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Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing

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Panama City Beach, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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(888) 651-9785

Overview

Cruise to Shell Island and search for wild dolphins on a catamaran sailing trip from Panama City Beach. The catamaran’s broad, stable deck makes it a comfortable alternative to smaller boats prone to rocking in the waves, and since it’s stocked with paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and a waterslide, it’s the perfect base for playing in the clear water off Shell Island.
  • Choose between a range of activities at Shell Island
  • Enjoy room to relax on the spacious catamaran
  • Look for wild dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Choose between a range of convenient departure times
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Driver/guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Use of paddle boards
Use of water slide
Use of life jackets
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Snacks
3605 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CHECK-IN: You must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Weight restrictions for slide is 250lbs, for paddleboards 200lbs
  • You are not allowed to bring on drinks, but you may bring a sandwich in your beach bag.
  • No smoking allowed
  • No chewing gum
  • Please wear your swimsuits under your clothes. Also pack a beach bag with towels, sunscreen (no aerosol sprays), sunglasses, hats, cameras, etc. You may also want to bring water shoes.
  • Snorkel gear is provided but you may bring your own if you'd like. Young kids may prefer to bring their own goggles instead of the masks we provide.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Island Time Sailing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.

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Traveler Tips


  • "excellent experience, highly recommended, Snorkel, stand up paddle, dolphins, all included in the price" See review
  • "I would highly recommend this if you want to see dolphins" See review

Reviews

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star-2
Had fun snorkeling but...
Annie
, May 2021
While seeing dolphins is out of their control, it is advertised and it didn't seem like they made an effort to find them. It took one hr to get to shell island and one hour back. Once you got there you were on your own. The entire staff stayed on board with no help in finding where to see more sea creatures while snorkeling or shells. I was looking forward to trying paddle boarding but they said it was too windy yet you had to ask for a life vest. The staff Interacted on the way back with the kids but I didnt feel welcomed.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Annie, I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your cruise with us. This does not sound like the customer service/tour that we normally provide. We hope you can give us another try!
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Vacation 2021
Benjamin_C
, May 2021
Seeing the dolphins was cool wish we had more time on the island the crew was nice and friendly had a great time
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Time flies when you're having fun! Sorry that you felt as though there was not enough time spent at the island. Thanks for sailing with us and we hope to have you again in the future.
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star-5
Awesome Experience.
Ted_P
, May 2021
Captain Bryan and the Crew gave an amazing experience. The snorkling was great, they located dolphins easily, and the entrie experience was top notch. I'd definately reccomend.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Ted, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We are so glad that you were able to see some dolphins on your trip. Come sail with us again in the future.
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star-5
Fun in the sun
Jason_M
, Apr 2021
The staff was great !!!! Everyone was very helpful and did their jobs well. We were pleased with how clean the boat was and they were able to put us on the Dolphins for some great viewing and pics. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area !!! Thanks for a great experience!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Jason, thanks for the wonderful review! We are very fortunate to have such a great crew. Come sail with us again in the future.
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star-5
So fun!
nakia_s
, Apr 2021
This tour was amazing and very budget friendly. We saw so many dolphins and also got to swim around. The snorkeling is self guided but there really wasn’t much to see. Our boat had two paddle boards and a slide that were available to use too. The tour is family friendly and plays fun music. The bartender was GREAT! Book this tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Nakia, thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Come sail with us again!
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star-5
Saw a ton of dolphins
Em_h
, Apr 2021
Saw lots of dolphins super close!! It was a lot of fun, definitely recommend going if you're interested!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for the 5 star review. We appreciate your business and hope to have you again in the future.
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Good experience
TJ_B
, Apr 2021
The crew was great they were very friendly and helpful. They made sure for everyone’s safety. The whole experience was great! Could have been longer on the island but that’s okay
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us good feedback. We are glad you were able to enjoy your tour with our crew. Come see us again!!
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star-5
Fantastic crew
Jennifer_J
, Apr 2021
The crew was fantastic! The music was light and fun, and the rum punch was so tasty. Saw a lot of dolphin and wildlife in the water. We will be booking with them on our next trip here.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Jennifer, thanks for sailing with us and for the fantastic feedback. Come sail with us again soon!
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star-5
Awesome
Julie_C
, Apr 2021
The great customer service and the view and music was awesome. Lots of activities to offer with snorkeling, slides, and paddle boards. The water was to choppy for paddle boarding but that didn’t effect our experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Julie for the awesome review. We appreciate your positive feedback and would love to have you again in the near future!
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star-5
Best trip ever!
Krystal_L
, Apr 2021
This is an amazing experience, highly recommended this company! The other ones boat may look fancy but this place rocks! The crew works together so well, the captain keeps everyone informed on weather, activities, information about what you may or may not see that day. They also take you way into shell island to see the ocean life bay side and gulf side! Truly an amazing experience thank you for the amazing life long memories for my family and I
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. Glad you and your family were able to have such an amazing experience. Come sail again with us in the future!
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