Day Cruises


Boisterous buccaneers and roaring cannons await passengers on the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise, a Panama City Beach family favorite. Aboard the 55-foot pirate ship, adults enjoy tropical scenery, wildlife sightings and refreshing alcoholic beverages, while petite pirates are thrilled by face painting, water gun battles, deck-swabbing and limbo. The mischievous pirates even shoot a powder cannon at stunned fellow boat tours before pulling a treasure chest from the water, brimming with riches for the kids.

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A premier excursion company in Panama City Beach, Island Time Sailing Cruises offers two affordable, family-friendly day cruises. On the snorkel and dolphin swim cruise, guests board a gorgeous 55-foot catamaran and sail to Shell Island to snorkel in stunningly clear water before swimming with magnificent wild dolphins. For a more laid-back experience, the sunset cruise is ideal, with hilarious on-board games and dolphin-watching against a breathtaking sunset backdrop. Complimentary beverages and snacks are included.

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The Sea Screamer
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A must-do in Panama City Beach, Sea Screamer cruises have it all – a knowledgeable, fun-loving crew, spectacular sightseeing along the coast, marine life interactions and spirited water blaster battles in the sizzling summer months. The 73-foot boat is designed to slice through waves for a uniquely smooth ride, and pint-sized passengers even have the chance to take the wheel. Whether you choose the snorkel, dolphin or sunset cruise, the adventure will surely be unforgettable.

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Captain Anderson's Marina

Captain Anderson's cruise from Panama City Beach to Shell Island has been a tradition for decades. As the spacious glass-bottom Captain Anderson III skims across shimmering emerald waters, the captain enthralls passengers with an historical narration. Then, upon reaching the island, visitors can collect beautiful shells, wade in the crystalline water or simply lounge on the warm, sugary sand. On the return trip, the captain seeks out playful pods of dolphins for phenomenal photo ops.

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One of the most thrilling and unique Panama City Beach day cruises, this airboat adventure takes visitors on an awe-inspiring journey through mysterious marshes and backwaters teeming with wildlife, from majestic eagles and herons to frolicking dolphins and enormous, snapping alligators. The swiftly gliding airboats, "Swampvette" and "Mudstang," are guided by knowledgeable US Coast Guard captains, and guests seeking a more relaxing ride can also enjoy a leisurely cruise on the six-person River Runner skiff.

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