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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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A Relaxing Visit

Our group decided to rent a boat and visit Shell Island during our recent Panama City vacation. I'm so glad we did! Shell Island is beautiful! We had a large stretch of beach to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group decided to rent a boat and visit Shell Island during our recent Panama City vacation. I'm so glad we did! Shell Island is beautiful! We had a large stretch of beach to ourselves, which is nice after spending most of our time at our condo's pretty full beach. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there. We packed a... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip to Shell Island is a must for everyone who visits Panama City Beach because it is a natural undeveloped island unlike most of the beach in the area. There are several companies that offer services for people to get to and back from Shell Island. There is a boardwalk to help people travel from the landing docks on... More 

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Thank KLH1956
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The island is very pretty. We had a nice afternoon snorkeling, and lying in the sun. If you take the shuttle from St. Andrews, be prepared to do some walking if you want to be on the Gulf. It would not have been so bad if we didn't have chairs, umbrella, cooler etc. My own fault for not asking. Gorgeous... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented a pontoon boat for the day. It was fun snorkeling along shore of Shell Island. The kids found star fish, sand dollars and other shells. The boat is the way to go. you can move to different areas around the island. We took a picnic lunch. It was a great day

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rented a pontoon boat for 13 people, 5 kids...super fun day. Easy to do...rent, motor for about 10 minutes, drop anchor and hop out. Plenty to do for the kids and adults...sea doo rentals, stand and paddle boards, floats.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Shell Island through the state park. The shuttle was fun, but once you get to the Island, be preparared for " NAKED AND AFRAID". It was hot, and a long walk to the beach to collect shells... The Island is 15 miles in circumfrence and the further you go the better the shells will be.We honestly didn't find... More 

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Princeton, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was an overall fun and enjoyable experience. Boat captain and crew were very personable and a lot of fun.

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Cartersville, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a wave runner and visited on our own, and the island is beautiful and the beach is unmatched. The surf is slight and the sea shell hunting is awesome.

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Thank atlddxs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I know everyone goes here for the shells, but it's also a stunning scenery. We did find a few big shells but not many. Also there are alot of crabs, and the views are amazing.

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Thank renea b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Shell Island as part of a wild dolphin cruise. We spent about an hour there. That was enough. Pros: It is pretty and unspoiled. The beach is spectacular. Uncrowded. Cons: No facilities of any kind. Bring water and snacks. Bring a bag if you want to collect shells. Bring chairs, blankets and sun shades. Then take it all... More 

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