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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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From $50

Experience Panama City Beach’s only inflatable water park on Shell Island! Enjoy a thrilling 3-hour experience aboard our spacious 52-foot catamaran, SV Privateer, as we make our way through the serene waters of Grand Lagoon towards the breathtaking Shell Island. Along the way, we’ll all be on the lookout for dolphins as they swim and play, adding to the excitement of your trip. When you arrive on Panama City Beach’s pristine Shell Island shores, dive into a world of inflatable fun and tropical scenery. The adventure doesn’t end there! Combine the thrill of snorkeling from the beach or a self-guided Shell Island tour as you explore the pristine, white sandy beach. After soaking up the sun and exhilarating activities at Shell Island, we’ll continue exploring, indulging in more sightseeing and dolphin watching as we cruise back to the marina. Join us for unforgettable inflatable fun with an island cruise and beach snorkeling included, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.

From $395

Elevate your Panama City Beach vacation with a Double Decker Pontoon Boat Rental. Cruise the stunning bay waters, embark on an unforgettable island cruise to Shell Island, and keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins aboard your pontoon boat in Panama City Beach. With two spacious decks, two thrilling waterslides, a Bluetooth radio system and ample room for up to 14 guests, our pontoon rentals provide the ultimate adventure on the water. Explore the beauty of Panama City Beach with ease as you navigate the emerald waters, creating memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing day on the water or an exciting island excursion, this vacation boat rental option will have you covered. Rent a boat in Panama City and experience the best of what this beach paradise has to offer. Book your double-decker pontoon boat rental today and embark on an extraordinary journey in Panama City Beach.

From $349

Explore the stunning waters of Panama City Beach aboard a brand new 2024 Trifecta Pontoon Boat. We’re located just a short 10-minute cruise from the dock to Shell Island. With half-day (4 hours) and full-day (8 hours) rentals available, you can discover the top spots in PCB at your own pace. Pontoon boat rentals are perfect for family outings, boating with friends, bachelor and bachelorette parties, graduations, birthdays and unforgettable vacation experiences. As you cruise, keep an eye out for exciting dolphin sightings, which add an extra touch of magic to your Panama City Beach adventure.

From $39

Experience the thrill of Private & Shared Powerboat Charters aboard our sleek MV Hanai, accommodating up to six guests, in the vibrant backdrop of Panama City Beach, Florida. Dive into the excitement with options ranging from private to shared adventures, offering many opportunities to explore the stunning waters surrounding Shell Island and the Gulf of Mexico. Choose from flexible charter durations, including half-day, full-day and sunset cruises, tailored to suit your preferences and schedule. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities like beach snorkeling, self-guided Shell Island tours or serene moments basking in the panoramic views, our powerboat charters provide the perfect platform for unforgettable experiences. Don’t miss your chance to rent a boat in Panama City and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Book your private or shared powerboat charter today and discover the wonders of Panama City Beach from the comfort of MV Hanai.

From $125

Enjoy an unforgettable Sunset & Dolphin Sightseeing sail on 50′ SY Ohana, offering the pinnacle of luxury and adventure in Panama City Beach, Florida. Step aboard our majestic 50-foot sailboat, Ohana, for an exclusive 1.5-hour sunset charter that will take you on a scenic voyage through the picturesque Grand Lagoon and along the breathtaking coast of Shell Island. As you glide through the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins swimming and dancing in the waves, adding an extra touch of magic to your experience. With only six guests or less, this intimate setting ensures a VIP experience like no other. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Panama City Beach as you indulge in a sunset cruise that combines relaxation, exploration and the chance for an array of wildlife sightings. Don’t miss your opportunity to elevate your vacation with a luxury vacation boat rental. Book your Sunset & Dolphin Sightseeing charter today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

From $35

Embark on an unforgettable sunset sail aboard our 52′ catamaran SV Privateer, and enjoy one of the top things to do in Panama City Beach, Florida. Step aboard our luxury catamaran for a captivating 2-hour sunset cruise, where you’ll be immersed in the panoramic beauty of the Gulf Coast. Share this special moment with your friends and loved ones as you watch the sky paint itself in vibrant hues, transforming the horizon into a breathtaking canvas. This sunset cruise offers more than just a catamaran tour – it’s an experience to cherish long after your Panama City Beach vacation ends. Don’t miss out on one of the top Panama City tours. Book your sunset catamaran cruise now and discover the magic of Panama City Beach at dusk.