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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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James was our guide and he did an excellent job. We happened to be one of the lucky groups that found some dolphins and we were able to jump in and swim with them. James made sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lawrence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

James was our guide and he did an excellent job. We happened to be one of the lucky groups that found some dolphins and we were able to jump in and swim with them. James made sure we understood and did not touch them since that is seen as harassment (much like working with women in a work place). We... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the second year in a row we have done this and it's easily the best part of our trip. This year we had James as our wave runner tour guide and he made the trip extremely fun. He led us up and down the coastline near the shore which made for a couple scary moment because I let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our boat Captain was nice and personable. Every time we spotted dolphin fins he headed right for them. Snorkeled around Shell Island as part of the 2 hour trip. Nice clean boat.

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Springboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On 11Aug15, we did the 2:00PM 2-hr excursion with a family of 4 renting 2 wave runners; adult and child on each. Our tour guide, Josh, was awesome. For the money-to-excitement value, you can't beat this. They had great machines, we cruised a little, stopped at a beach, and stopped for sand dollars and star fish. This was awesome fun... More 

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Kingston, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took the 9am trip had a excellent time. Captain Rodger was very excellent and knowledgable of the marine life and the area. We had tons of dolphin sightings. It was unseasonably weird weather patterns going on and the dolphins were in mating season so they were kinda camera shy but we still got some wonderful shots of them. Rodger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

2 adults and two 7 year old girls we had the best time Tim our guide was very informative and a great guide awesome day thanks Blue Dolphin top notch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We didn't get to go, but it is ok. A thunderstorm was approaching and they decided to cancel for safety reasons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wife and I took the 9 am trip. Excellent to say the least. Jolly Rodger was such a good fellow. He was very knowledgeable, which led to many dolphin sightings and chances to swim. He was also knowledgeable on the snorkeling aspect as well. One of the best adventures of our trip. The Smith's

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There were 5 of us which was great. James the guide took us to a lot of different places so we can spot different fish. We saw a sunfish jump out of the water, a stingray, and a few dolphins. Snorkeling near Shell island was great, he found some sand dollars for me. Just be prepared the waves can get... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Butch took us out for the two hour Dolphin and Snorkeling adventure. He was a great captain and very personable. He did a great job of getting us close to where the dolphins were. Then we spent about 45 minutes snorkeling over a sand bar. It was a really great time and we would highly recommend it!

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