Where To Snorkel Near Panama City Beach?
We will depart into Historic Grand Lagoon for a 25-minute relaxing cruise out to our snorkel area, Shell Island! Along the way, be on the lookout for dolphins and other sea animals in their natural habitat. When we arrive, we will anchor in approximately 4 feet of water where you can snorkel for seashells and catch a glimpse of the underwater world, learn about local sea-life, or just relax and float while you take in the sun. You can also wade through the shallow water onto Shell Island to hunt for shells. After we have spent some time at Shell Island, we will end the trip with a ride out to the Gulf of Mexico to search for dolphins and sight-see along the way.
**Due to Hurricane Michael, The Footloose will depart from Pirates Cove Marina 3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, 32408 for a couple of months. Please call us to confirm departure location prior to sail.** Please 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 to another guest on our waiting list, and will not qualify for a refund. We cannot delay our departure time for guests that are running late.
Panama City Beach Snorkeling Activity Highlights
→ Cruise the beautiful green waters of Panama City Beach.
→ Dolphin sightseeing in their natural habitat.
→ Friendly & professional captain and crew.
→ Visit Shell Island and enjoy the day!
→ Spend the trip snorkeling and looking for sea life.
→ Unlimited Banana Boat Rides during Summer months!
→ Great for the entire family!
Cruises depart daily based on participation. In the Fall and Winter, Sundays and Mondays are typically closed due to low demand, but the booking calendar will reflect all closed out days. Departure times change with the seasons so be sure to check the calendar for any time changes.
Duration: 3 Hours.
Free public parking is available at Pirates Cove Marina
- All snorkel gear
- 3-hour tour
- 1 Complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage
- Gratuities for the crew (18-20% )
- Additional Bar Drinks Beer Wine and Punch
- The boat requires a minimum of 10 paying passengers to depart.
- Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
- You are allowed to bring food on the trip however, no outside beverages, please.
- Customers are asked to bring a camera, suntan lotion, and sunglasses. No oil or spray lotion is allowed. No high heels allowed.
- Guests are asked to drink responsibly. The bartender or crew may cut off any guests if they appear to be intoxicated.
- Restrooms are available onboard.
- The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers.
- If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund based on availability and captain’s discretion.
How Much Do Snorkeling Trips Cost?
Spring and Fall Pricing
- Adults – $45
- Children 12 and under – $25
- Infants 2 and under – $15
- Adults – $50
- Children 12 and under – $30
- Infants 2 and under – $15
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customers may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it’s outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.
For parties of 10 or more, cancellations need to be made at least 72 hours prior to departure to receive a full refund.