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05/22/2019 ~ 05/28/2019

Shell Island Express Ferry

Stay for an hour or spend the day! Have one of the large Express Ferries take you from the Grand Lagoon, through St. Andrew's Bay, over to the dock at legendary Spanish Shanty Cove on Shell Island. Whether you're looking for dolphins, shelling, or just relaxing on the beach, a trip to Shell Island is the perfect way to spend your beach getaway!

Activity Highlights
  • See beautiful Shell Island and Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Wade in the water and collect shells
  • Easiest way to get to Shell Island
  • Private dock with the shortest walk to the Gulf

Duration: Varies

What to bring
  • It's best to bring a towel, sunscreen, water, hat and sunglasses.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Minimum of 6 passengers required for departure. Customer will be notified if minimums are not met and need to be moved to another time or date.
  • Fishing equipment is not allowed.
  • Passengers may bring beach gear with them but all items must be placed in lap.
  • There is no storage area on the boat.
Additional information
  • Once at Shell Island, customers may go shelling, swimming and wading.
  • Customers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes early for check-in.
  • Parking, traffic, and other unforeseen obstacles can cause you to miss the boat. The boat will leave the dock at the scheduled time and we cannot hold the boat for any reason.
  • This trip runs rain or shine, however if severe weather conditions cause the cruise to cancel, refunds will be applied if customers cannot reschedule.
  • Cooler or insulated bags allowed on vessel.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel by 5pm the day before their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after 5pm the day prior to their trip will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the trip may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as the changes are completed before 5pm the day prior to arrival.

5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, Florida 32408

Shell Island Express Ferry

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Capt Anderson's Express Ferry to Shell Island
about 8 months ago
An awesome trip. Capt Zack and his mate Davis are professional and courteous. Davis provided an awesome commentary during the trip. Learned things I never knew and I live here. They both went out of their way to ensure an awesome trip. My 4 friends from Pennsylvania totally enjoyed it!!
Beatrice A
Shell island Express ferry
about 9 months ago
We had a great captain! He was very friendly and made the trip to Shell Island fun. While at the island my grandchildren found some cool shells to take home and add to their collection. It is a very peaceful, relaxing little excursion and I would recommend that everyone take time out and experience the wonder of Shell Island by Xpress Ferry.
Kellie M
Memories to last a lifetime
about 9 months ago
Highly recommend this island, my kids both enjoyed steering the boat, the crew were all super friendly and we enjoyed every minute of it. Made memories that will last a lifetime with my family, on Shell Island
Misty B
Shell island cruise
about 10 months ago
Everything was perfect and worth the price.