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Destin: Dolphin Watch Cruise

Destin: Dolphin Watch Cruise

Go on a cruise and experience the beauty of Florida's emerald coast. Admire the beauty of Destin Harbor on the way out to sea. Keep an eye out for friendly and playful dolphins leaping out of the sea or swimming under the surface. Choose between a daytime or sunset cruise. Come to the docks then board your boat and set sail. Next, see the homes of the rich and famous as you pass through Destin Harbor, known as the world's luckiest fishing village. After that, arrive at the open waters of the sea to start looking for dolphins in their natural environment. Sit back as your expert captain brings you around Florida's emerald coast. If you are lucky, you might see the dolphins swimming up close to the boat as the skipper navigates through the sea. Take some photos of the dolphins as they swim by. Finally, return to Destin Harbor to finish up your cruise.

Emerald Coast: Afternoon Snorkel & Dolphin Tour

Emerald Coast: Afternoon Snorkel & Dolphin Tour

Embark on a 3-hour afternoon adventure with this Emerald Coast cruise aboard a catamaran. Discover some of the most idyllic snorkelling spots and get the chance to spot marine life in their natural habitat. Start your journey by hopping aboard a 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran from the dock. Enjoy the professional customer service provided by the experienced captain and deckhand. Begin making your way towards your very own snorkel spot. Take in the sights while listening to fascinating stories about the local area and what you can do here. Anchor and disembark as you begin your snorkelling experience. Marvel at local marine wildlife and get the chance to spot tropical fish, turtles, and brown nose stingrays - keep an eye out for unique seashells as well. After spending an hour swimming and frolicking around, you will rebound the boat and make your way back to the dock. When booking this excursion please include all persons in your group including infants in your count. Even though you will not be charged for two and under they will be counted as a seat on the boat. Not counting two and under could result in the termination of your rental without a refund as we may not legally be able to accommodate the size of your party.

Florida: Emerald Coast Sunset & Dolphin Cruise with Guide

Florida: Emerald Coast Sunset & Dolphin Cruise with Guide

Enjoy a relaxing cruise at the Emerald Coast on this sunset boat tour with a local guide. You also get to see dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat. If you're looking for a fun yet relaxing time on the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast, then this tour is for you. Enjoy yourself on a brand new 45' Corinthian Catamaran as you make your way looking for bottlenose dolphins and other local marine life. As the captain takes you around the bay, learn about the surrounding area of the coast and the different things to do there. After an hour of looking around, make your way into the Gulf of Mexico where you'll watch a breathtaking sunset. As you relax on board, you can also take pictures of the cotton candy clouds with the fiery red sun setting behind them.

Destin: 4-Hour Self-Driving Pontoon Rental

Destin: 4-Hour Self-Driving Pontoon Rental

Arrive at the meeting point and be welcomed with red carpet treatment. Upon arrival, your concierge will unload your vehicle, and carry all your belongings & coolers (up to 50 pounds) down to the pontoon boat. The concierge will also load your coolers with ice from the ice machine for free. Before parting, you will receive a brief and comprehensive orientation from the team, so you can get the most out of your boat trip and stay safe. When it's time to explore, enjoy the gorgeous white sandy beaches and the emerald-green waters. If you wish, go fishing or make your way to Crab Island where many people gather and anchor their boat to enjoy the day. If it gets too hot, don't worry as all Pontoon boats have a 10' bimini overhead to provide some shade. After 4 hours of fun, return to the dock, where the team will carry all your coolers & belongings back to your car and pick up all your trash, that way all you have to worry about is having fun!! Boating experience required to rent a boat. -Must have 2 years boating experience and know how to drive a boat -Age minimum is 21 years old -Must have a valid Drivers License without any losses over a 10 year period -Understanding English for instructions -Drivers born January 1, 1988 or after must take a boating test or have a boating license with NASBLA on it.

Destin: Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Destin: Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Hop on an up-to-date and well-appointed boat and make your way to the best snorkel sites in Destin on this cruise. See a rainbow of exotic fish and connect with the wide array of stunning marine life with the included snorkeling gear.  Start with a ride along the bay, where you can potentially spot dolphins before arriving at the first snorkeling site. Once there, get a brief lesson on snorkeling and using the provided equipment. Put your skills to use in the water where you can spy colorful fish, stingrays, and sea turtles. Next, keep a lookout for dolphins on the way to one of the other famous snorkel sites in Destin, such as the East Jetties. At the last stop, get in the water again for another round of snorkeling, where you can feed the fish and maybe even catch some crabs. Return to the meeting point in Destin at the end of your snorkeling adventure. 

Fort Walton Beach: Morning Dolphin Cruise with Snorkel Stop

Fort Walton Beach: Morning Dolphin Cruise with Snorkel Stop

Join a morning cruise in Fort Walton Beach and set out to discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Coast. Set sail aboard a 45-foot catamaran as you go in search of dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat. Head to the meeting point and be welcomed aboard the boat by your experienced captain and deckhand. Then, sit back and relax as your captain takes you out on the water. Listen to interesting facts about the area and learn about what there is to do here as you make your way to an exclusive snorkel spot. Once your captain drops anchor, get ready to hop into the water and enjoy a snorkeling experience. Marvel at the local marine life and keep an eye out for different tropical fish, turtles, and brown nose stingrays. Explore this underwater world for a full hour before hopping back onto the boat and getting ready for your return journey. As you make your way back to the dock, keep an eye out for the playful bottlenose dolphins known to frequent these waters. When booking this excursion please include all persons in your group including infants in your count. Even though you will not be charged for two and under they will be counted as a seat on the boat. Not counting two and under could result in the termination of your rental without a refund as we may not legally be able to accommodate the size of your party.

