Everyone loves the sight of dolphins frolicking in the surf. From their perpetual smiles, to their friendly dispositions, to their wacky antics… what’s not to love?
Countless dolphin pods call the warm, crystal clear waters of Destin Florida home and there’s no better destination to being the future marine biologist in your family, than Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, the premier resort on the Emerald Coast, where you are just steps away from our pristine beaches and unforgettable coastal adventures.
One of the most popular ways to spot these famous cetaceans is by visiting our amazing Gulfarium, where your family can get up close and personal with our native sea creatures. Watch a dolphin show and marvel at their unbelievable high flying acrobatics and astounding wit. Or enjoy the humorous performance of the resident sea lion as he works through his act with one of his skilled trainers. There’s also a petting zoo of sorts, where your family can touch sting rays and sea stars.
Another fun way to see dolphins and other marine animals in their natural habitats is by spending the afternoon on board a dolphin excursion. Besides dolphins, your family will see manatees, sea turtles and maybe even a shark. Glass bottom boats, also, provide the perfect opportunity to see some of the sea life that is a little harder to see from the surface, without having to get wet!
After you return from your exciting forays into our spectacular water wonderland, you’ll be pleased as punch to be heading back to the Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa to relax. Sit on your private balcony as you watch the sun go down listening to the sounds of the surf mingling with the live music drifting up from our seaside Sandbar, serving yummy handmade cocktails and light bites.
Our suites are appointed with fine furnishings, spacious living areas, cozy bedrooms and oversized bathrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up an intimate meal of freshly caught seafood, private patios overlooking breathtaking views of the Gulf, access washer/dryers, high speed internet, and large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and more!
Spend the time between the beaches and other activities, lounging around our unbelievable tropical lagoon inspired pools, with dancing waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant flowers of jasmine or magnolia. Or spend a day being pampered at our cutting edge Spa where you can arrange for a private massage right on the sand.