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St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company Shell Island, Dolphin & Restaurant Hopping Cruises

Panama City Beach, FL, USA
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About St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company Shell Island, Dolphin & Restaurant Hopping Cruises
St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company is the only year-round and pet-friendly tour operator in Panama City. We are the only tour operator that takes guests to the center of Shell Island, where the locals go. There are no state park restrictions, so grab your dog, fill your cooler with your favorite adult beverages and join us for the best experience on Panama City Beach. We are also Panama City Beach's first and only Restaurant and Bar Hopping Cruise. Become a "Looper" on one of our Historic Grand Lagoon Loop Cruises.
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Danielle S wrote a review Jun 2021
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Amazing experience the staff was awesome at the store ... the shuttle guy was cool and the boat ... cpt Kent and cowboy were outstanding We will definitely be back !!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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mikesth wrote a review May 2018
Houston190 contributions40 helpful votes
We typically take the shuttle to Shell Island once a year during our annual vacation. It's wonderful to get away from the crowds and be able to walk a beach without seeing someone. Ideally, water is calm and you get a nice chance to snorkel with some sea life and occasionally some shells. We've seen cow rays, rare small sharks and dolphins. We were saddened to hear of Captain Squid's passing in August of 2017 - He'd been a fixture on the shuttle, but Captain Granddad was very personable and did a great job. Watch the weather. pack light and give it a try. There are no facilities or shade so a small popup shade is a good idea along with plenty of fluids. Not unusual to see Dolphins on the way out or back - keep your eyes open
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Jim C wrote a review Apr 2017
Blairsville, Georgia205 contributions68 helpful votes
The captain and the mate were very friendly. It was a quick ride to shell island and the captain stopped a few times so everybody could see the dolphins.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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sandykip wrote a review Mar 2017
Huntsville, Alabama30 contributions47 helpful votes
A smooth trip to Shell Island. The crew was friendly, knew the island well and pointed us in the right direction to collect shells.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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luvdunittome wrote a review Sep 2016
Athens, Ga16 contributions9 helpful votes
We used the ferry service to take us to Shell Island. The kids enjoyed the boat ride. After getting dropped off we made our way over to the beach area of Shell Island which by the way is a long walk so if you have mobility issues or very small children be prepared. Once you arrive to the beach it's absolutely beautiful, crystal clear water and we all had a good time. We stayed close to 3 hours. It was very hot!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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