Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CLUTCH to Perform at the Boardwalk

The Boardwalk Beach Resort invites you and your friends to come party with us for a rockin’ New Year’s celebration. Join us in ringing in 2009 with a jamming good time.

In addition to live entertainment and a place to crash with a late check-out time, you can start the New Year right with a fantastic brunch on New Year’s Day!

Clutch, the Las Vegas-style show band that performs rock classics and imitations of dozens of radio heroes, is a Panama City Beach institution. In honor of Lloyd “Buttercup” Faust, (1951-2008) Clutch will be performing live at the Boardwalk Beach Resort New Year’s Eve.

This night is guaranteed to be an event you do not want to miss.
  • Live Entertainment with “Clutch”
  • A Great Monstrous Buffet
  • Full Open Bar including Champagne
  • Party Favors for All
  • Late Check-Out & New Year’s Day Brunch

For more information visit us online: http://www.getawaytothegulf.com/

Things to Do on Panama City Beach

Top 10 Things to Do on Panama City Beach

  1. Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  2. Pier Park - Newly developed - restaurants, retail, multi-plex movie theater, Plus - concert
    events, kids events, seasonal events.
  3. Dan Russell Fishing Pier, County Pier & St. Andrews State Park
  4. Amusement and Water Parks
  5. Golf - Five - 18 Hole courses in the area
  6. Charter fishing trips
  7. Diving and Snorkeling
  8. Marine Site Seeing
  9. Gulf World Marine Park
  10. Watersports - Parasailing, pontoon boat rentals, wave runner rentals and much more

Beach Guide

Enjoy the most beautiful beaches the Emerald Coast has to offer. Your reservation with Royal American Hospitality includes access to in-season beach services such as chair and umbrella rental plus many other benefits and activities.


Short and easy beach access from each resort condominium
Clear, beautiful waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling or a relaxing drift
Enjoy the beach, and the view, from large gulf front pools and hot tubs


Enjoy the many nearby shops specializing in beach novelties such as swimsuits, children’s beach toys, boogie boards, surfboards, rafts and much more…


Alvin’s Island - tropical department store - 8 Panama City Beach locations
Sunsations - beach store - 3 Panama City Beach locations
Wings - beach & sportswear


Enjoy beach sports and activities such as parasailing and wave runner rental


Attractions & Amusement


Attractions in Panama City Beach, FL
If you just can’t spend every day on the beach, don’t worry; from miniature golf and go-carts, to some truly unique museums. Panama City Beach is loaded with great amusements and attractions.Miniature Golf, Go-Carts & Bumper Boats Let your vacation take a turn toward family fun with nearby exotic miniature golf courses, ultra fast go-carts, wet and wild bumper boats and even a human maze the size of a football field!


Shipwreck Island Water Park

12000 Front Beach Rd.

Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3413

1-850-234-0368

Plan to spend the day enjoying rides and picnicking amid six acres of lush landscape in one of the best water parks in Florida. There is something for everyone. For the daring, get ready for rushing water adventures. Whitewater enthusiasts will delight in Rapid River Run, an inner tube ride. Don't miss, a 65- foot free fall slide, the Top Drop, with a plunge pool waiting at the end. For something calmer, the Lazy River Ride offers a relaxing trek through the park along a 1,600 foot stream. Families love to ride White Knuckle River together in a giant inner tube. Comfortable gazebos are the place for adults to relax while overlooking the Tadpole Hole, for younger guests. At the Tadpole Hole, youngsters will discover a ship to explore, a submarine just for tots, a giant purple frog slide and more.

Gulf World Marine Park

5412 Front Beach Rd.

Panama City Beach, FL 32413

1-850-234-5271

Gulf World Marine Park, a Panama City Beach landmark since 1969, is one of Florida's top Marine attractions. Gulf World features five shows, many exhibits and offers an action packed day that will long be remembered.


Zoo World

9008 Front Beach Rd.

Panama City Beach, FL 32407

1-850-234-1243

Enjoy a day with snow leopards, monkeys, other primates, snakes and all kinds of reptiles at ZooWorld Zoological & Botanical Park. The zoo is home to more than 350 animals, including endangered animals. ZooWorld is an active participant in The Species Survival Plan. Zoologists established The Species Survival Plan in 1980. It is a global concern dedicated to protecting the world's most severely endangered animal species. Open year-round.


Museum of Man In The Sea

17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy.

