Destin Boat Rentals: Fun for the Whole Family

    By Jill Martin

    Destin is known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village" and boasts the closest deep water access in the northern Gulf, as well as some of the most beautiful crystal-clear, emerald-green waters in the world. From fishing for that once-in-a-lifetime trophy catch to towing the kids on an inflatable tube or raft, boating is one of the most popular family activities on the Emerald Coast.

    Where to rent boats in Destin, FL

    Destin Vacation Boat Rentals is the only full-service boat and water sports equipment rental company in Destin. They offer fishing, pontoon and powerboat rentals and charters as well as all the rental gear you need for fishing, tubing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, jet-skiing and family fun.

    They work hard to personalize every experience as much as possible and allow each guest to choose their own adventure. You can choose the boat you want to rent from photos and descriptions of the actual boats on their website, time of day (morning, afternoon, sunset/fireworks cruise, all day, even multi-day or weekly), and the accessories you want (tubes, wakeboards, snorkel gear, fishing poles and tackle, etc.). They can even provide a captain for an additional fee.

    Discover Crab Island

    One of my favorite things to do on the water in Destin is relax at Crab Island. Funny thing, it’s not an island as the name would imply; it’s an underwater sandbar. You just anchor your boat (rented, borrowed or owned) in the waist-deep, emerald-green water and chill out for the day.

    Most weekends in summer, local bands play live on floating stages while kids bounce on an inflatable trampoline or zip down a slide into the water. There are even floating restaurants and mobile food vendors out at Crab Island adding to the unique experience.

    Visit Destin Vacation Boat Rentals online at or give them a call at 850-650-2628 and get out on the water. See you at Crab Island!