Panama City Beach Cruises

See dolphins with their calves in the wild, catch a massive fish from the deep, or hop on an airboat or a pirate ship for a swashbuckling good time. You can do all the above and more on Panama City Beach cruises, where land meets the Gulf, and a memory-filled voyage awaits.

Eco-Cruises & Dolphin Tours

Dolphin sightings are a common occurrence in Panama City Beach, and as a result, there are countless ways to see these friendly mammals out in the wild. One way is by joining a tour — Blue Dolphin Tours and Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours & More are just some local companies offering visitors a chance to explore the Gulf of Mexico, the Grand Lagoon, and St. Andrews Bay. Choose from half to full-day adventures, group, or private guided tours. Some dolphin tours even include a snorkeling excursion.

Another way to explore the local waters and wildlife, including dolphin sightings, is on the bright-yellow Sea Screamer that cruises past Shell Island, the state park jetties, and along the gulf shoreline. The Sea Screamer offers tours on a seasonal basis, and you can choose between a daytime or sunset cruise.

For a little bit of everything, including dolphin tours, sign up for a day-long excursion with Adventures at Sea, which also offers boat and jet ski rentals. 

Family Adventures

See the other side of Panama City Beach with Airboat Adventures as you tour the backwaters of West Bay, rivers, creeks, and marshlands in search of native wildlife. Common sightings include American bald eagles, great blue herons, and ospreys. For a thrilling eco-adventure, join Wild Thang Airboat Tours on a journey through the marshes in search of alligators, dolphins, and anything else you might stir up. 

Cruise into the fantasy world of friendly swashbucklers and spirited pirates aboard the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise. Do a little sword fighting or fire the kid cannon, discover treasure, dance to festive music, and play games. 

Gone Fishin'

While the PCB restaurant scene has no shortage of seafood joints, there is nothing quite like feasting on fish you caught yourself.

Whether you're packing the cooler for a deep-sea fishing trip or hanging out at a fishing pier, going fishing is one of the best ways to connect and experience a true sense of place in Panama City Beach. If you need more guidance, experienced captains run full-service fishing charters, so you can reel in local fish without getting bogged down in planning all the details.