Private Cruises in Destin Florida for All Occasions

Private Cruises in Destin Florida for All Occasions

Destin Private Cruises to Celebrate Any and All Occasions

Destin Florida is a picture perfect place to celebrate any occasion whether it’s a small family reunion, a large wedding or a fun birthday party. What better place to celebrate in Destin than on the pristine emerald green waters? Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience on the water with a SunVenture private cruise for birthdays, weddings, family reunions, bachelor / bachelorette parties or any other occasion.
This year, SunVenture Cruises expanded to include another catamaran, the SunVenture II. With this new addition, we can now take both catamarans out at the same time to host up to 98 people for a private cruise in Destin. How great is that? Big or small, we can help you plan a fun private charter for your group. Our company includes event planners, flexible packages and more. Both catamarans are perfect for private cruises with open air arrangements, state-of-the-art sound systems, restroom on board, entertaining captains / staff and catering options.
Here are some of the top ways that our guests have celebrated with Destin private cruises aboard the SunVenture:

Birthday Parties

destin private cruises ladies brunchMost people don’t think to take their birthday party in Destin to the water but why not? Think outside the box and host your birthday party aboard the SunVenture catamaran. We can help you host a fun sunset dolphin cruise or a day of swimming and fun at Crab Island. Our captains and event planners will work with you on a flexible package that fits your wants and budget. We can even arrange for catering aboard all Destin private cruises. Regardless of how big or small your vision is, we would love to help you make it happen to celebrate an unforgettable birthday party on the water.

Destination Wedding Celebrations

A Destination Wedding in Destin Florida must include a cruise for your guests and family to experience the beautiful dolphins and Sunventure II Crab Island cruises croppedemerald green waters. SunVenture Cruises has hosted all types of Destin private cruises for destination wedding weekends. A Sunset Dolphin Cruise or Fireworks Harbor Cruise could be the perfect way to kick off your destination wedding weekend on the water. Or a Crab Island cruise could be the perfect way to celebrate the day after your wedding with one last, unforgettable experience before everyone heads home.

Family Reunions in Destin

destin harbor emerald grande fireworks cruiseLooking for fun Family Reunion ideas? Most people are looking for fun, creative, unique family reunion ideas that offer something for everyone. A SunVenture private cruise is one of the top things to do in Destin Florida, offering hours of fun on the water for guests of all ages. Our catamarans offer shaded areas and seats that give you the closest views of the water and dolphins. We have hosted many family reunions in Destin Florida, with our Sunset Dolphin Cruises and Fireworks Destin Harbor Cruises being the most popular options. Our entertaining captains will keep you entertained as you cruise the beautiful waters and enjoy the best that Destin has to offer.

Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties

Looking for bachelor / bachelorette party ideas in Destin Florida? There’s really only one place to have the ultimate Bachelor / private cruises destin florida group heartsBachelorette party in Destin – the one and only Crab Island. Spend the day relaxing and having fun in the waist-deep, pristine waters of Destin with your friends on a Crab Island Cruise. Whether it’s a joint bachelor / bachelorette party or separate, there’s fun for everyone at Crab Island. You can relax as you float on the water or take it up a notch at the inflatable water park. Bring your own drinks and we can help you cater the food. Our boat and captains stay with you the entire time to ensure you have every convenience at your fingertips, including a restroom on board.
We also offer low-key bachelor / bachelorette party ideas including a relaxing Sunset Dolphin Cruise or a Fireworks Harbor cruise. Just give us a call and together we can help you plan the perfect outing! Contact us today and let’s get started planning your private cruise adventure!

Your Crab Island Questions Answered

Your Crab Island Questions Answered

If you live or vacation in Destin Florida, Crab Island has to be on your summer bucket list. All the talk throughout the summer is Crab Island, one of the top things to do in Destin. Our summer visitors and friends are curious about Crab Island, which is by far our most popular cruise at SunVenture Cruises. We take two daily trips to this underwater sandbar for guests to enjoy an unforgettable day of relaxing and having fun in the sun. Our captains and staff get a variety of questions each week about what Crab Island is, what there is to do, how to get out there, etc. so we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions. Learn everything you need to know before you hit this must-see attraction in Destin Florida.


What is Crab Island?

