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Destin Florida and Walton County Florida vacationers can choose from a wide range of attractions including top quality water sports, marine parks, adventure parks, amusement parks, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises and performing arts.

The Track Recreation Center
1125 Highway 98 East
(850) 654-4668

The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! The action-packed recreation center features the ultimate in go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats, a bungee jumping tower and an arcade. Kids Country for the younger set features a train ride, carousel, Ferris wheel and much more.


Southern Star Dolphin Cruises


Dolphin and sunset cruises aboard the 80 foot, glass bottom boat the Southern Star, Destin's original dolphin cruise boat. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is a great experience for the entire family and has been featured on CNN and National Geographic. The boat is climate controlled and features snacks, gifts, rest rooms and a sound system. During the narrated trip kids get to steer the boat, feed the birds and all aboard get an up close view of the area's sea life.

SunQuest Cruises
Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Phone:850-650-2519 Fax:850-654-5082

Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, Destin's top attraction as the only dinner dance yacht. Indulge in Destin fine dining with chef-prepared meals, full service bar and live entertainment while cruising into the sunset. Experience Destin dining from all three decks - perfect for a romantic evening, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS can entertain up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for Destin weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

Pelican Adventures, Inc.
314 Harbor Boulevard
Destin, Florida 32541
850 650-3825

When planning your vacation to Florida's
Gulf Coast, Pelican Adventures, Inc. has
you covered!  From deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or the Choctawhatchee Bay, Snorkeling,  to Parasailing and Dolphin Tours!

See our website for photos and more exciting details!
or call 850 650-3825!

Blackwater Canoe Rental
6974 Deaton Bridge Road
Milton, FL  32583
850 623-0235 or 800 967-6789

Canoe, tube, or kayak down the only sand river in the nation!

Pure white sand bottom & sandbars, just like
the Destin Beaches, only it's clear, cool, fresh water.  Shallow, calm water... and the trip is all downstream.  From 1 hour to 4 day trips...

Blackwater Canoe Rental is open 7 days a week. 

Olin Marler Dolphin Cruises
102 Highway 98 E
Destin, Florida 32541

-Destin's first established cruise service!

-Four daily dolphin sightseeing cruises. 

-Glass bottom viewing area.

            Book your tickets online!


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Emerald Coast Science Center
139 Brooks St
Fort Walton Beach, Florida  32548

The Emerald Coast Science Center is an interactive science museum for the young and curious.  Over 200 touchable, workable exhibits including a bubble room, nature discovery room, color and light exhibits, and much more.  Voted one of the best "almost free" things to do on the Emerald Coast.

For more information, please call 664.1261! OR visit


SunVenture Cruises
Baytowne Marina, inside Sandestin Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
Miramar Beach, Florida  32550

The SunVenture Catamaran is the only dolphin cruise east of Destin. It's a convenient, fun cruise for anyone in the Sandestin, 30 A or Beaches of South Walton, who want to cruise to Destin's top attractions. Docked at Baytowne Marina, the 45 foot SunVenture l offers a variety of cruises, including Destin dolphin/sunset tours and Crab Island excursions. The SunVenture l is available for private parties, including Destin weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, corporate outings, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more.


Big Kahunas
1007 Hwy 98 E
Destin, FL 32541

The Emerald Coast's Largest Water Park. Hosting over 40 water attractions among tropical landscaping and cascading waterfalls. There are four children's areas, high speed body flumes and thunderous white water tube rides which empty into meandering lazy rivers. The adventure park has the largest regional tropical mini golf course: a super speed go kart track and two adrenaline pumping thrill rides.

With numerous food offerings, there is something for every member of the family to have "More fun than a day at the beach."


Buccaneer Pirate Ship
100 Harbour Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
850.269.0896 or 850.837.6641

Unlock the treasure of your heart and let your dreams come true as you embark on a thrilling adventure aboard the Buccaneer! Our motley crew will interactively entertain your whole family aboard a 100 foot Pirate Ship. Join the merriment of pirate stories, sword fights, treasure hunts, water gun battles, music and games if you dare set sail on the seas of Destin!


