Crab Island Cruises

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Daily Cruises from Destin and Okaloosa Island

Cruises to Crab Island in Destin Fl

Experience One of the Top Things To Do in Destin 

There’s not many places in the world where you can hang out in waist-deep, pristine emerald green waters while listening to live music, relaxing on floats and having fun in the sun. This is the one and only Crab Island – one of the top things to do in Destin Fl. Only accessible by boat, Crab Island is an underwater sandbar featuring hours of fun including inflatables, food, concerts, kayaking or simply chilling on your float.

You bring the drinks and fun, we’ll do the driving! SunVenture Cruises takes daily Crab Island cruises from two convenient locations – the Destin Harbor and Okaloosa Island. Our Crab Island cruises give you an unforgettable experience at a fraction of the cost of renting a pontoon boat. Plus you get to relax while we do the driving. Our captain and boat stays with you the entire time, giving you full access to your cooler, the shade, a restroom and helpful deckhands.

SunVenture Cruises has earned Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018. This award is strictly based on testimonials from our guests about their Crab Island cruise experiences. Our captains and staff go above and beyond to ensure our guests have unforgettable and stress-free memories on the water.


“This is a great idea for people who hon’t have boats and want to enjoy Crab Island. The Captain and deck hand were awesome, friendly and helpful. They are really good at what they do. Great Experience!.”


“For approximately the same price as a rental, our family of 8 were able to spend a few hours exploring crab island. The Captains kept us laughing and made sure fun was had by all. We would definitely book our next cruise with SunVenture.”


“Fantastic visit to Crab Island! Went out on a SunVenture cruise to Crab Island, fantastic service at booking, check in and on the boat! It was such an easy way to get out to experience Crab Island!”


“The Crab Island excursion was a great alternative to renting our own boat since we weren’t comfortable enough to captain one ourselves. Crab Island is gorgeous and the boat was nearby if we ever needed something from our cooler.”

About Our Cruises to Crab Island Destin Fl

Ranging in depths from 2 to 10 feet, the underwater sandbar known as Crab Island is a floating playground where locals and guests alike anchor their boats and spends the day relaxing in pristine, 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 (all activities are subject to availability by outside vendors and are additional priced by outside vendors).

Why This Is The Easiest Way to Enjoy Crab Island in Destin Fl

  • Daily cruises from both locations – Okaloosa Island or Destin Harbor.
  • Our Coast-guard licensed captain drives the boat
  • You bring the fun and drinks
  • Our boat stays with you the entire time while you enjoy Crab Island
  • Restroom on-board as well as shaded areas
  • Fraction of the cost of renting a pontoon boat for Crab Island plus we navigate the busy waters

Types of Cruises to Crab Island in Destin Fl

Our daily Crab Island Cruises begin in May, with a varied schedule of mid-morning cruises and afternoon cruises. We offer two Crab Island Cruises, a 3-hour cruise and a half day 4-hour cruise. We cruise daily from both the Destin and Okaloosa Island locations, each only five miles apart. If you can’t find availability at one location, make sure to check out the other one.

Your Crab Island cruise begins with a leisure cruise by our entertaining captains through the emerald green waters and under the Destin bridge. Take in the coastal breezes from the open air catamaran and up close views of the pristine, Caribbean-like waters. Then we drop anchor at Crab Island and stay with you the entire time while you immerse in the waist deep waters to relax and have fun. Please be sure to bring extra money for any Crab Island activities you want to do including kayak rentals, inflatables, floating restaurants and more. Our boats feature shaded areas, restrooms on-board, state-of-the-art music system, open deck arrangement, area for your coolers and deckhands at your service.

We also offer private cruises to Crab Island for up to 49 guests on each boat (98 guests total on two different boats). Crab Island is a popular destination for all types of occasions. Give your guests an unforgettable evening on the water to celebrate a bachelor / bachelorette party in Destin, family reunion, pre- or post-fun after your Destin wedding, girls weekend or anything else! 

Crab Island Cruises Schedules and Rates

Crab Island Cruises

3 Hour Crab Island Cruises
(price does not include Crab Island activities)

  • Adults: $50
  • Children (3-14 yrs): $29.50
  • Infants (2 and younger): Free

4 Hour Crab Island Cruises
(price does not include Crab Island activities)

  • Adults: $60
  • Children (3-14 yrs): $35
  • Infants (2 and younger): Free

4 Hour Holiday Crab Island (4th of July)
(price does not include Crab Island activities)

  • Adults: $60
  • Children (3-14 yrs): $35
  • Infants (2 and younger): Free

Click here for information on Private Crab Island Cruises from Destin or Okaloosa Island

What to Expect on Crab Island Cruises
  • There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. You must call prior to 5 p.m. (central time) 2 days prior to your cruise date. Missing the cruise for any reason will result in the credit card being charged for the full amount.
  • Double check that you have the correct location and address. Please allow ample time for parking and traffic during the busy summer season.
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to your cruise time at the SunVenture kiosk at your location.
  • Enjoy an open air catamaran offering the most up close and personal views of the water.
  • All seats offer great views in a relaxed, personal setting.
  • Shaded-canopy areas
  • Restroom on-board
  • Our captains always enjoy some extra help – kid captains are always welcome!
  • After the short ride through the Emerald Coast waters, our captains will drop anchor in the shallow, crystal clear waters of Crab Island.
    Our captain and deckhand will assist you on and off of the vessel. Please wait for their assistance before boarding.
  • Our boat and captain stays with you during the entire excursion.
  • The rest of the time is yours to partake in the activities or just relax. You can choose to snorkel, listen to live music on a floating stage, have lunch at one of the floating food vendors, or chill on a float.
  • Your cruise ticket does not include Crab Island activities i.e. kayaking, food vendors, inflatables, etc. so please plan to bring additional cash / credit cards if you choose these options. (all activities are subject to availability by outside vendors and are additional priced by outside vendors)
  • There are live music concerts on certain weekends in the summer on a floating stage. Concerts are sponsored by
  • All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All minors must be accompanied at all times by their parent or guarding in and out of the water.
  • If you choose to enter the water, it is at your own risk and by doing so, you take full responsibility for your own safety. We ask that you do not venture far from the boat to avoid the risk of getting lost.
  • When it is time to head back to the dock from Crab Island, you must be on board the SunVenture 30 minutes prior to the end of the scheduled cruise time. Unfortunately, we must leave at the exact time and cannot wait on anyone.
  • If bad weather approaches, we may return to the dock early.
  • No smoking while aboard the SunVenture.
What to Bring on Crab Island Cruises
  • You will be on a boat so there is a chance you may get wet. Plan accordingly.
  • Bring your Crab Island cruise confirmation printed out or ready on your mobile phone.
  • Crab Island activities (i.e. inflatables, kayaks, food, etc.) are not included in your cruise ticket price and are not associated with SunVenture Cruises. Please plan to bring cash / credit cards for additional activities. (all activities are subject to availability by outside vendors and are additional priced by outside vendors)
  • Make sure to wear your swimsuit to enjoy relaxing and playing in the waist-deep waters. Sunscreen is recommended.
  • Floats must be deflated when you bring them on board.
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase (cash only).
  • Personal, small coolers & bags permitted. They must be stored under your seat.
  • Alcohol is no longer sold at Crab Island, but we do permit you to BYOB (no glass.) The consumption of alcohol must be done responsibly. Underage drinking is strictly prohibited. Any abuse of this policy could result in having the police called.
  • Hats and other items may be blown away, please be sure to secure these items during the cruise.
  • We do not take responsibility for any lost, stolen or damaged items brought on board.
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