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Captain JD!

St. Pete Beach Eco Tours is excited to offer you all the beauty of the water, sea life, and islands just off the coast of St. Pete

Welcome Aboard

Retired Coast Guard veteran, Captain JD provides incredible opportunities for visitors to experience the beautiful Gulf of Mexico coastal environment aboard his 31′ luxury research vessel. Customize your very own adventure, whether you are into snorkeling, fishing, marine mammals, island hopping or just a beautiful sunset on the water. You will truly enjoy this experience!!

The coastal environment of the Gulf of Mexico is an amazing place. The year-round sunshine and tropical climate are the perfect catalyst for a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. Manatees, bottle-nose dolphins, sea turtles, whale sharks and manta rays are just a few of the hundreds of intriguing species you may encounter here. Limestone reefs and historic shipwrecks coupled with vast estuaries lush with seagrass beds create habitat for thousands of fish species ranging in size from your fingernail to a school bus. Each species that you will encounter has a unique story that we will get a glimpse of and interpret from our own perspective. From the obvious to the discrete, you will have an opportunity to experience it all on your tour with Capt. JD.

The Best Experience

31′ Luxury Vessel

The AnnaLisa is a 31-foot luxury vessel Named after the women in our lives that support us most.

USCG Licensed Captain

Capt. JD retired from the United States Coast Guard as a Master Chief in 2015.

Safety First

Annual participant in the Coast Guard Uninspected Passenger Vessel Safety Program

dhoffberg
dhoffberg
2022-07-23
Fort de Soto trip with my family We had a really wonderful time!! Went out for 4 hours and spent time at one of the small islands at Fort de Soto, with my husband, boys ages 9 & 12, and my parents. Jeff and Bubba were amazingly kind and attentive with my father who needed some extra assistance managing getting on and off the boat at the dock and in the water. Not only were Jeff and Bubba great hosts with providing for all our beach needs with chairs, umbrella, cooler with water and adult beverages, masks/snorkels, shell bags, toys for the kids..... but we thoroughly enjoyed engaging in conversation with them too! There was some rough weather approaching as our trip was ending, but we felt safe with Jeff and Bubba. 100% recommended for everyone!!
Lee K
Lee K
2022-07-14
It was sudden very nice that I'd never went on something like that and enjoyed it very much love to do it again I know very spec I give it a five very nice romantic Cruise for a birthday so it's nice to celebrate enjoy so something like next weekend be nice
Anna S
Anna S
2022-07-02
Fantastic Boating Experience Best private boat experience ever! These guys are accommodating in all ways including teaching about the area and helping us have the best experience while on vacation. We loved it so much we booked a fishing trip with them the next day. The guides aim to please and are willing to meet your families needs and desires for the tour. I highly recommend this activity. We even saw and swam with dolphins!!!
drandma90
drandma90
2022-05-16
Great day on the water We had a wonderful time! JD and Bubba were professional and friendly sharing knowledge about the area. Felt perfectly safe with these two retired Coasties who were safety first but full of fun.
Donna V
Donna V
2022-05-06
Wonderful Day on the Water Had a wonderful day on the water with JD and Bubba on the AnnaLisa! Very well organized, informative and professional as well as a lot of fun. We saw Egmont Key and hiked the beaches looking for seashells as well as saw the lighthouse and all of the Gopher Tortoises. We snorkeled around old fort ruins, tried to find a sunken old, steamer ship (USS Narcissus) however the visibility wasn’t clear enough (windy days). We combed Shell Key for more seashells and lounged in the warm water. We were provided with cold beverages as well as fruit and we brought our own sub sandwiches and chips. Would definitely do it again!
Kelly L
Kelly L
2022-04-15
Great tour! Great way to spend time on the water! We went to Fort de Soto park. Everything was provided: snacks, drinks, sunscreen, beach chairs, beach toys, masks and snorkels. Enjoyable and relaxing! Highly recommend!
Worldofgina
Worldofgina
2021-10-23
A great family experience Captain JD and first mate Bubba were so good to us on our six hour adventure in the Saint Pete and Tampa area. We snorkeled and went to Egmont Key - They set up beach chairs and umbrellas - which were waiting for us after we hiked to see the lighthouse. We saw tortoises and dolphin too. It was great! They even snapped a shot of our boy jumping off an old ruin! So fun!
Lindsay M
Lindsay M
2021-09-05
Great Family Adventure Fantastic Tour! We have 3 kids (5,8,10) and our family did the 6 hour tour. We're from Utah and wanted to really enjoy our vacation by exploring places away from the main tourist beaches. Captain Jeff and Bubba were so fun! They took us island hopping, shelling, and snorkeling. We went to islands that weren't as crowded. Jeff and Bubba provided umbrellas, chairs, fruit and water, snorkeling masks, and beach toys at each stop. Our kids spent a majority of time snorkeling! Our favorite stop was Shell Beach where we gathered 3 bags full of beautiful shells and found sea urchins while snorkeling. Such a fun day!
Brianna D
Brianna D
2021-08-06
FANTASTIC experience Bubba and Jeff were absolutely phenomenal. We came to St. Pete’s for a bachelorette party and wanted to do a boat day. These two went WELL above our expectations. They were so friendly and beyond prepared for everything we would need. They came with fruit, water, ice in a cooler, water shoes, floats, snorkeling gear, bug spray, island music, towels and so much more. Everything we didn’t think of, they had ready for us. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. Whether you are looking for an adventure or a relaxing day, this is for you. Thank you so much to both of you for such a memorable day.
Lauren S
Lauren S
2021-08-06
AMAZING! What an amazing day! Jeff and Bubba were the best and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. They brought snorkeling gear, water shoes, floats, and they even set up chairs and umbrellas for us on the beach. They even offered us fruit and alcohol. Do not miss an opportunity to book this tour, they take you to amazing sights and beaches.
OUR CAUSE

We are proud to offer a 10% discount for all of our honored veterans and first responders.

Use promo code VGCCRXR9 during booking for our Military/First Responder discount!

O’NEILLS MARINA

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