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Gulf World Marine Park and Shipwreck Island are long time family favorites in Panama City Beach. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not also provides family entertainment along with a variety of popular sightseeing cruises.

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Gulf World Marine Park Gulf World Marine Park Panama City Beach FL
15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 234-5271
Swim with dolphins and see fascinating shows featuring sea lions, dolphins, tropical birds and reptiles. Explore exhibits showcasing sharks, penguins, alligators and other wildlife. Open daily at 9am, rain or shine.

Shipwreck Island Water Park
12201 Middle Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-3333
Ninety-degree days find hundreds of families and spring-breakers cooling off in the area's biggest water park. Wave pools, tube rides and kid-friendly amusements please all ages.The Grande Theatre Panama City Beach FL

The Grand Theatre
500 South Pier Park
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(866) 728-6250
Newly opened in the Pier Park lifestyle center, The Grand Theatre treats avid moviegoers to 16 wall-to-wall screens and all stadium seating for up to 3500 guests. Plus, you can hang out in the arcade while you're waiting for the main feature to begin, then unwind in the specialty cafe after the credits roll.

ZooWorld Zoological & Botanical Park
9008 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 230-1243
Home to 350 animals, including 20 endangered species, this zoo features everything from leopards and orangutans to a baby animal nursery. The zoo shelters visitors and furry residents with acres of pine forest and hundreds of species of plants and trees.

Florida's Gulfarium Florida Gulfarium Fort Walton Beach FL
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 243-9046 or 1-800-247-8575
Get inspired... and "go wild" at Florida's Gulfarium on the emerald beaches of Okaloosa Island. Come visit harbor seals, otters, penguins, sharks, alligators and bottlenose dolphins. Don't miss the Dolphin Art at their award-winning gift shop!

Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises

Capt. Anderson's Marina Captain Andersons Marina Cafe Panama City Beach FL
5550 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(Located on Grand Lagoon at Thomas Drive)
(850) 234-5940 or 1-800-360-0510
Enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the elegant Lady Anderson dining yacht, trips to Shell Island, dolphin encounters, deep-sea and charter fishing boats, gift shop, Anderson Seafood Market or Mel's Dockside Restaurant.

Julbilee & Treasure Island Deep Sea Fishing
3605 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 236-2111
The best way to play "go fish" with your family. Set out on their spacious double-deck fishing boat for a half-day or full-day of fishing. Enjoy the sights from the upper deck, and let the kids enjoy the special activities. An air-conditioned, full-service galley serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, cold drinks, beer and wine. The friendly crew members will ensure a safe, comfortable and exciting time for all. Prices start at $45 and include bait, tackle, license, rod and reel. Welcome aboard!

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise Panama City Beach FL
5326 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-7400 or (866) 964-6461
AAARRH, matey! It's a pirate's cruise kids love! A thrilling and scenic 2-hour family adventure, including dolphin sightings, great music and non-stop pirate fun. Voted BEST sightseeing adventure on Panama City Beach. Sea Screamer Panama City Beach FL

Sea Screamer Sightseeing Cruise
5325 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 233-9107 or (877) 233-9107
Popular boating attraction that is fun for all ages! Jump on the world's largest speedboat for daytime and sunset cruises, including dolphin sightings by Shell Island. Operating everyday March to November. Cruising alongside the Panama City Beaches for more than 15 years... reserve your spot onboard today!

Shell Island Cruises
(850) 785-4878
Snorkel & swim with the dolphins or enjoy a narrated cruise of Historic St. Andrews Bay.

Arts & Entertainment

Bay Arts Alliance/Marina Civic Center  Bay Arts Center Panama City Beach FL
8 Harrison Avenue
Panama City Beach, FL 32401
(850) 769-1217
Fall in love with art at the beach. Bay Arts Alliance makes it happen with a variety of thrilling performances and enriching educational experiences, including the Presenting Arts Series at the Marina Civic Center in downtown Panama City, as well as Summer Concert Series in McKenzie Park. Call today for further upcoming event information.