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Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours

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5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
+1 850-234-3435
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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Great price. Cruised on the Capt Anderson 3. This is an older double decker boat but in decent... read more

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Wayne G
Well worth the money!!

We done the 7 to 12 fishing trip and let me say it was a blast, the captain put us on the fish and... read more

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There are so many fun things to do here at Capt. Anderson's Marina that we don't know where to begin! With almost 60 years as North Florida's premier water excursion facility in Panama City Beach, we are the marina "where the fish are always biting and the kids are always smiling"! Capt. Anderson's Marina, located on the Historic Grand Lagoon within minutes of scenic St. Andrews Bay and the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, is open year' round and a must-do on your vacation list - we can help you put the fun stuff in your trip~! FISHING: We offer 5 HR, 6 HR, 8 HR, 10 HR, 12 HR, half-day and all-day Deep Sea Fishing trips on 5 large head boats (party boats) as well as private sport fishing on over 25 smaller charter boats. Come spend the day on the newest boat in the fleet, the Capt. Anderson 10 HR Deep-Sea Fishing boat and experience salt water fishing at its best! We also have a conveniently located Fish Market here at the dock to clean and pack your fish for travel. Just imagine how you will be eating fresh fish for dinner that night! DOLPHINS: The Capt. Anderson III is our double decker boat taking visitors on narrated Dolphin Sightseeing Cruises loaded with fun and adventure! Join us during the day for the 3-1/2 HR cruise which includes a visit to pristine Shell Island, an Eco-Tour (watch a trawl net pulled up to check out the cool sea life of St. Andrews Bay!) and of course go see the Dolphins frolic and play! Or, choose serenity and sunsets with the 1-1/2 HR evening cruise that is the perfect way to get out on the water, listen to music and relax while viewing the Dolphins and the beautiful sunsets that Panama City Beach is famous for! SHELL ISLAND: Our large, comfortable PCB Shell Island Express Ferry will take your family from the Grand Lagoon through St. Andrew's Bay over to the dock at legendary Spanish Shanty Cove on Shell Island where you can spend just a couple hours or the whole day! We have the easiest way to get to Shell Island with a large dockside parking lot (FREE parking!) where you can off-load all your beach equipment right at the shuttle departure area. Upon arriving at Shell Island, it is only a very short boardwalk to get to the pristine clean white sands! Go exploring, swimming, shelling, or just relaxing on a stretch of the sugar sands that is like your own private beach with no condos behind you! The shuttle also offers Paddle Board rentals so you can check out the oyster beds, sea grass, and diverse ecosystem of Spanish Shanty and St. Andrews Bay!
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“eco tour” (14 reviews)
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5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
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Reviewed yesterday

Great price. Cruised on the Capt Anderson 3. This is an older double decker boat but in decent shape. Upper level is open air and the crew hands out Cheetos for guests to feed the seagulls. Great fun for everyone! Captain was great about pointing...More

Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We done the 7 to 12 fishing trip and let me say it was a blast, the captain put us on the fish and it was highly enjoyable! The deck hands were great and the boat was nice and had restrooms and a interior air...More

Thank jwoods115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 1st trip to Shell Island. The kids enjoyed the ride out. They gave us Cheetos to feed the sea gulls. We saw 1 dolphin on the way out. Got to the island. It was pretty. There is no cover so if your...More

Thank LunarBat66
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to shell island and hope you come back to visit again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the sunset cruise on Captain Anderson 3. We sat on the top deck. The crew passed out cheetos and the seagulls were flying around and taking some out of hands. I felt a ittle like I was in the movie the Birds, but...More

Thank rnminty
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the trip. Sorry, the dolphins weren't extra hyper yesterday, mybe it was nap time. We get alot of comments about the birds, it's either people love them or hate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time we've been out with captain Anderson's. Always A good experience, took the 12 hr trip 5am to 5pm travel time out is about 2 1/2 hours. Last time we took the 8 hr night trip, was worried about the sun...More

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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your fishing trip. I will let Troy know you left him a good revirew. We hope you come back fishing with us in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second year doing the Eco-shell island boat tour. We all love it. You get about an hour and a half at Shell Island. Shell Island is beautiful. The boat also stops for dolphins. Everyone on the boat seemed to be enjoying themselves....More

Thank Samanthajobeth
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome, Thank you. We can't wait to have you back next year.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a four hour boat trip, saw a lot of dolphins on our way to Shell Island. Captain was great and very informative. Shell Island is beautiful. Spent an hour on the beach there looking for shells and swimming in the very clear water....More

Thank 55229Sunshine
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, I am glad to hear that you had a good time out on the water and hope you come back next time your in PCB.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We did the 12 hour trip. For $101 US you can have a great day of fishing. The captain was great and the lady behind the bar did a good job. However the guy that helped us unhook the fish was very selfish and had...More

Thank Stevenheusdens
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear that the deckhand was not behaving professionally, I assure you this is not a reflection of Capt. Anderson's Marina and have let the Capt. of the 12 hr know. I do hope that you come fishing with us again in...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Very reasonably priced compared to all the others. We went from 7-12 and packed cold waters and Gatorade in backpacks. The fishing was great and the crew was awesome. Nice way to deep sea fish with family and not make it an all day affair.

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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. I am happy to hear you had a good time fishing with your family

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

It wasn't anything amazing or fantastic, but we enjoyed a sunset cruise to check out the dolphins in the bay and other wildlife. Our 2 year enjoyed every minute and it was an enjoyable evening, especially for the money.More

1  Thank bmlenahan
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Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

I am sorry to hear that your had a less than amazing experience. I agree the sunset dolphin encounter is a great value and I am pleased to know you seen dolphins playing in the water. Hopefully you return in the future and maybe try...More

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Namjin K
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Chelsea R | Property representative |
Hi there, we are excited that you will be fishing the 8hr night trip. You will have lots of fun. As for the cooler, each person is assigned a seat number and your seat number matches your stringer number. Each fish you catch... More
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Michelle R
June 15, 2017|
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Response from TimTerryPanhandle | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we did the Dolphin Cruise
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