2015 Best Destin Attractions by iTrip Vacations®

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Destin’s attractions provide lots of opportunities for adventure and fun. The city’s white-sand beaches and emerald green waters welcome visitors to explore marine life and make memories. Guests can fly high, dive deep and see what makes Destin a top Florida destination. Check out our 2015 picks for the best Destin attractions and things to do.


Best Destin Attractions: Destin Water Fun

Soak in the Sun

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It’s hard to visit Destin and not get in the water. Destin Water Fun offers several ways to do just that. Groups will love renting a pontoon boat for a fun-filled day on the Gulf. Boats come with or without a captain and seat up to 13 people, making this a popular option for families and friends.

Solo water lovers and couples can rent jet skis and ride the waters. For added adventure, try a charter fishing boat for deep-sea fishing for all ages.

Attraction Location

Address: 214 Harbor Blvd., Ste. B
Phone: (850) 598-4588
Website: destinwaterfun.com

Best Destin Attractions: Destin Snorkeling

Explore Deep Down Under

Destin Snorkeling Destin FL

Photo: Glen Piehl

See schools of fish and dolphins on a Destin Snorkeling tour, which last three hours. In the bay waters, spend an hour watching sea horses and crab life. Then head over to the jetties – a man-made rock structure – to see fish or ride a kayak, which is included in the price.

All equipment is provided, but guests should be water-ready with swimsuits, sunscreen, towels, camera and buckets for the shelling portion. Snuba adventures and dolphin cruises are also available.

Attraction Location

Address: 10 Harbor Blvd.
Phone: (850) 269-2329
Website: destinsnorkel.com

Best Destin Attractions: Southern Star

Watch Dolphins Play

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Photo: Kevin Trotman

Hop aboard the Southern Star, which features an 80-foot glass bottom, for two hours of sea-life watching. Guests will begin a tour of the Destin Harbor, then move to Choctawhatchee Bay, where they can search for bottlenose dolphins.

The narrated cruise also offers music, snacks, climate control and restrooms. Kids even have the opportunity to steer the boat! This family-owned and -operated company has been featured on CNN’s Earth Matters and National Geographic’s Earth Watch.

Attraction Location

Address: 100 Harbor Blvd., Ste. A
Phone: (888) 424-7217, (850) 837-7741
Website: southernstardolphincruise.com

Best Destin Attractions: Fudpuckers’ Gator Beach

Feed Alligators

Gator Beach Fudpuckers Destin FL

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Doubling as a restaurant and attraction, Fudpucker’s Bar and Grill is home to Gator Beach. The beach gives visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 80 alligators. During normal business hours, guests can even feed them!

Fun for the whole family, Gator Beach also hosts educational gator shows, and houses a museum and special exhibits – including a rare albino alligator. Several gator handlers are available to answer questions, and the attraction is free and open year-round.

Attraction Location

Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Phone: (850) 654-4200
Website: fudpucker.com

Best Destin Attractions: Destin Beach Parasailing

Fly High Over the Gulf

Destin Beach Parasailing FL

Photo: Jessica Whittle Photography

Strap in for exciting parasailing, where adventurers can glide through the air wearing an open parachute while pulled by a motorboat. This activity runs an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Children 6 and up can join in as long as accompanied by an adult. To fly alone, anyone under 18 must have parental consent.

Captain Calvin, a professional mariner since 1996, manages the Destin Beach Parasailing tours and focuses solely on parasailing, ensuring safety and a great time.

Attraction Location

Address: 102B Harbor Blvd.
Phone: (855) 600-UFLY
Website: destinbeachparasail.com

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