Summer Bucket List for Destin, Florida

Summertime in Destin, Florida is definitely the most popular times for tourists to visit the Emerald Coast. School is out and the sun is shining, perfect for family and friends to visit the beach and Destin is home to all things fun on the water!

Pelican Adventures is located on the Destin Harbor and your one stop for fishing, parasailing and snorkeling fun as well as Dolphin and Sunset Cruises, a fireworks tour and more! Pelican Adventures is family owned and operating our 20th year in business. Our crew is experienced, licensed and as locals we know Destin and water sports – so take our word the following is a list of things to not miss in Destin!

Destin, Florida Bucket List:

1. Walk on the Beaches

Take a walk barefoot in the sand to appreciate Destin’s white sand, literally as white as snow and soft as baby powder. Destin is know for the beautiful white sand, perfect for building sandcastles and digging tunnels with the kids.

2. Parasailing Destin

Fly high as the clouds for a bird’s eye view of the Emerald Coast. Pelican Adventures offers parasailing daily from sun up to sun down. Our boats and crew are fully certified and up to date on all regulations to ensure the most fun and safe parasailing experience for your family and friends. Read more about parasailing Destin here.

3. Deep Sea Fishing Destin

Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” as the Gulf of Mexico is stocked full of delicious fish and with the largest fishing fleet on the Destin Harbor it’s a must do for your summer Destin plans. Pelican Adventures in Destin has a fleet of fishing boats for private charters as well as per person fishing trips offered on party boat and shared fishing trips. Fishing is one of the best ways to bond with family and friends, catching dinner and making memories to last a lifetime! Click here for more information on Pelican Adventures fishing.

4. Snorkeling Destin, Florida

Explore Destin’s Emerald waters with Pelican Adventures Destin to view the beautiful sea life under the sea! Pelican Adventures offers several Snorkeling trips daily and fun and safe for all ages. Snorkeling equipment is included and fully sanitized for all trips. Our US Coast Guard licensed captain and mates will provide full instruction and assistance with a life guard watching throughout the trip for all experience levels swimming and snorkeling. For more information on Snorkeling Destin, click here.

5. Crab Island Destin, Florida

Book a private boat with Pelican Adventures in Destin, Florida to visit the world famous Crab Island. Most people are surprised to learn that Crab Island is actually not an island at all, but a submerged sandbar that is completely covered by water. Crab Island is only accessible by boat but once you and your group are out there you can enjoy water slides, restaurants and other attractions. Book your private boat for up to 28 passengers for a day of fun on Crab Island. Fun and safe for the whole family, church groups, bachelor parties and more!

6. Fireworks Destin Harbor

Destin hosts fireworks over the Destin Harbor weekly at 9 pm on Thursday evenings that are a must see! Enjoy the beautiful fireworks light up the sky either on the beach, along the docks or aboard a private boat at Pelican Adventures. Step up date night with a private cruise sipping wine while viewing the fireworks while driven through the Destin Harbor and East Pass. Fireworks cruises are scheduled up to 3 hours and include sunset and a lot of times dolphin swim up to say hello!

7. Seafood Restaurants

Destin is home to some of the best dining along the Destin Harbor, Gulf of Mexico and Choctawahatchee Bay has some of the best views to match the yummy cuisine. There are also plenty that are not waterfront but you won’t want to miss…and a lot of the restaurants in Destin offer to cook your catch. So, after your fishing charter at Pelican Adventures you can enjoy the freshest tasty seafood as the locals say “gulf to table”!

8. Shelling Destin, Florida

Discover the beautiful seashells just below the water with us on Pelican Adventures’ Snorkeling & Shelling tour in Destin. Find lovely souvenirs yourself while snorkeling and walking the shorelines at the Grass Flats adjacent to Crab Island. Fun and safe for all ages and experience levels and wonderful memories to last a lifetime. The Captain and crew will help identify the various seashells and sea life you encounter and you’ll bring home lots of pretty shells.

9. Dolphin Tour

Join Pelican Adventures for a private dolphin tour on of our boats. Scheduled for 2 hours with up to 12 passenger capacity. US Coast Guard licensed Captain will take you out to watch the dolphins playing through the Destin Harbor, East Pass and Gulf of Mexico and back to Crab Island to see some of Destin’s most beautiful properties too!

10. Sunset Cruise

Sunset is one of the most celebrated attractions in Destin, Florida and blesses the shore daily to give the most beautiful view that’s different every day! Pack a picnic and book a private sunset cruise for your group with Pelican Adventures on the Destin Harbor. Scheduled for 2 hours at sunset, book a private tour through the Destin Harbor, East Pass and Crab Island.

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