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Address: 5711 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408 ‎
Phone Number: 850-235-0009
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Pontoon Rental

We didn't have any problem renting our pontoon. My husband has boating experience so we didn't require much help. The man at the dock was friendly...he bragged on shell island a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
CarterFamilyof3
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have booked for a boat cruise for count of 4 and they have charged more than the actual price supposed after discount. Not sure if they care about visitors

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Thank Nag K
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for writing us a review. Please let us know when you went on your boat cruise. We do have two different options for tours, you may do a tour which will take up to 6 people, or you may purchase a private tour. Maybe you could have selected private? We want to make sure our customers are... More 

Columbia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We took the two hour Shell Island tour. Once we arrived, the price was exactly at promised on the phone. Many other tour companies were closed. We only had 4 people for the boat ride, but Adventures at Sea took care of us. Our primary interest was sight seeing and dolphins. The tour guide was very informative and found several... More 

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Thank Daniel H
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Thank you Daniel for your review! We are very happy that you and your other three friends had a great time on our dolphin tour! We try our hardest to show you the most of what Shell Island has to offer within the two hour time frame. Thank you for your great review! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This was the only place open on thanksgiving & for that reason I gave a point. We went for the dolphin, snorkeling & shell island tour. We went to shell island & that's about it. We did not get to see any dolphins or do snorkeling. I knew before the trip that there is a chance we might not get... More 

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Thank Linz V
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

We are open on major holidays and holiday weeks/weekends. Yes, many companies are closed at this time. Holidays are difficult for businesses to remain open due to families, vacations, etc. Our boat tours are one of our most popular activities during the off season, as well as during holiday weeks such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, usually it is very... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We made a reservation in advance with their Internet Special granting a 20% discount. Checking in and doing the paperwork required just a few minutes. The boat was in mint condition and very easy to handle. after proper instructions by their staff. We spent a great on Shell Island and cruising the lagoon with some local friends. We were eight... More 

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1 Thank Viking1963
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

That is great to hear! We love seeing the dolphins and wildlife at Shell Island too. We try our best to give our customers the best price, as well as maintaining our pontoons to give the best experience possible. Shell Island is a local hotspot where by just being on the island itself makes the day. We hope to see... More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Used a coupon and rented a pontoon online. Arrived at 9 and everything was ready and waiting. Quick agreement signing, recommend you pay the 20 for insurance. 5 years ago we dropped a ladder and it paid off! Saw Dolphins, snorkeled and fished St Andrews Bay all day. Friendly, helpful deckhands and a great experience. Lots of boats too. You... More 

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2 Thank majorptn
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! October is a great time to come to Panama City Beach! Not only is the weather still nice, the beach is not as busy and the activities offered by local businesses are flexible. The damage waiver is always the best choice for our customers, especially since no one knows when an accident (such as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We took a 2 hour tour on the wave runner Saw a few Dolphins stopped at shell island. So worth going on this tour Matt was awesome tour guide.

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2 Thank Stefanie M
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We will tell Matt how much fun your group had. We love to hear when our customers have a great time on our tours. Next year when you come back request Matt. I am sure he would love to take you all out again. More 

Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I went on a 'Jet Ski Dolphin Tour' and when we were quite a ways out, in fairly rough seas, the Tour Leader left me behind and disappeared. There I was in the middle of nowhere, with no Idea of how to get back to the dock! Needless to say that the situation was discomforting! I could have been seriously... More 

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2 Thank williamftucker
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We truly do care about the safety for our customers, as well as our tour guides while on our tours. We do not typically have difficulty on our tours, however as you stated the rough waters may of had something to do with it. As you know from your trip, our groups usually have 8-9 skis... More 

New Castle, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My family rented a pontoon boat for a day in October, 2015. It was by far the best thing to do on the trip. You can pay seperately to take a dolphin tour, go snorkeling, shuttle to the absolutely magestic Shell Island, or to fish - but why do that when you can captain your own very clean pontoon and... More 

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2 Thank Jeremy H
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Coming to the beach in October is by far one of the best times to come! Thank you very much for your great review. The ice cream boat is a great surprise when going to Shell Island for the first time! After going to Shell Island after a couple of times, it tends to become a tradition to grab an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I read the reviews of this place before I decided to rent a pontoon boat for a full day from here and let me tell you, I almost rented from their competitor but the price that these guys offered was too good not to try it. I had a great experience and a wonderful the day. The boat was clean... More 

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2 Thank Lee W
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. What a lot of people do not realize is that we have the largest rental fleet in the area. We rent out 60 boats per day. Therefore, we have the flexibility to have a lower rate. However with that comes more bad reviews compared to competitors. Not everyone who rents from us is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We didn't have any problem renting our pontoon. My husband has boating experience so we didn't require much help. The man at the dock was friendly...he bragged on shell island a lot, and we were disappointed!

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1 Thank CarterFamilyof3
Elizabeth G, General Manager at Adventures at Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We use these reviews to help us with staffing for the next season, as well as gives us an idea of what our customers want. We are glad that you did not have any problems renting your boat, it is great that your husband had experiences on boats. We are also glad that... More 

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