Things to do in Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL

Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island has developed into a popular destination for Southern travelers over the years. When you visit Fort Walton Beach, you'll find tours, activities, and attractions that can appeal to almost anyone. Top things to do in Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island include boat tours, deep-sea fishing, and dolphin cruises.
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Daytime Dolphin Watch & Sunset Cruises - Tour East Pass, Harbor, Crab Island

11,103 ratings
1 Hr.
Set out to sea in search of dolphins aboard the Hannah Marie. Destin Dolphin Watch and Crab Island Sightseeing Cruise is complete with a spectacular glass-bottom, snack bar, and a climate-controlled cabin. This family-friendly trip is the perfect recipe for maritime bliss. Take in scenic views of the Destin, Florida Harbor and learn about the history as you enjoy the fresh ocean air. Both convenient and comfortable, these tours depart daily and provide plenty of seating for the whole crew. Book your experience today!
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Booked 54 times in last 48 hrs
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Sunset & Dolphin Tour from Fort Walton Beach

69 ratings
2 Hrs.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fort Walton Beach and Destin on a worry-free, epic sunset boat tour. Step aboard a state-of-the-art 2023 vessel, a USCG-certified masterpiece accommodating up to 49 passengers. As you glide atop the mesmerizing emerald green waters, prepare to be captivated by the abundant marine life that graces these shores. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, graceful turtles, majestic stingrays, and elegant pelicans. Immerse yourself in nature's vibrant palette as the sky transforms into an awe-inspiring canvas of colors. Brace yourself for a sunset like no other, a true spectacle that will leave you in awe. Embark on this unforgettable journey and let us create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to be amazed!
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Booked 3 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,469 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Climb aboard a Destin classic on this fun and exciting dolphin cruise aboard the Original Sea Blaster. A family-friendly excursion perfect for any occasion, this is your chance to explore the emerald waters of Destin, FL in all of its glory in search of playful dolphins splashing and playing among the waves. From water gun fights on daytime cruises to some truly stunning sunsets in the evenings, this trip has something for everyone. Don't miss the boat... literally. Book now!
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Booked 32 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin X Jet Ski/Waverunner Rentals - Departing From Destin Harbor

694 ratings
1 - 8 Hrs.
Take in the beautiful sights Crab Island or cruise the Choctawhacthee Bay with a stylish and high-speed jet ski. Destin X Jet Ski/Waverunner Rentals are versatile and sleek and allow for 2 passengers to ride along. Zip through the waves, look for dolphins, or coast to Crab Island for an action-packed day of waves, fun, friends and the sun. Take off from Destin Harbor and enjoy the local attractions. Book your ticket to adventure and fun in the sun today!
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Booked 7 times in last 48 hrs
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12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental Departing from Destin Harbor

527 ratings
4 - 10 Hrs.
Be the captain of your day and adventure out into the sparkling waters of the Emerald Coast with the 12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental in Destin, Florida. Explore the Choctawhatchee Bay, the bayous, The Destin Harbor, Crab Island, and soak up some Florida sun. Whether you're in Destin with family or friends, a pontoon boat rental is the way to go. So what are you waiting for? Book yours today!
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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Parasailing Adventure

2,202 ratings
90 Min.
There is nothing like the thrill of parasailing! It is a breathtaking way to see the spectrum of color and spectacular views over gorgeous Destin, Florida. Get a bird’s eye view of the beaches and jetties, the Gulf, sea turtles, dolphins, and more. With your professional captain and crew, you can expect breathtaking takeoffs and super smooth landings right from the boat deck. Create memories that will last a lifetime and book your parasailing trip today!
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Booked 9 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion & Swim Aboard The Crab Island Runner

213 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 14 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour

42 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 10 times in last 48 hrs
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Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

2,716 ratings
6 - 10 Hrs.
Embark on an unforgettable offshore Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin Florida. Party boat fishing provides a unique opportunity to castaway and fish, chat with family and friends, and learn from fellow fishermen from all across the country. Your experienced captain and crew will help you every step of the way, including filleting your catch so you can bring home dinner! Reel in this fishing deal and book today!
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Booked 8 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Sunset Cruise

13 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
End your day with a sunset cruise in Destin, Florida! Journey through Destin Harbor and the Destin Pass to the Gulf of Mexico, revealing the iconic emerald water and sugar-white beaches that defines Destin. As you cruise the water, be captivated by the sight of dolphins joyfully playing alongside the boat, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of this coastal paradise. Witness the breathtaking beauty of a panhandle sunset right from the water. Join this scenic voyage, blending discovery and natural beauty, and book today!
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Booked 15 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin X Parasailing - Departing From Destin Harbor

852 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join in on the excitement with the Destin X crew in Destin, Florida for a parasailing adventure. Experience the thrill of flying high while admiring the emerald green waters below. The crew has flown thousands of happy passengers in the past decade. You will see why parasailing is one of Destin's top activities. Create memories with Destin X and book this exciting adventure today!
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Booked 6 times in last 48 hrs
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12 Person Pontoon Rental on the Destin Harbor

