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Visit Shell Island

Visit Shell Island

visit shell island

SHELL ISLAND SHUTTLE

Visit Shell Island with the Shell Island Shuttle.  Stay all day or just one hour.  We are the quickest way to get to Shell Island.  The Shell Island Shuttle is located inside of beautiful St Andrews State Park.   The shuttle runs from 9 to 5 every 30 minutes  7 days a week.  Let one of our experience shuttle boat captains do all the work and you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.  On the way be on the lookout for dolphin in the pass.   You may bring coolers, chairs, umbrellas etc.  as always less is more.   We also offer snorkeling packages and kayak packages.   Shell Island is a natural barrier island no buildings.     After enjoying your visit on Shell Island we ask that you take a second and look around make sure you bring back everything you came with.  This way we make sure the island is enjoyable for the next guests.  Who knows it might just be you.    While Shell Island is fun to visit we have to remember it is not our home but home to its natural wildlife we are just visitors.   We only have one Shell Island in Panama City Beach, Florida so lets all take care of it.   We hope you enjoy your visit on Shell Island.   Thank you for Supporting Florida State Parks

34 Responses so far.

  1. Kim gore says:

    How much for two people to go to shell island?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Kim,
      Shell Island Shuttle prices are $16.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids 12 and under.
      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Crew

      • Teri says:

        Is that round-trip? And can you stay a while at the beach and just swim? Or is it an excursion type trip?

        • Randy says:

          Hi Teri,
          Yes that includes your round trip tickets to Shell Island. You can also spend the day on the island. The last boat returns from Shell Island at 5 weather permitting.
          Thanks,
          Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

    • Pat says:

      Do you have a shuttle in November and also can you collect shells to keep.

      • Randy says:

        Hi Pat,
        Thank you for inquiring. Our Shell Island Shuttle stops running at the end of October.
        Thanks,
        Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  2. Heather says:

    What all does the price cover is that getting a tour and swim with dolphins and snorkeling? I am a family of 6 and we would love to take a ride and do a dolphin tour but wanted to know what all this includes? Please email me any information you have about this would be great. We are coming down in July

    • Randy says:

      Hi Heather,
      Our dolphin tours include a 2 hour boat ride around shell island looking for dolphins, swimming, and snorkeling. Our Captain knows where to find the dolphins and is very knowledgable of the waters around the shell island. It really is a fun time. For reservations on our dolphin tour please call 850-630-1278.

  3. Jon detrujillo says:

    How much to rent a pontoon boat?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Jon,
      Pontoon boat pricing varies depending on the season. The best way is to call 850-630-1278 between 8 and 5.
      Thanks,
      Your Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rental Crew

  4. Missy Loveless says:

    i would like to know some information on the dolphin tours. my grandson and i along with other family members will be coming the first week of august. me and my grandson love all marine life and we thought this tour would be great to do any information would be appreciated.

    • Randy says:

      Hi Missy,
      Our dolphin tour is a two hour trip around shell island. We look for dolphins and do some snorkeling. We only take six at a time or atleast a minimum of 3. For reservations call 850-630-1278. The price is $49.00 per person. I think you would really enjoy the tour. We would love to have you.
      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Dolphin Tour Team

  5. Barbara Trenkle says:

    how far is the shuttle from Sandestin? Also, I have been looking for a place that has sand dollars shells. Do they have those on that island?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Barbara,
      Sandestin is about an hour away depending on traffic. Yes you can find sand dollars in the water off the isalnd. We also have a dolphin tour boat that can take you right to the sand dollars in the bay. The dolphin tour boat does require reservations. You can reserve it by calling 850-630-1278.
      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team and
      Shell Island Dolphin Tour

  6. Theresa says:

    Can you take your own cooler?

  7. Theresa says:

    Are there shuttles in late April?

  8. Mike says:

    What date will you open in March of 2016?

  9. patty says:

    Is the shuttle to shell island still $16.95 or has it gone up? Planning a trip the first week end in May.

    • Randy says:

      HI Patty,
      The prices for round trip tickets to Shell Island are $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 12 and under.
      Best Regards,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  10. Kirsten says:

    Are there any facilities on the island? Do you charge for children 2 and under?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Kristen,
      Thanks for inquiring. Their are no facilities on Shell Island. 12 months and under are free.

      Best Regards,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  11. Carol Givens says:

    I’ve been on 2 trips to Shell Island. One time it was Captain Andersons and what I’m trying to find out, is what the other one was. The 1st one (I loved) because it had boulders and wild life while the Captain Anderson trip, it was just a beach and smooth beach, no rocks or anything. Is your excursion the one that takes you by the big rocks or barrier rocks? I want my grand daughter to see how beautiful it is. Thank you for your trouble

    • Randy says:

      Hi Carol,
      Thanks for inquiring. Yes the Shell Island Shuttle located inside of St Andrews State Park is the one that drops you off by the rocks on Shell Island.

      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  12. Allana says:

    How long is the actual ride from the shore to shell island?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Allana,
      The boat ride over to Shell Island is only about 10 minutes.
      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  13. Lauren says:

    Hello,

    When does shell Island reopen for the 2017 season?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Lauren,
      Thanks for inquiring. We will be opening on March 14. Running from 10 to 4 every hour.
      Thanks
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  14. Sherry says:

    What are the prices to get to shell island in 2017?

    • Randy says:

      HI Sherry,
      Thanks for inquiring. Our prices are $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 12 and under.
      Thank You,
      Your Shell Island Shuttle Team

  15. Jessie says:

    Are we able to bring things such as snorkel gear and paddle boards on the shuttle or are those able to be rented on the island?

    • Randy says:

      Hi Jessie,
      Thanks for inquiring. You may bring snorkel gear. Paddle boards we do not allow on the shuttle.
      Thanks your Shell Island Shuttle Team

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