Panama City Beach Shell Island Tours & Activities

If you're looking for an adventurous way to explore this coveted area, then Panama City Beach Shell Island tours & activities are a must-try while you’re in town. Known for its abundant wildlife, Shell Island is an impeccable, undeveloped barrier island located just a short boat ride away from Panama City Beach. There are plenty of tours that allow you to explore this must-see island and the beautiful surrounding waters. Some popular tours include dolphin cruises, snorkeling excursions, and shelling excursions. Whether you’re looking forward to a relaxing day on the water or an exciting adventure, there is something for everyone’s interests on Shell Island.
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Shell Island Excursion & Dolphin Watch on the Grand Mére

38 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 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Sandbar Snorkeling Excursion

30 ratings
3 Hrs.
Experience the beautiful emerald green water and white sugar shores on this Sandbar Snorkeling Excursion. If you have never experienced snorkeling, you are in for a real treat! As you open your eyes to a whole new world of underwater intrigue, you will have the opportunity to see seahorses, puffer fish, scallops, hermit crabs, and so much more. Cruise on a center console, snorkel and chill on a sandbar or opt for some island hopping fun. Book your totally customizable Sandbar Snorkeling Excursion today!
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Private Shell Island Snorkeling Excursion

36 ratings
3 Hrs.
Discover the hidden gems of the Panama City area on a Private Shell Island Snorkeling Excursion in St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This cruise takes guests to Shell Island, known for its abundance of sea shells and marine life. Guests will explore the shallow reefs and search for shells while encountering a wide variety of colorful fish, sea turtles, and other marine life. All equipment is provided and guides are certified for a safe and amazing experience.
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Beach & Lagoon Shelling Excursion

15 ratings
2.5 - 3 Hrs.
If strolling barefoot along a white sandy beach with the backdrop of emerald green water behind you is on your bucket list, then this Beach & Lagoon Shelling Excursion is calling your name. Your knowledgeable guides will show you the ropes and explain the anatomy of the various mollusks you encounter, as well as give you and your crew important tidbits of information about all the shells you find. With onboard reference guides, your family will have an awesome time matching up and learning about the animals that once inhabited the shells collected. From Florida fighting conchs to Lightning Whelks, and Crown Conchs to driftwood, even the novice sheller will not go home empty handed. Book this excursion today!
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11 Passenger Panama City Pontoon Rental

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4 - 8 Hrs.
Spend the day out on the water in Panama City, Florida. Be your own captain and take your group in any direction you want...as long as you stay in the Bay. Pack some lunch and drinks and explore the famous Shell Island or other islands off the beaten path if that is more your thing. Watch the dolphins swimming and passing your boat as you cruise atop the water. With a full tank of gas, the possibilities are endless. This rental promises a fun-filled adventure that family and friends will come back from smiling. Don't miss the boat, book your Panama City Pontoon Rental today!
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Private Beach & Lagoon Shelling Excursion

2 ratings
2.5 - 3 Hrs.
If strolling barefoot along a white sandy beach with the backdrop of emerald green water behind you is on your bucket list, then this Private Beach & Lagoon Shelling Excursion is calling your name. Northwest Florida beaches are home to a diverse ecosystem, teeming with life and little mementos of life that once was...seashells! Your knowledgeable guides will show you the ropes and explain the anatomy of the various mollusks you encounter, as well as give you and your crew important tidbits of information about all the shells you find. With onboard reference guides, your family will have an awesome time matching up and learning about the animals that once inhabited the shells collected. From Florida fighting conchs to Lightning Whelks, and Crown Conchs to driftwood, even the novice sheller will not go home empty handed. If you are ready to shell-ebrate good times, come on, book today!
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10 Passenger Panama City Pontoon Rental

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4 - 8 Hrs.
Be your own captain for the day in Panama City, Florida. Take your group any direction you want...as long as you stay in the Bay. Pack some lunch and drinks and explore the famous Shell Island or other islands off the beaten path if that is more your thing. Watch the dolphins swimming and passing your boat as you cruise atop the water. With a full tank of gas, the possibilities are endless. This rental promises a fun-filled adventure that family and friends will come back from smiling. Don't miss the boat, book your Panama City Pontoon Rental today!
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Private Half Day Pontoon with Slide Charter

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4 Hrs.
Are you ready for an adventure guaranteed to be a blast? If so then join an unforgettable pontoon charter in Panama City, Florida, and get ready to soak up some serious sun and fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the local dolphin population as you cruise along the crystal-clear water, and don't forget to snap a selfie with your new marine friends. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the beautiful Shell Island and its surroundings, where you can unleash your inner explorer and discover hidden treasures on the beach. Make a SPLASH! Book your spot today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Panama City Beach Boat Tour

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2 Hrs.
Enjoy a personalized Panama City Beach Private Boat Charter, where the trip is tailored to your wishes. Whether you seek exploration or relaxation, the day is yours to choose. Cruise St. Andrews Bay and Panama City Beach, guided by a knowledgeable captain who unveils prime snorkeling and sightseeing spots for you to explore. Witness dolphins playing in the water as they swim beneath the surface or jump above the waves. Immerse yourself in local marine wildlife and history, enjoying a unique perspective of the beauty of Panama City Beach. The options are endless! Get ready for an unforgettable journey, book your private charter today!
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Private Full Day Pontoon with Slide Charter

