Banana Boat Rides in Panama City Beach
Are you looking for something exciting and new to do on your vacation? Why not give zooming across the crystal clear waters off Panama City Beach on one of our inflatable banana boats at try?
Pulled behind powerful jet skis, our uniquely shaped banana boats will have you hurtling over waves and racing through the surf as you splash along the beautiful coast of Panama City Beach.
With an experienced crew and professional staff, our rides are a safe and fun adventure for the whole family. Each banana boat can hold up to 6 riders, making it the perfect activity for big families and large groups. We provide the life vests and the thrill ride. All you need to do is hang on and enjoy the scenic beauty of some of the world’s most picturesque beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You might even encounter one of the area’s local and friendly resident bottlenose dolphin.
Paradise Watersports banana boat rides begin and end on the beach. The fast and wet ride is a fun and exciting way to cool off. Our life vests come in a range of sizes. We have vests to fit kids as young as 4 and larger adults.
Whether you’re vacationing in the area or you’re a local; want a monster adrenaline rush or a bouncing tour; our rides are suitable for everyone. Individual, family and large group rates are available, why not check us out today?
All of our Banana Boat rides can be purchased on the beach behind your resort, or on the beach behind Sharky’s Restaurant on Front Beach Road. All rides are done on a first come, first serve basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
There really aren’t a lot of limitations on who can ride a banana boat. We recommend that you wait to share this treat with children under the age of four. If you are under the age of 18, you’ll need a parent or legal guardian’s consent. Bring your parents along; it’ll be great! Because of insurance constraints, pregnant women can’t ride the banana boat.
Banana boats are great for large groups. If you all can’t fit on one, we can take out several bananas at once! Bring your office party, church group or sports team for some wild bonding time here at Panama City Beach.
Our banana boats are pulled by powerful jet skis that can go pretty fast. Our operators are Coast Guard certified and will only go as fast as safe, based on the water conditions. We want all our passengers to be comfortable. So, our operators won’t hit full speed if there are small children aboard your banana boat. How fast can you go? You tell us.
Rides are purchased by the mile. Longer selections will keep you on the water longer. You can choose from several different options for your ride.
Banana boat rides are very bumpy, so don’t bring a lot of gear with you. Bring your waterproof camera if you like, but leave your sunglasses back at the beach.
Just look for the big yellow bananas all along the beach to catch a ride. Then, get ready for a wild ride.
You’ll definitely get wet! Our jet ski operators are used to losing a few riders off the banana boat. Each rider wears a life jacket. So if you fall off just wait in the water and your driver will come around to pick you up.
We don’t allow rides when the weather conditions aren’t safe. If you can’t ride at your scheduled time, we’ll do our best to rebook you for a later date. If we can’t get you rescheduled, you’ll receive a full refund.
2 mile ride is $30 per person plus tax.