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Address: 5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
Phone Number:
+1 850-234-3435
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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There are so many fun things to do here at Capt. Anderson's Marina that we...

There are so many fun things to do here at Capt. Anderson's Marina that we don't know where to begin! With almost 60 years as North Florida's premier water excursion facility in Panama City Beach, we are the marina "where the fish are always biting and the kids are always smiling"! Capt. Anderson's Marina, located on the Historic Grand Lagoon within minutes of scenic St. Andrews Bay and the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, is open year' round and a must-do on your vacation list - we can help you put the fun stuff in your trip~!

FISHING: We offer 5 HR, 6 HR, 8 HR, 10 HR, 12 HR, half-day and all-day Deep Sea Fishing trips on 5 large head boats (party boats) as well as private sport fishing on over 25 smaller charter boats. Come spend the day on the newest boat in the fleet, the Capt. Anderson 10 HR Deep-Sea Fishing boat and experience salt water fishing at its best! We also have a conveniently located Fish Market here at the dock to clean and pack your fish for travel. Just imagine how you will be eating fresh fish for dinner that night!

DOLPHINS: The Capt. Anderson III is our double decker boat taking visitors on narrated Dolphin Sightseeing Cruises loaded with fun and adventure! Join us during the day for the 3-1/2 HR cruise which includes a visit to pristine Shell Island, an Eco-Tour (watch a trawl net pulled up to check out the cool sea life of St. Andrews Bay!) and of course go see the Dolphins frolic and play! Or, choose serenity and sunsets with the 1-1/2 HR evening cruise that is the perfect way to get out on the water, listen to music and relax while viewing the Dolphins and the beautiful sunsets that Panama City Beach is famous for!

SHELL ISLAND: Our large, comfortable PCB Shell Island Express Ferry will take your family from the Grand Lagoon through St. Andrew's Bay over to the dock at legendary Spanish Shanty Cove on Shell Island where you can spend just a couple hours or the whole day!

We have the easiest way to get to Shell Island with a large dockside parking lot (FREE parking!) where you can off-load all your beach equipment right at the shuttle departure area. Upon arriving at Shell Island, it is only a very short boardwalk to get to the pristine clean white sands! Go exploring, swimming, shelling, or just relaxing on a stretch of the sugar sands that is like your own private beach with no condos behind you!

The shuttle also offers Paddle Board rentals so you can check out the oyster beds, sea grass, and diverse ecosystem of Spanish Shanty and St. Andrews Bay!

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Cruise to shell island

We took the 3 hour tour to shell island and to see dolphins. This was a great bargain, the crew of the Capt Anderson III were very nice and informative. We first went to shell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Moberly, Missouri
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Moberly, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 3 hour tour to shell island and to see dolphins. This was a great bargain, the crew of the Capt Anderson III were very nice and informative. We first went to shell island and on the way the Capt pointed out the points of interest. The Island has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review! I will be sure to pass along the good feedback to the crew. So glad you enjoyed the cruise, hope you book with us again in the near future! More 

Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I took the 3 hour Shell Island tour today on 3/4/17. Great price and Crew was nice. Seen one dolphin on the way to Shell Island. When we arrived, we remained on the boat to relax while most passengers went onto the Island for the hour + down time. We can't speak about the Island, but others said... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review! I will be sure to pass along the good feedback to the captain. Glad you enjoyed your cruise, hope you book with us again soon! More 

Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have chartered this boat several times. ALWAYS limited out and caught fish. I have fished with captain Ivy and captain Ashton both know what they are doing. I highly recommend charting this boat. When you can take your wife and kids deep sea fishing and limit out you have done something EVERYBODY caught fish. We always have a saying... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were lucky enough to get to go on Captain Anderson's Valentine's dolphin cruise. Feeding the sea gull's Cheetos had them flying all around the boat, great pic opportunity. The Captain scouted out a dolphin pod for us which had me going from one side of the boat to the other to take photos but it was soooo worth it.... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a good review! We are so glad you enjoyed the cruise and hope you go with us again soon! More 

London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the 1.5 hour afternoon Valentine cruise. The day was beautiful and warm and the ocean calm. We cruised the bay and saw Shell Island, St Andrew's Park and 3 dolphins playing. The picture of the 4 of us on the boat turned out well ( thanks to your photographer), and the heart shaped box of chocolates appreciated- what... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are so glad that you guys enjoyed yourselves on Valentines day, and we hope to have you all back with us again soon! More 

Springfield, Illinois, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The cruise had no narration except for a brief pre recorded session on dolphins. We did see a few dolphins and returned safe. But I learned nothing about the scenery and sights we saw. Disappointing.

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

So sorry for your disappointment. We have been having some trouble with our PA system, and the Captain did mention that it was hard for him to narrate over the engine running because no one could hear him. We are working on getting that fixed and hope you will give us another shot when we do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on our first time out. We went on Black Friday, while the crowds were shopping. Deck hand Steve is helpful, and hilarious. Tons of stories. The other deck hands were helpful as well, but Stove was ours. We'll definitely go back. Only negative I had was the diesel fumes from the back of the boat. Next... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review! We're so glad you guys enjoyed your trip with us! Steve is a great deckhand to have and I will be sure to pass your kind review on to him. One of the cons of fishing from the back is definitely the diesel fumes so next time just... More 

Sullivan, Illinois
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went on Anderson's Evening Dolphin Cruise and had a most wonderful time. The crew provided us with great information and most important, a very safe environment to enjoy the cruise in. The well seasoned mates gave us the locations of all the necessary safety gear before leaving the dock making all the passengers feel comfortable and safe. The evening... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are so happy you guys enjoyed your cruise with us and that the crew was so helpful. This is the feedback we strive for! We look forward to having you back with us in the near future! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Thank you so much for the free boat trip for veterans! The program before hand brought everyone to tears and was very meaningful. My mother was very pleased that as a spouse she was asked to stand as well. Everything was nice with the music and interesting for all branches. My parents have never taken a boat ride like that... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

You're welcome! Its just a little something we do to try and give back for all they have done for us. We are so glad you guys enjoyed the program and the cruise. Thank you so much for the great review and so much for your service. More 

Oklahoma City
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Loved, loved, loved it! We have taken many sunset cruises in all parts of the country, but this was one of the best! Everything cooperated - great weather, great sunset, hungry seagulls, surfacing dolphins! The crew passed out Cheetos to everyone as we left the dock and we all enjoyed feeding the seagulls that were eagerly following us! Some would... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

So glad you guys enjoyed it! Thank you for the great review! Reviews like this are what we strive for! Hope you book with us again soon!! More 

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