alot!!! Would definitely recommend!!
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.
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!
We had a great time. Very friendly staff and we saw a lot of dolphins. Would definitely come back. ❤️🐬
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!!!!
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! 💛
Taking this boat tour was awesome! The staff was really nice and knowledgeable! 5 out of 5 stars!
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!
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.
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.
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....
20:24 13 Apr 22
Capt. Lee and Grace were great. Lots of dolphins!
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
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!
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!!!!
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!⚓️
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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! 😁
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.
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!
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.
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!! 🤓🙂🦀
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 .
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 .
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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 😊
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!!
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!