Panama City Beach Dolphin Cruises & Tours

Whether traveling with family or a group of friends, you can watch and interact with dolphins as they swim around the boat, playfully jumping out of the water to put on a show of a lifetime. You may also spot other awesome marine life such as manatees, sea turtles, stingrays, and more! During your tour, you can cruise around popular attractions like Shell Island, St. Andrews Bay, and more. Panama City Beach dolphin cruises & tours are led by knowledgeable captains who will ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone onboard.
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Featured Dolphin Cruises & Tours in Panama City Beach

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Sunset Dolphin Encounter Aboard Captain Anderson III

1,685 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take part in an unforgettable Panama City Beach sunset cruise. Sunset Dolphin Encounter Aboard Captain Anderson III is the ideal way to travel through the historic Grand Lagoon and St. Andrews Bay to the edge of the Gulf, and watch dolphins play. Being out on the water and watching these graceful, wild animals in their natural habitat is one of the greatest experiences in beautiful Panama City Beach. Book your cruise today!
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Booked 16 times in last 48 hrs
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Panama City Beach Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise

248 ratings
3 Hrs.
Enjoy a fun-filled catamaran cruise in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida! Swim and snorkel the calm water in the bay behind Shell Island, check out the bayside beach, try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, 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!
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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs
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Panama City Sunset Dolphin Cruise on the Grand Mére

27 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Step aboard the Grand-Mere, an air-conditioned double-decker boat, for the perfect ending to your day with a Sunset Dolphin Cruise in Panama City, Florida! Keep your eyes peeled for playful pods of dolphins swimming beneath the surface of the water and jumping above the waves. As you sail past Shell Island, an untouched 7-mile barrier island, take in the beautiful scenery. As the sun begins to set beyond the horizon, watch the sky erupt in a variety of colors as you cruise atop the beautiful water of the Emerald Coast. Do not miss your chance and book your Sunset Dolphin Cruise today!
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Booked 18 times in last 48 hrs
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Shell Island Dolphin Sea-fari Boat Tour

948 ratings
3.5 Hrs.
Journey the Historic Grand Lagoon on the unforgettable Shell Island Dolphin Sea-fari Boat Tour! Watch for a variety of aquatic wonders, sea shells, and wildlife. Explore Shell Island and swim, go shelling, picnic, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful island! Book your Shell Island Dolphin Sea-fari Boat Tour today and make memories that last a lifetime!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Shell Island Excursion & Dolphin Watch on the Grand Mére

21 ratings
3.5 Hrs.
Climb aboard the Grand-Mére, an air-conditioned double-decker boat, for a day of relaxation and adventure with a Shell Island Cruise & Dolphin Watch in Panama City, Florida! Keep your eyes peeled for playful pods of dolphins swimming beneath the surface of the water and jumping above the waves. As you journey to Shell Island, an untouched 7-mile barrier island, take in the sights and sounds of the natural beauty surrounding you. Upon docking, choose your own adventure whether it is taking a leisurely walk, swimming, diving, or snorkeling. You can even choose to simply unwind on board, sipping a refreshing cocktail and cherishing the tranquility of Shell Island's shore. Do not miss your chance and book your Shell Island Cruise & Dolphin Watch today!
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Booked 9 times in last 48 hrs
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Private Dolphin Excursion

25 ratings
3 Hrs.
Explore Panama City and Panama City Beach from the water as you cruise through St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Let your captain take the wheel while you sit back and enjoy the sights and the breeze. Watch dolphins play in the water and unwind as you sip on your favorite beverage and have the opportunity to see wild birds, dolphins, fish, and maybe even spot a manatee! Book your Private Dolphin Excursion today!
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4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

185 ratings
4 Hrs.
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 water of Shell Island for potential dolphin encounters. Book today for an experience you'll never forget!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Sunset Dolphin Sail Aboard The Privateer Catamaran

783 ratings
2 Hrs.
Sail into the sunset aboard the Privateer Catamaran! This exhilarating sail along the Gulf of Mexico offers a great opportunity to relax and leave your worries behind. Listen to tropical music and enjoy a complimentary beverage aboard Panama City Beach’s best sunset cruise. Don't forget to relax on the deck and look for Flipper and his friends!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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2 Hour Jet Ski Eco Tour

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2 Hrs.
Embark on a thrilling 2-hour Jet Ski Eco Tour in Panama City Beach, Florida, covering approximately 22 miles round trip. Operate your own jet ski as you follow an expert guide to explore the stunning scenery around Shell Island as you cruise atop the water. Get the chance to see some local dolphins and other marine life like fish, turtles, and more! This adventure combines the excitement of jet skiing with the beauty of nature, offering an unforgettable experience on the water.
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Booked 3 times in last 48 hrs
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Private Wild Dolphin Excursion

16 ratings
2 Hrs.
If you are looking for an adventure that is both exhilerating and relaxing, then look no further. This Private Wild Dolphin Excursion focuses on searching for and responsibly interacting with the amazing bottlenose dolphin in the wild. You will enjoy up close and personal encounters from the comfort and safety of your own 21' Robalo center console. Experience a day on the water and gaze at the beauty of the natural world around you. Book your Private Wild Dolphin Excursion today!
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Small Group Dolphin & Snorkel Tour

