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Destin Area Recreation

A Paradise Watersports
Located on Okaloosa Island, (850)837-0123. Everything for the watersports enthusiast: pontoon boats; Jet Skis; parasailing; waverunners; snorkeling adventures and more. Call 302-0021 for reservations.
Inshore Angler Charters

Inshore Angler Chartersis your number one Inshore, bay, flats, fly fishing, gulf, charter boat guide service located in the luckiest fishing village around Destin, Florida. Destin Bay Fishing & Destin Inshore Fishing the crystal emerald green waters from Destin into the Gulf of Mexico, or Choctawhatchee Bay you will see why it's called the "Emerald Coast." Call (850)862-9722 for more information.

Boogies Water Sports
Hwy 98 East at the foot of Destin Bridge next to Fat Tuesdays, (850)654-4497. Rent new jet skis, waverunners and pontoon boats. One-hour, half-day and overnight rentals. Enjoy a great view of Destin by parasailing - offering single, double and triple flights. Call for their Dolphin Excursion. Call to schedule reservations. Open daily, season starting March 1.
Dolphin Cruise
HarborWalk Marina, Hwy. 98 E., (850)837-7741. Enjoy a two-hour cruise exploring the emerald green waters with Captain Steve and his crew aboard the Southern Star. Their dolphin and sunset cruises were featured on CNN. Fun for all ages. Coolers welcome. Call for reservations.
Eden State Gardens and Mansion
East on Hwy. 98 then north on Route 395, Point Washington (850)231-4214. Built in 1898 by lumber baron William Henry Wesley, this Southern mansion is surrounded by flowering trees and stately oaks. Guided tours of the mansion Thursday through Monday, first tour 9 a.m., last tour 4 p.m. Gardens open every day.
Emerald Coast Scuba
Behind the Taco Bell, Destin, (850)837-0955. Dive with the Under Pressure. Clean, fast, maximum of six divers. Four-day PADI certifications. Also offering sightseeing cruises.
Emerald Coast Watersports
Okaloosa Island, (850)664-0051. Everything for the watersports enthusiast: pontoon boats, jet skis, parasailing, waverunners, snorkeling adventures and more. Call (850)302-0021 for reservations.
Fishbones Watersports
Located at East Pass Marina, (850)650-3381. Features parasailing single, double and triple flights. Waverunners and pontoon boats 1/2 day or full day.
Gilligan's Watersports
530 Hwy. 98 East, Destin, (850)650-9000. Three-seater waverunners, pontoon boats and parasailing. Hourly, 1/2-day and full-day rates. Two-hour special rates.
Grayton Beach State Recreation Area
Hwy. C-30A east of Hwy. 283, 231-4210. Offers camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming, saltwater fishing and boating. Outdoor showers & bathroom facilities. A scenic spot, the park contains Western Lake, ringed by an extensive salt marsh and abundant with wildlife. Stop by the park office and pick up a self-guide nature trail brochure.
Henderson Beach State Recreation Area
Just off Hwy. 98, near the eastern boundary of Destin, (850)837-7550. Two bath houses with outdoor showers and four boardwalks (two handicapped accessible). Picnic tables, pavilions, grills and parking. Campground sites with full facilities. Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily.
The Glass-Bottom Boat
Located at Boogies Dock at the foot of the Destin Bridge, (850)654-7787. The only excursion vessel featuring underwater viewing. Offering dolphin encounters, sightseeing, bird feeding and narrated cruises. Open daily, season starting March 1. Call for cruise times.
194 Hwy. 98, Destin, (850)837-1293. Emerald Magic offers Daily Dolphin Sunset Cruises that include playful dolphin and beautiful sunsets. Cruises last two hours. Emerald Magic is also available for charter year-round. She is equipped to handle groups of up to 149 people for private parties, weddings and corporate meetings. The lounge has a full bar and galley. Catering and entertainment recommendations are available upon request. America II offers fun fishing trips for the whole family, specializing in bottom fishing. Everyone catches fish and will have a good time reeling in the snapper, triggerfish, bass, perch, flounder, grouper and amberjack. Half-day trips are offered from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. year-round. During the season, and afternoon trip from 2:30-6:30 p.m. is available.
Pleasure Island Waterpark
On Hwy. 98 in Ft. Walton Beach across from the Ramada Inn, (850)243-9738. Waterslide, go-kart rides, waverunner rentals, pontoon boats, jet boats and parasailing. When you're done with fun, stop by for a bucket of steamers, a drink and ice cream. Open daily. Call for reservations.
Sail Away
Customize your sailing charter adventure; Sailing, Snorkeling, Diving with Capt. Klein with over 20 years of perfected experience. (850)376-4757. Call Capt. Klein for schedule and prices.
Sailing South
Sailing South Docks, Hwy. 98 East & Benning Dr., Destin, (850)837-7245. Charter their 72-foot historic replica, built of coastal forest planks and timbers, and authentically outfitted and rigged for morning dolphin sail, afternoon sail and snorkel, and late afternoon, sunset cruise. Runs everyday except Sundays. Call for schedule and prices. Bring the beverages of your choice. Private group events also available.
The Track Recreation Center
Hwy. 98 on the east side of Destin, (850)654-4668. The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! Our action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like our Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country. Challenge your friends to miniature golf, splash em on Bumper Boats, or test your courage at our bungee jumping tower.