Panama City Beach, FL 32413

1-850-235-4101

This unique museum is dedicated to the history of diving and houses relics from the earliest underwater exploration to recovered shipwrecked treasures. "Firsts" in underwater technology are well represented, with many of the originals in ocean exploration to be found among the scuba gear, submersibles, and commercial diving equipment. Their comprehensive collections of historic underwater equipment includes the earliest animal-skin bladder to cutting edge deep-dive gear. Experience the unspoiled estuary life of St. Andrew Bay through a computer program. Climb through a submarine or try on a diving helmet. A saltwater touch pool, plus, special changing exhibits add to the fun. Museum hours are 9 to 5, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


Recreation Guide

For vacationers on the go, Panama City Beach offers tremendous recreational opportunities including diving, deep sea fishing and much more. We would be glad to help arrange advanced reservations at a number of local recreation providers… just let us know what interests you.

Diving and Snorkeling

Long known as a diving destination Panama City Beach offers trips geared toward all ability levels. From family friendly beginner trips to deep-water ship wrecks.


Swim and Snorkel with the Dolphins

Island Time Treasure Island Marina

3605 Thomas Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

1-850- 234-7377

Sail aboard the Island Time catamaran on a 3½-hour excursion with a chance to swim with dolphins and collect shells. Snorkel gear and instructions are provided. Wet suits available. The shallow water, lots of marine life and shells make it a great beginning for first timers and families. A deli lunch is served.

Capt. Ashley Gorman Shell Island Cruises

5701 Hwy 98 (East end of Hathaway Bridge)

Panama City, FL 32401

1-850- 785-4878

Swim and snorkel among the dolphins. This natural environment offers a unique experience that is ideal for the entire family. Includes instruction, snorkel gear, and a deli sandwich served with chips and a drink. Wet suits are also available.


Advanced Divers


USS Strength, a Naval mine sweeper, is 184 feet long with a 33-foot beam. It is located 5.75 miles from the St. Andrews Pass in 75 feet of water. Decommissioned and used as a Navy dive salvage training site. The bow is broken and laid over the port side. The back three quarters is intact and sits on its keel. The highest superstructure is 55 feet. Loran C coordinates: 14076.8, 46943.9.

Blackbart, a supply vessel, is 175 feet long and sits 6.75 nautical miles from the pass in 75 feet of water. The Blackbart is fully intact. The top of the wheelhouse is 47 feet. Loran C coordinates: 14030.2, 46972.9.

Hovercraft, weighs 165 tons, is nearly 100 feet long and has a 48-foot beam. It is located about 6 nautical miles from the pass in 75 feet of water. The craft is made of aluminum and has little growth. Loran C coordinates: 14038.6, 46976.8.

Accokeek, is a 295-foot Navy tugboat located 12 nautical miles from the pass in 100 feet of water. The wheelhouse is at 65 feet. The vessel is fully intact and is sitting on its keel. Loran C coordinates: 13888.7, 46935.0

B. J. Putnam is a 180-ft supply vessel sitting at 105 feet. The supply boat had been converted for use as a processing platform. It was sunk in 1993. It holds a large variety of marine life, and is a good fishing and diving site for advanced divers.


Dive Shops

Diver's Den

3120 Thomas Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-234-8717

Hydrospace Dive Shop -Hathaway Marina

6422 W. Hwy 98

Panama City Beach, FL

850-234-3063

Panama City Dive Center

4823 Thomas Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-235-3390

Pete's Scuba Center

106 Thomas Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-230-8006

Scuba Shack

7510 Thomas Dr., Suite L

Panama City Beach, FL

850-249-7946


Deep Sea Fishing
If you are looking to land the big one then try your hand at deep sea fishing. Panama City Beach offers a host of charter fishing boats from a number of Marinas:

Treasure Island Marina

605 Thomas Dr.

Panama City, FL

850-234-6533

Pirate's Cove Marina

6327 Big Daddy Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-234-3939

Capt. Anderson Davis Marina

5550 N. Lagoon Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-234-3436

Bayside Marina

6327 Big Dadddy Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL

850-234-7650

Bay Point Marina

3824 Hatteras Lane

Panama City Beach, FL

850-235-6911



Golf Course Guide



Hombre Golf Club

120 Coyote Pass

Panama City Beach, FL 32407

1-850-234-3673

Hombre Golf Club features water on 15 of the 18 original holes and has added 9 holes with less water but wetland areas that players cross on 3 tee shots. Designed by Wes Buruham, it is one of Florida's Premier Championship Golf Resorts. Since 1998, Martin Green Golf Academy has been housed at the Hombre Golf Club. Martin's large, manicured greens, impeccable service, and wide fairways provide a very forgiving rough and guarantee a memorable round of golf. With the help of the Martin Green Golf Academy, golfers have the opportunity to develop their game with golf greats Dave Eichelberger, 1999 Senior U.S. Open Champion and Hubert Green, Senior PGA Tour Professional.

