Summer is here! There is an endless amount of adventure on both land and water for your Panama City Beach getaway. Long stretches of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico have made Panama City Beach famous, but it’s what visitors can do here that make it such a popular destination.

If you are seeking water fun then try parasailing, kiteboarding, skim boarding or windsurfing. Charter a boat and cast your line into the Gulf. Catch a glimpse of playful dolphins off Shell Island from a tour boat or jet ski. Combine eco-tourism and excitement while cruising our natural waterways on an airboat in search of alligators and coastal wildlife.

Need a break from the beach? Satisfy your thrill-seeking urges with zip lining, mazes, dune buggies, putt-putt golf, and racetracks. View the breathtaking scenery by taking a helicopter ride, spend leisure time playing one of our championship golf courses or visit one of our many museums.

Panama City Beach also offers close encounters with both dolphins and exotic animals. This is your chance to view the natural beauty found in almost every corner of this piece of paradise…the possibilities are endless! So many choices, never enough time. Don’t worry – you’ll be back!

Adventures At Sea Rentals

5711 N. Lagoon, Panama City Beach across from Capt. Anderson’s. Website:
Featuring large, clean, and reliable full-size pontoon boats available for full-day or half-day rental. All boats have Bimini tops, VHF radios, swim ladders, and safety equipment (fuel included). Visit Shell Island to swim and snorkel with dolphins or fish the bay - snorkel gear and fishing pole rentals are available. Go parasailing to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, rent a jetski to see dolphins up close (both guided and unguided tours available), or try your balance on a paddleboard. At the end of the day, stop by our Tiki bar & grill for a cold drink and food. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Airboat Adventures

850-230-3822, 6523 Hwy 79, Panama City Beach. Website: Absolute MUST DO vacation memory. Our highly trained and exciting staff will thrill you with a high speed ride on a real Everglades style Airboat through areas of “skinny water,” and take you places no other boat would dare to go. Look for alligators, dolphins, birds of prey, native vegetation and the ever elusive “Gator Frog”. Every tour features an in-depth alligator demonstration and you get to actually hold an alligator for a picture. Tours sell out, so book early! Year round, weather permitting. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Airboat Tours
on "Wild Thang"

850-234-1532, 14856 Bay View Circle, Panama City Beach, just 5 minutes from the Beach off Hwy. 79. Web Site: Experience real Florida as you skim across the backwaters & creeks in search of alligators, dolphins and birds of prey. Fun and educational for the whole family. Open year-round. Reservations suggested. Group rates. U.S.C.G. approved. 1/2-hour and 1-hour tours available.

Beach TV – Channel 7

850-235-4176 Email: Web Site: America’s #1 Visitor Information TV Station brings you Local News, Events and Weather at the top of every hour, plus restaurant and nightlife reviews. Submit your own restaurant reviews and watch BEACH TV streaming live on the web at

Shell Island Blue Dolphin Tours & Boat Rentals

850-236-3467, 3601 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach at the Treasure Island Marina. Website: With experienced and outstanding staff, you will definitely have a wonderful time while swimming and snorkeling with dolphins. Enjoy the underwater world of sea turtles, stingrays, seahorses, starfish, and sand dollars. Half & full-day rentals available. Nicest pontoons in PCB. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Capt. Anderson’s Cruises
Capt. Anderson III
Sightseeing Boat

 850-234-3435 or 800-874-2415, 5550 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach. Offering trips daily; The Shell Island Seafari Eco Tour runs twice daily at 9am and 1pm, watch dolphins, seabirds and turtles as the captain takes you on a narrated tour of Historic Grand Lagoon & beautiful St. Andrews Bay before our mates pull a trap aboard and let you touch the sea creatures. Shortly after that you will stop at Shell Island where you can explore the pristine beach and go swimming, shell collecting and sunbathing. After you leave the island, the Captain will take you to look for dolphins. Our popular Sunset Dolphin Encounter departs each evening. Cruise times vary with sunset times. The Capt. Anderson III has a covered open-air top deck and air-conditioned bottom deck with a snack bar and restrooms. Perfect for family outings, private charter or Birthday Parties!
Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Capt. Zack’s


850-387-8875, 1209 Beck Ave, Panama City, Website: Discover the beauty of St Andrew’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico with an experienced captain at the helm. Experience the trip of a lifetime with dolphins and other native marine life commonly seen on our 2 hour tours. Come and explore Shell Island with us! There are great places for snorkeling and beautiful white sandy beaches on this 7 mile barrier island just East of St. Andrew’s State Park.

