The kids are heading back to school! What now?

In many states, the kids are starting to collect everything they need for this upcoming school year. This means one thing. It is time to take a vacation for yourself! You and your significant other can load them up on the bus as you load your car and leave the check up list for the babysitter. When you get on your vacation without the kids sometimes you have to wonder what to do with all you free time. The answer is simple. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze. Head to the beach, reserve a LOUNGE CHAIR for the week and let it all go as our attendants take care of you while you do nothing. When you are ready for an ADVENTURE, you can give us a call or talk with your beach attendant and let them sign you up for a day out on Shell Island, a romantic eco-tour for two or a fast pace jetski tour around our slice of paradise. Regardless of what you choose to do we will be there to help you along the way. Not sure of where to eat while you’re here? Our beach team will help you with that. You may be looking for the best places to eat, things to do and where the nightlife is while you’re visiting us and we will have all the answer for you. So, don’t get back into the swing of things just yet. Let the kids head to school and take one more vacation just for you!

What to bring on your vacation!

As the summer rolls around and the kids are let out for the summer vacations are being booked and the planning has begun. Many are in such a rush to get to the beach that they forget to pack the essentials for their trip. Here are our suggestions for what you should bring along on your vacation:

The Basics:

  1. Sleepwear
  2. Rain Jackets, yes it does rain in paradise as well some days
  3. Flip Flops!
  4. T-shirts and tank tops
  5. A set of nice clothes if you plan to go out in style
  6. Bathing suit
  7. Sunglasses
  8. Cell phone Chargers
  9. Travel Speakers to sit back and enjoy a good tune while on the beach
  10. Most importantly SUNSCREEN!

Toiletry Bag Basics:

  1. Toothbrush and toothbrush
  2. Hair brush/Comb
  3. Deodorant
  4. Shampoo and Conditioner. You don’t always want to use the hotels provided hair care
  5. Aloe, for skin care and to help with those beach day burns
  6. Personal Hygiene Products
  7. Contacts, Contact Solutions and contact cases
  8. Prescription medication. Don’t forget. Don’t mix prescriptions, drinks and the sun. It can lead to a bad time!

Save space for your trip!:

  1. Purchase food and drinks for your trip when you get here. The Walmart on vacation isn’t going to be any more expensive than your Walmart at home.
  2. Pillows and blankets. Most hotels and resorts provide your bedding for you. But don’t forget your favorite pillow from home!
  3. Kids toys. Most toys are going to be lost in the sand. Leave the kiddos favorites at home and stop by the dollar stores to grab beach toys for them that you don’t mind losing or throwing away at the end of your vacation.

There’s always things that you need to make sure you pack and some things that you can just pick up when you get to your destination. All in all, just have fun and enjoy your vacation!

Jeep Jam

Hey everybody! Jeep Beach Jam is here and it is a beautiful week in Panama City Beach. As you drive around cruising in your Jeep, make sure you stop by and see us at our marina and do a little cruising on a boat with us! Don’t forget, we are always around to make sure that your vacation is top notch. We are always offering adventures for the whole family and relaxation on the beach as you leave the troubles behind at the office.

Beat the Winter Gloom with a Panama City Beach Getaway

Thinking of taking a break from the gloom of winter?  Some glorious Florida sunshine will help and we have just what you need! It’s time for a Panama City Beach getaway. The weather is warm and sunny with an average winter temperature of 65 degrees; warm ocean breezes waft in from the gulf, and the sunsets are breathtaking. Doesn’t that sound more appealing than venturing out under gray skies and sub-zero wind chills? Why not give those you love the gift of time spent together this holiday season?  Plan a time of rest and recreation on Florida’s Emerald Coast for a spectacular fun-filled vacation during this holiday season.

Perfect weather for your favorite outdoor pursuits

A blue, white, and yellow volleyball lies partially buried in the sand

Winter on the Emerald Coast is the perfect time for visitors and locals alike to enjoy outdoor sports and activities. Less heat means more fun. You can rent a boat, head for Shell Island, visit and explore to your heart’s content while enjoying the sunshine—without overheating. Even though you might not want to go swimming without a wetsuit, the beach temperatures are perfect for a day of sandcastle building. You can also enjoy taking a boat out for fishing or a dolphin tour. There’s no need to get wet. The water in the Gulf of Mexico is so clear that you can view sea life, shipwrecks, and reefs from the deck.

Explore Shell Island Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach folk don’t miss a chance to take advantage of our great weather. For instance, in December, Panama City Beach hosts the Panama City Beach Marathon at Pier Park. There’s also the PCB-Beach Vollyball Series at Russell-Fields Pier. The Senior Softball Tournament begins December 7 and last all winter long! We’re always coming up with something fun to do. Whatever your pleasure—biking, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, rollerblading, or just hunting for the newest Pokemon Go characters—it’s all good in PCB’s good weather.

Panama City Beach Christmas means fun festivities for everyone

Holiday lights at Panama City Beach

Of course, we do Christmas here, too. Panama City Beach is all set for the holidays. Want to enjoy a little taste of winter during your sunny vacation? The Christmas Tree Forest and Ice Palace can hook you up. Just go to the intersection of Front Beach Road and Alf Coleman Drive. Among the trees decorated with lights you’ll find a 50’ x 100’ ice skating rink. A Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place December 5 at Frank Brown Park. There will be other tree lightings and celebrations all month long to entertain you.

If you’re in town on December 10, you won’t want to miss Panama City Beach’s fabulous Christmas Parade at Pier Park. Followed by the parade is one of the highlights of December in Panama City Beach—the Panama City Beach Annual Boat Parade of Lights. This is the 30th year for the boat parade and you won’t believe how many vessels participate in this event! Once the parade is over, the party continues at St. Andrews Marina. Many buildings along the coastline and around the bay are decorated for the holidays as well.

Pier Park at Panama City Beach

To fully enjoy the beauty of Panama City Beach’s holiday lights, consider renting a pontoon boat to take an evening tour. The staff at Adventures at Sea can set you up with everything you need to have a great trip. While you’re out you might get to see our bottlenose dolphins, one of our visitors’ favorite year-round sights. Wouldn’t that make for a great holiday memory for the kids?

Great memories make the perfect gift for anyone

Whether your idea of a good time is building sandcastles on the beach, exploring nature on Shell Island, seeing dolphins up close and personal, or celebrating Christmas with a sunny twist, Panama City Beach has everything you need. Skip the snow and ice and join us in Panama City Beach for fun activities and Christmas lights with your family and friends this year. You can even make reservations for a holiday feast at one of several area restaurants. Just book your hotel or rental and make your way to the sunny side. A holiday vacation with your loved ones lets you create wonderful memories that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Have any questions? Feel free to drop us a note, we’re glad to help you plan your perfect escape from winter’s gloom and enjoy your Panama City Beach getaway.

Boat Tour Panama City Beach