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“Nice Island Trip”
Review of Shell Island

Shell Island
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$145.00*
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1.5 Hour Dolphin and Shell Island Jet Ski Tour
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$64.00*
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Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

1 price gets you a boat ride, shell search opportunity, and a Dolphin view! Pretty clean and empty island. We took our own snacks.

2  Thank Mike Sue P
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you have a day to spare while in Panama City Beach, this is a wonderful way to spend it. From St. Andrews state park we took the shuttle over and spent the day picnicking, snorkeling, picking up shells and having fun in the sun. Great for people of all ages, but I will warn grandma and grandpa you have to be up for a walk in the sand because the boardwalk was washed away by Katrina.

Overall, a wonderful way to spend a day!

1  Thank Raechelann
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Loved Shell Island... scouting for shells was a blast, and the water was so much fun and very salty :-). We were able to explore this neat island two different times! Also seen a first, an ice cream boat with music and everything!

Thank DreamingBig413
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I LOVE this trip to Shell Island. Have done it many times, but I never get tired of it. Don't go thinking you will get something to eat there, or maybe a souvenir. This is a totally deserted, untouched island that has nothing to offer except a completely stunning beach.(No facilities, either). The shelling wasn't great this time, but just to be able to walk the beach by yourself and not have all the noise and development of PCB is amazing. Went out there with Ashley Gorman Cruises which I like because they seem to be smaller and more local, but they really need to fix their speakers. If you sit at the back of the boat, you can't hear anything the captain says. Also, they are more about the boat ride, you only get to stay on the island for about an hour. If you want to stay longer, go to St. Andrews State Park and take the shuttle from there, it makes the trip every half hour. But by all means, GO!!! You won't regret it.

Thank Brandy P
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I don't know of a more beautiful beach in the world. Granted I am biased because i have lived on the Florida coast most of my life. There are many ways to acces the Island, for out of towners I would redommend either the Captain Anderson tour or the boat that leaves Bay Point Resort. Take a small cooler and plan on staying for at least a couple of hours. If you want to hang out with the local partiers, rent a pontoon boat at Bay Point or the foot of Hathaway (Panama City side) bridge and go to the middle of the island where all the other boats are.

1  Thank pclandman
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