Activities in Panama City Beach

When you head down to the world’s most beautiful beaches for a few days, everyone plans on spending some quality time relaxing on the beach and soaking up some of that Florida sunshine, but did you know that there are tons of activities in Panama City & Panama City Beach, Florida for kids of all ages?  Are you the daring and adventurous type?  Jump on the back of a speeding jet ski, take a high flying trip on a parasail, or maybe even try a bungee cord ride! If that seems a little too daring, no problem!  Take the wheel of a go-cart whirl around multi-tiered tracks, play a round of mini-golf, or maybe even play some of the latest games in one of the many arcade & game rooms.  You can take boat rides in all types of boats – fast or cruising –  and if you’re in the mood to be a captain, you can even rent a boat for a day! 

Airboat Adventures in Panama City Beach

Airboat Adventures

North Florida’s ORIGINAL Airboat / Eco Tour. The most exciting way to see native wetlands and wildlife. Our newest addition is “Alligator Encounters”—where you get to see, touch, photograph, feed, and learn about real Florida alligators! Private tours available. Five minutes from the beach on Highway 79 in West Bay. Home of the YELLOW Airboats!

Phone: 850.392.1093

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Beachside Motorsports in Panama City Beach

Beachside Motorsports

Renting street-legal gas-powered golf carts, bicycles, paddle boards, and kayaks. The beach’s most competitive rates. We offer delivery and pick-up service on all rentals. “Fast, friendly customer service is our foremost priority.”

Phone: 850.832.4876

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Bike the beach in Panama City Beach

Bike The Beach

Bicycle and golf cart rentals (golf carts for up to six people). Rent by the hour, day, week.

Phone: 850-557-7787

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California Cycles in Panama City Beach, Florida

California Cycles

You know you want to. You’ve always wanted to try it, right? Whenever you see those folks cruising along the gulf, the wind in their hair and smiles as big as their faces…and why not? Renting a cycle or scooter from California Cycles is a blast! If you haven’t ever done it, it is definitely one of the “must-dos” when you visit Panama City Beach. If you have, you know what we’re talking about.

Phone: 850.233.1391

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Canoe & Kayak Rentals in Panama City at Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen Canoe & Kayak Rentals

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park is a Florida Citizens Support Organization (CSO) which assists the Florida Park Service in the preservation, restoration and improvement of Camp Helen State Park. Camp Helen became a State Park in 1996 through a grassroots effort to save the 183.5 acres from private development.The park is surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico is on the south and Lake Powell, an 867-acre coastal dune lake, is on the east and north sides.

Phone: 1.850.245.2157

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Capt. Anderson’s Marina in Panama City beach

Capt. Anderson’s Marina

Bring the family to Capt. Anderson’s Marina and choose from a number of exciting adventures! For over 56 Years we have been bringing fishing excitement to visitor’s and locals alike. Whether it’s a deep sea fishing cruise, a half day fishing excursion, or a beautiful sunset cruise, family fun abounds!

Phone: 850.747.0609
Fax: 850.215.3020

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Coastal Wildlife Adventures in Panama City Beach

Coastal Wildlife Adventures

Specializing in private Dolphin, Snorkeling, and Wildlife sightseeing boat tours. Watch dolphins and other sea animals in their natural habitat. Visit Shell island, a beautiful secluded island nature preserve great for wildlife viewing, exploring, walking, snorkeling, and shelling. Swim with dolphins and other sea animals if conditions allow. Snorkel artificial reefs. Book a small group charter for up to 6 passengers or less.

Phone: 850.866.88155

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Coconut Creek and Gran Maze in Panama City Beach, Florida

Coconut Creek Mini-Golf and Gran Maze

Play two exciting tropical 18 hole mini-golf courses. Find your way through the awesome Gran Maze – a GIANT outdoor human maze. Pay one price admission, group discounts and Kid’s under 6 play for Free!

Phone: 850.234.2625

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Duplin Winery at Panama City Beach,, Florida

Duplin Winery

Gracious yet rustic design details throughout offer comfortable settings for sipping Duplin’s award-winning, cool, sweet and easy wines. Our wine tastings let you sample at least ten preselected Duplin wines while one of our associates will walk you through the flavors and history of each wine.

Phone: 910.289.3888

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Mirror Maze and Laser Tag in Panama Coty Beach, Florida

Emerald Coast Mirror Maze & Laser Craze at Pier Park

Located on the Boardwalk in Pier Park since 2008, fun and entertainment await your family, group, and team. Escape the heat or dry out from the rain in our indoor facility that is packed with a variety of fun attractions to keep everyone entertained!

