THINGS TO DO

Whether you enjoy shopping and family fun at Pier Park, joining in the nightlife at Schooners, or taking in the unspoiled scenery of Shell Island at St. Andrews State Park, there is an adventure just waiting for you on the shores of Panama City Beach!


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Hombre Golf Club

Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Florida is one of the Premier Championship Golf Resorts in the Sunshine State.

Hombre opened in December of 1989 with the foursome of Hubert Green, Hal Sutton, Donnie Hammond and Buddy Gardner. Hombre’s 27 Championship Holes, “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” feature water on 21 of the 27 holes and is meticulously manicured to PGA specifications throughout the year. Both scenic and challenging, Hombre is nestled amidst wetlands, marshes, lakes and preserves, and is beautifully framed with a stunning assortment of palms, pines and azaleas.

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St. Andrews State Park

Well known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities – a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Full-facility campsites, as well as primitive youth group camping, make this park a popular overnight destination. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.

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Frank Brown Park

Over two-hundred acres are dedicated to outdoor recreation facilities at neighborhood and community parks surrounding the beaches. The playgrounds, picnic areas, saltwater fishing pier, freshwater youth fishing lake, greenways and trails are open to the public year round. The Community Center and Senior Center host special events, civic club meetings, and two variety of classes for all ages.

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Econfina Creek Canoe Livery

Econfina Creek Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. This trail is an unusually beautiful, swift-flowing creek. High limestone walls and sand bluffs, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife characterize this remote creek. An easy half hour drive from Panama City, the Econfina Creek Canoe Livery offers day and overnight canoe and kayak trips through the Panhandle’s majestic Econfina Creek, where limestone banks line clear spring waters. The livery has canoes and kayaks available to rent, plus they will provide any shuttle service you may need.

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High Tide Guide Service

A full time fishing service specializing in light tackle bay and inshore fishing. Whether it be sight-fishing for Tarpon and Redfish with a fly rod or live bait fishing for speckled trout, flounder, and cobia, we can accommodate you. Well versed to fish all opportunities the “World’s most Beautiful Beaches” have to offer. We can be aboard a Hell’s Bay Waterman in five inches of water on the flats, or in the tower of a Blazer Bay cruising the beaches. Capt. Kyle Pitts is a Panama city native and his passion for fishing keeps him on the water year-round, always in search for the next bite. Coast Guard certified, all license, tackle, and bait are included in trip. Member of the Panama City Beach Light Tackle Guides Association.

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Grassy Flats Charters

Backcountry fishing is one of the most exciting things about a Florida Fishing Trip for a vacationing angler. Florida fishing is some of the best in the country. Flats fishing in St. Andrews Bay offers opportunities to reel in a variety of species, including tarpon, redfish, trout, grouper, snapper, mackerel and even sharks. Backcountry fishing requires a competent and experienced guide, a specialized boat, and a sense of adventure. Your backcountry Florida fishing options include the shallows of St. Andrews Bay, the grass flats of West, North, and East Bays, and the coastal structures of St. Andrews Bay Pass and Shell Island.

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Gotta Believe Charters

Gotta Believe Charters specializes in family oriented fishing trips for Mackerel,Amberjack, Cobia, Dolphin, Red snapper, Grouper and other reef fish species. We offer trolling trips for Wahoo, Tuna, White Marlin and Blue Marlin. All fishing boats are Coast Guard certified and equipped with the latest safety equipment and all Captains are Coast Guard licensed. All tackle, bait, ice and licenses are furnished. Coolers are allowed.

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B & T Charter and Guide Services

A Bay County native, Captain Brian Jacquay knows these local waters like the back of hands. It’s certainly clear that his son and best bud Trevor will follow in his wake. Whether you’re looking for fishing or simply enjoying the serenity of a Shell Island dolphin tour….B & T (Brian & Trevor) Charter & Guide Services can you provide you with the best of what our local waters has to offer.

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Cast-A-Way Charters

Experience the thrill of “Light Tackle Fishing” at its best with Cast-A-Way Charters in Panama City Beach, Florida. Come fishing with Captain Boyd “Buckey” Weaver and live the challenge of which few anglers ever get enough!

The gulf and bay waters surrounding Panama City Beach offer some of the finest sport fishing in the world. U.S. Coast Guard licensed, and more than 25 years experience, including 15 years of commercial fishing, Cast-A-Way Charters welcomes all levels of anglers from beginners to experts. Experience the thrilling challenge of catching: Flounder, Pompano, Blue Fish, Cobia, Mackerel, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, Triple Tail and others.

Tackle, Bait, Rod, Fishing License and Ice are provided. All you need to bring is Sunscreen, Camera, Food, Drinks and anything else you desire. If you like, you may also bring Your Favorite Rod.

