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Crab Island

This boating service provides a FANTASTIC Crab Island experience. Our group booked a private boat... read more

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Crab island water tour.

Had a great trip today to crab island. Brought our daughter, son in law and 2 grandsons for their... read more

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Reviewed July 21, 2020

This tour was pretty good but some things can be improved upon. We didn't have much to compare it to since this was our first time visiting Crab Island and using the Water Taxi. First off, it's not necessary to upgrade to VIP for $30 extra per person because you only get small little bags of cookies, cheez its, etc and access to some water bottles...You can bring all that yourself if you want or purchase it from the vendors floating in Crab Island. You also get access to some floats and scuba gear but that's not really necessary. I thought I would want the raft more than I really did so it's not worth it.

Also be aware that the check in space is NOT the same space you leave from...You actually have to drive a ways AWAY from Crab Island to catch a pontoon that then takes you BACK and it takes about a half hour out there and the back...so that takes up a good chunk of your time. We booked back to back 3 hours tours to get as much time out there as possible.

The communication could be better prior to booking and giving you all the correct info but overall the staff was friendly and provided a good vibe on the boat. I would recommend getting larger boats or booking less people as there aren't enough seats on the boats for everyone to sit comfortably. Some people were sitting on containers filled with the snacks, scuba gear, etc... but it is nice to have a bathroom on the boat if needed during your time at Crab Island.

I think next time we visit Crab Island we will plan to rent a Jet Ski or something that just leaves from the Destin Marina as it saves us time and most likely money.

Date of experience: July 2020
1  Thank Stacy R
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Reviewed July 18, 2020

We recently went on crab island tour. It was a blast once we finally got on boat. We had rain chances day of our tour. It was 2 hours until trip was called so kind of disappointing wasted that time on vacation. But the day was yucky and we went out next day and it was beautiful. I would recommend to take you own alcohol as they do not serve or sell on trip. We paid the extra fir snacks and drinks. They do not specify it is Variety chips, soda and waters. $30 was a ripoff fir snacks. The boat ride, entertainment was a blast. Information and direction needs some work. Not enough seats fir number of people on the tour.

Date of experience: July 2020
1  Thank Jena V
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

From beginning to end EVERYONE was smiling, helpful and friendly! Captain Zack and first mate Brandon were first class! I did a LOT of research before scheduling a company to boat us out to crab island. BENEFITS: 1. the staff is excellent and experienced. 2. Not every vessel has a bathroom on board, but THEY DO (important when you are in the middle of a large body of water). 3. When pricing I found that they offer the following that others do not: shuttle from the office to the launch area, bathroom, unlimited drinks and snacks for VIP (some companies offer nothing). 4. Price was very reasonable when compared to others. I was able to do some snorkeling and saw some cool fishes and crabs. The music playlist was family friendly. Mostly we just chilled out and enjoyed the beauty and laid back vibes and conversation. For us, the length of time (3 hours) was perfect. I would book again with them!

Date of experience: July 2020
1  Thank JJC0307
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Reviewed June 28, 2020

I’m typically not one to post reviews, but I have no other choice. This company refuses to respond to my calls or emails.
We had a huge storm ruin our day at Crab Island. I understand you cannot control weather, but we should atleast be refunded something. The boat was a half hour late, and we were told we would still get the full 3 hours. We left the island 1 hour early because of the storm, and the boat ride to and from the island is 25 minutes both ways. So you do the math of how much island time we got (all in a storm mind you). All of the food restaurants were gone and we didn’t get to use any of our VIP perks which were almost double the cost everyone else paid. Not to mention they were letting everyone eat tons of snacks and use VIP floats. So, not worth the extra money. We loved the captains on our boat, but this day was not worth the $340 bucks we paid. At least give us the difference in VIP tickets and regular admission price. Seriously not professional at all to not respond.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2020

Not worth the money spent, was told we had VIP passes and got bands for them each were 30 dollars more then regular dands we all were on the same boat with all the same things available. You get three hrs for a CRAB ISLAND trip but it take about 20-30mins just to get out there and your time starts as soon as the boat pushes off. You loose about 40 minutes to and hour of hangout on crab island.

Date of experience: June 2020
1  Thank Q2995EIfelixa
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