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Eco Tours in Panama City Beach, FL

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Captain Lorraine

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting us online. My name is Lorraine, and I am the owner of Coastal Wildlife Adventures, previously known as Dolphin and Snorkel Tours Inc. Here is a little bit about us.

We are a small family-owned business. Myself and the crew have a genuine passion for the water and all the beautiful creatures that live in and around it. If you were to ask locals that work around the tour boat industry about us, most would probably tell you that we are the tour that likes to have the most fun. We are usually always laughing and having a great time at work. It is very important to me to have a crew that is very positive. We are all friends and we make a great team. Usually, we will all stay in touch throughout tours via VHF radios and let each other know where wildlife and good conditions are for snorkeling are.

Our mission is to work with a purpose: By providing Panama City Beach dolphin tours as educational experiences, which allows a greater understanding and appreciation of wildlife. We are an eco-friendly tour and take steps to make sure we do not disturb or harm any wildlife.

We handle invertebrates briefly to show you, but they always go back right where they came from. We do not keep any live sea creatures on board. We do not permit the taking of any live sea creatures as souvenirs. You are welcome to take any uninhabited shells.

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Captain Keaton (Turtle)

“Go do this tour. It was well worth our time & money for the priceless memories we walked away with. Captain Turtle was excellent, keeping our family safe while giving us the experience of a lifetime! It was like ordering from a menu with him from shell hunting, to swimming with dolphins & even spotting a sea turtle Captain Turtle went above & beyond to make sure we experienced all that we wanted to even bringing us to a “secret shell” spot to find the best shells. Obviously he can not control the sea life & your experience with them but if there is an opportunity he will have you in the best place to experience it. We won’t miss the dollars spent for the memories we walked away with.” – Shannon Buie

“We were extremely satisfied with our snorkeling and dolphin experience. Captain Turtle was wonderful. He took the time to show us great places to collect shells and allowed us to see dolphins up close. I mentioned that I never saw a sea turtle in the wild and he actually made that happen. I know he can’t control the wildlife but he knew the best place to find on and we did. We had a great time and would definitely recommend them. Thank you for the memories.” – Mr. Snorkel, TripAdvisor

“We had a great tour with Captain turtle. I would recommend this company, great tour with a knowledgeable captain. Very personable and likable!” – Stephanie B, TripAdvisor

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Captain Ryan

“Wonderful experience, each time we go (used them before) it’s been awesome memories made!!! Ryan was great and respectful of our ocean.”

-Natalie Moore

“This is my second tour this month. I was here with a friend 3 weeks ago and Ryan took us out. He was very courteous as she is 7 months pregnant. Took it easy on the water with amazing dolphin sightings. This time we had Keegan and she was so cool! The water was too rough for my two young kids in the gulf so after seeing dolphins she took us to shell island and let us walk over to see the gulf and collect shells. Such a fun time both trips. Small boats so you’re not crowded with other people and that is a huge plus!”

– Kristin Reed

“Ryan took us out on an awesome time! We saw dolphins, sea turtles, osprey, and much more! Will definitely be using Coastal Wildlife Adventures again!”

– Lukas Deimund

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Captain Keagan

“Highly recommend was a great down to earth tour. Captain Keegan was amazing and my mother-in-law and wife loved to to see a female captain that was absolutely amazing at her job for just becoming a captain you would never know. She came out into the water to help us get shells and She even helped with my little one. The location was very easy to find. The boat had its own cooler with water even though we brought our own cooler it was still awesome knowing that they had everything that we could possibly need to have a good time out on the water along with having a dry storage for all of our items we didn’t want wet. Would highly recommend to anyone and their family for an amazing tour.” – Jacob Roberts

“Dolphin and snorkel tours was a great experience for my girlfriend and I. Our Captain, Keagan was great. She turned the boat around when my hat flew off. We got to see dolphins, snorkel, and she pointed out a beautiful spot on the Gulf side for us to explore and swim. We couldn’t go to shell island because of the choppy waters that day but we felt we didn’t need to when she found the perfect spot inside the bay. 10/10 would do it again.” – Jacob H, Tripadvisor

“Definitely a must go if you are looking for a great time and awesome adventures. We had a blast with Captain Keagan, she was fun and made sure everyone had a great time! Our kids had the time of their lives and we will definitely be back in the future. We highly recommend Captain Keagan! Thank you so much for making our last day in Florida amazing!” – Erin Budias

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Captain Brayden

“We are locals but always love to bring our guests on snorkel tours so they can experience our little piece of paradise. We have to say that this tour was by far the best we’ve done. Braydon, our captain, was very knowledgeable and allowed us to customize where we went. Doing the private charter is the way to go and this tour did not disappoint.” -Christina Moore

“Should be 10 stars!! This was the absolutely best dolphin and snorkel tour within 100 miles. We drove 50 miles from Destin and it was 110% worth it! Captain Brayden is extremely knowledgeable and super fun! My family and I had the best experience and our expectations were far exceeded no kidding! We will be back!!!! Thank you Brayden you are the best!” – Kimberly Throwbridge

“We booked a 2 hour private tour for 3 adults and 3 little kids. The kids were super excited to see the dolphins as they followed us and jumped through the wake of our boat. Brayden was our captain and was knowledgeable and dropped us off at a secluded spot by shell island where we swam to shore and explored for shells. It was a perfect day and I would highly recommend the small private tour with this company.” – Tom V, TripAdvisor