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Destin Day Trips & Excursions

Destin, FL is a renowned beach destination on the Emerald Coast, offering visitors an array of options for enjoying their time here. From the magnificently clear blue waters of Crab Island to the intriguing colors of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s something for everyone when it comes to Destin day trips & excursions. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the coast on a luxurious yacht charter or take a pontoon boat out for a spin while you get up close encounters with marine life such as dolphins, schools of fish, and stingrays. With so many thrilling ways to enjoy a day trip in Destin, this popular beach town offers one unforgettable experience!
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Apr 20 - Apr 26
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Sandestin (Destin) Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise

761 ratings
3 Hrs.
Get out on the water for dinner and enjoy the area's only fine dining entertainment yacht. This stately yacht features fresh Gulf seafood, prime beef and much more all prepared in a full service galley. Live entertainment and a full bar is available to enhance your experience. Book your spot on Sandestin's premier fine dining dinner and dancing cruise today!
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Booked 9 times in last 48 hrs
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Captained Double-Decker Pontoon with Slide Charter for up to 6 guests

102 ratings
3 - 8 Hrs.
Enjoy an epic day of carefree cruising around Destin, Florida aboard your very own captained pontoon boat charter. Experience the bustling Destin Harbor and enjoy ample, comfortable seating, as well as dual-decks, expert navigation, and so much more! Cool off with a splash using the onboard slide or hang out on the lily pad and chill to the max. The sky's the limit with this Captained Double-Decker Pontoon with Slide Charter for 6 Guests MAX. Book yours today!
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Dolphin & Sunset Cruise Aboard the SunVenture

483 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Hop aboard the SunVenture and cruise around Destin Harbor for a relaxing dolphin or sunset cruise. Search for wildlife, take in the beautiful scenery, and learn the history of Destin on this narrated tour. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for Flipper and friends!
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Booked 4 times in last 48 hrs
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All-Inclusive Captained Pontoon Charter (for up to 6 guests)

64 ratings
3 - 8 Hrs.
Relax in luxury aboard your All-Inclusive Captained Pontoon Charter for up to 6 guests max. Experience the sights and sounds of beautiful Destin Harbor as you enjoy ample and comfortable seating, expert navigation, and so much more! The sky's the limit with this all-inclusive charter unlike any other, but be sure to book early so you don't miss out!
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Crab Island Excursion & Swim Aboard The Crab Island Runner

204 ratings
3 - 3.5 Hrs.
Get out on the water in gorgeous Destin, Florida on The Crab Island Runner, a multi-passenger U.S. Coast Guard certified 27-passenger tour boat. Head out to locally treasured Crab Island, a stunning sandbar in the middle of the most beautiful emerald green and aqua blue water you have ever seen. Crab Island is one of the most sought after destinations in Northwest Florida, so see for yourself what the hype is all about, join your captain and crew aboard The Crab Island Runner for a chartered trip to the popular sandbar in Destin, Florida.
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Tiki Excursion

24 ratings
3 - 4 Hrs.
Experience the beauty of Destin, Florida's Emerald Waters, and the famous Crab Island Sandbar aboard a Tiki Pontoon Boat. With a captain and first mate, this USCG-approved boat welcomes up to 16 passengers. Perfect for bachelorette parties, family gatherings, birthdays, or individuals seeking relaxation. Indulge in the stunning scenery while unwinding on deck. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, explore marine life, or simply soak up the sun. Join this unforgettable journey to Crab Island, where relaxation and enjoyment meet the natural splendor of Destin's Emerald Waters, book your spot today!
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Booked 6 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour

40 ratings
4 Hrs.
Get ready for a Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour departing from Fort Walton Beach, Florida! This adventure begins aboard a state-of-the-art 2023 vessel, a USCG-certified boat with a capacity of 49 passengers. As you cruise atop the mesmerizing emerald-green water, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and more. Dive into the crystal-clear water of Crab Island, relax on a float, or stay on the catamaran and bask in the warm Florida sun. The options are endless! Sit back and relax while the captain and deckhand make sure all your needs are accommodated. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey to Crab Island! Book yours today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Private Crab Island Charter

