4 Best Places to Swim with the Dolphins

You’ve surely heard about people that have gone swimming with dolphins but did you ever think about trying it out for yourself? Have you even been up close and personal with a friendly dolphin? You might be surprised just how personable they are, not to mention such excellent swimmers! We want you to have a fabulous time when you spend your vacation in Florida, so as well as providing you with outstanding yet affordable Panama City Beach vacation rentals, we’ll also tell you about the 4 best places where you can swim with the dolphins right here in Panama City Beach. Make this summer the year your memories are downright priceless!


Flippers Dolphin Tours

5201 North Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408; Tel. 850-238-2484

The whole family will enjoy this unique way to experience Panama City Beach, Florida. Swimming with Dolphins and visiting Shell Island are some of the beaches most popular things to do here. We hit every spot and cover every angle on our Dolphin Tours. Our tours last approx. 2 hours, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the experience. Come experience a stunning adventure in the Gulf of Mexico you won’t soon forget.


Last Local Guide Service

St. Andrews Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32405; Tel. 850-774-0909

The waters around Panama City Beach are home to one of the highest populations of bottle-nosed dolphins in North America. This, coupled with predominately warm, clear water conditions make the perfect scenario to interact with one of the most friendly and intelligent marine mammals known to man. With Last Local the boat is occupied with only your group and the captain. Our trips start with a minimum of four hours. The odds of dolphin interaction with us are greatly increased. Capt. Vann will see to it that your dolphin encounter is an amazing and unforgettable experience! Not to mention, a more personable one.


Dolphin & Snorkel Tours Panama City Beach

3824 Hatteras Lane, Panama City Beach, FL 32407; Tel. 850-866-8815

We are located at Bay Point Marina, the closest marina to Shell Island and the closest marina to the areas where dolphins are often spotted. This area is famous for having one of the highest and most consistent concentrations of Bottlenose Dolphins. We can virtually guarantee dolphin sightings. Our focus is on personal experience. You are welcome to swim in the areas that dolphins swim, if they want to swim with you they will. We will put together a day that you are sure to never forget. You learn about the intelligence and hear stories about these majestic creatures. You may even get a chance to hear them underwater with our underwater microphone!


Water Planet

203 Greenwood Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407; Tel. (850) 230-6030

Water Planet offers a variety of dolphin swim programs for the whole family including fun and educational swim-with-the-dolphins tours and dolphin therapy programs for children with special needs. All of our dolphin tours combine the natural beauty of a dolphin encounter with education. We are the oldest (since 1994) and most experienced wild dolphin swim facility in Panama City! Our swim with the dolphins tours include an educational briefing, a sightseeing boat ride across the Bay of St. Andrews, the dolphin encounters, the exploration of Shell Island, a marine ecology wet lab (by request), shelling and exploring boat wrecks. Our 1-day Wild Dolphin Swim tour is offered March through October in Panama City Beach FL.

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