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Of all the excursions we take while wintering in Florida, John’s Pass is one of my favourite haunts. Located about 3 miles up Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach, it’s a nice morning walk from our condo in St. Pete Beach.

One can stroll along the boardwalk, pick up a coffee or hot chocolate and be entertained by dolphins as they dive for fish. You can take one of several “dolphin watch” boat tours on the calm bay waters. Fish are tossed into the water from the tour boats to attract dolphins swimming nearby. As the tour finishes and the boats come into dock, scores of pelicans are ready to snatch any remaining tidbits of fish.

Two floors of shops and restaurants will delight both shopaholics and seafood lovers.

John’s Pass … a great day trip … just make sure you visit on a sunny day.

 

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John’s Pass, Florida

 

 

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Gathering of Pelicans at John’s Pass

 

 

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