Summer 2019 will bring searing hot temperatures nationwide, causing millions of Americans to head to Destin, Florida to cool off in the Gulf. Each year Destin tour companies take advantage of the newest innovations and trends to bring visitors the best in watersport activities.
Learn about the 3 hottest watersports of 2019, and why, where, and how you can book these things to do in Destin on your next vacation!
One of the newest and most exciting tours of 2019 is Flyboarding. This extreme water activity uses a water powered jet pack to launch participants high above the water, allowing enough time to attempt tubular tricks. Destin Flyboard tours are supervised by professional flyboarders, providing a safe environment for all riders. Life jackets and wet suits are included, and the flyboard shop is located in the Destin Harbor, so friends and family can watch you fly. The ride lasts 20-60 minutes (depending on which you choose), and all participants must be 16 or older to try.
Paddleboards have been around for years, but no one does paddleboarding quite like Destin, FL. Destin is home to some of the nation's top stand up paddleboard companies including YOLO, BOTE, and GUSU boards. This local love of the sport is felt by visitors to Destin, Florida. Many paddleboard renters, instructors, and tour guides are paddleboard enthusiasts, and work to represent the Emerald Coast as the paddleboard capitol. Paddleboard rentals and tours give visitors the freedom to explore Destin's harbor and bay without the hassle of a motorboat or jet ski. And tours are great for the whole family, making paddleboarding one of the top kid-friendly water tours in Destin!
Banana boat rides are an all-time favorite water activity for families nationwide. The inflatable rubber rafts are shaped like giant bananas, allowing plenty of room for multiple riders. The rafts are pulled by jet skis, reaching high speeds while soaring through the Destin harbor. Banana boat rides are great for the whole family, with room for up to 6 riders at once to ride for up to 15 minutes. Tour companies offer daily departures in the spring and summer, and include necessary elements including life vests and safety instruction.