Crab Island Shuttle Boat

The most affordable way to safely get to Crab Island and check out the sandbar, and is a great alternative to renting a boat for smaller groups that don’t want to spend the money on a rental or for those who aren’t comfortable driving their own boat.

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3hr Crab Island Shuttle Boat
3hr Tour and Captained Water Taxi Service to Crab Island
Destin Harbor
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2.5hr Crab Island Shuttle Boat
2.5hr Express Tour and Captained Water Taxi Service to Crab Island
Destin Harbor

Destin’s most popular Crab Island excursion

The cheapest way to get to Crab Island, Destin’s most popular boating destination. This shuttle service is offered with transportation to and from Destin’s famous Crab Island, and round-trip tickets can be purchased for $49 for 2.5-hour express excursion tickets or $59 for 3-hour excursion tickets. Tickets for children 12 and under are $37.

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Bring your floaties and a small cooler (food, drinks, and alcohol are ok) and enjoy the short but picturesque shuttle boat ride from the Harbor in Destin and 2 - 2.5 hours anchored at Crab Island, where you can float or walk around the sandbar and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the popular gathering area. (Please note the ticket price includes your ride to and from Crab Island only. Crab Island vendors are independent businesses and are not included in the ticket price.) If you’re looking for an excursion that includes activities, check out the Crab Island Adventure Tour, which includes sightseeing for dolphins, snorkeling, shelling, kayaking, paddleboarding, banana boat rides, and time to relax at the sandbar. Click here for more information on our all-inclusive Crab Island Adventure Tour.

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About The Crab Island Shuttle Boat

The Crab Island Shuttle Boat is a licensed, insured, U.S. Coast Guard documented, brand new 45’ foot tour boat with the capacity to seat up to 49 passengers (including infants and children), plus captain and crew. There is a storage compartment located onboard for your personal items such as a small cooler, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera. There is also a restroom onboard for your convenience. The seating area is covered to offer shade from the sun and there is easy ladder access on and off the boat so that you can enjoy Crab Island or relax onboard for the duration of the excursion. Food, drink, and alcohol (no glass bottles, please) are allowed on the boat, but please remember that this is a family-friendly excursion.

For more information about the Crab Island Shuttle Boat, call (850) 650-2628. 

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Included in Shuttle Boat Ticket Price:
  • 2.5 or 3 hour boat excursion with transportation to and from Crab Island
  • Guided tour of the Destin Harbor and Crab Island
  • Licensed captain and crew member, who stay with you at Crab Island for the duration of the tour
  • Emergency life jackets for all ages
  • Storage compartment
  • On-board enclosed restroom facility
  • Large floating mat (lily pad) for lounging on the water
  • 10% off your food purchase at The Edge Seafood Restaurant with your Crab Island armband (received at check-in)
The following supplies are available for purchase at check-in:
  • Ice
  • Coolers
  • Floaties
  • Sunscreen
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Waterproof phone cases
  • Crab Island T-Shirts
  • Alcohol (including package sales)
  • Lunch/dinner from The Edge Seafood Restaurant (10% off)
  • & more!


Advance reservations are required. 

2024 Crab Island Shuttle Boat Rates:

  • $46 per seat – 2.5hr Morning Express Shuttle
  • $59 per seat – 3hr Shuttle
  • $37 per seat - for children 5 & under (all trips)

Cancellation Policy:

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a 3% cancellation fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If management decides to cancel because of inclement weather, the customer may reschedule or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it’s outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.


We have ALWAYS had a great time on their pontoon boats. We rent one every year to go fishing in the bay. Great staff and very friendly! We will always be returning customers..!!

-Regina Smith

“Thank you for helping make our sunset cruise/vow renewal perfect! Our captain was accommodating, friendly, and just wonderful. Pastor Eric did a beautiful ceremony. I really appreciate all your help in making our 20th anniversary extra special!”

-Trish Badgett

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-Chuck Peters

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“We had an awesome time on a jet ski and a pontoon last week that my family rented from you all it was one of the many highlights of our vacation and probably number one for my 2 1/2 year old little boy.”

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“Superior service, fantastic boats, and super nice guys. This is how it should be done. We will be back!”

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“Gotta love…snorkeling at Crab Island…We had a wonderful time!! Thank you for the lovely service. We will be back next July 4th ).”

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The 19′ Cobia we rented was an excellent boat. It was well maintained and had all the options a fishing boat should have. We were especially pleased with the service and professionalism of the staff, who really made us feel like their utmost goal was for us to have an enjoyable experience and we did.

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