Ranked as one of the Top 10 Big Money Sportsfishing Tournaments in the world, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic draws serious fisherman from around the globe to Destin, Florida to pit their skills against the Gulf of Mexico’s largest, wiliest fish. From Wednesday June 19 to Sunday, June 23 anglers will compete for cash prizes as they attempt to hook the tournament’s biggest dolphin, tuna, wahoo, sailfish and blue marlin.
Daily weigh-ins at the marina in the Village of Baytowne Wharf at the storied Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort always draw a crowd. Last year’s record catches included a 783.6-pound blue marlin and 190.1-pound yellowfin tuna. But the family-friendly event offers Destin vacationers more than monster fish. Plenty of crowd-pleasing live music, entertainment, food and daily activities for the kids make the Blue Marlin Classic one of the most popular events on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The South’s top-ranked vacation destination, the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida offers vacationers gorgeous white sand beaches coated in the finest sugar sand and clear emerald waters that are perfect for swimming, boating and, of course, fishing. Destin vacationers can also enjoy first-class dining, world-class shopping, water sports of all kinds, tennis, championship golf and an exciting night life.
Conveniently located Destin vacation rentals and South Walton beach rentals offer vacationers a front row seat to tournament action and all the exciting activities available on the Florida Panhandle’s scenic Emerald Coast.
One of our favorite Destin vacation rentals is the beautiful Islander Resort on Holiday Isle in Destin. Popular with both couples and families, this all-inclusive beachfront resort features two pools, two hot tubs, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, a basketball hoop, cable television, free high-speed wireless internet, laundry facilities, poolside barbecue grills, kayak and paddleboard rentals and much more. Book your Islander Resort vacation rental on iTrip.net today!