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Shell Island Full-Day Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating voyage to Shell Island in Panama City Beach where you’ll discover crystal clear waters, pristine white sand beaches, and unspoiled nature. Relax in a plush lounge seat with a cold beverage in hand as you indulge in approximately 90 minutes of picturesque scenery from Santa Rosa Beach. 

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A spacious salon, outside and inside seating areas for up to 13 guests, a restroom, a trampoline, and a galley are just a few of the amenities that can be found on the Lady Delana.

Shell Island Tours with Crab Island Luxury Adventures

Surrounded by 20-foot sand walls and a vast natural landscape teeming with native wildlife, soak in the awe-inspiring views of the intercoastal waterway en route to Shell Island. 

Whether you’re on a family adventure, a trip with friends, or a romantic getaway, a charter to Shell Island promises an unforgettable experience. Your island paradise escape is just a voyage away!

What To Expect on Shell Island

Shell Island is a secluded, ten-mile-long barrier island located off the coast of Panama City Beach, Florida. The island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand. The island is a natural habitat for a diverse range of wildlife, including dolphins, sea turtles, and exotic birds.

St. Andrews State Park in Florida

As you arrive on the island, you’ll be greeted by the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and the smell of the salt air. The island is an unspoiled paradise, with no buildings or houses, making it the perfect place to escape the stress of everyday life.

Snorkeling on Shell Island

What To Do on Shell Island

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on Shell Island, whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. One of the most popular activities is snorkeling, where you can explore the underwater world and see colorful marine life up close.


If relaxation is what you’re after, simply unwind on the island’s pristine beaches. Bask in the warm Florida sun, take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters, or stroll along the shore collecting seashells. The tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views will leave you feeling rejuvenated and at peace.


We do not provide snorkeling equipment. Please bring your own.

Read what our customers are saying

Based on 56 reviews
Caitlyn Nicole
Caitlyn Nicole
We had a great time! Lance was our captain and was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and was easy to work with. He kept us safe while allowing us the freedom to decide if we wanted to be beached, floating at Crab Island or at a restaurant. We got to see dolphins by the dozen playing in the ocean for 20 minutes on our way in. It was amazing! I would definitely use Crab Island Luxury Adventures again and would recommend Captain Lance to anyone! :)
Sandy Gautier
Sandy Gautier
We absolutely loved our experience with captain Lance (first mate Harper) and Crab Island Luxury Adventures!!! So much fun and completely seamless! From booking the cruise and setting up transportation to the day of… everything was taken care of! The boat was spacious and super clean! Very comfortable. Lance was such a gentleman and demonstrated amazing service. 10/10 would recommend!!!
Julia Daley
Julia Daley
Captain Lance and his first mate, Harper (his cute dog) were the highlight of our trip. His professionalism was unmatched. He listened to what we wanted to do and offered great suggestions for how to spend our day. He was attentive to our needs, engaged, and always making sure we were comfortable. Would happily book again!
Denika Hill
Denika Hill
Our time on the Azul, with Lance as our captain, was the most phenomenal experience. I’ve been on boat rides before, but this was truly a luxury experience. Lance’s attention to detail & our preferences made the trip: he noticed when we had trash & offered to pick it up so we didn’t have to stop enjoying our meal, he suggested multiple places to take us & gave us great information about each spot, & he took pictures for us too! His dog harper joined us on the boat; I’m not normally a dog person, but this dog is the most calm & sweet natured dog. When we got home, my friends said it was a “life changing” because it was that incredible. A 10/10 experience!!!
Mallory Quinonez
Mallory Quinonez
This was such a special experience and Lance (our captain) was the absolute BEST!!!! He was so intentional with conversation and super knowledgeable on all things sailing, ocean life, and first aid! If you ever get the chance to hop on the boat, you’ll even get to meet and love on sweet Harper (the boats personal pup)❤️
caroline connor
caroline connor
Lance was wonderful! He was friendly, experienced, and truly went above and beyond! Highly recommend!
Lexa Cabral
Lexa Cabral
Lance is absolutely amazing and I’ve never experienced better customer service! Harper made my day as well
Jeff Macklin
Jeff Macklin
Fantastic experience and an AWESOME Captain.
Donata Mcclure
Donata Mcclure
Captain Lance is the most amazing tour Captain. He is so accommodating and knowledgeable, he knows his job inside and out. He treated us like royalty and waited on us hand and foot, didn't let us get our own drinks, etc. Due to his experience, we felt very safe and secure in every aspect of our tour. We loved having Harper as our First Mate, she was so cuddly and knew how to make us comfortable. We are going to book Capt. Lance and Harper again for next year, the BEST EVER!
Anthony Yovino
Anthony Yovino
Lance was super professional and laid back. Would definitely recommend.

How It Works

  • Book your boat!
  • Choose your captain.
    • We have pre-selected those with the best sailing experience and hospitality skills, destination expertise, and a passion for the region. Book your captain here.
  • Leave the rest to us. We create bespoke charter experiences and long-lasting memories so you can enjoy your day on the water.

What's Included

  • Lily Pad or Floating Dock
  • Life jackets
  • Safety equipment
  • Throw cushion
  • Paddle
  • Ice chest

Charter Rates: From $1299 per boat for 8-hours

  • We can arrange the departure time to fit your schedule.
  • We can accompany up to 13 guests per boat.
  • Your confirmation email contains a payment link that can be shared with each guest for them to pay their portion directly.
  • If you have additional members in your party, please contact us by phone to make special arrangements.

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Total Cost


Please pay your captain directly for:

  • The captain’s fee of $600 (paid directly to the captain on the day of the charter)
  • Fuel ($200 paid directly to the captain on the day of the charter via cash or cash app)
  • Any additional amenities you select during the booking process
  • The U. S. Coast Guard does not allow us to include the captain’s fee and the fuel charge in the price of the boat. These are in addition to the boat rental.

Get ready to elevate your coastal experience with a journey that transcends the ordinary.

Shell-Island with Crab Island Luxury Adventures


  • Should you tip your Captain? Your crew works very hard to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience on the water. A 20% tip is the minimum amount suggested.
  • What about the weather? If the weather is too dangerous to go out during your scheduled time, you will have the opportunity to reschedule or receive a full refund. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ONCE YOUR BOAT LEAVES THE DOCK.
  • All of our boats have passed and are up-to-date with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check!

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