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Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours

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Panama City Beach, FL, USA
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About Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours
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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Stephen L wrote a review May 2022
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Worst deep sea fishing company I’ve dealt with. Very rude desk ladies, sold our tickets to someone else then told us we could ride on the boat but not fish. I asked for a refund that was also a no. Will be sure to tell everyone I know to go anywhere else but this place.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Kenneth D wrote a review May 2022
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No fish! Wasted time. Get a private charter. They're "B-line" (vermillion snapper) obsessed and we didn't even catch those. B line are tiny fish and not fun to catch.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Brittany G wrote a review Apr 2022
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Buyers please beware! I booked multiple fishing trips and both got canceled late evening the night before. I was told multiple things as to why. The weather was initially blamed. Then when I debunked that they told the truth and stated that not enough seats were sold. I asked after the first trip got canceled if we’d definitely go tomorrow and they said things look good and we’d go. We didn’t. Nothing about the weather changed from last week to this week. Nothing about the weather change from yesterday to today. If enough seats weren’t sold they also should’ve noticed that last week and canceled then. Instead both of my trips were canceled last minute which means I spent money on a hotel and to travel here just to fish over multiple days and couldn’t go. I booked the 6 hour and 10 hour trip. The 5 hour trip is still going on the exact same day that the 10 hour trip was scheduled. Instead of refunding my money and putting me on the 5 hour trip for free I was told I’d need to pay for that trip. Meanwhile I was also told if the weather got rough the 5 hour trip would come back so why even charge me for it considering the circumstances. This company does not have a shred of customer service and will lie several times over to you. Save your money and please book with someone else that’s more honest and reliable. They need to change their practices and give people advance notice so that people can cancel their trip (hotel, rental car, flight).
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Cathy wrote a review Mar 2022
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We took the Shell Island Dolphin and Eco Tour. The boat had bathrooms and a snack bar on board that actually had reasonable prices. We started off the excursion by being give Cheetos to feed the sea gulls. So fun! If you held up the longer ones they would swoop down and take them right out of your hand. The shorter ones you could toss up and they would catch. Then we went to Shell Island and had about an hour to explore and use the beach. On the way back they dragged a net to see if they could catch anything to look at- we didn't that day, but they said they usually do. Then we went dolphin watching and found a couple of single dolphins and a pod. On the way back they allowed kids (or big kids) to have a turn being the "Captain" of the boat, and drive it! It lasted about 3 1/2 hours and we felt it was well worth the money. I would also like to mention that the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The only thing that I wished would have been that we had a bit more time at the beach- maybe 2 hours. We pretty much had to decide whether we wanted to spend time in the water, or wandering the beach- we didn't really have time for both.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Ron M wrote a review Mar 2022
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Not impressive, dirty deck hand with hang over, smelled like bourbon. Was mean to my kid and not interested in fishing
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Date of experience: October 2021
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