Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Panama City Beach: Hours, Address, Shipwreck Island Waterpark Reviews: 4.5/5

Shipwreck Island Waterpark
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Plunge, ride, whirl, dunk, swim - whew! At the end of your day at Shipwreck Island, you'll be exhilarated, exhausted and soaked. Visit our tropical themed water park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Our Rapid River Run was built by us, to give you a different ride every time. The Great Shipwreck is also a one-of-a-kind attraction. It's a zip line from a shipwrecked Spanish Galleon into 8.5 feet of water. You'll only find them at Shipwreck Island Waterpark on Panama City Beach, Florida.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Tiffany M
Nashville, Tennessee2 contributions
Depressing
Jul 2021 • Family
The wave pool had large waves. The slides were decent. They have many tables with shade so you have an escape from the sun. I have two main issues - the prices for a refillable icee cup said one thing on the board but the charge was significantly higher. My other problem is the music or lack of music variety played. I’m from Nashville so I usually don’t have an issue hearing country music but… no other music was played. No variety at all - country music for the 4 1/2 hrs. I was at the park. Not even a pop song for the many kids and teenagers.
Written 23 July 2021
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tammys511
Kansas244 contributions
Great for a Small Water Amusement Park
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. This was the first time our 2 and 5 year old grandsons have been to a water amusement park and it was perfect for them and yet still offered things for the rest of the family of 6 adults and the 2 little ones.

The water temperature was excellent. The park was kept very clean. Even though there are not very many "big" slides, it still has a nice balance for a family visiting with adults to high school age to little ones - there was something for everyone. Additionally, we felt the price of admission and the price of food and beverages was good.
Written 14 July 2021
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Diego W
2 contributions
Amazing park. Truly a gem.
Jul 2021 • Family
This park is a gem. I went today, with my wife, a 12 years old kid and a young 6 years old daughter, and I was AMAZED. We love parks and know many of them, but I have never felt so safe and comfortable in one.
This place is run by people that truly know what they do. Safety is clearly their number one priority. It is incredible to see the number of lifeguards on duty. I counted 8 on the main pool, and they had at least 2 on each ride, even on the smaller rides, and on the main ones, up to 7 life guards on each.
The place is spotless clean and wonderfully kept.
We felt so safe and comfortable, that we let our kids move around the park alone. We have never done that before on any other park because we never felt as safe as on this one.
In the park, you have an enormous number of young boys and girls running the place (from food to cleaning), and those youngsters are always supervised by somebody with lots of experience, so you can feel the energy of the young bunch guided by the wise old ones…, truly AMAZING.
Yes, you have bigger parks with bigger ride in lots of places, however, I have never found any as safe, clean and welcoming as this little piece of gem.
What can be improved?, for me, definetely the Pizza, it is below average, burguers are just ok, and chicken is good, so, I believe food has room for improvement, however, once again, service is amazing, those young boys and girls running the food kiosks are unique, so much positive energy on them that feels great.
I usually never write reviews, but this place was worth to be shared.
Written 6 July 2021
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RDolan
Lubbock, TX1 contribution
Great for families with little kids
Jun 2021 • Family
This was great for little kids. We have a 7 year old and a 4 year old and they had the time of their lives. There was a very large kids area with several slides that were age appropriate for my girls and lots of areas with water only about 1’ to 2’ deep. Admission was pricey (about $175 for two adults and two kids) but definitely worth it if you have little ones and need a day away from the beach.
Written 13 June 2021
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Betty D
Tampa, FL15 contributions
Only good for little kids
Sep 2020 • Family
Horrible for anyone over 12. Old, outdated park. Only decent rides were white knuckle river (hardly white knuckle) and lazy river (which was small). Admission for 5 was over $200 and we could barely find enough to do for 2 hours. Food was overpriced as well. No music anywhere. Lockers were an additional charge. Really boring place. If you've ever gone to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, Shipwreck is nothing like them (except for the fact that all are water parks). Save your money and go somewhere else.
Written 5 September 2020
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Betty, we are so sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. We do have a lot for families with kids, but we have tried to blend a mix of the bigger thrill rides in for the teen crown as well. The great Shipwreck Zip from the Ship is one-of-a-kind, because we built it, and is very popular with our guests. The Rapid River Run was built by our team before most waterparks were even thought of in 1979, and it remains our most popular ride even today. Our lazy river is over 2,000 feet long, which is longer than most waterparks, but we are family owned, and certainly can't compete with a corporation as large as Disney. We strive every day to compete with them however, when it comes to hospitality, safety, and cleanliness.
Written 2 June 2021
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Stephen H
3 contributions
Amazing Park!!!
Aug 2020 • Family
We came back for the firat time since 1982 and the place has grown and is super clean, fun, and an amazing day for kids and adults. Can’t wait to come back next summer!!!
Written 22 August 2020
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TheMasseys2010
Andalusia, AL142 contributions
Great family trip!
Jul 2020
We made a last minute decision on our trip to check out Shipwreck Island and had the best time! We opened the park up and closed it down. We were there on a Friday and it did not feel terribly crowded and there was plenty of room to move around. The snack bar food was actually very good and the meals were large enough for the kids to share. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The park was very clean, including bathrooms and food areas. We saw staff constantly cleaning throughout the day and lots of hand sanitizer was provided for guests. We had an absolute blast and will definitely return!
Written 27 July 2020
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Lacy S.
Kingsport, TN225 contributions
Great place for all ages
Jul 2020 • Family
Smaller water park compared to some which was nice and fine with us. We were able to cover the whole area over the course of the day. Lots to do for small children all the way to adults. It was clean and well kept with friendly staff. Lines were not bad this particular day so we got to do everything there. My kids had an awesome time. Only thing I would change is the prices of bottle water and refreshments. Bottle waters were almost $3 a piece which I think is ridiculous when you're already spending so much to get in the park itself. Even if you charged $1.50 per bottle water you would still be making an ample profit. For 6 of us to get in it was $256. They base the price off of under 50 inches vs over 50 inches. My 8 year old son was right at 50 inches on the measurement they have and they still charged me as if he was over 50 inches. So, my 8 year old cost the same as we did to get in. Would visit again in the future.
Written 24 July 2020
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NH338
Nashville, TN29 contributions
Great as usual
Jul 2020 • Family
This park is always top notch. We’ve gone at various times of the year for the past 15+ years and it’s always clean and in great working condition. Employees are always friendly and helpful and it’s never too crowded.
Written 12 July 2020
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Laura W
4 contributions
Great little waterpark
Jul 2020
The waterpark wasn’t overcrowded, and had several good slides. We didn’t have to wait longer than 15 minutes for each slide. My family and I enjoyed the family slide the best!
Written 12 July 2020
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Shipwreck Island Waterpark is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM