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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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Pontoon FUN

Went to Shell Island on a pontoon boat had a great time! Took our portable grill and had hot food out on the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Angela M
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Adairsville, Georgia
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Denton, TX
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was a nice little stop that the Island Time Catamaran cruise stopped at. I liked that we were allowed to pick up any sea life that we could and take it to the staff so that others could see it. Of course, we couldn't keep any which was understandable. It was shallow snorkling there and that is especially nice... More 

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Adairsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Went to Shell Island on a pontoon boat had a great time! Took our portable grill and had hot food out on the beach.

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Clinton, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great snorkelling, especially near the jetty. Nice sandy beaches. Always a great part of our trip to Panama City.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the island very much. The water is very clear and you can see lots of fish. We always go over through the state park.

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Berlin Heights, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with lots of water attractions for the kids. Snorkeling, dolphin watching, banana boating, and blowup water activities for kids. Nice boat ride to island saw lots of hermit crabs. It was a great place to see.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took a Shell Island tour with 3 Granddaughters ages 11, 16 and 17. We got to swim with dolphins and snorkel for sand dollars. It is a beautiful place. Take lots of sunscreen and water when you go because it is a natural, unspoiled island with no services at all. We really enjoyed it!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The name says it all.Panama City Beach's exceptional white sand and all the wild life you see at a zoo( birds,fish,deer and dolphins)and shell everywhere.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful water - pristine beach - ferry crew was awesome, very engaging. Bring your leg muscles, the undertow was as strong as I have seen.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great day at Shell Island. Water was so clear, and we were surrounded by dolphins! The only bad thing is, the walk. Once you get off the shuttle be prepared to walk a good bit, but it is worth the walk. Great for kids as well and usually not too bad crowded. Can't wait to get back!

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Sachse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We paid $8/car for St Andrew state park. We entered the park and drove right and parked at the first facility and paid $16/person for the bus and the furry. We took the bus to the pier and took the ferry to the Shell Island. It took 15 minutes to the island. We walked to the gulf side beach opposite... More 

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Additional Information about Shell Island

Address: Panama City Beach, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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