Shipwreck Island Waterpark is the premiere family attraction on Panama City Beach, Florida
The Zoom Flume waterslide was the genesis of Shipwreck Island Waterpark when it opened in 1976. Over the next five years, The Raging Rapids and bumper boats were added. Beginning in 1983 the Zoom Flume and Rapids were merged into a unique tropical themed waterpark filled with attractions for family members of all ages. Our food and beverage quality, selection, and pricing is so good, many season pass holders just stop by for lunch, even when they aren’t coming to enjoy the park. The fifteen-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida.
Do you offer any other discounts?
Yes. We support our military community by offering military discount tickets at all area base ITT or MWR offices. A military discount is available at the park entrance.
Where are you located?
12201 Hutchison Boulevard. Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Can I bring cooler with food or beverages into the park?
We do not allow outside food or beverages. You may have your hand stamped at the exit gate to leave and re-enter the park. Keep in mind, we have a wide variety of reasonably priced food and beverage options.
Does a two year old have to pay?
Children below 35 inches are admitted FREE. Those above 35 inches tall will discover our Tadpole Hole and Skull Island, which are fun-filled attractions designed for little ones.
Do I have to pay, If I don't ride the rides or if I'm pregnant?
Everyone has to pay an admission fee. However, we have a relaxing Lazy River, soothing Wave Pool and plenty of sun and shade lounging available.
Do you have shaded areas?
We probably have the most lush landscaping with large shade trees of any waterpark in America. We also have umbrella tables and large gazebos throughout the park.
When is the best time to visit shipwreck?
All of the spring dates and mid to late August are the slowest times. During the summer, the slowest days are usually Sundays and Fridays.
Can we bring floaties, life jackets or blowup toy?
You are welcome to bring any U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices. We also have a limited number of complimentary lifejackets available throughout the park. Arm floaties are permitted for toddlers, and are also available at our gift shop.
May I reserve a table or lounge chair?
We have tables, chairs and lounge chairs throughout the park available on a first come, first-served basis.
What happens if the weather is bad?
This is Florida, and the weather changes often. Once we open, we stay open until closing time. If we have lightning in the area, our safety team will close our pools and towers until it passes. All attractions will reopen when it is safe to get back in the water.
Do you have height restrictions on any rides?
We have a minimum height restriction on three rides. The Rapid River Ride and Tree Top drop requires a 48 inch minimum, and the Pirate’s Race kids slide requires a 40 minimum.
Do you have changing rooms?
Yes, we have changing areas inside our big bath house.
Do you have lockers?
Yes, lockers rent for $9.00 for a small, $11.00 for a medium, and $14.00 for a jumbo, in a cash only transaction, and you receive $2.00 back when you return your key. It is not recommended that you bring valuables of any kind into the waterpark, or leave them in your vehicle. Shipwreck Island is not responsible for lost or stolen valuables. We recommend you use a credit card or cash to purchase a Splash Cash wrist band for purchases inside the park, and then you may lock your credit cards, cash, etc. in your locker.
What is splash cash?
Rather than carry a wallet with credit cards or cash around all day, we allow you to purchase Splash Cash (a wristband debit card). You can purchase Splash Cash with a Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover Card or cash to pay for food, drinks or merchandise from our Ship’s Store. We’ll refund your unused Splash Cash at the end of the day before you exit the park.
Do you have a lost & found?
Yes, lost items are turned in daily.
Do you have family or Individual season passes?
Individual passes only.
When are you open and what hours?
Our operating schedule and hours varies from the spring, to summer, to late summer, mostly based on the school calendar. The answer can be found by scrolling straight up to the calendar.
Do you offer A2-day passes?
Yes, we offer a second day pass or return day pass that is heavily discounted. With your photo ID second day pass, you can return for one additional visit any day of the current season. Pass must be purchased on the day of your visit before you exit the park at the Second Day kiosk.
What time do you close?
Visit our operating hours page on the website for Calendar.