5 Things To Do on the Water in Destin
Crab Island is situated just a few minutes boat ride from the Destin Harbor. This is an underwater Sandbar that can range between 2-10 feet deep when the tide goes out. With crystal clear water and white sand, this is one of the best spots to anchor your boat and have some fun in the sun with locals and tourists alike! If you do not have a boat (or paddle board) of your own to make it out to Crab Island, the area has plenty of different watercraft rentals to be able to meet your needs!
Destin is known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village." The area offers year-round freshwater and saltwater fishing. Within a half-hour of the Destin harbor, anglers can be in waters as deep as 60 feet! The best part about this town is that whatever your fishing expertise they have something for you. Many companies offer fishing charters to be able to help guide you to make the most of your fishing trip.
The Destin Jetties are an extremely popular snorkeling spot. Most people choose to swim the east side of the Destin Pass at high tide since the clear ocean water is coming into the bay. On a good day you can have a 30-50 foot visibility and see a variety of sea life along the man made rocks. Don't feel comfortable going by yourself? Not a problem! The harbor has well over a handful of companies that will be able to accompany you and your family for a fun snorkeling tour of Destin.
While cruising the waterways you will have a really good chance to observe dolphins playing and feeding in their natural habitat. It is an exciting experience to share with your entire family! If you don't have a boat and do not want to rent one Destin offers many different dolphin cruises!
Enjoy one of nature's most breathtaking views each night as the sun sets over the Destin waterways. Journey across the harbor in your boat and you will see the sky come alive right in front of you. It is one of the best ways to end any day! We recommend the Sunset Dolphin Cruise on the Destin Harbor for those people without a boat to be able the catch the best of everything! Most boats will either offer complimentary beer and wine, or let you bring your own cooler on board for those passengers over 21!