Why Dolphin Tours are the Best Part of a Panama City Beach Vacation

There’s no doubt people love vacationing in Panama City Beach. With some of the world’s most sugar-white sandy beaches; the emerald-green Gulf of Mexico, perfect for all kinds of watersports; a huge variety of restaurants offering mouthwatering selections; and your choice of accommodation arrangements from camping to 5-star hotels-what’s not to love? Now, we here at DOLPHIN EXPRESS may be just a little bit bias… but we’re pretty sure the BEST part of any Panama City vacation would be a dolphin tour with us!


Whether you’re looking for something to enjoy on your own, a romantic sunset cruise with your sweetheart or a memorable adventure for the whole gang, we’ve got you covered. Our open-air boat has plenty of seating for your comfort or you can stand at the rail and enjoy the sea air and salt spray as we cruise out to through the pass. With plenty of room to move around, your kids won’t get antsy just sitting and you’ll get a chance to see all angles of the action. But there’s also the ability to just sit back and relax snuggled next to the one you love.


We know you’d like to stretch your vacation dollars and would hate for you to miss meeting our native population of bottlenose dolphins. We work hard to keep our prices affordable and competitive.


Shhhh, don’t tell the kids! Our Captain has years of experience boating St. Andrews Bay. He enjoys sharing facts about Panama City Beach landmarks as you make your way out through the pass. He’s also well-versed on the local wildlife, identifying the coastal birds overhead as well as the marine life swimming by the boat. And when you reach the shores of Shell Island and stop to enjoy the local pod of dolphin, he’ll share some interesting facts about bottlenose dolphin that you may not know. You’ll get to laugh at the bottlenose dolphin’s crazy antics, admire their sleek beauty, even as you learn about local conservation and habitat improvement efforts.


Was there really any question about this? We know the highlight of our trip is actually seeing the bottlenose dolphin in their natural habitat, but there’s so much more to our tour. We offer water cannon fights for anyone who wants to cool off in the Florida sunshine. No problem if you don’t want to get wet, just sit back and laugh at others battling it out with our water cannons or join in on our hula-hoop contest. Our crew is all about helping you make vacation memories. On the way back to the dock, we’ll keep up the high energy excitement with a little line dancing. So whether you want to participate or sit back and watch, we have no doubt you’ll have plenty of fun on our dolphin cruise.

When you’re planning your Panama City Beach vacation, make sure to put DOLPHIN EXPRESS on your adventure list. You can give us a call, book online using our convenient calendar feature or stop by Lighthouse Marina. We have no doubt our dolphin tour will be one of the highlights of your visit!