Things to do in Miramar Beach-Sandestin Area, FL

Home to premium shopping, dining, and stunning coastal views, Miramar Beach, FL, and the Sandestin Resort offer a classic beach vacation. With Destin to the west, and 30A-Santa Rosa Beach to the east, travelers have unlimited options when it comes to fun things to do in Miramar Beach and the surrounding area. Parasailing, jet ski and pontoon rentals, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, and deep sea fishing are among the top tours to try in the area.
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Top Miramar Beach-Sandestin Area Attractions, Tours & Rentals

Featured Miramar Beach-Sandestin Area Activities

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Jul 23 - Jul 29

Daytime Dolphin Watch & Sunset Cruises - Tour East Pass, Harbor, Crab Island

11,267 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 60 times in last 48 hrs

Miramar Beach Snorkeling Tour

31 ratings
30 Min.
Launch straight from the beach to the dolphin reef on a banana boat pulled by a USCG-licensed captain. The dolphin reef is one of the oldest and most established in the area filled with marine life and is only 800-1000 feet offshore with a depth of 15-25 feet. It is located super close to the departure site and is convenient without long travel times like other snorkel tours. All the snorkel gear and a guide for your safety are provided, as well as a 20-foot lilly pad if you need a much-needed break. It is recommended the earlier you go out is normally the calmest water condition. Life looks better underwater, so book your Miramar Beach Snorkeling Tour today!
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Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,606 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 23 times in last 48 hrs

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

1,654 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 5 times in last 48 hrs

Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

2,756 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

Destin Parasailing Adventure

2,254 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 13 times in last 48 hrs

6 Passenger Private Day Time Sailing Cruise

96 ratings
2 - 4 Hrs.
Climb aboard an authentic sailing cutter for an experience to remember on this Private Sailing Tour in Destin, Florida. Cut through the clear water of the Destin Harbor and along the stunning Emerald Coast spotting dolphins, sightseeing, and enjoying the warm salty breeze. An entertaining tour guide and sailing captain will teach you all about the history of the area as you explore. Put some wind in your sails and customize your private sailing tour today! Book yours now!
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Destin X Jet Ski/Waverunner Rentals - Departing From Destin Harbor

698 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 4 times in last 48 hrs

The MAXIMUM MAGIC Show Starring Noah & Heather Wells

576 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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The Hydrojet - The World's Largest Jet Ski!

1,393 ratings
1 Hr.
If you are searching for some fun, then look no further than the Hydrojet dolphin cruise. Known as the world's largest jet ski, the Hydrojet jumps waves while cruising along the mesmerizing emerald coast in search of dolphins and native wildlife. So join in on the fun and catch a thrilling cruise today on Destin's one and only Hydrojet!
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Booked 9 times in last 48 hrs

12 Person Pontoon Rental on the Destin Harbor

1,059 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 6 times in last 48 hrs

Sandestin (Destin) Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise

781 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 2 times in last 48 hrs

Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter

673 ratings
4 - 12 Hrs.
This Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter with Olin Marler is an authentic deep-sea fishing experience. The Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter gives you all the perks but with fewer passengers. This fishing adventure offers more space, shorter waits for crew assistance, and better chances at hooking more fish. The crew will even fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip for tips. Spend your day in Destin reeling in the big one with this Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter. Reel in this fishing deal and book today!
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Booked 7 times in last 48 hrs

HarborWalk Village Parasailing Adventure

31 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
If you think the view of Destin is beautiful as you cross the Marler Bridge, then just wait until you see it from 800 feet in the air! Whether you are a kiddo ready for a new adventure or an adult scared of heights and ready for a challenge, parasailing is an experience you cannot pass up. Soar through the skies over Destin and get a bird's eye view of the stunning colors of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by the sugar-white sand. Get the chance to see dolphins, turtles, sting rays, and other marine life as you glide through the air with only a faint whisper of wind passing by you. Enjoy the calm and stillness as you create lifelong memories with family and friends! Book your parasailing adventure today!
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Small Group Waverunner Dolphin Tour Departing From Destin Harbor

255 ratings
2 Hrs.
Join in on a Small Group Waverunner Tour and see wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins up close and in their natural habitat from the comfort of your own jet ski. From up close, you will be able to hear the sounds they make and see how much fun they have playing among the waves. Feel the cool splash of the ocean and smell the fresh air as you race through the scenic emerald waters of Choctawhatchee Bay. Book your Small Group Waverunner Dolphin Tour today and prepare for the ride of your life!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental

212 ratings
1 - 8 Hrs.
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental. Jet through the sparkling water of Destin Harbor on a premium Yamaha Jet Ski. You also can enjoy the convenience of having one of the closest departure location points to Crab Island! Feeling adventurous? This is an experience like no other, you can search the Choctawhatchee Bay for happy dolphins or cruise through the miles of open water until your heart is content. Bring up to two friends for a total of three riders and explore Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and beyond! Book your Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental today!
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Booked 6 times in last 48 hrs

Crab Island 24ft Pontoon Boat Rental (12 Person Max)

493 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Enjoy the perfect set up for a fantastic day in the emerald green and aquamarine water of Destin, Florida and just 300 yards from Crab Island! Rent a pontoon and be in control of your own adventure as you cruise the Destin Harbor and pass or just hang out on Crab Island and chill like a local. If you are looking for some fun and a great way to have an unforgettable day in Destin, book this Crab Island 24-foot Pontoon Boat Rental for up to 12 passengers.
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

12 Passenger Double Decker Pontoon Rental Departing from Destin Harbor

97 ratings
4 - 8 Hrs.
Enjoy the captivating Emerald Coast in a 12 Passenger Double Decker Pontoon Rental departing from Destin Harbor. There is no better way to venture out into the festivities of Crab Island than aboard a double-decker pontoon with a slide and plenty of shade below. Enjoy a day at this sandbar with family and friends as you soak up some Florida sun. Conveniently located on the Destin Harbor, this rental includes everything you need to have an awesome day on the water: slides, shade, sun, and a whole lot of fun with up to 12 people. Anchors away, book today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Private Gulf of Mexico Sunset Sail

32 ratings
2 Hrs.
Discover the relaxing beauty of an Emerald Coast sunset while sailing along on the gentle breeze. This Private Gulf of Mexico Sunset Sail offers guests a breathtakingly beautiful cruise around Destin and is the perfect way to spend your vacation. Cruise the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor and Gulf and relax as you cast the what-ifs away. Witness dolphins jumping near and far and an unbeatable cotton candy sky as you enjoy this unique way to spend time with the love of your life or with your crew. A sunset sail on the waters off Destin is something you'll never forget. So, hop on the catamaran and sail off into the sunset today with this Private Gulf of Mexico Sunset Sail!!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit the Miramar Beach-Sandestin area?

The summer months are the most popular time to visit the Miramar Beach-Sandestin area, as visitors flock here for summertime fun and shenanigans! April and May are considered to be the most desirable months to visit, however, as it’s less crowded and the temperatures are practically perfect. While visitors still travel here in the winter, November through February are the coldest months.

2. Where is Miramar Beach-Sandestin in relation to Destin and Panama City Beach?

The Miramar Beach-Sandestin area is nestled in between Destin, Florida, and Panama City Beach, Florida. It is about 10 miles from Miramar Beach to Destin, but can take about 30 minutes to an hour to get there, depending on traffic and your location. Panama City Beach is about 35 miles away, depending on your location. During peak season, it is recommended to allow at least an hour to an hour and a half to get there.

3. What are the top things to do in Miramar Beach-Sandestin, FL?

From first-class shopping and dining, to hitting the high seas and catching a keeper on a deep sea fishing charter, there is no shortage of fun to be had in Miramar Beach-Sandestin. When it comes to shopping, dining, and entertainment, head to Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Grand Boulevard, or The Village of Baytowne Wharf. There’s something for everyone at any one of these fantastic facilities. A trip to the beach is a must when in the area, as Miramar Beach-Sandestin is home to gorgeous emerald waters, soft, white sand, and wonderful wildlife galore! Take it one step further and try one of the amazing water activities the area has to offer. Top activities include dolphin cruises, snorkeling, sailing, jet ski rentals, banana boat rides, fishing charters, and more!

4. Is the Miramar Beach-Sandestin area kid friendly?

The Miramar Beach-Sandestin area is as kid-friendly as it gets, with tons of activities geared towards children and families. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is one of the top destinations for families in the area, as it has something to entertain all ages, interests, and budgets! Other popular kid-friendly activities include dolphin cruises, aquariums, animal encounters, snorkeling, magic shows, beach bonfires, sightseeing tours, kid-friendly fishing, and more!

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