Phone: 850.230.6249

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Emerald Coast Water Tours on Panama City Beach, Florida

Emerald Coast Water Tours

Reserve a private boat tour for your large group! This premium 32-foot pontoon boat is easier to board and accommodates up to 15 passengers. Get ready for vacation highlights as we visit Shell Island and search for wild dolphins. USCG Master Captain and tour guide included! Conveniently departs from Lighthouse Marina directly past Grand Marlin.

Phone: 850.296.3843

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Fun Land Arcade in Panama City Beach, Florida

Fun Land Arcade

There’s never an admission at Northwest Florida’s oldest arcade. Now in our 60th year, Fun Land in Panama City Beach combines classic arcade-style and state-of-the-art video games all under one roof. Many games reward the player with tickets redeemable for awesome prizes! There’s the “vintage” favorites like “Rolla Win” and “Skee-ball”. It takes a little aim and a bit of luck to hit the Rolla Win jackpot for 500 tickets..

Phone: 850.234.3693

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FunPCB Parasail, Jetski, and Boat Rentals in Panama City Beach


FUNPCB provides a variety of water-related activities in Panama City Beach, FL, including sailboat rides, dolphin cruise tours, and deep sea fishing trips. Whether you crave an adrenaline-filled parasailing adventure or a more toned-down sightseeing expedition, we have what you’re looking for.

Phone: 850.235.8051

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Hangout By The Sea Cart rentals and restaurant in Panama City Beach

Hangout By The Sea Golf Cart Rentals

Stop by and grab a bite and check out our rentals! Whether you are on vacation with the family or planning a bachelor party, we have golf carts and more that will encourage the fun! Our restaurant enjoys the company of good people with good food and drinks. We offer lunch specials, ice cream, soft drinks, cold beer and most importantly a large variety of handmade frozen daiquiris.

Phone: 850.249.2330

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Goofy Golf in Panama City Beach

Goofy Golf

The next time you’re looking for a really fun family-friendly activity when you want to do something in Panama City Beach other than go to the beach, stop on by. Goofy Golf is that one place your children will thank you for taking them to. With lots of colorful monsters to climb onto and into, and mini-golf to entertain you.

Phone: 850.234.6403

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Hidden Lagoon Golf & Racetrack in Panama City Beach, Florida

Hidden Lagoon Golf & Racetrack

Looking for a dual “family friendly” activity, in Panama City Beach, Fl.? We’ve got the most exciting racetrack with the fastest go carts on the beach at 23 mph! It’s also the longest track in N.W. Florida, measuring almost a mile! And for a slower pace, we’ve got two mini-golf courses, a “shorter/easier” (stroller & wheelchair friendly) and a “longer/harder” course.

Phone: 850.233.1825
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Island Tiki Tours in Panama City Beach, Florida

Island Tiki Tours

PCB’s Premier Tikiboat! Let our Captain cruise you around Shell Island and St. Andrews State Park while you sit back enjoy some music, drinks, a TV to watch the games on, and of course the gorgeous views, which often includes marine life such as dolphins and sea turtles!  Private and Public cruises are available. We seat up to 17 people.

Phone: 850.832.5958

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Island Time Sailing in Panama City Beach, Florida

Island Time Sailing

Featuring swim-with-dolphin, snorkeling, and shelling trips off beautiful Shell Island. Romantic sunset sails, watching playful dolphins as we sail the beach’s scenic coast.

Phone: 850.234.7377

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Just Jump in Panama City Beach

Just Jump Trampoline Park

This 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is the region’s newest family attraction. Dodgeball, huge open jump, obstacle course, Soc-Air, playground for the smaller kids, air bag, and much more!

Phone: 844.344.5867

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Kartona Electric Speedway Panama City Beach, Florida

Kartona Electric Speedway

The Fastest Go-Karts in the Panhandle! Kartona welcomes you to the only high-speed indoor electric go-kart track in Northwest Flordia. We offer a truly unique, F1-Style experience that will get your blood surging! We can host your birthday party, corporate events, car shows and anything in between. We also offer full facility rentals for any private events customers may want. For the more serious racers out there, we offer junior and adult leagues. Local, military, and first responders discounts. Stop messing around with those tee ball gas karts and come step up to the major leagues! Online booking available!! Come get amped with us! Watt, are you waiting for?

Phone: 850.588.7622

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Lagoon Pontoons in Panama City

Lagoon Pontoons

Your right hand is full on the throttle, only open water in front of you. The engine underneath you is firing water behind you as you cut through the bay. You and your bestie have a rendezvous with some dolphins just another couple of minutes ahead. After that is a walk on the raw beauty of undeveloped Shell Island, collecting immaculate shells, sand dollars, starfish, urchins. You have dinner and bask in the sun.