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8 Hrs.
Are you ready for an adventure guaranteed to be a blast? If so then join an unforgettable pontoon charter in Panama City, Florida, and get ready to soak up some serious sun and fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the local dolphin population as you cruise along the crystal-clear water, and don't forget to snap a selfie with your new marine friends. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the beautiful Shell Island and its surroundings, where you can unleash your inner explorer and discover hidden treasures on the beach. Make a SPLASH! Book your spot today!
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Panama City Classic Pontoon Rental

7 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Looking for an amazing adventure on the waters of Panama City Beach, Florida? Look no further than this Classic Pontoon rental! With room for up to 12 passengers, this pontoon is perfect for your group of family or friends. Powered by a reliable 60-horsepower engine, you can easily cruise to your favorite destinations in no time. Whether you want to explore remote bayous, sandy beaches, or just enjoy the stunning views of the Emerald Coast, the classic pontoon will get you there in comfort and style.
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Half Day Pontoon Rental (12 Passengers) in Panama City Beach

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4 Hrs.
Captain your own boat from the still waters of serene Grand Lagoon where you can pull up on the beach and have a picnic or just gaze out at the beauty of the world. Whether you are looking for shells, looking for dolphins, going for a swim, or just relaxing, there is something for everyone! Book your pontoon rental today and experience Panama City Beach in style!
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Panama City Luxury Pontoon Rental

4 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Looking for a luxurious way to explore the waters of Panama City Beach? If so then look no further than this luxury pontoon rental! This 12-passenger boat is fully equipped with everything you need for a day of relaxation and fun. Enjoy the upgraded interior and Bluetooth surround sound system as you cruise the waves. And with an electronic navigation system and 115 horsepower engine, you'll be able to reach Shell Island and back in no time. So why settle for less when you can live it up in style? Book your Luxury Pontoon rental today and experience the best of Panama City Beach!
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Wild Dolphin Excursion

66 ratings
2 Hrs.
If you are looking for an adventure that is both exciting and relaxing, then look no further. This 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 excursion today!
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Private Afternoon Shell Island Dolphin Tour

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4 Hrs.
Climb aboard and enjoy a Private Afternoon Shell Island Dolphin Tour (10 passengers included in price)! Get ready for a personalized one-of-a-kind experience with a USCG master captain at the helm to guide you. Cruise the Gulf shoreline and enjoy the wind and emerald green water. Explore and snorkel Shell Island, look for marine life, and shells, and bring some food and drinks for a nice picnic on the island. Learn the history of this beautiful and unique ecosystem. Create lifelong memories with family and friends as you design your own adventure for bachelor/bachelorette parties, booze cruises, or even family reunions (up to 24 guests). Don't miss out, book your experience today!
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2 Hour Private Dolphin Tour

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2 Hrs.
Enjoy a fun-filled day on this Private Dolphin Tour in Panama City Beach, Florida! Spend time on Shell Island walking the beach, collecting shells and enjoying the serene surroundings. Watch the dolphins as they swim beneath the beautiful emerald water. Keep an eye out for other wildlife such as sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, manatees, and more! This tour is totally customizable so whether you want to spend more time on Shell Island or focus on dolphin watching, the choice is yours. This is a great experience for everyone, book yours today.
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2 Hour Shell Island Snorkel Excursion

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2 Hrs.
Experience the beauty of Panama City Beach on this 2 Hour Shell Island Snorkel Excursion. Hop on a 24-foot tritoon and cruise through St. Andrew Bay with a knowledgeable captain at the helm. You'll have the opportunity to see a variety of marine wildlife, including dolphins, in their natural habitat. Enjoy the scenery and the thrill of spotting these playful creatures as you explore the pristine water around Shell Island. Don't miss this chance to experience the Emerald Coast's stunning beauty and diverse wildlife. Book today!
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2 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Tour

7 ratings
2 Hrs.
Experience the beauty of Panama City Beach on this 2 Hour Shell Island Dolphin Tour. Hop on a 24-foot tritoon and cruise through St. Andrew Bay with a knowledgeable captain at the helm. You'll have the opportunity to see a variety of marine wildlife, including dolphins, in their natural habitat. Enjoy the scenery and the thrill of spotting these playful creatures as you explore the pristine water around Shell Island. Don't miss this chance to experience the Emerald Coast's stunning beauty and diverse wildlife. Book today!
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3 Hour Private Dolphin Snorkeling Tour

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3 Hrs.
Enjoy a fun-filled day with the fam on this Private Dolphin Snorkeling Tour in Panama City Beach, Florida! Spend time on Shell Island walking the beach, collecting shells and enjoying the serene surroundings, snorkel the beautiful emerald water, and watch the dolphins as they swim and jump above the waves. Take a dip in the ocean to cool off and have fun with family and friends. Keep an eye out for area wildlife such as sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, manatees, and more! This tour is totally customizable, whether you want to spend more time on Shell Island or focus on dolphin watching or snorkeling, the choice is yours. This is an incredible opportunity to see some of Florida's most amazing wildlife and enjoy a fun day on the water with your family and friends. Book your experience today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is a Shell Island tour?

The average Shell Island tour lasts 3 hours.

2. What makes Shell Island so special?

Among Florida’s beaches, Shell Island extends for seven miles in a pristine undeveloped setting with white sand.

3. Can I see dolphins at Shell Island?

Since Shell Island is home to a large number of dolphins, you are likely to see them.

4. What types of Shell Island tours are available?

There are several Shell Island tour options. Some of the most popular include beach & lagoon shelling excursions, snorkeling excursions, and dolphin & snorkel combos.

5. Can I keep shells from Shell Island?

Yes! You may keep any shells you find on Shell Island.

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