Fort Walton Beach Flea Market
125 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

All indoor and climate controlled! 14,000 square feet of treasures for sale by 60 vendors. We carry everything under the sun from cell phone chargers to extinct mammoth ivory tusks. Also, antiques, gold and silver jewlery, fishing gear, gold and silver coins, furniture, home decor and antique to modern collectables.


Call 850.301.3729 or check our website for hours and directions.


Sea Blaster - Destin's Original
Harbor Walk Village
66 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
850.654.6888 Fax: 850.654.6882

The Funnest Dolphin - Sightseeing Cruise on the Beach. The Sea Blaster offers 3 types of exciting tours, a Snorkel / Dolphin Cruise, a Dolphin / Beach Cruise and a Sunset / Dolphin Cruise. Kids can Captain the Sea Blaster. Complimentary Beer, Wine, Sodas & Water are served on all cruises.
Mention and get a $2 discount on all adult tickets.


Mobile Sports LLC
314 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: 850.687.1626

Mobile Sports LLC

Welcome to Destin’s Original and Best Banana Boat Ride.  Rated #1 Thing to do in Destin FOUR years in a row.  A unique approach to a classic ride.

Bring your friends and family and climb aboard our 20 ft speed boat. Enjoy the Harbor tour as we get ready to Ride The Banana around the local waters. This is The Activity to assure you leave Destin with an amazing memory to share. Personal service. No strangers on your boat and no waiting for others to have fun while you wait for your turn. At Mobile Sports, it is all about you! There is a good reason for our #1 ranking, and we are eager to show you what all the fuss is about. Check out our reviews, and go to our website to reserve your vacation memory today!


Destin Snorkel
66 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541

Visit Destin Snorkel in Harborwalk Village and join one of our many tours: snorkeling, Snuba, shelling/dolphin, sunset/dolphin, private fishing charters and fireworks tours. No other company gives you the variety of tour choices and snorkeling flexibility than Destin Snorkel.

Book your reservation online at or call 850-269-2329 today!


Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850.243.9046 Fax 850.244.5809

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, otters and penguins during interactive programming ( advanced reservations required ). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9AM. 850.243.9046

Destin Commons
4300 Legendary Drive
Corner of Mid Bay Bridge Rd & Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850.337.8700 Fax: 850.269.1282

Destin Commons

Award winning Destin Commons is the premier open-air lifestyle center offering the best in shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. Anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk & AMC 14, Destin Commons currently offers shoppers more than 70 stores & restaurants. Completion of an expansion in mid-2014 will include Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl, Chipotle, Charming Charlie's and others. Kid's highlights include a mini train & Pirates Cove play area with a 49 head pop fountain.

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Ripley’s Panama City Beach
9907 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
850.230.6113 Fax 850.230.0131

Explore the fun and unbelievable world of Ripley’s Odditorium with exhibits from all over the planet. Shake, rattle and roll in Ripley’s 40 moving theaters. Put up the top score in the Impossible Laser Race.

Buy online and save $2.00 off any adult or child admission ticket with coupon code: Destin

Betsey Ann Riverboat
3151 W 10th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone: 850.233.7487

Betsey Ann River Boat

One of the most unique boating adventures in Northwest Florida. The Betsy Ann is one of the last remaining TRUE sternwheel paddleboats and the history of the boat is incredible. It offers one of the funnest crews on the water, lot of sites to take in & friendly dolphin playing around the boat. An experience you don’t want to miss. Sunset dinner and murder mystery dinner cruises are available.


Airboat Adventures &
Gator Country Alligator Park

6523 Hwy 79 ( West Bay )
Panama City, Florida 32413
Phone: 850.230.3822

Airboat Adventures & Gator Country Alligator

In the text box on the right: Fast, Fun & Exciting Eco Tour. Come see the real Florida like you’ve never imagined. You’ll tour the back waters of the bay, rivers, creeks & in search of native Florida wildlife, Eagles, Ospreys, Heron, Dolphin, Alligators & more. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you glide on just inches of water in our REAL Everglades style boats. Call & book your tour today. Tours are safe for all ages. Fun and educational. U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains.


Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise
5325 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

Come with us and enjoy a unique and fun filled 2-hour family adventure cruise on one of Florida’s premier vacation attractions. The kids will sword fight, swab the deck, fire the kid cannon, search for treasure and much more while you sit back, listen to the music and enjoy the scenery. Have a cold drink or snack while you help the captain search for dolphins.

More info and schedule at or call (850) 234 7400.

Open March through October!


Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Fax: 850.932.8575

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Visit our 50 wild acres of exotic animals including our gorilla family, chimps, rhinos, hippos, tigers, bears, monkeys and reptiles. Hand feed the giraffes, enjoy a large petting area, and feed birds in the Budgie Adventure Aviary. Ride a train through free- roaming animals from around the world. Dine at the Giraffeteria restaurant, picnic under our pavilion, celebrate a birthday and visit our Gift Shop. Located on Gulf Breeze Pkwy ( Hwy 98 ) 8 miles west of the Navarre bridge. Open 9am daily rain or shine; last admission 1 hour before closing. ( Visit for seasonal hours ) Group rates, Senior, Military discounts. MC, VISA, DISC.


Cattywampus Eco Adventures
1318 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Behind Fudpuckers, Okaloosa Island
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 586 0450
Fax 850 837 0611

Cattywampus Eco Adventures

Exciting eco adventires for all ages, featuring swimming, snorkeling, dolphin watching, bird watching, sea shells & lots of marine life. Bring your own refreshments. $35 per passenger, $ 10 children 5 years and younger.

Sunset Cruises $35.

Private charters available for up to 43 passengers.


Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing Adventures
404 Harbor Blvd
Behind Marina Café
Destin, FL 32541
850 650 8787
Fax 850 837 0611

Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing Adventures

Elegant adult wine & cheese cruises aboard a beautiful, classic sailing schooner. $70 per person.

Family day cruises with dolphin watching $35 per passenger.

Private charters available for up to 22 passengers.


Pirates Island Adventure Golf
9518 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Phone: 850.235.1171
Fax: 850.235.2559

Pirates Island Adventure Golf

Located close to many Panama City Beach attractions Pirates Island Adventure Golf offers fun for all ages, with two challenging 18 hole adventure golf courses set in a tropical landscape including waterfalls and caves. Historic theming provides a glimpse into the days when pirates roamed the seas looking for adventure. Open 365 days a year. Call for hours and rates.


Xtreme H2O Sports
7 Calhoun Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Xtreme H2O Sports

Located on the bay, we're the only watersports company not in the harbor which means no idling through the harbor and more riding time! We offer parasail, waverunners with NO GOVERNERS, pontoon boats and dolphin tours via waverunner. Free photo/video package on all parasail flights booked today!


Paradise Adventures Catamaran
3901 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: 850.769.3866/Fax: 850.215.7724

Paradise Adventures Catamaran

PARADISE ADVENTURES CATAMARAN-Come aboard The Privateer, our new, state-of-the-art, 52' sailing catamaran, for the most exciting, unique sails along the Gulf Coast! Take a trip to "Paradise Island" -- enjoy inflatable fun with water trampolines & slides, climbing wall, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling-with dolphin encounters along the way. Take a relaxing sunset set cruise along the Gulf of Mexico. Private charters, wedding sails, educational trips are all available. Full Service Bar onboard as well!


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A directory & guide to Destin, Florida and Scenic Beach Highway 30- A. ( also known as Beaches of South Walton and Santa Rosa Beach ) It includes information on restaurants, specialty dining, accommodations, beach vacation rentals, beach houses, hotels, RV parks, camping & attractions. Also “things to do in Destin” including entertainment, fishing, boating, water sports, parasailing, jet skis, sailing, snorkeling, canoe rentals, kayaks & paddle boards. There’s a section for Destin & 30A real estate and for travel information including airports & driving times along with Information about Destin's beaches, sea life and sun protection. Destin, Florida & Scenic Beach Highway 30-A are a “must see” for vacationers in Pensacola, Panama City Beach and Navarre. Come and enjoy the world famous Destin & 30A beaches!