Destin, Florida is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Surrounded by water with the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Choctawhatchee Bay to the north, Destin is a fisherman’s’ paradise. Our famous abundant waters are internationally recognized and provide the perfect playground for fishermen of all levels of expertise.
Cast from the shore or water’s edge for Pompano or from the Destin jetties for Redfish, Speckled Trout and White Snapper. Explore the waters by boat for Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Scamp, Triggerfish and Black Fin Tuna. Destin harbors the largest charter boat fleet in Florida including more than 140 vessels from party boats to private charters. Let them take you offshore beginning at 27 miles out in search of Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Wahoo. Destin is also known as the Billfish Capital of the Gulf. One vacation to Destin and an angler is surely hooked. With so many vessels and charters boats from which to choose, we have decided to narrow our Destin Fishing Guide to a few of our personal favorites.
If you ever tire of swimming in one of our many resort pools or at one of our inviting beaches, you will not have to look far for things to do. Let us show you some wonderful choices for some outdoor fun in Destin. Many opportunities arise to take advantage of the bordering waters of the Destin Harbor, East Pass, Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay. The recreational areas pose endless possibilities. Sailing, boating, parasailing, surfing and snorkeling are just a few of the things to do on and in the water. Scattered along the Destin beaches and on the Harbor Walk are professional rental companies that can guide and supply you with everything you need for hours, or even days, of fun. On land, many resorts feature tennis and golf but you can also explore our many attractions such as water parks, go-carts and museums. You will also find more activities and events on our Gulf Coast blog. While you are planning the fun things to do, make sure you have a terrific place to stay in Destin with Southern Vacation Rentals.