7 Tips for Enjoying the Sugar-White Sands of Panama City Beach

It’s no secret that people flock to Panama City Beach to enjoy the emerald-green waters and the amazing sandy beaches along our coast. And Aquatic Adventures has got 7 great tips for making the most of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

1. Rent a Beach Chair

Why fight to load all of your beach gear into the car or get all sweaty trying to cart it down from the hotel, when you can simply rent your beach chair and umbrella from Aquatic Adventures? Let us take care of you so you can enjoy a prime location on the beach and relax in the warm, tropical sunshine. Not quite shady enough? We’ll adjust your umbrella. Need a drink? We’ll get it ready for you. Ready for dip in the beach chairwater? We’ll watch your things and make sure everything stays where it belongs. At Aquatic Adventures we’re all about making sure you enjoy your day at the beach.

2. Enjoy a Paddle Board

Looking for something to do that gets you out on the water? We have paddle boards perfect for individuals, couples or families. Our GUSU “softies” are designed for better buoyancy and stability and can easily handle the weight of a passenger, pet or load it down with gear for a fun adventure. With a quick lesson on stance and technique, even a beginner will be paddling through the waves like a pro.

3. Have a Thrill on a Banana Boat Ride

Not one to relax at the beach—then our banana boat rides may be the perfect activity for you. Beginning and ending right on the beach, our banana boats can hold up to 8 riders, making it the perfect activity for families or large groups. We provide life vests that fit children as young as 4 up to larger adults. Pulled behind one of our jet skis driven by our experienced staff, your group can enjoy a heart-pounding adrenaline rush or a bouncing tour along the beach.

4. Rent a Jet Ski

Whether you want to captain your own adventure or join us for a guided dolphin tour, jet skis are a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Panama City Beach’s coastline. Renting jet skis from Aquatic Adventures is a family-friendly experience. Our jet skis sit two people, so a couple could rent one for a romantic trip out to Shell Island or a family could arrange to have a parent and a child on each machine. With just a quick lesson on the machine, even a novice rider will find our jet skis easy to operate and intuitive to drive.

Be Sure To Enjoy the Beach at Shell Island

Shell Island is truly a jewel of Panama City Beach and not something to be missed while you’re vacationing in our beautiful city. With so many ways to get to the island, we’re sure Aquatic Adventures can help you enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

5. Relax on a Sailboat

sailboatWhen you’d rather take the slow route to Shell Island, Aquatic Adventures has catamarans available to rent for the experienced boater or rides captained by our experienced staff. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the quiet rush of waves as our 16’ Hobie Cat skims along the emerald-green waters of St. Andrews Bay. Savor the scenic beauty of the beaches or the coastal birds soaring overhead. You may even catch a glimpse of a sea turtle or thrill at the antics of our local population of friendly bottlenose dolphin.

6. Try a Snorkel Tour

When enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf from the surface isn’t enough, join us on one of our snorkeling tours off the sandy beach of Shell Island. With water temperatures averaging 80 degrees, snorkeling is a great way for a good swimmer to see marine life up close. Our professional and experienced guide will help you explore the grass shallows where you may see a seahorse or two or cruise above the coral reef in search of tropical fish and perhaps enjoy a close encounter with a sea turtle or bottlenose dolphin. No doubt seeing the beach from this angle is something you’ll be talking about for years to come.

7. Rent a Pontoon Boat

If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy Shell Island for the whole family or a large group, Aquatic Adventures has the perfect adventure for you—a pontoon boat. Pontoon boating is a great way to savor the breathtaking beauty of our beaches from a new perspective. With our fleet of pontoon boats that can accommodate up to 12 passengers, you can be the captain of your own adventure. You set the agenda and decide how you’re going to spend the day and what you’re going to see. Motor along the coast or find a secluded beach for a picnic, the choice is yours!
However you want to enjoy the beauty and wonder of Panama City’s beaches, Aquatic Adventures is your one stop location to get the most out of your vacation. Give us a call, stop by our location at Lighthouse Marina on N. Lagoon Drive or use our convenient online calendar to book your adventure with us today!