Fun in Destin

Destin has something for everyone! From boating and some of the world’s best fishing to water parks and award winning golf courses… We’ve got you covered.

Crab Island

Crab Island is one of the top attractions in Destin. It has been photographed and aired on Good Morning America, published in various magazines and featured in publications across the world. Boating Magazine named Destin one of the top 10 places to live and boat in the United States, largely due to Crab Island. Activities here range from snorkeling and relaxing on your boat to delicious food sold by floating vendors and even watching your kids play on a massive inflatable slide, trampoline and obstacle course. Destin Vacation Boat Rentals is a family owned company with a great selection of boats to choose from.


Gulfarium has entertained millions since it’s inception in 1955. This is a must while visiting Destin! From a submerged platform you will touch, play and learn about the bottle nose dolphins. Gulfarium has many other animal encounters including penguins, stingrays, reptiles, sea lions, seals and more.

1010 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Emerald Coast Scuba

Emerald Coast Scuba has been named the “Coolest Company To Go Down Under With” by On The Coast Magazine”. From swimming lessons, PADI Scuba training, snorkel and dive charters to an award-winning dive shop; Emerald Coast Scuba has it all.

503 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

Beach Helicopter

You can’t beat a helicopter ride over the gulf coast!  Beach Helicopter provides an exciting and insightful trip for their passengers. As a Destin local, Mike is very familiar with all things Destin and is a fantastic guide. Call to book a trip or visit

34859 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541

Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park

Voted one of the “Best Waterparks in America” by the Travel Channel. With more than 40 water attractions and an adventure park, Big Kahuna’s offers something for everyone!

1007 U.S. 98, Destin, FL 32541


There is no better place to paddle board than The Gulf of Mexico! YOLO Board Adventures at Baytowne Marina offers guests the opportunity to experience what many consider the world’s fastest growing watersport, stand up paddleboarding. Stand up paddleboarding is an easy-to-learn, adaptable activity perfect for families. The low impact activity is suitable for all ages from children to seniors and offers the chance to explore the natural beauty of Sandestin from a unique vantage point. Aptly named for the mantra, “You Only Live Once,” YOLO Board is a locally-owned stand-up paddleboard company that has quickly gained the reputation along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and beyond as the paddleboard of choice.

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

Regatta Bay is a beautiful course located on breathtaking nature preserves along the Choctawhatchee Bay. 6,894-yard, par-72 course offers an extraordinary golf experience for players of all skill levels. Golf Digest named Regatta Bay one of the “Top Places to Play in North America”.

465 Regatta Bay Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Silver Sands features over 100 brand name outlet stores. This is a family friendly shopping area with dining and great kids play area included.

10562 U.S. 98, Destin, FL 32550

Destin Commons

Voted “Best Place to Shop” by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, award-winning Destin Commons continues to set the standard as Northwest Florida’s premier open-air lifestyle center. Opened in 2003, the outdoor center features more than 70 stores and restaurants offering the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment, including Bass Pro Shops, Belk and the AMC Destin 14-screen stadium style movie theatre.

4100 Legendary Dr #270, Destin, FL 32541


Destin is proudly known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. From the bay to the jetty’s and even off the beautiful shore of the gulf coast… there isn’t a bad spot to fish from while in Destin. Harbor Walk Fishing is a great local company with rental options for chartered fishing trips and even fishing equipment.