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“Great Fun”
Review of Sea Screamer

Sea Screamer
Ranked #2 of 89 Tours in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach. This spacious yet comfortable twin turbo powered 73' passenger sightseeing boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride unlike any other! Journey past Shell Island and cruise along the coast line to see all the sights and view dolphin surfing in the magnificent wake of the Sea Screamer. This is a very affordable two hour attraction and the fun and professional crew will ensure a ride to remember. We have been Cruizin'the World's Most Beautiful Beaches for the past 24 years, and enjoy having all of the fun return passengers back on board each time. Ask about our new and popular snorkel and swim trips too! The two and half hour Snorkel & Swim Trips depart daily in the summertime season usually at 10am or 2pm. The coastline dolphin cruise departs 9am, 12, 3pm, and 6pm in summertime season. Check out our online calendar for spring or fall schedule. Reservations Required, so please call ahead. Our Crew will Exceed YOUR Expectations!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you're looking for a fun few hours, with a really friendly group of people then this is well worth it. Very good value for money and they really make the most of the region for touring . . spotting dolphins, and pelicans, setting off canons and a bit of a history lesson all mixed with southern charm. Don't be put off by the cheesy photo on their advertisements and web site.

Thank jdvsydney
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We went on a cold and windy day so we should have prepared better by dressing warmly. It was a last minute decision to go so we weren't thinking of how warmly to dress :-)

Service is a first class experience - from the phone call to book our reservation to the First Mate Michael to the lady taking your photo to the Captain (Cody), everyone employed was super friendly, talkative, and willing to go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Because of the unpredictable weather (warm the day before, frigid the day we went), we think it affected the number of dolphins we saw, but once we started seeing a few, a few more showed up (mostly from a distance). It was still quite exciting.

My 10 year old daughter got sea sick and was miserable for at least an hour of the trip. First Mate Michael was so helpful and caring. He gave us some special drops to put behind her ear and a cold water. He checked on her from time to time and gave us instructions on what to do to feel better.

Captain Cody let anyone who wanted drive the boat. Our 4 year old loved it.

The music is so appropriate and will have you singing along.
The best part was the catching, holding, and releasing of the crabs. Our four kids couldn't get enough of this!

We will definitely go back when it is warmer and when we are dressed a bit more appropriately. We also are considering booking a snorkeling tour.

You can't beat this for price ($21 for adults) and a great couple of hours.

1  Thank 562leeb
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

I had surfed the web for other two hour cruises, and this one had a reasonable price. It was totally worth it! Family owned, great condition, nice crew, wonderful experience. The snacks and drinks are only 1 or 2 bucks. One thing I liked was they made SURE everyone got to see the dolphins. Very family orientated. Great for all ages!

Thank Shayna W
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I surfed around the web for other two hour cruises in Panama that were way more expensive, I went with this one because the price is right! I had a great time, very nice crew, family owned which is cool, gives a great tour of the area and makes SURE you see dolphins before the tour is done. The drinks and snacks are only 1 or 2 bucks, and it is fun for all ages!
I highly recommend!

Thank Shayna W
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were going to take another highly rated boat trip to shell island and other points of interest, but they weren't sure if their 2 hour trip was going to "make" that day, so we found this one instead. $20 per person instead of $45! I was concerned it would be cheesy!
This family run tour was excellent in my opinion.
We got to see the dolphins, which is apparently the big attraction. We chased a freighter to see the "channel captain" hop off the freighter onto the little chase boat that would take him back to port.
We sped up the coastline at up to 35 knots (2-600 hp engines were fast and very maneuverable).
We stopped at a favorite spring break hotel beach area where there were literally thousands of college kids on the beach in a very small area, doing what college kids do on spring break. The first mate shot a "cannon" to get the attention of the kids and to show what the echo sounded like off the hotel behind them.
On the way back to the dock, they stopped long enough to pull up a crab trap that had four crabs for the little kids (and bigger "kids") to learn to hold without getting pinched.
The captain kept up a pretty steady narration of what we were seeing along the way, and given his young age (early 20's?), I think he did a great job.
I'd recommend this trip to families or adults either way. Great value for the $$!

1  Thank Bob F
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