Cobra Adventure Park

850-235-0321, 9323 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Experience fast fun as you attempt to tame the four-story go-cart Cobra Track. There is no other to compare for extreme go-carting thrills. Home of the Craziest High-flying thrill rides on the beach: The Wild Thang and The Vertical Accelerator. The newest golf course in the area. Smugglers Cove Mini Golf is a complete pirate adventure. The entire family can watch the kids race on the Kiddie Carts. The entire family can watch the kids race on the Kiddie Carts or enjoy the Arcade with all the latest electronic games. Party/Group and sports teams welcome. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Coconut Creek Mini-Golf
& Gran Maze

850-234-2625, 9807 Front Beach Rd. Panama CityBeach. Website: Open year- round. For adventure and fun for the whole family, come experience the excitement and challenge  of playing Coconut Creek’s two exciting tropical  18-hole mini-golf courses and our new “SEA THEMED”  18-hole course! Find your way through the awesome Gran Maze—a GIANT outdoor human maze!  Pay-One-Price admission tickets. Group discounts  available. Children 5 and under play FREE.

Ebro Poker Room

850-234-3943, 6558 Dog Track Rd, Ebro (16 miles North of Panama City Beach). Website: Enjoy Ebro’s famous Prime Rib, play Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 3 card poker, Fortune Pai Gow, Casino War, Crazy Pineapple and many more. Open 7 days a week, year round. Ebro is NW Florida’s largest poker room featuring 25 tables, huge jackpots, and weekend tournaments. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Emerald Falls
Family Recreation Center

850-234-1049, 8602 Thomas Dr. at Joan Ave.,
Panama City Beach. Voted Best Entertainment Value on the Beach. Home to multiple go-kart tracks including the Vortex, the original four-story wooden track with all the thrills of “altitude with attitude.” Don’t miss the Formula Track, a concrete race track with three bridges/overpasses. Fly high like Superman on the Sky Flyer extreme ride. Get wet and wild on the bumper boats or play 18 or 36 holes of Fantasy Golf over the mountain and under tropical waterfalls. The kids will have a blast in Kids Kingdom where there are rides to entertain the little ones. Group rates/sports teams welcome.

Major Credsit Cards Accepted

850-233-7487, 6523 Florida Hwy, 79, Panama City Beach. Website: 2 1/2 hour guided tour of breathtaking views as you glide your way through the most scenic parts of the Choctawhatchee River and connecting swamps. You’ll be looking for native birds, turtles, fish, alligators, and all kinds of native wildlife.

Gulf World Marine Park

850-234-5271, 15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: Open daily rain or shine. Get in touch with fun at Gulf World Marine Park! Great family fun featuring dolphins, sea lions, tropical birds and much more! Explore our fascinating indoor and outdoor tropical gardens showcasing penguins, sharks, sea turtles and many more! Reservations can be made online or by phone to Swim With a Dolphin, Become a Trainer For A Day, or attend an Animal Meet n’ Greet. Interact with stingrays at Stingray Bay. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Hidden Lagoon Super Golf & Racetrack

850-233-1825 or 850-234-9289,
14414 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach.
We offer big thrills and fun for all ages in a convenient Front Beach Road location, just steps from the beach. Our Super Racetrack is the longest on the Emerald Coast at almost a mile long. Our Super Racetrack has the best go-karts in town and the track is almost a mile long. Our Super Golf features 2 beautifully landscaped, 18-hole miniature golf courses. Choose from the kid-friendly Fountain Course or the slightly more
challenging Waterfall Course. Bonus – score a
Hole-in-One on the 18th hole and take home $50 cash. Have fun feeding the fish or satisfy your own hunger at the snack bar.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Island Time Sailing Catamaran

850-234-7377, 5201 North Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach and located at The Treasure Island Marina Web Site: Enjoy the beauty Panama City Beach has to offer from our 50 ft. sailing catamaran. Explore the waters & entertaining sea life surrounding beautiful Shell Island on one of our fun-filled Shell Island snorkel tours or relax and enjoy the view on a breathtaking dolphin sightseeing sunset tour. Dolphins, of course, is the main attraction & are likely to be seen on both of these tours. Whichever trip you choose you won’t be disappointed! Call or visit our website for specific tour times & details.

