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Destin: Dolphin Watch Cruise

1. 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

2. 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.

Destin: 4-Hour Self-Driving Pontoon Rental

3. 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

4. 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. 

Florida: Emerald Coast Sunset & Dolphin Cruise with Guide

5. 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: Parasailing Flight Over the Ocean

6. 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 Beach: Morning Dolphin Cruise with Snorkel Stop

7. 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.

Fort Walton Beach: Explore Private Islands on Jet Skis

8. 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.

Fort Walton Beach: Tandem Kayak Rental

9. 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.

Destin: Crab Island Dolphin Watching Jet Ski Tour

10. Destin: Crab Island Dolphin Watching Jet Ski Tour

Want to get up close and personal with Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphins but don't know where to go? Climb aboard Destiny Water Adventures' 120min guided Crab Island Dolphin Jetski Adventure for an aquatic journey to observe the grace & beauty of our resident dolphins, as well as other marine life like rays and manatees. Captain your own Jetski with seating for two on an adventure into the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf, Destin Harbor and the Santa Rosa Sound. Together we’ll watch dolphins as they swim, play, feed and do what comes naturally. Whether you're an experienced boater or a land lovin' newbie, Destiny Water Adventures has experienced guides to walk you through your Jet Ski experience and get you out on the water so you can enjoy your day exploring the crystal clear waters of the Destin, the Emerald Coast, Crab Island and surrounding area! NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SOLD PER PERSON, YOU ARE RESERVING 1x SKI WITH 2 PERSON CAPACITY EACH. ADDITIONAL SKIS CAN BE RESERVED SEPARATELY Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed. Per regulations we ask that you only observe the dolphins and not interact directly with them.

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(2 reviews)

just being out on the water and actually seen multiple pods of dolphins. the captain and first mate were cool and answered any questions. anything that could be improved, they are actively working on. we will be back for another ride when we get the chance to be back down in Florida.

It's great for eSIM-enabled cell phones. I had no problems unlocking it. I had a normal SIM card in my German cell phone and have now also activated the eSIM for vacation in America. Works great. Thanks

Captain and first mate were amazing! We had a wonderful time and saw a few different pods of dolphins.

Never travelling from Europe to NYC again without a eSIM. So easy, sooo simple.

Its was a great experience. Loved the views and friendly atmosphere.