Swim with the Dolphins in Shell Island

Looking for a fun seafari near Panama City Beach? Dolphin Seafari offers the best in guided snorkeling tours, dolphin excursions, pontoon boat rentals, and more!

Dolphin Experiences for Everyone!

Dolphin Seafari is a private charter and boat tour company offering guided snorkeling and swimming with wild dolphins in gorgeous Panama City Beach, Florida. We cater to families, individuals, and groups of all sizes so everyone can have a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

We have the ability to accommodate any group size. Call us for group rates!

Call to Book Your Dolphin Tour: 850-252-7209
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Safe, Friendly & Experienced

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Over many years of observing the dolphins’ natural behaviors, our guides are experts at locating bottlenose dolphins and safely instructing our guests on how to enter the water and observe them in their natural habitat. Plus, your captain will snorkel alongside you to show you starfish, pufferfish, welch conchs, sand dollars, and various other types of sea creatures. 

Great for All Ages

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Now the little ones can have fun too with our all-ages dolphin tours. There’s no minimum age requirement so you can look forward to a memorable adventure for the whole family. Our captains are great with children and are sure to point out sea life to keep the kiddos engaged.
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✅ Swim Alongside Friendly Bottlenose Dolphins

✅ Guides Provide an Educational, Safe Experience

✅ Learn About Other Types of Shell Island Sea Life

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Be your own guide and rent a pontoon boat for the day! For visitors who would like to captain their own vessel, we have pontoon boats available for rent. You will receive our Seafari Map with directions of our favorite snorkeling locations, sandbars, common dolphin areas, and more.

Available for up to 12 passengers.

Private Boat Charters

Want to book a private tour for your group? Our private charter options allow customers to add additional time to their private dolphin tour (starting at 2 or 3 hours) to add additional activities (ex: additional snorkeling location, more island time, etc.). Boats can accommodate 6 passengers per boat. Your designated captain will instruct you on how to get in the water and see the dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, experience a guided snorkel tour to observe other sea life around Shell Island!

Call Dolphin Seafari Today!

Looking for a unique, fun-filled experience for your Florida vacation? Contact Dolphin Seafari for more information about our Shell Island snorkeling and dolphin tours. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book Your Dolphin Tour ➛
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People Love Us!

“We had so much fun today swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling, and playing on Shell Island! I would highly recommend this company. This was the highlight of our vacation.” – Christy

Information – Shell Island Dolphin Tours, Panama City Beach

At Dolphin Seafari, our captains are highly trained and experienced in spotting, observing, and interpreting dolphin’s behavior and movements. We place the boat at a safe distance and instruct you when to get in the water to get a closer look and mingle with them.

This is a guided snorkeling experience to accommodate all skill levels.

Open: Sunday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm

Dolphin Tours: Reservations are Required
➤ 8am-10am
➤ 10:30-12:30
➤ 1pm-3pm
➤ 3:30pm-5:30pm, and
➤ 6pm-8pm (Sunset Tour)

Reservations are required.

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Family snorkeling at Shell Island

NO Refunds will be issued 24 hours before your tour time. YOU CANNOT CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE YOUR TOUR WITHIN THE 24 HOURS. WE ARE HOLDING THE BOAT FOR YOUR GROUP. REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW US TO OPERATE. We will not run your tour in lightning or bad weather.