Snorkel Trips

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 the Gulf of Mexico or along Shell Island 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.

**WE HAVE MOVED! BOTH CATAMARANS ARE NOW LOCATED AT BLUEGREEN’S BAYSIDE RESORT & SPA, 4114 JAN COOLEY DR., PCB, FL 32408. PARK AT THE RESORT & WALK AROUND THE RIGHT SIDE TO OUR KIOSK FOR CHECK-INS**  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 guide and crew.

→ Visit Shell Island and enjoy the day!

→ Spend the trip snorkeling and looking for sea life.

→ Great for the entire family!

Departure Details

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 Bluegreen’s Bayside Resort & Spa


  • All snorkel gear
  • 3-hour tour
  • 1 Complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage


  • Gratuities for the crew (18-20% )
  • Transportation
  • 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.

Additional Information

  • 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 guides discretion.

How Much Do Snorkeling Trips Cost?

Spring and Fall Pricing

  • Adults – $50
  • Children 12 and under – $30
  • Infants 2 and under – $15

Summer Pricing

  • Adults – $50
  • Children 12 and under – $30
  • Infants 2 and under – $15

Cancellation Policy

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.



The “Privateer”, is a 52 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 78 passengers. Built in 2012, the “Privateer” Catamaran is one of the newest Catamarans in the United States and offers a large and spacious deck with plenty of covered seating for the hot summer days and outside seating for those that want to catch the perfect Panama City Beach Sunset!


The “Footloose” Catamaran, is a 40 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 38 passengers. The Footloose Catamaran has seating for over 50 guests throughout the boat. In the front of the boat, you will find a large sunning net and deck seating. One clean restroom on board, along with two steps off the back of the boat for our snorkel trips.

Center Console

Paradise Adventures has been providing fun, safe and memorable experiences daily in Panama City Beach for almost a decade! If you are looking for a more private tour, we offer this option on one of our center console boats!