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Welcome to our community event calendar. Browse our calendar by scrolling down the page or searching by month and date. Do you have an event that you'd Find the best things to do today, this weekend, or in July. Check out over traveler reviews, discounts, coupons , photos, and more. My son snorkled and found several sand dollars and shells out in the water. The jetties are very pretty also. I really don't care to go back because I don't like being stranded without food and water and no bathroom facilities but if you can handle that then its well worth it!
You may want to check online with whoever you are paying to go, whichever place takes you to make sure they allow coolers on the boat, and be sure and take one with plenty of water. I think the cost for me my husband and son in 05 was like Not sure if that included the snorkel gear as I didn't pay for it my hubby did. Hope this helps. However, we have never taken the island ferry.
On the pontoon you can cruise around the bay catching some sun, fish and beach the boat on shell island. You cannot take the boat out of the bay into the gulf side of Shell Island After we anchor and beach the boat we take the hike kind of a long hike to the gulf side of Shell Island. There you can snorkel, swim, etc. This is also where you will most likely see dolphins as the dolphin tours stop there.
You probably won't find much by the way of shells on the actual beach as most are broken, however, if you venture out into the water with your snorkeling gear you can find large, nice shells, and sand dollars. TIPS: It is a completely naturistic island so that means no bathroom facilities, food, etc.
If you absolutely require shade, bring an umbrella. Oh, and don't forget the sunscreen! They don't have a website but here's their phone number and location. It's just an itty bitty building, doens't look like much but their prices are the cheapest we've found for pontoon rentals and their boats are in great shape. We've had 2 of their pontoon models and both worked just fine with the exception of one having a bigger motor than the other but I'm sure they can accomodate you if you have a speed preference. They also rent waverunners and do the waverunner dolphin tours. PS my sister told me we didn't even go to shell island!
She said the part where the boat drops you off isn't even the place where we needed to be!!!! The place where we were at didn't have waves, it was just like bay water, and we found a lot of sand dollars and my son snorkled in the water.
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He went out about yards I guess and it was very shallow. Right by the jetties over in that area. You could see the last condo on Thomas drive where we were situated. Can someone tell me if I was at shell island? I know we were on the Island but were we in the right place to find the unique shells? We didn't walk to the other side of it we stayed in the area where they dropped us off. You have to go to St. Andrews Bay from land to get to Shell Island. Right there at St. Andrews State Park you can snorkel in the shallow pool on the bay side which has jetties. We just came back from PCB and loved it Andrews Park.
We packed a cooler and rented snorkel gear from the Island Shuttle within the park. My 17 year old loved it!!!!! We then went back another day just to snorkel at the bay side within the state park and rented the equipment from the store there where they rent it.
We loved both days. We were in PCB the week of June We took the shuttle from St. Andrews State Park , I don't remember it costing very much. Make sure you take an ice chest an umbrella. Found beautiful big shells, very few people, --absolutely wonderful.
However when we went 4 yrs ago I was really disappointed. There were too many people--more crowded than in front of our condo! There is a boat that leaves from across the bridge in Panama City proper.
We have done that trip its about 16 to 20 per person with copoun and includes a drink and sandwitch. We went to St. Andrew's last week with the intent of staying the day there, the pictures looked so beautiful of the swimming area. We were sadly disappointed. Lots of marine pests, as they say, in the very VERY shallow water there. They had the purple flag out. I mean it is ankle deep for a long way out.
We stayed about an hour and that was all. It was very crowded too, extremely crowded. Now Shell Island --we love.
We take Capt. Anderson's boat ride over there, they let you prowl for a while but you always have the boat with the bathroom waiting on you.
There is a shuttle from St. Andrews, but it just takes you and leaves you.
It is a cheap way to get there. We found no shells over there though, lots of broken ones but no more than on the beach in front of the condo. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.