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Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours

Get Up Close With Dolphin Tours in Panama City Beach

Have you ever wanted to swim with dolphins in clear, beautiful water? Dolphins can often be spotted in the wild around Shell Island on dolphin tours, enjoying the open waters that we share. There are two types of dolphin tours offered at Shell Island to bring you up close to these fascinating and intelligent animals. You can either take a boat ride up to the location where dolphins gather, or you can enjoy the open air while navigating a jetski on open waters.

Both Tours allow you to spend time swimming in crystal clear waters and potential swim with dolphins, with an experienced tour guide or captain that knows the routes. You’re not guaranteed to swim with dolphins, as the dolphins are wild and don’t adhere to a schedule as we do. However, tour guide or captain knows what to do and where to go to give you the best chances of spotting them during dolphin tours. You’ll leave with stories to share with your friends when you return!

To secure your spot on one of these tours to swim with dolphins, call in advance to make a reservation. You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to connect with nature and interact with some of the most intelligent animals in the world. Panama Beach, FL, is the perfect place to experience one of these amazing dolphin tours, so call now to reserve seating for all your friends and family on your next visit!

“Dolphin encounters” dolphin snorkel tours are an amazing experience for the entire family. We offer two different wild dolphin tours. You can go by jet ski or by boat to swim with wild dolphins in Panama City Beach, Florida. Wild dolphins can usually be found near Shell Island. An experienced guide will ensure the best chance for a interaction with wild dolphins (encounter) but not guaranteed


JetSKi Joyride Adventure

A wild way to take in a Shell Island tour is on jetski! These mobile watercraft can support up to two passengers on a ride across the waves. A jetski Shell Island tour last about two hours and include the opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. You are not guaranteed to swim with a dolphin on our tours.

These tours come with an experienced guide that will lead the way throughout your adventure. You can schedule your jet ski Shell Island tour to reserve your seat. If you plan ahead,you can save money by ordering your tickets online instead of paying on site. The weight limit is 350lbs for two passengers

Don’t wait to reserve a spot for you and your loved ones today! You’ll need to obtain a boater’s safety certificate before you ride if born on or after January 1st, 1988, for safety reasons. If you have any questions, feel free to call ahead and discuss the details with staff members around Shell Island.

Shell Island Jet ski Tours with Dolphins

2hr Jet Ski Tour

Reg price $149 – Buy online for $120 per jet ski

Children must meet minimum age, height and weight requirements to participate

Set Sail on Shell Island Boat Cruises – Dolphin Tours

When you’re on vacation at Panama City Beach, Boat tours are idea way to see all the sights. While you enjoy cruising across crystal clear waters, you have a chance to spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. There are two options for exploring by boat: tour or rental.

When you take boat tours, you sign up for the two-hour cruise that takes you around the island in the Gulf of Mexico. Boat tours provide the opportunity yo see dolphins up close, as well as the ability to hop in the water with them and swim alongside them. Every tour is unique, providing visitors with stories they can enjoy for years to come.

2hr Boat cruise

$50 per person

Shell Island Boat Cruises with dolphins

Boat tours can accommodate up to 6 passenger per boat to make it more personalized. If you have more then 6 in your party no problem, we would have to use more then one boat. The party would be divided up according to the boats.

Reservations are required

Departure Times:

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • 5:15pm – 7:15pm

Book Dolphin Tours, Boat Tours, and More–Call Us Now

Embarking on a Shell Island dolphin tour is a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. From dolphin tours to parasailing, there’s an adventure for everyone in the family. Take your friends on snorkel tours around the island to get up close to the beautiful barrier wildlife. Enjoy sunset cruise with a loved one while you watch the sun melt into the water like liquid gold.

Call today to make your next vacation plans in Panama City Beach, Florida!

How much does it cost to swim with dolphins in Panama City Beach, Florida?

Cost is around 200 dollars at Gulf World.

Can you swim with dolphins at Shell Island?

This what depend on your tour guide or captain depending on where you see the dolphins.

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