21 Reasons Every Visitor Should Rent a Boat in Destin


January 13th, 2014
  1. The water. Destin’s trademark emerald green waters are beautiful and nearly irresistible. One glance and you’ll be more than a little tempted to dip your toes in. In addition to the water’s color, Destin also enjoys amazing water clarity. Rent a boat in Destin, and get out on the water where you can spend the day enjoying it!
  3. Sugar white sand. Made of pure Appalachian quartz, the sand is soft and squeaks beneath your feet. The sun reflecting off the sand is what helps to give our water that emerald hue.
  5. World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Boasting the closest deepwater access in the northern gulf, Destin lays claim to the title ‘The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’ and has the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the state of Florida. Where fishermen in most coastal towns must travel 30+ miles offshore to catch fish, Destin fishermen can catch a variety of species within just a few miles of the beach.
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  8. Crab Island. The most popular boating destination in Destin, Crab Island is not actually an island but an underwater sandbar and popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike. You can read more about Crab Island here.
  9. Gulf Islands National Seashore. Miles of undeveloped shoreline provide the perfect place to pull up by boat and explore. Look for shells, hermit crabs, and other sealife or just enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural outdoors.
  10. Snorkeling. Destin’s water clarity provides an excellent backdrop for underwater exploration.Destin snorkeling
  11. Exhilaration. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise the waterways or rent a tube and take the kids tubing for hours of fun and laughter.
  12. Wildlife. Sightsee for dolphins, birds, sea turtles, stingrays, or even manatee.
  13. The slide. Pull up at Crab Island and let the kids slide down the giant inflatable floating slide into the water. Wheeeee!
  14. Quality time. Vacations are about connecting with your family. Renting a boat gets you out in nature and allows you to “unplug” and enjoy your friends and family.
  15. Discover the unexpected. Who knows what you’ll find? A special seashell, wildlife sighting, or floating restaurants at Crab Island. Ever had ice cream delivered to you by boat? You can in Destin!
  16. Make new friends. Pull up next to another boat at Crab Island and you might make new friends. Boating is a wonderful social activity. You’ll notice boaters wave to each other as they drive past one another. It’s hard not to be friendly when you’re having so much fun!
  17. New perspective. Boats allow you to see Destin from a whole new perspective. Explore waterways, canals, islands, sandbars, and undeveloped shores that you couldn’t see on land.
  18. Soak up some sun. Too much sun can be harmful, but a little bit of sun can put some color in your cheeks and give you a little Vitamin D to boost your spirits. It’s true! Studies show exposure to sunlight helps to fight depression.boating destin fl
  19. The food. Yes, really! There are plenty of places to eat while you’re on the water. From fresh seafood to boiled peanuts, the food choices on the water make boating in Destin a unique experience!
  20. Make your Facebook friends drool. Who wouldn’t be jealous of THIS view? Bring your camera and brush up on your photography skills with these photography tips.renting a boat in destin
  21. Good exercise. Swimming, kayaking, treading water, paddleboarding, tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and more. There are plenty of watersports activities to keep you fit even while you’re on vacation!
  22. Learn a new skill. It’s fun and educational to try a new skill. Learn how to drive a pontoon boat, how to sail, or how to fish. There are plenty of activities you can try in Destin that are sure to be a great learning experience!
  23. Reduce stress. A National Marine Manufacturers Association survey of over 1,000 American households listed boating in the top-three of all stress-relieving activities. Namaste!
  24. Top place to live and boat in the world by boating magazine. Did you know Boating Magazine named Destin at the top of the list in their Top 10 Places to Live and Boat? Hey, who are we to argue?
  25. Fun! Last, but certainly not least, one of the top reasons for renting a boat in Destin is simply because it’s so much fun. There are so many activities to explore when it comes to boating, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect combination of reasons to make you glad you gave it a try!

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