The “luckiest fishing village on Earth” is home to many great waterside features, but one of its most iconic is the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Home to yacht clubs, oceanside restaurants, and local shops, the over half-mile boardwalk is a spiritual experience. Read on for some fun facts about the Destin Harbor Boardwalk in today’s blog!
Excited to visit Destin, but not sure where the best restaurants, shopping centers, and beaches are located? Read our vacation guide for all of the great picks we have planned out for your next visit!
6 Fun Things to Try at Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Take a Dolphin Tour
While we love living here on land, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin loves living out in the Destin harbor! Our finned friends in the ocean are easy to find and are great to observe by jet ski, kayak, or on a dolphin tour. Here are a few dolphin tour companies you can charter from the Boardwalk!
- Destin Dolphin Watch and Crab Island Sightseeing Cruise
- SeaQuest Daytime Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
- Dolphin Exploration Tour Aboard the Crab Island Runner
Explore Crab Island
Crab Island is a famous sandbar that gained popularity after boaters used the sandbar to anchor their boats to kick back and relax on sunny days. Inaccessible by land, you will need to rent a boat, kayak, paddleboard, or jet ski to reach the island. If you plan on staying the whole day, rent a pontoon boat to bring food, drinks, and supplies to stay entertained, but if you just want to stay a few hours and explore by yourself a kayak or jet ski is a great low-cost way to visit.
Hire a Charter Fishing Trip
Destin is a fishing village so go back to the roots of what it was founded for when you rent a charter boat to explore the gulf shores! Here are a few charter fishing trip companies to help you get started on catching the fish of a lifetime!
Snorkeling is a great activity to experience the marine life you normally see on television or Instagram. Hunt for Sand Dollars or meet colorful fish in the warm gulf waters when you go snorkeling off of the Destin Boardwalk.
Take a Walk
The best part about a boardwalk is… talking a walk! The boardwalk was renovated in 2012 to support the largest fishing fleet in Florida. The Boardwalk is a great place to start your activities that are not strictly related to the beach like snorkeling, diving, fishing, and boating. While you walk down the boardwalk take in the great smells and stop in the restaurants that make the Destin Harbor Boardwalk home.
Stay at a Harmony Beach Vacation Rental
The Destin area is loaded with events to check out and vacation rentals to sleep in. There is something for everyone from condos along the historic 30A strip to vacation rentals in Destin, Florida. Book one of our vacation rentals today!