Snorkeling Adventures In Destin Florida

Snorkeling Adventures In Destin Florida

Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures loves to entertain your family and friends aboard our sailing catamaran. The Gulf waters of the Emerald Coast is the perfect place to view amazing sea life and interesting creatures in their natural habitat. If you have never snorkeled the waters of Destin Florida, you are missing out on a truly awesome experience. Snorkeling aboard our sailboat will be a memorable time at sea.

Join Us For A Snorkeling Tour

Snorkeling does not require a lot of equipment. All you need for this activity is a breathing apparatus, known as a snorkel and some swim fins. Unlike diving, snorkeling does not require you be certified. Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures provides everything you need for snorkeling. Remember to bring your sunscreen, swimsuits, towels, drinks, and snacks. On a guided snorkeling tour, Captain Pam will show you the perfect spots to snorkel and relax in the sun. Snorkeling is also a great activity for families with small children.

Destin is host to some of the best shelling you will find anywhere. A snorkeling tour is a perfect way to get acquainted with the coolest living creatures in Paradise. The beauty of our area is some of the best scenery you will see anywhere in the world. You will love the crystal clear waters and soft sand of the Emerald Coast. Our marine life is always on the move so you are sure to spot the most amazing creatures while on an adventure with Smile N Wave.

Aquatic Life In Destin

The marine life in Destin Florida consists of thousands of species of plankton, crab, fish, dolphins, turtles among many others.  Some have even spotted seahorses and starfish! Our aquatic life is easy to spot in our crystal clear emerald waters. You will not only observe many amazing creatures on our snorkeling tour but also find things like sand dollars and cool shells. It is even possible you will spot one of our friendly dolphins while on our snorkeling cruise. Read more about our dolphin marine life in our previous blog, Dolphin Cruises In Destin Florida.

Choose Your Sailing Adventure

Our sailing tours are available year round. We have a variety of sailing tours to choose from that are perfect for your entire family. If you are a couple looking for a romantic adventure, check out our Sunset Sail and Moonlight Cruise.  Our cruises can be combined so you can enjoy hours of adventure at sea.

Captain Pam loves sailing and all who come aboard Smile N Wave will find a knowledgeable and fun captain who makes every sailing charter an adventure. Learn more about our Sailing Tours and Charters. If you haven’t already, please like us on Facebook.


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Sailing Aboard Smile N Wave

We are sailing aboard Smile N Wave in beautiful Destin Florida. Summertime has been an exciting time here on the Emerald Coast. As people from all over the world arrive, they are looking for an adventure. A sailing charter gives you a gorgeous view of our area that you will miss if you stay on the shore. During your sailing adventure, you will have the chance to view our coastal wildlife in its natural habitat.

Birds In Paradise

Here on the Emerald Coast, we have a wide variety of wildlife including bottle-nosed dolphins, sea turtles, fish, and over 300 different species of birds. Today we want to tell you about a few of the magnificent birds that fly over our waters and inhabit our beaches.


Sandpipers are small shorebirds that run along the beaches of Destin in large groups. It is interesting to note that the females take the lead while the male Sandpipers raise the young. These birds have thin bills that aid them in their feeding habits. They can often be found on the shoreline digging their bills in the sand searching for insects and crustaceans.

Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is an amazing wading bird that does not seem to be affected by the presence of humans. They can often be found in marinas and on the fishing piers and docks in Destin. These long legged and wide winged creatures are the largest of all North American species of Herons. This bird can adapt to practically any type of wetland.

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelicans are the smallest of the Pelican species but is larger than most other shorebirds that are in Destin. These birds are very easy to identify. Their large bills make it possible to carry fish easily. The Brown Pelican is fun to watch as they swoop low above the water and while they are feeding as they dive into the water to catch their meal. Both male and female care for their young.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle in Northwest Florida, courtesy of Walton Outdoors.

Bald Eagle in Northwest Florida, courtesy of Walton Outdoors.

The majestic Bald Eagle is one of the rare birds you could have the pleasure of witnessing while visiting Destin. This bird feeds on fish by swooping down and catching them in its talons. The Bald Eagle can fly with a fish equal to its weight. The Bald Eagle is our national bird and represents freedom. If you have the pleasure of sighting one, it will be an experience not soon forgotten.

Book Your Sailing Charter Today

No matter what type of wildlife you encounter while sailing with us on Smile N Wave Sailing Charters, you are sure to gather a ton of pictures and a lifetime of memories. To learn more, check out our sailing tours on our website and then book your sailing adventure with us!

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Destin Summer 2017 – Dolphin Cruises Aboard Our Catamaran

If you’re planning a Dolphin Cruise this summer, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Dolphin Cruises aboard our catamaran offer intimate and up-close encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins that you simply won’t get aboard a big party boat. Let us navigate you to great memories and great experiences on the waters of Destin, Florida.

Sailing In Destin Florida

The design of a sailing catamaran is uniquely suited for rich, natural, and connected experiences. We truly believe that touring the waters of paradise is just better when your vessel is powered by nature and the open feeling of a catamaran is an experience like none other.

Here are some pictures of us and our past sailing charters. We’re always happy to make memories with new friends so remember to share your pics with us on social media and you could see them in one of our future blog posts!

Dolphin Cruises Aboard Our Catamaran

Dolphin Cruises are one of the most popular attractions in Destin and we’ve got the best seats in Destin Harbor. Our catamaran can accommodate up to six guests, so bring the kids or a few friends.

Paradise On The Water

Of course, when you book a charter with us, there is always so much more to see. From Sea Turtles to Bald Eagles, the view from our catamaran is exceptional. Subscribe to our blog by submitting your email using the form in our footer or follow us on social media to keep up with Smile & Wave and to learn more about the local marine life along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. To see more images from our sailing charters, check out our gallery.

Book Your Sailing Charter

If you haven’t considered sailing as part of your summer and vacation planning, this is the perfect time to change that. Contact us today by calling 850-368-5921.

Thank you for your interest in Smile & Wave Sailing Adventures. We can’t wait to hear from you! Let us get you out in the water for Summer 2017 in Destin, Florida.