Water activity

Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

From US$ 50 per person

Cruise the beautiful green waters of Panama City Beach and go snorkeling on Shell Island. Search for seashells and catch a glimpse of the underwater world.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience the underwater world on a snorkeling boat trip
  • Cruise the beautiful green waters of Panama City Beach
  • Visit Shell Island and voyage out to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Look out for dolphins and other sea creatures in their natural habitat
  • Sip on a complimentary drink as you go
Full description

Enjoy a snorkeling trip by boat as you look out for dolphins and other sea creatures. Treat yourself to a complimentary drink on board as you cruise through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Depart into Historic Grand Lagoon for a 15-minute relaxing cruise out to the Shell Island snorkeling area. Along the way, keep your eyes out for sea animals in their natural habitat. Take in the views as the vessel drops anchor. Plunge into the waters to snorkel for seashells and to catch a glimpse of the underwater world. As well as snorkeling, treat yourself to time to relax, float, and take in the sun. Sip on a complimentary drink on board. Wade through the shallow water onto Shell Island to hunt for more shells. Before returning home, the boat will ride out further into the Gulf of Mexico to search for more dolphins and sight-see along the way.

  • Snorkeling trip by boat
  • All snorkeling gear
  • Stop at Shell Island
  • Boat ride to Gulf of Mexico to look for dolphins
  • 1 Complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Food or additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please park at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort, then walk around the right-hand side to the kiosk for check-in. Look for the "Paradise Adventures" logo in yellow. Arrive at least 40 minutes early for check-in. If you are not checked in at least 10 minutes prior to departure, you may lose your seat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • Restrooms are available onboard the vessel
  • No oil or spray lotion is allowed, as this makes the boat extremely slippery. Lotions and creams are permitted
  • You are allowed to bring food on the trip, however outside beverages are not permitted
  • The activity is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • Advance notice will be given if the activity has to be canceled due to poor weather
  • If the activity is canceled you will have the option of an alternative date or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We went out on the Footloose this weekend, and had an amazing trip. The captain and mate we lots of fun and full of knowledge. The water around shell island is very clear and there is plenty of little fish to see. Tip- if you stand still they’ll come right up to your feet. Highly recommend this trip and experience!

May 23, 2022

Trip was good but got hit with extra charges day of tour

August 16, 2022

Great for kids that love to swim fun for the whole family

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 408118