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The Shoppes at Edgewater

If fun in the sun isn’t on your agenda one day during your sunny vacation, head out shopping and check out The Shoppes at Edgewater. Directly across the street from the resort you will find shopping, dining and entertainment!

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Pier Park

Pier Park is a Simon “Signature Project” serving as the premier shopping destination for the Panama City market and the entire Emerald Coast. Pier Park is an approximately 1.1 million square foot open-air regional lifestyle center, bringing unique shopping, tourist attractions and dining to the Panama City Beach area. Located on Front Beach Road in the heart of Panama City Beach, Pier Park is ideally located to serve the area’s growing residential community, exploding condo market, and over 7 million tourists that visit each year.

Pier parks features several restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Margaritaville, Guy Harvey’s Restaurant and many more…

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Another Broken Egg

Our unique and creative menu offers you a multitude of great choices. We believe that your breakfast & brunch are the most important meal times of the day. Our goal is to provide you with the most nourishing meal, prepared to order with the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Each location carries a Specials Board that will highlight our newest creations or some of our older dishes that have been requested over and over again!

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Bonefish Grill

When you walk through our doors, you may notice the chef-coat service or wine display. But we’ve left the stuffiness and unpronounceable menu out. Our polished casual setting helps you relax and celebrate – even if the occasion you’re celebrating is just dinner.

In here, the specials don’t stop at the food. Here, special is the feel of a big city bar that’s not far from home. It’s a wood-burning grill that swaps out boredom and routine for a dinner that opens your eyes. It’s chef-coat service that’s not about being stuffy, but all about knowing what you need. It’s feeling good about the food, the people and the bill each time you walk through the door. Because at Bonefish Grill, special isn’t something that comes around once a year. It’s something you’ll find here any night of the week. No matter what the reason is for your visit, we’re ready to share the BFG experience with you.

So don’t let today get away. Visit Bonefish Grill tonight.

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Saltwater Grill

Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant on Panama City Beach!

When you enter our Panama City Beach restaurant, you are presented with a panoramic view of our seven-foot-high, 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and Mermaid Room lounge offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Seafood, including live Maine lobster, and choice hand-cut steaks are our specialty.

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FireFly

Firefly is a unique casual fine dining experience located in Panama City Beach, Forida. When you walk through it’s beautiful wooden doors you soon realize it’s not a typical beach reastaurant. The warmth of the Firefly Bar and the Library Lounge leaves you feeling like you are at home with friends. Dining under the grand old oak tree will take your senses away to a dinner outdoors at a Mediteranean bistro.

Firefly’s everchanging menu is based on fresh, locally caught fish, imported exotic fish, and seasonal vegetables. The meats are cooked on an 1800 degree broiler which sears in the flavor. The meals are prepared with a passion for food and are served with a personality in presentation.

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Montego Bay Seafood House & Oyster Bar

Home to the World Famous Montego Bay Gumbo!  Montego Bay’s Caribbean-themed “surf and turf” eatery serves up fresh Gulf seafood, mouthwatering steaks, barbecue ribs, fresh raw oysters, world-famous gumbo, and many more specialty dishes—all with a decidedly Southern twist. Good value, generous portions, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere has made Montego Bay a regular stop on so many tourist’s itineraries when they return each year.

When you find yourself craving raw oysters or a great seafood platter, treat yourself to the beach’s favorite seafood house and raw bar!

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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting. There is something for everyone at Margaritaville from the decks overlooking the Gulf to the Tiki Bars serving up all your favorite frosty beverages. After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform every night of the week.

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Spinnaker Beach Club

If you love funky music that will keep you movin’, check out Spinnaker’s Party in the Groove Room, pumping out over 100,000 watts of pure sonic vibes… from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s… retro, funk and disco to the hottest Top 40 Dance hits.Is rock more your thing? Spinnaker’s Gulfside Rock Arena is the ONLY place in Panama City Beach to see a concert! It boasts the intimacy of a small rock club, with the best of a major arena.

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Schooners

They call Schooners, “The Last Local Beach Club,” and it really is the last of the old open-air hangouts left on the Gulf Coast. There’s nothing “fancy” about Schooners cuisine; it is simple, fresh and perfect. No sauces cover the unbeatable flavor of truly fresh Grouper sizzled to perfection on the Schooners grill. A platter of fresh Fried Oysters, Hushpuppies and icy cold beer blend perfectly with the salty breeze blowing in off the Gulf. Every morning, Schooners chefs buy fresh local seafood from local boat captains and, by lunch time, they have created a menu of daily specials which make the most of the fresh seafood and fresh local produce.

