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Dockside Watersports

288 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541
850-428-3313
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Ranked #33 of 103 activities in Destin
Type: Water sports
Owner description: We offer parasailing adventures, pontoon boat rentals, fishing boat rentals, jetski rentals and dolphin tours, midgrade nonethanol fuel, and we also... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Austin, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I talked my conservative hubby into this! He was glad I did! Family activity,Clay & Amber were great! Very fun experience recommend it highly!

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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My family of four just parasailed for the first time and had a great experience with Dockside. The guys on the boat made us feel completely safe and relaxed the entire time. They were offering a buy one get one half price deal, so two of us were $60 each and two were $30. For an extra $20 they would... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It was a great experience. They charged $80 for my husband and I to go and we tipped $20. I really wasn't even thinking about tipping before we went but there were several signs saying tips greatly appreciated so we tipped...we went at 9:30 and it was very nice.

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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our family of 8 went parasailing and had a blast! Clay and Chad were awesome and took great care of the family including the younger ones. It was the first time for 6 of us and two chose not to parasail but got to be on the boat and join in the fun. We highly recommend Dockside and will be... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The "fishing" boat is a joke. Live well is not working and the depth/fish finder is not working. The boat didn't even have the essential VHF radio and all the safety equipment coastguard required. The real problem is the rental crew didn't even know we need these items. When mentioned about the fish finder, they act like first time they... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Contacted multiple times from our home to check on things and stopped by three times prior to our day of boating....we wanted to make sure boat was nice. Noone would confirm which boat we would get - then on morning of our trip the boat given to us was dingy, standing dirty water in sink, gas gauge didn't work, and... More

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