 Lagoon Pontoons

 850-588-8700, 5201 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: Pontoon rentals – 60 HP and 90HP. Double-decker rentals with slides. Jet Ski rentals – unguided or adventure tours. Dolphin Tours by boat or jet ski. Fishing boat rentals. Sunset & sail catamaran cruise. Our boats are in excellent condition and the staff are experienced and knowledgeable. We will provide you with professional instruction to be sure that even first time renters will feel comfortable and safe with their friends and families aboard our pontoon boats.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

 Light up the night
BONFIRES on the beach

850-866-9533, Website: We offer beach bonfires on beautiful Panama City Beach. Romantic date nights, weddings, special events, or simply just because. We can tailor a bonfire package to fit your needs.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Maximum Magic

850-273-7888, Located in the HarborWalk Village in Destin, FL. Website: A truly unique magical experience & the longest running magic show on the Gulf Coast. 90 minutes of world class illusions, hilarious comedy, audience participation, unbelievable mindreading, and special effects, all wrapped up in an action-packed show the whole family will love! Everyone raves, “It was the highlight of our vacation!” Book online at

 Oxygen Tattoo

 850-588-8700, 10900 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: The Gulf Coast’s premier tattoo and body piercing studio. Experienced staff and licensed professional artists. Walk-in friendly environment with no appointment necessary. Unlimited tattoo designs to choose from including custom and internet availability – “You think it, We ink it”. All procedures are safe, sterile, and conducted under licensed medical supervision through the Florida Department of Health. Master Piercers specialize in all piercings ranging from standard body piercings to exotic piercings as well. The gallery features a large selection of custom and body jewelry including gauge, taper, retainer, gemstones, organic and more.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Panama City Beach Winery

850-233-5950, 8730 Thomas Dr., Suite 1103B.,
Panama City Beach. Web Site: Enjoy a unique adventure of 100% real fruit wine from the only certified Citrus Winery in Florida! Your adventure begins with a complimentary tasting of our award-winning wines that you select. Try Blueberry Blue, Blackberry Gold, Key Lime, King Kiwi, Mango Mama, White Gold (Peach), Florida Fever(Passion Fruit), or one of our other delicious fruit wines. We’re unique, and we love being different! OPEN 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday. No reservations required for wine-tasting!
Major Credit Cards Accepted

 Panhandle Helicopter Tour

850-230-2080, 17111 Beach Park Trail, Panama City Beach. Website: Come fly with us over the beautiful Emerald Coast for the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy a bird’s eye view of wildlife such as dolphins, sharks, sting rays, alligators and more. Tours starting at $40 per person. All ages welcome. Open year-round. No reservations required. Our #1 goal, besides your safety, is to leave you with a smile on your face! Major Credit Cards Accepted

Pirate’s Island
Adventure Golf

850-235-1171, 9518 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Web Site: OPEN Year Round The Emerald Coast’s ONLY Adventure Golf, providing family fun for over 25 years. Choose from two challenging 18 hole courses, while enjoying the tales and scenes from 17th century Pirate Adventures. Discount passes available for all-day, weekly, monthly and seasonal savings. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Race City Amusement Park

850-234-1588, 99523 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: With everything “all under one roof”, Race City Amusement Park is a fun and safe environment where children and adults can come relax and play. We have the fastest, tallest, and steepest Go Kart tracks in Panama City Beach, as well as thrilling fairground rides, indoor blacklight mini-golf, sky coaster ride, 10,000 square foot mega arcade, bumper boat, Spin Zone, and a fantastic funhouse.