431 ratings
2 Hrs.
Take a cruise around the area in search of wild, bottlenose dolphins. This guided cruise is a fun trip for the entire family! Not only do you get an exciting dolphin tour experience, but snorkel gear is available for those wanting to park the boat and cool off. Grab your sunscreen and hit the water Panama City style! Book your spot today!
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Panama City Beach Sailing Excursion

74 ratings
2 Hrs.
Enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled sailing cruise, perfect for couples or families. Cruise and sightsee through the calm waters of Grand Lagoon, past the marinas, state park, and homes. If the waters of the Gulf are calm enough, take a leisurely sail and keep your fingers crossed for those cotton candy sunsets over the horizon. The whole cruise is enjoyable with fun music playing throughout and the entertaining crew keeping the fun going after the sun goes down with lots of dancing and games. Don't miss out, book your Panama City Beach Sailing Excursion today!
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Speedboat Ride and Dolphin Watching Tour

101 ratings
60 Min.
Calling all thrill-seekers and dolphin watchers for this St. Andrews Bay Dolphin Watching Tour. Step on this powerful speedboat and get ready for a wet and wild ride as you skip across the waves at top speed as you look for dolphins in their natural habitat! Your heart will race as your expert captain performs 360° spins, nose dives, power slides, and more. Make your vacation a legendary experience with this Speedboat Ride and Dolphin Watching Tour!
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Private 4 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience

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4 Hrs.
Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to 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 the dolphins. The tour is capped off with several live swim-ins at Shell Island for potential encounters. It is not every day that you get to swim with dolphins, so don't miss your chance! Book your Shell Island Dolphin Swim Experience today!
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Dolphin Tour on Waverunners

171 ratings
2 Hrs.
Join FUNPCB and zoom around on a speedy jet ski to play and swim with bottlenose dolphins! A family-friendly adventure to explore the beaches and waters of St. Andrews Bay, this dolphin tour brings you face-to-face with these incredibly intelligent and social species. Premium jet skis are nimble and easy to use. Book today for the experience of a lifetime!
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Center Console Dolphin Tour (for up to 6 passengers)

133 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Set out on an adventure with this Panama City Beach Dolphin Cruise aboard a 6 passenger 23' center console boat. Enjoy cruising on gorgeous water as you scan the horizon for playful dolphin pods. Stop off at Shell Island where you can walk on the Private State Park to look for shells and check out the beauty of the island. Have the whole boat to yourself and book a private 2 hour snorkel and dolphin sightseeing trip or join others on this fun-filled adventure with an experienced, knowledgeable captain! Book today!
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Panama City Beach Sunset Speedboat Cruise

34 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Calling all dolphin watchers for this Panama City Beach Sunset Speedboat Cruise. Hop aboard this powerful speedboat and get ready for a sunset and dolphin cruise! Make your vacation a legendary experience with the best Panama City Beach Sunset Speedboat Cruise and don't forget to say hi to Greta the Sea Dog while aboard! If you want to enjoy a gorgeous sunset on the water, then this is your cruise! Book now!
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Sunset Dolphin & Snorkel Combo Tour

14 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Sail away on a Sunset and Snorkel Combo Tour in Panama City Beach. Cruise the sparkling waters of the Gulf viewing dolphins and a wide variety of marine wildlife. Then dive in and play as you swim and snorkel in the tropical waters before watching a beautiful sunset.
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Shell Island Snorkel & Sail on the Island Time II

21 ratings
3 Hrs.
Enjoy a fun-filled catamaran cruise in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida! Begin with a short trip across St. Andrews Bay to some of the best spots along Shell Island. Anchor down and snorkel around in search of seashells and sea critters. Stand up paddleboard, make a BIG splash in the water from the slide, or just relax in the calm water. you can even take a sail out to the Gulf of Mexico to look for wild dolphins! As you cruise back to the dock, enjoy an upbeat sailing party with lively music, games, and even dancing. Prepare for a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy! Book your Shell Island Snorkel & Sail on the Island Time II today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Am I guaranteed to see dolphins during a dolphin cruise?

There is no guarantee you will see dolphins, but dolphin cruises have a 98% success rate for finding dolphins. It is rare to not see dolphins during a dolphin cruise.

2. What should I bring with me on a dolphin cruise?

You should bring any essential items needed for sun protection, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. Depending on the cruise, you may need to bring a towel, change of clothes, or food/drink.

3. What type of dolphin cruises do you offer?

Tripshock offers multiple types of dolphin cruises. Sunset dolphin cruises, waverunner dolphin tours, snorkel dolphin cruises, and speed boat dolphin tours. Whether your family wants to see dolphins at sunset or ride jet skis while following a pod of dolphins, we have it all.

4. Will I be able to feed or touch the dolphins during a dolphin cruise??

No, you are not able to feed or touch the dolphins. We want to ensure both the dolphins safety and our customer's safety. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, dolphins cannot be fed, touched, or pursued in the wild.

5. Is there a time of year when dolphins are more active in Panama City Beach?

Dolphins are active year-round in Florida. They are most active at daybreak, mid-afternoon, and dark. Their behavior patterns are based around breeding season, weather conditions, and overall physiological condition of the animal.

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