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Fun day trip

about 10 months ago
Trip was well organized and a lot of fun! Have 4 kids(19,17,15,13). All had a great time!
Angela N

Terrible customer service

about 10 months ago
Our son was very mildly sick the day before so we wanted to act responsibly and not do the trip just in case he had Covid and spread it to anyone else. Asked them to make an exception to their 48 hour refund policy due to the circumstances and they refused. Would never recommend them to anyone.
Casey T

Not pleased

about 9 months ago
Was really hoping to swim with the dolphins and see much more than we saw. The pictures indicated water would be blue and clear but it was brown and not clear. We had a good time but kids were really looking forward to see more marine life than we did. It was disappointing and I felt misleading. Would not have paid that much had I known that’s what it was.
Michelle S

Great family fun

about 8 months ago
Lots of fun for everyone!
Stephanie R


about 7 months ago
I think the price was a little steep for the amount of things we were able to do. The inflatables do not stay inflated and are very hard for ANYONE to use when they keep dropping. The snorkel gear was useless, there was no where to snorkel because the red tide, which we knew nothing about until we got out to the water. The kayaks were the best part of it all.
Shantell H

Great Vibes

about 10 months ago
Awesome time, great crew❣️ Sailed the waters, swam at the beach they also supplied all equipment including kayaks,inflatables, snorkel gear, paddle boards and a free beverage. Went looking for dolphins and just had a blast❣️
Lisa O

Catamaran and Inflatable Park

about 10 months ago
We had a really great time on our trip. The catamaran was really nice and clean, the inflatable water park was super fun and we got to see so many dolphins on our boat ride back. The only negative about the trip was the water at shell island was brown. Didn’t love the brown water!!
Jennifer M

Catamaran snorkeling inflatable’s disappointing

about 10 months ago
Catamaran snorkeling inflatable’s disappointing. I have been on a catamaran ride before and it was wonderful this particular one went very slow five minutes up the way to drop us off for two hours on not so marvelous inflatable‘s, no nets for snorkeling for the kids, the saddest music ever ,several of us complained about that. On the way back we stopped to look at the same set of dolphins for probably 40 minutes and then another 10 minutes slow ride back.It was not much of a boat ride at all very disappointing.
Danielle B

10/10 recommend!

about 1 day ago
Such a great experience! 10/10 recommend. The boat crew (Ryan, Jacob, and Ashley) and island crew were awesome. We got to sail in the boat a good speed, paddle board, snorkel, have some good drinks, and see dolphins! For those that don’t have kids- don’t let the inflatable obstacle course fool you. It looks like it’s a kids thing but it’s actually fun for adults too haha, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. During the time you have on island to use the obstacle course you can also choose to do snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, lounge on the beach, stay on ship, etc. Great family friendly option for all ages! :)
Natalie J

Very fun

about 10 months ago
Trip was great. Short trip on boat so longer time in water. Although the water was horrible for snorkeling. Very brown and can barely see anything . Nothing that can be helped though. Kids loved the inflatables! Great service !


about 2 months ago
It was so much fun we wished it could have lasted longer
lisa s

Adventure tour

about 9 months ago
The best time!! The teens really loved it!!!
Heather M

Fun day with fun people

about 10 months ago
This was a really great day. The Captain (Jessica?) and the other guys (Nolan and Moseley) and the guys on shell island took really great care of us. They were so friendly and fun!!
Daniel S

Friendly crew, fun activities

about 9 months ago
The crew aboard the Privateer were friendly and knowledgeable. Someone bumped into me and I spilled my free drink and one of the crew members immediately brought me another full drink. The trip didn’t advertise cornhole, but they had it set up on shore and two of our family members had a great time playing. We enjoyed the paddle boards and jumping on the water trampoline. After the water activities, they took us to a spot where we saw several dolphins. Great experience. I would definitely do it again!
Melissa M

Like all good things…too short!

about 10 months ago
My family of 9 loved the excursion. From the 4 year old on up, all said it was a good time. The staff were great, friendly, and worked hard to make it a good experience. The 2 hours on the island went by in the blink of an eye. Highly recommend!!
Rebecca C

Family Fun Day

about 10 months ago
A great day to snorkel, paddle board, play in the water and enjoy the sun. Would highly recommend this for anyone and everyone.
Julie F

Fun Vacation adventure

about 9 months ago
My wife and I had a great time on this ride. We will definitely be back and bring the kids
Kevin D


about 10 months ago
The water trampoline was flat/deflated. I think they should have steps of some sort to help larger size people get up out of the water and onto the inflatables.
Valerie L

Another fun excursion!

about 2 months ago
This is our second year enjoying a day with the crew of The Privateer. The kids love playing on the inflatables and paddle boarding while we relaxed on the shore of Shell Island. Again the dolphins didn’t disappoint making their appearance on the way back to the dock. Don’t miss this fun way to spend the day!
Mitzi K


about 10 months ago
The boat was too crowded, my complimentary drink (long Island tea) was terrible, and the water wasn't clear at all. (Other parts of shell island are much clearer and have more wildlife that you can actually see.) The crew was friendly, but I would not do it again and would not recommend.
katie s

Fun family outing

about 10 months ago
We’ve got an 11 year old and a 9 year old; they had a blast!
Jess B


about 10 months ago
Absolutely incredible adventure! 5 teenage girls and 2 mid-forty adults in our party and we were all extremely pleased from beginning to end!! This will be a must do on our yearly vacations to Panama City Beach ♥️
Jami M

Family Outing

about 10 months ago
Had a great time. Captain and crew were excellent. Wife and kids (13 and 11) all had a blast.
Justin C

Fun time & staff but photos are deceiving

about 9 months ago
The staff was excellent They deserve 5 stars and the boat was beautiful, however the photos that are shown do not Show what you are actually getting.The water is pretty murkyAnd more Brown and you cannot see fish very well when snorkeling.they do provide paddle boats and kayaks and they do have inflatable adventures but not the same ones in the photos...And they are very hard to get on and off of. many many people could not even make it on to the ride..
Kristine C

Adventure Tour

about 9 months ago
The water was extremely murky and the experience with snorkeling did not work out very well. The Inflatables were fun. The crew was great! There wasn't much excitement to Shell Island itself.
Jennifer J
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