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! 

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


A trip to Panama City Beach, FL is not complete until you visit the Professionals of Fun at Aquatic Adventures. Featuring every water adventure imagined, Aquatic Adventures should be first on your list of things to do on your next get away. All of the activities for an adventure of a lifetime can be had here whether in, over or under the wave sof the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Phone: 850.235.8051

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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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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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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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Dave and Busters in Panama City Beach

Dave & Busters

Eat. Drink. Play. Watch Sports. Don’t just have dinner – have fun! Try our one-of-a-kind appetizers, signature entrees and custom cocktails, and then hit the Midway to play the hottest new games. Make everyone happy at the only place to eat, drink, play and watch sports.

Phone: 850.238.3501

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EBRO Greyhound Park and Poker Room near Panama City Beach, Florida

EBRO Greyhound Park and Poker Room

EBRO Greyhound Park and Poker Room is only minutes from Panama City Beach and is situated just 15 miles up Highway 79. Join us at the Pan Handle’s excitement venue where you can make your dreams come true. There are few places in North Florida that offers it all and your entertainment dollar goes further at Ebro than anywhere else in the area.

Toll Free Phone: 888.84.BEACH
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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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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 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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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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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!


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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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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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Shell Island Shuttle in Panama City Beach

Shell Island Shuttle

The Shell Island Shuttle departs St. Andrews State Park taking you to the beaches of Shell Island where you can enjoy snorkeling, shell collecting, and nature walks. Call 850-233-0504. Captain a Pontoon or Double-Decker Pontoon for a day of exploring and adventure! Or you can watch Dolphins swimming in emerald-green waters from our Dolphin Tour Boats.

Phone: 850.233.0504

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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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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, Florida

Beachside Motorsports

Renting street-legal gas-powered golf carts, bicycles, paddle boards, and kayaks. The beach’s most competitive rates. Free delivery and pick-up 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, Florida

Bike The Beach

Bicycle and golf cart rentals (golf carts up to six people). Rent by the hour, day, week. Free delivery/pick up. Two locations in Panama City Beach and one location on 30A in Satna Rosa Beach!

Phone: 850-557-7787

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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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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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Sky Wheel in Panama City Beach

The Sky Wheel

Your glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondola takes you on a sky-high flight 200 feet up in the air making 4 revolutions showcasing 360-degree panoramas of the Emerald Coast. Near Dave & Buster’s.

Phone: (850) 888-0020

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Reel Fun Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

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