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

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

11,095 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 26 times in last 48 hrs
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Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

2,713 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 9 times in last 48 hrs
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12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental Departing from Destin Harbor

526 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 3 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin X Parasailing - Departing From Destin Harbor

850 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 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter

656 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 2 times in last 48 hrs
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12 Person Pontoon Rental on the Destin Harbor

1,014 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 7 times in last 48 hrs
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Crab Island Excursion & Swim Aboard The Crab Island Runner

211 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 6 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,463 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 13 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 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Parasailing Adventure

2,198 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 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental

209 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 4 times in last 48 hrs
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Small Group Waverunner Dolphin Tour Departing From Destin Harbor

253 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 6 times in last 48 hrs
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Sunset Tour Aboard The Crab Island Runner

31 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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Crab Island Tiki Excursion

30 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 2 times in last 48 hrs
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Big Kahuna's Water Park Admission Tickets

365 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 2 times in last 48 hrs
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12 Passenger Double Decker Pontoon Rental Departing from Destin Harbor

84 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
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Flipper's Destin Dolphin Cruise

78 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join in on this thrilling Destin Dolphin Cruise! Experience an unforgettable adventure as you search for playful dolphins in the emerald-green water of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Harbor, and the Choctawhatchee Bay. While navigating through the big blue, keep an eye out for those marvelous creatures as they swim up next to the boat, coasting with it and frolicking in the waves. You do not want to miss this cruise! Book yours now!
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Booked 7 times in last 48 hrs
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4 Hour Beginner Deep Sea Fishing

13 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

765 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 3 times in last 48 hrs
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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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