When you sign up for a cruise with AJ’s Water Adventures, you get much more than a boat ride. You are given a unique opportunity to explore Destin Harbor in a whole new way, taking in all the beautiful sights it has to offer.
You can catch a glimpse of dolphin pods as they flit across the waterway and even watch in delight as they leap into the air. Or you can simply take in the breathtaking view of the sunset as it dips down beyond the horizon, showcasing its rainbow of dazzling colors every step of the way. For an even more immersive experience, check out their pirate cruise, snorkeling adventures, and swim and sail trips.
No matter what trip you select, the captains of the ship keep the friendly banter going mile after mile. They even play music and get their guests singing and dancing to their heart’s content. If you start to feel parched, never fear, they provide complimentary water and soda. If you would rather have beer or wine, they have that as well, for no extra charge. The alcoholic beverages are limited to two per adult, though water flows freely to keep everyone well hydrated.
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If you want to see what lies beneath the surface, the snorkeling trip is right up your alley. On that three hour tour, you will blast through the waters on the powerboat to search for dolphins and hit all the best snorkeling spots. The captain will provide your gear and even some floats to cruise around on once you hit the prime spots for peeking deep below the waves. Between each site, you can grub on any snacks that you brought in your cooler and jam to the music that plays along the way.
The dolphin adventures always prove to be a great time, giving you a clear view of these amazing animals lurking at all corners of Destin Harbor. You can either go look for dolphins during the day or at sunset to get more bang for your buck. The tour lasts just 90 minutes, though that is plenty of time to find dolphin pods and watch them in awe. As you search through the waterways for the pods, you can feel the power of the 1,000 horsepower boat engines and dance your heart out to hit tunes.
When you choose the private tour, you can either go on the 53-foot powerboat or hop aboard the 74-foot custom-built schooner. On these tours, you can take along 85 or 49 additional guests, respectively, to participate in all the fun. This arrangement is perfect for birthday bashes, anniversary parties, and even weddings. You can even bring in caterers to serve food and beverages beyond the complimentary fare.
Each of the trips run seasonally and depend on the weather, sunset times, and other factors. If not enough people sign up for the trip, they may reschedule the cruise to a later day or time. You can call ahead to make sure your adventure of choice is still on the books before making your way over to their location along the beach.
– If you are traveling with the kids, ready yourself for them to become captain for a moment. Every kid gets to pilot the boat at least once during the trip, taking their fun adventure to the next level. Get lots of pictures, as you will want to remember that awesome milestone.
– Since parking fills up fast, plan to get there early and mosey around a bit before checking in for your tour.
– At the end of your tour, check out your receipt for a discount on a future visit. The discount never expires, so keep it tucked away somewhere safe until you come back.