Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A is an incredible vacation destination for a number of reasons. Here, you can bask in the warmth of the Florida sunshine, take a stroll along the soft, snow-white beaches, and splash around in the refreshing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. You can also explore the Gulf from the comfort of one of the area’s premier Florida dinner cruises, onboard of which is served the finest samplings of Florida’s freshest seafood.

Whether you’re looking for entertainment for the whole family, another way to take in the sights of the Gulf, or you want to treat your loved one to a romantic sunset dinner on the water, a Florida dinner cruise offers up wonderful opportunities for sightseeing and entertainment. We’ve put together a brief guide below of just a few of our favorite cruise recommendations. Read on to learn more about the fabulous dinner cruises available for your enjoyment along the Scenic 30A!

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises

While the cuisine aboard these vessels is more of the snack and beverage variety than a full-fledged dinner, the cruise does provide breathtaking sights—particularly at sunset—of Destin Harbor, Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Bridge, and the dolphin denizens of the area. Accompanied by a narrated history of the area and a glass bottomed-boat for optimal dolphin watching conditions, Southern Star Dolphin Cruises is a great option for satisfying your cruise and sightseeing cravings.

Sunquest Cruise’s Solaris

The ultimate romantic dinner cruise in Florida, Sunquest Cruise’s Solaris is a yacht that makes sunset trips into the Gulf, where gourmet meals are served on the outdoor decks of the boat. Sip on a glass of wine as you look out over the shimmering waters of the Gulf and feel the caress of the salt-tinged sea breezes. After dinner, share in a dance to live music under the starlight of evening hours on the ocean. If this is your type of romance, you may be interested in Solaris’ wedding packages as well.

The Buccaneer Pirate Cruise

Though this cruise is quite a departure from the romance of a cruise aboard the Solaris, it’s a fantastic setting for taking the whole family on a fun adventure on the high seas! Like Southern Star, snacks and beverages are served instead of full-course meals, but adult beverages are offered in addition to your standard beverage fare. Cruise-goers young and old will enjoy the thrilling skirmishes, sword fights, water gun battles, and treasure hunts that you can partake in. Your ship even battles another ship on the sea!


Blue Swell – Your Gateway to the Gulf
After long days of excitement and romance at sea, you’ll need a private, comfortable, and luxurious place to come back and lay your head at night. Fortunately, Blue Swell provides a vast selection of some of the most impeccably maintained vacation homes and condos in all of the 30A area, on top of our top-notch customer service. Contact our reservation specialists to learn more about what awaits you along the Scenic 30A when you book your own slice of tropical paradise with us today!

No trip to Panama City Beach—or Florida, for that matter—is complete without sampling the delicacies on which Panama City Beach built its reputation: the delectable, unbeatably fresh seafood that is caught, prepared and served daily. It’s impossible to have a bad seafood meal here in Panama City Beach! Read on to find out more about the best locales to visit in your search for the best seafood in Panama City Beach!

Can’t-Miss Panama City Beach Seafood Restaurants

From hearty grouper sandwiches to mouthwatering blue crab and sumptuous oysters, the seafood restaurants in Panama City Beach we’ve listed below in our brief guide are sure to satisfy your cravings! We hope that you enjoy these spots and their dishes as much as we do!

Bayou on the Beach Café & Oyster Bar

Putting a Cajun flair on local seafood cuisine, Bayou on the Beach offers delicious dishes at more than affordable prices. Fresh raw oysters, classic po’boys, and icy cocktails like their Bayou Blast make every day feel like Mardi Gras!

Schooner’s Last Local Beach Club

Punctuated with amazing live local music and incredible ocean views (which are particularly wonderful at sunset), Schooner’s Last Local Beach Club’s food is among the best in the area! Southern favorites like shrimp and grits off of their brunch menu and the mahi-mahi are unforgettably scrumptious notes in a fantastic vacation experience.

Captain Anderson’s Restaurant & Waterfront Market

First opened in 1967, this award-winning restaurant has earned the titles of “Best Seafood Restaurant” and one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” for its high-quality catches and incredible dishes, including the Florida Lobster Thermidor and the She Crab Pie.

Experience the Best of Panama City Beach with Blue Swell!

Between the wonderful attractions, thrilling activities, beautiful sightseeing, and remarkable culinary scene in Panama City Beach, what’s not to love about this idyllic seaside town? The best part: you can enjoy all that Panama City Beach has to offer when you stay in the lavish comfort of our resort-style vacation rental properties, ranging from immense homes to airy condos, all without breaking the bank!

Contact our reservation specialists today to learn more when you book one of our premier vacation rentals for your next getaway!