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Panama City Beach Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise

 Panama City Beach, FL
from $55
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Enjoy a fun-filled 3 hour catamaran cruise in beautiful Panama City Beach, FLorida! Swim and snorkel the calm waters in the bay behind Shell Island, check out the bayside beach, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, or zip down the waterslide! Afterwards, set sail for the Gulf of Mexico to visit local wild dolphins! The fun continues at the dock with dancing, contests, and activities. Prepare for a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy! Book your Panama City Beach Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise!

Activity Highlights
  • Explore Shell Island's bayside beach to see the beautiful nature and wildlife
  • Sail, snorkel, and discover sand dollars, starfish, hermit crabs, and shells
  • See dolphins swim and play in their natural habitat
  • Great activity for the entire family

Duration: 3 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

What's Included
  • Panama City Beach Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise
  • Snorkel gear: mask and snorkel
  • Life jackets


  • Gratuities (20% )
  • Snacks & drinks (available for purchase on board)
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Light jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (No aerosol or oil allowed)
  • Swimsuits
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • ID
  • The boat requires a minimum of 10 paying passengers to depart. If you are scheduled for a tour that has not met the minimum, the vendor will attempt to reschedule you for a different day or time. If your snorkel cruise cannot be rescheduled, you will receive a full refund.
  • The tour boat is a 50ft catamaran and has a maximum capacity of 78 passengers but may sell out at 70 passengers.
  • The boat is not handicap accessible, but the crew will assist customers getting on and off the boat.
  • Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • You may bring food on the trip but no outside beverages, please. No coolers permitted.
  • Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Only small collapsable strollers allowed.
Additional information
  • If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour and the captain calls off the trip, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.
  • Cruise departs daily during the spring and summer seasons. Please check our schedule by clicking the "Check Availability" button above.
  • Snorkel gear is provided. You may bring your own snorkel gear if you prefer.
  • There is a cash/credit bar with non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine, and rum punch.
  • The boat has 2 bathrooms, snack bar, and seating for everyone.
  • Please bring cash for snacks and tip for crew.
  • Guests are asked to drink responsibly.
Reservation Requirements

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early for check-in. You must read your ticket/voucher after booking for more details on your trip. Occasionally during slower seasons, the trip minimum might not be met. In that case, you will have the option to reschedule or be refunded. Please provide a contact phone number so the vendor can reach you promptly.


3605 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA

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Panama City Beach Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise

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Had a great time

about 10 days ago
Loved it, it was not over crowded and staff were super sweet.I would diffantly recommend
angel s

Great for families!

about 21 days ago
The crew was amazing and we loved every min! We didn’t see any dolphins, unfortunately, but we enjoyed looking for shells and hermit crabs. Highly recommend!!
Katie R

Fun times in PCB!

about 22 days ago
We had a blast on the dolphin encounter cruise! We will definitely book again!
Melanie C

Great crew- but no dolphin viewing and no shells on shell island

about 23 days ago
The crew and boat were a lot of fun. They were engaging, well prepared and had great customer service. The dive masks/snorkels leaked, which dampened the experience for my daughter and our friends’ kids. We were surprised that she’ll island has no shells, so don’t expect to go shelling. We didn’t see dolphins, but did see a sting ray and some fish while snorkeling. The boat ride was our highlight. We loved sitting next to the captain- my daughter was able to get a picture behind the wheel and loved the dancing and hula hooping.
Melinda M