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Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours

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Address: 5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
Phone Number:
+1 850-234-3435
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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There are so many fun things to do here at Capt. Anderson's Marina that we...

There are so many fun things to do here at Capt. Anderson's Marina that we don't know where to begin! With almost 60 years as North Florida's premier water excursion facility in Panama City Beach, we are the marina "where the fish are always biting and the kids are always smiling"! Capt. Anderson's Marina, located on the Historic Grand Lagoon within minutes of scenic St. Andrews Bay and the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, is open year' round and a must-do on your vacation list - we can help you put the fun stuff in your trip~!

FISHING: We offer 5 HR, 6 HR, 8 HR, 10 HR, 12 HR, half-day and all-day Deep Sea Fishing trips on 5 large head boats (party boats) as well as private sport fishing on over 25 smaller charter boats. Come spend the day on the newest boat in the fleet, the Capt. Anderson 10 HR Deep-Sea Fishing boat and experience salt water fishing at its best! We also have a conveniently located Fish Market here at the dock to clean and pack your fish for travel. Just imagine how you will be eating fresh fish for dinner that night!

DOLPHINS: The Capt. Anderson III is our double decker boat taking visitors on narrated Dolphin Sightseeing Cruises loaded with fun and adventure! Join us during the day for the 3-1/2 HR cruise which includes a visit to pristine Shell Island, an Eco-Tour (watch a trawl net pulled up to check out the cool sea life of St. Andrews Bay!) and of course go see the Dolphins frolic and play! Or, choose serenity and sunsets with the 1-1/2 HR evening cruise that is the perfect way to get out on the water, listen to music and relax while viewing the Dolphins and the beautiful sunsets that Panama City Beach is famous for!

SHELL ISLAND: Our large, comfortable PCB Shell Island Express Ferry will take your family from the Grand Lagoon through St. Andrew's Bay over to the dock at legendary Spanish Shanty Cove on Shell Island where you can spend just a couple hours or the whole day!

We have the easiest way to get to Shell Island with a large dockside parking lot (FREE parking!) where you can off-load all your beach equipment right at the shuttle departure area. Upon arriving at Shell Island, it is only a very short boardwalk to get to the pristine clean white sands! Go exploring, swimming, shelling, or just relaxing on a stretch of the sugar sands that is like your own private beach with no condos behind you!

The shuttle also offers Paddle Board rentals so you can check out the oyster beds, sea grass, and diverse ecosystem of Spanish Shanty and St. Andrews Bay!

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Perfect except for the birds

We went on a sunset cruise and it was fantastic. We got to see dolphins playing in the channel and it was such a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. They... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a sunset cruise and it was fantastic. We got to see dolphins playing in the channel and it was such a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. They answered all of our random questions. The sun was just starting to set on the way back, I think the cruise would be better set to start... More 

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Sullivan, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the sunset dolphin cruise last night. The Captain greeted everyone and gave a very pleasant, educational tour of the lagoon telling the passengers about the wild life, local points of interest and the water itself. The crew walked around giving advice on how to photograph the wildlife and passing out goodies to feed the seagulls. The crew... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a good review! We're so glad y'all enjoyed the cruise. Our Captains and crew members are really what makes our tours successful so its always good to hear how good of a job they're doing. Hope to see you guys back out here soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this trip, best part of our family vacation to Florida. Sea Shell Island was beautiful and we saw a ton of dolphins. Highly recommended!

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review! So glad you guys had fun and enjoyed the cruise! Hope y'all book with us again in the future! More 

Chancellor, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was actually March 2014 last time I was here but can't go back that far. My young son and I had a great time but would have liked to have caught more fish. We have gone out 3 times on the Gemini Queen. Great little fishing excursion but just a little too crowded. Maybe next time I'll try a... More 

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Anderson III is a kid's adventure. Start with the crew passing out Cheetos to feed seagulls as you depart. The noise is so loud between the birds and the kids impossible to hear the captain's descriptions of the area. AND THEY STILL ALLOW SMOKING on the vessel, albeit top deck but that is open and best views. Seriously, ban... More 

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Dresden, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took the 3hr tour to shell island, and saw a bunch of dolphins.The crew is very knowledgable and they go out of their way to see you have a good time.we also went on shell island shuttle in the past and they were also fun ,knowledgable,and very accomodating.

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review! We are so glad that y'all had a good time, and that the crew made sure of it! Hope to have you guys back with us again in the near future! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a 5 hour fishing trip with some friends. Crew was good but fishing wasn't so hot. Most of the fish we caught we were not able to keep. 4 of us caught 8lbs of fish combined. Just a tip if you do book with them take hand wipes and a towel.

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Glad to hear the crew was good to you. Sorry about the fishing! We have good days and we have bad ones but all these new fishing regulations have made it were we usually cant keep a lot of what we catch, even on a good day. Which we... More 

Moberly, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We took the 3 hour tour to shell island and to see dolphins. This was a great bargain, the crew of the Capt Anderson III were very nice and informative. We first went to shell island and on the way the Capt pointed out the points of interest. The Island has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review! I will be sure to pass along the good feedback to the crew. So glad you enjoyed the cruise, hope you book with us again in the near future! More 

Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Wife and I took the 3 hour Shell Island tour today on 3/4/17. Great price and Crew was nice. Seen one dolphin on the way to Shell Island. When we arrived, we remained on the boat to relax while most passengers went onto the Island for the hour + down time. We can't speak about the Island, but others said... More 

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Nancylee_92, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review! I will be sure to pass along the good feedback to the captain. Glad you enjoyed your cruise, hope you book with us again soon! More 

Laurel, Mississippi
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have chartered this boat several times. ALWAYS limited out and caught fish. I have fished with captain Ivy and captain Ashton both know what they are doing. I highly recommend charting this boat. When you can take your wife and kids deep sea fishing and limit out you have done something EVERYBODY caught fish. We always have a saying... More 

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