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Renting a Pontoon Boat in Destin

During your stay in Destin, FL venturing out to the water is a must! You can of course enjoy the shoreline from your beachfront condo, but there is no better way to enjoy the emerald, green water than by renting a pontoon boat in Destin. There are so many fun water activities that your family will love during your day in the sun. You can visit the many restaurants that offer a place to dock the boat, snorkel around in shallow water to find seashells, or visit the famous Destin attraction, Crab Island. No matter your reason for venturing out to sea, there are some important tips that you must know before renting a pontoon boat in Destin.

Renting a Pontoon Boat in Destin

Where to Rent a Boat in Destin?

There are so many different rental companies in Destin that offer pontoon rentals. Because of this, we highly recommend reading the reviews on each business. Because there are so many, they are all different, and you want to make sure you rent from one that suits you and your family.

Also, make sure to check out their website! Become familiar with the services that they offer. Some companies might even put their restrictions and regulations on their website so you can prepare ahead of time.

To book a pontoon rental in Destin, click here!

What Licenses Do You Need to Rent a Boat in Destin?

Your rental company should walk you through exactly what licenses you will need. It is so important to be aware of any licenses necessary to rent a pontoon boat. In the state of Florida, you are required to have appropriate licenses before boarding the vessel. You also have to take a short course in order to receive the license. Most rental companies will provide you with a short course as you pick up your rental. This makes it easy for you to not only get the necessary licensing but also to know the ends and outs of how to drive a boat.

Extra Tips When Boating

  • Bring plenty of water and sunscreen!
  • Make sure to clean up after yourself upon returning the boat
  • Every passenger will need a life jacket
  • Dock at Dewey Destins for lunch
  • Stop by Crab Island and wade in the water
  • Check the weather before embarking on your water adventure

Renting a pontoon boat in Destin is a guaranteed good time! Check out our Things to do in Destin for more family-friendly activities!

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Discover Your New Favorite Vacation Condo in Destin, Florida!

Searching for the perfect vacation condo in Destin, Florida for this year’s family summer getaway? Look no further than Mainsail in Destin! The kids in your party will love the resort amenities featured at this Destin, Florida vacation condo and the adults will love the quick walk to the beach – minutes away from relaxation!

Mainsail is a 15-acre beachfront family resort in the Miramar Beach community. Each of the condos at Mainsail provides a home away from home for every guest. Resort amenities include Gulf views, two community pools, tennis courts, fitness facility, shuffleboard court, and so much more! There are so many opportunities for family fun at Mainsail in Destin. We have to say, our favorite amenity is the miles of private beach access. Spend your days soaking up the sun and splashing around in the emerald green waters of the Gulf.

Mainsail is also just a short drive away from area attractions. To be more specific, when you stay at Mainsail, you are 8 miles away from the heart of Destin, and less than a mile from Sandestin. This allows easy access to great dining and shopping in both locations. Shop till you drop at the Destin Commons, or visit the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an exciting event or live music. Click here to find a list of family-friendly activities in Destin!

Mainsail in Destin

The condos at Mainsail offer two-bedroom to four-bedroom accommodations and are all uniquely furnished. Each rental also has a private balcony for your enjoyment! Enjoy every sunrise and sunset with the family overlooking the water. Spacious floorplans allow plenty of space for the whole family!

There are so many family-friendly resorts along the Gulf Coast. Mainsail is one vacation condo in Destin, Florida that is sure to become your family’s favorite beach accommodation. To book your condo at Mainsail, click here!

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It’s Tiki Time!

How about a little different adventure the next time you vacation in Destin, FLGrab five friends and head out to Destin Harbor for a tiki cruise excursion!

Cruisin Tikis Destin offers a variety of tiki cruise options:

  • Sunset cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Harbor lights cruise
  • Crab Island sandbar cruise (3 hours)
  • Thursday night fireworks cruise (summer season only)

The cruise prices range from $59 to $79 per person. Each cruise is BYOB (cooler & ice provided) and you also can bring your own snacks. You can book your tiki cruise online here.

Six passengers are allowed per tiki vessel. If your group is larger, you can do a tandem cruise where the boats will anchor next to each other on Crab Island.

Departures are from 302 Harbor Blvd, directly in front of the Harbor Tavern. Check the Cruisin’ Tikis Destin website for parking instructions.

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