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St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company Shell Island, Dolphin & Restaurant Hopping Cruises

3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-866-8815
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company is the only year-round and pet-friendly tour operator in Panama City. We are the only tour operator that takes guests to... more » Owner description: St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company is the only year-round and pet-friendly tour operator in Panama City. We are the only tour operator that takes guests to the center of Shell Island, where the locals go. There are no state park restrictions, so grab your dog, fill your cooler with your favorite adult beverages and join us for the best experience on Panama City Beach. We are also Panama City Beach's first and only Restaurant and Bar Hopping Cruise. Become a "Looper" on one of our Historic Grand Lagoon Loop Cruises. « less
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Kent, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

No where did any of us read anything negative about this trip for senior citizens. Senior citizens should not go unless you want: to walk on a long pier with no rails, have any back or walking problems, or balance problems, and there is no bathroom, but they have a small boat selling food items. This trip is for younger... More

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Panama City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The dolphins and snorkeling are the main attractions people like to see, but Capt. Lorraine's tours are so much more than that! She gave us info about the local area's history and she knows tons of stuff about all the wildlife in the area! The boat is not too big, so she took us to some areas around Shell Island... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I went to the shell island website and viewed pictures and read info regarding cost and schedule for the ferry. I thought this place was going to be as beautiful as the described but no, not at all. Apparently a storm hit near the area and turned the beach into dark redish brown water. Now, I am not mad at... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Cheap way to get to Shell Island. Come prepared because store is very expensive. Bring your beach stuff with you. Friendly staff and very informative. Other shuttles are more expensive and don't go there as often.

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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

No activities planned for June and website says ferry is for sale.I would say this business is kaput unless somebody takes it over.

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Hal L, Owner at St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company Shell Island, Dolphin & Restaurant Hopping Cruises, responded to this review

The vessel is for sale, of course the business is closed. More

Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

What a great day with Captain Hal and Mate Will aboard the St Andrews Bay Ferry. Lots of dolphin sightings and history of Shell Island. Hal and Will were very entertaining and courteous. Our dogs had a great time as well. This was a very fun 3 hours. We would definitely do this again.

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We chose this boat because it had less steps for my elderly mother in law who has some difficulties getting around. We were not disappointed. The boat captain and his first mate made our trip one to remember. We felt very welcome and would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting an awesome trip to Shell Island. They were knowledgeable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Departs Bay Point marina on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Takes you to 5 restaurant/bars. You can board at any of the locations it goes to and hop on/off at your will. ONLY $10 pp. We had a great time. Captain Hugh and First Mate Will did a great job. The places they take you to are lots of fun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

My family had a great time on this tour with Captain Hal and crew. They both have lots of knowledge about the area. We were able to spot some dolphins playing too. Very exciting for all ages. Shell Island is a beautiful place to visit. We chose this tour because it is not a drop off service. The boat stays... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Took cruise to shell island. The day was sunny, cold, and windy. The captain and staff made the trip great fun and the experience of shell island was great. Enjoyed the shell hunting and came back with great treasures. Would do again in warmer weather for sure!!!

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