The Best Animal Adventures in Panama City Beach

Enjoy exciting animal encounters in Panama City Beach.

Explore the Natural World at Panama City Beach

There are so many parks and attractions in the Florida panhandle, how do you know which ones your family will enjoy most? All kids like animals, so we decided to tell you all about the best animal adventures in Panama City Beach.

Shell Island Dolphin Tours

Are you looking for an intimate animal adventure with you and your family only? You have to look into the Shell Island dolphin tours. These tours are operated by the Shell Island Shuttle company at Saint Andrews State Park. Local captains will take you and your family to all of the best spots for viewing and interacting with the dolphins. As part of the tour you are also given snorkeling gear to use for the day while you are swimming with the dolphins. You will be able to see them playing, communicating with each other and looking for their next meal. This is truly an experience that you and your family will remember for a long time.

Panama City Beach Zoo World

Maybe you are looking for something a little more furry? Try the sloth experience at Zoo World.  The sloth encounter is one of the most popular features of the zoo. Guests are allotted time in the enclosure with these beautiful creatures. Children are particularly fond of this as the sloths move in a slow and calm manner which puts kids at ease. Your children will always remember their day at Zoo World with their new sloth friends!  

Panama City Beach Penguin Experience

Can you hang out with penguins at the beach? You can if you take a trip to Gulf World in the heart of Panama City Beach. Gulf World has an African black footed penguin encounter. Guests  Get up close and personal with an African Black-Footed Penguin in Gulf World’s new interactive habitat. Guests will be immersed into the African penguin salt water habitat where they will get to interact and learn about the Endangered African penguin from animal care specialists. This is a must see during your next family vacation.

Animal Encounters in Panama City Beach

PCB has so much to offer when it comes to memorable experiences for your family or group. These animal encounters are just a small sample and we hope you don’t stop with just these three suggestions!

Shell Island Panama City Snorkeling, Dolphin Tours, and Pontoon Boat Rentals

The Shell Island Shuttle is the easiest, safest, and fastest way to get to Shell Island. Book now and save time on the day!

Things To Do on Shell Island

Looking for things to do in Panama City Beach? Take our Shuttle over to Shell Island, rent a pontoon boat, or even take a dolphin tour.

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

Explore Shell Island on your own time with your family and friends with one of our, well maintained, Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rentals.

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Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Tours

Our Shell Island Dolphin Tours are one of the most memorable experiences you will have while visiting Panama City Beach.

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Panama City Beach Snorkeling


Shell Island is a local hot spot for snorkeling in Panama City Beach, Florida. Begin your adventure with Shell Island Shuttle.

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