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Water Planet

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5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Fantastic Afternoon on the water with Captain Dale

Great experience. Worth every penny. We Got to see many Dolphins up close. When we were in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly M
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Sarnia, Canada
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Incredible experience!!

Can't even count how many dolphins I got to swim with and how friendly and beautiful they were! Our... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
jjerkins46n2
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Destin, Florida
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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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  • Poor1%
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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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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1  Thank jjerkins46n2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pretty awesome to see the kids swimming with the dolphins. They swam right under them at one point and it was the excitement of the day! Shell island was so much better than I expected. We held starfish and other creatures. Absolutely gorgeous on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great time and a unique experience; we spent almost 3 hours out on the water and my husband and daughter jumped in to swim with the dolphins about 20 different times. The boat captain (and owner, I believe) was absolutely committed to...More

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

Thank you for a great review. It was a pleasure to have you on board and I am glad you, your husband and daughter enjoyed the experience. For those who have younger children, by request and based on availability, we have specially trained staff to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only do one thing while visiting this area this is the place! Dolphins everywhere and Captain Dennis made certain our experience wasn't finished until we were. 4 hours on a boat, dolphins and a highly experienced crew- I felt very comfortable taking my...More

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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments. They gives me the sense that the endless enthusiasm I have for my unique job is shared and above all appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Captain Eddie and the rest of the Water Planet crew. We had a wonderful time today. We had so many up and close encounters with dolphins in their natural habitat and learned so much about their behavior and how to act respectfully...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son has wanted to swim with the dolphins for years. I chose this open water version and we weren’t disappointed. This was an awesome experience. We saw lots of dolphins in their natural habitat. Lots of places advertise dolphin experiences but this one delivers....More

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3  Thank KHausherr
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys. We appreciate your review very much.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a great time on the boat with Captain Eddie. We had two kids with us and they had a great time. He really made them feel comfortable and was even great with my 9 yr old who was shy to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far the best use of money we spent on our whole vacation. Getting in the water with the dolphins was awe inspiring. Our Captain was awesome and we will be making this a tradition!

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2  Thank jennifercomeaux15
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waterplanet, Owner at Water Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jennifer. I am flattered that the experience went beyond your expectations. We are looking forwards to having you back.

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5150Paula
17 April 2018|
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Response from dwalshatl2011 | Reviewed this property |
They have a longer ladder than a typical boat ladder so it is easier to climb up, but it is still a ladder.
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tcollard
24 March 2018|
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Response from waterplanet | Property representative |
Yes the dolphins are in open water, on the shallow sandbars of Shell Island. Any animal can be dangerous if by ignorance, people put themselves in situations where they can become a victim. We have been with the wild... More
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