What’s a Trip to Destin Without Getting Out On the Water?

A vacation in Destin is not complete without some fun on the water, but there are so many options! Let us tell you about our friends at Dockside Watersports.

Boat Rentals in Destin

Dockside Watersports offers jet ski, fishing boat and pontoon boat rentals, parasailing, dolphin excursions, an ale house with over 25 microbrews on tap, as well as a “Marina Store” to make sure you have everything you need before heading out.  You can find Dockside beside Destin’s famous “Boathouse Oyster Bar” just off of Highway 98.


But best of all, Dockside Watersports is a pet-friendly establishment! So feel free to take your entire family along when you rent one of their boats.


You haven’t seen the Emerald Coast until you’ve been parasailing. If you are anything like me, you may be a bit nervous about it, but Dockside’s professional captain and staff will ease your fears and make the experience one of the lasting memories you’ll take back home. Want to get wet? Want to stay dry? They’re ready to make your experience perfect.

Dockside is the only watersports company in Destin that rents boats for fishing or sightseeing in the Gulf of Mexico. Each boat is equipped with a fuel efficient, 4 stroke 150 HP Yamaha motor and have the latest Garmin GPS and fishfinders. You can rent the boats and head out by yourself, or hire a captain to navigate.

One of the signature attractions in Destin is “Crab Island”, a large, slightly submerged, sandbar in the middle of the bay. Dockside offers pontoon rentals that will fit your entirefamily and friends! At Crab Island, you will find hundreds of vacationers and locals walking about in the middle of the bay!

Destin's Famous Crab Island!

Anchor your pontoon boat and swim on over to the huge trampoline, or pick up a few drinks and hot dogs at the floating snack shop. It truly is a uniquely Destin experience that cannot be missed!

Dolphin cruises are very popular here in Destin. Dolphins seem to flock to our shores and bay to play with us. There are a ton of “dolphin cruises”, where 60 to 100 folks pile into a big boat and set out to look for dolphins. But Dockside offers a much more intimate experience. Here, you can set out early in the morning on jet skis with a professional guide to view our wildlife in a much more casual and intimate setting.

Destin's Famous Crab Island!

On the shores, Dockside has an Ale House and a fully stocked Marina Store complete with a “checklist” so that no guest finds themselves on the water without any of the essentials. You can even rent a boom box from these guys! The Ale House offers guests plenty of options, featuring southern and local brews such as Abita and Grayton Beer, brewed right down the highway.

We take every opportunity we can to help out our pet friendly partners in the Destin area, but don’t go see these guys just because they’re nice to our pets, go see them because they’re the best in the business.


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