Area Attractions - Panama City Beach, FL

Gulf World Marine Park and Shipwreck Island are long time family favorites in Panama City Beach. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not also provides family entertainment along with a variety of popular sightseeing cruises!



There are many places to take the family for fun-filled times in Panama City Beach, FL.

Gulf World Marine Park


15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 234-5271
Swim with dolphins and see fascinating shows featuring sea lions, dolphins, tropical birds and reptiles. Explore exhibits showcasing sharks, penguins, alligators and other wildlife. Open daily at 9am, rain or shine.


Shipwreck Island Park


12201 Middle Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-3333
Ninety-degree days find hundreds of families and spring-breakers cooling off in the area's biggest water park. Wave pools, tube rides and kid-friendly amusements please all ages.


ZooWorld Zoological & Botanical Park

9008 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 230-1243
Home to 350 animals, including 20 endangered species, this zoo features everything from leopards and orangutans to a baby animal nursery. The zoo shelters visitors and furry residents with acres of pine forest and hundreds of species of plants and trees.


Florida's Gulfarium

1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 243-9046 or 1-800-247-8575
Get inspired... and "go wild" at Florida's Gulfarium on the emerald beaches of Okaloosa Island. Come visit harbor seals, otters, penguins, sharks, alligators and bottlenose dolphins. Don't miss the Dolphin Art at their award-winning gift shop!



Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises


There are many local Panama City Beach sightseeing companies to take you and your family on a Florida adventure! 

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

5326 North Lagoon Drive 
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-7400 or (866) 964-6461

AARRH, matey! It's a pirate's cruise kids love! A thrilling and scenic 2-hour family adventure, including dolphin sightings, great music and non-stop pirate fun. Voted BEST sightseeing adventure on Panama City Beach.


Sea Screamer Sightseeing Cruise

5325 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 233-9107 or (877) 233-9107
Popular boating attraction that is fun for all ages! Jump on the world's largest speedboat for daytime and sunset cruises, including dolphin sightings by Shell Island. Operating everyday March to November. Cruising alongside the Panama City Beaches for more than 15 years... reserve your spot onboard today!


Capt. Anderson's Marina

5550 North Lagoon Drive 
Panama City Beach, FL 32408 
Grand Lagoon at Thomas Drive
(850) 234-5940
(800) 360-0510

Enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the elegant Lady Anderson dining yacht, trips to Shell Island, dolphin encounters, deep-sea and charter fishing boats, gift shop, Anderson Seafood Market or Mel's Dockside Restaurant.