Surprisingly Crab Island is not an island but it use to be. Crab Island got its name because it was a small island shaped like a crab before a hurricane submerged it. Today, it’s a shallow, underwater sandbar near the iconic Destin bridge that is the epicenter of fun in Destin Florida as boats anchor and people wade in the waist-deep emerald green waters. Drive over the Destin bridge any day in the summer and you can’t miss Crab Island with hundreds of anchored boats and people relaxing and catching rays from the water or on floats. There are also a variety of attractions such as floating food vendors, inflatable water slides and more.
Crab Island is so popular with locals and visitors alike because of what a breathtaking and unique experience it is – how often do you get to hang out in the middle of waist deep, emerald green waters with friends? From paddle boarding to kayaking to music, inflatables and people lounging, there’s something for everyone of all ages. It’s an attraction unlike any other that you have to experience for yourself.

How do you get out to Crab Island?

sunventure cruises crab island 2019Since Crab Island is out in the middle of the waters, the only and safest way to get out there is by boat. On the busiest days in the summer (typically Wednesday through Sunday) there could be hundreds of boats anchored and hundreds of people wading in the water. That’s why the safest way to get to Crab Island is by letting an experienced captain take you. The SunVenture Cruises captains take two trips daily to Crab Island at both the Destin location and the Okaloosa Island location. Our Coast-guard licensed captains are well versed on navigating the busy waters as well as knowledgeable about the varied depths of Crab Island. They know just right the location to anchor and how to anchor safely around the hundreds of other boats and people.

Unlike boat shuttle services, our boats and captains stay with you the entire time so you have full access to shade, restrooms and your coolers. Renting a pontoon boat in Destin can be very expensive and less convenient than a SunVenture Cruise. Our Crab Island cruises cost a fraction of the price and our captains do all the work so you enjoy a stress-free day on the water.

How deep is the water?

The average depth of the water at Crab Island is 3 feet. Perfect for relaxing but ever more reason for boat drivers to be cautious. There are some spots that are deeper and others that are more shallow – another reason why it’s better to ride with an experienced captain who knows how to navigate the busy waters and varied depths.

What is there to do at Crab Island?

Sunventure II Crab Island cruises croppedThere’s something for everyone of all ages at Crab Island. Whether you want to relax or want an adventure, it’s all available at Crab Island. You will find many people lounging on floats in the water and listening to music. You will see people renting paddle boards or kayaks to explore the emerald green waters. Floating food vendors are also around and open daily. One of the most popular attractions is the inflatable water park with trampolines, obstacle courses and more. All these Crab Island activities cost an additional price based on the particular vendor so bring additional cash to enjoy these amenities.
Can you drink alcohol at Crab Island?

Vendors are no longer allowed to sell alcohol at Crab Island but guests are welcome to bring their own. If you want to enjoy a safe day of drinking on the water, SunVenture Cruises is the safest option. Guests are welcome to bring their own cooler and have access to it the entire time we are at Crab Island. Our captains do the driving and anchoring and you have fun at a fraction of the price of renting a pontoon boat.

Is Crab Island kid-friendly?
Yes, Crab Island is a popular place for kids and families to enjoy the beautiful emerald green waters. Peak hours for Crab Island are in the afternoon and so kids and families are recommended to go on our early Crab Island cruise to avoid the heat and crowds. The 3-hour morning Crab Island cruise is great for families with small children or those who want to enjoy Crab Island before the afternoon heat settles in. Our 4-hour Crab Island excursion is perfect for those who want to enjoy all that Crab Island has to offer. This afternoon trip is great for those looking for a little bit more time to relax and play.

Are there crabs at Crab Island?

Again, contrary to its name, Crab Island is not an island full of crabs. But you might find local sea life swimming in the emerald green waters of Crab Island including small crabs, fish, hermit crabs, dolphins and more. Our captains are always on the lookout for dolphins as they venture out to Crab Island.

Is there a bathroom at Crab Island?

If you are not on a boat with a restroom, then there is a vendor that you can pay to use a portable bathroom. Luckily, both the SunVenture I and SunVenture II have restrooms on board and our boats stay with you the entire time so you have full access. A huge plus in a time of need and another convenient reason to cruise with us to Crab Island.

What should I bring to Crab Island?
Even if you don’t plan to get in the water you might get wet on the boat so plan accordingly. On SunVenture Cruises, we allow personal coolers that will fit under your seat. For Crab Island, we suggest a towel, sunscreen, extra cash for Crab Island activities if you want to do them, bathing suit, flip flops, waterproof camera or waterproof pouch for your phone.

SunVenture Cruises offers daily cruises to Crab Island. You can join us at 9:45 am for a 3 hour Crab Island Cruise or at 1:30 pm for a four hour Crab Island excursion from either the Destin Harbor location or from Okaloosa Island. Check out our daily Crab Island Cruises schedule and enjoy the most relaxing, convenient and affordable way to experience the one and only Crab Island.