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Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Private pontoon to hidden snorkel spots

Ages: 4-7 8-12 13 plus
Price: $$
Duration: Half-Day

Looking for a one-of-a-kind pontoon and snorkel adventure that you can do on your own?

Rent a private pontoon and explore our favorite snorkel spots in the Bay and East Pass! This half-day, morning snorkeling adventure is perfect for families that want to go at their own pace. When you arrive, an Island Watersports employee will get you acclimated with the pontoon and snorkel gear. Before you take off, you’ll receive a map of our top (very secret!) snorkeling spots, as well as tips on how to spot wildlife like dolphins and osprey. The best part about this self-guided snorkeling adventure is that the water is calm but still clear enough to spot fish and hermit crabs.

Tip from a local:
“When snorkeling the National Seashore, go at high tide for emerald water.”
– Lee Pardue, Island Watersports

Local Scout Tip

“When snorkeling the National Seashore, go at high tide for emerald water.” – Lee Pardue, Island Watersports

Find the expert that’s right for you

Island Watersports Company

Conveniently located on the Bay, you can rent pontoons, kayaks or paddleboards. Their marina is a great starting point for getting out on the water.

Luther’s Pontoon, Waverunner, & Kayak Rentals

Spend a day on the water in a pontoon boat! Luther's also offers rentals for waverunners, kayaks and paddleboards.

Bliss Charters

Enjoy the ultimate boat charter experience. Relax on the floating dock, spot our local dolphins and cool off in the crystal-clear water.

Where to Stay

Brooks and Shorey Resorts

Brooks & Shorey vacation rentals on Okaloosa Island offer everything from studios, 3-bedroom condos to penthouses.

Destin West Vacations

Destin West Vacation offers 1-3 bedroom suites and condos located on the Bay or the Gulf on Okaloosa Island.

Emerald Grande

Enjoy breathtaking views and impeccable comfort at The Emerald Grande. Relax with a full-service spa and dine at the delicious Grande Vista Bar & Grill.

Food + Drink

Dewey Destin’s

Affectionately known as Dewey's, Dewey Destin's Bayside is a local favorite with fresh seafood and casual dock dining. Kids still in wet swimsuits? Go here!

The Gulf on Okaloosa Island

Enjoy beach-front dining and fresh Gulf-to-table seafood with space for the kids to play.

East Pass Seafood & Oyster House

An open air, family-style seafood house located directly on HarborWalk’s boardwalk. The whole family will enjoy watching the charter boats return back to the dock.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach

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