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Dockside Watersports

288 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541
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Ranked #47 of 111 Activities in Destin
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: We offer parasailing adventures, pontoon boat rentals, fishing boat rentals, jetski rentals and dolphin tours, midgrade nonethanol fuel, and we also have a ship store offering anything for your day out on the water! After a long day in the sun, cool down at our Ale House. We have 26 ice cold, specialty beers on tap to satisfy your thirst! We can't wait to welcome you to Dockside!We are located 3/10 of a mile east of the Destin bridge, down the hill from Dippin Dots on HW 98.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We rented a pontoon for an evening cruise. The boat was nice, ran well and was clean. Staff was very helpful pointing us toward places we might see dolphins. There was a fireworks show in the harbor after dark and we had front row seats! I'll use their services again when I'm in Destin.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our first trip to Destin and parasailing was awesome. The crew was young, yes but knowledgeable and very professional even when we had a bit of a snag. They fixed the problem and had us back up and running in no time. They were very personable which was very good with our normally moody teenagers. Cost was great, booking was... More

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Mason, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We booked a 10 person wave runner dolphin trip. The website states drivers can be 18 providing they take a class and pay for a test. We arrived and were told that the owner had changed the age to 21 since an 18 year old had wrecked one the day before. After much discussion they finally relented. There was no... More

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We are on vacation. We drove 2 hours to Destin to experience a wonderful 1st time experience in a pontoon boat in beautiful blue water. 20 minutes into the water and our boat breaks down 3 times!! We had to call and get someone out and sit in the water for an hour. Guy comes out and is pretty mad... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the experience! Not only did we parasail....we also stopped twice to see dolphins! First time parasailing for our two daughters and our friends and their 2 children. They all loved parasailing and said it was the best part of the trip so far! This beat my first parasailing experience with another company by far! Dockside lets you pick... More

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Niceville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I reserved a 12 person pontoon boat several days in advance. On the day of the reservation I called in the morning to confirm the time(one to five o'clock) and the 12 person pontoon boat. They confirmed the reservation. When I showed up 3 hours later there was not a 12 person pontoon boat available. The staff said they "... More

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Austin, TX
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are very happy we took the girls to Dockside for their first parasailing adventure. Dockside had the best price we found, but more importantly the captain and crew were great - they made it fun and most importantly they managed the trip safely. The kids had a blast and everyone was satisfied. The morning is the best time to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Rented a pontoon from Dockside. The boat was in poor condition overall. None of the seat cushions were attached to hinges and the first time we shut the engine off, it would not restart. We called them and they were going to send out a new battery, but while we were waiting we finally got it to restart and did... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What an experience... hands down the best parasailing in Destin based on everything from making the reservation to getting off the boat! The customer service here is top notch. Everyone is so nice and courteous- the captain and mate on the parasail boat were one of the most professional, experienced crew that I've ever encountered. I like this place so... More

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Destin, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Clay and chad were amazing! Due to the wind, they decided that it would be more safe to go out into the bay. I was kind of worried to go out during the wind due to other terrible parasailing experiences but nothing went wrong. It was as smooth as could be. They also had good rates on spectators/riders. I would... More

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