The Top 3 Ways To Have Fun in the Water in Panama City Beach!

We are in the middle of the chilly weather season here in Panama City right now. Our imagination is swirling with the thoughts of hot days on the beach and splashing in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It won’t be long now; Spring is right around the corner. So, let’s get started on the top-three ways to have fun in the water in Panama City this Spring.

1: Rent a Pontoon Boat

Put on your bathing suit, grab your cooler and 11 of your closest friends and rent a double-decker pontoon boat at Shell Island Pontoon Rentals at 5709 Lagoon Drive in Panama City Beach. You will be able to cruise the waters near Shell Island which is a very popular attraction in the South East. The boat has dual slides off of the back where you and your friends can enjoy hours of fun racing down and splashing into the clear water. This is an experience that the kids and young a heart will not soon forget!

2: Visit a Waterpark

Did you not get enough time on the slides on the Shell Island Pontoon double-decker pontoon boat? Then head on down to Shipwreck Island Waterpark and enjoy everything this 20-acre fun park has to offer. Shipwreck Island Waterpark opened in the summer of 1983. The tropical theme waterpark is filled with attractions and food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to every member of your family. The park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida. Shipwreck Island has been entertaining families for over thirty-three years on Panama City Beach. You can’t beat the fun you and your family will have at Shipwreck Island.

3: Enjoy world-class Sportfishing

For the ultimate thrill, head offshore into the Gulf of Mexico for some incredible Panama City Beach sportfishing action with Great Escape Charters. Captain Stewart Miller, Panama City native and Coast Guard-licensed captain with over 20 years of experience piloting sportfishing boats in the local waters, will put you on the fish for a thrilling day that will leave you with lots of great photos and plenty of bragging rights. The Great Escape is a fully-equipped 48-foot sport fisher with a tuna tower, all the electronics needed to home in on the best spots and get on the fish, pro-quality gear and tackle, and lots of fishing room. The boat also features a full set of creature comforts for up to 19 passengers including air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, lounge space for relaxing, and berths for overnight trips. Go out on a 4- or 6-hour family trip or plan a 2-day sportfishing adventure with Great Escape Charters.

There are many other ways to spend your days in the water around Panama City, Florida. We suggest you try these three first and see what you like and then try a few more ways to play in the waters of the Gulf Of Mexico. Just have fun!

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