Spend the Summer on the Water – Crab Island Cruises, Destin Dolphin Cruises and more
Hello Summer! At the SunVenture offices, it’s all hands on deck for another unforgettable summer of memories on the water. If you are vacationing in Destin Florida, enjoying the emerald green waters is a must. The SunVenture offers a variety of different experiences, all chartered by our Coast-Guard licensed captains, so you can enjoy every moment.
Crab Island Cruises
Our most popular Destin cruises are our daily Crab Island excursions. Rated as one of the top things to do in Destin Florida, Crab Island is the ultimate Destin water experience, as you relax in shallow, emerald green waters and enjoy local attractions like water slides and live music. The only way to get to this sandbar of fun is by boat. The SunVenture offers a convenient, safe and inexpensive way to venture out to Crab Island. With two daily cruises, the SunVenture Crab Island Cruises are a fraction of the price you would pay to rent a pontoon and you don’t have to worry about the driving. Our captains will drive you there, anchor, stay the entire time to assist you and drive you back. The deal gets even sweeter with the option to bring your own cooler of beverages as well as having full access to the boat at Crab Island including restrooms and shade.
Destin Dolphin and Sunset Cruises
Dolphins are another unforgettable attraction in Destin and the SunVenture’s Destin Sunset Dolphin Cruises offer an up close and personal encounter with these amazing animals. The SunVenture captains hit the emerald green waters every afternoon for a majestic sunset cruise on a quest to find playful dolphins. The ever-changing sunset is a breathtaking backdrop as you enjoy the open-air deck arrangement giving you a front row seat to the dolphins.
Destin Fireworks, Sunset, Dolphin and Harbor Cruises
Thursdays are special in Destin as the sky illuminates with fireworks near the Harbor. Our Thursday night Sunset, Fireworks, Dolphin and Destin Harbor Cruise is the best of all worlds. Cruising every Thursday at 7:30 pm, the SunVenture captains cruise the waters of the Destin Harbor into a colorful sunset on the quest for dolphins. The evening ends with a bang as the sky above you lights up with fireworks from the harbor. A truly amazing experience.
There are so many ways to make unforgettable summer memories on the SunVenture! Which ad’venture’ are you up for? We hope you will join us soon – view our daily Destin cruise schedule and book your ‘venture’ soon!
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!
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.
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.
From all the rave reviews we’ve received this year, it seems like one of the highlights of Destin beach vacations is a cruise on the SunVenture. With its versatile open air arrangement, the SunVenture offers so many ways to have fun on the water. A great alternative to the larger Destin cruises, the SunVenture offers a more personal, relaxed setting for families and friends.
Here are the top 5 ways to enjoy a SunVenture cruise:
1. Crab Island – We are cruising twice daily to one of the most unique water experiences. Ranging in depths from 2 to 10 feet, the underwater sandbar known as Crab Island is the place where everyone anchors their boats and spends a day in the waist-deep emerald green waters. With picturesque views of the Destin bridge, Crab Island offers everything from live music and water slides to floating food vendors, paddle boarding and relaxing in the water.
Pack a cooler and jump aboard as our Coast-Guard licensed captains take you for a narrated tour of the harbor and drop anchor at Crab Island. The boat stays with you the entire time, offers a restroom on-board and is much cheaper and convenient then renting your own boat.
Here’s a June 2016 review: “”Crab Island was absolutely beautiful and there was so much to do! The boat was great and the crew was very friendly and very funny. They kept you entertained! Once you arrive, you get off the boat and just walk or swim around. The waters are waist deep and you can walk around to different activities such as jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, banana boats, etc. There are different restaurants to eat from and also a big inflatable playground. It was so much fun for myself and the children. Thanks Sunventure 1!!!”
2. Sunset Dolphin Cruises – It doesn’t get much better than cruising into the sunset as dolphins are frolicking from the emerald green waters of Destin Florida. We’re cruising every evening at 6:30 pm with our Captains Larry and Joe whose goal is to keep you laughing and entertained throughout the cruise.