Phone: 850.588.8700

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Panama City Adventures eco tours in Panama City, Florida

Panama City Adventures

Only 5 minutes from the hustle-bustle of Panama City Beach! Escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Explore the pristine marshes and creeks of West Bay only accessible by airboat! Our USCG-licensed captains will educate you about our local wildlife, ecology, and history from a firsthand perspective.


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Panhandle Helicopter Panama City Beach, Florida

Panhandle Helicopter

Climb on in…fasten your seat belt…put your headset on…and relax as the helicopter lifts off, taking you around the tall buildings and out to the greatest view imaginable of the Emerald Coast! Flying with Panhandle Helicopters is the best way to enjoy the beautiful water and gorgeous beach.

Phone: 1.850.230.2080

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Paradise Adventures in Panama City Beach, Florida

Paradise Adventures

Paradise Adventures Catamaran is Panama City Beach’s most unique and entertaining boating adventure on the Gulf Coast! The “Privateer” is a 52 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 78 passengers, and offers the most professional, safe and exciting water excursions along the Gulf Coast.

Phone: (850)769-3866

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PCB eFolis in Panama City Beach, Florida

PCB eFoils

Fly, Surf, and Ride at the same time on the world’s greatest water toy, the Electric Hydrofoil. The eFoil feels like you flying on a magic surfboard. There is nothing like it! Take a lesson or buy one for endless fun anywhere.

Phone: (850) 801-5999

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Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf in Panama City Beach, Florida

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

Sure you can play mini golf anywhere around Panama City Beach, but why play anywhere when you can play where presidents play? Not presidents as in student council, but as in …of the United States. Hey, presidents and their families need some fun at the beach, too!

Phone: 850.235-1171

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Ripleyʼs Believe It or Not! in Panama City Beach, Florida

Ripleyʼs Believe It or Not!

Ripleyʼs Believe It or Not!® Panama City Beach, FL is one Floridaʼs favorite indoor attractions. Ripleyʼs Believe It or Not Museum Panama City area location is more than just a museum of the strange and the unusual, but a collection of oddities housed in what appears to be a sinking ship, the S.S. Ripley.

Phone: 1.850.230.6113

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Rockit Lanes in Panama City Beach, Florida

Rock’it Lanes

The Beach’s favorite upscale Sports Bar right inside Rock’It Lanes. Wall-to-Wall flat-screen UHD TVs and a super sound system. Streaming all major sporting events. Your UFC Headquarters! Monday Night Mania 9pm–close ($4 Bowling, 2–4–1 Well Drinks, Team Bowling Tournaments). Thursday is BAR WARS! 9pm–2am ($4 Bowling, $3.50 Imports, $3.50 U-Call-It Cocktails). Open 4:30pm Monday–Friday, earlier on weekends.

Phone: 850.249.2695

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Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise in Panama City Beach

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

Come away with us and enjoy the freedom of the sea. Drift back in time to the carefree days of pirates. Sit back and relax as your children laugh and play under the watchful eyes of Capt. “Fearless” Phil and his friendly crew. Join us for an adventure that you and your kids will never forget!

Phone:  850.234.7400

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Sea Screamer in Panama City Beach

Sea Screamer

The fun captain and crew will exceed your expectations!  Part of their mission is to describe all the fascinating sights and points of interest that you will take in as you cruise along the Emerald Coast. Our informative captain, who was born and raised here in Panama City, will tell everyone about the local area history and the captivating marine wild life. Even an occasional nautical sea-tale will be great to hear from the crew.  Of course, the pleasant tropical tunes that are playing onboard just add to the atmosphere, especially during the spectacular sunset cruise.

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Phone: (850) 233-9107

Sequence Fitness in Panama City Beach, Florida

Sequence Fitness

Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Options. Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Yoga, Spin Classes, Pulse Training, Childcare, Silver Sneakers. Free Weights, Weight Machines, Cardio Equipment, Stairmasters, Ellipticals, Deadlift Platform, Water Rowers, and TRX.

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Phone: (850) 588-1145

Sky Wheel in Panama City Beach

The Sky Wheel

SkyWheel Panama City Beach delivers a whole new perspective of all the beauty Panama City Beach has to offer. It is an unforgettable, unique experience for children and adults of all ages. 

Phone: (850) 888-0020

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WonderWorks in Panama City Beach, Florida


WonderWorks™ is an amazing Panama City Beach attraction where scientific principles and fun come together to provide an unrivaled educational experience. The laws of nature and probability interact with human skills and perceptions to create some of the most mind boggling, head scratching virtual challenges, mental challenges and physical challenges.

Phone: 1.850.249.7000

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Jin Jin Fusion Restaurant in Panama City Beach

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