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Shell Island

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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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+1 850-233-5140
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$145.00*
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1.5 Hour Dolphin and Shell Island Jet Ski Tour
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$64.00*
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Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail

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Great Family Time, bonus seeing dolphins from pontoon

This was awesome!! Captain was fuuny and pointed out dolphins traveling beside boat. Island was wonderful! Bring a cooler!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
karavic12
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was awesome!! Captain was fuuny and pointed out dolphins traveling beside boat. Island was wonderful! Bring a cooler!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shell island has the most beautiful white sand. The pontoon ride was comfortable. When got there water was so clear. Lifetime view anyone could stand. Didn't want to leave will go back.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was so looking forward to getting some decent shells. Everything was very tiny or broken. You can find this on the regular beaches here in Panama City Beach. Don't waste your time going to this for shells.

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1 Thank Divergal13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful I can't wait to go back! The day we visited we were the first ones there. The water was so clear and it was like being on our own private island.

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Marianna, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to shell Island, not only can you find shells..lol..there are usually dolphins swimming closely and you can walk the dunes

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slc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fun, weather you take a tour or rent your own pontoon boat. Nice to be out on the water with family or friends.

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1 Thank rpkiefl
Pamana City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I love visiting shell island when in Panama City Beach, it has the coolest sea life and the dolphins are always jumping around. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling.

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3 Thank Treasure Island R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Brad the Viking at Adventures by the Sea took us over to the island after watching the resident local wild dolphins. Beautiful uninhabited island although well picked over shells despite being their off season.

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1 Thank Jamey G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful way to spend a day with the family. We saw dolphins and an octopus and lots of shells!!

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2 Thank mommatofivekiddos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is the way a beach should be! We took the ferry from St. Andrews park over to Shell Island for the day. We loved the natural beauty that Shell Island offered. We stayed until the last ferry back to St. Andrews. Close to the end of the day we saw dolphins near where we were swimming. If you are... More 

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