Crab Island Cruises
Crab Island Cruises
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Boat ToursWater SportsEco ToursPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Your #1 way to Crab Island, and the BEST customer service, on the Emerald Coast? Top notch, certified Captians will take care of you on your OWN private boat, while you and your guests enjoy sunbathing, playing beer pong, paddle boarding, music, volleyball and sipping your beverages! We are here to take care of you, and make your experience with us THE BEST!​
Destin, Florida
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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(21 reviews)

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Dana H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Heard some wonderful things on Georgina "Our boat Captain" so we requested her, and so happy we did. She was very professional at her job, also has a way of making people seem welcomed to come to this area for a vacation spot. She was very good at explaining the history of the surrounding areas, showing us where famous people live in these beautiful mansions, as well as yachts all around, breath takingly beautiful. She was so amazing with the young boy we had with us and took us to an area to go "shelling", he loved every minute of it! She also pointed out some dolphins that were right beside us, it can't get any better then that. We would definitely recommend "Captain Georgina" for everyone coming to visit or vacationing this area, who's wanting to go to "Crab Island"! We couldn't have asked for a better Captain, thanks again "Captain Georgina" for such an amazing time.
Written June 15, 2021
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Lesley W
Frisco, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Captain Crab Daddy (aka Sean) did a great job navigating. We literally flew out of our seats when he guided us up next to a group of dolphins swimming. He has the best ice cream hook up in all of Destin. He was very accommodating and made sure we had a fun time.

There is a big cooler on board with ice, so no need to bring your own cooler and ice. Crab daddy is very familiar with the Destin area and even recommended a place for a wild night of mechanical bull riding YEE HAW

Highly recommend, you will have a blast!
Written July 30, 2021
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Rachel_M_6763
Raleigh, NC51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Bob did everything under the sun to ensure we got to go on the boat to crab island. He was super flexible with scheduling due to potential bad weather. Bob was friendly & offered every amenity you could think of while on the boat. From taking pictures, passing refills on drinks, & making sure we got everywhere safely: highly recommend Bob! Our friend’s bachelorette wouldn’t have been the same without this boat day.
Written April 17, 2021
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Jim C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Crab Island experience is like that at “Party Cove” on Lake of the Ozarks (or any other lake across America), except that the water there is only 3’ deep. Captain Walt and his crew took care of all the details. They staked out our area, provided a sound system (bring your favorite playlist), floating water volleyball court , massive Lilly pads, ran loose security around our perimeter and even set-up a delivery of Pizzas for our lunch. They even made an emergency adult beverage run when our initial supply’s ran low (Rookie mistake).
I can say with certainty that our experience at Crab Island was as good as it gets with Walt and his team handling all the details.
Written June 8, 2021
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Petra L
Northport, AL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Perfect. Experienced captain and extremely helpful staff. Had everything we needed. Since there are a lot of inexperienced tourists driving watercraft, navigation can be dangerous. This was safe and fun. Remember that this is a state park and no alcohol is sold, so you have to bring your own!!!
Written July 10, 2022
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Thank you for choosing Crab Island Cruises as your charter for your day at Crab Island. We are so excited you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written October 13, 2022
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Tammy T
Jacksonville, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Captain Robbie was professional, knowledgeable and friendly! It was our first trip to Destin and Crab Island and he made it even more perfect by capturing photos and videos of our family to cherish the memories. From all the people who knew him it was evident he is well liked and respected by his peers as well. As a bonus he took us to see a pod of dolphins up close and personal. It was easily the best day of our spring break!
Written April 16, 2022
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Thank you for choosing Crab Island Cruises as your charter for your day at Crab Island. We are so excited you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written October 13, 2022
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Brenna T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Leo was a great captain, he knew a lot about the area and was very energetic. He came prepared with ice, water, games, floats, speaker, etc. We really enjoyed spending the day with him and learning about the area while soaking in the sun! I'd highly recommend crab island cruises for groups of any kind!
Written March 7, 2024
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We are so glad you had an awesome time with Captain Leo ! We appreciate you choosing Crab Island Cruises, and we hope to see you again.
Written April 10, 2024
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Jocelyn R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was our first time in Destin and definitely needed to check out Crab Island. It was hard to find activities that were pet friendly being that it was just me, my husband, and our Maltese. I was a little worried since this was my dog’s first time on a boat, let alone in the water, but Captain Robbie totally put him at ease. My dog didn’t like the water so much lol. Captain Robbie took us on a little tour around the area and we had an amazing time! Highly recommended!!!
Written October 7, 2021
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We are so glad you had a wonderful time, and cannot wait to see you again.
Written February 6, 2022
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Tatiana D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Definitely book with Robbie! Myself, preteen and teenagers I was worried they wouldn’t have fun but Robbie made our day great even though it was windy! Gave us a tour of the harbor and canal we saw dolphins a few times. He made sure everyone was happy went out of his way to show us a sunken ship and to find shells for us! Robbie not just any captain he makes you feel as if your family! We had a great day thank you Robbie! Will definitely book with you next time we come.
Written April 11, 2023
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Thank you for choosing Crab Island Cruises for your experience to Crab Island. We are so happy you had a wonderful time. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can do anything for your next trip. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written July 9, 2023
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Kim G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
We went last Friday with Robert for a fun day out on the boat. It was my family and family friends with a total of 5 kids aging from 5-16. It was quite cold so Robert modified the day for us so we could enjoy it and not freeze. We visited a few sand bars to get out and explore. Robert was fun and engaging. Highly recommend it and definitely would do it again next time we are in the area!
Written April 7, 2021
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