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.
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.
This Memorial Day in Destin Florida, beaches and boats are the places to be.
The waterways and roadways are going to be busy so why not take the easy route? Park the car at Sandestin and let our captains do the driving while you relax and have fun.
Most people visit Destin Florida for the beaches and who could blame them? This area certainly boasts the whitest and softest sand and pristine emerald green waters. But after a couple of beach days, you might want to experience Destin from a different viewpoint. No, not from the gridlock traffic, but from the water.
Park the car at the Sandestin resort and cruise to top Destin Florida attractions like our dolphin cruises and Crab Island excursions.
We’re cruising four days a week to visit the dolphins and ride into the sunset. For an even more amazing experience, venture aboard our 5 hour Crab Island excursion that will anchor you at the most picturesque point in Destin Florida. Mingle in the waist deep emerald green water, play and relax.
You can also rent the boat and the captain on a private Destin Florida cruise – our schedules are flexible and accommodating for up to 49 people.
We have many ‘ventures’ to make the most of your Memorial Day in Destin Florida! Request information online or call us at 850.424.6465.
The month of May is filled with activity as the school year ends, graduation ceremonies occur and we honor those who sacrifice their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day weekend is about spending time with family and friends as you celebrate the start of a ‘fun in the sun’ summer. There’s no better place than Destin Florida to celebrate with sugar white beaches and a plethora of Destin Florida attractions to keep you busy.
What would Memorial Day be without fireworks? The SunVenture crew is planning the ultimate celebration, combining dolphins, a stunning sunset and colorful fireworks. The weekend kicks off Friday, 5/24 with a dolphin and sunset cruise, followed by a 5 hour excursion to Crab Island on Sunday which is sure to be the central point of all the fun.
Sunday night, the SunVenture will head out for a specialty cruise that will end with a bang. Sightsee with the dolphins and cruise into the sunset. Then enjoy the best seat in the house with a panaromic view of the fireworks from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Memorial Day is one of the busiest weekends in Destin Florida but luckily you don’t have to drive into Destin to catch a cruise or see the fireworks. Just park at the Sandestin Resort and spend your precious time on the water, not in gridlock.
This cruise will book up quickly, limited to the first 49 people. Call 850.650.2519.