Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise from Panama City Beach


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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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


Use of life jackets
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Use of snorkeling equipment
Use of paddle boards
Captain / deckhands


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Information

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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
  • Bottled water is the only outside food/drink permitted. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PERMITTED.
  • 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.
  • Dress code is casual - wear swim suits under casual clothes. • Bring a beach bag with towels, sunscreen (no aerosol sprays), hats, sunglasses, and cameras. • You are not allowed to bring drinks or coolers. • No smoking allowed • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund. • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions especially during hot summer weather • Inclement weather may cancel a cruise, but is up to the cruise company and is generally a last minute decision. Plan to arrive as scheduled unless otherwise notified.
  • 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 15 or more.
  • We are operating with 65 person occupancy per boat.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than a day before the activity start time.