Monday, December 26, 2011

New Years Eve Specials

Hourly rates:

15 passenger vans-$75/hr

Sedans (4passenger)- $75/hr

8 passenger limos- $85/hr

14 passenger limo- $125/hr

6 passenger van- $55/hr

14 passenger mini bus-$65/hr

We also do one way transfers please call 850-650-6333 for availability and pricing. Please note NYE is our busiest day of the year, book as soon as possible to insure availability.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunshine Shinning in Times of Need

More than 150 toys were collected for the Freeport Fire Department toy drive when John and Barbi Carroll-Hawbaker opened their home Dec. 3 to the people of Destin for their annual Christmas party and Jesus’ Birthday party. For the second year in a row, families arrived at the party in style, courtesy of Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine.

Santa arrived at the party via fire truck and set up shop to talk with those in attendance. Five-year-old Brighton Maryann Watson, daughter of Tina Watson, was one of the many children who couldn't wait to sit on Santa’s lap and give him their wish lists. Brighton also enjoyed her first limo ride.

Others contributing to the success of the party were Destin / Fire Rescue, Jessie Scott, John Wagoner, Suzy Sims, Linda Shores. Louise Fressell, Maliga Pillay, Evangeline Zamonte, Delia Simms-Holts, Terry and Ann Allen, Jeasie and Jonas Areco, Publix, photographer John Brashears, Zak productions magic show and balloons, and Destin United Methodist Church.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


Hello John,

Please accept my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful services provided by Sunshine Shuttle during our recent Small Airports Conference in Destin between Nov. 1-5, 2011. Though our transportation logistics were complicated, from individual airport shuttles to group transfers, everyone in your company provided consistently excellent service. I would like to specifically compliment two drivers, Walter and Jane, who provided our group transfers at various times. They were punctual, knowledgeable about the area, and genuinely engaging with our attendees. During the few times I needed to call Sunshine Shuttle’s reservation line, your office staff answered promptly and professionally. Throughout the entire process, I was extremely fortunate to work most closely with Donovan. His calm demeanor to my numerous schedule changes as our conference grew was very much appreciated, thank-you Donovan!

My lasting impression, is that the entire Sunshine Shuttle staff are proud of their company and the beautiful environment in which they reside. I’m quite sure this overall team effort is a direct reflection of your management style John, therefore please feel free to use my comments for future references. All the best with your continued success!



Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tour of Christmas Reflections!


This is the year to visit the Historic Defuniak Springs Lake to see Christmas Reflections. Why not make a trip of it and go to Bogey's Restaurant, right next door to the Historic Defuniak Hotel, for a glass of wine and dinner! This offer lasts through the whole month of December. Hours are 5 p.m-9 p.m. 7 days a week. Call for pricing! Make Reservations at Bogey's Restaurant at (850) 951-2233. We offer private vehicles or share rides for parties.

Finch Transportation Receives 2011 Best of Santa Rosa Beach Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, November 29, 2011 -- For the third consecutive year, Finch Transportation has been selected for the 2011 Best of Santa Rosa Beach Award in the Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine Service category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2011 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Monday, December 05, 2011

One to Watch: John Finch
By Gwen R. Break

Starting with only two vans in 2002, John Finch has built Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine into a fleet of buses, vans, limousines and sedans.Southwest Airlines at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and Vision Airlines at Northwest Florida Regional Airport have tapped Sunshine to provide the ground transportation for their flight personnel. Finch is also partnering with the travel giant in Panama City Beach as a component in the online agency’s local travel packages.  How he wants to add the 30-A Trolley Service to his lineup of transportation options. Although initially delayed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Finch successfully won approval of the trolley deal from local authorities in June 2011. He is working with area businesses and the Walton County Tourist Development Council to establish what he believes will be a transportation system to make travel on CR 30A safer and easier for residents and tourists alike. His plans are to be fully operational in 2012.“My company is green friendly,” says Finch. “One trolley takes as many as 30 cars off the road. That not only keeps cars from burning fuel, but it also keep drivers from behind the wheel who may be impaired.”  
Originally from Memphis, Tenn., the 40-something entrepreneur refuses to say exactly how old he is but his first success was 33 Degrees, a highly sought-after line of New York street wear. After selling the company in the 1990s, he moved to south Walton County, where he had vacationed frequently.
Reservations, prices, photos and route maps are available at

Friday, December 02, 2011

Planning a Company Christmas Party?

