Things To Do In Destin

$149 for an Introductory Helicopter-Flying Lesson at Timberview Helicopters ($299 Value)

Timberview Helicopters

Destin

$299 $149

30 minutes of group ground instruction; 15 minutes spent solo with a pilot in a Robinson R44 helicopter

Five-Week Pilates Reformer Jump-Start Program, or Five Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates By The Sea (Up to 53% Off)

Pilates By The Sea

Walton Beaches

$250 $125

Pilates classes harness students' own body weight to build core muscles via gentle exercises on the reformer apparatus

10 CrossFit Classes or a Two-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Fundamentals Class at IronClad CrossFit (Up to 71% Off)

IronClad CrossFit

Downtown Destin

$200 $59

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Session on Water-Propelled Flyboard Adventure at Destin Power Boats (Half Off)

Destin Power Boats

Destin Harbor

$199 $99

High-tech board uses water to rocket users above or below the waves with beginner-friendly controls

Dolphin Cruise for Child, Senior, or Adult from Olin Marler's Dolphin Cruises (Up to 42% Off)

Olin Marler's

Destin Harbor

$27 $16

(165)

Dolphins splash around glass-bottom boat with climate-controlled cabin and snack bar during two-hour cruise in Destin Harbor and Gulf

Kayak for One, Double Kayak, or Standup Paddleboard Rental for Two from Power Up Watersports (Up to 51% Off)

Power Up Watersports

Destin

$30 $15

Navigate the emerald waters around Crab Island in a kayak seated in a kayak or perched atop a standup paddleboard

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Parachuting and boating fuse into a single sport at Goin’ Coastal Parasailing. The company's CWS motorboats pull visitors harnessed to rainbow-hued parachutes on airborne adventures above the waves as a United States Coast Guard-certified captain helms each boat. Staff ensures safety with new equipment that's checked daily for wear and tear or hostile seagull graffiti. Posttrip, they help adventurers commemorate their one-, two- or three-passenger rides with video footage and T-shirts. To mark special occasions, the captains also embark on chartered parasailing journeys.

3310 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach,
FL
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S.E.A. Chase Watersports outfits oceanic explorers with kayaks and pontoon boats for leisurely exploration of Destin's waterfront. Nestled under a pontoon’s shade, instructors teach guests go over Emerald Coast boating rules. They then allow customers to set sail or kayak, cruising through the Choctawhatchee Bay to Crab Island, Noriega Point, or past Poseidon’s luxury yacht. Guests with fishing licenses and their own gear can rent the 18-foot pontoon boat, which is replete with fishing holders and a live well.

314 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
US

As its website states, it's always 5 p.m. at The Wine Bar, located inside Wine World Miramar Beach. Guests can select from a generous selection of lunch items that include soups, salads, and sandwiches. For hungrier patrons, the menu is adorned with larger dishes such as blackened grouper, crab cakes, and gourmet macaroni and cheese. The Wine Bar also stocks myriad craft cheeses from around the world, which customers often pair with a refreshing glass of wine.

10859 Hwy 98, #301
Miramar Beach,
FL
US

Members of the Pink Crew at Flamingo Parasail enjoy watching passengers soar above the Gulf of Mexico as much as they enjoy parasailing themselves. With the belief that participants will have their best experience if they are led by someone who loves what they’re doing, they keep journeys playful and fun as they safely captain boats, review flight instructions, and help passengers strap into double seats before sailing into the air.

4117 Burning Tree Dr
Destin,
FL
US

Destin Beach Parasail helps customers experience the ocean fully with exhilarating flights over the saltwater. As the parachute lifts guests into the air, wind rushes over their skin, the boat gets smaller, and a wide vista of the Gulf of Mexico opens up. The trips are meant to be fun and exciting, but they're also safe: Calvin, the boat's US Coast Guard–licensed captain, is certified in both first aid and CPR and keeps a keen eye on the sky for thunderstorms.

102 Harbor Boulevard
Destin,
FL
US

With a fleet of kayaks and standup paddleboards, Bay Paddlesports gives guests a chance to glide across the coastal waters of Destin under their own steam. The coastal company rents out 12' Bote-brand paddleboards, which offer a sturdy perch on which guests can stand as they propel their vessel through the surf. Those who wish to sit back as they roam the tides can do so in one of Bay Paddlesports' Old Town?brand kayaks.

MOBILE
Destin,
FL
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