SunVenture Cruises Named One of the Top Boat Tours and Cruises in Destin by Tripadvisor for Third Consecutive Year
SunVenture Cruises has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the third consecutive year as one of the top Boat Tours and Cruises in Destin Florida. The achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. SunVenture Cruises is a leisure cruise company with locations at the Destin Harbor and Okaloosa Island, offering daily summer cruises to Crab Island, Dolphin Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Cruises and Private Cruises. SunVenture Cruises has been consistently rated as one of the top things to do in Destin as well as one of the top chartered cruises in the area, based on reviews and testimonials.
“This award is extremely valuable to us because it is solely based on guest reviews. To earn this award for three consecutive years speaks volumes to the level of service, value and overall experience that our team provides. It is consistently our goal to exceed our guests’ expectations with an unforgettable experience on the water,” stated James Murray, proprietor for SunQuest Cruises the parent company to SunVenture Cruises.
For the past three consecutive years, SunVenture Cruises has earned this honor due to consistently high reviews from guests on the convenience, level of service and unforgettable experience offered on all our cruises. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,” said Neela Pal, Vice President of Brand, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly recognize businesses that are actively taking into account customer feedback to help travelers confidently experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay, and explore.”
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. Guests have consistently rated SunVenture Cruises with four and five-star ratings for its service, value and overall experience.
Great Service on Cruises From Beginning to End
Our Coast-guard licensed captains are experts on the water so you can sit back and relax in the sun. Our captains will keep you educated and entertained as they navigate the busy waters of the Destin area. Our goal is to give our guests a stress-free, safe experience on the water. Whether it’s finding the perfect spot to watch dolphins, the sunset or fireworks or anchoring at Crab Island, our captains and deckhands are with you from beginning to end to make sure you have fun and are safe. While anchored at Crab Island, our crew is at your service to help you on and off the boat where you have full access to the boat, shade, your cooler and a restroom.
“Easy booking online, easy to find, and a great time!! Boat is nice, not overly crowded. Captain did a great job. Used SunVenture twice during our vacation. Once from Destin and once from Okaloosa Island. Enjoyed the boat ride out from Okaloosa a little more. They can go a little faster. Kids loved that!! And it was easier traffic wise if you are staying in Fort Walton to use the Okaloosa Island location. But recommend both locations. Great service and you feel safe and don’t have to worry about a thing. Take a float to Crab Island and they will take care of blowing it up for you!!! Makes the trip even better!! There is a restroom on board which helped having kids on trip..” – June 2019 review from Heather
It’s All About the Value & Convenience on Our Cruises
SunVenture Cruises is a much more affordable and convenient alternative to renting a boat in Destin Fl. Taking a Captain-Chartered Cruise is a fraction of the price of renting a pontoon boat, not to mention avoiding the hassle of driving the boat. Guests are invited to bring their cooler on-board and enjoy a day in the sun while our Captains drive. Now SunVenture Cruises makes it even more convenient with a second location at Okaloosa Island, offering more cruise options.
“Capt Lowry, Mark and Cynthia made our cruise to Crab Island worth every penny! Booked by phone with Cynthia and she was awesome with information! She was very helpful with directions and had plenty of answers to all my questions. There is no alcohol for sale at Crab Island anymore and you’re allowed to BYOB on this boat, just no glass. Capt Lowry and Deckhand Mark were awesome! So fun to talk to made sure everyone had a great time. Snacks and drinks on the boat (water, soda, etc) were $2 each, cash. You can also rent a paddleboard or kayak from them to try out around Crab Island! Our trip was a ton of fun and so much cheaper and safer than renting our own boat. Thank you Cynthia, Capt Lowry and Mark for a great time! We will be back!” – May 2019 review by Sarah
Embark on an Unforgettable Cruise Experience
The mission of SunVenture Cruises is to offer unparalleled, unforgettable experiences on the water for all cruises including Crab Island Cruises, Sunset Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Dolphin Fireworks Cruises and private cruises. Our Crab Island cruises and Sunset Dolphin Fireworks Cruises are rated as some of the top things to do in Destin. The easiest way to experience the one and only Crab Island is on a chartered, stress free SunVenture Cruise where we do the driving, anchor and stay with you with a restroom on-board, shade and access to your cooler. You enjoy your Crab Island experience and we’ll do all the work.
