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Destin’s New Adventure Packs Help Families Create the Best Beach Vacation Ever

After last year, we know families are ready to have the best beach vacation ever! Luckily, our friends at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau have made it easy to find adventures for your family when visiting the Destin area. In addition to all the great activities and watersports that Destin offers, the team has created “Adventure Packs” which pair some of the area’s best local restaurants with the best experiences to create dream-worthy adventures for your family. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below.

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Captain Kevin’s Fish & Feast

This six-hour private chartered fishing trip with Captain Kevin is paired with the incredible culinary team at Harbor Docks to cook-your-catch when you come in from the boat. Now, that’s what we call a fresh seafood dinner! We love that this adventure is ideal for families up to 6 people, especially those with hard-to-please tweens and teens. Cost: $900 (includes private fishing trip, fish cleaning, and dinner for six. Tax and tip included!)

Fishing Destin Harbor

Captain Lionel’s Nearshore Fishing

For smaller families (up to four), Captain Lionel’s Fishing adventure may be the perfect choice for fun on the water. This adventure pack includes a 4-hour nearshore fishing excursion and eco-adventure plus lunch at the Gulf restaurant on Okaloosa Island. We love that this trip is ideal for ages 5 and up. And even if you have an experienced angler in your group, Captain Lionel is ready to show them something new such as sight fishing or tricks for catching the best bait fish. Cost: $550 (includes fishing trip for 4, fish cleaning and lunch for four at The Gulf. Tax and tip included!)

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Paddle, Picnic & Play

This adventure pack includes a guided family paddleboard tour and lunch for 6 at Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s Restaurant on the Bay. A fun experience for both experienced and new paddlers, this adventure takes families out in the Choctawhatchee Bay for a 1-hour paddleboard tour. The morning tour concludes with a feast at Lulu’s, including smoked tuna dip, peel-n-eat Gulf Shrimp, crab melt nachos, shrimp and grits and key lime pie. Cost: $300 (includes paddle boards and lunch for six. Tax and tip included!)


Sculptures, Snacks and Alligators

This adventure pack includes a two-hour private sand sculpture lesson, a VIP Gator Tour at Gator Beach and snacks at Fudpucker’s restaurant. A fun activity for all ages, the private sandsculpting lesson is provided by our friends at Beach Sand Sculptures at Henderson Beach State Park and includes training on building a 3.5 tall work of art as well as a FREE sand sculpture kit with all the tools you’ll need to continue practicing your new talents long after the class is over.  Next you’ll head to nearby, Fudpucker’s Restaurant, where you’ll get to skip the line and head right to the Gator Beach Bait Shack to dine on snacks and drinks at your reserved table. When you’re satisfied, head down to Gator Beach, where gator handler, Drew, will give you an up-close and personal tour with the alligators, including our favorite, Ms. Pearl, a rare albino gator. Cost: $335 (includes tax and tip for up to 6 people).

Surfing Ride On Surf School

Beyond the Adventure Pack

Beyond the Adventure Packs, Destin offers incredible one-of-kind experiences offered through reputable local businesses, including surf lessons, chartered fishing excursions, private boat rentals, eFoil lessons and Kayak adventures.

Gulf View to the West

Start Planning Your Best Beach Vacation Ever

Start planning today by viewing our premier collection of Destin vacation rentals online. Then take a look at the Adventure Packs and Adventure Activities offered throughout Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Need help finding the best Destin vacation rental for your group or want an opinion on which activity would be best suited for your family, call one of our friendly, local vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. Consider visiting during our Late Summer Value Season and SAVE on your Destin vacation rental so save your budget for more fun adventures!

See you @ the beach!