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Water Activities for Your Summer Stay

Check Out These Water Activities in Destin

The city of Destin is practically surrounded by water. On one side you have Choctawhatchee Bay which is always crawling with dolphin tours, snorkel tours, pontoon boat rentals, and more. This is a great area to enjoy the beautiful water by docking at the famous Crab Island or boating around in search of wildlife. The other side is home to the Gulf of Mexico. This is where guests enjoy the beach, paddleboard through open waters, and cool off from hours in the sun. No matter if you are staying on the Bay side or the Gulf side of Destin, there are tons of water activities to enjoy. We highly recommend guests book at least one of the water activities in Destin listed below to truly get to know the community. The emerald green water is a huge part of what makes Destin one of the most popular beaches, so be sure to check it out.

Check Out These Water Activities in Destin

Paddleboarding

There are so many ways to rent a paddleboard while vacationing in Destin. La Dolce Vita has everything you need and will even deliver the board to your rental. Paddleboarding off the beach is so much fun and is a great activity for people of all ages. It is an activity that is adjustable to your comfort level. Our most useful tip is to start off paddling on your knees for more stability. As you gain some confidence, you can stand up on your feet to paddle. You will enjoy stunning scenery, catch a glimpse of the beach from a different perspective, and maybe even experience wildlife up close and personal. A few of our team members have recently spotted sea turtles while paddleboarding!

Dolphin Cruise

There is nothing like cruising through the Bay in search of dolphins! Pro Tip: reserve a cruise at sunset for a breathtaking atmosphere. Your kids will love this water activity because of the excitement felt when a dolphin makes an appearance. They are known for putting on a show every now and then. If you are lucky, you might see one jump out of the water. There are many to choose from but the majority of the dolphin cruises in Destin are docked at HarborWalk Village so you could also grab a bite to eat before hopping on the boat.

Snorkel Cruise

Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters and snorkel for seashells. You may even see some colorful fish and sea life. This is another activity that is great for all ages. Most snorkel tours will give you some tips and tricks on how to snorkel so you can feel prepared if it is your first time. Snorkeling through the shallow waters of the Bay can be a great way to spend an afternoon during the summer in Destin as this is the hottest time of the year.

Fishing Charter

If you are looking for a challenge and an exciting couple of hours, a fishing charter is for you! The best time to book a fishing charter is the spring/summer as there are more species available for you to catch and keep. You can book a whole day fishing or just half a day. Then, your captain and their crew will clean the fish for you to take home and cook! Some of the restaurants in town might even cook it for you. Booking a fishing charter in Destin is a great way to make memories. Don’t forget your camera so you can snap pictures of the fish you catch.

There is an endless number of water activities in Destin to choose from. These four are just a few to consider booking for your summer getaway to the emerald coast.

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