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

6 Private Classes & Optional 5 or 9 Weeks of Group Classes at Sand Dunes Strength & Conditioning (Up to 65% Off)

Sand Dunes Strength and Conditioning

Miramar Beach

$240 $99

Undefeated MMA champion leads diverse strength and conditioning classes tailored to any fitness level

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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Under the right guidance, the clear blue waters around Destin's harbor become visible from every angle—the air, the surface, or deep below. Destin Snorkel leads a comprehensive roster of area adventure tours, granting guests total flexibility to join or leave their excursion at any time. Guides steer one of three boats through the bay, keeping all their participants' needed snorkeling or snuba gear onboard and unhaunted by pirate ghosts to allow frequent plunges into waters rich with seashells and wildlife. When not pausing at shallow-water dive sites, boats embark on day cruises for dolphin sightseeing tours or at night to showcase fireworks over the harbor skyline. Sea kayaks also allow visitors to venture off on their own into the waters around Crab Island and Holiday Isle.

Alternatively, FFA-certified flight instructors provide a different perspective, soaring over the coastline in beach-discovery flights. During any of the cruises and tours, guides may expound on the local ecosystem and the harbor's history, revealing whether the town's first civilians ever taught dolphins how to open their eyes above water.

66 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
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The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin, Kansas City, and Key West. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services.

1001 Airport Road
Destin,
FL
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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.

16055 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin,
FL
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Destin Parasailing whisks aquanauts on a variety of adventurous expeditions on the scenic waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Chartered deep-sea fishing trips cast lines for snapper and grouper and include a fishing license for the day, and jet ski and pontoon boat rentals are available. Destin Parasailing’s captains hold certification from the United States Coast Guard, and the company’s fleet of CWS boats is checked daily to ensure it exceeds all Coast Guard safety regulations.

7 Calhoun Ave
Destin,
FL
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The instructors at Destin Pilates Center incorporate both Pilates and yoga principles into their workouts. In addition to offering reformer classes, the instructors also lead aerial silks classes where students learn how to climb and pose with two pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. Destin Pilates Center is a Pilates Method Alliance certification studio in the area for Balanced Body University, which is one of the largest manufacturers of Pilates equipment.

36150 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin,
FL
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Olin Marler's Dolphin Cruises dispatches its robust fleet of boats from Destin Harbor on dolphin cruises in the Gulf. Narrated dolphin cruises ferry large groups, such as bachelor parties and flash-mob reunions, into the Gulf's waters throughout the day aboard glass-bottom boats with names such as Miss Florida and Hannah Marie.

102 B Highway 98 East
Destin,
FL
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