Hombre Golf Club is one of a few courses designated to host the PGA Tour Qualifying School. It is one of only a few courses in the country to have this designation. Many of the top players you see today on the PGA Tour have played at Hombre.

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, was on hand during the 1998 Q-School where his son, Gary, finished 5th at the Hombre Golf Club. Jack told the local NBC affiliate "You definitely have to play golf when you get here. The fairways are the best I have seen this year." Hombre Golf Club is a semi-private, par 72 course, with driving range, golf shop and lunch counter. Walking permitted at times - call for information. Tee times recommended.


Signal Hill
9615 N. Thomas Drive

Panama City Beach, FL 32408

1-850-234-5051 or 850-234-3218

Located in the heart of Panama City Beach, Signal Hill is a family owned and operated facility that is convenient from anywhere on the beach. Wide-open fairways, forgiving rough, large manicured greens and impeccable service; all the components needed for an unforgettable round of golf. Popular with visitors, as well as locals, Signal Hill is an affordable, well maintained property that will remain on your "play again" list. Due to location and popularity, calling ahead for advanced tee times is suggested. Signal Hill always welcomes junior golfers and their families.

Holiday Golf Club
100 Fairway Blvd.

Panama City Beach, FL 32407

1-850-234-1800

Holiday Golf Club, located only one mile off the beach, is a semi-private, 18-hole, par-72 Championship Course. The greens were redesigned in 1997 and are smooth, fast, firm, and challenging. Bunkers of silky white sand protect Holiday’s broad, lake-lined fairways and elevated greens. The course has been described in national golf publications as one of Florida's most enjoyable, yet challenging tracks. Holiday also features Bay County’s only "lighted" nine hole Par 3 Course. It was designed with three sets of tees so that the entire family could enjoy the game. Holiday also has a lighted range and practice facility. Tee times are recommended. Soft Spikes are necessary.


Other Panama City Beach Golf Courses:
Bay Point Meadows – Semi-private, par 72 with driving range and dining facilities.
Bay Point Lagoon Legend – Semi-private, par 72 with driving range and dining facilities.
Close by Panama City Golf Courses
Bay Dunes – Public, par 71 with driving range and snack bar.
Pelican Point Golf Course – Military, 18-hole, par 72 course.
Sandy Creek Country Club - Public, 9-hole, par 34 course.


Parks Guide


Pier Park

Pier Park is the home of Panama City Beaches’ amphitheater which hosts a fantastic summer concert series, but much, much, more is on the way. Construction is almost complete on about one million square feet of upscale restaurants, entertainment and retail stores including an already open multi-plex theater and the soon to open famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. The best thing about Pier Park is the location, just off the beach. Click here for information on what is open and what is about to open - Pier Park.


St. Andrews State Recreation Area And Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City, FL 32408
1-850-233-5140
Visitors to the St. Andrews State Recreation Area can enjoy swimming, diving, boating, fishing, surfing, biking and camping. Rated the #1 Beach in America, the St. Andrews State Recreation Area continues to be the most popular Florida shore park.


St. Andrews State Recreation Park is located at the east end of Thomas Drive. It encompasses 1,260 acres of beaches, dunes, pinewoods and marshes. Visitors swim in warm Gulf waters or in the shallow, protected area behind the jetty. This area is great for small children. The massive rock jetties make one of the best fishing, snorkeling and diving spots on the Gulf coast, and a boat ramp provides access to the Gulf.

The park opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at sunset year around.

St. Andrews State Park's Shell Island Catch the Shell Island Shuttle to Shell Island, one of the most densely populated bottle-nosed dolphins habitats. This pristine island situated between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay provides an array of activities including: abundant wildlife, dolphin encounters, pontoon boat rentals, snorkeling, kayak rentals and fishing boat rentals. Coolers are welcome.

Facilities or concessions are not available on Shell Island, but are available at St. Andrew's State Park. The Shuttle departs every 1/2 hour, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Camp Helen State Park
Just off Highway 98 and west of Phillips Inlet BridgeCamp Helen State Park is one of the most recent acquisitions by the state of Florida's program to reclaim and preserve lands. The park is bordered by Lake Powell, Phillips Inlet, and the Gulf of Mexico. The park provides an ideal backdrop for hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating and swimming. The park also provides an essential respite for migratory Central American birds.

