Just off route 98, you’ll find Panama City, a refuge for ocean lovers year round. With mild winters and hot summers, Panama City is a subtropical paradise: sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing and boating are only a few of the activities enjoyed every day in the city. Visitors also enjoy dolphin-watching and enjoy local seafood and abundant natural beauty. The copious beaches and beautiful weather make Panama City a popular destination for families and vacationers.
What’s the best way to see all the gorgeous sights of Panama City? From the cool, air-conditioned comfort of a Metropolitan Shuttle charter bus or shuttle van. Whether you’re in town for a vacation getaway, company conference, or anything in between, Metropolitan Shuttle has the vehicle to get you there.
Here are just a few of the attractions you could see from a charter bus in Panama City.
Appalachicola National Forest
About three hours away from Panama City is the Appalachicola National Forest, the only national forest in the Florida Panhandle. The Appalachicola is an ideal location for biking, hiking, ATVs, fishing, or boating. There’s plenty of room for all of that, too: the Appalachicola is over six hundred thousand acres of old growth pond cypress and slash pine.
Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida
Built in 1969, the Science & Discovery Center is a children’s museum, offering interactive science exhibits and play areas. Visitors can interact with live reptiles, walk along a nature trail, sign up for summer camp, or learn about paleontology.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Sea life enthusiasts will want to book a Panama City party bus rental and take a ferry or boat through St. Andrews Bay to Shell Island, where they can relax on the sandy white beach and watch the dolphins. If the beach isn’t your style, you can book a boat tour, kick back on the upper deck, and let the sea breeze flow through your hair as you spot whales from the comfort of your chair.
Whether you want to collect shells on the beach or enjoy drinks in comfort, You can even book an opportunity to swim with the dolphins!
Another great way to get up close and personal with the sea life in Panama City is to reserve a snorkeling tour. Many boats leave several times a day to cruise around the bay to watch the dolphins, then don provided snorkeling gear and dip below the waves to see the dolphins first-hand. Snorkeling tours usually last a few hours and are a great option for families or small groups, making it a perfect day trip for a minibus rental in Panama City.
Featuring exhibits showcasing the history of diving, the Man in the Sea Museum offers visitors a chance to explore exhibits such as SEALAB-1 (the world’s first underwater living facility), early diving suits and Navy training modules, and even climb into a Mark IV Beaver submarine. The museum also hosts an annual “Oyster Bash” fundraiser to continue its restoration of SEALAB-1 (while serving up delicious food).
Ready for your Bus Rental in Panama City FL?
If you love the sun, surf, and sand, Panama City is a great choice — and Metropolitan Shuttle can help you get there with ease. As one of the most reliable charter bus companies in Panama City, Metropolitan Shuttle’s friendly, professional staff has the expertise to schedule and plan any trip, large or small. Interested in hearing more? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.