“My family had the most incredible experience. We can confidently say it was by far our favorite thing we did in Destin. Our captain and 1st mate were nothing short of phenomenal and were very good with the kids. They made sure our dolphin tour was interactive and the fireworks were also amazing. We will be back next year!.” – May 2019 review by Daniel
We invite you to embark on a memorable voyage aboard SunVenture Cruises and experience for yourself why we’ve earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for 3 consecutive years. We have daily summer cruises from both our Destin Harbor and Okaloosa Island locations – view our schedule. Enjoy daily cruises to Crab Island, Sunset Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Dolphin Fireworks Cruises and Private Cruises. We hope you have an amazing summer on the water!
One of the Top Things to Do in Destin | 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
Our guests have spoken. SunVenture Cruises has been voted as one of the top Destin boat tours and water sports in Destin Florida and one of the top things to do in Destin. All the positive reviews have earned the staff the 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, an award honoring accommodations, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
“Our team works extremely hard to provide the highest quality service and experience on our daily Crab Island and Sunset Dolphin Cruises,” stated James Murray, General Manager and Owner of SunVenture Cruises. “We are honored to be part of our guests’ vacation experience and we thank them for their consistent praises of our company.”
The SunVenture is a Guy Harvey-inspired, 45-foot sporty catamaran with Coast Guard-licensed captains. The team cruises daily in the summer from the Destin Harbor for Crab Island cruises, Dolphin / Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Harbor Cruises and private charters.
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions,” says Vice President of Industry Marketing, Heather Leisman.
The SunVenture is continuing its daily cruise schedule through Labor Day, including the weekly Fireworks Destin Harbor Cruises. We hope you will join us soon!
Wondering about things to do in Destin Florida for the 4th of July? Well the secret is out that the top spot is Crab Island, an underwater sandbar where locals and guests drop anchor with their boats for an unforgettable day in the sun. Only accessible by boat, Crab Island offers hours of fun in the crystal clear, waist deep waters – whether you want to relax on a float or listen to live music and jump on inflatables, it’s a playground of fun for everyone.
Instead of dealing with the hassle of captaining your boat, let us take you to Crab Island. Our Crab Island cruises are soaring in popularity, as one of the top things to do in Destin Florida. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our 5 star reviews on Facebook or our Yelp Reviews, that earned us the People Loves Us on Yelp Award for 2017.
This summer, CrabIslandOnline.com is sponsoring a summer full of live concerts on a floating stage – how cool is that? This 4th of July in Destin you can enjoy these concerts:
Saturday, July 1st from 10am-1pm or 2pm – 5 pm, Book Now: Crab Island Cruise with Jump School Live Concert, sponsored by CrabIslandonline.com
Sunday, July 2nd from 12 – 3 pm, Book Now: Crab Island Cruise with Heritage Live Concert, sponsored by CrabIslandonline.com
Tuesday, July 4th from 2 – 5 pm, Book Now: Crab Island Cruise with Colt Wilbur Band Live Concert, sponsored by CrabIslandonline.com
Let us take you to the only place to be this 4th of July – we’re cruising twice daily to Crab Island, including special 4th of July times. Also, check out our daily sunset dolphin cruises and Harbor Fireworks Cruises.
What a great way to kick off summer with an award based on our guests’ reviews. There’s nothing more coveted than an award earned directly due to the reviews your guests have taken the time to leave. SunVenture Cruises is the proud recipient of the 2017 People Love Us on Yelp award – based on the numerous 5 star reviews left by our guests.
Here is what our guests had to say:
Brittany, Magnolia TX: “Great time with Larry and Mark. Entertaining and nice people. Great time and worth the money to get to crab island. Short ride over so it was great.”
Marco, Magnolia TX: “Went out with Grant and Larry to Crab Island in Destin. The guys were great and took us straight to Crab Island and anchored us down right next to the best burger spot in the area. We got to play volleyball there and listen to the DJ at the same burger place – they also have live music at Crab Island. The water was amazing and we got to swim and show the kiddos some hermit crabs that were walking along the ocean floor. Words of advice for others, bring your own drinks; alcohol, sodas, waters, etc. Bring your own floats, etc or you can rent from the guys or rent jet skis from near by vendors. You can also bring your own food as well if you would like or you can purchase chips and drinks from the boat for $2 a piece or buy a burger or other food from other floating vendors. Tipping the guys is encouraged as they do an awesome job and will hand you whatever you need and be your personal waiters as well as inflate your floats. Thanks again Grant and Larry!!”
