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Water Planet

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“captain eddie”(43 reviews)
“wild dolphins”(40 reviews)
“marine life”(38 reviews)
Water Planet offers a variety of fun and educational swim-with-the-dolphin tours for the whole family in Panama City Beach, Florida, including the opportunity to explore Shell Island, snorkel on ship wrecks and collect shells. We also offer dolphin...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-6030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family had a great time with this experience. Our guide, Eddie, put us right on the Dolphins and we had a great time. Our kids were a little afraid to jump in the ocean, but enjoyed seeing the Dolphins swim from the boat. Our...More

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waterplanet, General Manager at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to hear positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip was absolutely amazing! We had a great time seeing the dolphins and getting to swim with them. They were breath taking and gorgeous creatures! Our captain was Dale and he was fun to talk to and answered our questions about the marine life....More

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waterplanet, Guest Relations Manager at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and we certainly hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eddie was our captain. He was patient and informative. The weather was perfect and we were able to see and swim with many dolphins with a few “close encounters” that we’ll be cherished forever.

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. e appreciate it very much

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowledgable staff and catered to our needs when some got sea sick. Truly an event of a life time! We could hear the dolphins talking to each other under water. Score!!

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you can appreciate the huge difference in the experience of wild versus captive.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far one of the coolest things I've done in my lifetime (and I've jumped out of a plane!). Capt. Eddie knew all the places to go and was able to get us right where the dolphins were. We were in the water...More

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great review. Thank you. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great experience with water planet. We did a 4 hour dolphin tour last week that started at 1:30 pm. We live in Ohio so we reserved our tour online about a week before leaving for vacation. It was a hard decision...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Captain Jay is the best! It was just three of us and two of us being deaf and of the two of us deaf, one is handicapped. Captain Jay was patient and understanding and helped us understand how the dolphins work in their natural habitat....More

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Awesome! Thank you for reviewing us. We try our best to make sure that EVERYONE does have an unforgettable experience of nature. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Captain Dale took us out looking for dolphins. He gave us a run down of what to expect, the do's (be sure to look in all directions) and don'ts (don't touch, feed, molest or otherwise aggravate them) of swimming with dolphins. Then he took us...More

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good to hear that Captain Dale did it again. I am glad he could show you a great time. Thank you for your review

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome tour and swam with 50 or so dolphins! Captain Jay really has a soft spot for the dolphins. Best decision made all vacation!

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Jay provided us an amazing dolphin adventure! We saw so many, but what I most appreciated was how respectful he was to all the dolphins. Most other tour groups disrupted them, but Jay made a point to stay within the dolphins natural swimming pattern. I...More

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from joycebwicked | Reviewed this property |
No they do not promote or suggest that. The dolphins are wild dolphins and may come up to you, but I don't think they would get close enough to make contact. A pod approached us about an arms length away. It was an... More
Brooke E
August 25, 2018|
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Response from maryannwills52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes same price whether swim or not Is so worth paying to see dolphins up close to boat We had 3 in our party that did not get in water but enjoyed boat ride
Brooke E
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Varnerfam | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the same price