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Water Planet

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“captain eddie”(43 reviews)
“wild dolphins”(40 reviews)
“marine life”(38 reviews)
Water Planet offers a variety of fun and educational swim-with-the-dolphin tours for the whole family in Panama City Beach, Florida, including the opportunity to explore Shell Island, snorkel on ship wrecks and collect shells. We also offer dolphin...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-6030
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We booked the afternoon tour from water planet and had a wonderful experience from the beginning. Booking was friendly and easy and the staff made contact with me several times prior to the trip to introduce some education and answer all my questions. They even...More

12  Thank abrilgreen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 June 2010

We picked up a brochure for Water Planet at our hotel. We were so excited to go snorkeling and swim with the dolphins!! The brochure was very professional and nice looking so we gave it a try. We began to call the number on the...More

31  Thank indygirl8451
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun, unique experience. Rare, white albino alligator! This is a fun place for all age groups. All the shows are fun and a learning adventure!

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We have a special needs son, this event was ment for him. The staff and crew were so wonderful and accommodating. We were amazed at what our son accomplished. We will never forget these three days.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We had a great day with the dolphins! Our guide, Dale, put us right in front of them and then we were able to dive right out with them. We had great pics from the trip and was able to finish up at shell island...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Our family (ages 16,18,45,50) really enjoyed the dolphin trip and shell island. We went out at 9am with Dale and saw dolphins. Dad and 16 yr old son went in to swim with them. WOW, truly a once in a lifetime experience. The first group...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing doesn't even begin to describe our experience. Amelia was a great captain. She guided us gently to the dolphins. We observed other boats and jet skis rushing up on them/over them which I found cruel and disrespectful to these beautiful creatures. We were able...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

My family had a great time with this experience. Our guide, Eddie, put us right on the Dolphins and we had a great time. Our kids were a little afraid to jump in the ocean, but enjoyed seeing the Dolphins swim from the boat. Our...More

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waterplanet, General Manager at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to hear positive feedback.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Our trip was absolutely amazing! We had a great time seeing the dolphins and getting to swim with them. They were breath taking and gorgeous creatures! Our captain was Dale and he was fun to talk to and answered our questions about the marine life....More

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waterplanet, Guest Relations Manager at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and we certainly hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Eddie was our captain. He was patient and informative. The weather was perfect and we were able to see and swim with many dolphins with a few “close encounters” that we’ll be cherished forever.

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. e appreciate it very much

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Knowledgable staff and catered to our needs when some got sea sick. Truly an event of a life time! We could hear the dolphins talking to each other under water. Score!!

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you can appreciate the huge difference in the experience of wild versus captive.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was by far one of the coolest things I've done in my lifetime (and I've jumped out of a plane!). Capt. Eddie knew all the places to go and was able to get us right where the dolphins were. We were in the water...More

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Great review. Thank you. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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17 September 2018|
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Response from joycebwicked | Reviewed this property |
No they do not promote or suggest that. The dolphins are wild dolphins and may come up to you, but I don't think they would get close enough to make contact. A pod approached us about an arms length away. It was an... More
Brooke E
26 August 2018|
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Response from maryannwills52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes same price whether swim or not Is so worth paying to see dolphins up close to boat We had 3 in our party that did not get in water but enjoyed boat ride
Brooke E
26 August 2018|
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Response from Varnerfam | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the same price