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Shell Island Blue Dolphin Tours

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Address: 3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7365
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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I spoke with Ted via email for a week before our trip. He kept me advised on the weather for the day of our trip and made us feel comfortable. When we got there, Terry was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MrsMonk1010
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Marianna, FL

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Marianna, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spoke with Ted via email for a week before our trip. He kept me advised on the weather for the day of our trip and made us feel comfortable. When we got there, Terry was very knowledgeable and showed us some great spots for what we wanted to do. Shell island was stunning and although the water was cold,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been here over spring break and it's been pretty chilly! Mike was awesome! Even though it was cold, he made the tour so enjoyable! He went above and beyond to take us to where he thought there could be dolphins and he was so right! We saw 5 or 6 dolphins and a few came... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the tour! We took our 5 and 2 year old with us, they loved it! We saw sand dollars, dolphins, sea urchins and star fish. It was the highlight of our trip for sure! We loved it so much that we went back for another ride!

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Prospect, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great tour with captain Mike today. He found numerous schools of dolphins in several different locations. Twin daughters were able to get into the water while the dolphins swam right underneath them touching their feet.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Mike was great!! We were lucky enough to go out with just us and he catered to exactly what we wanted to do! We were also lucky enough to find lots of dolphins and had a great time jumping in to swim with them!! We also found lots of jellyfish which we had to be careful of but it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing adventure today with BDTs. Brent was our captain and he was very knowledgeable and got us, literally, on top of some dolphins. We were able to get close to them in the boat, ride along side them, and have them play in our wake. I also got to jump in as they were swimming by us.... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Took family out on this tour again. Had a great time in 2015 so we did it again. Great crew and they make things interesting, even had ice cream boat stop by.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I love that there are only 6 people at a time. We went out at 3pm and did see and follow a small group. One of them came right up to and face to face with a man in our group. the captain was knowledgeable about the boat and the dolphins.

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Thank flutelady2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best day swimming with dolphins! It was a beautiful day and we got to see so many of them as well as jelly fish. The boat fit 6 and our guide, Mike was so much fun and gave us tons of information about the area and sea life. We loved the small group tour because you don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Mike was our tour guide, he is very fun & personable. Mike did a great job of maneuvering the boat when we saw the dolphins to get up close and personable. We had to have seen at least 30 or more dolphins. Went on the island and found lots of shells. It was very relaxing, easy to interact with the... More 

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