Award-winning Destin Vacation Boat Rentals is a boat rental and charter service located on the scenic Destin Harbor. The rental fleet includes a variety of options, such as powerboats, sailboats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and jet skis. You can fish, cruise, sail, or jet ski with this company that is all about having fun on the waters of Destin!
In addition to the boat rental options, you can also enjoy excursions, like booze cruises, wave runner dolphin tours, sunset cruises, and fishing charters. You can even look ahead of your visit to see what fish are biting at the time in what is considered by many as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” by checking out the Destin Fishing Report. The company calendar also features all the tournaments and events taking place along the Emerald Coast.
When it comes to boat rental options, Destin Vacation Boat Rentals features the largest variety in all of Destin, Florida. A 15% deposit is required to hold a reservation with the remaining balance due at check-in. Boat rental options include the 24 ft. Pontoon, which seats 12 in plush comfortable seating and is the best-selling pontoon rental available. It is even pet-friendly! This rental is available ⅔ mile from Crab Island.
There is another option for pontoon rental at a closer rental location just 500 yards away from Crab Island. This rental location is ideal for first-time drivers who would rather avoid the typical harbor boat traffic and is ideal for bay fishing, leisurely cruising of Destin’s waterways, and snorkeling.
Another boat rental option is the popular double-decker pontoon, measuring 25 ft. This boat even features a premium stereo system, trampoline, slide, and more. This captained vessel provides seating on both levels and is available at the Destin Harbor location. Rental costs do not include gratuity for the captain’s service during your trip.
Destin Vacation Boat Rentals has more than pontoons as well, though there are many pontoon options with even more fun features. Another option to try with this rental company includes guest favorite wave runner rentals. These Yamaha deluxe wave runners seat two (up to three when underweight limit) and are safe yet fun. You must be 18 to rent or drive and children need to be at least six years of age to ride. There are also wave runner dolphin tours available in the spring, summer, and fall months, with Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. These tours are guided and allow for up-close encounters with Destin’s most beloved marine mammals, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
If you prefer to spend your day fishing, you will likely be interested in the FSH center console Yamaha fishing vessel. This 20-foot boat seats up to six and has a 180 hp jet drive engine. It features everything you need to enjoy a day fishing either on the gulf or in the bay or hanging out around Crab Island. Rental includes a T-Top, fish finder, GPS, VHF, swim ladder, and livewell. Fuel cost for the vessel is not included in the rental fee. Renters and drivers must be at least 25 years old with some boating experience.
The aforementioned Crab Island destination is a unique and beloved attraction in Destin, Florida. It is actually one of the top summertime destinations and has been featured on national shows like Good Morning America, HGTV, and other worldwide publications. It is likely one of the main reasons that Destin itself was named as one of the “Top 10 Places to Live and Boat in the United States.” The name Crab Island implies that the locale is an actual island. However, this isn’t exactly accurate, although it was at one time. Today, thanks to drifting sands, erosion, and occasional hurricanes, it is actually an underwater sandbar that makes a perfect place to anchor a boat. The water there is crystal clear and blue-green, and shallow. The sandbar ranges from one to four feet and goes to deeper water at the edges.
Suffice to say that whether your goal is to venture out to see Crab Island for yourself or you would rather enjoy a day having fun on the waves via a wave runner/jet ski, or try something else altogether, Destin Vacation Boat Rentals has you covered!
-Reservations for boat rentals are recommended. Peak season of mid-May through Labor Day often requires an advanced reservation of between two and three weeks in advance or more. During the off-season, mid-September through early May, you can usually reserve a boat or a day or two before you need it.
-There are half-day and full-day rental options for all boats.