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Address: Mailing: 203 Greenwood Dr, Boat Dock: 5709 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone Number: +1 850-230-6030
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Description: Water Planet offers a variety of dolphin swim programs for the whole...
Water Planet offers a variety of dolphin swim programs for the whole family in Panama City Beach, Florida, including fun and educational swim-with-the-dolphins tours and dolphin therapy programs for children with special needs.
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I was an intern for Water Planet during the month of August. During my experience I was granted the opportunity to meet many inspirational children and wonderful families. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was an intern for Water Planet during the month of August. During my experience I was granted the opportunity to meet many inspirational children and wonderful families. It was very rewarding to see the excitement on the clients' faces when placed in the water with wild dolphins. Being capable of working with children diagnosed with disabilities, as well as... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had a great experience with the water planet staff. I've learned a lot about the marine life in the open sea. For example, I've learned how to search and find sea creatures. I've also learned the interesting encounters between the animals and humans in the St. Andrews Bay. It was interesting to learn the relationship between the humans and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had the privilege of interning with water planet for the month of August. It was an incredible experience throughout the whole month. We were able to learn a lot about dolphin biology and life from president Denis Richard. He was very accessible and out every day on the boats with us. We worked two therapy programs throughout the month.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A friend and I had the wonderful opportunity of seeing and swimming with dolphins this morning. Beautiful ride on the pontoon boat, excellent opportunities (numerous) to swim around dolphins, and several opportunities to snorkel in different areas (near the jetty, over a wrecked sailboat, and in the sea grass). Eddie, our guide/driver was absolutely fantastic! Expert, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, provided... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was a great trip. We saw many dolphins, sea turtle and much more.... The team at Water Planet was very nice and very professional. My six year old son loved it as well as my wife and I.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Yes there are cheaper dolphin tours/swims but the little extra that you pay is so worth the money. We set out with a small group of 6 (maximum number on a boat). Our captain Jay was full of interesting information and had the patience of a saint. I actually lost count of the number of opportunities we had to swim... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our second time with Water Planet. Even better this time. Last time we had weather issues so our tour was only a couple hours, still VERY enjoyable. This time we had the full 4 hours. Our Captain, Paul was fantastic, very helpful on best viewing and procedures in and out of the water. We had a young guest... More 

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Bath, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Water Planet does it right...no "show dolphins" who are held captive and forced to perform. These are wild dolphins doing what dolphins do. I did this trip a few years ago and we loved it so much that we went back again. It is helpful to have knowledgeable captains, low volume (no more than 6) and interns to help.

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Waterloo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Two streets named "Greenwood" in PCB. Just use the N. Lagoon Dr. reference. Taxi took us to the wrong Greenwood originally. The staff was well educated & shared much about dolphins with us. The high surf doubled our excitement as we were in a smaller pontoon boat. Would not recommend this adventure to those with a weak stomach. But for... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The dolphin your was awesome! At first we were a little worried because the Dolphins weren't showing up but when they did.. They didn't disappoint. They were up close and personal. Swimming so close that we had to dodge them a couple of times. The guides were very fun and informational. We had a fun time.

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