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5 Reasons Tourists Love Snorkeling Panama City Beach

Mike Fisher

5 Reasons Tourists Love Snorkeling Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA: Snorkeling Panama City Beach is a must-have on your next trip down to the Florida Panhandle. Relax and take it all in from the sparkling waters above and below the surface.

One of our the most popular activities in the region and always a new adventure each and every time you go out, unleash your inner Reef Rider and explore the splendor of Grand Lagoon, West Bay, as well as the Gulf of Mexico with some goggles and a wind pipe!


What's so Great About Snorkeling in Panama City Beach, FL?


Panama City Beach, FL, is part of a region known as the Emerald Coast. The luxurious title comes from the emerald-green waters and white-sand beaches of the Florida panhandle. Rest assured, Panama City Beach is one of the most beautiful places to snorkel in the US and beyond.

There are tons of things to do on the water in Panama City Beach that combine snorkeling, cruising, marine life, and other water-based activities and attractions.



1. Shell Island


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Snorkeling Panama City Beach means many things, including plenty of sunshine, family, and fun. It also means making the trek out to Shell Island to explore the island and what lies beneath the waves.

A favorite spot among tourists and locals alike, get an up close and personal look at the day-to-day of coastal wildlife as well as the rise and fall of the tides. For sure, Shell Island is as good a place as any to take things nice and slow.


2. Dazzling Dolphins


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Being able to swim with the dolphins in Panama City Beach is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that you absolutely do not want to miss out on!

Spend a morning, afternoon, or both with a crew of professional snorkeling and diving instructors who will seek out Flipper and his friends as well as teach you the ins-and-outs of dolphin interaction. One dolphin swim adventure and you will be hooked!


3. Incredible Wildlife


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Step right up and see the amazing, incredible, and inspirational marine wildlife of Panama City Beach. In addition to dolphins, scope marine wildlife like sea turtles and fancy fish like redfish, tarpon, cobia, speckled trout, and Jack Crevelle among others.

Depending on what time of year you come and where you snorkel (inshore bay versus coastal) you are bound to see a different fish each and every time. Flounder, you say? Yeah, we've got those too!


4. It's Relaxing


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One of the top reasons people love snorkeling in Panama City Beach is for the relaxing vibes! This makes snorkeling a great tour for couples and families alike. Snorkeling can be as strenuous or relaxing as you wish, depending on your style. One of the most beautiful things about snorkeling is being able to keep air in your lungs and therefore stay buoyant.

After a while, though, you may become quite interested in seeing what's down just a bit further. You can see something, but what is it? Only you will know for sure. So go ahead and take that dive. Or... continue to float the surface. Choices, choices, choices.


5. Perfectly Priced


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Perfectly priced is an understatement. A snorkeling adventure in Panama City Beach is an economical choice for the whole family! Looking for something to entertain the whole gang without breaking the bank? Lucky for you, TripShock has a trip that fits every budget.

Whether you're just looking for a relaxing swim, or want to encounter dolphins on a budget, there is a snorkeling tour that fits your idea of vacation spending. This low-key, low price activity can stir conversation and convert even the most indoor-centric person that you know. Check out our list of deals on different snorkeling and diving adventures today and get out there ASAP!



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