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Beach Activities at The Holiday Inn Resort
Water Activities in Panama City Beach are abundant at the beautiful Holiday Inn Resort! Whether you’re idea of fun is underwater sneaking a peek at life under the sea with a snorkeling or a diving adventure or high above the water while parasailing and seeing miles down the beach, the Gulf of Mexico gives its guests plenty of water activities to choose from! Don’t forget, you can save an additional 20% off all Adventures At Sea Watersports when you reserve your escapade in advance.
Take a Parasail ride and really see the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches! Experience a whole new level of adventure, as you peacefully glide alongside the sea gulls over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can choose to be dipped and dangle your feet in the emerald green waters, or not be dipped.
Banana Boat Rides
One of the most poplar Water Activities in Panama City Beach are thrilling Banana Boat rides~ Zoom across the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a giant yellow inflatable! These big yellow floats are pulled by Jet Skis! Ride for an afternoon of cooling off, or for sightseeing near the shore. Dolphins, sea turtles, fish, and other harmless wildlife are common sights to see – if you’re not too busy laughing and enjoying the ride. A Banana boat ride is an inexpensive must when visiting Panama City beach! The banana boat accommodates up to 6 passengers per trip, and group rates are available.
Pontoon Boat Rentals
Never piloted a pontoon boat before? Don’t worry, the crew at Adventures at Sea welcomes beginners. Adventures At Sea has the largest fleet of pontoon boat rentals on the Emerald Coast. The 24′ boats are clean, safe and reliable, and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Each vessel is equipped with U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for all passengers, and are available in a range of sizes from toddler to adult. All boats are equipped with a Bimini sun top, swim ladder, and anchor. There is enough storage area to bring along beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, and sand pails for the kids.
Looking for a great snorkeling destination in Panama City Beach? Visit St. Andrew’s State Park! Well known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. The jetties at the park provide a great place to snorkel both on the Gulf side and in the state parks “kiddie pool”!
Another great snorkeling adventure is found with Adventures at Sea! They offer the most incredible Dolphin Adventure around Shell Island and the jetties! Passengers are allowed to get off the boat at Shell Island to search for shells, sand dollars, and other marine life. Shell Island’s “kiddie pool” is a wonderful place to snorkel and to see all kinds of wild including: starfish, sand dollars, various types of fish, crabs, and much more! The jetties are a beautiful area to take pictures for your family and friends. Shell Island is the only place in Panama City Beach to view natural sand dunes. All snorkel gear is provided and bottled water is included. Up to 6 people per boat, and a tour guide is included!
Dolphin Tours, Wave-runner & Boat Tours
Are you the adventurous type? Pilot your own Wave-runner, and follow a tour guide as he guides you through a 25 mile adventure covering the waters of Grand Lagoon, St. Andrew’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Each wave runner can accommodate one or two people. Or, enjoy viewing the dolphins from the luxury of our Dolphin Tour Boat. Keep in mind, the boat tour is more accommodating to groups with younger children.
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Holiday Inn Resort
11127 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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