Spend Labor Day in Destin on the Water with SunVenture Cruises
What better way to celebrate Labor Day in Destin Florida than on the water? Relax is the key word for Labor Day weekend and our convenient cruises in Destin make it affordable and easy to do. SunVenture Cruises offers three different types of Destin cruises chartered by our Coast-Guard licensed captains so you can relax this Labor Day weekend. You bring your friends and cooler and we’ll take you to the best spots on the water to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer on the water.
Crab Island Cruise Schedule for Labor Day Weekend
If you want to be in the epicenter of fun for Labor Day weekend in Destin, the only place to be is Crab Island. This underwater playground is one of the top things to do in Destin for Labor Day as you will see people just relaxing in the waist-deep, emerald green waters and soaking up the fun in the sun. From relaxing on floats to kayaks to inflatable water parks, there’s something for everyone at Crab Island. It’s only accessible by boat and only relaxing if you let someone take you. Our captains know how to navigate the busy waters and anchor at the perfect spot while you enjoy a stress-free day.
There are a variety of times that you can take a Crab Island Cruise from SunVenture. During the weekday, there is a half-day (4 hour) Crab Island cruise that leaves at 11 or 12 or on the weekends, you can choose a later Crab Island Cruise at 1:30 pm. The price of the Crab Island cruises is a fraction of the cost of renting a pontoon boat in Destin Florida and a lot more convenient as we do all the work. These Crab Island cruises sell out every year so the sooner you make your reservation, the better!
Dolphin Sunset Cruises for Labor Day Weekend in Destin
Set out on the emerald green waters of Destin to experience a breathtaking Sunset and Dolphin Cruise this Labor Day Weekend. Our captains ‘venture’ out daily for Dolphin cruises and know their favorite spots. The seats on the SunVenture give you the closest and most personal view of dolphins as they play and frolic alongside the boat. Along the way, you will also learn some interesting facts about the Destin Harbor and the native dolphins. The ever-changing sunset serves as a backdrop for your dolphin cruise as the sky is painted in oranges, pinks and yellows. There’s no better way to see the sunset in Destin than on the water with SunVenture Cruises.
Our one and a half hour Destin Sunset and Dolphin Cruises depart daily at 6 pm. Enjoy a leisure, narrated tour of the local waters followed by a fun quest to find dolphins and watching the sun set over the iconic Destin Harbor. Bring your camera to capture all the exciting memories aboard the Sunset and Dolphin Cruise. Make your reservation for the Dolphin Sunset cruise today.
Destin Harbor Fireworks Cruises for Labor Day Weekend
Make the last few weekends of summer count by having a blast on Labor Day with an unforgettable Fireworks Show on the water. The Labor Day Celebration at Harborwalk Village at the Destin Harbor is best experienced from the water on SunVenture Cruises. This is the only place in Destin to watch fireworks on Labor Day weekend. Our special Sunset, Dolphin, Harbor and Fireworks Cruise combines the best of our cruises with a night on the water that you will never forget. This two-hour cruise includes a relaxing, narrated cruise around the Destin Harbor as we search for dolphins and watch the sun set. Then as the sky darkens, fireworks from the Destin Harbor will light up the sky above you. Enjoy the best view of the fireworks in Destin on SunVenture Cruises.
This special cruise is only offered on Sunday, August 1st at 7 pm for Labor Day weekend in Destin Florida. This is one of the top things to do in Destin for Labor Day and this cruise will sell out so make your reservation today.
We wish everyone a relaxing and safe Labor Day weekend!
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?
Since 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?
There’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.
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.