Must try dolphin excursions in Destin Fort Walton Beach

Captain Pam, owner, and operator of Smile N’ Wave Sailing Adventures is a lifelong resident of Destin and knows all the secret spots to make your dolphin tour a memorable one. She hosts private charter tours for up to six people aboard her 31 ft. catamaran, Nice Tri. So, grab your closest friends and family and spend a day on- or in – the water for an unforgettable experience away from the hustle and bustle of it all.

See the Dolphins

Destin-Fort Walton Beach is home to friendly bottlenose dolphins that love to make friends with both locals and visitors. Thirty-five to fifty local dolphins cruise the waters of our coasts and are often spotted fishing for lunch or playing with their babies. Captain Pam knows all their favorite hangouts, so there’s a great chance you’ll get to meet some dolphin friends. Who knows, they may even follow along to see what you’re up to next.

Swim and Snorkel

Nestled in the seagrass and jetties are hidden treasures that can only be reached by boat. Snorkeling along these secret spots is so exciting as you are immersed in a world of wonder. Get an up-close look at fascinating marine life like blue crabs, seagrass beds filled with seahorses, hermit crabs, sand dollars, and beautiful species of colorful fish. The Destin jetties create a reef that safely harbors marine life, so you may spot a sea turtle hiding under rocks or a curious dolphin approaching to say hello. With so much to discover, snorkeling in Destin never gets old.

Chase the Sun

Sunset cruises are a great way to spot dolphins and enjoy the tranquility of a day well spent. Aboard Nice Tri, there is no noisy motor to disturb the peace. Bring your camera and capture the golden hour, a time when the tide is coming in and wildlife is more active. Sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico produce colors that have yet to be named. It’s truly a beautiful experience.

Catch Some Fireworks

Seasonal fireworks are the norm in Destin Harbor, but watching them from the boat is a whole different level of fun. Escape the crowds and book a private sailing charter for a romantic evening under the lights or bring the kids along and create magical childhood memories.

Whether you choose to visit with dolphins, snorkel in the seagrass, or chase the sun until it dips below the horizon, your Smile N’ Wave adventure will be cherished memories for years to come…or until your next visit!


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Events in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

It’s always the best time of the year to visit Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mild temperatures and warm gulf waters make the area enjoyable no matter the season. And with a running lineup of exciting local events and festivals, there’s always something to do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Festival

September 23, 2023

Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Festival

For the third year, the highly anticipated Burgers, Bourbon, &…

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Dog Daze

October 7, 2023

Dog Daze

A tail-wagging event for you and your dog. Save the…

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Destin Seafood Festival

October 6, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Destin Seafood Festival

One of Destin’s most celebrated traditions, the Destin Seafood Festival…

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