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Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours

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5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
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Served It's Purpose

It wasn't anything amazing or fantastic, but we enjoyed a sunset cruise to check out the dolphins... read more

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Going Fishing

I have taken several boat trips with Captain Anderson and I have never Gad a bad experience. Great... read more

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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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“eco tour” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
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Reviewed yesterday

It wasn't anything amazing or fantastic, but we enjoyed a sunset cruise to check out the dolphins in the bay and other wildlife. Our 2 year enjoyed every minute and it was an enjoyable evening, especially for the money.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have taken several boat trips with Captain Anderson and I have never Gad a bad experience. Great catch locations!!!

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family booked the shell island cruise. We thought we were being put on the boat that had food to purchase as it was going to be a long day. The boat was to also stay docked with restrooms. It clearly stated no coolers, so...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We took the Express Ferry out of Capt. Anderson's Marina to Shell Island. Multiple departure times were available, as were return trips. We went out on the first morning trip and stayed until the final return trip at 5 p.m. The skipper, Zack, and the...More

1  Thank cadogan13
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NancyLee_13192, Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate that you enjoyed our beautiful lagoon and hope that you come back to see us soon. I will let Zack and Tom know how much fun you had taking in mother nature.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We took the Capt Anderson II for a 6 hr fishing trip yesterday. Thank you Kelly for hooking us up with great seats. The Captain kept moving and putting us on fish. It was awesome! But mostly I’d like to thank our boat boy Daryl....More

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NancyLee_13192, Manager at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback I will let Daryl know that he did a great job. We love to hear that you had so much fun and caught lots of fish. I hope you come back to see us again.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It was my first time deep sea fishing and I had the best time. The charter supplies the fishing pole and the bate. The deck hands were amazing. "Troy" was our deck hand who was right there for me every step of the way. Troy...More

Thank sherri l
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NancyLee_13192, marketing at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

We love to hear that you enjoyed your first deep sea fishing trip. It is alot of fun and I will let Troy know what you said. We appreciate the feedback and cant wait for your return!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This was my first deep sea fishing trip. I had a great time! Everyone was helpful. I was on the 5 hour which was about 3 hours of fishing. You can purchase food and drinks while on the boat. When you get back to the...More

Thank MGriffin_001
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NancyLee_13192, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Awesome, thank you for the feedback. We love to hear that you enjoyed your trip and hope you caught lots of fish!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I recently went on the Island Express and I had Capt Zach And first mate Tom! What a great crew, I really had a blast at shell island but the crew made my trip! Please never separate these two. I will be back! But only...More

Thank JB M
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NancyLee_13192, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

That is great news! Capt. Zach and Tome do make a great team and I will be sure to let them know. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, thanks for the feedback

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

My wife & I have lived in Florida most of our lives and had never been deep sea fishing. We booked a 6 hour trip on Capt. Anderson's Party Boat. Capacity was 64, but only about 28 people went the day we did. We had...More

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NancyLee_13192, marketing director at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We are so pleased to hear that you choose Capt Andersons for your first time fishing that is great news. It sounds like you guys are pretty good at it too. We cant wait to have you back!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The tour was cheaper than others. the boat was made for many people and had air or option to ride outside. It was nice for the price. you couldn't hear the captain I thought it would be a nice tour but we should have just...More

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NancyLee_13192, marketing at Capt. Anderson's Marina - Fishing & Cruising Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We are so sorry to hear that your eco safari tour to shell island was not what you expected. The glass bottom boat is large and holds many people so i can understand how it would be difficult to hear the Captain. We do hope...More

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Namjin K
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Response from Chelsea R | Property representative |
Hi there, we are excited that you will be fishing the 8hr night trip. You will have lots of fun. As for the cooler, each person is assigned a seat number and your seat number matches your stringer number. Each fish you catch... More
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Michelle R
16 June 2017|
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Response from TimTerryPanhandle | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we did the Dolphin Cruise
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