Panama City Beach Area Attractions

Attractions in the Panama City Beach Area

From dolphin shows to deep sea fishing, Panama City Beach offers adventures for visitors of all ages. Here are some of the numerous attractions that keep people coming back year after year to this paradise in the Florida panhandle:

Adventures at Sea – 5711 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; (850) 235-0009; www.watersportspc.com; info@watersportspc.com

Adventures at Sea offers a wide variety of activities including boat cruises, deep sea fishing, charter fishing and banana boat rides. You can also rent jet skis, a pontoon boat, a sail boat or some comfy lounge chairs. If you’re in a touring mood, you can take a tour of Shell Island, a seven-mile stretch of beautiful beaches. You can also book parasailing rides at Shell Island for a unique airborne experience.

Bay Point Yacht and Country Club – 3824 Hatteras Lane, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; (850) 235-6900; www.baypointmarina.net

Throughout the year, fishermen come to Bay Point Marina to try their skill at catching fish like trout, mackerel and tarpon. Dock your yacht and hook up to the TV and utility connections, or take advantage of the yacht care services and diesel fuel pumps. While you’re here, consider a visit to the spa or golf courses.

Capt. Anderson’s Marina – 5550 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408; (850) 234-3435

Capt. Anderson’s Marina offers water excursions of all varieties, including half-day and full-day deep sea fishing expeditions. You can also book a cruise to Shell Island or a dinner cruise featuring gospel music or country music and comedy. Other amenities include a seafood market, two restaurants and a gift shop.

Dan Russell Municipal Pier – 16101 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413; (850) 233-5080

Open year-round, the Dan Russell Pier rents fishing rods and sells bait and tackle. You can fish for mackerel, flounder and many other types of fish here.

Ebro Greyhound Park – State Hwy. 79, Ebro, FL (800) 345-4810; www.ebrogreyhoundpark.com

Ebro Greyhound Park is a short drive from Panama City Beach. Bet on the greyhound races at this affordable, family friendly facility.

Gulf World – 15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413; www.gulfworldmarinepark.com

Swim with the dolphins or watch the sea lion show at this popular PCB attraction. Other activities here include shark and turtle feeding demonstrations, magic shows, performing parrot shows, reptile shows and underwater scuba shows. Check the calendar for concerts and events scheduled during your Florida stay.

 

Man in the Sea Museum – 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 32413; (850) 235-4101; info@maninthesea.org

Explore the history of diving at this fascinating museum operated by The Institute of Diving. You’ll see exhibits on early diving suits, commercial and recreational diving, underwater masks and helmets, and more.

M.B. Miller Pier – 12213 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413; (850) 233-3039

This pier allows visitors and locals to walk out into the Gulf or fish for red fish, flounder, mackerel and other fish varieties year round. Call the pier for prices and additional information.

Rock’It Lanes – 513 Richard Jackson Boulevard, Panama City Beach, FL 32407; (850) 249-2695; www.rockitlanes.com

Rock’It Lanes offers bowling, arcade games, roller skating and more. Rack ‘em up at one of 22 pool tables or grab some food at the sports bar. The facility can also host parties and other events.

Sea Screamer – 5325 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408; (850) 233-9107; www.seascreamer.net

Sea Screamer offers daytime and sunset cruises along the coastline on a 73-foot speed boat. The business also offers snorkeling and dolphin swimming outings in the summertime.

Shipwreck Island Water Park – 12201 Middle Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407; (850) 234-3333; www.shipwreckisland.com

Shipwreck Island will keep your whole family entertained for hours. Enjoy thrill rides like the Pirate’s Plunge or family rides like the Lazy River.

Shipwreck LTD – 10570 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407; (850) 233-6750; www.shipwreckltd.com

Shipwreck sells fashionable beachwear for men and women, including surf, swim and footwear brands. Shop here for top brands like Billabong, Guess, Ray-Ban and Quiksilver.

Zoo World – 9008 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407; (850) 230-1243

Zoo World is a nonprofit zoological and botanical conservatory where you can learn about animals like parrots, tigers, leopards, giraffes, bears and more. Visit the website to learn about programs and events that are going on during your stay.

 Other resources for local attractions:

Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/do/attractions/

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce: http://www.pcbeach.org/vacation-info/attractions

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