4 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Crab Island with a licensed captain leading the way. Relax and unwind on a 15-foot lily pad, surrounded by water toys that add to the excitement. Feel the rhythm of your favorite tunes resonating through the air as the complimentary Bluetooth speaker sets the perfect atmosphere. Prepare to be amazed as you navigate through Destin Harbor, East Pass, Crab Island, and Choctawhatchee Bay, all while enjoying a small dolphin tour that brings you face-to-face with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Take an all-inclusive journey where the star of the show is the enchanting Crab Island, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Book today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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All-Inclusive Captained Pontoon Charter in Destin (for up to 16 passengers)

54 ratings
Cast your worries aside and immerse yourself in all-day fun with this All-Inclusive Captained Pontoon Charter. Paddleboard and explore to your heart's content or just relax in luxury as you experience beautiful Destin Harbor from the lower deck of the pontoon. Make a splash in the gorgeous water around you, swim around, or lounge on an inflatable. Regardless of what you choose on this all-inclusive day, you will enjoy yourself as you soak up the warm Florida sun! Reserve this charter today!
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Private Destin Early Bird Bachelorette Cruise

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4 Hrs.
Embark on some early bird fun! Hop aboard for a Bachelorette adventure to remember! For up to 18 people in Destin, cruise the Gulf of Mexico's sparkling emerald water, go on a search for playful dolphins, spend time at Crab Island soaking up the sun, and more! See the sight son a tiki boat adorned with vibrant decorations and comfy seating, perfect for a day on the water. Blast your favorite tunes and have some well-deserved fun with your crew. Book your early bird bachelorette experience today for some fun in the sun!
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8 Hour Private Crab Island Charter on the Lazy Day

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8 Hrs.
Embark on an unforgettable Private Charter to Crab Island in Destin, Florida. Whether you're planning a family outing, a group celebration, or a bachelor/bachelorette party, this spacious 39-foot charter boat is the perfect vessel to explore the Destin Harbor and create lasting experiences. Immerse yourself in the emerald water for a refreshing swim or snorkel among vibrant marine life. Don't forget to keep an eye out for playful dolphins, turtles, and more. Enhance your trip with paddleboards, water toys, and more for added comfort and relaxation. Bring your favorite food and drinks to savor while listening to your favorite tunes on the onboard Bluetooth speaker. Book your Private Charter to Crab Island today!
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Private Large Group Snorkel & Shelling Charter

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3 Hrs.
If you are looking for a day in Destin that you are certain to remember, this Private Snorkel & Shelling Charter is the trip for you. Get the best of both worlds: a private boat tour with a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and a worry-free day of fun in the sun! Snorkel, feed the fish, or just soak up the sun's rays on the beach. Snorkel at 2 different locations, view sea life, and collect shells as a souvenir! Book your group today!
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Destin Crab Island Excursion

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2 - 6 Hrs.
Embark on a captivating Crab Island Excursion in Destin, Florida, cruising through the beautiful clear water of the Emerald Coast. Travel from Destin Harbor into Choctawhatchee Bay to reach the submerged island, where abundant wildlife and stunning sightseeing await. Spend your day walking in the clear emerald water, swimming, lounging, or exploring at your leisure. With amenities like Bluetooth stereo, Bote chairs, and a lily pad float, you can relax and enjoy every moment of your adventure. Dive into the ultimate Destin experience on this unforgettable Crab Island adventure and book today!
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4 Hour Private Crab Island Charter on the Lazy Day

1 rating
4 Hrs.
Embark on an unforgettable Private Charter to Crab Island in Destin, Florida. Whether you're planning a family outing, a group celebration, or a bachelor/bachelorette party, this spacious 39-foot charter boat is the perfect vessel to explore the Destin Harbor and create lasting experiences. Immerse yourself in the emerald water for a refreshing swim or snorkel among vibrant marine life. Don't forget to keep an eye out for playful dolphins, turtles, and more. Enhance your trip with paddleboards, water toys, and more for added comfort and relaxation. Bring your favorite food and drinks to savor while listening to your favorite tunes on the onboard Bluetooth speaker. Book your Private Charter to Crab Island today!
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Private Crab Island Cruise

