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


Our sunset dolphin tour is a time to 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 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.

Awesome crew on a lovely boat. Definitely worth every penny. They make sure to spot dolphins and explain the surroundings. Music, drinks and a light breeze made this a sunset to remember.

-   Tina, November 2023

Took the evening cruise. It was awesome! Love to come back and do it again. Emma and Luke were really great crew members!

-   Doug Jones, November 2023

Highly recommend a sunset cruise with Island Time Sailing. The crew was great, the service was attentive and the rum punch was delicious! We saw so many dolphins and the sunset was just amazing! The boat is huge and comfy and does not feel overcrowded and I appreciated the fact that there were bathrooms on board as well. Take a cruise with Island Time Sailing you won't be disappointed!

-   Mindy Lindholm, November 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.