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Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours

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Panama City Beach, FL, USA
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast. Didn't catch a lot of fish but we did catch some fish. That's just how it goes when fishing. Boat was clean. The crew was very friendly and courteous. Very affordable. Our deckhand Josh was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mike b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family come to fish for snapper with Capt. Andersons fishing boats almost every year.Our previous trips were good and enjoyable,this year was stressful.We had a small bag with paper towels,hand wipes and towels to keep us clean during the trip,the guy singled us out...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Leilen T
Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry that the deckhand singled you out for having a bag. We do allow back, just not insulated. I have made the owner aware of the situation and he is going to have a talk with the deckhands regarding coolers and bags....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've fished with these guys multiple times. i left voice mails on subsequent days, requesting call back and never received. finally booked online anyway for sunday afternoon trip. received call on way out the door, that they did not have enough people to make the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rdricharddunn
Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mr. Dunn, We really apologize that your experience was sub par on the water and that you did not catch your limit of red snapper. Finding fish has become more difficult due to Hurricane Michael. As you can imagine, with a storm of that strength,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcome to the Texas Chainsaw massacre remake. Total shi$ show and white trash establishment. You’ll be lucky to even walk away wish your fish you caught.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank nickrod206
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been on tons of fishing boats and this one is by far the most organized ever, I love the way they organize the fishing positions, The staff is always helpful & the mates are always on point and friendly. You don’t have to be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had a great time on this tour. Our Captain was Zach. He was very friendly and fun. started out feeding the sea gulls. Then we went to Shell Island for a little over an hour. Of course there were few shells right where everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Jessica D
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time out deep sea fishing. Our mate Hamburger was great. Look forward to another fishing trip soon

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I know its fishing and not catching. I booked a 12 hour trip. They canceled it. I was offered a 10 hour trip instead. We spent more time moving than fishing. (We were told it was a new Cpt.) I had already booked a 5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rick S
Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hello Mr. S, I am truly sorry to hear that you did not get to do your 12 hour trip. You are correct about the occupancy needing to be met, as it states on the website also. The longer trips have a harder time getting...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Our captain was Logan he was awesome!thanks Logan for the great trip!we seen dolphins and got a lot of sand dollars

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurie G
Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Awesome, I will be sure to let him know. Thank you

Reviewed August 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wayne G
Chelsea R, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for coming cruising with us. I have let the deckhands know about the handrails. We appreciate your business.

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March 24, 2019|
Response from Mike b |
No you don't. You can tell your deckhand to give them to someone else or throw them back.
Namjin K
June 4, 2018|
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
Michelle R
June 15, 2017|
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Response from TimTerryPanhandle | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we did the Dolphin Cruise