NileGuide Expert Says:
#1 on Top 10 Kid Friendly Things to Do In Panama City Beach.
3605 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look in the local visitors guides as coupons are often offered for both boat rental and tours.
Shell Island Boat Rental and Blue Dolphin Tours is an excellent way to get lost in your Panama City Beach vacation. Here you can rent a boat for a full or half day and and explore St Andrews Bay and the pristine beaches of Shell Island National Seashore. You also have the option of taking a guided dolphin or snorkeling your.
The Blue Dolphin Tour is a must see event if you have the means. Up to six people can go on a single trip. You arrive at one of four designated times for the two hour tour where you are taking out to where the dolphins usually congregate and are put in the water before the dolphins arrive. This makes them curious and more interested in their new playmates. This is a vast improvement over tours that carry up to 25 people and often scare the dolphins off instead of luring them in.
Renting a boat is highly recommended. The staff is excellent at teaching the basics to even the most novice boater. Maps are provided to help guide you out to shell island and they can also point out where the dolphins are most likely to be seen.
The best thing going for Shell Island Rentals is their prices. Tours are less than 50 USD per person and a single boat rental for up to six people is under 250 USD. This is in line with what you would spend at some of the other attractions in town and the prospect of swimming with dolphins will excite almost any kid.
I highly recommend Shell Island Rentals and Tours for anyone traveling to Panama City Beach.