The best place to

Swim with Dolphins
in Panama City Beach, FL

Why choose Water Planet?

Our popular Dolphin Swim Tours, Sunset Cruises, and Dolphin Programs have been delighting visitors to Panama City Beach since 1995.

Our programs offer dolphin encounters, sightseeing boat rides across the Bay of St. Andrews,  exploration of Shell Island, exploring boat wrecks, shelling, and (by request) bird watching.

  • Real-life wild dolphin encounters at Shell Island.
  • Great for all ages and interests.
  • Professional & experienced crew.
  • Learn about bottlenose dolphins.
  • The most experienced dolphin swim tours in Panama City!
Bravo! Water Planet rated excellent by 658 travelers

Customer Stories

We did a 4 hour dolphin cruise, and we absolutely loved it! Joey (our guide) was great, put us right on dolphins, and kept us on dolphins! Swimming with them was probably the highlight of our trip! Would highly recommend Water Planet for the dolphin cruise! Literally cannot say enough good about them and Joey! 10/10!!
Derek B.
We had an outstanding experience with Water Planet! Our kids are 9, 7, 5 years old and we did the 4-hour trip to include the dolphin experience and the trip to shell island. We all had a blast! We swam with dolphins and found all kinds of sea creatures to include sea urchins, starfish, sand dollars, crabs, and a flounder fish!
Jessica S.

Read more customer experiences on our Testimonials & Reviews page.

Our Dolphin Programs

All of our dolphin tours and dolphin viewing combine the natural beauty of a dolphin encounter with education for an experience rated by some as the most moving encounter of their life. They are geared towards a low impact eco-tourism management as an educational medium to marine wildlife conservation and protection.

woman and dolphin

Dolphin Swim Tour

Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in Panama City Beach (near Destin and 30A). This four-hour dolphin swim tour is available March 1st through December 15 depending on weather conditions and availability.

Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Tour

Experience the breathtaking sunset along the pristine beaches of Shell Island on the Emerald Coast. Mellowing out on the boat for a 2-hour sunset dolphin tour with the opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

Mina with dolphin on sea floor

3 Day Dolphin Swim Program

An extended opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in Panama City Beach (near Destin and 30A). Spend three days with a professional team of instructors who will educate you on the proper way to interact with the dolphins.

1 Week Dolphin Swim Program

Spend one week with a professional team of instructors interacting with wild dolphins, exploring Shell Island, snorkeling a shipwreck, and swimming at Morrison Springs.

woman and child with dolphin in water for dolphin therapy

Dolphin Therapy Program

The emotional impact of a dolphin encounter combined with expressive art, massage, cranio-sacral therapy, and music can be a beneficial experience for emotionally challenged and fragile children.

Internship Program

A one-month Dolphin Internship Program designed for college students or professionals and even for high school graduates in search of a field placement, practicum, or orientation to a possible career in marine biology, marine mammal conservation, ecotourism, animal behavior, animal assisted therapy or recreational therapy.

We are in Panama City
near DESTIN,

Since it is difficult to find a dolphin swim tour in Destin and 30A, we welcome visitors from the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach/30A area to our dolphin swim programs in Panama City Beach. We are located at only 45 minutes from Destin and 30 to 45 minutes from 30A FL.