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Pineapple Willy’s Pier Bar

Willy’s Pier Bar is Panama City Beach’s favorite place for great drinks, music, and atmosphere. We feature several giant big screens and a great dance floor. We feature live blues bands every weekend. Our outdoor pier is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have a great time.

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Osprey Charters

Enjoy a Shell Island Tour while dolphin watching*, snorkeling, and sightseeing on and around Shell Island aboard Osprey II, a 25′ Carolina skiff that can host up to 12 passengers. The skiff has been USCG licensed and inspected.

Osprey Charters helps protect the wild dolphins of Panama City Beach by following the Dolphin SMART (www.dolphinsmart.org) responsible viewing and advertising etiquette.

Learn more on how you can help wild dolphins and why swimming with and feeding wild dolphins is harmful and illegal. Visit, www.dontfeedwilddolphins.org.

*Please note that Dolphins are wild animals and that you will be taken to areas that they are known to usually visit.

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Reel Rewards: The Grand Theatre

For wall-to-wall screens, stadium seating, digital sound and high back rocking chairs, this is the theatre for you. With a game room for the kids, a specialty cafe and free refills on any large popcorn or large drink, The Grand Theatre Pier Park 16 is the perfect place to watch the latest feature film you’ve been waiting to see.

Now offering the new Reel Rewards program allowing guests to earn 10% for every dollar they spend, free upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks, and a free small popcorn and small soda when you sign-up. For a complete list of perks, visit MyReelRewards.com

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Sunjammers

The Sunjammers Crew has been helping watersport enthusiasts buy the right gear and more affordable equipment since 1999.  Even before we opened Sunjammers our love and passion of the water extents to the mid 1970’s.  Sunjammers strives for happy customers that refer their friends.   Sunjammers doesn’t “upsell” we sell you the gear you need at a price that won’t “sink” your wallet.  A lot of our Florida customer base stops by occasionally and joins us for an afternoon sail or early morning kayak fishing trip on the local emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.   So visit our ever changing online store and feel free to call or email us with any questions.  If you ever in the neighborhood, stop by our Panama City Beach location,  kick up your feet and let’s talk fishing and sailing!

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Gulf Coast Photo

Gulf Coast Photo specializes in professional beach photography. Our conveniently located full service studios and photo labs provide a variety of services to meet any need. From weddings, to engagements, to a casual photo shoot on the beach, we are there. Our goal is to offer the most enjoyable experience, combine it with great quality, and create a family tradition that will last for years. All pictures are “taken today, ready today” and require no sitting fee.

** Guests of The Resort Collection receive a free 8×10 print with their Sunset Session booking **

At Gulf Coast Photo our photographers guarantee satisfaction and always strive to exceed your expectations. Please contact us right away to create a new family tradition and experience an unforgettable vacation event!

Open March 1st – Oct 31st
Hours- daily 10am – 10pm
Nov 1st – Feb call for availability

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Diver’s Den

Diver’s Den offers daily dive charters. We have a Delta Dive Boat that can accommodate up to 13 divers. We offer friendly, professional and safe diving on all of our charters. The boat captain is US Coast Guard certified and a PADI Dive Instructor.

We offer custom spearfishing trips and dive trips upon request. We have drinks, fruit and other snacks available for you on your boat trips. The boat is docked at 5550 North Lagoon Drive which is located less than one mile from Diver’s Den Beachside, directly behind Captain Anderson’s Restaurant. Please call our shop for group pricing and customized dives. Our trips are always diver’s choice!

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Adventures at Sea

If you’re into watersports and you want to experience the ultimate site-seeing adventure, parasailing is for you. Up to 3 people can ride at a time, and observers are welcome for the boat ride! Jet Ski rentals (wave runners) and Banana boat trips have become increasingly popular with large groups and families. Resort Collection guests receive exclusive discounts.

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Ed’s Beach Service

Ed’s Beach Service provides daily lounge, chair, and umbrella rental service. Call for pricing and details.

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Mr. Surf’s Surf Shop

Mr. Surf’s Surf Shop is the Emerald Coasts premier surf shop located on the Northwest Gulf Coast of Florida in Panama City Beach. Since 1980 Mr. Surf’s Surf Shop has provided the Gulf Coast & Panama City Beach with the best customer service, and selection of surfboards, skim boards, skateboards, accessories, and surf & beach apparel for girls & guys. Plus, Mr. Surf’s offers Surf Lessons, and provides the most accurate & up-to-date Daily Surf Report for the Gulf Coast and the Panama City Beach area. It’s not just for surfers, but also for boaters, fisherman, golfers, vacationers, property owners & others.

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