Krystalynn, New Orleans: “Had a great time with Grant and Larry. They tell you it takes 25 mins to get to crab island but it only takes 5-10. If you bring floaties they’ll inflate them for you. Also, bring cash to tip and for other rentals the have (jet skis, paddle board, kayak) and food. Bring your own alcohol!”
Kara, Circleville, OH: “We took the 2pm excursion to Crab Island on the Sunventure I. We had a blast! Captain Larry and Joe are the best! They are tons of fun and they provided excellent service. We will definitely book another Destin cruise trip with them next time we come to Destin.”
Ande, Scott Depot, WV: “The guys on the boat were great. They were funny and eager to help you with anything. Bring your own alcohol. It is allowed, and if not the margaritas are $15.00. The guys from the boat will even give you your beer/fill your cup so you don’t have to climb up and down. They were great.
The water at Crab Island was perfectly clear and this was probably our favorite day of our whole vacation. We will definitely do this again when we return to Destin, maybe even more than once.
I definitely recommend this to anyone looking into it. Take a float and you will have a blast.”
Book with us today and experience it for yourself.
Crab Island is by far one of the most unique things to do in Destin Florida. Where else can you float, mingle and play in waist-deep, emerald green waters, go down inflatable slides, listen to live music and bask in the sun? It truly is something everyone has to experience.
Crab Island is only accessible by boat which presents a challenge if you are on a Destin beach vacation. Even people who live here and have boats have found our daily Crab Island cruises to be a more beneficial option. Here are a few reasons why:
- Cheaper than renting a boat to Crab Island – the cost of renting a pontoon boat and the gas will cost you much more than $40 per person for our Crab Island cruises. Not to mention – you might not have a bathroom on board.
- Safer than renting a boat – all our captains are Coast-Guard licensed and cruise twice daily thru the Destin Harbor to Crab Island. You will not find anyone more experienced with the Destin waters. No need to worry about navigating through the unpredictable boat traffic and figuring out where to anchor at Crab Island. Also if you decide to BYOB, you don’t have to worry about driving the boat, just having fun.
- More relaxing, convenient and fun than renting a boat – it’s no fun to have the hassle of driving, anchoring and caring for the boat while everyone is enjoying cocktails in the sun and taking in the scenery. Let our captains host you for the day – they anchor at Crab Island and stay with you the entire time.
- Bring your own cooler – Just when you thought the deal couldn’t get any sweeter – BYOB! Bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages aboard the SunVenture at no additional cost.
- Bathroom on board – Did we mention that the Crab Island sandbar is out in the middle of the waters? The SunVenture stays anchored with you through the entire 3 hour excursion so you have complete access to the bathroom and your cooler.
For even more reasons to cruise with us, read what our guests are saying about their Summer 2016 Crab Island experience.
View our Crab Island cruise schedule and book online here.
Just when we didn’t think we could top last year – this summer has proved to have been the most fun for our Crab Island cruises. Captain Larry and Joe provided our guests with laughs and memories throughout the summer. We want to end the summer on a memorable note and we want to celebrate with you.
The only place to celebrate Labor Day in Destin Florida is at Crab Island. This underwater playground offers hours of fun in the sun as we anchor at the shallow sandbar near the Destin bridge. You’ve worked hard, now it’s time to play hard!
We will stay anchored during the entire Crab Island excursion as you decide what you want to do in the emerald green, waist deep waters. You can go canoeing, jump on the inflatables, slide down the slides, listen to music, eat food or simply float and relax in the sun. Bring your cooler and let us take you to the only place to be this Labor Day in Destin. We have Crab Island Cruises at 10am, 12 pm and 2 pm throughout Labor Day weekend.
If you want to catch one of the last summer sunsets this Labor Day, we’re cruising every night at 6:30pm for our Destin Dolphin Sunset Cruises. Our entertaining captains will take you through an entertaining and narrative tour of the Destin Harbor for this educational and fun eco-tour. Watch the sun set under the iconic Destin bridge and hopefully see some playful dolphins. The SunVenture’s relaxing setting and arrangement gives you one of the closest views of the dolphins without being on a large, overcrowded boat.
View our Destin Dolphin and Crab Island Cruise schedule here and book online.