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.
Ask any local and they will tell you that the one of the top things to do in Destin Florida for 4th of July is Crab Island. This underwater sandbar is a water-lovers paradise and is only accessible by boat. The SunVenture offers one of the only Crab Island cruises, cruising twice daily for a worry free day of fun in the sun.
SunQuest Cruises is hosting the best celebrations for 4th of July in Destin Florida on the water – the best place to watch fireworks in Destin is on a boat of course! Offering the ultimate day and night experiences on the water, SunQuest Cruises offers everything from Crab Island excursions to Destin fireworks and dinner cruises.
In addition to daily sunset dolphin cruises in Destin, the 45 foot, sporty, water lover’s SunVenture catamaran cruises the legendary Crab Island twice a day at 10am and 2 pm. 4th of July weekend in Destin there are special holiday Crab Island cruises on Saturday, Sunday and Mondayat 9 am and 2 pm as well as a special Fireworks Destin Harbor Adult Cruise at 7:30 pm.
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. Let our captains take you to our 4th of July Crab Island Excursion at 11 am this Saturday.
Family is what life is all about but sometimes it’s nice to spoil the adults. That’s why the SunVenture is offering adults only cruises every Thursday night and Monday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m. for an incredible fireworks show on the water. Venture aboard the SunVenture for a 1.5 hour narrated cruise that explores the beautiful Destin Harbor and ends with a BANG! Experience a magical night as the sky above you illuminates with a spectacular Destin fireworks show.
View the daily cruise schedule here or call 850.424.6465.
For an amazing night of dining on the water, consider our sister boat, the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin. The SOLARIS is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks, Dancing and Dinner Cruise in Destin on Monday, July 4th 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. Dance to live music and 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.Embark on the luxurious 125 yacht SOLARIS yacht for an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Reservations required online or call 850.650.2519.
See ya on the water!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Destin Fla – Crab Island Days are here! If you are planning a beach vacation to Destin Florida or wondering what the top things to do in Destin are, look no further than Crab Island. This majestic underwater sandbar is a water-lovers paradise and is only accessible by boat.
The 45 ft SunVenture is one of the only Crab Island cruises available in Destin Florida. Forget the hassle of renting a boat to Crab Island – let our Coast-Guard licensed captains take you for a worry-free day on the water. Our entertaining captains will give you a narrated tour of the Destin Harbor as you enter the pass and go under the iconic Destin Bridge. Then we drop anchor into the waist-deep, emerald green waters as you enjoy fun in the sun. The boat and captains stay the entire time and there’s a restroom on board as well as snacks and drinks available for purchase.
The sky’s the limit on what you can do at Crab Island. You’ll find a little bit of everything at Crab Island from floating bars, restaurants and platforms with live bands to people kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding or just relaxing on a float.
Crab Island cruises occur twice a day at 10am and 2 pm as well as special holiday 4th of July Cruises and private cruises. View our daily Crab Island cruise schedule and book online here.
See ya at Crab Island!
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.
Crab Island Days are Here – let us take you!
SunQuest Cruises is pleased to announce that the SunVenture I Catamaran is kicking off the summer with additional cruise options from the Destin Harbor. The Coast-Guard licensed captains of the SunVenture I are now cruising seven days a week for Crab Island Excursions and Dolphin /Sunset Cruises. In addition, the SunVenture I is extending a new Destin Harbor Fireworks Cruise every Thursday evening for adults only.
“Our Destin locals and visitors enjoyed our chartered Crab Island and Dolphin cruises so much last year that we decided to extend our schedule this year to offer more convenient times,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “We’re also excited about our new Thursday night Destin Harbor Fireworks Cruise that is catered to adults and couples seeking a romantic night on the water.”
The 45-foot, Guy Harvey-inspired SunVenture I Catamaran offers a variety of memorable experiences on the water, with the Crab Island excursions being the most popular. Cruising daily at 12 p.m., the SunVenture I ‘ventures’ out for three-hour excursions to the world famous Crab Island. Guests enjoy a stress-free day as the Coast Guard licensed captains handle all the driving and drop anchor at the center of all the fun. Crab Island is an underwater playground with a shallow sandbar that offers an experience like no other, including relaxing in the waist-deep waters, live music, inflatable slides, paddle boarding and more. Rest rooms are available on-board the SunVenture I as well as shaded areas and paddleboard / kayak rentals.
Every Thursday in June at 7:30 p.m., the SunVenture I is reserved for adults seeking a magical and serene evening on the water with a Destin Harbor Fireworks cruise. This one and a half hour cruise explores the Destin Harbor at sunset and offers guests the best seat in the house for fireworks as the sky above them illuminates with bright colors.
The close proximity to the water and open-air deck offers SunVenture I guests the closest views of the dolphins on an hour and half educational sunset cruise. Cruising daily at 6:30 p.m., the eco-cruise begins with a narrated tour of the iconic Destin Harbor by the entertaining SunVenture I captains. Guests will cruise into the sunset, learn about the area’s history and enjoy dolphin sightings in the beautiful, emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The SunVenture I is also available for private charters for up to 49 people. Guests can rent the boat and the captain for any occasion, including brunches, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate retreats and more. The state-of-the-art sound system and open deck arrangement offers a memorable celebration on the water. Event planners and catering packages are also available.
The SunVenture I is located at 314 Harbor Blvd in Destin Florida, one mile east of the Destin Bridge at Heron Harbor. For additional information, including cruise videos, schedules and online reservations, visit www.SunVentureCruises.com or call 850.424.6465.
About SunQuest Cruises
Founded in 2004, SunQuest Cruises is a locally-owned and operated company in Miramar Beach, Florida. The company features two distinct cruise experiences. Docked at Sandestin, the 125 foot, three deck SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, featuring weekly dinner sunset cruises as well as weddings for up to 150 guests. The SunVenture I Catamaran is a 45-foot leisure cruise option docked at the Destin Harbor, offering daily Dolphin, Crab Island and Fireworks cruises for up to 49 guests. For more information, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.
About SunVenture I Cruises
The SunVenture I Catamaran joined the SunQuest Cruises family in 2012 as a leisure option for Dolphin, Crab Island and Fireworks cruises. Docked at the Destin Harbor, the custom-built vessel is a water lover’s 45-foot sporty catamaran, featuring sea-inspired Guy Harvey artwork. The SunVenture I offers a state-of-the-art sound system and an open air deck for leisure and private cruises for up to 49 people. For additional information, including schedules, cruise videos and online reservations, visit www.SunVentureCruises.com or call850.424.6465.
Docked at the Destin Harbor, the SunVenture I Catamaran now offers Crab Island Excursions and Dolphin/Sunset Cruises seven days a week as well as weekly, adults-only Harbor Fireworks Cruises.