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.
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.
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!
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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