Make a Splash!

Water Activities in Destin, Florida

Make a Splash!

Destin, Florida is known for its beautiful water. Emerald green and deep blue combine to create a mesmerizing color that will keep you coming back year after year. Most guests visit this stretch of shoreline to experience the beaches, however, don’t miss out on these water activities in Destin.

Enjoy the best of both worlds and stay beachfront, nearby exciting water excursions! Browse through our vacation rentals in Destin, Florida to find the perfect accommodation for your stay.

Crab Island

If you have ever driven over the Destin bridge then you have likely noticed a spot in the water where boats pile up and children swim. This section of Choctawhatchee Bay is known as Crab Island. It is a favorite hangout spot among locals and visitors alike. You may notice that it gets packed throughout the summer because of the fun activities for kids, boats driving around offering snow cones, and the chance to relax in the crystal-clear water.

Rent a pontoon boat for the day and head out to Crab Island to experience Destin from a local’s perspective.


Get a bird’s eye view of the beach and go parasailing one day during your stay! This is one of the many exciting things to do in Destin that you will remember for a lifetime. You may have seen parasailing boats cruising through the water, towing a balloon behind it that is way up in the sky. There is no better view of the emerald coast than up here.

Dolphin Cruises

Dolphins are a common sight throughout the Gulf of Mexico and no matter how many times we see them, we will always get excited when a dolphin makes an appearance. There are many different boats throughout Destin that offer dolphin cruises. This is where you hop on a large boat and cruise through the Choctawhatchee Bay looking out for this beautiful animal. You may even get lucky and see dolphins that put on a show and jump through the water.

Pro Tip: Book a dolphin cruise at the same time as the sunset! The colors of a beach sunset are best experienced while on the water.

Fishing Charter

Head out a few miles offshore and spend the day reeling in different fish! A fishing charter is one of the most popular water activities in Destin, FL. Did you know that Destin is considered the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village? Experience it for yourself by booking an offshore fishing charter. Most charters offer half-day and full-day excursions. We recommend half days for those who have kids in their crew. Trust us when we say to have your camera ready. You will want to capture the look on your child’s face when they reel in a massive red snapper.

As you can see, there are so many water activities to choose from! We look forward to hosting you at the beach.