Captain Pam has been sailing with 35 to 50 local Bottle-Nosed Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) that live and play here. Some of these Bottle-Nosed Dolphins live in Joe's Bayou, some in Choctawhatchee Bay, and some live in the Gulf of Mexico. Each dolphin has a unique array of small notches on the back side of the dorsal fin, and that is how we identify them.
Unlike some other coastal communities, Destin has a large population of dolphins that live in the area all year round because the Emerald Coast’s waters stay warm throughout the year. From late spring through the end of summer, female dolphins from other areas visit Destin for the mating season, making this time of year great for dolphin watching! Captain Pam has been seeing the same dolphins for 20 plus years.
Sunset Sailing Cruises
There is nothing like a Sunset off the shores of Destin, Florida. This is a great way to relax with friends and family. Bring the kids or a couple of friends to relax with the lights lowered, softer breezes and milder temperatures. Bring your camera or smartphone because you'll want to capture these moments. We book our Sunset Sailing Cruises for times that line up perfectly to place you under beautiful skies of changing colors and hues.
If you are looking for something romantic to share with that special someone, there is nothing as romantic as a sunset sail on the waters of paradise. If you are looking for that perfect moment to propose marriage, this is that moment. The quite and less distracting atmosphere, combined with the breathtaking beauty of a sunset on the Gulf sets that stage for professing your love.
Have you ever wondered what life in paradise would be like? Fascinated with movies or images that portray life aquatic, fantastic sea life and experiences that spark the imagination? Climb aboard Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures for a Snorkeling Tour. We provide everything you need to have a great time snorkeling and exploring the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Where we go can vary depending on skill level and marine conditions. There are sand and grass flats where you can see everything from Blue Crabs, Hermit Crabs, baby Shrimp, different species of fish, and there are Seahorses that live in the grass beds but they are sparse and very hard to spot. We also provide a handful of floatation devices like noodles and tubes so some of your party can just kick back and relax.
Party On Crab Island
Crab Island isn't what you might think when you think about an Island. Actually, Crab Island is a sandbar situated near the Destin bridge where the waters from the Gulf Of Mexico meet the Choctowatchee Bay. Carb Island is anywhere from ankle to waist deep and spans roughly 2 acres.
During the warmer months here, you can find anywhere from a half dozen to nearly a hundred boats parked at or around Crab Island, carrying fellow tourists, Parrotheads, and beach-bums. There are floating restaurants, some of which are unique to the Island and some are provided by brick-and-mortar establishments in Destin. On special occasions live bands and DJs take the party to the next level with great music and entertainment. There are often floating inflatables for the kids.
Moonlight Cruises are the perfect way to unwind after a long day of enjoying paradise. The air is cooler, the water is calmer, the sounds are gentle, and the crowds have all gone home. If you're the type that enjoys subtle pleasures and time to reflect, this is the sailing cruise for you. There is nothing so relaxing and rejuvenating as sailing under the moon on the waters of Destin, Florida.
When you sail at night, sailing becomes a transformative experience. The gentle sound of the waves, lights glistening off the water, and of crouse, the moonlight stretched out for what seems like miles, reflecting and shimmering off the gentle ripples of calmer waters. You can almost hear nature whispering her secrets. When you're done with the excitement of the day, join us for a Moonlight Cruise and experience another side of paradise.