SerVacations Partners with Visit Panama City Beach to Offer Families an Ecology and Marine Biology Voluntourism Weekend

Panama City Beach, Florida – SerVacations, a leading provider of immersive and educational vacation experiences, is pleased to announce its exciting partnership with Visit Panama City Beach. Together, they are offering families a truly one-of-a-kind voluntourism opportunity in the stunning coastal city of Panama City Beach, September 29th to October 1st.
 

Introduction

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that SerVacations announces its new partnership with Visit Panama City Beach. This collaboration brings forth an unparalleled voluntourism opportunity where families can embark on a two-night ecology and marine biology adventure, immersing themselves in the natural wonders of this picturesque destination, blending unforgettable experiences with the spirit of giving back.
 

Going on Faith

The partnership actually began when Panama City Beach played host to the “Going on Faith” Conference in September 2022, run by Group Travel Family bringing together faith-based travel planners, tour operators, destinations, and attractions to all collaborate.
 
“We’re based right down the road in Tampa Bay,” explained Fred Carlson, founder and Chief Service Officer at SerVacations. “The team at Visit Panama City Beach did such a good job rolling out the red carpet and showcasing the community and its ecological gems at Going on Faith, that when Helen Adami mentioned that there was already an initiative promoting voluntourism in PCB, we knew this could be a perfect opportunity for a 2-night ecology & marine biology weekend trip and the beginning of a great partnership that emphasizes good stewardship of God’s creation.” The unique voluntourism opportunity allows families to contribute positively to the environment while creating cherished memories together.”
 

The Experience

The trip will be hosted at the brand new Hyatt Place Panama City Beach which will function as a base of operations for the tour. “Guests can travel from anywhere in the Southeast, meet at the Hyatt Place where you have gorgeous accommodations overlooking the beach, and we take it from there,” says Carlson. “The tour package includes hotel, transportation, meals, attractions, and an outstanding volunteer activity led by a marine scientist and National Geographic Educator.”
 

Exploring Panama City Beach’s Marine Life & Ecology

During the SerVacation, families will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on experiences at Gulf World Marine Park and on an Airboat Eco-Tour, including a dolphin interaction and gator experience. Guided by marine experts, participants will learn about the intricacies of marine ecosystems, the importance of conservation, and the significance of preserving this delicate balance.
 

Conservation Efforts

Participants will be volunteering in the community, planting sea oats with a marine scientist. “By contributing their time and effort to erosion control and habitat restoration initiatives such as planting sea oats, families will leave a positive and lasting impact on the natural wonders of Panama City Beach,” says Chantille Weber, the Coastal Resource Coordinator with University of Florida’s IFAS Extension Bay County.  The SerVacation encourages families to gain a deeper understanding of sustainable practices and provides opportunities to contribute actively to local conservation efforts.
 

Economic Impact

On Saturday evening, guests will also get the opportunity to enjoy Pier Park and it’s outstanding businesses, restaurants, and attractions such as the exciting Skywheel! Part of SerVacations’ mission is to impact secondary cities by bringing in new visitors who leave as cheerleaders for their region.
 

Booking Information

For families eager to embark on this Fall’s unique voluntourism adventure, bookings can be made by visiting the SerVacations website at www.SerVacations.com. Spaces for this extraordinary opportunity are limited, so early booking is recommended to secure a spot for the entire family. Group leaders who would like to plan a SerVacation in Panama City Beach for their group can do so by contacting SerVacations.
 

About SerVacations

SerVacations is a trailblazer in providing high-quality vacation experiences that combine family travel, education, and volunteering. Their commitment to good stewardship, coupled with their dedication to creating lifelong memories, makes them a leader in sustainable and immersive travel.
 

About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, known for its pristine beaches and family-friendly atmosphere. Their mission is to promote the area as a top vacation destination while highlighting its breathtaking natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
 

Conclusion

This exciting partnership between SerVacations and Visit Panama City Beach is a testimony to their shared commitment to responsible travel. Together, they are pioneering a new era of voluntourism, empowering families to make a positive difference in the world while enjoying an unforgettable vacation.
Duration
8 days
Group Size
24 to 40

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