About our Shell Island dolphin and snorkeling tours.
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.
WE CAN TAKE UP TO 24 PASSENGERS ON OUR TRIPS, PLEASE CALL FOR GROUP RATES.
Our Tour Times
Our tour times are 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-3pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sunset tour is 6pm-8pm