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Ways to Fish if You Don't Own a Boat

There’s a saying about boats: The best boat is a friend’s boat. But what if you don’t have any boat friends in Destin-Fort Walton Beach and want to go fishing? No worries. The locals know the best spots to go — with or without a boat. Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier…

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Meet the Cutest Animals at The Gulfarium

Move over, furry animals. Feathers, flippers, and fins are just as cute, or even cuter! See for yourself at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Okaloosa Island, Florida. Home to smiling dolphins, waddling penguins, and exotic fish, the park also works to rehabilitate and release injured animals…

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10 Facts About the Dolphins in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Dolphins – with their smiles, charisma, and smarts – have star power. “Flipper” was a ‘60s television hit for a reason. And with a thriving dolphin population, Destin-Fort Walton Beach is like an aquatic Hollywood Walk of Fame! We’ve put together a few things to know about these local celebrities…

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Why You Should Stay on Holiday Isle

The Destin Harbor is one of the most beloved areas along in Northwest Florida. Boating along the harbor, enjoying a dolphin cruise, going deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, exploring shallow waters by the Jetties — these are just some of the most popular things to do in Destin. Wouldn’t it be nice to…

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What to Bring When Camping in Henderson Beach State Park

One of the best things to do in Destin, Florida, is to go camping at Henderson Beach State Park. There’s something about being in the middle of everything, but feeling like you’re 1,000 miles away from everything, and this certainly applies here. The 208-acre park hugs the coastline and provides the…

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Where to Get Certified for Scuba Diving in Destin

Have you always wanted to see the natural limestone reefs and sunken ships that dot Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s shores for yourself? Well, guess what? It’s never been easier to get certified to scuba dive. In fact, you can get your certificate before even setting foot in the Gulf. Two local dive…

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Tips For Fishing with Kids

What kids lack in height, they can make up for by telling tall fish tales from their trip to Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Being the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” with the nation’s largest charter fishing fleet, Destin is the perfect place for children to get their first “bite” of fishing or hone…

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Secret Spots to Explore While Paddleboarding or eFoiling

Even though Destin-Fort Walton Beach is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country, there are still some “secret” places off the beaten path to explore. Here are the best for paddleboarders and eFoilers: Spectre Island No, not the one from James Bond films but our Spectre Island is…

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The Best Beaches in Destin-Fort Walton Beach to Learn to Surf

Visitors learning how to surf will be stoked by Destin-Fort Walton Beach. The conditions are ideal, with clear water to see what’s below, soft sand for easy landings, and consistently perfect waves for beginners to catch. Even better, it’s home to schools and businesses that specialize in making…

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Top 3 Tips for Beginner Paddleboarders

Paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing water activities and it’s no surprise why. A fun and easy way to explore the ocean, paddleboarding allows visitors to see the Gulf from a whole new perspective. As with any other water activity, safety is first! Make sure to get the right gear for your…

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