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05/11/2021 ~ 05/16/2021
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4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

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

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
  • 4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience
  • Snorkel gear
  • Instructors
  • Bottled water
What to bring
  • Small cooler with snacks and beverages
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • ID
  • Should the National Weather Service issue a "Small Craft Advisory" for the time of your tour, vendor will reschedule the tour and you will have the choice of cancelling for a refund if you cannot extend your stay. Should you choose to reschedule, you cannot reschedule a second time or cancel the tour after that for whatever reason except a National Weather Service Hazard to Navigation Advisory.
  • The vendor cannot guarantee interaction with wild dolphins nor ideal weather conditions. If the tour departs and must return within the first half of the tour due to hazardous weather, vendor will issue a refund prorated up to 50% of the tour value (by request only).
  • 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. 
  • Each boat is U.S. Coast Guard approved for 6 passengers maximum.
  • There is minimum of 3 passengers required for trip to depart.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to reserve this charter.
  • It is strictly prohibited to feed or touch the dolphins.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • If you are with a group or a family and desire to all be on the same boat, please call an agent at 850-424-5125 and have them book you by phone to ensure your group stays together.
  • Activity is dog-friendly but your dog must be friendly, on a leash, and obedience trained. Maximum of 1 dog per boat. You must check with vendor prior to arrival to confirm.
  • 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. Availability is subject to change.
  • 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.
  • There is no restroom onboard, however, there are restrooms prior to departure at the marina.
  • Snorkel gear consists of a snorkel mask. Swim fins are not available.
  • Free parking is available on-site at the marina.
Reservation Requirements

All changes or cancellations must be received directly by telephone or in writing by e-mail or post. Vendor will not accept any cancellations or changes by voicemail. No shows will not be refunded.


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 8 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 8 months ago
It was an amazing experience. Our guide was very helpful and knows the area and animals well.
Kelley S

Dolphin tour

about 8 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 8 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