Sea Turtles at St. Andrew's State Park





Hatchling, nest and tracks in the park






Sea Turtles are an endangered part of the marine life at St. Andrews State Park. The Friends and Staff are very concerned about their welfare. Should you see any turtles on the beach, please do not bother them, but find a park staff member to come rescue them. Turtles will lay eggs in nests they make on our beaches. It is vital that we do not disturb the nests. Please help us protect the sea turtles by keeping away from any nests you might see marked.

The Turtle Watch Program works during the nesting season to find, mark and monitor the nests, so that we can be sure the hatchlings make it to the water safely. Staff members, along with a few expertly trained volunteers, are checking Shell Island and the mainland beach each day for any signs of sea turtle tracks on the beaches.

During the 2007 nesting season, 8 nests on Shell Island and 2 nests on the mainland of the park between the gulf pier and the jetties were monitored. All the nests were loggerheads**. Only 9 of the 10 nests were evaluated because of total nest depredation by a canine at one nest. Five other nests were affected by predators but were not a total loss and staff got a pretty accurate account of the total number of eggs and hatchlings that emerged. The count was: 1050 eggs, 800 hatchlings that emerged, 27 live hatchlings found in nests and later released, 17 dead hatchlings in nests, 2 live piped*, 15 dead piped*, and of the un-hatched eggs there were 16 undamaged and 173 damaged.

The first documented nest of the 2007 season was found on June 1, 2007 and the last was found on August 14, 2007. (Year 2007 nesting season information provided by Joseph Mocilan, Park Service Specialist, St. Andrews State Park).

* "Piped" refers to eggs where the turtle hatchling has broken through its eggshell, but has not fully emerged from the shell.** Status: The loggerhead sea turtle (caretta caretta) is listed as threatened throughout its range (Federal Register, July 28, 1978).
source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sea Turtle Factsheet

For more information about sea turtles:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sea Turtle Information
This article and more information about St. Andrew's State Park can be found at http://www.friendsofstandrews.org/




Thunder Beach Fall Rally ~ Pictures

This year’s Fall Rally is still fresh in your mind. Have you even done your laundry yet???

Well, take a minute and share your best “Thunder Beach” tales. We’ll post them here.

Here are a few pictures we took… Send us your pictures and keep checking in. We’ll be posting more soon.

And as always, thank you for choosing us as your GetAwaytotheGulf!













Thursday, September 11, 2008

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival

The Signature Festival of Panama City Beach
Columbus Day Weekend ~ October 10, 11 & 12, 2008
Frank Brown Park


The idea is simple - a celebration of the wonderful array of local area seafood prepared by local chefs merged with local and area wines, entertainment and vendors with a special focus on families. The Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival is designed to reflect a true taste of the coast, a true toast to the coast and some of the world’s best entertainment - we promise it will be like no other festival ever presented on Panama City Beach.

SEAFOOD, CELEBRITY CHEF EXHIBITIONS & more
Local and area celebrity chef’s from some of the legendary Panama City Beach restaurants including Reggae J’s, Breakers, Saltwater Grill, The Back Porch, Firefly, Hammerhead Fred’s, Boatyard, and more to be announced will perform special exhibitions over the 3 day event - featuring some of the best seafood you ever tasted, and some of the best wine you’ve ever tasted! This is in addition to the wonderful array of food available from local and area restaurants and other various food vendors will supply the staples you’ve come to love about outdoor festivals.

WINE from LOCAL & NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED VINEYARDS
The festival offers three full-bodied days of wining, dining and socializing amid several local, domestic and international wines. We are proud to announce Florida’s own Southern Wine & Spirits as our exclusive wine partner. They will host rare wine auctions, present celebrity winemakers, top vineyards, and Grand Wine tasting events and more. Beginners will have an opportunity to sample the wines, learning about the make-up and the regions they come from while wine experts will have an opportunity to sample some of the rarer wines they might not otherwise get a chance to try. There will be a CHARITY WINE DINNER that will help to raise funds for a deserving local charity to be held prior to the festival, Thursday night October 9th at Breakers Restaurant - this event is limited seating and will sell out - click here to get your tickets.

GRAND WINE TASTINGS
Included with General Admission tickets, adults 21+ will have an opportunity to taste wines from all over the world, learn about them, and more.

