The Activity We Experienced
What we chose to do
We Had a Magical, Majestic, and Memorable Time on Our Cruise
How did you discover this activity?
We found TripShock on Google when we searched for fun things to do in Panama City Beach, FL. After browsing, we zeroed in on the dolphin tour, because we have never seen them up close, and wanted to do something different on our vacation.
When did you book your tour compared to the departure date?
We booked our tour the day before, and we were fortunate they had openings during the busy Spring Break season.
Why did you choose this activity?
My family and I wanted to try something different, and the boat ride and chance to see dolphins definitely appealed to all of us.
How did you get to the activity location?
Getting to the harbor was just a quick car ride from our beach resort. It was super easy to find, and there was a lot of signage.
What was your experience with the activity’s staff?
Our captain and crew mate, Bo, were very knowledgeable, and kept us all laughing the whole time. They had plenty of on-board refreshments and snacks that were easily purchased. We got to see so many dolphins. All of us agreed that this was our favorite experience of our vacation, and can’t wait to do it again.
We had no idea how fast they could swim, and were thrilled we were able to see so many including a family, or pod, of dolphins with a new baby. The kids were able to drive the boat, under supervision, of course, and push the horn. We loved when we got to count down for the canon to go off.
On the way back, we checked some crab traps, and they showed us four different kinds of crabs. They helped us take lots of family pictures, and we purchased one at the end that we took when boarding. It was two hours, and definitely a great value for the money.
Highlights or memories you and your group will take from the trip?
We have never seen so many dolphins up close. The only word that comes to mind is magical! Seeing them come up in all the different pods, swim by the boat, and jump with the waves is an experience we will never forget. It was truly majestic. This, for us, is what vacation is about.
We felt relaxed and not stressed, and really got to leave home at home and have an amazing time, and make amazing memories with our daughters. Seeing the baby dolphins was the highlight, by far; it was such a treat. They stayed so close to their mom who carries them for a year. And she nurses them for two years. See ... the captain was super knowledgeable, and we learned a lot!
We didn’t want the trip to end, but it didn’t feel cut short at all. Another plus to everything, they had onboard restrooms. We have no complaints, and we will be talking about this experience for years to come. I’ve shared with all my friends, and when we come back in a few weeks for bike week, we plan to go again.
Would you recommend this activity to another group like yours? Why or why not?
Absolutely, we can’t wait to come again. It was two hours, and definitely a great value for the money.
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