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Shell Island

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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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+1 850-233-5140
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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US$ 145.00*
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Dolphin and Shell Island Jet Ski Tour
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US$ 64.00*
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Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail

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Private Beach at its finest!

I love visiting shell island when in Panama City Beach, it has the coolest sea life and the dolphins are always jumping around. The water is crystal clear and perfect for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pamana City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love visiting shell island when in Panama City Beach, it has the coolest sea life and the dolphins are always jumping around. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling.

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Benton, Kentucky
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

getting in the water in my shorts and shirt,get all soaking wet,so is my sister,it's pristine,clear.

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1 Thank mcalpin8417
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brad the Viking at Adventures by the Sea took us over to the island after watching the resident local wild dolphins. Beautiful uninhabited island although well picked over shells despite being their off season.

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1 Thank Jamey G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful way to spend a day with the family. We saw dolphins and an octopus and lots of shells!!

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Thank mommatofivekiddos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the way a beach should be! We took the ferry from St. Andrews park over to Shell Island for the day. We loved the natural beauty that Shell Island offered. We stayed until the last ferry back to St. Andrews. Close to the end of the day we saw dolphins near where we were swimming. If you are... More 

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice day trip over to the island, only drawback is there are no restrooms on the islands and no convenience store, so everything you need must be carried over by yourself. But a great place to escape the crazy beach crowds.

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Thank KarenBla1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice place to spend the day. It's a big enough area to find a place of your own to relax for the day. My daughter enjoyed snorkeling for hours.

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Fillmore, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was wonderful! The guide showed us pods of dolphins and was extremely nice! Once we got on the island we were able to walk around on a sandbar with our 3 and 5-year-old children who had a blast!

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Thank mistizablonde
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was on so many beaches but this one is my #1. It is truly a paradise. We got there by rented boat around 11 - we were the only people on the island, laster on couple more boats arrived.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

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

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