Dolphin Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a 2-hour relaxing and fun-filled sailing cruise & dolphin tour, perfect for couples or families.

2 hrs

Relaxing Activity Level

2-hour cruise
Adults (13+) $39 + tax
Children (0-12) $35 + tax


Looking for a sunset dolphin tour? Enjoy a 2-hour sailing catamaran sunset cruise exploring the beautiful waters around Shell Island. Perfect for couples or families, the “Island Time” is a 50-foot long sailing cruise catamaran that’s wide for a stable ride and perfect for Shell Island boat tours. Located at Lagoon Pontoons Marina, right down the road from Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, we begin our dolphin watching cruise through the calm waters of Grand Lagoon then past the wildlife of St. Andrew’s State Park. We’ll then continue our sailing cruise into the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico for sunset sailing if it’s calm enough there. If you are in search of dolphin watching & sunset cruises in Panama City Beach, Florida then this cruise is what you have been looking for!

We’ve specialized in dolphin sails, since 1999. The dolphins are usually plentiful during our sunset dolphin tours, and we sometimes catch a glimpse of them leaping out of water or see a baby swimming alongside mom. Even our locally-based crew gets excited for those special occasions! If the Gulf is a little rough, our dolphin watching sailing cruise heads through St. Andrews Bay, plentiful with dolphins and brilliant sunsets over the water.

We have a stocked bar with beer and wine, and all of our snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are just $2.00. We’re known for our famous “Rum Punch,” tropical music and entertainment including fun games and dancing after the sun go down.

**Online bookings only available up to 2 hours prior to departure time.

The cruise was great. The catamaran was clean and fully equipped. The captain was super friendly and informative and the crew was fun and helpful. Shell island was beautiful. A great experience for our adult family. Was also very reasonable.

-   Roberta H., July 2023

Highly recommend!!! It was a fabulous adventure … many dolphin sightings! Shell Island stop was relaxing and fun! Catamaran was safe and staff was so welcoming!

-   Kerry W. , July 2023

I can not say enough great things! Well worth the money! We will go back and do it again! The staff was amazing have not had such great service! They are fun and very into what they do! We had the blue boat with Olivia and Sarah I do believe and the wonderful captain he was just beyond words! Please if you have any doubts don't! Super relaxing! Seen dolphins and deer! Seen a marriage proposal! Hands down the best thing we have EVER done in Florida and we have been coming for years! God bless those crew members who treated everyone so well!

-   OnAir225179, June 2023

Here are some things you really need to know before booking…

  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • If anyone in your group needs to cancel please call the office, we must be notified 24 hours prior to receive a refund. If you or anyone in your group does not show up you will not receive a refund and will not be eligible to reschedule.
  • All cruises are subject to cancel due to capacity minimums. If you are unable to reschedule you will be refunded.

The weather is getting rough, what do I do?

If it seems a storm is approaching, the crew and office staff keep watch on the radar and discuss options. If you are nervous about inclement weather you can cancel and reschedule at any time, but cancelling the cruise is usually a last-minute decision. It is highly recommended that you let the Island Time management make the call. If a trip is cancelled due to bad weather you will have the opportunity to cancel, reschedule, or be refunded.