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.
Let Us Take You……The SunVenture is a 45 foot water lovers sporty Catamaran docked at the heart of the Destin Harbor.
As the Emerald Coast’s only licensed and insured Crab Island Excursion catamaran, the SunVenture and its Coast-Guard licensed captains ‘venture’ out daily for dolphin, sunset, fireworks and Crab Island cruises.
The most popular cruise option is SunVenture’s Crab Island excursions. Located at the Destin Bridge, 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.
Crab Island is only accessible by boat. SunVenture’s Coast-guard licensed captains charter the three hour cruise so guests can enjoy a worry-free day on the water.
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 sunset cruise. Every Thursday in the summer, the SunVenture sets out for a magical evening on its one-hour Harbor Fireworks cruise.
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. Ideal for brunches, bachelor / bachelorette parties, birthdays, family reunions, military reunions and weddings.
The SunVenture I is located just east of the Destin Bridge at 314 Harbor Blvd in Destin Florida. View our Destin cruises schedule here or call our office at 850.424.6465.
Wondering what to do in Destin?
It’s time to kick-off another fun-filled season with SunVenture Cruises and what better way to begin than with a cruise honoring our nation’s heroes. ‘Venture’ aboard the SunVenture catamaran this Thursday for the first cruise of the season – Red, White and Blue Hero’s WWI Airplane Flyover and Fireworks Show – from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
Enjoy a narrated tour of the Harbor by SunVenture’s charismatic Coast-Guard Licensed captains as the sun sets over the Destin bridge. Then enjoy a vintage WWII aircraft flyover honoring heroes who sacrifice their lives for us. The night ends with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks to celebrate the flyover.
This 2-hour cruise and show will be something to remember. Adults 18+ only please.
Make your online reservation or call 850.650.2519.
4th of July Dinner, Fireworks & Reggae Cruises
If you’re fortunate enough to celebrate 4th of July in Sandestin/Destin, celebrate in true Emerald-Coast style by getting on the water. SunQuest Cruises offers a variety of truly memorable experiences on the water to celebrate 4th of July, including dinner, fireworks and reggae cruises with a Bob Marley guitarist.
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks and Dinner Cruise from 6 to 9:30 pm. Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, the 125 foot yacht will cruise into the sunset while you enjoy a cocktail and fresh coastal breezes from the sky deck. Then indulge in chef-prepared coastal cuisines featuring everything from Beef Filet Mignon and Fresh Rosemary Chicken to seared Gulf Fish, Southern Crab Cakes and Gulf Shrimp & Grits. End the night with the best seat in the house as the sky above you illuminates with colorful fireworks. The SOLARIS also hosts Fireworks and Dinner cruises every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 – 10 p.m. View the weekly cruise schedules here.
For a more casual experience, check out our sister boat, the SunVenture Catamaran, docked in the heart of Destin’s harbor. The 45 foot, sporty, water lover’s catamaran cruises the harbor every Thursday night and Friday, July 4th from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. for an incredible fireworks show on the water. And what’s 4th of July in Destin without a trip to the legendary Crab Island? Relax in the waist-deep, emerald green waters for an incredible day of fun in the sun. View the daily cruise schedule here.
You’ll want to extend your stay through the next week as the SOLARIS yacht hosts legendary Bob Marley guitarist Junior Marvin for a Summer Sunset Reggae Cruise on Monday, July 7th from 7 -10 p.m. As part of a Florida tour with Boukou Groove, Junior Marvin will perform a high-energy show that captivates rock, blues and reggae enthusiasts. Guests will cruise into the sunset on the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht while jammin’ to this incredible concert on the sky deck and indulging in authentic Jamaican cuisines. Cost is $100 per person, including three-hour cruise, concert and dinner. Limited tickets available. Reserve online or call 850.650.2519.
Memorial Day weekend in Destin Florida is the official kick off to the summer season and what better way to celebrate than on the water. The SunVenture’s new home on the Destin Harbor put this water lovers boat in the heart of all the action, providing a number of different water ad’ventures’.
The only way to truly celebrate Memorial Day in Destin is a Crab Island, situated just a few minutes boat ride from the Destin Harbor. While not technically an island any longer, this underwater sandbar can range between 2 – 10 feet deep when the tide goes out. With crystal clear water, this is the ultimate spot to anchor the boat and have some summer fun in the waist-deep waters. Our captains will charter you out there for a worry-free day in the sun as you mingle with the locals. The SunVenture also offers lunch options for this 6-hour Crab Island excursion as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals to enjoy on the water.
Some people say that the dolphins are the good will ambassadors for the Emerald Coast. While cruising the waterways on our narrated Eco-Dolphin cruises, you will have a really good chance to observe dolphins playing and feeding in their natural habitat. It is an exciting and memorable experience to share with your entire family during your beach vacation in Destin. Eco-dolphin cruises are available daily ranging in times from mid-morning to evening / sunset cruises.
Our eco-dolphin / sunset cruise gives you a front row seat for the best place in Destin to experience one of nature’s most breathtaking sunset views. As you cruise the Destin Harbor, you’ll watch the sun descend under the Destin bridge and the sparkling emerald green waters.
For the ultimate Destin dining experience, cruise past the Destin restaurants and embark on a dine, dance and sunset cruise on our sister boat, the 125′ SOLARIS Yacht in Sandestin.
View our Destin Cruise schedule and make an online reservation here.
The new spring season is bringing exciting new changes for SunVenture Cruises. The sporty 45-foot, Guy-inspired Catamaran has relocated to the crown jewel of Destin – the Destin Harbor. Docked a half mile east of the Destin Bridge, SunVenture’s new home is Heron Harbor Boardwalk right in the epicenter of water sport fun.
It’s also easier than ever to book a cruise through the new online reservation system. Just select your date and time and enter your payment information through our secure system. You will receive a confirmation email with your boarding pass that you can print out or show from your phone when you check in at the SunVenture kiosk on the boardwalk.
So what ad’venture’ are you up for? Dolphin cruises are scheduled from mid-morning to evening sunset times. This 1 1/2 hour tour cruises through the Destin Harbor and Gulf of Mexico for the closest view of the dolphins you will experience.
Next month, we begin a fun Destin summer tradition. Our Coast Guard-licensed captains take the wheel on the daily Crab Island Cruises and let you enjoy a worry-free day on the water. We’re kicking up the fun a notch with stand-up paddle boards and kayaks that you can rent once we anchor in the waist-deep, emerald green waters. This 3 1/2 hour cruise also offers lunch options for $10/pp that include wraps, drinks and chips. Seriously the best and safest way to enjoy Crab Island!
Private cruise options are also available for up to 49 people for any occasion from casual brunches, private cruises to Crab Island and fun bachelor/bachelorette parties to wedding receptions. Catering menus and event planners available to make your day complete.
Whatever your ad’venture’, get on the water and make it happen on the SunVenture. View our 2014 Destin Cruises schedule and book online here.