Here’s a July 2016 review: “We joined Captain Larry and Joe out for the 10am Crab Island cruise. The guys were so much fun and Crab Island was a blast. We enjoyed the trip so much that we decided to book the 2pm cruise and the dolphin sunset cruise for the same day. We saw a ton of dolphins on the evening cruise and one came right up next to the boat. I would highly recommend Sunventure I for any of their cruises. Larry and Joe made our day on the water. They are great guys and tons of fun.”
“This was our last adventure during our vacation there and we enjoyed the sunset cruise very much. We were able to see four dolphins and the sunset was beautiful. Grant and the captain (I feel bad for forgetting his name) made it fun and had a great sense of humor adding to the enjoyment. We were glad to be on this boat and not the overly crowded boats so we could still fully enjoy the beauty without the feel of a booze cruise. Thanks for making our trip to Destin, Florida memorable!”
3. Fireworks Adult Cruises – who says fireworks are just for holidays? In Destin, you can enjoy the Fireworks every Thursday night from the Destin Harbor. Life is all about family but if you’re looking for a break, then consider our adults only Fireworks Cruises.
Here’s a July 2016 review: “We have been on several sunset cruises, but, this fourth of July sunset/fireworks was absolutely the BEST!!! Larry and Joe were funny, knowledgeable, and just overall fun. While we didn’t know what to expect it did not disappoint. We will definitely be back aboard and if you are looking for fun-check this out. You won’t be sorry!”
4. Birthdays – Destin cruises are the ultimate way to celebrate any occasion – from birthdays to bachelor / bachelorette parties or family reunions. Our captains can take you to Crab Island, a sunset dolphin cruise or anything else you are interested in. We also have event planners and food catering options.
Here’s a July 2016 review: “The SunVenture captain and crew was amazing. This was my first time to destin and crab island. The trip was for my birthday and it was the best time ever. I can not wait to go back. This is a must for all ages to try at least once. Very kid and adult friendly place to go.”
5. Private cruises– We can arrange for private cruises year-round, any day of the week, any time for any occasion. Boating is all about having fun in the sun and water. So why would you want to worry about fueling up the boat and driving while you watch your friends have fun? The SunVenture offers the best of both worlds…a private boat that our Coast Guard-licensed captains will drive so you can enjoy a worry-free day of fun in the sun.
The SunVenture I is perfect for Destin private cruises and boat rentals for up to 49 guests. The 45-foot Catamaran features a state-of-the-art sound system and the open deck arrangement is great for relaxing in the sun or dancing under the stars.
““Our sunset cruise on the Sunventure was a wonderful time. The boat is painted in such awesome underwater scenes and the crew was so nice. Definitely doing this again when we come back into town!”
View our daily Destin cruises schedule for Crab Island, Destin Harbor Fireworks and Sunset Dolphin Cruise times. See ya on the water.
Dolphin Cruises and Crab Island Cruises in Destin for Memorial Day Weekend
There’s no other way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Destin Florida than on the water at the legendary Crab Island and on sunset dolphin cruises. The 45-foot SunVenture is cruising daily from the Destin Harbor for daily chartered cruises to Crab Island as well as sunset Dolphin Cruises.
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.
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 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, paddle boarding or just relaxing on a float.
If you’re trying to find things to do in Destin Florida beyond the beach, get ON the water and venture aboard the SunVenture I for a Destin dolphin cruise experience like no other. The Guy Harvey-inspired Catamaran keeps you within arms reach of the crystal clear waters and the closest seat in the house to see the dolphins up close while sailing into the picturesque sunset.
The SunVenture’s 1.5- hour narrated sunset and dolphin cruise explores the beautiful Harbor and Gulf of Mexico as you revel in the Crown Jewel of Destin Florida. Destin dolphin cruises are narrated by our entertaining Coast-Guard licensed captain through the Destin Harbor as you cruise the emerald green waters to the Destin bridge and into the sunset. Kids can captain the boat and the open air catamaran offers the most up close and personal view of the water and dolphins. All seats offer the best views in this relaxing, personal setting.
Check our daily Destin cruise schedule for Crab Island and sunset dolphin cruises and book online today. Crab Island cruise times vary from mid-morning to mid-day and sunset dolphin cruises are at 6:30 pm daily.