Shell Island Dolphin Tours

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Pontoons can be driven very quickly, so you don't need any experience to rent one. St. Andrew's Bay's beauty is its smooth water, so don't worry if it's your first time captaining a boat.

Check out our photos section for more information about wildlife that we have seen. Each picture on our website, and on social media, was taken during our trip. We take photos often and keep our social media updated so that you can follow us and get a sense of what we are seeing. You can see our Instagram and Facebook feeds to see what we've been up to in the past few days and weeks. These links are at the bottom of this homepage. You may see sharks, dolphins, turtles and other seabird species.

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Because we are exploring the dolphins natural habitat, its always possible that we wont be able to find where the dolphins are playing today. However, our guides have been doing this for years, and know all the places the dolphins love to be. Virtually all of our tours encounter at least a few of the dolphins that make up the largest population of wild dolphins in the world.

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Shell Island offers many activities. These include kayaking (boating), hiking (snorkeling), and boating. Shell Island has many pods that include the magnificent bottlenose dolphin, making them very popular.

All our snorkeling trips include full snorkeling gear! There are many snorkeling spots that we frequent. Every day, we change our snorkeling spots. Conditions at local snorkeling sites change constantly. We will take you to the snorkeling spots that are clearest and most calm on your Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour. We snorkel often in seagrass beds, artificial reefs, and sandbars. We'll go to great lengths to get you to the best spots.

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This tour takes tourists to the best snorkeling spots and stops for swimming with dolphins. Our guides will take you to the best spots to snorkel and swim with dolphins.

Let's look at the top Shell Island dolphin tours available for tourists who want to view dolphins in their natural habitat.

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"St. Andrews bay has over 2,900 species and is America's most diverse estuary. You can find nearly anything in the waters of St. Andrews Bay on any given day. It is also one the most fragile estuaries on the coast and needs to be protected. Mike Brim, Executive Director St. Andrews Bay Environmental Science Team.

A dolphin tour can also be a great sightseeing opportunity. All tour boats depart Adventure at Sea in Lower Grand Lagoon. They cruise south and cross the pass between St. Andrew Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Shell Island. While you can take in the beautiful view, spot seabirds and possibly a turtle, keep your eyes open for dolphins.

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A dolphin tour is a wonderful way to see the area. All tour boats depart Adventure at Sea, Lower Grand Lagoon. On the way to Shell Island, they cross the pass between St. Andrew Bay (the Gulf of Mexico) and cruise south. The view is breathtaking and you may spot seabirds or sea turtles. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins.

Shell Island offers many activities, including boating, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and boating. Because Shell Island is home several pods, bottlenose dolphin encounters are very popular.

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You can book a private tour to have the boat for you and up to 6 people, or you can book a public tour. Public tours allow up to six guests to share the boat with multiple people. Our tours can accommodate up to 6 people. To accommodate larger groups, we can take multiple boats.

We often start our Dolphin and Snorkeling tour by looking out for wildlife. We are usually able to find our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Our Tour guides and Captains are both locals and have extensive knowledge about dolphin behavior and the Panama City Beach area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shell Island is the only beach that allows dogs to use. Please clean up after your dog and use the provided doggy bins.

Shell Island is a nature preserve without any restrooms or other visitor facilities, such as trash bins, picnic tables or shade pavilions. There is no trash collection service. Island visitors are expected to take all their trash with them when they leave the Island.

Low tide is the best time to be on the beach, especially if the tides are low in the morning. It is often just a matter of finding the right moment to be on the beach and looking for seashells. This is especially true after storms or strong winds. Even better can be low spring tides at full moon and new moon times.