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Shell Island Blue Dolphin Tours

357 reviews
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Panama City Beach, FL
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This was their maiden voyage post Hurricane Michael! We were surprised they were operating at all. Blue Dolphin tours did not disappoint! We saw at least 5 pods of dolphins during our 4 hour journey. Our Captain Keaton dropped us several times to ensure all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa R
Reviewed October 14, 2018

WE loved this tour .. We did the Jet Ski tour .. we took our two youngest kids with us .. they are 10 and 11 at the time. They both did well .. they both like adventure and are 1000% boy ( nothing against...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dan37130
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went out on a Dolphin/Shell Island boat trip in late September 2018 and it was awesome! Ask for Captain Dave (David). Dolphins were all over the area and Captain Dave knew where to go to find them. He will instruct you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We had Captain David as our tour guide and he was a true gentleman and so patient with my 13 and 15 year old girls. He showed the girls how to snorkel and we saw so many Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and jumped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 702tracyl
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I searched and searched for the best dolphin cruise I could find. Many looked promising, some had catamarans others had pontoons. then I stumbled on Blue Dolphin and saw that they only carry 6 passengers we've been on other larger boats so I thought we'd...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ll start with the one thing that lowered my rating to 4 stars. We had an 11:00 private boat time and were told to show up at 10:40. Arrived at 10:30 to make sure we were there in time. Boat and captain didn’t show up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Our family of five took a private sunset tour with James as our captain. The boat was brand new ... a really nice, comfortable pontoon. It rode well on the waves. James found us dolphins to observe fairly quickly. Since it was just us on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela L
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Took the family out to swim with dolphins and snorkeling, our guide was amazing! Very friendly and accommodating put us within inches of dolphins. Was very patient and never felt rushed would definitely love to do it again. You will not be disappointed in this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dannym1204
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Special thanks to Captain Brent for a fun filled tour. We saw the dolphins up close and observed some really cool fish. The snorkeling gear and life vests were provided, and the boat had a dry compartment where we could store our bags. The boat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christy G
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

David was our boat tour guide. He interacted great with our family and found dolphins for us to slid into the water with. The most spectacular thing was when he spotted the manatee! Swimming above such a beautiful creature was truly a dream come true!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from jdh7931 | Reviewed this property |
Each boat supposedly holds six. If you rent the whole boat they may let you have your group. But call them and ask - they were very helpful.
June 26, 2018|
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from jdh7931 | Reviewed this property |
We had eleven people and just rented two private boats. We paid for 12 but the private boat discount made it still cheaper.