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Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Driver/guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Use of paddle boards
Use of water slide
Use of life jackets
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Snacks

Departure Point

3605 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • You are not allowed to bring on drinks, but you may bring a sandwich in your beach bag.
  • 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.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Island Time Sailing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Catamaran Cruise with Island Time Sailing.

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Traveler Tips


  • "excellent experience, highly recommended, Snorkel, stand up paddle, dolphins, all included in the price" See review
  • "I would highly recommend this if you want to see dolphins" See review

Reviews

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Outstanding!
Connie_W
, Jun 2021
Snorkeling was fun, wakeboards and slide was a bonus that made the trip extra special, crew was outstanding. I will definitely book this again for our next vacation here. Thank you!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you Connie for the generous feedback and the 5 stars! It is so great to hear that you enjoyed the cruise and the paddleboards too. Hope to see you again in the future.
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A wonderful experience!
Jennifer_R
, Jun 2021
Such a great experience! We were able to see dolphins, manatees, and sting rays. The crew was super friendly and worked to ensure we had the best time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Jennifer that is so awesome that you were able to see some of our favorite wildlife. Sounds like you guys picked a good day! Thank you for sailing with us and we hope you come sail again soon.
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Best Decision Ever
Susan_B
, Jun 2021
The crew was so friendly, the snorkeling was awesome, and the punch was super tasty. My family of 8 had a blast and would love to do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you Susan for choosing Island Time Sailing. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such awesome feedback. Glad you and your family enjoyed the cruise. Come sail with us again soon!
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Great time with the family.
Ryan_C
, Jun 2021
My family loved this excursion. The staff was great and very friendly. They tried their best to show us dolphins, manta rays, and a shark. We then went to snorkel and play in protected waters. My 4 kids ranging from 10-17 loved it also.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Ryan, we are happy to hear that your family loved our cruise! We strive for customer satisfaction. Thank you for sailing with us and we hope to have you and your family again in the future.
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Family trip
Christina_W
, Jun 2021
Very nice crew and the trip was amazing! We had a great time finding shells and starfish! Thank you for a great time!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for choosing Island Time Sailing for your snorkel cruise. It is so wonderful to hear that everyone had an amazing time. Come sail again soon.
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fun ride, but very disappointed with staff.
Steven_M
, Jun 2021
Fun time, but very disappointed about the drinks and snacks rule. We read the rules before going and did not bring our own drinks and snacks. Others brought their own and were told it was fine as long as there were no spills or messes that would make the deck slippery. We felt this was unfair. Also, did not get our picture. When done with the ride, we walked up to the photo stand to see our picture and it was not even there. Would have loved to have had it as others had theirs.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Steven, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback and are happy to hear that you had a fun time. As per our site we do allow sandwiches since we do not offer lunch-type food on the bar. We apologize for any confusion while reading our site. I am also sorry that you were not able to get your photo on that day. The photo booth is actually a separate business from us. Try to reach out to James who does the photos at (850)218-8756.
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Great Time
Brandi_D
, Jun 2021
We had a group of 10 people. We had a great time! We saw rays, and dolphins on our trip. Snorkeling was fun too.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Brandi, thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are happy to hear that your group of 10 had a great time sailing with us. Glad that y'all were able to see some marine life too!
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Family loved it!
Janie_M
, Jun 2021
It was an awesome trip. Everyone including my 6 and 4 year old were able to snorkel. Water was not deep. The kids did find some hermit crabs and Shell island is just beautiful. Wish we had more time but it definitely was great. Crew was very nice as well! Thanks for a great trip
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks Janie for the awesome review! So glad that the whole family enjoyed the cruise. Come sail with us again in the near future!
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Great time!!
Kathryn_M
, Jun 2021
So fun! Great crew! Mostly families on our party boat which was perfect for us. The crew ran the bar, then got everyone snorkel gear at Shell Island. There are also paddle boards and a slide off the back of the boat. The picture of each group as you are boarding the boat was such a fun momento to take home with us. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you Kathryn for the lovely review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. Happy to hear that you all had a fun time. Come back and see us again!
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Family Vacation 2021
Erica_G
, Jun 2021
Loved every part of our trip! The staff was beyond nice and so fun! Not one time did our kiddos say they were bored which is a big deal for us LOL. Most definitely the highlight of our vacation so far
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Erica, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so glad to hear that we could be the highlight of your vacation! Come sail with us again soon.
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