2 ratings
4 Hrs.
Cruise with Captain Bob on the Bella Blu and experience the most beautiful views around. Cruise to Crab Island and live and play like a local. Be on the lookout for dolphins, sea turtles, and other amazing aquatic life. Take in the gorgeous emerald water, the beautiful beaches, and go for a relaxing swim! Don't miss out on a day of play. Book now!
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Private Crab Island Charter from Fort Walton Beach

1 rating
3 - 8 Hrs.
Escape to the tropical paradise of Crab Island in Destin, Florida on a private excursion designed exclusively for your group of up to 49 passengers. Step aboard a luxurious charter boat and set sail toward a world of adventure and relaxation. As you arrive at this floating oasis, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear emerald waters that surround you. Lounge on the pristine white sand, bask in the warm sunshine and feel the gentle sea breeze kiss your skin. Choose from a variety of water toys to enjoy. With the attentive crew catering to your every need, this private Crab Island Charter promises an unforgettable journey tailored to your group's desires. Unleash your inner explorer, soak up some serenity, book today!
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Fort Walton Beach Pontoon Tiki Cruise

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3 Hrs.
Embark on an unforgettable Tiki Cruise from Fort Walton Beach, Florida! A leisurely cruise along the stunning Gulf Coast aboard a custom-built 26-foot Beachcat Tiki Boat, where you can soak up the sun and take in the breathtaking scenery. When you arrive at your destinations, choose to stay on the boat, swim in the water, or explore the sights and sounds of this world-famous sandbar. Experience the beauty of Destin like never before and book your adventure today!
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Private Noriega Point & Spector Island Cruise

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4 Hrs.
Embark on an incredible private island cruise from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and explore Noriega Point and Spector Island! Cruise through the crystal-clear water, taking in the sights and sounds of these magnificent locations. Relax on a floating mat, gently rocking with the water as you soak up the sun, or grab a friend and tube through the waterways on a thrilling two-seater boat tube. When you get hungry, utilize the grill to cook up a delicious meal while hanging out on the islands. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience. Book your private island cruise today!
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Large Group Catamaran Experience

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6 Hrs.
Make your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party one for the record book with this party cruise to Crab Island. Get ready for a fun-filled day out on the water in and around Destin, Florida with this Large Group Catamaran Experience! Take in the sights and sounds as you cruise along the Intercoastal waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay towards the famous submerged Crab Island. Once there, play around and have fun with water toys or relax in the beautiful waist-deep emerald green water. Feel the sun on your skin and enjoy the day surrounded by family and friends. Do not miss out on this captained catamaran experience, book your spot today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the best day trips in Destin?

Destin offers a wide range of exciting day trips. Most of Destin's most desireable day trips include the gulf, bay, and other waters surrounding the city. Some of the most popular day trips include a Destin dolphin cruise, Crab Island excursions, Sandbar Adventures tours, and more.

2. How long are the day trips & excursions?

Depending on the tour you choose, day trips and excursions can last from 1.5 hours to 8 hours.

3. What can I expect to see on a day trip or excursion?

When you take a day trip or excursion to Destin, there are plenty of sights to see. The top sights include Crab Island, the Destin Harbor, dolphins, and amazing marine life.

4. Are day trips handicap-accessible?

Destin trip options accommodate most needs. Please note any restrictions prior to booking, as they provide detailed information regarding accessibility. If you need assistance finding an accessible day trip to fit your needs, please call a TripShock customer service representative at 850-424-5125.

5. Are day trips in Destin kid-friendly?

Yes! Most day trips are fun and exciting for individuals of all ages. Some trips do include alcohol, or take place on boats without bathrooms on-board. These reasons and others may make some day trips and excursions more suitable for older children and adults. Be sure to review the restrictions prior to booking since some boat tours have age, height, and weight restrictions.

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