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Dolphin and Snorkel Tours

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3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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We had such a great time! We took a private charter with six people. We have three children ranging... read more

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sstancil
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Athens, Georgia
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Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour

Our family of four took the combined Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour and had a great time. You are on a... read more

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U6958BRjosephm
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Aurora IL
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Dolphin And Snorkel Tours is a educational tour company for people who do not want to be in big groups of people and love and respect wildlife. Our boat never exceeds 6 guests per tour. Although the Bottlenose Dolphins are the main attraction, we also show you all kinds of local wildlife. Of course all the animals we see are wild, so we never quite know what we will get to see for sure. Aside from the dolphins, we see many different species of birds like Osprey, Pelicans, Eagles, Wading birds, and many more. We see an occasional Manatee passing through, Sharks, Rays, Turtles, colorful fish, and even Deer. On the snorkeling part of the tour, we go to one of our many places, there are tons of great snorkeling sites in the area. This area is considered to be one of the best places to snorkel in Florida. Some of the places we snorkel are shipwrecks, artificial reefs, sandbars, and sea grass flats. Captain Lorraine, who is the owner and operator, will get in the water with you and teach you how to snorkel correctly and she will pull up sea life like urchins, crabs, mollusks, starfish, sand dollars, and even fish. Of course we make sure to release these delicate creatures unharmed. We encourage guest to only take dead souvenirs home with them. We also stop on Shell Island, which is an uninhabited barrier island, full of shells, wildlife, and world class beaches. You thought the Panama City Beach's were beautiful? Then you are in for a treat, Shell Island Beaches are even more beautiful. Guests commonly say that they feel like they are in the Caribbean when visiting the island. This island can only be accessed by boat. We even do extended tours, where we drive down to the far end of the island or the next island, called Crooked Island, where most people don't get to go. These tours are so far off the beaten path that we can sometimes not see a single other soul for as far as the eye can see. The only thing you need to bring is a towel. We have everything you need from full gear, wetsuits, refreshments, floats, life jackets, sunscreen, a glass bottom viewer, a underwater microphone, and even some extra jackets just in case! Many people like to bring their own snacks and drinks on longer tours. Guests are allowed to bring beer and wine. We also provide an iced cooler and a picnic blanket for you. We are located in Bay Point Marina, which is the closest marina to Shell Island, the area's best snorkeling spots, wildlife rich area's and to the Dolphins. We are not a tour that spends most of our time in route. We start seeing wildlife almost immediately. Our location also allows us to go further off the beaten path down the coastline then many other tours. Here at Dolphin and Snorkel Tours, we have two goals. Our first goal is to be the best tour you will ever be on. We want to make you feel special. We treat you like family when you're with us. We customize our tours to fit your needs and wants. We even do special customized cruises, like concert cruises, moonlight cruises, night snorkeling, engagement cruises and just about anything you can think of. Our second goal is to provide fun, educational experiences, that allow for a greater understanding and respect for wildlife. We pride ourselves in not participating in any harassment of dolphins. We do not chase, feed, or force wild dolphins to swim with us. If they could, the dolphins would thank you for choosing a tour outfitter that cares.
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3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had such a great time! We took a private charter with six people. We have three children ranging in age from 5-11. Drew was our boat captain and did such an amazing job! He personalized our trip to make it perfect for our girls!...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of four took the combined Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour and had a great time. You are on a smaller boat, there were 6 guests, so you get a much more personal experience. Captain Drew gave us a great ride and in addition to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Croix was the perfect guide - very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly. We saw several dolphins, but Croix managed to find one that is known to be friendly. Sure enough, we jumped in and he came right up for sun fun and loving. Unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! Cpt. Lorraine was an awesome guide! My girls were thrilled to be able to get in the water and see the dolphins swim right under them. We collected lots of shells and sand dollars snorkeling off of Shell Island... Lorraine knew...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The dolphin and snorkel tour with Captain Croix was hands down the best experience my daughter and I had while in PCB, FL. Croix was fun, entertaining, and educational. We will definitely be back again!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have researched lots of snorkeling companies in Panama City over the past few months, and I am so glad I chose this one. Captain Drew was the best!!! He knew all the spots to take my me, my husband, my sister, and 3 boys...More

1  Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was such a great experience! Captain Loraine took our family of four out for a private dolphin and snorkeling tour. She even provided drinks even though we had brought our own. My 8 year old daughter had never been on a boat before so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing trip for couples or for a family. We will be coming back with our children. Drew was such a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. He took us to the best spots where we found sea turtles, starfish, sand dollars, and urchins....More

1  Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for something your whole family will love, this is it! Drew was awesome! He made sure we saw it all, dolphins, sea turtles, blow fish and more. Drew even made a special stop on our boat ride back to see a...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day with our awesome tour guide Croix!! He was so fun and very knowledgeable about everything!! We did the 3 hour combo tour of swimming with the wild dolphins and going to Shell Island and snorkeling!! He knows all the good...More

1  Thank volleygirl10
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Tim S
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Samantha R | Reviewed this property |
Google Dolphin and Snorkel Tours LLC and it should be the first one. Look for Captain Loraine's name!
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Hotnjuicywrm
May 7, 2018|
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Response from DevenMcG | Reviewed this property |
Here is the phone contact information - Dolphin and Snorkel Tours (850) 866-8815
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Cynthia S
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Danielle M | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 60-75 dollars a person It’s on their website
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