Destin is a lovely beach vacation town. In the past, Destin has been a hotspot for party people and beach goers alike, however, in recent years Destin has seen a decrease in the young, party seeker population and an increase in families coming to visit. As such, businesses has geared themselves for more family friendly and family fun opportunities to accommodate this in influx of families coming to visit. So what will you do on your next family vacation to Destin? Here are the top three family friendly activities for you and your family to do while in Destin.



When a town is dubbed “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” it’s only natural to take a day to have an unforgettable time fishing in the emerald green waters of Destin. Destin has many different ways to enjoy fishing, but the most popular by far is on a charter boat in the Gulf of Mexico. There are many different charters that specialize in many different areas of fishing, and typically define their style of fishing by how far out the charter boat goes from the shore. Charter boats that only travel out nine miles off the shore are known as inshore fishing Destin charters, while fishing charters that choose to travel out much farther than that for the really big catches are deep sea fishing Destin charters. While both yield fish and can supply dinner, the deep sea fishing is more suited for veteran anglers while inshore fishing can supply a great time with great memories to anglers of all ages and skill levels.


Become a Fearsome Pirate

Thanks to the premier Destin pirate cruise, you, too, can be a pirate for a day on this fun filled and family appropriate pirate ship. Join the pirates on the Buccaneer for a cruise around the Destin Harbor and into the Gulf of Mexico, where you and your young pirates will enjoy water gun fights, plastic sword fights, swabbing the deck, dance offs, hula hoop contests, and more. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find treasure out on the water!


See Wild Dolphins

A vacation doesn’t get any more serene than this. From the moment you leave the dock, till the moment you arrive back at the dock, you’ll be engulfed in a relaxing environment, with your favorite beach tunes and the local porpoises to keep you company. The journey starts by looking for dolphins right in the harbor, while listening to some interesting dolphin facts. After looking in the harbor, the Southern Star will turn around and search in the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay for dolphins. Seeing the dolphins jump and play in their natural habitat is truly an experience like none other, so make plans to see the on the original Destin dolphin cruise.


Now that you know the best activities for families to do while in Destin, all you have to do now is come and do them!