Crab Island Destin – All You Need to Know

Crab Island Destin – All You Need to Know


Crab Island Destin Florida | Your Insider Guide

Most of us visit Destin Florida primarily for the beaches and who can blame them? From the sugar white sand to the emerald green waters, Destin Florida has been nationally recognized as a top family beach vacation destination. But do you know about where the locals go to relax on the weekends? It’s something solely unique to Destin and something you must experience to believe.

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. Watch this GMA feature with Emeril on Crab Island in Destin.

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 1/2 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, dancing, paddle boarding or just relaxing on a float (we offer kayak and paddle board rentals as well as lunch options).

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View our daily Crab Island Destin cruises schedule and make an online reservation here.