What to expect on your dolphin and snorkeling tour.
We offer the most interactive dolphin and snorkeling tours in Panama City Beach, Florida. Our captains are highly trained and experienced in spotting, observing, and interpreting dolphin’s behavior and movements. We go above and beyond to interact and swim with dolphins. We will take you to common hang outs where dolphins congregate, and you will be able to get in to swim and get a closer look at them.
On our dolphin and snorkeling tours we take you on the Gulf of Mexico side of Shell Island to see and swim with the dolphins. We place the boat at a safe distance and instruct you when to get in the water to get a closer look and mingle with the dolphins. Once we have spent time with the dolphins which is usually an hour, we take you to the bay side along the shore of Shell Island, to swim, snorkel, collect shells and sea life. The water is calm and shallow, perfect for both children and adults. Our captains will get into the water with you and show you all the sea life that the bay around Shell Island has to offer. Our captains will grab puffer fish for you, show you how to find sand dollars, crabs and starfish. Our captains will give you an educational overview of all these species and of the local ecosystem. This is a guided snorkeling experience to accommodate all skill levels.
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.
- USCG Certified Licensed Captain
- Masks, snorkels, lifejackets, bottled water and expertise in placing you in the water at the right time.
Our tour times are 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-3pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sunset tour is 6pm-8pm
2 HOUR DOLPHIN TOUR | SWIM WITH DOLPHINS! | $50 PER PERSON
Our 2 hour DOLPHIN AND SNORKELING tour is the most common tour we offer. 2 hours is enough time to swim with dolphins and snorkel at by Shell Island. On this dolphin tour we take you to the Gulf of Mexico side of Shell Island. You will see and swim with the resident pod of wild dolphins. Once we have spent time with the dolphins we will take you to our snorkeling location. Our location is on the bay side of Shell Island. Approximately 100-500 yards off the shore of Shell Island. Depending on tides and conditions we select a location that will be best suited for that day, we will chose a location that is appropriate for both children and adults. Our captains will get into the water with you and show you all the sea life that Shell Island ecosystem has to offer. Our captains will grab puffer fish for you, show you how to find sand dollars and starfish, and give you an education on the local eco system and Panama City Beach.
PRIVATE DOLPHIN & SNORKELING OPTIONS | STARTING AT $300
- PRICE COVERS UP TO 6 PASSENGERS
- Reserve the boat for your party and the captain.
- Private experience
- 2 HOUR PRIVATE DOLPHIN TOURS – $300 (Call for group rates, PRICE COVERS UP TO 6 PASSENGERS)
- 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. We can take you to do anything you would like including:
- Sunset Tours
- Walking on beach at Shell Island. (minimum 3 hour private tour required)
- Lunch at a local restaurant on the water.
- Dolphin swims
- Beach Cruising
- Or any combination of the above
- Activity depends on amount of time reserved
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.