MUSIC & other Entertainment
From the beginning of the festival on Friday to the very end on Sunday, the music and entertainment will never end. Friday, Saturday and Sunday night will be capped off with headliner entertainment including:
  • 38 SPECIAL Fri. October 10th
  • BLUES TRAVELER Sat. October 11th
  • CRAIG MORGAN powered by Case IH Sun. October 12th

There will truly be entertainment for all tastes at the Panama City Beach Seafood & Wine Festival. The sounds of local and area jazz, rock and country bands including Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Todd Allen Herendeen, On Call Jazz Band, Jones and Company, Steven Youngblood, King Cotton, Southern Satisfaction, Creole for Kidz, Steve’s Kazoo Krew Band and more will fill the air. click here to get advance discount tickets now

FAMILY FUN DAYS
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special focus on family activities and events from 11am-3pm both days - don’t miss the “KIDS LUNCH WITH SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS” & special KIDS CONCERT’S, Kids’ Hands On Art Activities with Visual Arts Center, Gallagher’s Gymnastics Team, Creole For Kids with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Steve’s Kazoo Crew Band, A Bouncer Village will feature over a dozen giant bouncy experiences, there will also be face painting, special appearances by your favorite cartoon characters, plus other activities designed especially for the family and children. There is even a family budget friendly daytime only ticket - click here for info

CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special “Classic Car Show” with over 50 cars on display.

ARTS, CRAFTS, ANTIQUES & MORE
The Panama City Beach Seafood & Wine Festival will feature select arts & crafts vendors, retail vendors, antique dealers, and various community/charity vendors. Specialty jewelry, wood crafts, wine racks, pottery sales & demonstrations, glass art & demonstrations, stained glass, ceramics, quilts, folk art, and more.


  • Located at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, FL
  • Close to the all new Pier Park
  • 15 minutes from Panama City International Airport (PFN)

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Stay 2 nights in a gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at Emerald Isle for as low as $139* a night and receive 2 complimentary tickets to this signature event!


For reservations or details on this special offer, click here or call 1-800-224-GULF.

Be sure to click on the “Packages & Specials” tab

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*Offer valid while supplies last and subject to availability. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, on group bookings or on existing reservations. Valid 10/9/08 -10/12/08. 2 night minimum stay required.

Thunder Beach 8th Annual Fall Rally: Sept. 25-28


Thunder Beach’s host hotel is the one place to be with endless things to do. From concerts and contests to beer and buffets, the Boardwalk Beach Resort has everything to make you go Hog Wild! Thunder Beach is the largest Biker Expo on the Gulf Coast. Tour over 30,000 square feet of merchandise, bike vendors, food and live entertainment!


Party in a 15,000 square foot beachside pavilion and sun deck crankin’ with live entertainment! Plus, mingle and munch with great food, ice cold beer, a full bar, live bands, contests & prizes!


Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel:
Rates as low as $89 Per Night*
More about Boardwalk Beach Resort

Entertainment:

Thursday:
6-9pm- Slammers with Michael Allman

Friday:
Full Throttle’s “Freaky at the Tiki” Welcome Party featuring:
1-5pm- J.B. Walker & Cheap Whiskey Band
6-9pm Grip Band

Saturday:
1-4pm- Dan Lawson Band
6-9pm- Kathy Jo and The Bluzificatioin Band

Contests:

Thursday:
1pm at the Convention Center- “Sizzle” Lingerie Show
4pm at the Convention Center- “Show Me Your Tats” Tattoo Contest
6pm at the Party Pavilion- Full Throttle Custom Bike Show
9pm at the Party Pavilion- “Rate the Rack” Wet T-Shirt Contest

Friday:
1pm at the Convention Center- “Sizzle” Lingerie Show
4pm at the Convention Center- “Show Me Your Tats” Tattoo Contest
5pm at the Party Pavilion- Miss Thunder Beach Contest
9pm at the Party Pavilion- “Rate the Rack” Wet T-Shirt Contest

Saturday:
1pm at the Convention Center- “Sizzle” Lingerie Show
1pm at the Convention Center- “Butts & Bellies” Male Fashion Show
5pm at the Party Pavilion- Miss Thunder Beach Contest
9pm at the Party Pavilion- “Rate the Rack” Wet T-Shirt Contest
*Prizes include cash, hotel stays, and biker merchandise!

