Destin Florida Crab Island Adventures

Destin offers a ton of fun tourist attractions and things to do, with one of them being the Destin Crab Island Adventures. Many companies (like us) offer tours to this exciting place!

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But what should you expect here and how can you avail a seat to the action-packed trip? Read on to find out!

 

What is Destin Crab Island Adventures?

Destin Crab Island Adventures is a fun 4-hour tour with a 2-stop excursion on a catamaran with a ton of water activities. You can use the inflatables, go kayaking, paddle boarding, shelling, snorkeling, and much more.

The trip begins with a scenic tour around the Destin Harbor all the way to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. From here, you can immerse yourself in the tropical scenery with lots of fun and music. The sights are amazing and everyone will enjoy the trip as they prepare for what’s to come.

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The real adventure will begin once you head to the National Seashore, where all the water toys and inflatables are there waiting to be used!

Here are the things you can enjoy when joining Destin Crab Island Adventures: 

Crab Island Water Activities

Once you arrive in the National Seashore, there are so many fun things to do, particularly in the waters. You can go straight to the inflatable water trampoline, go down the inflatable water slide, or just chill with a drink, floating on the waters.

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There are also cool water activities you can try, such as kayaking as you look down the clear-bottom waters, go stand-up paddle boarding, or even snorkeling as you look for all the fish and other natural beauties in the Gulf Islands. 

Go to Crab Island

It’s called Crab Island for a reason!

After two hours of all the water activities, you’ll head back to the boat and go to the Crab Island sandbar. This is Destin’s most popular aquatic destination with so many festivities going on.

From here, you can enjoy a beer (or any drink of your choice) as you float on the crystal clear waters, or head to the floating restaurants for some grub. You can also check out the mobile food boat vendors and go on a mini food trip. Take note that vendors from Crab Island are separate businesses and won’t be included in your tour price.

As the tour ends, wrap it up with a chill ride back to Destin Harbor with your loved ones, soaking up the last of the sun for the day.

Crab Island Activities for the Whole Family

Whether you’re out with the whole family, with friends, or with your partner, there’s an activity for everyone. You can even join tours with other people and make new friends along the way!

It’s completely safe for people of all ages, from children to seniors. The water is only waist-deep and life jackets are available for use the entire time. That said, alcohol is allowed and served in the island, so be wary about the people around you!

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But not to worry, as you can request for your boat to be anchored away from the parties and loud drinkers. You and the family can enjoy more family-friendly activities in peace!

To prepare for the trip, just pack what you need when going to the beach. All of your belongings need to fit on your lap or under the seat, similar to the size of a carry-on. Make sure you bring:

  • Extra clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • A beach towel
  • Any necessary medication
  • Your phone (and camera!)
  • Cash for gratuity and food

You can bring a cooler as long as it fits under your seat. You can also bring food and drinks (including alcohol) as long as there are no glass containers. However, there are food and drinks available for purchase in the area. It may be better to purchase from the area than lug around a ton of food and snacks!

What to Expect When Visiting Crab Island

Here is what’s expected in the Destin Crab Island Adventures tour prices:

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  • 4-hour excursion in a 34-foot catamaran with a stereo system
  • Guided tour of both Gulf Islands National Seashore and Crab Island Sandbar
  • Paddleboards
  • Inflatable water slide
  • Inflatable trampoline with a slide and log roll (inflatables are only in the National Seashore, not on Crab Island)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Kayaks
  • Life jackets
  • Licensed captain with crew members
  • Free parking at the Destin Harbor

The boat has its own restroom and with shade for sun protection. There are full-sun and full-shade seats to choose from, depending on what you want.

How to Book a Tour

If you’re interested in the Destin Crab Island Adventures Tour, you will need to make advanced reservations. Tickets sell fast, especially during the summer season, so there are no guarantees for walk-ins.

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Take note that babies count as passengers because of the boat’s weight restrictions. If you are bringing pets, only service animals are allowed. Do contact the company to double check what is and isn’t allowed during the trip to avoid hassle on the day itself.

As for the price, it depends on when you go, how many you will be, and the package you want to avail. The prices range from $65 to $179 per person.

Besides the Destin Crab Island Adventures, you can also avail of fishing charters in Destin. You can tour around Crab Island and other areas nearby, where you can also head on out fishing, complete with professional crew, fishing guides, and equipment.

Wrapping It Up

Destin is the ultimate aquatic destination with lots to do. If you want to have tons of fun with the family or friends in the waters, then Destin Crab Island Adventures need to be part of your must-do list!

If you’re also looking for fishing charters to enjoy a day out in the waters, then contact us now. You can book a trip depending on your budget and needs.

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