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“DON'T DO IT!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Aquatic Adventures

Aquatic Adventures
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US$32.99*
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Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Excursion
Ranked #14 of 85 Tours in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Aquatic Adventures has been serving the Panama City Beaches for decades and has exceptional experience in making your vacation memorable. The Panama City Beaches are known worldwide for the beautiful crystal blue waters and sparkling white sandy beaches. Aquatic Adventures in Panama City Beach is located on the west coast of the State of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. We have watersports for every level of thrill seeker, including banana boats pulled by jetskis. The banana boats are wonderful for hot days on the beach and a fun ride for the family. The jetski captain can give you a smooth ride if you want to just cruise around or they can speed things up for a more wild ride. It is up to you! Dolphin tours will delight your inner explorer as you come face to face with the ocean’s friendliest dolphins. A guide will teach you to swim with the dolphins and you can even go shelling if you are wanting to get some awesome shells. Parasailing is the next level of thrills, in which the Captains and Crew will make sure that your adventure is safe and exciting. Sail away in one of Aquatic Adventures sailboats off of Panama City Beaches that are available for rental or cruise around the water in a pontoon boat. Both are available for rent or for charter with one of our experienced captains. Wave runners are also available to rent and at reasonable prices. Aquatic Adventures offers a variety of aquatic services and rentals in the Panama City Beach, Florida areas. From the skilled fisherman to the beginner, Aquatic Adventures has the best 18 foot fishing boats available for charter or for rent. Captains are knowledgeable and experienced in boat safety. The Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coast has some of the best fishing waters in the world. The Aquatic Adventures captain’s goal of the fishing charters is to make sure that you return with a “Big Fish” story of your own from the Gulf of Mexico!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“DON'T DO IT!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

NEVER USE THIS COMPANY!!! we made reservations 2 months ago when we booked our hotel to do a banana boat ride on Friday at 2 and a jetski swim with the dolphin tour on Saturday at 2. Tickets say show up 30 minutes ahead of time. Friday we showed up for the banana boat at 1:30 and at 4 still had not been picked up to ride so we called and they just said sorry and didn't want to give us a refund. Then Saturday we show up to do the dolphin tour and they say they aren't doing tours so we need to reschedule but we were leaving the next morning so we couldn't. Their response was sorry. They don't want to provide services that are paid for, they don't want to give refunds, and they are rude. Thanks for screwing up a 10 year olds trip to Florida! I will do my part to make sure they don't get service from any one I know!

Visited July 2014
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William T, General Manager at Aquatic Adventures, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
I do apologize for the inconvenience you encountered on your vacation , but when the weather is bad also causing the water to be rough we do not do any water based activities. The fact that you signed up through bookit.com instead of directly through us our call center representative would not be able to issue a refund. You would need to go through bookit since you paid through them. I also looked up your reservation through Bookit and it shows that your reservation has been cancelled and refunded in full. If you have anymore questions or concerns about your reservation you can contact me directly at mrbeach1@knology.net, thank you.
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“Small group dolphin excursion ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We took a dolphin tour today with Captain Loopy and it was hands down the highlight of our Panama City Beach trip. He was witty and knowledgable and his love and respect for marine life was apparent. If you have the time, this is a must do!

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“Good fun with Cap Loopy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Whole family went out with Captain Loopy... descent size boat but waves still rocked it. We actually enjoyed the waves... even our two young ones thought it was fun riding over the big swells. We were able to spot many Dolphins, and enjoyed the pristine beach at Shell Island. Cap Loopy did an excellent job spotting Dolphins for us, and was a great tour guide with interesting (but not overwhelming) tidbits of information about the local geography as well as the sea life.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Captain Rich Jones was excellent in every way!! He went above and beyond to ascertain my husband, son, and I had a memorable fun experience, AND catch some beautiful fish, some this Missouri girl has never seen before. I think he was just as excited as we were every time we'd pull one into the boat. He did all the work, we caught all the fish! But, we all had a blast!! Thank you so much Captain Rich. The Prier family will never forget you, God be with you in your always.
Highly recommended.
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“Air and water fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Logan was very accommodating and pleasant in arranging our group's banana boat voyage as well as parasailing for seven. He and Steve also provided a baseball team group rate, for the players, to enjoy the water trampoline and slide in front of the Calypso. Our team and siblings thoroughly enjoyed all the fun. Look for Logan and his "pearly white teeth" on the Calypso beach for a good deal and fun adventures.

I also suggest reserving a wave runner adventure(s) with Daniel at his hut approximately a few hundred feet from Logan's. Daniel will do all he can to insure you hit the water at an affordable price.

Thanks again to Logan, Steve, Daniel and the parasail crew (I believe Captain Greg and Matt).

Visited June 2014
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