Food & Beverage Outlets & Hours:

Caribou Cafe Breakfast Buffet: 7-11am: Thursday - Sunday

Food Court:
Coffee, drinks, pizza, ice cream, sandwich’s, nacho’s, etc.
6:30am-8pm: Thursday - Saturday
6:30am-5pm: Sunday

Blue Moose Saloon:
Pool table, wide screen TV’s, complimentary popcorn, great sandwich & dinner menu.
10am-12am: Thursday - Saturday
10am-8pm: Sunday

Under the Boardwalk Bar & Grill: 10am-12am: Open daily.
Live Entertainment from 5:30pm-9:30pm on Friday & Saturday night!(Menu until 10pm)

Corner Market: 8am-10pm: Open daily.
Pizza, ice cream, coffee and more.
Located behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort Condominiums.

Outdoor Food Vendors: 9am-10pm:
Greek foods, fries, hot dogs and BBQ




*Rates subject to availability and not valid with any other promotional offer, holiday or group booking. Offer valid at Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel only from 7/23/08 - 10/1/08

RAH hires Mike Greer as Director of Operations


Royal American Hospitality recently hired Mike Greer to serve as Director of Operations. His primary responsibility will be to oversee executive level planning, budget preparation, revenue management, sales and marketing, inventory control, and overall facility operations of the Boardwalk Beach Resort and 12 other properties managed by Royal American Hospitality.

Greer joins the Royal American Hospitality team with a proven track record of simultaneously increasing guest satisfaction and revenue while lowering operating costs. He has over 21 years of experience in the operation and management of hotels, resorts, convention centers, and rental properties. Most recently, Greer was employed with ABEC Resorts of Destin as the Director of Operations for the Palms of Destin Spa Resort and Conference Center, Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa and Silver Beach Towers. Over the course of his career he has held management positions with flagship hotel chains, including Opryland Nashville, Radisson Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Embassy Suites and the Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts in Atlantic City and The Grand Hyatt in New York City.

To further his education, Greer earned an AA in Applied Culinary Science from the Academy of Culinary Arts, holds certifications in Hospitality Management from Johnson County College and also attended Glassboro State College.

As he looks forward to becoming more involved in the Panama City Beach community, his past affiliations include Destin Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball committee, Destin Little League coach, active member and parishioner of Resurrection Catholic Church in Mirimar Beach.

Greer resides in Destin with his wife and three children.

Pier Park Express adds Boardwalk Beach Resort as stop on route



Express Yourself… to some of the beaches best destinations.


Pier Park Express, Inc. and The Boardwalk Beach Resort announce another option for tourists and locals to enjoy this summer…a ride on the Pier Park Express!“We are glad to extend this additional amenity to all of our Royal American guests,” said Amy Harris, Director of Marketing for Royal American Hospitality and GetAwaytotheGulf.com . “Why waste valuable vacation time and money at the pump!”

Pier Park Express Trolleys will travel simultaneously along the new EXPRESS trolley routes from the Boardwalk Beach Resort on S. Thomas Drive to Pier Park. Each trolley is scheduled to provide service to stops approximately every 30 minutes.

Pier Park Express operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Midnight) from June 20th until September 28, 2008. Regular fare is .50 cents. Senior Citizen’s (with Medicare card) and Persons with Disabilities ride for .25 cents. Children 5 years old and younger ride free!

Pier Park Express accepts all Summer, Day and Monthly Bay Town Trolley Passes.
“We’re very pleased to announce this new service that will offer more variety to the traditional beach trolley routes, and provide an EXPRESS to Panama City Beaches attractions and destinations, among other trolley stops,” said Rick Dye, President of Pier Park Express, Inc.

Adventures at Sea: Your home for fun in the sun




Another benefit of staying at a Royal American property is Adventures at Sea Watersports, your one stop shop for fun in Panama City Beach. Adventures at Sea is located directly on the beach and for our guests, just a few steps away.


You can choose from variety of activities including parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and relaxing in comfy lounge chairs. You can also plan a fishing trip, go sailing, experience the gulf on a pontoon boat, take the family snorkeling or a local favorite, the dolphin tour.


Parasailing:
1,200 Feet - 3 Mile Ride $69.00 Per Person
900 Feet - 2 Mile Ride $59.00 Per Person
600 Feet - 1 Mile Ride $49.00 Per Person

Jet Ski Rental:
Full Hour - $94.00
Half Hour - $59.00

Lounge Chair Rental:
Daily - $25.00

Banana Boat Ride:
3 Miles - $19.00 Per Person
2 Miles - $14.00 Per Person

Sailboat Rental:
Hourly $59.00 (Up to Four People Per Trip)


For a complete list of activities, rates & rental procedures, please visit http://www.watersportspc.com/, call 850-235-9000 or email info@watersportspc.com.