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What To Do In Panama City Beach?

SV Footloose cruising through the pass near Shell Island jetty rocks

If you’re new to Panama City Beach or on vacation, you might be wondering what all there is to do. Below are listed the fun and exciting activities that Paradise Adventures can provide for you and your family while you enjoy our beautiful Emerald Coast. Click on any of the activities below to learn more and book your adventure today!

Paradise Adventures Activities


Side view of MV Hanai anchored at Shell Island with passengers on board

Shell Island Adventures

Shell Island is a true hidden gem and one of the last of its kind. With approximately 7 miles of pristine, undeveloped shoreline, this is your one-stop-shop for reconnecting with nature and the surrounding ecosystem while enjoying a day at the beach.

At Paradise Adventures, we offer many tours that take you to the locally renowned Shell Island. We believe that getting to Shell Island is half the fun, and we offer several tour options to choose from!


Snorkel Trips

a group of men riding on the back of a boat in the water

Take a 3-hour trip out to Shell Island, where you can snorkel for seashells and marine life, or just kick back and enjoy the sun!

SV Footloose anchored at Shell Island for a snorkel trip

Private Cruises

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, wedding, corporate party, private party, or something else, our friendly staff will help you design a trip that will be both entertaining and memorable!

Two dolphins playing in the water

Dolphin Tours

Come aboard Paradise Adventures for an aquatic journey to observe the grace and beauty of our resident Panama City Beach dolphins.

SV Footloose watching the sun set over St Andrews Jettys

Sunset Sails

If you are looking to unwind before dinner or a night out on the town, come take a romantic Sunset Sail. This 1.5 to 2-hour sail along the Gulf of Mexico offers a great opportunity to relax and leave your worries behind.

a man riding on the back of a boat

Adventure Tours

When you arrive at Shell Island, Panama City Beach, there will be lots of inflatable fun awaiting you! Enjoy our trampolines, water see-saw called the “Rockit” and other fun inflatables! Take a thrilling boat ride or splash off the back of the boat from our onboard water slide! Looking for something a little more “low key”? Explore on a kayak, take a paddleboard ride, or give snorkeling a try and enjoy all of the natural beauty that Shell Island has to offer.

a group of people in the gulf of mexico on a pontoon boat

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Book a trip for a half or full day on one of our beautiful pontoon boats to explore some of the top spots Panama City Beach is known for.

A mother and son paddling in a kayak in Grand Lagoon

Kayak Rentals

Rent one of our brand new clear kayaks and create your adventure with the lights and sea underneath your feet. You will get to see fish and other wildlife as you paddle through their environment.

Three stand up paddle boards at the edge of the water

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals

Whether it’s for exercise, adventure, or exploring, rent a paddleboard to get up close and personal with nature. Paddleboarding is fun and suitable for all ages, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro.



July 10th, 2023

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Panama City Beach’s only inflatable water park on Shell Island! Your 3-hour trip on our 52-foot catamaran Privateer will include a scenic trip through Grand Lagoon to Shell Island. Enjoy the tropical scenery and music as you look for dolphins along the way. There will be lots of inflatable fun waiting for you when you arrive at Shell Island, Panama City Beach. After your Shell Island adventure, we will continue sightseeing and dolphin watching as we make our way back to the marina.

From $199

Enjoy a full or half day on one of our beautiful pontoon boats, with room for up to 10 or 12 guests, and explore some of the top spots in Panama City Beach. Whether it’s snorkeling at Shell Island with family and friends, seeing dolphins on your cruise or just enjoying the gorgeous waters Panama City Beach is known for, you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime!