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“Cloudy but still terrific”

Paradise Adventures Catamaran
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$25.00*
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2-Hour Sunset Catamaran Sail
Ranked #4 of 88 Tours in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Family owned and operated, our number one priority is to offer each guest a fun, unique, fun filled adventure that will create lasting family memories! Whether you are looking for a adventure filled sail out to our very own "Paradise Island", a private charter or romantic sunset sail, Paradise Adventures is your perfect destination that is fun for all ages. Our Adventure Tours have so many fun items for guests of all ages to enjoy! We offer a complimentary beverage on each trip and a full service cash/credit card bar on board with snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, frozen drinks and various cocktails available for purchase. Our new Catamaran, named the "Privateer", offers a large and spacious deck with plenty of seating, two sunning nets, wind and rain coverage, shaded cockpit, full service bar and two on board restrooms. We offer a variety of sails that include: 3 hour Adventure Tours out to Shell Island, Evening Sunset Sails, private charters, specialty cruises, birthday parties, singles cruises, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette sails, corporate sails and so much more! ***New for the 2015 season, we will also offer a separate glass Bottom Boat Tours*** We appreciate all of our guests and invite you to come out and experience what we are all about at Paradise Adventures Catamaran!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We booked a sunset cruise with Paradise at the last minute for Sept. 22. The first tour we had reserved cancelled 2 hours before sail time. We were in Panama City Beach just for the weekend and really wanted to do a sunset cruise Sunday evening - really, that was nearly our primary reason for our beach weekend. (long story about a special meaning behind Sept. 22 for us). Anyway, it had been a cloudy and/or rainy weekend and in spite of the weather, we were looking forward to a boat trip & so very glad when Paradise was still offering their cruise for Sun. night. Many thanks to the lady at the kiosk welcome center at Pier Park for recommending Paradise. We called them & reserved at 4:30 and were at the marina at 5:05 and boarded at 5:15. To see all the clouds it seemed crazy to be going out, but there were a few other people as well. Captain Joe was great and so were the crew mates. Price was very reasonable and included a drink for each of us. It was wonderful to get away and just relax and enjoy the cruise. How often do we get to see such incredible cloud shapes instead of a gorgeous blue sky? Captain Joe couldn't take the catamaran into the Gulf because of the waves, but that was okay, we got to St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island and enjoyed the scenery and the waves and the 10 min. showing of the sun and then explored the bay. Not much of a sunset, a few pink colors in between the clouds, and oh, yes, we did see dolphins shortly after leaving the marina. It actually did rain for about 15 min. while we were out, but we could stay dry beside the bar, and it didn't last. Capt. Joe & the crew got the seats dried off in no time, so back on deck we went. So it wasn't the typical beautiful day, awesome sunset and many dolphins, but it was still totally enjoyable & it meant a great deal to us to be able to take this 2 hour cruise on the 22nd. Thanks Captain Joe! Hope to go again on a sunny day our next PCB trip!

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Donnie C, Owner at Paradise Adventures Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for your thoughtful review about your experience with Paradise Adventures. It is always nice to hear positive things about our business our staff and crew. We are very glad that you were able to make the best of your "not so sunny day" and we look forward to having you and your family out with us again very soon. Thank you so much

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a long overdue review. My family and I were on the Easter cruise. Kids had so much fun at shell island hunting Easter eggs. The crew members were awesome! The catamaran ride was smooth sailing. It was my first time on a catamaran and definitely will not be my last. This is a must do in PCB

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Donnie C, Owner at Paradise Adventures Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thanks for the review regarding our Easter Sail. My entire family also went on the afternoon sail and it was a lot of fun. We plan to do the same event next year, so please keep us in mind for next Easter. Thank you again for remembering to share your experience with us.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were a multi-generational family; grand, parents, 9mo, 3yr. Everyone had a good time. Saw dolphins, played on nicest, most desolate beach (shell island). There was shaded area on boat for small ones nap and plenty of open area for enjoying the sail. The Captain was very knowledgeable and very friendly and accommodated our wish to sail more. The first mate was very helpful and friendly and was always ready to assist us. It was the highlight of my visit to PCB. Thanks

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Donnie C, Owner at Paradise Adventures Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

We are very glad to hear that everyone had a terrific time coming out with us. We look forward to having you and your family out with us again soon. Hope you all have a great Fall Season! Thanks from the entire staff and crew of Paradise Adventures Catamaran!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

What a surprise. Lots of activities to do but with the option of just enjoying the water and sun. We had a great time with water trampolines, kayak, paddle boarding, climbing, dolphin searching, relaxing in the boat, and just getting to know good people! You will not regret this!

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Donnie C, Owner at Paradise Adventures Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

We appreciate you taking time to post a review about your experience with Paradise Adventures Catamaran. We definitely feel like we have a lot of fun and exciting things to offer our guests during our half day adventures. Be on the look out, we have more exciting things we plan to offer for next season!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went on the sunset cruise and it was great. The beginning of trip was cloudy with a little thunder but ended up be amazing. Great staff and beautiful views. Will be going back.

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Donnie C, Owner at Paradise Adventures Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

The entire staff and crew thank you for coming out with us on our sunset sail last week and we greatly appreciate you taking time out to write a fantastic review. We look forward to seeing you out with us again very soon.

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