5 Destin, Florida Water Activities That Will Delight You

With the amazing beaches and emerald green waters in Destin, Florida, one of the best ways to really enjoy it is to get out on the water!


A fun way to cruise the shoreline and get a better picture of the beach and ocean is by parasailing.

Just Chute Me! is a top rated parasailing operator in Destin. They provide a safe and fun way to get out on the water and up in the air to see Destin from a birds eye perspective.


Dolphin Cruise

Another great cruise to take that leaves out of the Destin Harbor is the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise.

This relaxing cruise takes you out in the Destin Harbor for a quick scenic tour of the Destin shoreline as well as some history commentary by the captain.

You then head toward the Gulf of Mexico in search of dolphins. We were lucky enough to see several pods, which are known to frequent that area of the ocean. Some of which even swam right next to the boat!

Overall the boat ride is calm as you don’t get too far our into the ocean, spending most of the time in the harbor or the Choctawhatchee Bay, so seasickness usually isn’t a problem.

During the cruise, kids are invited up to the captain’s chair to take a turn at the helm! It’s a great picture opportunity and they even get a certificate saying they are certified captains of the ship.


Fishing Charter Boat

Before Destin became a vacation hotspot, it started as a small fishing town. Since then it has grown into a beach paradise, but still offers some of the best deep sea fishing in the country.

You’ll see quite a few people “surf fishing” from the shore, which means they walk out into the ocean just past the surf and cast their line. They then walk back to the shore and fish from there.

Another way is to get out on the ocean in a charter boat with a seasoned captain who knows the local hotspots for reeling in the big catches.

Pirate Cruise

The Buccaneer Pirate Cruise offers a Family Pirate Cruise and is a a great time for the entire family. There are pirate games, first-mate training and even reeling up a treasure chest from the bottom of the ocean!

Kids will love getting involved in all the pirate festivities from face painting, sword training and deck swabbing!

Jet Ski Rental

If you’re looking for some excitement out on the water, what better way than on a jet ski? Feel the wind in your hair and the surf in your face as you race through the Gulf of Mexico.

Destin Vacation Boat Rentals offers hourly, half-day and full-day rates on jet ski rentals and can get you to the no-wake zone fast! Another really cool thing you can do on a jet ski is dolphin watch. If you felt close to the dolphins on the dolphin cruise, just wait until you see one swim near your jet ski!

Destin has so many activities on land, be sure you get out on the beautiful ocean to enjoy some of what the water has to offer!

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With the amazing beaches and emerald green waters in Destin, Florida, one of the best ways to really enjoy it is to get out on the water!


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Bryanna, her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around the US since May 2014. If they aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach they are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US! They write about things to do with kids at the destinations they visit, deepening your family bond through travel, full time family travel and working from the road at www.crazyfamilyadventure.com.

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  1. For fishing charters in Destin, Fl check out Destin inshore guides for inshore bay fishing, near shore gulf fishing, and kids fishing charters. Family friendly guide service. http://Www.destininshoreguides.com

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