Professionally captained boat tours to Shell Key and the surrounding islands, departing from John's Pass. Each cruise can include dolphin sightings while eco touring as well as shelling, and beachcombing.
Enjoy a complimentary drink* at our Tipsy Tiki Bar afterward!

PRIVATE ISLAND TOURS 

Shell Key Experience

$429 for up to six people | 4 Hours | 
Includes Captain, ice, cooler, and a complimentary* Rum Punch, Bud Light, soft drink or water.
Departs daily at 8:00 am & 12:30 pm 

The cruise begins at picturesque Boca Ciega Bay where there is an abundance of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to be seen, and even the occasional manatee.  The tour continues past wildlife sanctuaries and fascinating mansions. 

Your journey includes stops for snorkeling, exploring, shelling, or relaxing at  the world famous sandy beaches of Shell Key.

Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy on the islands.

The tour ends with a stop and a complimentary Rum Punch, Bud Light, soft drink, or water at the famous Tipsy Tiki Bar  in John’s Pass.  

***The Captain may modify the schedule or stops due to weather or safety concerns.

Sunset Experience

$299 for up to six people 7:00 pm Sunset Tour | 1.5 Hours |
Includes Captain, ice, cooler, and complimentary Rum Punch, Bud Light, soft drink or water.

Our professional USCG Licensed Captain begins the cruise at picturesque Boca Ciega Bay where there is an abundance of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to be seen.  The tour continues past wildlife sanctuaries and fascinating mansions. 

Well-versed in local lore and legend, the Captain will point out homes belonging to famous names.  You'll conclude this unforgettable, world-class sunset experience, sipping your favorite beverage floating leisurely in the protected waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The tour ends with a stop and a complimentary Rum Punch, Bud Light, soft drink, or water at the famous Tipsy Tiki Bar  in John’s Pass. 

***The Captain may modify the schedule or stops due to weather or safety concerns.

 
 
 
 

THE BOAT

Our spacious 24' pontoon boat, departs from lively John’s Pass Village in Madeira Beach. She features a complete assortment of U.S. Coast Guard-approved safety equipment, comfortable seating, Bluetooth stereo, coolers, and ice. There’s ample shade as well as areas on deck to soak up the Florida sun.

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John's Pass Island Tours is available for weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, sight-seeing, and more!

WHAT TO BRING

John's Pass sandbar tours

- drinks, water, snacks, food

- sunglasses, hat

- swim suit, change of clothes, towel

- sunscreen, bug spray

- appropriate shoes

- bag for shells

- tips for Captain

- cash or card for the bar and gift shop

LOCATION

We're located on the dock, across from Sculley's Restaurant, next to the Shark Boat.

John's Pass Island Tours Location

Get detailed directions here.