Enjoy the Best of Destin from the Water

Enjoy the Best of Destin from the Water

This week, Florida Travel + Life Magazine named Destin as one of the three best places to get on the water in the Florida. In addition to the famed deep-see fishing, the pristine, emerald green waters offer an array of recreational activities from sandbar parties at Crab Island to dolphin and sunset cruises.

Getting on the water has never been easier or more fun than with the SunVenture. The SunVenture cruises daily for dolphin / sunset cruises, Crab Island excursions, Harbor Fireworks Cruises and private charters.

“The Harbor is the crown jewel of Destin and this new location offers our guests convenient access to all our emerald green waters have to offer,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “From picturesque views of the sunset descending over the Destin bridge to a quick and safe trip to Crab Island, the SunVenture is minutes away from every type of adventure on the water.”

Upon embarking on the SunVenture I, guests will be immersed in custom Guy-Harvey ocean-inspired artwork throughout the boat, indicative of the scenes they will experience on the water. Coast-guard licensed captains give patrons a narrated cruise through the harbor before heading out to the open waters.

The close proximity to the water and open-air sky deck offers SunVenture guests the closest views of the dolphins on an hour and half narrated and educational cruise. The flexible cruise schedule offers dolphin cruises mid-morning as well as during the beautiful sunset hours.

The most popular cruise option is SunVenture’s Crab Island excursions. Located at the Destin Bridge, Crab Island is a shallow sand bar where locals and visitors alike anchor their boats to play and relax in the pristine emerald green waters. SunVenture’s Coast-guard licensed captains charter the three and a half hour cruise so guests can enjoy a worry-free day on the water.

Every Thursday, the SunVenture sets out for a magical evening on its Harbor Fireworks cruise. This one hour cruise explores the Destin Harbor and offers guests the best seat in the house for fireworks as the sky above them illuminates with bright colors.

SunVenture’s private cruises in Destin offer the boat and the captain for any group up to 49 people. The catamaran features a state-of-the-art sound system, open deck, event planners and catering options. Many groups have taken their celebrations to the water for a memorable experience, including brunches, bachelor / bachelorette parties, birthdays and weddings.

We’re up for any water ad’venture’ you’re up for…..view our schedule of daily Destin cruises here. 

Crab Island Destin – All You Need to Know

Crab Island Destin – All You Need to Know


Crab Island Destin Florida | Your Insider Guide

Most of us visit Destin Florida primarily for the beaches and who can blame them? From the sugar white sand to the emerald green waters, Destin Florida has been nationally recognized as a top family beach vacation destination. But do you know about where the locals go to relax on the weekends? It’s something solely unique to Destin and something you must experience to believe.

If you aren’t familiar with Crab Island in Destin Florida, you are missing out on one of the most amazing and authentic Emerald Coast experiences around. Crab Island is a shallow sand bar located just north of the iconic Destin Bridge. If you happen to cross the Destin Bridge over the spring and summer, you’re sure to see a majestic view of boats anchored on the sandbar and people relaxing and playing in the waist-deep, emerald green waters.

Crab Island was actually an island before the ocean currents washed part of it away. Now it’s a floating playground that has become a nationally-recognized destination attraction. Watch this GMA feature with Emeril on Crab Island in Destin.

Crab Island is a summer tradition for locals and visitors alike as the ultimate way to celebrate fun in the sun and on the water but you can only get out there on a boat. It’s easy to have too much fun in the sun which makes the SunVenture the best way to get out to Crab Island.

Our Coast-guard licensed captains will take you out to Crab Island from our convenient new location at the Destin Harbor and drop anchor for 3 1/2 hours. We’ll drop the ladder and you can jump into the waist-deep waters. You’ll find a little bit of everything at Crab Island from floating bars and restaurants to people kayaking, snorkeling, dancing, paddle boarding or just relaxing on a float (we offer kayak and paddle board rentals as well as lunch options).

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View our daily Crab Island Destin cruises schedule and make an online reservation here.