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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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Rented a pontoon

We decided to rent a pontoon for the day because it would allow us more time to do what we wanted. My favorite part of the island was where you could walk to the ocean. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Nightstar22
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We decided to rent a pontoon for the day because it would allow us more time to do what we wanted. My favorite part of the island was where you could walk to the ocean. We were able to get the geocache on the island. Seen several dolphins and other types of fish. On the way back the waves in... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We just got back from our first Panama City Beach Family vacation and I had to write a review on Blue Dolphin Tours. Since there were 6 of us, we rented the entire boat. We had Captain Ron and he was awesome. We first went out of the bay looking for dolphins. We hit the jackpot and found some. Ron... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Mike was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable. We found a lot of dolphins and swam with them. I have to say these dolphins are wild so you can't touch them. Mike found the Dolphins and stopped the boat and we all jumped in with our snorkeling gear on and followed the Dolphins. We found many dolphins the... More 

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Thank Joanne13018
Nashville, TN
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great time on our dolphin tour! Mike was our captain, he was friendly and fun. We saw lots of dolphins, including a mom and baby. We went hunting for sand dollars and snorkeling. It was great, well worth the money!

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Thank lovesbooks
Mooresville, NC
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We called looking for a snorkeling tour. They told us it was 2 hours, one being a dolphin snorkeling portion and the other was snorkeling along Shell Island. In the end, my kids spent 5 minutes in the water snorkeling and we paid $250. We saw some dolphins but nothing more than what we were seeing on the beach sitting... More 

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Thank Mom2mouse
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on a tour for our first wedding anniversary. We had so much fun and I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area! Request Roger as your captain, he's a sweetheart!

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1 Thank Sarah P
Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a MUST when visiting PCB! We have done this two years in a row. First time was in October of 2014 and the second time was in July 2015! We are already planning to go back July 2016! Swimming with the dolphins was amazing! Plus Shell Island was just as great! You must include Shell Island Blue Dolphin... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We took a 2 hour dolphin and snorkeling tour. The boat was very clean and in excellent condition. The boat was for six people, however, our party of three were the only group on board. That was ideal! We saw several Dolphins. Our guide, Butch, certainly did his best to find the Dolphins for us. He seemed very knowledgeable. If... More 

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Lawrence
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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