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Dolphin and Snorkel Tours

#1 of 89 Tours in Panama City Beach Features Animals
3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-866-8815
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Loved it!!

This was well worth the money! Everyone had a blast (we had 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 young... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ceashley7
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The best thing to do in PCB!!!

My family and I just got back from our tour and we can't stop smiling!!! Capt. Croix is a native... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
spideyrx8
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Dolphin And Snorkel Tours is a educational tour company for people who do not want to be in big groups of people and love and respect wildlife. Our boat never exceeds 6 guests per tour. Although the Bottlenose Dolphins are the main attraction, we also show you all kinds of local wildlife. Of course all the animals we see are wild, so we never quite know what we will get to see for sure. Aside from the dolphins, we see many different species of birds like Osprey, Pelicans, Eagles, Wading birds, and many more. We see an occasional Manatee passing through, Sharks, Rays, Turtles, colorful fish, and even Deer. On the snorkeling part of the tour, we go to one of our many places, there are tons of great snorkeling sites in the area. This area is considered to be one of the best places to snorkel in Florida. Some of the places we snorkel are shipwrecks, artificial reefs, sandbars, and sea grass flats. Captain Lorraine, who is the owner and operator, will get in the water with you and teach you how to snorkel correctly and she will pull up sea life like urchins, crabs, mollusks, starfish, sand dollars, and even fish. Of course we make sure to release these delicate creatures unharmed. We encourage guest to only take dead souvenirs home with them. We also stop on Shell Island, which is an uninhabited barrier island, full of shells, wildlife, and world class beaches. You thought the Panama City Beach's were beautiful? Then you are in for a treat, Shell Island Beaches are even more beautiful. Guests commonly say that they feel like they are in the Caribbean when visiting the island. This island can only be accessed by boat. We even do extended tours, where we drive down to the far end of the island or the next island, called Crooked Island, where most people don't get to go. These tours are so far off the beaten path that we can sometimes not see a single other soul for as far as the eye can see. The only thing you need to bring is a towel. We have everything you need from full gear, wetsuits, refreshments, floats, life jackets, sunscreen, a glass bottom viewer, a underwater microphone, and even some extra jackets just in case! Many people like to bring their own snacks and drinks on longer tours. Guests are allowed to bring beer and wine. We also provide an iced cooler and a picnic blanket for you. We are located in Bay Point Marina, which is the closest marina to Shell Island, the area's best snorkeling spots, wildlife rich area's and to the Dolphins. We are not a tour that spends most of our time in route. We start seeing wildlife almost immediately. Our location also allows us to go further off the beaten path down the coastline then many other tours. Here at Dolphin and Snorkel Tours, we have two goals. Our first goal is to be the best tour you will ever be on. We want to make you feel special. We treat you like family when you're with us. We customize our tours to fit your needs and wants. We even do special customized cruises, like concert cruises, moonlight cruises, night snorkeling, engagement cruises and just about anything you can think of. Our second goal is to provide fun, educational experiences, that allow for a greater understanding and respect for wildlife. We pride ourselves in not participating in any harassment of dolphins. We do not chase, feed, or force wild dolphins to swim with us. If they could, the dolphins would thank you for choosing a tour outfitter that cares.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
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3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was well worth the money! Everyone had a blast (we had 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 young kids). Captain Croix spent extra time finding dolphins for the kids to swim with.

Thank Ceashley7
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I just got back from our tour and we can't stop smiling!!! Capt. Croix is a native and is very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and knew exactly where to take us to see the dolphins and we saw A...More

Thank spideyrx8
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such an amazing experience! Getting to swim with wild dolphins was unbelievable and so was the snorkeling we did. If you find any sandollars or shells while snorkeling, you get to bring them home. It was very fun to bring an underwater camera...More

Thank Alexa R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was, by far, the best dolphin and snorkeling excursion we have been on! We had a group of ten and took both boats. The freedom granted on the tour and the customization they give to you is awesome! Both captains were great and our...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Croix was our captain for a private charter morning trip. He was very patient with my children. One was shell obsessed. The second talked his ear off. The third was just a little guy. Croix involved all of them and they were interested the whole...More

Thank Travelingaroundtheus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the water with Captain Croix. We had a 5 n 3 yo with us, he made sure they got the whole dolphin watching and snorkeling experience. We went to a great spot to snorkel. He got in the water...More

Thank libby5717
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with Captain Lorraine. She was very knowledgeable and put us right on the action. My wife and kids were a foot away from dolphins and it absolutely made their trip. Can't wait to go back to Panama city and when we...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was awesome for both me and my family; it provided an amazing view of the gulf and an even better experience with the wildlife, such as Cone Jellyfish, various fish that can be found along the coast, and of course, the dolphins. The...More

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip. BEST ever we have went our with Capt Lorraine before no one can beat her trips . We will see you again next year Capt. Lorraine book early so you want miss a great trip

Thank pjemerick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We snorted and had a blast seeing an octopus, a puffer fish, sea anemones and so much more! The tour guide, the music and the cold beer made this such a prefect day!

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Helen S
19 March 2017|
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I am not sure what the senior discount is; just call. Capt Lorraine is very informative and friendly on the phone.
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Tim F
17 March 2017|
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Response from Lee T | Reviewed this property |
No. Just explain on the phone your child's age and I'm sure it'll be fine.
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MCampbell1
5 March 2017|
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Response from Lorraine F | Property representative |
The 3 year old is allowed to go in the water with you of course as long as you are comfortable with it.
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