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Shell Island

Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very tranquil place to visit (at least it was the week after labor day). We were there as two couples and we were the only ones on the beach. I was a little disappointed that we didn't find any shells on Shell...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't waste your time, energy or money going here. The shells are the same on PCB. No dolphins, no snorkeling. And like other people said.... if you are handicapped don't go here.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the shuttle over, bring chairs and an umbrella and a nice big cooler for drinks. If you're wanting good shells, walk about two miles from where the shuttle drops you off. There's no shade on the island, no facilities of any kind. We made...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat charter over was nice. The walk was awful it's about a half of a mile walk from where you are dropped off to walk to reach the beach you have to walk thru the deep sand I do not recommend this if u...More

Thank Pollyeann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Shell Island Shuttle pass is quite pricey. Once you get off the boat, it is a long walk to the beach to start your hunt for shells. Most shells found there still have live creatures living in them and the other shells I found...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat ride that allowed us to view the dolphins and go snorkeling for shells at the island. It was an awesome experience! The water is much clearer there then at the hotel beaches. You can also see where the turtle nests are...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to shell island forever. It never disappoints. The water was so clear like being on a tropical island. We went two times this trip.

Thank Jctraughber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry boat ride was fun Dolphins danced around us on the way to the island. There are no convinced on the island. You must carry it either you and the most important thing to remember is "leave no trace" moto. Take the time and...More

Thank BLT0803
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very family friendly and fun. Water was beautiful and clear and saw a few Dolphins on the way out as well.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Ashley Gorman boat ride and it was wonderful...Lasted about 3 hours, got to see lots from the boat plus a stop at Shell Island.

Thank Joni218
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Yellat72 | Reviewed this property |
We swim there as well. Beautiful area! You can take your pets there too. It is not really a party area like you see at Lake of the Ozarks in Party Cove. Mostly family oriented area with people with kids having a nice... More
Victoria C
7 July 2017|
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Response from Mamapapa6kids | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you can, it's part of the state park and you can't take them on the state park beach
Victoria C
7 July 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
you either have to have your own boat or rent a pontoon boat