Boat Dolphin ToursPanama City Beach


About Boat Dolphin Tours

Our guided Boat Dolphin Tour is sure to be the most memorable experience on your Panama City Beach Vacation. Flippers boat tours are designed to let you get up close and personal with the friendly bottle-nose dolphins that thrive in the waters around Shell Island.

Our Captains are locals who are experts on the behavioral patterns of dolphins in the Panama City Beach area. They will provide an educational and fun Eco tour that your entire family will enjoy.

Flippers boats are set up specifically to give you the best chance to actually encounter Dolphins in an up-close and personal way. If it’s your dream to swim with dolphins, this is your chance. Our boats have easy to climb swim ladders that allow for quick entry into the water. Snorkel gear is provided and our Captains will be happy to assist in the entire process.

We keep the groups of passengers on our boats small so that each tour can be customized to fit your specific desires. Some of your options will include snorkeling the jetties or the grass flats of Shell Island or maybe you would enjoy a walk on the beach. Sand dollars, Starfish, crabs, fish & birds of all kinds are just another part of this amazing eco tour.

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Dolphin Tour Reviews

“We had the best time on this tour. Our Captain was excellent and he showed us plenty of creatures, dolphins, manatees and manta rays. Most people jumped into the water with them, what a treat! Loved it and would do it again!”

“Awesome boat tour! Our guide Clay knew where to go to get the most out of the tour! We saw/swam with dolphins and manatees. Also took us to a secluded part of Shell Island! Don’t miss this on your next trip! We will be back!”


What advantages do your boat tours offer over other similar tours?

This is not intended to simply be a sightseeing trip like the BIG cattle boats give. This is a personalized dolphin experience. We only take 6 passengers per boat so that you actually have a chance to swim with dolphins in the wild. These boats are designed for this specific activity. They are equipped with easy to climb swim ladders, and our Captains are very keen to local dolphin behavior & patterns. We can also customize the tour to fit each groups expectations.

What will we do?

Each trip is customized for that group but some of the highlights may include.

Exploring the beautiful Shell Island
Great chance to get up close & personal with friendly dolphins in the wild.
Snorkel the grass flats & the Jetty rocks. (Customized to accommodate any skill level.)
Stop at our Captains secret Sand dollar hole.
Find a secluded spot on the Island to do some shelling.

Our Captains can help with suggestions and they know all of the best “secret” locations and will tailor your cruise to the enjoyment of your group.

How many people can go?

Each boat can accommodate up to six people but we can take multiple boats to accommodate bigger groups. We keep our groups small to allow for a closer, more personalized dolphin experience. Don’t cut yourself short by packing on a boat with 100 other people. Our boats are shaded, equipped with nice swim ladders, have comfortable seating and are designed for this specific activity.

Who can go?

All ages are welcome & all ages will have a blast on this tour.

Sorry no wheel chairs due to the nature of these tours.

What do we need to bring?

We provide the snorkeling gear so don’t worry about that but you will definitely want a record of this trip, so bring a camera! Also bring a towel. We keep a cooler on ice on board so you are also welcome to bring along your favorite beverage.

Do you guarantee dolphins?

The Gulf Coast is one of the best places in the world to see bottle-nosed dolphins in their natural habitat but of course they are wild animals & there can be NO guarantees. That being said, it is very likely that you will have an up close encounter with these beautiful animals. We suggest that you take a look at some of our previous customer’s reviews so you know what to expect. You won’t be disappointed.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel at least 48 hours before your arrival date then you will receive a 100% refund. If the weather is severe and we determine that you cannot go out on the day you are scheduled, then you will also receive a full refund.

If there is any need to change dates or times, please give our office a call as soon as you foresee a problem so that we can to reschedule you. As long as you have given us sufficient notice there will be no charge for rescheduling.