Panama City Beach Boat Rentals Provide Gulf Adventures

Located in northwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico sits Panama City Beach, one of the the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches by TripAdvisor and CNN. Panama City’s miles of white sand and turquoise waters help create a beach experience that keeps vacationers returning every year. These picture-perfect beaches and local businesses also offer fun ways to enjoy its world-renown waters. Read about a few Panama City Beach boat rentals and fun things to do.

Top 5 Panama City Beach Boat Rentals: Where to Go, What to Do

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Shell Island Boat Rentals and Tours

For both boat and Waverunner rentals and tours, Shell Island is a great option. Boat rentals include 22- to 24-foot pontoon boats and a variety of standard Boston Whaler fishing boats for a day tracking and catching big ones. The locally owned company has provided boat rentals for nearly 30 years, and also offers swim with dolphins tours, complete with snorkel gear.

Lagoon Pontoons

If looking for a party on the water, try these pontoon boat rentals for exploring the bay. Offering both half- and full-day rentals, which include their fleet of jet skis, vessels are always well-maintained. Lagoon also has double-decker pontoon boats that accommodate up to 16 guests, with mounted water slides for added adventure. Guided dolphin tours and unguided jet ski rentals are also available. Lagoon Pontoon is just a 10-minute boat ride from Shell Island.

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Photo: Kristin Nador

Sunshine Water Sports of PC

While offering standard Panama City Beach boat rentals, Sunshine also offers other ways to tour the Gulf. Banana boat rides and parasailing rank among the most popular. The parasailing ride measures 2 miles and includes two dips from 800-feet of line. Other water fun includes jet-ski dolphin tours on Waverunners, and 30-minute to one-hour jet ski rentals.

Panama City Parasail

Family-owned and -operated Panama City Parasail has been flying guests for 30 years. On a banana boat tour, hang on tight while riding behind a motorboat or jet ski. The company also hosts two-hour dolphin tours, as well as snorkel time on Shell Island. Reservations are recommended, and guests can also rent a Hobie Cat for more water fun.

Bay Point Water Sports

Another top Panama City Beach boat rental company is Bay Point Water Sports, located at the end of the boardwalk. Pontoon boats are available for half- and full-day rentals. Guests can also rent jet skis, and take two-hour dolphin trips. Bay Point also has single and tandem kayaks for those who prefer to calmly ride the waters.

Read more about Panama City Beach and find rental accommodations.