Destin: Parasailing Flight Over the Ocean

Destin: Parasailing Flight Over the Ocean

Start the tour by boarding the boat, along with a maximum of 15 passengers. Your captain will then take the boat towards the best location in terms of weather conditions to maximize your safety. Cruise around the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico while you wait for your turn to go up in the parasail. As your turn arrives, the team will take care of you by providing your life jacket and fastening your harnesses at the existing platform in the boat. This platform offers fantastic security throughout both takeoff and pull-in as the team lets out 800 FT of line putting you up to 400 FT off the water. As you rise safely into the sky in a double or triple parasail, enjoy privileged views of the surroundings as you look for dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, fishermen, tour boats, sunburnt tourists, and lots of colorful beach umbrellas. Fly for around 10-minutes in a smooth, quiet, and breathtaking experience that only parasailing allows. Slowly start your descent and get the opportunity to touch the water prior to landing back on the platform (if you wish). After everyone in the boat has had their turn, the captain will take you back to the loading dock with a sense of peace and tranquility.

Fort Walton: Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Cruise

Fort Walton: Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Cruise

Discover the magic of the Gulf Coast with this dolphin and snorkeling cruise. Set sail from Fort Walton Beach to explore Okaloosa Island, Destin Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico. The experienced crew will guide you on a captivating snorkeling adventure, allowing you to explore the emerald waters and encounter the vibrant aquatic life of the Gulf Coast. Once aboard, the journey continues through the bay, offering a close-up experience with dolphins and marine life on the Emerald Coast. Jump in, snorkel, and revel in the beauty of the sea. Whether you're interested in observing local aquatic life, searching for seashells, or simply soaking up the sun, there's something for everyone on this marine adventure. Your guides are committed to educating all guests on the love and respect for marine life and natural habitats. As you board, you enter as a guest and leave as part of the family, connected by the shared love of the sea.

Fort Walton Beach: Explore Private Islands on Jet Skis

Fort Walton Beach: Explore Private Islands on Jet Skis

Jump on a Jetski and experience the Emerald Coast with Destiny Water Adventures. If you’re a novice, experienced rider, or just love the idea of cruising around on a Jetski do it like a local. Our experienced guides take you to all the best spots, sand bars and secluded islands. We know where the wildlife is and we go out exploring some of the most breathtaking views of the intracoastal waterways. Jump into the action and enjoy sights only found on our Island Jetski Adventure. Experience a thrilling 60 minute adventure that takes you along beautiful Okaloosa Island where you'll see a world famous paradise as well as hopping off to get a few pictures and play in the waters. NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SOLD PER PERSON, YOU ARE RESERVING 1x SKI WITH 2 PERSON CAPACITY EACH. ADDITIONAL SKIS CAN BE RESERVED SEPARATELY. NOTE: Jetski operators born in 1988 or after must have a boater safety certificate. Link to temporary certificate will be provided in confirmation email.

Fort Walton Beach: Tandem Kayak Rental

Fort Walton Beach: Tandem Kayak Rental

Escape the crowds and embrace the true beauty of the Emerald Coast with our exclusive kayak rentals in Fort Walton Beach and Destin! Paddle through the emerald waters of the Gulf Island National Seashore, feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle. Our top-of-the-line kayaks provide comfort for all skill levels, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty—from white sandy beaches to lush vegetation. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seabirds, and even the occasional manatee! Our experienced staff offers safety briefings, ensuring a worry-free adventure. Whether you're in Fort Walton Beach or Destin, our kayak rentals offer a perfect escape to connect with nature. Leave the daily grind behind as you paddle through the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf Island National Seashore and the stunning Emerald Coast. Discover secluded islands accessible only by water, creating a true paradise for nature lovers. Our easy-to-use kayaks cater to all skill levels, with experienced staff providing equipment and brief lessons. Book your kayak rental today and immerse yourself in the magic of the Emerald Coast's secluded islands and waterways! Each kayak can hold up to 2 people.

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It was absolutely gorgeous. We saw many, many dolphins, probably 30 or so, they were having a feeding frenzy and were showing off the fish they had in their mouth to us. They are incredible animals and are so extremely smart. We also saw a momma and baby right beside her the whole time. It was adorable and Definitely worth the money. Our guides were also So awesome explaining and very accommodating, I believe their names were Josh and Ryan. All in all we had a great experience! (with zero sea sickness thank God)

We enjoyed how knowledgeable they were on the marine life as well as different parts of the town.

We absolutely loved the cruise. And the staff was great. We will be returning next year.

It was great they went to the dolphins for us. Wonderful experience

This was an awesome activity to do, and the staff was amazing !