5 Fantastic Ways to Get Wet!

Panama City Beach, Florida. Home to seemingly endless pristine sugar-white sandy beaches, lined by crystal clear sparkling emerald-green Gulf Coast waters.

A popular Florida vacation destination. The streets are lined with lush palm trees and boutique seafood restaurants. The cloudless sunny blue skies above are filled with tropical music and cool refreshing breezes.

All that’s left to do is have some fun, and GET WET!

Here are 5 AWESOME ways you and the kids can get wet in Panama City Beach, FL.

1. Shipwreck Island WaterPark

shipwreck island pcbShipwreck Island has to be the most obvious choice.

As the ONLY waterpark in Panama City Beach FL, Shipwreck Island entices visitors with catchy phrases that change every single season. We stopped keeping up with them, but we liked “more smiles per gallon” from a few years ago.

The park has exciting “thrill rides” that will keep the bigger kids and teenagers happy. These have more twists and turns, and faster speeds to keep the thrill seekers entertained.

Then there’s the special “Tadpole Hole”, which is a separate area made specifically with toddlers and babies in mind.

This area offers lots of safe and slower paced ways to enjoy a perfect Panama City FL afternoon with the tiniest members of your wolfpack.

No matter how old the kids in your fmaily are, there’s something for everyone here.


2. Race City

panama city beach attractionRace City is a bit of a Wild Card of the Panama City Beach attractions.

They have indoor black light mini golf, an amazing Roller Coaster, and the famous Skycoaster ride.

But Race City is also home to fun go kart tracks, a huge indoor Arcade, and Bumper Boats.

These Bumper Boats seat up to two riders, and give you control over a fun, front-mounted water cannon to shoot everybody else with!

Chart your way around the course. Use your boat to bump opponents, as well as shooting them with your on-board water-cannon!

It’s kind of like bumper cars but on water!


3. Gulf World Marine Park

gulf world pcbOpen daily at 9 a.m. rain or shine!

Gulf World Marine Park entertains crowds with sea lion shows, shark feedings, talking tropical birds, and their famous dolphin show.

Most of the shows have fun interactive elements to engage the kids, including the stingray petting pool.

BUT, possibly the most fun way to get wet in Panama City Beach, while at Gulf World, is to swim with dolphins!

Gulf World is one of the few places in the states where you can actually get in, and swim with dolphins. Just don’t forget your manners…

Be sure to get a special dolphin kiss and shake hands before you try this once in a lifetime experience!


4. Parasailing Ride

panama city fl parasailingWithout question this is one of the greatest ways to see and experience Panama City Beach.

Floating 100ft in the air with a parachute on your back safely strapped to the back of a powerboat.

Glide over the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico waters and soak up unforgettable views of the stunning coastline for miles in each direction!

How is this a fun way to get wet? We’re glad you asked…

The parasailing rides come with your choice of one dip – or two…

And it’s YOU that’s getting dipped!


5. Pontoon Boat Rental

panama city fl pontoon boatAnother wonderful way to enjoy the stunning natural beauty Panama City Beach has to offer, is to take the family on a pontoon boat ride and head over to Shell Island.

Voted as One of America’s Amazing Beaches by USA Today in 2012.

Shell Island is easily one of the most beautiful things to do in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Imagine a seven-mile stretch of pristine undeveloped white-sand beach next to the glistening Gulf of Mexico waters…

And the only way to get there is by boat.

This will be a day you remember. Forever.


Even More Fun Ways to Get Wet at the Sandpiper Beacon!

The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort gives guests even more fun ways to “get wet for free”!

With so many on-site amenities included in the price of your stay, many guests never even leave the resort during their vacation!

1. Indoor Lazy River Ride
2. Giant, Inflatable Waterslides
3. 2 Story Twist-n-Turn Turbo Waterslide
4. Heated Beachfront Hot Tub
5. Four Seasonally Heated Indoor / Outdoor Pools

ways to get wet at sandpiper