Are you heading down to the Emerald Coast before summer ends? Be sure to add Crab Island to your itinerary! Crab Island is one of the most popular summertime attractions in Destin, Florida. Surprisingly though, Crab Island is not an island, but a sandbar that is the perfect depth to anchor your boat for a day of fun in the sun. The tropical atmosphere, floating vendors, marine life, and excursion options make this the ultimate boating destination. This well-known social scene in Destin is perfect for families, friends, and couples.

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How to Get to Crab Island

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Crab Island is only accessible by boat or other watercraft. It’s only a 5-minute boat ride from Destin Harbor to Crab Island. Although it’s possible to kayak or paddleboard there, be aware that it will be a strenuous workout! Getmyboat has a wide variety of boat rentals options that can take you there. We offer both bareboat rentals and captained charters in Destin. Be sure to have a designated driver or captain if you are planning on drinking. A captained boat charter in Destin to take you to Crab Island is a great way to enjoy this spot if you’re not familiar with the area.

Boat Rental Options for Crab Island

This affordable motorboat rental is excellent for a group of up to 6 to experience Crab Island without breaking the bank! The captain is included in the price, starting at $135/hour, and the boat charter includes an iced cooler, so just bring your own snacks and beverages. A powerboat that can handle shallow waters like this one is perfect for stopping at Crab Island.

Cruise in comfort around Crab Island on this catamaran that can accommodate up to 6 people. They also offer snorkeling, dolphin watching tours, sunset cruises, and more! The private charter includes an experienced captain. Don’t forget to pack some water toys, beach towels, and floaties!

Pontoon rentals in Destin are a great choice for cruising to Crab Island. Check out this luxurious pontoon that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The amenities include a free cooler with ice, a floating lily pad, and four personal floats. This rental comes with an experienced captain who will operate the boat so you can relax and have a good time.

Are you looking for a thrill ride? Check out this jet ski rental! Jet skis are super fun if you’re traveling to Destin as a couple and want a quick and easy way to check out Crab Island, without committing to a full day of partying on a boat.

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What to do at Crab Island

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There is no shortage of activities at Crab Island! One of the most popular things to do is snorkeling. Explore the sparkling emerald waters and witness marine life like fish, dolphins, turtles, and more. You can book a fishing charter and catch fish like trout, redfish, and flounder, with a professional local guide and captain to take you to the best spots.

At Crab Island, there are a ton of mobile food boats and small floating restaurants. You can cool off with ice cream or hydrate with fresh coconut water. Just be sure to bring cash if you’re interested in purchasing items from floating vendors.

For those who want a more laid-back experience at Crab Island, you can relax and soak up the sun on the boat deck, enjoy a picnic at sea, and spend quality time on the water with family and friends. Watching the sunset over the horizon from the water is the perfect way to end the day at Crab Island.

What to Bring to Crab Island?

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  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bathing Suit/ Wet Suit
  • Sandals, Flip Flops, Non-Skid Shoes
  • Cash for Vendors
  • Food and Drinks
  • Floats
  • Volleyball, Frisbee, Football, etc.

Best Time to Visit Crab Island

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Crab Island is open for business year-round, but the best time to experience this attraction is late spring to the end of summer. This is when you can expect sunny days with a nice breeze. You can enjoy major holidays like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day at Crab Island, but be prepared to party!

Book Your Trip to Crab Island

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