What to expect on your dolphin and snorkeling tour.
We will travel through St. Andrews Bay to the inlet where the Gulf Of Mexico enters into the bay system. The dolphins will usually congregate at at this location. This will be about 15 minutes into your tour time. This area is where dolphins usually find their food. You have a good possibility at seeing them hunting fish in the wild. The captain will keep a safe distance not to disturb the dolphins. Once the dolphins have been observed above water for great pictures and viewing, the captain will equip you with a mask and snorkel to get into the water. We do offer lifejackets if you would like one. You can then get into the water for safe viewing of the dolphins. You can swim with dolphins as long as you do not pursue or harass them. When we have spent an hour with the dolphins, we will travel to the backside of Shell Island for snorkeling. Snorkeling at Shell Island is great for kids and adults. The water is protected so it is calm, you can request to be put at a shallow spot for snorkeling for sea life. The captains will show you how to find sand dollars and other sea life that is safe to grab and view. We will take pictures with them then place them promptly back in the water. The captain will also comb the area for things you might be interested in like sea urchins, sand dollars, conch shells, puffer fish, and star fish. He will then bring them back to the boat and allow you to see them and take pictures. We do not keep any of the sea life we find.
WE DO NOT WALK ON SHELL ISLAND ON OUR 2 HOUR TOURS. YOU MUST BOOK A 3 HOUR TOUR TO WALK ON THE BEACH AT SHELL ISLAND. OUR TOURS TAKE PLACE ALL AROUND SHELL ISLAND, USUALLY JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS OFF THE SHORE OF SHELL ISLAND.
IT TAKES TIME TO ANCHOR AND GET TO SHELL ISLAND. DUE TO THE EXTRA TIME IT TAKES, WE ONLY ALLOW WALKS ON SHELL ISLAND ON OUR 3 HOUR TOURS.
EVEN ON OUR 2 HOUR TOURS YOU ARE BY, AROUND, OR NEAR SHELL ISLAND.
Our tour times are 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-3pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sunset tour is 6pm-8pm
2 HOUR NON PRIVATE DOLPHIN TOUR | SWIM WITH DOLPHINS! | $55 PER PERSON
The 2 hour dolphin and snorkeling tour is the most popular option, you can book this tour for your group and captain which is a private tour. Or you can book this tour to go with another group of people. You will be in either the front or back of the boat so you will have some privacy. We only take 6 passengers per boat. If you book a private tour you have more freedom because the captain can cater the trip to you. You can tell the captain what you would like to do and allocate your time how you like. Whether you choose to go private or not, you will get to experience the same things. If you book a 3 hour tour you will get to go on Shell Island. We only offer 3 hour tours in the private option. Our captains are happy to take pictures for you with your phone, just ask.
PRIVATE DOLPHIN & SNORKELING TOUR OPTIONS | STARTING AT $300
- PRICE COVERS UP TO 6 PASSENGERS
- Reserve the boat for your party and the captain.
- Private experience so you call the shots!
- 2 HOUR PRIVATE DOLPHIN TOURS – $300 (Call for group rates, PRICE COVERS UP TO 6 PASSENGERS. We can take more than 6 people , we just have to split you between 3 boats, but the boats stay together and anchor together)
- 3 HOUR PRIVATE DOLPHIN TOUR – $400 the extra hour will allow you to walk on the beach at Shell Island.
- Add more time to your private tour for $100 PER ADDITIONAL HOUR.
We can accommodate anyone’s needs. If you would like to go longer than 2 hours we offer private tours from 3 hours to 8 hours.
CALL 850-358-1013 TO BOOK YOUR PRIVATE DOLPHIN TOUR
WE CAN TAKE UP TO 18 PASSENGERS ON OUR TRIPS, PLEASE CALL FOR GROUP RATES.