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01/27/2021 ~ 02/01/2021

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
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • It is strictly prohibited to feed or touch the dolphins.
  • 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.
  • Should you arrive more than 15 minutes after the appointment time, the trip must leave without you. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 reschedule or refund your tour. 
  • Minimum of three passengers required for trip to depart.
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. Swim fins are not available, as it encourages some participants to chase the dolphins, which is illegal.
  • No bathrooms onboard.
  • Children are welcome to participate in dolphin swim programs. The 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 at 9 am and 1:30 pm based on availability.
  • Minimum of three passengers in order for trip to depart.
  • Please call the vendor's office if you have any complaints about your tour or questions about rescheduling.
  • The vendor reserves 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

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4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

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about 4 months ago
Captain Joey was great.Saw Dolphins,and shell Island was beautiful.We got lucky it was a beautiful day weather excellent. Ate at the bar after wards best burger and fries.
Susan B

Thank you

about 5 months ago
It was an amazing experience. Our guide was very helpful and knows the area and animals well.
Kelley S

Dolphin tour

about 5 months ago
Coach was so great! He taught us a lot about wildlife and the eco systems around us. We really enjoyed the dolphins and our experience! Highly recommended!
Jaleiah H

Great ride

about 5 months ago
Coach was really nice, he help me collect lots of sea shells and we had an amazing day, sadly we didn’t get to swim with the dolphins but they did decide to show last minute by the bay.
Raquel H