Rainforest Blacklight
Golf & Arcade

50-249-5615 9129 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: Florida’s #1 indoor black light golf & arcade. Escape into a world of adventure through our amazing Rainforest themed 18-hole indoor black light miniature golf course and arcade. Call today to schedule your birthday party or special group event. Fun for a family of all ages.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

850-230-6113, 9907 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: Experience Panama City Beach’s fun and most unique attractions. Check out the newest exhibits brought to our location from all over the world. Ride the interactive 7D Moving Theater and see if you can make it through the zombie apocalypse or plunder the most gold as you sail on a pirate adventure. Wind your way through our new Mirror Maze. Put up the top score in our Impossible Laser Race. Open daily. Check website for times and pricing. Group discounts available.Major Credit Cards Accepted

 Sea Screamer Dolphin
& Sightseeing Cruise

850-233-9107, 850-235-3000, 3605 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach at the Treasure Island Marina. Web Site: Best Prices on the Beach for The Best Dolphin Cruise Ever. A fun-filled two hour narrated sightseeing cruise at day times or sunsets around area waterways, Shell Island and ten miles alongside the beaches. A memorable family-time experience. Kids love the critter encounter! Watergun battles on daytime cruises. Reservations are highly suggested. Cold drinks and restrooms on board.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Shell Island Shuttle

850-233-0504, 5711 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: Play, explore, and visit Shell Island. We have the quickest boat ride to Shell Island departing and returning every 30 minutes. Enjoy sunbathing, collecting shells and snorkeling on some of the brightest, whitest and widest beaches in Florida. Stay an hour or all day. Pontoon boats, kayaks and snorkel gear available to rent. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Slingshot & Indy Speedway

850-234-1121, 8762 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, directly across from Spinnakers and Club La Vela. Web Site: Our Rides will keep your heart pumping almost as fast as our Go-Karts. The Sling Shot will offer you a unique experience as you catapult vertically at over 100mph. Feel the force of the Vomatron, this giant 200 foot arm will spin you at speeds of more than 70 mph, putting up to 5 “G’ s” of force upon you. Open daily 10am till late. Major Credit Cards Accepted

 St. Andrews & Shell Island

844-907-4355, 850-233-0504, 5711 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: Play, explore, and visit Shell Island. We have the quickest boat ride to Shell Island departing and returning every 30 minutes. Enjoy sunbathing, collecting shells and snorkeling on some of the brightest, whitest and widest beaches in Florida. Stay an hour or all day. Pontoon boats, kayaks and snorkel gear available to rent.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.

 Surf’s Up Studio Photography

850-230-9283, Web Site: Celebrating our 31st Anniversary of Professional Beach Portraits in Panama City Beach. Specializing in Beach & Sunset Family Portraits, Weddings, Fine Art Canvas, Christmas Cards and more. Beach portraits for families, men, women, children, large groups, couples, friends and pets. Call to make reservations for your family heirloom today. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

 Todd Herendeen Theatre

850-381-0310, 8010 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Relive the excitement of oldies rock’n’roll, country music, and his award-winning tribute to The King. You’ll sing, dance and laugh your way through this wonderful live stage show. Todd has worked with over 40 national acts including Tim McGraw, The Beach Boys, Gretchen Wilson, Neil McCoy, Foreigner and more. Completely family friendly.
Major Credit Cards Accepted


850-249-7000, 9910 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website:
An amusement park for the mind with 29,000 sq. ft. of “edu-tainment”. The upside down building combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Explore the 6 Wonder Zones for loads of family fun. Major Credit Cards Accepted.


850-230-1243, 9008 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, ZooWorld is a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational facility offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with animals from all around the world. Let ZooWorld put you eye to eye with beautiful exotic animals. Come in and play with Montana the wolf and let our lemurs entertain you! We have even more! You can join us for the Keeper for the Day program. Get a three hour behind the scenes look of what it is to be a Zoo-Keeper. You will also learn more about our animal ambassadors during our daily shows. Shows are both fun and educational. ZooWorld is a proud member of ZAA.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.