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Review of Aquatic Adventures

Aquatic Adventures
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Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Excursion
Ranked #15 of 83 Tours in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Aquatic Adventures has been serving the Panama City Beaches for decades and has exceptional experience in making your vacation memorable. The Panama City Beaches are known worldwide for the beautiful crystal blue waters and sparkling white sandy beaches. Aquatic Adventures in Panama City Beach is located on the west coast of the State of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. We have watersports for every level of thrill seeker, including banana boats pulled by jetskis. The banana boats are wonderful for hot days on the beach and a fun ride for the family. The jetski captain can give you a smooth ride if you want to just cruise around or they can speed things up for a more wild ride. It is up to you! Dolphin tours will delight your inner explorer as you come face to face with the ocean’s friendliest dolphins. A guide will teach you to swim with the dolphins and you can even go shelling if you are wanting to get some awesome shells. Parasailing is the next level of thrills, in which the Captains and Crew will make sure that your adventure is safe and exciting. Sail away in one of Aquatic Adventures sailboats off of Panama City Beaches that are available for rental or cruise around the water in a pontoon boat. Both are available for rent or for charter with one of our experienced captains. Wave runners are also available to rent and at reasonable prices. Aquatic Adventures offers a variety of aquatic services and rentals in the Panama City Beach, Florida areas. From the skilled fisherman to the beginner, Aquatic Adventures has the best 18 foot fishing boats available for charter or for rent. Captains are knowledgeable and experienced in boat safety. The Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coast has some of the best fishing waters in the world. The Aquatic Adventures captain’s goal of the fishing charters is to make sure that you return with a “Big Fish” story of your own from the Gulf of Mexico!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our family took the dolphin tour and we really enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was Zach and he was awsome with kids and even got in the water and helped them look for sand dollars. We were very satisfied!

Visited October 2013
Thank Jennie H
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pontoon Rental - Full Day of Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

First of all, I booked over the phone and the customer service was very informative and helpful. We rented for a full day from 9am-5pm and found this was the best rate in PCB and included gas! Directions were spot on. When we arrived at the Lagoon Motel on North Lagoon Drive, we were greeted in the parking lot my a company rep. Eddie went out of his way to make sure we knew everything about the boat, supplied us with a excellent map of the waterway area and helped us get on our way. Having a dock cart made loading the boat an ease and they also have ice for coolers. The pontoon was emaculate and roomy with a sunopy and radio! Super easy to navigate. Shell Island was gorgeous and had a dock to pull up to or as we did, pulled up in a sandy area and anchored. The island was super fast to get to and a short walk from the bay side to the ocean side. We were the only ones on the entire island and the water was clear and reminded us of the Caribbean! Very romantic! It was absolutely gorgeous and we found tons of unique large shells and sand dollars. We rode the bay and stopped at several areas and sand bars. When we arrived back dock side, Eddie was there to greet us and dock. Super friendly guy and made our day rental easy and enjoyable! Highly recommend Aquatic Adventures for rentals and ask for Eddie!

Visited September 2013
2 Thank srm0816
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Ann Arbor
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Did not get the ride we paid for!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I negotiated a price to take the "extreme" parasailing ride. We booked and paid for our trip at the booth on the beach behind the Tidewater Resort. I knew for sure that we did not get the ride we paid for when we were only dipped twice instead of 4 times. When we got back to the beach - we were dropped off at the wrong resort and had to catch a ride back to our resort - I got the company name and number from the guy at the booth. I have made several attempts to contact the company. I have had no luck getting anyone to return my call and settle this matter. I am not asking for a full refund. I just want a partial refund since we didn't get the ride we wanted and paid for. This was a very disappointing experience. The guys on the boat were also disappointing in that we felt they did the bare minimum and did not try to provide a top notch experience.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Math_teacher10
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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dolphin Boat Tour to Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Over the past 10 years, we have taken many Dolphin tours in the Gulf and Atlantic coast vacation areas. This was far and away the worst. While promising an up close Dolphin encounter and snorkeling, this tour fell way short on both fronts. The only dolphins we saw were in the distance. We were dropped off in very red water near a young adult party boat about 100 ft from shore where we were told to jump out and enjoy our half hour on Shell Island. No mention was ever made of snorkeling. No equipment was offered. Our guide spent 15 minutes showing where there was a sunken ship near shore. We went on the tour to see dolphins and snorkel, not to hear stories about sunken ships. Will never do this tour again!! Strongly advise others to avoid also.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Mark N
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“Awesome Dolphin Tour with Captain Mitch!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to go on the guided dolphin tour ride. It was AMAZING! We saw at least 50 dolphins. They came right up to our boat! Mitch was a outstanding tour guide. Very informative. We had a great time and will make sure we come back in the future!

Visited September 2013
Thank lrn_rmstrng08
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