How to Swim With Dolphins in Panama City Beach

How to Swim With Dolphins in Panama City Beach
Playful, intelligent creatures, dolphins are closer to whales or humans than fish. Swimming with dolphins is an experience that few forget, and some even claim that being so close to the dolphins has healing benefits. One of the few places in the world where you can swim with dolphins is Florida. Panama City Beach in the Florida Panhandle is a popular area, with several companies that take people on dolphin-swimming excursions.

Blue Dolphin Tours

Shell Island Boat Rentals and Tours runs the Blue Dolphin Tour via a six-passenger boat. The boat takes you out to an area where a pod of wild bottle-nosed dolphins are known to swim, and the instructor teaches you how to be approachable to the animals.

Blue Dolphin Tours
3605 Thomas Drive
Treasure Island Marina
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
E-Mail: info@shellislandtours.com
(850) 234-SAIL
www.bluedolphintour.com

Water Planet

Offering tours from one day to one week, Water Planet combines education and dolphin swimming together into an eco-tourism adventure. Water Planet also has special programs for children, including those with special needs.

Water Planet
5709 N. Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Local: (850) 230-6030
Toll Free: (866) 449-5591
E-Mail: info@waterplanetusa.com
www.waterplanetusa.com

Flippers

Flippers, located at St. Andrews State Park, offers pontoon boat rentals and jet ski guided tours around Shell Island, where you'll have the chance to swim with dolphins and search for sand dollars and starfish.

Flippers
5915 N Lagoon Dr
Panama City, FL 32408
850-249-FLIP (3547)
www.goflippersgo.com

Article Written By Jason Gordon

Jason Gordon is a professional writer and editor. In addition to online work, he has written for "Texas Highways," "AAA Southwest," "Glimpse," the "University of Washington Daily" and the "Dallas Morning News." Gordon's passions include animals, reading and finding the perfect pairings of pastry and espresso.

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