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Party on Crab Island

Crab Island isn't what you might think about an Island. Crab Island is a sandbar situated near the Destin bridge where the waters from the Gulf Of Mexico meet the Choctawhatchee Bay. Crab Island is from ankle to waist-deep depending on the tides 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. In addition, there are restaurants unique to the sandbar. Live bands and DJs take the party to the next level with great music and entertainment on special occasions. Also, there are often floating inflatables for the kids.

Party on Crab Island

Crab Island isn't what you might think about an Island. Crab Island is a sandbar situated near the Destin bridge where the waters from the Gulf Of Mexico meet the Choctawhatchee Bay. Crab Island is from ankle to waist-deep depending on the tides 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. In addition, there are restaurants unique to the sandbar. Live bands and DJs take the party to the next level with great music and entertainment on special occasions. Also, there are often floating inflatables for the kids.

Dolphin Encounters

Captain Pam has been sailing with 35 to 50 local Bottle-Nosed Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) that live and play here. Bottle-Nosed Dolphins live in Joe's Bayou, some in Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. Each dolphin has a unique array of small notches on the backside of the dorsal fin, and that is how we identify them. We see them on seventy-five percent of our trips.

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 sites 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.

Dolphin Encounters

Captain Pam has been sailing with 35 to 50 local Bottle-Nosed Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) that live and play here. Bottle-Nosed Dolphins live in Joe's Bayou, some in Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. Each dolphin has a unique array of small notches on the backside of the dorsal fin, and that is how we identify them. We see them on seventy-five percent of our trips.

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 sites 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.

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