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Address: 3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7365
Phone Number: (850) 234-7245
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vacation 2016

Took family out on this tour again. Had a great time in 2015 so we did it again. Great crew and they make things interesting, even had ice cream boat stop by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Poinciana, Florida

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Poinciana, Florida
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took family out on this tour again. Had a great time in 2015 so we did it again. Great crew and they make things interesting, even had ice cream boat stop by.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love that there are only 6 people at a time. We went out at 3pm and did see and follow a small group. One of them came right up to and face to face with a man in our group. the captain was knowledgeable about the boat and the dolphins.

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Thank flutelady2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best day swimming with dolphins! It was a beautiful day and we got to see so many of them as well as jelly fish. The boat fit 6 and our guide, Mike was so much fun and gave us tons of information about the area and sea life. We loved the small group tour because you don't... More 

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Thank Melissa S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike was our tour guide, he is very fun & personable. Mike did a great job of maneuvering the boat when we saw the dolphins to get up close and personable. We had to have seen at least 30 or more dolphins. Went on the island and found lots of shells. It was very relaxing, easy to interact with the... More 

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Thank Michael F
Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called the day before and booked a half day pontoon excursion. We enjoyed every second of the trip out to Shell Island and back. Friendly, highly knowledgeable staff man. Flawless excursion. Plan on packing food and drinks and doing a lot of walking and/or swimming. We took our two daughters (6 & 9 years old). A whole day would have... More 

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Thank ldhmamadm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't expect so many dolphins at the beginning. But Captain Mike is really experienced and great at finding them. We searched for a while and seven dolphins showed up. They are heading with us for almost a mile. They seem to have a lot of fun because we can see they're dancing. A lady who jumped into the water... More 

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Thank ElainePan01
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dolphin tours was reasonably priced and very relaxing. We were in "awe" of Shell Island! So many shells, so much white, beautiful sand and we just walked around for hours in the water finding our treasures. Well worth the money, but please take sunscreen!

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Thank Judy L
North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 5 recently went on the dolphin and snorkel tour with Captain Mike. He was very good at finding the dolphins and keeping up with where they move to so that we could get a close look. He was very informative about the area and also any sea life we found or saw. Shell Island was pretty crowded... More 

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Thank rde2travel
Sherman, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Our trip was Friday, August 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM. Our captain was great! He kind of gave off a hippy-ish vibe, and I LOVED IT! At the beginning of our 'tour', he took us to the remains of a shipwreck from the 1930s. I can't remember the name of the ship, but being a history buff, I loved that... More 

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Thank BreeH84
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

You can save a little money and be on a boat of 40 or so other people with another company OR you can have a private tour for 6 for not much more ($). Hands down I would choose the private option! We were able to spend time where and how we wanted. We saw dolphins, walked Shell Island, and... More 

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