FL, Panama City... > Dolphin Swim Tours
05/23/2019 ~ 05/29/2019

4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience With Water Planet USA

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.
  • No service dogs allowed.
Additional information
  • Free marina parking is available.
  • Each dolphin boat is 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.
  • 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%.
  • Water Planet 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.
  • Water Planet 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, FL 32408

4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience With Water Planet USA

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Dolphins Galore
about 24 days ago
The captain’s patience and knowledge positioned us in an area where there were about 15+ dolphins with 2 babies. I was an awesome experience watching them play and eat. Great trip!
Phyllis H
We saw a lot of Dolphins!!!
about 2 months ago
Our family loved our trip to sea. We saw a lot of Dolphins and babies. We couldn't have been happier!!! Amelia was an awesome guide with a lot of information. We definitely would love to go again!!!
Sean W
Best. Day. Ever.
about 7 months ago
This trip was phenomenal! We did it back in July to celebrate us getting married the day before and it was a perfect thing to do! We absolutely loved it and thought it was worth every penny! Will definitely be doing this again! We actually didn’t see many dolphins on our trip so they offered us another one for free and I could bring whoever! It was amazing saw so so many dolphins! I could reach out and touch them (but I didn’t youre not allowed .. your oils and whatnot hurts their skin) that’s just how close they were to me! Thank you so much tripshock! Best day ever
Mary Beth N
Exceeded expectations
about 8 months ago
The whole experience was better-than expected from beginning to end. We had wonderful Captain Amelia, lots of dolphins, and played in the most beautiful water we've ever seen. The trip is great for all ages. My wife and I, 60 and 70-somethings, had as much fun as the teenagers. We hope to do it again some day!