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Shell Island

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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-233-5140
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Awesome beaches

Truly beautiful beaches, secluded Coves And some great wildlife. rented a boat to get there. A wonderful Adventure.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Truly beautiful beaches, secluded Coves And some great wildlife. rented a boat to get there. A wonderful Adventure.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They drop you off on a desolate island with no bath rooms. We found a few broken shells, but none were worth keeping. I would not recommend this activity.

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Moody, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not a lot to do when we got to the island. The trip out in the glass bottom boat was a real treat. Enjoyed seeing dolphins a seagulls along the way

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Dallas,TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going here and seeing all the crabs walking around, we have been here several times through out the year. The crabs are walking in the grass in the water- they are not on the beach, but walking in the grass they are lots of them!! In the summer we saw all kinds of crabs, not just hermit crabs.

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yarmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Shell Island Cruise out of Captain Anderson's Marina and it was a highlight of our stay in the area. The crew were great and the tour informative. Really enjoyed the beachy music which added to the festive feel and feeding the seagulls with the cheesies that were provided! The 75 minutes on Shell Island was wonderful, and... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 8 of us did this visit on the rented Pontoon....we had a blast.....saw alot of different things and had no crowds, it was off season. The area has alot of wildlife and great pictures can be taken.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to shell island several times. While it is a nice place, there are NO shells! It was a disappointment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a pontoon boat and set sail for shell island. Amazing place for shell hunting whole shells and found tons of sand dollars unbroken...vivid aqua crystal clear water. Take a cooler for a picnic lunch....

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Hanover, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We rented a pontoon boat and took it to the bay side of the island. We waded in the sea grass on the bay side and saw lots of different marine animals. Several of the kids went out waist deep and fished. We followed the trail to the gulf side and it was the clearest water we saw all week,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had a blast relaxing in the sun on Shell Island! Only had 12 guests on the shuttle with us - so felt like a private oasis for the day! Water was beautiful and so clear! Found so many amazing shells out where the waves were crashing! Bring your cooler, chairs, picnic lunch and plan on a day relaxing on what... More 

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