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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
+1 850-234-3435
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What a magical afternoon!

My husband, four little girls (10 to 2), and I just finished the Shell Island Eco-Tour and Dolphin... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peoria, Illinois
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Sunset Dolphin Encounters - Great Fun!

Recently traveled to Panama City Beach with my elderly parents. I took them on the Sunset Dolphin... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laurie W
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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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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5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7911
+1 850-234-3435

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband, four little girls (10 to 2), and I just finished the Shell Island Eco-Tour and Dolphin Encounter. It was a perfect memory afternoon.... we took a cruise out to Shell Island, and they gave us 1 hour and 20 minutes to go enjoy...More

Thank LaurelS232
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently traveled to Panama City Beach with my elderly parents. I took them on the Sunset Dolphin Encounter from Capt. Anderson's marina. They had a blast! The cruise only lasted 1 1/2 hours which was plenty of time for them to be on that type...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been out with Captain Anderson's many time in the past. It just seems like every year the service gets worse. I know catching fish is always a hit or miss thing. But on the last couple of trips the deck hands were rude, they...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother, sister and myself with on the 5 hour fishing trip with 71 other people. It was a beautiful day. The water was great. Everyone was catching fish. The first mate was Darryl and he was so great with the kids and the older...More

Thank JaniceFN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not catch a lot but our deckhand that was assigned to our area, Dakota, was great! He made our trip memorable and made sure our son didn't walk away empty handed. The dolphins followed our boat from stop to stop so we caught...More

Thank ashley t
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was our first trip to the area and the dolphin tour was the first thing we did. We did the 1pm tour and it was just great. They go over safely procedures before you leave and we went to shell island. On the way...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I actually went on 2 fishing tours this trip. The 8 hour night trip by myself and the fishing was great. The capt placed us on the fish all night. Mike was my deck hand for the night tour and he was great, very fast...More

Thank tazman569
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have been on several CA trips. Always very enjoyable. Wife and I caught several nice fish. This is a large group type charter. Be prepared to work a little and wear clothes you don't mind getting fish stuff all over. It's a great value....More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We took the afternoon Dolphin Safari trip on 8/8/17. The boat we were supposed to get on broke down but they had a back up boat that suited us well. The CPT on the boat "Marc" was very informative and has a good attitude for...More

Thank Dru G
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for quality shrimp to boil and found it here! (Sam's employee recommended) Not a huge variety, but they seem to have plenty of what's available. Cash only sales. (sign on desk) Highly recommend. Shrimp were delicious!

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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
28 March 2017|
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Response from Nancylee_92 | Property representative |
It depends on which boat you want to take to shell island. We have a shuttle that will take you out there and on that one you can stay either a couple hours or all day its up to you. The shuttle is 20$ for adults and 10$ for... More