Baytowne Marina has a wealth of activities for locals and tourists alike. If you’re planning to spend the day on Choctawhatchee Bay, it all starts here. Boat charters, fine dining, and paddleboarding are just the start of all there is to do at this action-packed hot spot.
Here are some visitor favorites for passing time at the Marina:
Climb a Tree
Kids and adults alike love this vintage treehouse. Inspired by devil-may-care types like Huck Finn, It harkens back to a time when adventure was the only thing on the menu. Look up as you’re walking along the boardwalk between the wharf and the marina, and you might catch a few pairs of eyes peering down at you.
Relax on the Bay
If you’ve worked up an appetite after all your time on the water, the Marina Bara & Grill is a great spot to drink some suds and sample the local seafood. And if you’re looking to chat with a parrot, Maryann the macaw is a Baytowne Marina staple who just might be up for it. Her perch is right above this famous eatery.
Eating supper as you gaze out onto the water is a great way to leave all your cares on land for a little while. These cruises start with a three-deck, 125-foot Solaris yacht, and end with a slow dance. Look up at the stars, enjoy that third cocktail from the full-service bar, and savor every bite of dessert.
Rent Some Gear
The Baytowne Marina knows what families are looking for, which is why they’ve supplied everything from Waverunners to paddleboards. If you can use it in the water, it’s almost certainly available to rent. The warm water is right around 75° all-year long if you need another reason to dive in.
The marina partners with two fishing charter companies, Just Right and Lil’ Lucky. The line gear and tackle boats can take you to the grassy flats for some speckled trout or into the Gulf for some snapper. With so many fish in the water, the odds are good you’ll get what you’re looking for. Make sure to stop by the marina’s bait shop before you go.
Bring Your Pup
If you want your dog to enjoy the marina every bit as much as you do, the dog park near the Treehouse is a safe spot to socialize your furry friend while you spend some time with them.
Don’t Hesitate to Ask for Help
If you need advice or a little assistance, talk to the marina concierge to learn more about the area. Find out when the trams run, make reservations at your favorite dinner spot, or inquire about the local entertainment for the evening. Arrange your tee time with the concierge for later in the afternoon and take a bike tour along the grounds to get the full scope of the property. If you’re a Marina Guest, you’ll have access to golf car rentals for a little extra convenience when getting around.
The magic that awaits you on the marina is everywhere you turn. All you need to do is decide which activities you want to conquer, and you’ll have no trouble filling in the gaps along the way.
– Don’t miss Maryann the Macaw near the Marina Bar & Grille.
– If you’re staying at the Sandestin, you’ll receive two free bicycle rentals per day of your stay (up to four hours).