Happy Holidays from Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine!! If you are starting to plan your company's christmas party think about Sunshine for your transportation. Keep your employees safe this holiday season and let us be your designated driver. We have sedans, buses, limos, large vans and mini vans. We have special rates for the holiday season. 850-650-6333.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

New Update on the 30-A Trolley Service.

Sunshine Shuttle, the developer of the 30-A Trolley system, continues to receive many inquiries from callers on 30-A who are asking when the Trolley service will start, where the points to get on and off the Trolley are, and also asking whichbusinesses are subscribing to the service. In response to these many inquiries, we want your readers to know that SunshineShuttle has obtained subscription commitments from the following businesses on 30-A where the “stops” will be:

• 30-A Suites • Stinky’s Fish Camp • Gulf Place• Resort Quest • Naked Grape • Smiling Fish CafĂ©• Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor • The Beach Bar• SOHO Beach • Artists at Gulf Place • Kindal’s Hair Studio• Furry Fanatics • Trustmark Bank • Fire at Gulf Place
• SOHO Woman • Angels Cosmetics • Jewel Toffier• Amore’ Pizzeria • Celestine’s Special Occasions• Pilates by the Sea • April Loves Grooming• The Association Offi ce • Southern Beach Bicycle & Water Sports • Ocean Elements Day Spa• Sun and Sand Photography• Fine Line Tech • Emerald Coast Compounding• Oceana Blue • Ballyhoo • For the Health of It• Big Daddy’s Bikes & Beach Sports• Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub • Nick’s on the Beach• Blue Mountain Beach Creamery • Shorty’s • Seagrove Plaza• Garrett Realty Services • A-List Beauty Salon• Bruno’s Pizza • Subway • A Few Good Apples• Bummin in the Sun • Liz’s Fashions • Fouquet Architects• Cocoons • One Seagrove Place • Mark Bakane of Grand Isle• Salon Twist • Flip Flops Grill

We hope to get many more of the businesses on 30-A involved in the next few days so that the service will cover all of 30-A and will be able to start as close to June 15th as possible. has a poll running right now regarding the 30-ATrolley system:
“80% of 30A fans said that they would use a public tram service here at the beach,” said Mike Ragsdale of,which has over 52,000 Facebook fans. Ragsdale said that the Facebook poll was viewed 29,231 times. (

Friday, May 27, 2011

An update on the 30-A Tram Service

The 30-A Tram service being developed by Sunshine Shuttle will not yet be operational for the Memorial Day week, but we are hoping to have it up and running by the following week. While we are in the final lap of getting to our goal of becoming operational, we want to thank the business leaders who are supporting the 30-A Tram service. Our service plan is based on having drop-off and pick-up stops only at the subscribing communities and businesses on 30-A.
We will have two resort style Trolleys that will provide safe and fun experiences for the riders. Since each Trolley has 30 passenger seats, the two Trolleys have the potential to reduce up to 60 vehicles being on 30-A every hour. The Trolleys will make two stops at every stop each hour. They will run from noon until 2:00 AM (approximately).
We continue to have many inquiries about the service, and if you are interested in having the Trolleys stop at your businesses, you should call Sunshine Shuttle at 850-974-9911 to learn more. Our website is
The project’s information and a map will be linked to all the subscribing businesses and on the following websites: Walton County Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Development Council,,, and
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Monday, February 07, 2011

Spring Break Shuttle

Sunshine Shuttle launched a new service for Panama City Beach Spring Break 2011! You can get off the plane at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and quickly hop on a shuttle that takes you straight to the beaches of Panama City Beach, Destin, Scenic 30a, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola!