Shell Island is one of the best known attractions in Panama City Beach. Containing a seven-mile long necklace of pristine white-sand beach, Shell Island is the perfect picture of a postcard beach in an area loaded with stunning beaches. What makes Shell Island stand out is its wild nature and timeless setting away from the high-rise condos – and away from the crowds. Adventures at Sea offers several ways to experience Shell Island and help you lose yourself in a postcard adventure you’ll never forget.
See Shell Island on one of our guided wave runner tours while also exploring Grand Lagoon, St. Andrew’s State Park and keeping an eye out for some of our area’s friendly wild dolphins. You’ll head out from our marina and rev up the excitement as you approach the pass, then head around the island to take in its scenic splendor. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop and pick up a few of the shells it’s famous for as souvenirs, too.
Be your own captain aboard one of our modern pontoon boats. Chart your course and head out for the day with a group of up to 12 people. You’ll want to load up the cooler and bring along the snorkeling gear to explore the many underwater sights along the way as well. Drop anchor in the bay or pull up to the island and find your own private section of uninhabited beach. Half-day and full-day rentals are available. We recommend the full-day as most people don’t want to leave once they get to Shell Island.
Don’t want to captain your own vessel? Choose one of our new boat cruises and leave all the navigating to us. Our comfortable boats can seat up to 6 people each, and you can reserve as many boats as needed for your group size. Our captains will fill you in on all the local information on your personalized tour as well as take you to some of their favorite secret spots on the island. On this Shell Island tour, all you need is a camera and a strong enough finger to snap plenty of photos.