Dolphin Encounters


The waters of Panama City Beach are home to one of the highest populations of  bottle-nosed dolphin in North America.

This, coupled with predominately warm, clear water conditions make the perfect scenario to interact with one of the most friendly and intelligent marine mammals known to man.

Unlike “Sea World” type attractions, our resident dolphins live free and are totally wild. Sighting groups of them is very common. They are usually very playful and curious creatures. Many of them, if social, will approach our boat and interact with us. When this happens, the experience is priceless.

With all the other dolphin services, why choose Last Local?

Most local dolphin tours are done on large party boats with large groups to match. It is akin to taking a tour of Yellowstone Park on a Greyhound bus. Making round trips that average only two hours, they operate on volume and short time lines. Because of this, the personal interaction opportunities with the dolphin are at times non-existent.

With Last Local the boat is yours, occupied with only your group and the captain. It is our opinion, that a true experience simply requires more time on the water. For that reason, our trips start with a minimum of four hours. The odds of dolphin interaction with us are greatly increased. Capt. Vann will see to it that your dolphin encounter is an amazing and unforgettable experience! Not to mention, a more personable one.

Last Local Guide Service adheres to the laws of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and subsequent amendments, in addition to the laws of the State of Florida.

“John, I honestly don’t know how to thank you enough for allowing and enabling me to fulfill a life-time dream of mine… swimming in the open water, no tanks, no nets, or captivity with the dolphins! You showed us more in the four hours than I had ever hoped for. Your professionalism, knowledge of the whole area, including so much history, made our trip so much fun! You are a perfect guide that has the ability to allow his customers to sit back, relax, and know that whatever we are wanting to do, will indeed happen. You were recommended to me by a friend and I too will let everyone I know hear about your guide service! My son is so looking forward to his fishing trip with you this Spring. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!” Karen Provence- Dallas, Texas