Welcome to Florida Panhandle

What beaches they are, though! All powdered white sand and teal- to jade-green waters, this is a coast of primal, wind-blown beauty in many places, particularly the undeveloped stretches of salt marsh and slash pine that spill east and west of Apalachee Bay. In other areas, the seashore is given to rental houses and high-rise condos.

Inland, you'll find a tangle of palmetto fans and thin pine woods interspersed with crystal springs, lazy rivers and military testing ranges – this area has one of the highest concentrations of defense facilities in the country.

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$25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Panama City Beach Gulf of Mexico 2-Hour Sunset Catamaran Sail

After checking in at our blue kiosk at Pirates Cove Marina in Panama City Beach, your evening tour starts as you board the 78 passenger, Privateer  catamaran and set sail from the dock. Glide across the bay toward the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, watching for dolphins along the way. Your captain will get as close as possible to give you the best chance for sightings and photos. Listen to relaxing music as you enjoy the sunset and sip your included glass of wine, sangria, cold beer, or something nonalcoholic. The fully stocked bar also provides more drinks and snacks (own expense).  Once the sun has set, we cruise back to the marina, returning in time to enjoy the rest of the night out on the town at your leisure.

$28.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Gulf of Mexico Dolphin Cruise

Your cruise begins at Destin Harbor, where you'll hop aboard your sea vessel operated by a captain and crew.Listen to live commentary as you travel through the harbor, East Pass, and into the gulf, spotting dolphins in their native habitat. While you learn about Destin's history and culture, admire views of the scenic shoreline of the Emerald Coast. You can also head to the onboard concession stand to purchase light snacks or beverages, if you wish (own expense).

$19.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Pensacola Historic Landmarks Sightseeing Tour in Historic Bus

Your morning tour begins in the historic Belmont-Devilliars neighborhood of Pensacola and brings you to many of Pensacola's historical sites. As you explore Pensacola through its landmarks you'll hear stories which can be bizarre, humorous and just amazing. Pensacola's landmarks are truly one-of-a-kind,and reflect the city's diverse cultural identity. See a locomotive in the middle of the street, monuments of statesman and soldiers, unique buildings and historic homes. You'll become transfixed, entertained and awed by the narration provided by your tour guide, a native of Pensacola, who will share some of their favorite landmarks and associated stories. The tour even includes a walk inside the Pensacola Visitor's Information Center. Monuments, buildings and businesses are often overlooked, but they characterize the community and its culture.

$32 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Destin Dolphin Watching Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico

Ride through the gorgeous waters of the world famous Destin Harbor. Sail through East Pass and enter the Gulf of Mexico, admiring the stunning views as you go. Along the way, be on the lookout for sea life. Search for friendly dolphins, giant sharks, gliding sting rays, and loggerhead turtles. Circle Crab Island and get the chance to get close to amazing creatures of the sea.Sail back to the Destin Harbor and dock after a thrilling cruise.

$69 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail

After checking in at Pirates Cove Marina in Panama City Beach, hop aboard the Privateer and set sail from the dock. Admire views during the 20-minute ride to Shell Island while listening to commentary from your captain. When you arrive, you'll be provided with a safety briefing before disembarking the catamaran to enjoy the island's activities. You may participate in whichever activities interest you, from kayaking and snorkeling to the inflatable water park with trampolines, a climbing wall, a 12-foot (3.6-meter) water slide, and a seesaw ball. Test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), or take a banana boat ride. Life jackets are provided, and there are several deck hands to assist with anything you need. If you'd rather relax, simply lounge on the catamaran in the sunning nets, or enjoy the shaded area around the bar, where one beverage is included. The full-service bar is available to purchase light snacks and drinks (own expense); you may also bring your own lunch with you. After two hours at Shell Island, return to the boat for about an hour of dolphin-spotting in the gulf before heading back to the marina, where your tour ends.

$19.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ghosts and Graveyard Tour of Pensacola

Learn about the five types of hauntings that are common in Pensacola.Begin at an active funeral home and learn about the embalming process.  Learn about others who have worked on bodies and some who enjoyed their occupation a little too much.  Visit another funeral home that has been converted into a Youth center and hear why so many children go home with nightmares.  There are even stories of bones that were dug up in the backyard.  Travel into the Seville Historic District and see a house where abortions were conducted and the remains were hidden in the walls until the smell gave away the secret hideaways.  See where a murder happened and why some still hear the gunshots.  Learn where one man took a psychic's advice:  He dug up his yard and removed his house to find a buried treasure.  Hear what happened when one adolescent let the Devil inside or another who got tempted to play too close to the stove.  There also is the story of the man who got his skull crushed just outside where the bus was parked.  What about the Greek immigrant who everyone hated and somehow disappeared?  Then in Sanders Beach, you can see the outside of the most haunted house where psychics now won't even visit.  In a cemetery, you can see where a person was almost buried alive and another who was.  You can also see the grave of the most notorious black train robber in U.S. history and hear why some say he is still upset.  In North Hill, you can see Pensacola's first upscale neighborhood, where most of the homes are over 100 years old.  One home was featured on the Science Fiction Channel's hit TV series, Haunted Collector.  The residents still see things.  This is a fast paced tour for the person who wants fascinating ghost stories with historical background.  All stories were heavily researched and are sure to entertain.  We operate under moonlight and unfortunately can't predict the visibility of landmarks from specific distances.  We can guarantee you a fun tour though!

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