Pirates of the High Seas GeoTour (GT66)

Ahoy, geocachers! The lost treasure of pirate Captain Dominique Youx is in Florida’s panhandle and yours for the plundering. Travel from cache to cache and collect the pieces of Captain Youx’s map. Only when you have all nine can you determine where the final resting place of his treasure is and where your booty awaits; a rare geocoin considered to be part of the treasure itself. The Pirates of the High Seas GeoTour is off the hook fun for everyone. They even have pirate clothing at several cache locations so you can develop your pirate persona along the way.

Panama City Beach is known for, well, their beaches. Regarded as some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no wonder it was a hot spot for pirates and treasure—and the perfect spot for a GeoTour!

Great geocaches on this tour:

GC7VJ2K: Get off the beaten path and explore the many hiking trails of St. Andrew State Park. The conservation area is home to a variety of wildlife such as birds, deer, and even alligators!

GC647V9: Be on the lookout for a hollowed-out log among the trees of Aaron Bessant Park. If you’re lucky there may be a fun event or live music to stumble upon after collecting the next piece of the map.

GC647Y3: The Panama City Beach Conservation Park serves as a safeguard for wetlands, wildlife and a forest of pines. Wildlife is abundant and the sunsets are breathtaking in this 2,900-acre (11.7 km²) conservation park, with over 24 miles (38.6 km) of hiking trails for you to explore.

What geocachers are saying:

“TFTC! Beautiful pond with lily pads nearby. The best container I’ve seen in awhile.”

–emarderness GC647V9

“Awesome!! I saw this sign on the way in and thought, oh that’s so cute people are so excited they’re stopping for a photo op already. A PCB fave for me! Thanks so much for the fun!” –BerserkyTurkey GC647XP

“Easily one of my favorite caches just for the location alone!!!” –shinjix2 GC7VJ2K

So, set sail to the panhandle to conquer these geocaches. You’re sure to have a swashbuckling good time!

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