1,018 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Get out on the water with this 12 Person Pontoon Rental on the Destin Harbor. See the sights around Choctawhatchee Bay and Destin Harbor. Visit the popular Crab Island or even try your luck at some inshore fishing in one of the area's popular bayous. Whether you are looking for family-friendly adventure or to create memories with friends. Spend a carefree day on the water, have a few drinks, soak up the sun, and leave your worries behind. Don't miss the boat, book your pontoon rental today!
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Booked 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Double Decker Pontoon Rental with 2 Waterslides

204 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Get everyone out on the water and experience this 14-Person Double Decker Pontoon Rental with 2 Waterslides. This is fun the whole family can enjoy! Explore Crab Island, the Santa Rosa Sound, Destin Harbor, the Choctawhatchee Bay, a diverse array of popular waterfront restaurants, and so much more! Choose to enjoy snorkeling around the boat, sliding down the two waterslides, or simply relaxing on the decks and catching some rays. Perfect for families, friends, and large groups of all kinds, so live your best life and book your pontoon today!
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12-Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental in Fort Walton Beach

2 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Experience the ultimate leisure on the water with this luxurious pontoon boat rental. Explore the crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast. Find the perfect oasis where you can anchor your boat, dive into the refreshing waters, and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends. Book your pontoon rental today!
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Booked 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Sunset Tour Aboard The Crab Island Runner

33 ratings
1.5 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. See a stunning Destin sunset paint the evening sky as you and your family unwind after another beautiful day on the Emerald Coast. Capture incredible views of the sunset from Crab Island and weather permitting, the Gulf of Mexico. Xtreme H2O Sports offers complimentary water bottles to our customers and snacks and sodas are available for purchase. Don't miss out, book your spot today!
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Booked 6 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Tiki Excursion

33 ratings
3 - 4 Hrs.
See the beauty of Destin, Florida and the famous Crab Island sandbar aboard a non-private tiki pontoon boat for up to 16 passengers. Perfect for bachelorette parties, family gatherings, birthdays, or individuals simply seeking some 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 water. Book your spot today!
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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

1,637 ratings
Get ready for a day filled with education and entertainment at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. See trained animals, like dolphins and sea lions, perform shows by dancing and jumping for you throughout the day. Animal exhibits throughout the park will captivate your attention between shows. See penguins, sharks, sting rays, pelicans, dolphins, and sea lions. Located on the beach in Fort Walton and just a few minutes from the Destin Harbor, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is the place to spend a relaxing afternoon with marine animals. Get your ticket today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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4 Hour Beginner Deep Sea Fishing

14 ratings
4 Hrs.
Looking to fish in the World's Luckiest Fishing Village? Embark on an unforgettable Deep Sea Fishing Catch & Release Charter in Destin Florida. This party boat fishing trip is perfect for those who are beginners or those with young children. This trip will provide a unique opportunity to cast away and fish, chat with family and friends, and learn from fellow fishermen from all across the country. Your experienced captain and crew will help you every step of the way. Reel in this fishing deal and book your experience today!
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Booked 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Catamaran Excursion from Destin Harbor

768 ratings
4 Hrs.
Cruise to the popular hangout Crab Island aboard a comfortable catamaran. Chill out and play in the pristine, sparkling waters while the crew takes care of everything. Bring your favorite beverages and water toys to enhance the experience. Meet and greet with fellow boaters and explore all the exciting things to do. This trip is the perfect alternative to renting a boat, or those not experienced enough to drive a pontoon boat. Book your catamaran excursion today!
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Booked 7 times in last 48 hrs
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Fort Walton Beach Close to?

Fort Walton Beach is close to several popular coastal destinations. Immediately to the east is Destin, FL, and the west is Navarre Beach, FL. Nearby, you'll also find Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach.

2. Are There Alligators in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

In the wild, it is very rare to find alligators in Fort Walton Beach. Most alligators have been peacefully removed from local lakes, golf courses, and coastal inlets. There are however, alligators in Fort Walton Beach at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. The park is located on Okaloosa Island and tickets can be purchased online, or in-person.

3. What is Fort Walton Beach Known for?

Fort Walton Beach is a thriving military community and tourist destination with strong local history. Fort Walton is known for local landmarks including the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, Fort Walton Mound & Museum, Air Force Armament Museum, and the downtown Heritage Park and Cultural Center.

4. Are There a Beaches in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Yes, there are beautiful white-sand beaches in Fort Walton Beach, FL. While a few beaches exist in western Fort Walton Beach, the biggest and best beaches are found on Okaloosa Island. These beaches are a mix of private and public, with the most popular spots located on the western end of Okaloosa Island near the Brooks Bridge.

5. Does Fort Walton Beach Have an Airport?

Yes, the Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport. It is located within Eglin Air Force Base, and is a major hub for Allegiant Air. This airport is the primary airport for those visiting Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida.

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