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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
Phone Number: 8502335140
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1-hour Dolphin and Shell Island Jet Ski Tour from Clearwater Beach
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Rented pontoon, explored island

Great place to visit for a day, I recommend renting ur own boat and going to a secluded part of the island. After we were done with shell island, we cruised around the bay . I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Islandman2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit for a day, I recommend renting ur own boat and going to a secluded part of the island. After we were done with shell island, we cruised around the bay . I even fished for a while.

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Thank Islandman2016
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rode a platoon over, it was a beautiful ride the guys on the boat, gave us with a history lesson on the way over and once there it was fun, snorkeling and looking for shells.

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Thank Lea K
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rent a pontoon boat or grab the shuttle boat to this isolated sand island. Let the kiddies run wild and practice your 12 ounce curl while seeing the occasional dolphin.

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Thank NorthsidePK
Jacksonville, Florida
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151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time and won't be the last time. My family had a great time. Boat ride was really nice - great crew. Different sides of the island gives you different types of views and water.

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Thank earsropen
Panama City Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved going out in boat and seeing dolphins and collecting sea shells. Great fun for families. Beautiful beaches and lots of fun I actually went in April 2015, It just wouldn't let me go back any farther on the travel time.

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Thank Kathy31757
McEwen, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a jet ski tour and stopped at shell island really enjoyed our tour and saw three dolphins up close and marine life

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Thank grannie8
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to St. Andrews Park....catch the boat for a day at Shell Island. Nice beaches. Take bug spray, the biting flies can be bad at times. Be aware there are no bathroom facilities or places to buy food or drinks, or rent chairs so take your own!! Oh...you quite often get to see dolphins on your boat trip to the... More 

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1 Thank DanandJackie R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the boat ride. No amenities on island.....quite a trek to the gulf side of the island. Take a cooler, wear sunblock! Great shells and beautiful water. Don't go if you have difficulty walking over rough terrain or health issues.

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1 Thank Amanda M
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95 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This Island is absolutely gorgeous. We took a ferry over from St Andrews Park. No facilities on the Island but that is the beauty of it.

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Thank Renae B
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a state park and it's what Florida looked like before us white men built hotels all over the beach. Take the boat ride over and experience Florida before 1492. Take a shade tent and chairs and enjoy the day.

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Thank Horace T

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