Dolphin Sunset Cruise

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

2 hrs

Relaxing Activity Level

2-hour cruise
$49+ tax per Guest


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 Treasure Island Marina, across from Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, we begin our 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 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, 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 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.

Crew was excellent. They did everything we could to make sure we really enjoyed our time. Their music playlist had some great choices.

-   Richard M , May 2022

My husband and I had a great time in this sunset cruise for his birthday. Two hours is more than enough time to see some dolphins and not too long. They have snacks and drinks on the boat at a good price. You can really tell the crew has a great time doing these they are pretty involved and are there to please you! They pointed out all the dolphins and we saw plenty! We also noticed that other cruises didn’t seem as relaxed and had everyone seated we also moved around a bit more trying to find the dolphins who which paid off. This cruise overall just seemed like the best in the area. It was beautiful and I will say this was a great experience for the price.

-   Abby L., April 2022

Our favorite part was the caption. He was so attentive and a delight. He made the cruise so enjoyable and relaxing as well as the crew. The beautiful sunset and the dolphins were amazing to watch. We plan on making this an ongoing event each time we visit Panama.

-   Laina, April 2022

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.