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Water Planet

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5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Worth every penny!!

This is the second year in a row that my sister and I have done the dolphin excursion at Water... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
cassielukas
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Swimming with Dolphins

We were four , grandparents and two adult grandchildren, could not of been better, dolphins were... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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Water Planet offers a variety of fun and educational swim-with-the-dolphin tours for the whole family in Panama City Beach, Florida, including the opportunity to explore Shell Island, snorkel on ship wrecks and collect shells. We also offer dolphin therapy programs for children with special needs. Specialized help for small children by request during your tour.
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“captain eddie” (52 reviews)
“wild dolphins” (50 reviews)
“special needs” (24 reviews)
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5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second year in a row that my sister and I have done the dolphin excursion at Water Planet and let me say it is worth every penny! Captain Eddie is very knowledgable and respectful of the dolphin. Last year we got lucky...More

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1  Thank cassielukas
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! I hope we can keep living up to the glory. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were four , grandparents and two adult grandchildren, could not of been better, dolphins were numerous , staff was well informed and assisted and advised us in Professional manner, would recommend to anyone, worth every penny

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2  Thank eannb13
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waterplanet, Manager at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your review and we are glad that you were satisfied with your tour. Thank you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For our upcoming trip to the Florida Panhandle, I was looking for a swimming with dolphins tour. Many of those I researched seem to be oriented to parties, music, and drinking. In addition, a 2 hour tour which also included shell island beach exploration would...More

1  Thank wberndt89
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for giving us and Captain Eddie such a detailed review and a great one too.We appreciate your business and support.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect day! Excellent trip, all round - Could not fault the attention to detail and the overall experience. Captain Eddie was friendly and knowledgeable - boat was great and dolphin experiences were the best. Thank you - we will be back and recommend to...More

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1  Thank SandraS007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just left from our morning dolphin swim. WOW! Capt. Eddie was fabulous. We saw and swam with many bottle nose dolphin. Eddie was very informative about the dolphin and there behavior. We were fortunate enough to get to see babies that were being well...More

4  Thank Adrienne R
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Adrienne. It feels so good to know how appreciative you are of your captain and of your experience with us. Yes we try our best to respect the dolphins' space and to educate while facilitating a fun and exciting adventure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Destin to Panama City solely to take this trip. I was so excited about swimming with the dolphins and finding all sorts of sea creatures to pick up and view. The water was really rough going out through the pass in a...More

3  Thank Muffinfam
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that the experience did not fulfill your expectations and I wish you could have done that on a calmer day. Yes the water can be rough at times and intimidating for some. Please keep in mind that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eddie was a great, knowledgeable guide. We had a great time and can not say enough positive things about water planet. With small boat you are better able to get close to the dolphins. It was an all time great experience.

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. It feels so good to have your feedback.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Great experience. Worth every penny. We Got to see many Dolphins up close. When we were in the water they came within a few feet of us twice. Would definitely go again!

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Can't even count how many dolphins I got to swim with and how friendly and beautiful they were! Our captain Eddie was awesome and definitely has a connection with these amazing animals!!

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We loved our time swimming with the dolphins. Robin was an excellent boat captain! It was the highlight of our week in PCB. :)

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863juliusb
April 23, 2018|
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Response from waterplanet | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. We do have availability on May 27. Book in advance to secure your seats. You can cancel up to 24 hours prior in case you change your mind. Rates can be found on our website .
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Albert V
April 18, 2018|
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Response from waterplanet | Property representative |
Can children participate? We encourage parents to bring their children because respectfully experiencing wild dolphins in their own environment can influence your children’s future attitude and choices toward wildlife and... More
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5150Paula
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Holly M | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult as all. The ladder extends into the water. And the captain was great about bringing the boat close to you to climb up when waves made it difficult to swim to boat. Great afternoon out in the water. I highly... More
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