Boat rental in Destin

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With or without a captain
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2002 - 2023
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Boat Rental in Destin with Click&Boat

Destin is a small city in Florida’s panhandle. It borders the Gulf of Mexico and offers white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The Emerald Coast, as it’s called, is home to Florida’s best wildlife. There’s a chance that you may spot dolphins, manatees, blue crabs, hermit crabs, and octopuses in Destin. Fishing tours, dolphin tours, and pontoon party boats are popular activities in Destin. On land, visitors enjoy the quiet beaches, golf courses, and seafood restaurants.

Motorboats and pontoon boats are popular boat rentals in Destin as visitors enjoy cruising around the Gulf of Mexico at their own pace. Click&Boat offers plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around the Emerald Coast.

Boating destinations from Destin, Florida

Sometimes, it’s nice to be your own captain. And there’s no better place do to that than in Destin. Boating in Destin is effortless because the water is calm and it’s easy to navigate. Even for those who are new to the area. Fishing tours and dolphin tours are great ways to get on the weather with a guide, while a private charter gives you more wiggle room to explore beyond the tourist traps. There are a few really awesome places to explore with your Destin boat rental. Add these destinations to your bucket list:

  • Crab Island is the most popular boating destination from Destin. Crystal clear, shallow waters make for the perfect sandbar experience. Relax on the boat, float in the water, or order something to eat at the floating restaurant. Crab Island is the Panhandle’s paradise!
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore is undeveloped land in Choctawhatchee Bay. You can pull your Destin boat rental up to the beach and relax in privacy. It’s a great place to look for sea shells, snorkel, or tan.
  • Joe’s Bayou is an inlet with zero no-wake laws so you can do watersports with your Destin boat hire. Tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding are popular activities in Joe’s Bayou.
  • Norriego Point is popular with boaters thanks to its beautiful scenery.
  • Destin’s East Jetties is the best spot for snorkeling in Destin. The emerald green waters are teeming with marine life that you can see clearly from behind goggles.

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How much does it cost to rent a boat in Destin?

Click&Boat offers peer-to-peer motorboat, sailboat, and yacht rentals in Destin. If you opt into hiring a captain or crew, it might cost a little extra than if you choose to rent a bareboat. The addition of water toys, length of charter, age/model of the boat all affect the price of a Destin boat rental. On average, Destin motorboat rentals start at $500/day for 10 passengers and reach up to $3,400/day for 12 guests.

Destin, Florida Marinas

You’re bound to be all smiles when you start and end a boat tour in Destin. You can choose between full-day or half-day boat charters. Destin is somewhat of a small city, so the marinas are nearby the main part of town:

  • Harborwalk Marina is known around town as the best marina in Destin. It’s big with the fishing charters, but you’ll also find other motorboat and pontoon rentals here. This marina hosts fishing tournaments for catching cobia and flounder. It also hosts a store called Crab Island Convenience so you can stock your cooler with ice, beer, and food before your Destin boat rental.
  • Destin Marina is located right off Highway 98, so you can make it your first stop when you arrive in town! You can launch, refuel, and dock watercraft at this Destin Marina with a convenient bait and tackle shop right on the premises.
  • East Pass Towers Marina is a private marina that hosts some of the larger yachts in Destin. It also has a private beach.
  • Heron Harbor is where you might start a dolphin cruise or sunset cruise as the tour boats are usually docked here.
  • Legendary Marina. With a name like that, you know it’s going to be an awesome harbor for boats in Destin. Legendary Marina is nestled along the Choctawhatchee Bay and offers top-notch amenities to its members.

Things to do and see in Destin

Destin is a popular spot to visit if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and still be next to the beach. It’s a small city with a big heart. There are things to do in Destin for families and a whole other list of things to do with friends. Slather on the sunscreen and prepare for an unforgettable vacation in Florida’s little slice of paradise.

  • Rent a paddleboard and take a ride around Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Head to Fort Walton Beach to spend the day under the sun and lying on pure white sand. Dip into the water to cool off. If you’re looking for something quieter, check out Miramar Beach.
  • Discover Crab Island, the number one thing to do in Destin! If you’re visiting or a local without a boat, you need to rent a boat in order to get to Crab Island. It’s basically a sandbar. But it also hosts a floating restaurant and bar, obstacle course, and, heaps of boats. It’s one of the best boating experiences in Florida.
  • Check out the nightlife at Baytowne Wharf! Complete with an adventure park, marina, alfresco dining, street performers, and plenty of bars.
  • Watch the sunset and book a dinner reservation at a restaurant in Harborwalk Village.
  • Visiting Norriego Point is easier by boat than by car as you can pull the boat right up to the beach. The inlet is protected by the jetties to create calm water that’s perfect for swimming.
  • Book a dolphin tour to catch sight of these beautiful mammals! The guides know exactly where to find them.
  • Jump off your Destin boat rental and go snorkeling in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

Rent a boat with a captain in Destin

Click&Boat offers boat rental options with a captain in Destin! It’s a great option if you don’t want to worry about navigation or driving under the influence (especially if you go to Crab Island!). A captain will take care of everything for you so that you and your friends/family can sit back, relax and enjoy your Destin boat rental. A captain and/or crew may come as an additional cost to your rental, depending on the size of the boat, the number of crew, and other possible requests.

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