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Shell Island Blue Dolphin Tours

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Address: 3605 Thomas Drive, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone Number: (850) 234-7245
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Heaps of Dolphins - very knowledgeable tour guide

We were a little skeptical about taking the tour as it was a little windy, however our tour guide Mike was very reassuring and confident that we would see some dolphins- he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
MichealaB88
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We wanted to swim with the Dolphins. Capt. Butch probably got us on at least 50 during the first half of the tour, but the Dolphins weren't in the mood to interact with humans. Not captain's fault though. As soon as we jumped in, the went straight down and away. Still exciting and fun. Then went to a shallow area... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were a little skeptical about taking the tour as it was a little windy, however our tour guide Mike was very reassuring and confident that we would see some dolphins- he was absolutely right! We got out into the bay and were lucky enough to see a large pod of dolphins, which Mike was able to get us very... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a fantastic experience with dolphin tours! They use smaller boats which gives you a more personal experience..Captain Mike was so friendly and knowledgable and let us make the decisions as to where we wanted to go for our two hours plus tour. We were there to see the Dolphins and that is exactly what we did! Captain Mike... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tour was well worth the money and I am glad we selected it. Blue dolphin uses smaller boats so fewer people are on board. The captain was a great guy and entertaining.

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Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our captain was great, very knowledgeable and friendly! He tried his best to get us in the water with the dolphins, but they stayed in between the buoys for the entirety of our trip. It was still a great experience to see them up close and in their natural habitat though! He also took us to a shallow area outside... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Upside: The captain of our boat tour was really nice. Our kids really enjoyed collecting sand dollars. The downside: Our kids were very excited to dolphins, which is why we booked the tour and paid the $200 to go. We did not get to see ONE dolphin the entire trip out. I understand that we are dealing with "nature",... More 

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Prestonsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have taken the swim with the dolphins, snorkeling and shell collecting tour with Captain Anderson in the past. I have to say that Blue Dolphin Tour far exceeds my experience with Captain Anderson!!! The cost is about the same but Blue Dolphin Tours has smaller boats which means far less people and a more personalized tour.I can't remember our... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Took a jet ski dolphin tour with Logan. Had a great time. Logan was very friendly and stopped to catch Sand dollars, Took us to shell island, and to see Dolphins. Lots of time driving the jet skis. Best value we found.

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had so much fun on the water with Logan, we booked a boat tour the next day with Captain Mike! We swam with dolphins in the most beautiful, clear water then went snorkeling & looked for shells & sand dollars. We had a FABULOUS time....highly recommend!! We look forward to visiting with Logan and Captain Mike again on our... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

These folks know how to do a Dolphin Tour. Captain Mike just ask us what we wanted to see and the magic began. We went to the most eastern end of the island to look for dolphins and then we got out and snorkeled and found shells on the island. We then went to the jetty's and the to the... More 

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