Explore Egmont Key

Spend the day on Egmont Key exploring Fort Dade, a 200 year old Army base, shelling the secluded beaches, walking the cobblestone streets of the village or snorkeling Battery Burchsted. There is something for everyone at Egmont Key. Call us at 941-702-2022 to learn more.

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Go back in time to 1898 when the United States Army built Fort Dade and Fort Desoto to guard Tampa Bay from the Spanish during the Spanish American war. Walk the cobblestone roads of the village that one supported the base and meet some locals, AKA the hundreds of gopher tortoises that roam the island. The island is home to 117 species of nesting, migratory and wintering birds, including osprey, brown pelicans, royal and sandwich terns, laughing gulls and black skimmers. From April to August is nesting season and the air is full of bird songs. 

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Fort Dade at Egmont Key
Egmont Key Lighthouse

What to Expect On Our Egmont Key Tours

Our Egmont Key tours depart straight from the pier located at 1465 Gulf Drive South at Bradenton Beach, the Coquina Beach South boat ramp. Our excursions are flexible from four to eight hours and can include spending time at Passage Key right next door.

The captain will happily provide you with information on the surrounding areas as well as the wildlife that can be found.

We also offer complimentary bottles of water and a comfortable restroom can be found aboard.

Although we don’t guarantee them, there’s a chance you might spot some dolphins throughout the tour. These creatures are truly a spectacle to behold.

Egmont Key with view of the Egmont Key Lighthouse
Fort Dade ruins at Egmont Key

About the Boat

We cruise the waterways in a 2020, Regal 26 OBX and with only 6 passengers there is tons of space to lounge around enjoying the sun and sights. Most tours operate fishing boats or pontoon boats, we use a luxury bowrider with a large shaded ultralounge for you to relax and a onboard restroom for those long days on the water. For those wanting sun the 26 OBX has oversized bow seating and a low-to-the-water swim platform which wraps around the outboard making it easier to enjoy activities at the sandbar or Key.


We want to ensure you get the best memories from your experience with Passage Key Dolphin Tours. Our specially crafted schedules match the best times you can witness dolphins in their natural habitat. That being said, here are a few key details to keep in mind when booking a trip with us:

Pick-Up Location:

Coquina South Boat Ramp
1465 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Departure Time: Depending on your schedule, we will head out to see the dolphins at the exact time of your trip. Please arrive an hour early during the peak season to begin on time.

What People Are Saying About Passage Key Dolphin Tours

Captain Bruce provides the experience of a lifetime. The kids can’t stop talking about the dolphins – and the snorkeling! We went with a half-day private tour AM.

This is the experience you want to give your loved ones they will remember forever. Captain Bruce is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Booking was easy — just make sure to book early as dates fill up quickly! We went for the dolphins this time, but I think maybe a relaxing day in the sun near Passage Key with friends is a good next trip with Passage Key Tours!

Eric Draeger

Had the best morning exploring the island with family thanks to Captain Bruce Adamo. This was the one activity that my son requested during our stay and our time on the boat exceeded our expectations. The boat was clean and comfortably fit the six of us. I 100% recommend then, and we will absolutely be booking again in the future.

Kim Whitman

My friends were visiting us from New Jersey and suggested doing a dolphin/manatee boating activity with the kids. Bruce and Keiko were ABSOLUTELY amazing!! They had us adults and all the kids laughing and having a wonderful time! We were able to see many dolphins and 2 manatees. I cannot recommend them more, I even added their tours to our Airbnb and Vrbo guidebooks! We plan on doing a few more tours with them before the year is over! Worth every penny, really nice down to earth people! On the way home the kids were shouting “best day ever!” Can’t wait to ride with them again!!

Ashley Graves

Book Your Egmont Key Tour Now

Our mission at Passage Key Dolphin Tours is to provide all of our guests with the best experiences they can have during their stay. The sunset tours that we offer are among the most in-demand tours that we have simply because of how beautiful Florida sunsets are.

Interested in booking a sunset tour? Contact us at 941-702-2022 or schedule your trip on our website.

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