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Shell Island

Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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US$ 64.00*
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Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail
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US$ 145.00*
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1.5 Hour Dolphin and Shell Island Jet Ski Tour
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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Reviewed yesterday

We rented a pontoon boat two different times the week we were there. One from Blue Dolphins and one from Pontoon Lagoon - both were really nice boats and about the same price. It was fun for our family to ride to Shell Island, anchor...More

Thank Jackie593
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented a boat this time instead of doing the shell island cruise. We enjoyed it a lot more doing that!! Highly recommend doing that! We got our boat in St. Andrew's Bay -- go to Half Hitch in PCB and ask for Pam to...More

Thank Yellat72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came with the thoughts we'd find a lot of good shells in a short amount of time. We spent all day dealing with this place which would not be bad if I had done my research more thoroughly. Everyone showed up in swimsuits with...More

Thank Babyits1991
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I went on the swim with the dolphins and snorkeling cruise. It was a very nice and relaxing time, the crew was great and the water was wonderful. The only bummer was that there were no dolphins to swim with that day...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Here's the thing. Shell Island is pretty, but it's not that pretty. Certainly not pretty enough to justify the expense of taking the shuttle if you have a large family. Keep in mind there are NO facilities. No bathroom. No snack bar. No drinking fountains....More

Thank McTraveler614
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've lived in the area for 4 years and we try to go to Shell Island at least once a week. Every time we go it feels like we escaped to a tropical paradise(only thing that's missing are the palm trees but it's fine!) The...More

Thank Johns23456
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enter St Andrews Park, go to park store to purchase tickets, you are bused to the dock where the shuttle boat takes you to Shell Island. They now have a snack/water boat docked at the island so you can purchase snacks/water. The only negative to...More

Thank Wongs1985
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not sure why it's called shell island, hardly found any shells at all. That being said, I'd go back and we went twice while. Rented a pontoon and then wave runners. Very nice and clean too.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pretty beach. Found couple of sand dollars have to walk to other side from bay to coast but worth it

Thank Billy T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on June 9, 2017. Great spot to enjoy the ocean and the beach. Not really crowded and you are able to proceed out into the ocean for quite a ways and still be able to touch the bottom. We were able to see a...More

Thank Bobber620
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you get to keep the sea shells
8 June 2017|
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Response from travelblonde8412 | Reviewed this property |
You can keep anything that is already dead. And sand dollars are abundant.
Is it more of a party scene, pull your boat up and anchor, or family walking beach
31 May 2017|
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Response from TZenkic | Reviewed this property |
on the side where you dock sometimes it can be a party scene, but its usually not too bad during the week. once you get on the island and go across its very family friendly and quiet. We always go with our 4 kids and I've... More
Once you've made a booking is it possible to cancel one of the members of your party going and get refunded for that person?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
We originally booked the educational tour to shell Island. After about 10 we discovered that the educational tour did not allow coolers on board the boat. We cancelled all 9 tickets and re booked on the express ferry to the... More