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Dockside Watersports

288 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541
850-428-3313
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Ranked #22 of 96 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, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tennessee
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife and daughter just finished their parasailing trip and had a blast. The guys running the boat and gear were very nice and safe. We plan on using them again one day! Tip: they have a buy one, get one free deal before 11am if you ask ahead of booking.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Had an amazing times riding the jetskis to see dolphins. We saw a couple of packs on the way out to the pier. Then we rode full speed, jumping waves and getting the adrenalien pumping to another location (no luck there). Came back to our original spot and saw a couple more packs, so close one swam right beside us,... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

It was so cool! Me and two friends went parasailing for the day. The two guys driving our boat were SUPER nice and friendly! It was a wonderful experience I would love to do again.

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Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My cousin & I went parasailing with this company. Their service is so awesome, they made sure we are aware of what to do and not to do in parasailing. Also they were very helpful in making sure our life vest jacket is in correctly and made sure we get back in the boat.

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Sunnyvale, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we chose Dockside for a Waverunner Dolphin Tour. We arrived early, checked in, paid, and waited and waited. Our tour was to start at 9:30. At 9:45 some one said - Oh, are you guys waiting?? At that time we were rushed onto waverunners to join another group in the harbor (it appeared from another... More

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