St. Nicholas Boat Lines, Inc

St. Nicholas Boat Lines
St. Nicholas Boat Line, Tarpon Springs, Fl Established 1924
St. Nicholas Boat Lines Exhibition

St. Nicholas III and VII are historic sponge diving boats in Tarpon Springs, Florida. They are located at the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks at Dodecanese Boulevard. On August 3, 1990, they were added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  St. Nicholas Boat Lines will take you on a half hour tour down the Anclote River as the Captain gives a lecture on the history of sponge diving.  A diver in a traditional suit will demonstrate how sponge are retrieved and prepared for marketing.  Since 1924 St. Nicholas Boat Lines has welcomed tourists from all over the world and is a favorite educational field trip for students from Pre-school through college..

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General Information
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Time To Experience Activity
Less than 1 hour
Tour Information
Tour Duration: 30 minutes
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Community: Tarpon Springs

693 Dodecanese Blvd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-942-6425

Traveler Reviews

Based on 154 reviews
gea4957 | Nov. 30, 2017
“A value tour on how sponges are collected.”

The whole tour takes about 45 minute. You sail out into the river and a diver goes down and brings up a sponge. They use a old time diving suit which is explained while the diver dons his gear. Great...

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