Glide smoothly through the ocean waves on an eight mile sightseeing cruise in Panama City Beach, Florida on the Sea Screamer Sightseeing Speed Boat. Take in some absolutely wondrous views from this water vessel as you cruise along the coastline of a beautiful area of the Gulf of Mexico. The bright yellow Sea Screamer can be found at the Lighthouse Marina on North Lagoon Drive. The ticket booth is by the Famous Boatyard Restaurant near the water and docks. Cruises last between 90 minutes and two hours and get rave reviews. The Sunset Cruises are particularly enjoyable.
The crew of the Sea Screamer is welcoming as they play host on this trip. Captain Andy and his first mate, Cody, know all the right spots to stop for the most interesting sights. With many great stories to tell, the captain keeps the passengers very entertained. The ocean comes to life with many marine creatures, including common sighting of playful dolphin. Dependent on the time you go and with lots of luck, the dolphin are sometimes very abundant. Everybody absolutely loves to watch them play and Captain Andy is very good at finding them. They often swim and jump in the wake of the boat. Kids sometimes get to experience a turn at the wheel while they steer under the captains attentive supervision. There’s a cannon on the boat that creates great fun and the sound it makes as it bounces back off the hotels and condos is pretty neat. The cruise comes equipped with water blasters for spraying on really hot days. Kids and adults alike welcome being sprayed with the cool refreshing water.
The season aboard the Sea Screamer begins towards the end of March. The 1 pm daily cruise runs from March through May with 6 pm Sunset Cruises during May. During the busy months of June through August, reservations are highly recommended and they fill up quickly. June and July offer Dolphin Cruises at various times throughout the day. August usually only provides the 5:30 Sunset Cruises and the cruise time in September moves up to 5:00 due to the earlier setting sun. During at least part of the season, they are closed on Mondays. Just call ahead of time when you’re planning to visit to be sure you get on the list. Cruise opportunities shorten during October when they’re closed on Mondays and Fridays, and November only offers 3pm cruises on the first two Saturdays before they close for the winter.
The Sea Screamer is one of the more affordable activities around and you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck. Cruise prices are $19 for adults (12 years and up), $18 for seniors (60+) and $15 for children (4-11 years). Toddlers 3 and under have no charge if they are held in an adult’s lap. Affordable snacks and drinks are available on board when you get hungry or thirsty and they even have restrooms below deck. Coupons can be found on their website, so be sure to print them out before you go. They coupon takes $1.50 off each adult or teen ticket and gives a dollar off the purchase of an adult size t-shirt. Coupons are not good for the June or July Sunset and Evening Cruises. Each coupon can be used for parties of 1-8 people. You do have to print and present the coupon to get the discount. Check the local coupon books to see if they any other deals. The boarding passes usually have discounts for the Boatyard Restaurant, so check that out too.
The Sea Screamer is a thrilling and interesting ride that many travelers return to on every visit to Panama City Beach. This is great fun for all ages, young, old and in between. Families, couples and large groups will find this to be a very satisfying outing.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Reviewed March 11, 2010 / Stars
“The Sea Screamer Sightseeing Speed Boat in Panama City Beach, FL offers an incredible speedboat ride out of Panama City Beach that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and leaving you saying WOW!”
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