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03/30/2020 ~ 04/05/2020

4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

 Panama City Beach, FL
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Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in Panama City Beach. Spend the morning or afternoon with a professional team of instructors that will educate you on the proper way to interact with dolphins. Finish off the tour with a dip in the emerald waters of Shell Island for potential dolphin encounters. Join Water Planet for an experience you'll never forget swimming with dolphins!

Activity Highlights
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins and see them in their natural habitat
  • Professional and experienced crew who are trained in childhood development
  • Real-life dolphin encounters at Shell Island
  • Morning and afternoon trips available

Duration: 4 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Snorkel gear
  • Instructors
  • Bottled water
What to bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Food & beverages
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Small coolers are allowed
  • Bathingsuit
  • Towel
  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • It is strictly prohibited to feed or touch the dolphins during the swims.
  • If you are with a group or a family and desire to all be on the same boat, please call an agent and have them book you by phone to ensure your group stays together.
Additional information
  • Free marina parking is available.
  • Each dolphin boat is U.S. Coast Guard approved for 6 passengers.
  • Snorkel gear consists of a snorkel mask. Snorkel tubes are available on the boat by request. Swim fins are not available, as it encourages some participants to chase the dolphins, which is illegal.
  • There are no bathrooms on board.
  • Children are welcome to participate in our dolphin swim programs. Our staff has years of experience with helping children in the water during their dolphin swim and on board the boat. Parents can rest assured as the staff consists of interns that are trained in childhood development. If you would like a personalized interaction with your child by an intern, please make a request in the reservation comments. Intern interaction is based on availability with no guarantee.
  • Dog Friendly. No additional charge. Must be friendly, on a leash and obedience trained. Maximum of 1 dog per boat. Check with us for availability before bringing the animal to the dock.
  • Deep ladders are available to make it easier to get back up on board from the water after each dolphin swim. All boats are equipped with double shades.
  • The success rate for seeing dolphins is about 99%.
  • The vendor cannot guarantee interaction with wild dolphins nor ideal weather conditions. If the tour departs and we must return within the first half of the tour due to hazardous weather, we will issue a refund prorated up to 50% of the tour value.
  • The vendor will replace your dolphin swim excursion if the dolphins do not show. You get to do it again for free.
  • Charters are available March through November or later depending on weather conditions. Departures are offered daily 9 am and 1:30 pm based on availability.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers cancelling after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. Should you arrive more than 15 minutes after the appointment time your card will be charged and the trip must leave without you. Changes in the number of participants lowering your party total received less than 24hrs prior to arrival will not be refunded. No Shows will not be refunded. All changes or cancellations must be received directly by telephone or in writing by e-mail or post. We will not accept any cancellations or changes by voice-mail. There will be no refund or replacement for this activity unless approved in writing by management in case you are in violation of this policy or once the tour is completed. In case your tour is delayed for whatever reason (temporary weather conditions, mechanical issue) after you have checked in, you need to stand by at the marina until you are notified of the new departure time by your captain. Should you decide to leave before that time, you are forfeiting your rights to your tour and to a reschedule. Your credit card will be charged for the full amount. If you have any complaints about your tour or questions about a reschedule or about payments, your captain will be unable to discuss these with you. Please call our office. We reserve the right to move the departure time for parties of 2 or less based on availability.


5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA

4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

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Amazing Experience!

about 7 months ago
Paul was so pleasant and knew so much about the area and the wildlife and sea life of the area. Not only did we see several different pods of dolphins (in open waters of the Gulf) and go into the water with them, but a moma dolphin and her calf swam beneath me and a large dolphin swam within arms length of me and I found myself face to face with the beautiful creature! This is something I will definitely schedule again when in the area.
Ronda A T

Wonderful Experience

about 8 months ago
We went out on our excursion on Monday August 5th. Our guide was Dale and he was GREAT!!!! My kids and I had an amazing time and loved the experience to get to see dolphins swimming all around us in the ocean... Thank you so much Water Plant and thank you Dale for a great time on the boat. Cindy, Emily & Clayton from Illinois
Cindy K


about 9 months ago
Captain Amelia was fantastic! She navigated us expertly through some big waves, was full of information and even laughed at our jokes! PLUS....we got to swim with wild dolphins!!! I WILL be doing this again and WILL be requesting Captain Amelia again!
Robyn K

Amazing Dolphin swimming!!!!

about 9 months ago
My daughter and I had an amazing time. What a great experience it was swimming in the wild with dolphins. Captain Paul was awesome and knew exactly what he was doing. He was also very educational. Next time we visit PCB we will definitely be going again. Thank you Water Planet
Melissa M