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Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

1. Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Admire the sunset as you cruise around the Gulf of Mexico aboard a catamaran. Unwind with a drink as you marvel as the blue sky transforms into a spectacular light show. Check in with plenty of time, then take a 5-7 minute walk down to the dock where you will board "Footloose," your catamaran for the evening. Set sail to explore the Gulf of Mexico and admire some of the best sites Panama City Beach has to offer with the sea breeze in your hair. Listen to tropical music as you sail and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, Sangria, cold beer, or a non-alcoholic drink. You can buy additional drinks and snacks at the fully stocked onboard bar, which takes cash or credit cards. Keep a sharp lookout for dolphins as these majestic creatures are often more active in the late afternoon. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you admire the western horizon turn every color imaginable in a breathtaking show.

Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

2. Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

Upon arrival, check-in and feel free to grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available where you can relax before your airboat departure. Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Florida's wetlands in a truly unique fashion. Discover some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Florida. Spoot a variety of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and various bird species. Keep an eye out for rare species as you nip down small canals hidden deep in the swamp.

Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

3. Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

Enjoy a snorkeling trip by boat as you look out for dolphins and other sea creatures. Treat yourself to a complimentary drink on board as you cruise through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Depart into Historic Grand Lagoon for a 15-minute relaxing cruise out to the Shell Island snorkeling area. Along the way, keep your eyes out for sea animals in their natural habitat. Take in the views as the vessel drops anchor. Plunge into the waters to snorkel for seashells and to catch a glimpse of the underwater world. As well as snorkeling, treat yourself to time to relax, float, and take in the sun. Sip on a complimentary drink on board. Wade through the shallow water onto Shell Island to hunt for more shells. Before returning home, the boat will ride out further into the Gulf of Mexico to search for more dolphins and sight-see along the way.

Atlanta: Express Bus to Panama City Beach

4. Atlanta: Express Bus to Panama City Beach

Experience the sun and waves of beautiful Panama City Beach without having to fly or endure long drives. This express bus offers a direct daily service, going straight from the city of Atlanta to the beach and back, with a 25-minute restroom and snack break. Avoid the hassle of driving and paying for car parking by taking one of the daily 7 am buses. Stay in Panama City for as long as you want and purchase your return ticket to Atlanta for whenever you feel like it. Take some much-needed time off in this tropical paradise. Get away from the city and enjoy some nice days of swimming, shopping, and lying in the sun accompanied by your family or friends.

Panama City Beach: One-way Shared Bus to Atlanta

5. Panama City Beach: One-way Shared Bus to Atlanta

Make your trip simple and hassle-free with a professional transfer service from Panama City Beach in Florida to Atlanta, Georgia. Get back to Atlanta with a convenient bus transfer after a spending time enjoying the stunning Panama City Beach. Board the bus in the afternoon at the centrally-located meeting point at the breathtaking Panama City Beach. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive in a seat with plenty of legroom. Spend time walking on some of the 27-miles of beach, doing shopping, or attending an event at a local venue. Leave navigation, parking concerns, and traffic to your driver. Be dropped off at a conveniently-located point in Atlanta at the end of your transfer.

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport: 1-Way Transfer to Panama

6. Northwest Florida Beaches Airport: 1-Way Transfer to Panama

Enjoy a convenient one-way private transfer from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to your destination in Panama City Beach. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport terminal. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from the airport. Travel conveniently without having to worry about last-minute searching.

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What people are saying about Panama City Beach

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 111 reviews

We went out on the Footloose this weekend, and had an amazing trip. The captain and mate we lots of fun and full of knowledge. The water around shell island is very clear and there is plenty of little fish to see. Tip- if you stand still they’ll come right up to your feet. Highly recommend this trip and experience!

The ride is a lot of fun, no chance of seeing gators because you are only in salt water. You might see a bird.

Excellent experience on the sunset cruise tonight! Great music, great drinks, good vibes!!!

We had the time of our lives. This adventure was epic. Can’t wait to do it again.

Very cool. Got to see the marsh and our guide was great.