Fun Things to Do in Panama City Beach
Welcome to Lagoon Pontoon, the go-to place for exciting aquatic adventures in Panama City Beach! Our Jet Ski Dolphin Tours, Jet Ski Rentals, and Pontoon Boat Rentals have been entertaining visitors for 20 years. But have you tried our Dolphin Boat Snorkeling Tours? Immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and explore the beautiful underwater world of Panama City Beach.
Our experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey where you’ll discover fascinating marine life, including dolphins, and colorful fish. The highlight of the tour is when you’ll get to snorkel alongside the dolphins in their natural habitat. Our snorkeling trips are safe and suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. You’ll receive top-notch gear and personalized instruction to make your adventure as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. At Lagoon Pontoon, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and boats. But don’t take our word for it, check out our 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and see for yourself why we’re the ultimate destination for fun in Panama City Beach. Book your Dolphin Boat Snorkeling Tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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Full Day & Half Day Rentals
Soaring views across Panama City Beach, and maximum fun for the kids, make our Double Decker Pontoon Boats our most popular rental boat. Our Double Decker Pontoon Boats hold up to 12 passengers, have 2 water slides and plenty of room to stretch out and make unforgettable family memories on the water. The top deck is a great way to spot dolphins playing in our calm waters of St. Andrews Bay visiting Shell Island.
If you are looking for aquatic attractions where you can encounter dolphins or just a fun family outing, a pontoon boat rental is one of the top things to do on Panama City Beach.
70HP • 90HP • DELUXE 90HP
Renting your own party barge is one of the top things to do in Panama City Beach. Our 70 horsepower Standard is the cheapest pontoon rental boat and best for groups under 10 with a top speed of approximately 18 mph. Our 90 horsepower, 12-passenger, 24-foot Tritoons handle larger groups, with a smoother ride and more speed—about 25 mph—for the quickest trip to Shell Island. Ranked TripAdvisor #1, our rental boat fleet is the newest in town with a friendly staff that provides helpful tips for a fun & safe day.
Panama City Beach averages 320 days of sunshine each year. So don’t forget to bring your shades and sunscreen!
Encounter dolphins up close from your own jet ski, it’s no wonder why many of our guests say it’s the most fun you can have on Panama City Beach. We take small groups away from the crowds to explore Shell Island, and our experienced guides train you at the dock, even if you’ve never ridden before.
2-8 hrs, Half Day Or Full Day
Get away by yourself with the only truly unguided jet ski rental company located in Panama City Beach. We offer hourly and daily rentals on new Yamaha VX110 Wave Runners that accommodate up to 3 passengers or 400lbs. Free instruction, located on Grand Lagoon just minutes from Shell Island.
Panama City Beach boasts one of the highest concentrations of wild bottle-nose dolphins in the world.
Swim With Dolphins
With a maximum of 6 guests per boat, you have a very good chance of swimming with dolphins on this tour. Or, personalize a private trip for memories your family will never forget. As Flippers Dolphin Tours we’ve been rated one of Yelp’s top things to do on Panama City Beach for over 10 years. Our captains are local experts on our Bottlenose Dolphins.
Island Time Catamaran
Our 3 hour snorkel and sailing tour aboard the 50ft catamaran Island Time will take you thru the calm water of St. Andrews Bay to Shell Island. We anchor in 5 feet of water where you can search for seashells, walk the beach or try out the stand up paddleboards. Just $49 adults, $35 (child 3-2), $10 (ages 0-2).
True to it’s name, on Shell Island you can find sand dollars, moon snails, periwinkles, whelk, olive shells and more!
Enjoy a 2-hour relaxing and fun-filled sailing cruise and delicious drinks aboard the 50ft catamaran Island Time. Perfect for couples or families, we cruise and sight see through the calm waters of Grand Lagoon, past the marinas, state park, and beautiful homes and into the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Lagoon Pontoons Reviews
What a great rental experience. The pontoon was in amazing shape, the staff was friendly and informative. Great location 10 minutes from Shell Island. Everything worked on the boat and for the off season full day price of $270 they can't be beat. We saw dolphins, rays and found tons of shells. 10/10 would recommend if you are looking for a visit to Shell Island and we will be back on our yearly trip for sure!!
— Justin Sarbeck, February 2024