Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island Kid Friendly Activities, Tours & Attractions

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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

1,638 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 9 times in last 48 hrs
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Daytime Dolphin Watch & Sunset Cruises - Tour East Pass, Harbor, Crab Island

11,144 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
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 69 times in last 48 hrs
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Afternoon Snorkel & Dolphin Tour

10 ratings
3 Hrs.
Join this Afternoon Snorkel & Dolphin Tour aboard a spacious 45-foot catamaran, the Soundside Cruiser, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida! Find your ideal spot on the deck, unwind, and feel the gentle sea breeze as you navigate the tranquil water, surrounded by picturesque white sandy beaches. Embark on a snorkeling adventure in the beautiful crystal-clear water of the Emerald Coast, guided by the friendly crew, who will share fascinating stories about marine life and the area's history. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins and colorful seabirds against the breathtaking backdrop. Experience the enchanting beauty of Fort Walton Beach's coastal wonders. Book your spot today!
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Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,502 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 30 times in last 48 hrs
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Half Day Fort Walton Beach Pontoon Rental

16 ratings
4 Hrs.
Enjoy a day out on the water with this 12-Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental in Fort Walton Beach, Florida! Cruise through the incredible sights of North Florida's stunning Gulf Coast, where every turn reveals a new and awe-inspiring landscape. Discover pristine beaches and crystal-clear water that make this part of Florida a true slice of paradise. The choice is yours, whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or simply want to bask in the beauty of nature, this activity offers the perfect opportunity to create your ideal day on the water. Embark on an unforgettable experience, book your rental today!
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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs
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The MAXIMUM MAGIC Show Starring Noah & Heather Wells

572 ratings
90 Min.
Don't spend another night in your condo with nothing to do! Head to HarborWalk Theater for some family fun! "Entertainers of the Year" and "Illusionists of the Year,” Noah and Heather Wells present MAXIMUM MAGIC, Destin's only magic show with mind-blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, special effects, unbelievable mentalism, and more! This family friendly, fast-paced, 90-minute show with audience participation is perfect for all ages. Experience the magic today!
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Private Saltwater Fishing Charter from Fort Walton Beach

38 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Venture out to sea on this fishing charter aboard a 2018 fully rigged 31T Cape Horn with twin Mercury 300 engines. You will start your fishing expedition by catching live bait then will head out looking for seasonal king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and blackfin tuna nearshore. For the second part of the trip, the captain will anchor offshore and catch some good eats such as grouper, snapper, and amberjack (all contingent on the season). You will also target Mahi, wahoo, and larger species. So buckle in for an adventure to remember and get ready to bring home the catch of a lifetime. Book your Saltwater Fishing Charter today!
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Jet Ski Rental departing from Okaloosa Island

260 ratings
1 - 8 Hrs.
Check out an excellent way to explore the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast. Get out on a fast and fun Yamaha GTI jet ski, equipped with neutral and reverse with this Jet Ski Rental departing from Okaloosa Island. Learn some of the best way to spot lots of the amazing local wildlife in their natural habitats. Visit the world famous Crab Island and have an all around amazing adventure. So get out on the water and book your jet ski today!
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Destin Parasailing Adventure

2,216 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 14 times in last 48 hrs
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Double Decker Pontoon Rental with 2 Waterslides

207 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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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs
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SeaQuest Daytime Dolphin Sightseeing Tour

1,142 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Climb aboard Destin's SeaQuest in search of dolphins on a fun and affordable family adventure. Set out on this monstrous 53-foot speedboat that carries up to 80 passengers. Cruise through the waves as you take in the sights of the coastline and mesmerizing emerald waters. Don't miss out on the fun, book this Destin Sightseeing Tour today!
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Destin X Jet Ski/Waverunner Rentals - Departing From Destin Harbor

697 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 3 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion & Swim Aboard The Crab Island Runner

234 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 18 times in last 48 hrs
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Famous & Original Crab Island Tiki Boat

358 ratings
3 Hrs.
Climb on a floating tiki bar for a truly unique Crab Island sandbar adventure. Enjoy a seat at the bar as you journey the sparkling Gulf waters on your way to Crab Island. Enjoy swimming and fun activities in this on-the-water hotspot as you soak up the tropical sun. Don't miss the fun, book your Famous & Original Crab Island Tiki Boat today!
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Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

269 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Enjoy a unique Destin adventure on a Crab Island jet ski dolphin tour from the Destin Marina. With no idle time, an expert guide will lead you and your group out into the Choctawhatchee Bay to the best "dolphin hangout" spots in town. After exploring, your guide will set you free to crank it up and explore the shimmering water of Destin and Fort Walton Beach. Set the pace for your experience but make sure to bring a waterproof camera to snap some amazing shots of dolphins up close. Book your tickets today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour

48 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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Dolphin & Sunset Cruise Aboard the SunVenture

498 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 12 times in last 48 hrs
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Big Kahuna's Water Park Admission Tickets

374 ratings
With more than 40 water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna’s offers something for every member of the family. Take a break from the beach and enjoy a fun-filled day at the water park on slides like the Cowabunga Racer, Jumanji, and the Hammerhead. Book your tickets today for big fun at Big Kahuna's!
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Booked 10 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Sunset Cruise

17 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 7 times in last 48 hrs
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Fort Walton Beach kid friendly?

Absolutely! Fort Walton Beach is a family friendly vacation destination, with many stores, restaurants, activities, and attractions geared specifically towards kids. From educational museums with interactive exhibits, to spectacular dolphin shows at the Gulfarium, there’s a ton of fun to be had for both the kids, and the kids at heart, in Fort Walton Beach!

2. Is Crab Island kid friendly?

A trip to Crab Island is a must when in the area, and all ages will love this scenic sandbar. Your little ones will enjoy playing in the calm, clear waters and searching for hermit crabs, sand dollars, and more! Not only that, on-site dining and entertainment barges make for never-ending fun in the sun!

3. What are the top kid friendly activities in Fort Walton Beach?

There are a ton of amazing kid-friendly activities in Fort Walton Beach, making for options galore. Some of the best activities for the little ones include dolphin cruises, a trip to the Gulfarium, Crab Island excursions, kayaking, fishing, parasailing, animal encounters, snorkeling, paddleboarding and more!

4. What are the best indoor activities for kids to enjoy on a rainy day?

Don’t let a little rain put a damper on your trip! There are a ton of fun and fantastic indoor activities to keep the kids entertained for hours (if not days!). With that being said, some of the top indoor attractions for kids include a trip to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, and Emerald Coast Science Center.

5. What are some kid friendly activities geared towards older children?

It is important to read the restrictions before booking any kid friendly activities in Fort Walton Beach, as some are geared more towards older children, with age restrictions in place. If you’re looking for activities the older kids will enjoy, you may want to check out one (or all!) of the following: waverunner dolphin tours, fishing, parasailing, animal encounters, and an exhilarating dolphin cruise aboard the Hydrojet!

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