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St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company Shell Island, Dolphin & Restaurant Hopping Cruises

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Address: 3824 Hatteras Lane, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company is the only year-round and pet-friendly tour...

St. Andrew Bay Ferry Company is the only year-round and pet-friendly tour operator in Panama City. We are the only tour operator that takes guests to the center of Shell Island, where the locals go. There are no state park restrictions, so grab your dog, fill your cooler with your favorite adult beverages and join us for the best experience on Panama City Beach. We are also Panama City Beach's first and only Restaurant and Bar Hopping Cruise. Become a "Looper" on one of our Historic Grand Lagoon Loop Cruises.

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very nice ride

I rode the ferry during the farmer's market. It was a nice ride and very inexpensive. If you take their sunset cruise you get to go around the bay and see a whole lot more.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2012
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sassylady22001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

I rode the ferry during the farmer's market. It was a nice ride and very inexpensive. If you take their sunset cruise you get to go around the bay and see a whole lot more.

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Wellsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Captain Hal and his wife Milagros were great. We went on the Shell Island Lunch & Dolphin Tour from Bay Point Marina. Also we learned about the island. When we arrived we walked on the beach and then had lunch with Ernie " Just the Cook" from his floating kitchen and the food was very good. I didn't find many... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We have a great time during our sunset tour with St. Andrew Bay Ferry. The Captain was very accommodating and led us through sections where the dolphins would come up. The Captain was extremely friendly and funny!

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Thank JimChicagoTraveller
Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012 via mobile

It was a pleasurable experience all around. The captain had interesting information about the area, we saw a few dolphins, shell island was beautiful (not alot of shells), the boat was very clean. Very nice, i would totally recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Captain Hal was great! We greatly enjoyed our dolphin sunset cruise. He was informative and a hospitable captain. He was flexible so that we would see plenty of dolphins before the sunset. This is a reasonable cruise. Definitely much more affordable than the other cruises. It was not overly packed so we were able to move around to take pictures.... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Spent a superb evening on board dolphin and sunset watching. Great value for money - would recommend to everyone.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Took my parents while they were visiting us, our guide was great, very informative and funny, we saw many dolphins.

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Fort Drum, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is a MUST if you are visiting Panama City! We did the 1.5 hour historic sunset cruise. We brought a bottle of wine and many people had packed dinner to eat on the boat. The tour of the bay was fantastic and we saw tons of dolphins! Even though the tour is advertised as 1.5 hours the crew kindly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We had a group of 8 from age 5 to 58 (2 of our group were repeat visitors and recommended it to the rest of us). Everyone in our group had a fantastic time with the Captain and First Mate. They went out of their way to entertain our 5 year old to make sure he had a good time... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Hal is the best boat captain. He is informative and fun. You must take a ride on the St Andrews Bay Ferry. He has historic, Shell Island and dolphin cruise tours. Also, every Saturday he shuttles people from the two area of the St Andrews Market 8:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

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