May 19, 2013
The results are in. Banana boat rides have a direct line to the funny bone. Of all the activities listed on TripAdvisor, it ranks #1 with 100% positive reviews. And that’s no fluke. TripShock users have also given Banana Boat Rides in Destin 5 stars. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what guests have to say about Destin’s #1 activity.
“We loved the banana boat ride! My husband and I brought 4 college kids (2 boys, 2 girls) and we all loved it. Chris and photographer Derick were accommodating and friendly, offering terrific advice on local attractions as well as giving us a ride to remember! We laughed the entire outing. So glad we got the picture package because looking at the pics was nearly as entertaining as the ride itself. A must-do in Destin!” –TripAdvisor Review
“This was the best thing that we did during our week in Destin! The kids and adults loved it.” –TripShock Review
“That was the coolest thing I have ever done! I had so much fun riding and the crew was funny. Next time I’m in Destin I will be back with friends and family! Don’t miss out on the ride of a lifetime.” –TripShock Review
TripShock.com offers Destin Banana Boat Rides at special rates. The 45 minute tour takes you through the clear water along Destin’s white beaches. The Banana can accommodate up to six people. Life jackets are provided, as the trip can get wet and wild! The tour is great for both kids and adults, making for hilarious family memories. A professional photographer is on board to capture the moment, and a photo package is available for purchase at an additional cost. Most travelers agree, a banana boat ride makes for hilarious photos that you simply can’t go home without.
May 19, 2013
TripShock.com has partnered with a team of professionals to offer an eco-friendly dolphin tour. Swimming with Dolphins at Shell Island gives guests the rare opportunity to encounter dolphins in the wild, while learning how to interact with the marine mammals in a respectful way. The four-hour tour is an intensive educational experience that is sure to become an unforgettable memory.
Children and adults will safely observe dolphins without interrupting nursing, feeding patterns, or courtship. During the tour, the crew will dive for other marine creatures to observe, such as sand dollars and crabs, and then release them back into the wild. Snorkel gear and safety instructions are provided, and guests are encouraged to bring cameras to capture the moment. TripShock.com is now offering a summer special on the Swimming with Dolphins at Shell Island tour. Guests enjoy $5 off now through 8/10 and complimentary snorkel gear rentals with each online booking.
The Swimming with Dolphins at Shell Island tour has 100% positive feedback on TripShock.com. Here’s what guests have to say about their experience.
“This was an unbelievable encounter that I will remember for the rest of my life.” -Helen Vilott, Mary Esther, FL
“Our Captain Denis Richard was fantastic. He shared many insightful details about Dolphins. We had a wonderful time and will do this again next summer.” -Karen M. Stewart, Edwardsville, Illinois
Water Planet, the tour provider, has been offering dolphin encounters in Panama City Beach since 1995. With a safe and educated approach to dolphin behavior, Water Planet has experienced zero accidents since its inception. As part of the ecotourism promise, they do not touch or feed dolphins, as it could change social behaviors and leave the species vulnerable to injuries by boating and fishing gear. Water Planet launched the No Feed No Touch campaign in cooperation with other Panama City Beach, FL dolphin tour operators to promote the longevity of the bottlenose dolphin species.
May 17, 2013
Destin is home to many self-proclaimed foodies, and rightfully so. A meal in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village often features a unique blend of fresh seafood and local produce. Like the flawed humans we are, locals sometimes take for granted the fresh seafood at our disposal and opt for something different. So, when you’re at the beach and you’ve eaten all the seafood you can handle, skip the crowds and head to one of these three hole in the wall restaurants.
1. Vintij Wine Boutique and Bistro: By far Destin’s best kept secret, Vintij is located across from the Silver Sands Outlets. The restaurant front is nothing to write home about. In fact, it almost looks permanently closed. But on the inside, it is oh so alive. Featuring a wine list that will rock your socks off and a delectable menu of eclectic cuisine, Vintij will make you lament not knowing about the place sooner. It’s that good.
2. Jasmine Thai: All you really need to know is they grow their own herbs and peppers. But if that’s not enough to convince you of all the love poured into the food, one slurp of coconut soup will. It is soul warming. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. Every. Single. Time.
3. Camille’s: Named one of TripShock’s Top Seafood Restaurants in Destin for its delectable sushi menu, Camille’s in Crystal Beach performs double duty as a great hole in the wall spot. Located above Beachside Inn, the restaurant is easy to miss for those who aren’t in the know. Besides rolling the best sushi in town, Camille’s has a full bar and outdoor balcony seating with views of the water.