5 Best Activities for Kids in Destin, Florida

Double-Decker Pontoon Boat for KidsDestin, Florida is a clear winner for family vacations. With miles of gorgeous coastline, stunning white sand beaches, an incredible climate, and lots of attractions, there is something for everyone.

If you're planning an upcoming trip to Destin with children in tow, then preparing can go a long way to ensuring that everyone has the best vacation possible.

Here are the five best activities for kids in Destin, Florida.


1. Snorkeling

One of the top pastimes that all ages can enjoy in Destin is snorkeling. The water is incredibly clear, making it easy to see the underwater life. With your mask and snorkel in tow, kids can improve their swimming skills.

The best places to snorkel are along the east Jetties and the grass flats by Crab Island near the Coast Guard station. The sandy bottom makes it much safer for those younger swimmers who are just beginning to enjoy snorkeling.

There are plenty of ways to maximize fun while snorkeling in Destin. With a pontoon boat rental, you can head out away from the crowds and snorkel in a quieter, undisturbed area. Check out this article for the best places to snorkel. 

You can also rent snorkeling equipment from several vendors close to the shoreline if you haven't brought your own.

2. Visiting Crab Island

Destin is packed with great landmarks and exciting destinations, but few can compare to Crab Island. This area north of the Destin Bridge was once an island, but it is now a sandbar that is about waist deep under water.Crab Island is a wildly popular place for those who want to enjoy the water, the sun and great company.

Although Crab Island is a favorite for all ages, kids will definitely appreciate a visit. Boats are anchored in waist-deep water, making it a safer area to wade around, float on tubes, enjoy a picnic, and be with family and friends. There are floating restaurants, a water park, and vendors bringing snacks, cold drinks and ice cream. This only adds to the family friendly atmosphere while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Check out this article for best way to get to Crab Island in style (*hint it may have something to do with a double-decker pontoon boat). 

3. Spending the Day on a Pontoon Boat

Boat rentals in Destin are one of the top planned activities for families with children. You'll enjoy the privacy and freedom of having your own party boat.

Be sure to check out the capacity of pontoon boats to rent in the Destin area. You’ll want to accommodate everyone in your party! The right pontoon boat means you can easily fit the whole family or several families. Our double-decker pontoon boats can accommodate up to 14 passengers, and believe it or not, you can even bring along the family dog for a small additional fee!

What kids will love the most about the double-decker pontoon boats is the water-powered slides extending off the upper deck. These should be used in waist-deep water or deeper for the safest fun! Your kids will never forget how exciting it is to have a private slide on their own pontoon boat rental! Click here to reserve your pontoon boat today. 

4. Fishing

Many of the visitors who come to Florida's coastline arrive specifically for the fishing opportunities. It is easy to see why, because there are options to fish ranging from local piers, the beautiful bay, bridges, the coastline or deep at sea.

Pontoon boats are the ideal platform for fishing the bay in Destin for redfish and trout. Pontoons are available to rent, and for a small additional fee, you can bring your fishing gear. This is the perfect opportunity to teach children more about fishing and to do so in a safe, secure environment. For additional fishing tips in Choctawhatchee Bay, click here. 

5. Spotting Dolphins off the Coast

For many individuals, spotting dolphins in the wild is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Spotting dolphins is a favorite activity for kids.

Spotting dolphins is common from pontoon boats in Destin. Popular places to see dolphins include the harbor, surrounding Crab Island, Choctawhatchee Bay, and near the coastline. Here are a few tips for spotting dolphins in Destin. 

Kids of all ages, not to mention their parents, will have a blast in Destin. Double Fun Pontoon Rentals can add to the adventure of a lifetime! Click the photo below to reserve your boat today. 

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