About the Area

Okaloosa Island Fun

Sure, the soft-white sands and emerald-green waters of the local beaches could keep you and your family busy forever, but there are endless possibilities off the seashore. From exploring your wild side on a wave-runner expedition around Choctawhatchee Bay to exploring flora and fauna from a comfortable glass-bottomed boad, the waters around Destin and Fort Walton Beach offer unlimited opportunities for fun.

Marine Life

See dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitats by joining a charter eco-tour from the Destin Harbor. Go diving or snorkeling to get up close and personal to the sea life. 


Explore the coastline and rivers by canoe or kayak for a mellow afternoon. Join a party fishing boat and meet new people from all walks of life in a relaxing, yet exciting setting. Go solo and enjoy fishing from just about anywhere along our shores. You might not be able to fly like a bird, but go parasailing and you'll at least get a bird's eye view as you soar above the stunning landscape and glistening waves below.

Family Fun

The Emerald Coast doesn't fall short of family fun. Take the kids to a naval aviation museum, a zoo or a marine park. Join them for round of go-karting or mini-golfing. And after you're exhausted from a jam-packed day of entertainment, relax at one of our family-friendly restaurants full of local flair.


For the history buffs out there, pioneer settlers and Native American Indian mounds provide the perfect setting. The area boasts an impressive past. Learn about the Emerald Coast's history, including Spanish explorers, seafaring Native Americans and fishermen allured by the abundance of the Gulf of Mexico.

Wet-N-Wild Watersports

Website: www.destinflboatrentals.com 

At Wet-N-Wild Water Sports, affordability meets family fun, making your visit to Destin even more enjoyable. We pride ourselves on giving you and your family the best values and experiences in Jet Ski Rentals, Boat Rentals, Parasailing and Dolphin Tours in Destin, Florida. It’s great fun at the most affordable rates around!

Charter Fishing in Destin, FL

Website: www.charterfishindestin.com

Looking for a deep sea fishing adventure off the Panama City Coast? You’ve come to the right place. Whether this is your first time or you’re an experienced pro, Captain Mike Whitley and the crew of the Pescador III know how to tailor a fishing expedition for your ability level.

Moody’s Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin & Sunset Cruise 

The deep sea fishing is good but it is a party boat, you do catch fish but they are not really large, but it is safe and fun for kids.

Boogies Watersports

Waverunner rental, Parasail, Pontoon boats, Dolphin excursions, Glass bottom boats. Snorkeling. Rent a wave runner and jump the waves that enter the Destin harbor (great fun)!

Big Kahuna’s 

Waterpark, Go-Kart, Mini Golf, Bungie jumping etc. We highly recommend Big Kahuna’s water park, it is the best in the Destin, Fort Walton area. 850-837-4061


Par 3 and 18 hole. If you are into golf, Destin, and Fort Walton area is the place to go. There are 16 courses to choose from.


Continuous shows every day, featuring dolphins, sea lions, sharks, turtles and more shopping.

Silver Sands Factory Stores 

Enjoy shopping at one of our nation's largest designer outlet centers.


Alvins Island and Wings gift shops are everywhere.

Santa Rosa Mall

100 specialty shops, restaurants & food court, in Fort Walton.

The Track Family Recreation Center

Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Kiddie Rides. Bumper Cars, Mini Golf, Arcade, Bungee.

Charter Fishing

Sea Winder. (Captain Stan Phillips, 850-654-4575) Great private charter boat fishing, for up to six people. If you like to catch large fish, this is the boat to take.