Bus Trips from The Villages

Want to have a chance to spot the Florida local wildlife up close in their natural Habitat? Look no further than the ORIGINAL dolphin watching nature cruise and eco tour inside Johns Pass Madeira beach at Hubbard’s Marina aboard The Big Blue Boat.

Our operation is family owned and operated for nearly 90 years and four generations since we started from row boats back in the 1920’s. During our relaxing, safe and fun hour and a half dolphin cruise through the calm protected Back Bay waters you will spot dolphins, see the million dollars home, visit a bird nesting island, and a commercial fishing village as well.


Dolphin sightings are even guaranteed since we have been doing this for so long we are able to predict when and where the dolphins will be. Plus, you have a great shot at spotting Manatees, Bald eagles, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Roseate spoonbills, Skimmers, and many more local seabirds too! On top of all the great sights the captain and crew will also be narrating during the tour to make sure you hear all about the local area and when you spot the local wildlife they will tell you more about the great sights you enjoy during the fun cruise provided at Hubbard’s Marina.Enjoy the shopping and entertainment on Johns Pass, the #1 attraction of the St. Pete Beach area!


Parasailing is available at an additional cost.

Call Us to Book Your Trip!


(352) 753-0736

Johns Pass
Trip Details


​​​​Pick Up Location: Hope Lutheran Church
​On the corner of 466 & Morse Blvd.
250 Avenida Los Angelos 
The Villages, FL 32162
(Please Park On the Side Closest to Morse)


Price: $67 Per Person (Bus driver tip not included)


Details -

  • ​​8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Day to yourself to shop & eat
  • Transportation

Johns Pass Village & Boardwalk

and Dolphin Boat Ride