Adventure Tour Aboard The Privateer Catamaran

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Save up to 15% when booking online! (Reg $40/$64) Not your average snorkel trip. Try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, banana boats and so much more in this adventure tour, over $300 value for 1 low price!

Enjoy an exciting and relaxing adventure sail along the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach! We'll sail to the world famous Shell Island where you can play on the inflatable water slide, jump on our inflatable trampoline, try your hand at kayaking and paddleboarding or go for an exciting banana boat ride! You can also swim, snorkel and take in all of the beautiful surroundings. There is something for everyone on this trip and the best part, it is all INCLUDED in your ticket price!

Activity Highlights
→ Snorkel & Cruise the beautiful waters of Shell Island
→ Encounter wild dolphins playing in their natural habitat
→ Enjoy 1 complimentary beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage
→ Paddleboard, Kayak, banana boat rides and inflatables all included
→ Listen to relaxing tropical music

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. The boat will be docked at the Pirates Cove Marina located at 3901 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408. Please arrive at least 40 minutes early for check-in.

Departure Details
Cruise departs most days during the spring and summer seasons. Please check the booking calendar for schedule by clicking the "book now" button above. We recommend to call and verify the time prior to arrival. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

Duration: 3.5 Hrs.

Public parking is available at the Pirates Cove Marina on Thomas Drive. Look for Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill.

● 1 Complimentary Beer, Wine or Non-Alcoholic Beverage.
● Snorkel Gear (Snorkel, Mask, Fins).

● Gratuities (18-20% )
● Additional Bar Drinks (Rum, Vodka, Beer, etc...)

● Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● You are allowed to bring food on the trip however, no outside beverages please.

Additional Information
● Customers are asked to bring a camera, suntan lotion and sun glasses. No oil or spray lotion is allowed. No high heels allowed.
● You are allowed to bring food on the trip however, no outside beverages please.
● Guests are asked to drink responsibly.
● Restrooms are available on board.
● The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 78 passengers.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.

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 that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.
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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Adventure Tour Aboard The Privateer Catamaran. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Amber USA about 6 months ago

    Awesome time!

    We can't say enough good things about this trip and this crew! We had a blast and highly recommend this excursion!

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  • Jonathan USA about 6 months ago

    Once was enough

    First the crew were like zumbies. They were only on the boat. Figure out what to use once you get to shell island. The equipment was nasty. Mildew snorkel gear. The island crew were informative. Once again the crew on the boat ignored a few questions.

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  • Management Response, about 4 months ago

    Hi Jonathan, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this excursion. We normally get great reviews for it and the crew has a LOT to do with those reviews. It sounds as if they were having an "off" day, but I've still forwarded your feedback to management so they can address the crew working that trip. I assure you the equipment is routinely inspected for safety and sanitized for each trip. In the future, you are welcome to bring your own gear if you wish. It sounds as though you enjoyed your time at Shell Island, so I'm happy to hear you had a good experience overall. I hope you come see us again soon and that your next excursion exceeds your expectations! Sincerly, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Karen USA about 6 months ago

    Fun for whole family

    Wonderful time and money well spent. Very attentive crew. They even spent a few minutes on the way back to watch some dolphins.

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  • leah USA about 6 months ago

    Fun Times

    Really good deal! The trip out could've been nicer (lots of kids) but we were expecting that since their is inflatable toys etc. It was nice, the island is in the bay so the water isn't as clear but it was still lots of fun! We didn't realize how fast it went by! Good deal for the price you pay on this excursion highly recommended if you want a low key trip

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  • Destin, FL about 7 months ago


    We live in Destin and wanted to get away for the day. This tour is like nothing I have ever done and is worth every penny! After checking in, you board and find a seat. Once the safety explaination is over you head out to Shell Island. There's some great tunes on the boat and the cleanest set of boat bathrooms I've ever been in! There's bench seating on the top deck and there are actual tables on the second deck in front of the bar. The bar is pretty stocked and you get a free drink with your reservation. It's like a quick 10-15 min sail over to Shell Island and once you're there you don't know what to do first! Go shelling, paddleboarding, kayaking, go on the trampoline, snorkeling, etc! We had such a blast and the staff was great. BIG SHOUT OUT TO MOSLEY FOR BEING OUR PERSONAL LIFEGUARD... read more

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Wow! That is an amazing review and thanks so much for making the drive over to enjoy our Adventure Tour trip! We hope that you can make it over to see us again soon. We really appreciate your thoughtful and through review! I will let Moseley know that he did a great job for you! Many thanks, Donnie and Tracey Coker

  • Glennda Wilke USA about 7 months ago

    Fun fun

    Lots of fun. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    We appreciate you coming out with us and for writing a review of your experience with us! We hope you can make it out with us again soon. All the best, Donnie and Tracey Coker

  • Staci USA about 8 months ago

    Fantastic Experience!

    We had a GREAT experience on the Adventure Tour!! There were 8 of us, 4 of which are kids ranging in age of 6-10. The kids had an awesome time playing on all the equipment. Everyone was very nice and attentive on the catamaran and while at the beach. The only bummer was the water wasn't clear, but that isn't anyone's fault. :-) We got to see dolphins on our way back to the dock. Very cool!! We will definitely do it again next year!

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Hi Staci, Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and it is great to hear that everyone had a terrific during our Adventure Tour! We cannot wait to have you come back out with us again next year. All the best, Donnie and Tracey Coker

  • Marz Miehle Port royal, South Carolina, USA about 10 months ago

    Best damn trip ever

    Omg! Such an amazing experience! Such a great crew and the crew aboard the island was amazing. This is probably one of the best experiences I've had in my life. I'll definitely be back and promoting this place. My fiancée and I had a blast. Everything was PERFECT!

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Sorry for the late delay in response, but WOW, that is a great title for a review!!! Thanks for coming out with us and we greatly appreciate the review and for letting others know about us. We cannot wait to have you come back out with us again soon. All the best, Donnie and Tracey Coker

  • Jennifer Prosser Alabama about 1 year ago

    Was excited to book, very disappointed

    I booked the trip after reading the great reviews about being a family adventure, I was so disappointed. The boat ride was enjoyable but the crew catered maily to those partaking in bar drinks. The water toys were almost impossible to access unless you have extreme upper body strength to pull yourself out of the water with heights above your head. Other comments also stated how helpful and attentive the crew is on the beach, not true. They sat under a canopy and made very lewd comments to some of the guest. Those guest were not offended but I was offended and embarrassed because I was there with children and young adults one of which was a visitor that we brought with is for the trip. You also do not visit the clear beautiful water on the front side of shell island but the merky backside... read more

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  • Debra St. Louis, Missouri, USA about 2 years ago

    Catamaran dolphin cruise

    The trip was great! We had plenty of time to enjoy the inflatables in the water, paddle boarding, snorkeling and banana boat rides on Shell Island. We even got to see dolphins in the water later. The staff was very friendly and made it a fun and memorable trip for our family. Would definitely do this again.

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    We hope you can make it out with us again soon! Thank you for the fantastic review of your experience with us. We really appreciate you sharing that with other future guests. Hope to see you soon, Donnie and Tracey Coker

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