Destin Snorkeling Tour

Come snorkel the beautiful Emerald Green Waters with a reliable and well established company.

Come snorkel the beautiful emerald green waters with a reliable well established company. We have an experienced, friendly crew waiting to guide you while you snorkel, feed the fish or soak up the suns rays on the beach. We offer a 2.5 – 3 hour excursion with up to 30 passengers per trip. Often we get the joyous experience of watching the dolphins playing in their natural habitat. A CPR certified snorkel instructor is available on and off the vessel for any questions or assistance that may be needed. We provide sanitized equipment and fish food.

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Looking for fun for the whole family? Cool off with a snorkeling trip in Destin, Florida where you can get up close and personal with the local marine life. Swim in the emerald green water, feed and view fish while finding beautiful shells.

Snorkel the Destin Jetty and Encounter Marine Life

Destin Jetties Snorkeling with Pelican AdventuresThe Destin jetty is a man-made finger of rock that juts out into the Gulf of Mexico protecting the East Pass that connects Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. This partially submerged rock wall plays host to a surprising amount of marine life and provides an ideal snorkeling destination. The crew will provide fish food to attract the fish for close-up interactions!

Visitors may notice invertebrates such as blue crabs, hermit crabs and even the occasional shy octopus scuttling in and out of concealment in the rocks. You’ll see numerous fish species as you snorkel, including tangs, sergeant majors, damselfish, puffer fish and wrasse, with occasional visitors from the deeper Gulf of Mexico waters. A number of dolphin pods make the area around the jetty home, allowing for the possibility of a chance encounter with one of these resident marine mammals.

Another stop is the grass flats on Choctawhatchee Bay. This spot is more shallow with calmer waters making it a great spot to see crabs, fish and other sea life as well as searching for seashells to keep for souvenirs. There are rare occasions when we can’t snorkel the jetty due to tides, currents or jellyfish and instead will spend the entire time at the grass flats.

Girl snorkeling in the clear water of Destin FloridaWe have an experienced and friendly crew who will guide you while you snorkel, feed the fish or just soak up the sun’s rays on the beach. Our knowledgeable instructor stays with you in the water and will have the fish eating out of your hands.

We provide fully sanitized snorkel masks, snorkels and fins available in sizes for all ages. Our Captain and mates will help size you and instruct the proper way to wear and use the equipment. We also provide a variety of water toys for guests to enjoy their snorkeling adventure to the fullest.

Please note that most of the time visibility is good, however the tides and rain play a large role in the color and clarity of the water so it does vary from day to day.

Our snorkeling tours are fun for the whole family but children must be at least 3-years old and 30 pounds go aboard. We recommend that guests bring sunscreen, a towel, and beverages (no glass). A cooler will be available for you on the boat.


Private Charters 

Boats for Private Charter in Destin Florida

Experience the ultimate in personalized snorkeling and shelling adventures aboard “Just Right” with Captain Georgina, the longest-running snorkel boat Captain in the Destin area. Escape the impersonal nature of large snorkel tours and indulge in Georgina’s unique, private, and customizable excursions. With 13 years at Pelican Adventures, she’s a highly experienced 100-ton captain prioritizing safety and creating an unforgettable experience.

Accommodating up to 6 passengers and 1000 lbs, Captain Georgina caters to all ages, offering adult rum punch, treats for kids, and snorkel gear in various sizes. An underwater mountable action camera captures the excitement, and various masks, including nearsighted and full-face options, ensure everyone’s comfort.

For the little ones, USCG-approved infant and toddler PFDs are available, along with sand, boat, and beach toys. Georgina’s ability to anchor in as little as 18 inches of water opens up opportunities for unique experiences. Time permitting, enjoy waterside restaurant stops or beach picnics.

Explore the beauty of Noriega Point tide pools, East Jetty, and Grass Flats, or opt for a historical Destin Harbor tour, including residential canals if desired. Captain Georgina’s personal touch extends to entertaining, educating, and training young snorkelers, fostering confidence in exploring the underwater world.

Large groups find no challenge aboard the spacious “Anticipation,” where Captain Mark, a seasoned mariner with a wealth of experience, sets the stage for an adventure accommodating up to 30 passengers. With many years of navigating the local waters, Captain Mark brings an in-depth understanding of the area’s nuances, marine life, and hidden gems.

Equipped with snorkel gear in all sizes, sand, boat, and beach toys, “Anticipation” promises an all-encompassing experience for every guest. Captain Mark’s knowledge enhances the journey, providing insights into the local marine life, history, and points of interest that make each trip a fascinating exploration.

Explore the captivating East Jetty and Grass Flats, immersing yourself in the beauty of the underwater world. The adventure doesn’t end there; a Destin Harbor Tour adds a historical dimension, showcasing the coastal charm and vibrant stories of the region. Guests have the option to extend their maritime experience with beach picnics, making for a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

Join Captain Mark on a voyage that seamlessly combines the thrill of snorkeling with the richness of local knowledge, ensuring an unforgettable journey for large groups aboard the accommodating “Anticipation.” Discover the ocean’s wonders guided by a captain whose passion for the sea and extensive expertise create a maritime experience like no other.

Embark on these private guided snorkeling and shelling excursions, where personalized service and memorable experiences await.

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Excursion Safety Policy: Non-Swimmers

At Pelican Adventures, we prioritize the safety and enjoyment of our guests during our snorkeling excursions. We want everyone to have a fantastic experience, and that includes considering the varying swimming abilities of our participants.

For those who may not be confident swimmers or prefer not to snorkel, we welcome you aboard! Non-swimmers have the option to join the excursion and relax on the boat while their friends and family enjoy the snorkeling adventure.

This policy ensures that everyone, regardless of swimming proficiency, can still be part of the journey. Our experienced crew is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants. Please note that for safety reasons, non-swimmers are required to remain on the boat during the snorkeling activities.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we strive to create memorable experiences for everyone on board.


Waivers are required and must be completed by a parent or legal guardian for minors 17 years old and under.

Save time by completing the waivers ahead of time:



Please check in 45 minutes prior to departure time and allow plenty of time for traffic and parking.

600 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 650-3825

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