Destin Area Information Directory

Go ahead and break out of your usual routine and try something you haven't done before. The Emerald Coast offers visitors great opportunities for fun, excitement and, of course, relaxation. Click on an area of interest and learn about what our area has to offer!

 

AMUSEMENT

The Track Offers Go-Kart racing, Mini-Golf, Bumper Rides, Kids Country, and Big Thrills! URL: www.destintrack.com/

 

Gator Beach Located at Fudpucker's Restaurant - Gator Beach provides a fun family adventure! You have the opportunity to feed live alligators or you can have your photo taken with a live gator! Fudpucker's offer educational alligator shows with their friendly & knowledgeable gator handlers; please call for their current show schedule. Gator Beach is also the home of Mellow Yellow, a rare yellow alligator. URL: www.gatorbeach.com/

 

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park This huge and constantly expanding water park has over 40 water attractions for sliding, splashing or just basking in the sun and, for night-time fun, miniature golf, go-kart tracks and several thrill rides. Big Kahuna's is located across the street from Pelican Beach! URL: www.bigkahunas.com/

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Pure7Studios -- Fine Art Beach Portraiture Pure7Studios specializes in fine art beach portraiture that is artistic and photojournalistic in nature. They do not sacrifice quality for profit and their intention is to create heirloom quality portraits, canvases and albums to display in your home and pass down to future generations. They differ from the many other beach photographers in that they use a combination of natural and off-camera lighting (NO on-camera flash). They artistically edit each image before presentation providing timeless images for you to treasure. Please visit our website, blog and fan page for samples of our fine art portraiture. You are also welcome to make an appointment to stop by our studio in Destin to view our beautiful products in person. Phone: Local 850.654.6523 or Toll Free 877.865.PURE (7873) Email: info@pure7studios.com / Website: http://www.pure7studios.com

 

BOATING/WATER SPORTS

 Scuba

Scuba Tech - Capt. Nancy -- 850 837 2822 Enjoy the finest scuba diving instruction and even complete your certification dives for all for all SCUBA agencies. http://scubatechnwfl.com/

 

Snorkeling

KoKoMo Snorkeling Adventures- 850 837 9029  www.kokomosnorkeling.com

 

Harbor Cruise

Southern Star -- 850 837 7741 www.dolphin-sstar.com

 

Sailing Charters

Nathaniel Bowditch 850 650 8787  www.bowditchsailing.com

 

More Water Fun

The Sea Blaster 850 654 6888  www.seablasterdestin.com

 

Dockside Watersports Dockside is located in Destin Harbor and offers parasailing, jetski rentals, boat rentals, sunset and fireworks cruises, dolphin excursions and a marina shop. http://www.boatrentalsindestin.com/

 

Pontoon & Wave Runner Rental

Luther's' Pontoon Rental- 850 650 8733 www.lutherspontoon.com

 

 

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

In addition to the sugar-white sands and the clearest water you've ever seen, our area offers a wide variety of special events, year-round - Complete listing of Destin events and festivals

 

FISHING

Destin has earned the title "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," and so it's no wonder it harbors the largest charter fishing fleet in Florida with over 200 boats. An off-shore shelf dips straight from Destin's East Pass to 100 foot depths within 10 miles, making it internationally recognized as the quickest deep-water access on the Gulf of Mexico. Over 20 species of edible game fish are always in seasonal runs, one being the famous billfish. There are plenty of party and charter boats waiting to take you out for the fishing thrill of your lifetime!

 

Charter Fishing

Inshore Angler Capt. Daniel Pike (Red Fish, Speckled Trout, & Spanish mackerel) 850 862 9722 www.inshoreanglercharters.com

 

Gulf Charters

Capts. William Frank & Tony Davis

Anastasia 850 837 9519 Capt. Tommy Browning

The Finest Kind 850-837 6629 Capt. Todd Allen

Big John 850-837-1947

 

SPA SERVICES

Edge of Paradise Day Spa -- Vickie Edge (850) 650-4569

 

GOLF

Indian Bayou Golf Club

At Indian Bayou you have the option of three unique nine-hole courses. The 27 holes offer wide fairways with a picturesque scenery to compliment the course. URL: http://indianbayougolf.com/

 

Kelly Plantation Golf Club

Kelly Plantation Golf Club offers a par-72, 7,099- yard golf course with an excellent view of the Choctawhatchee Bay while you play. URL: http://www.kellyplantationgolf.com/layout9908d.html?id=19&page=1087

 

Emerald Bay Golf Club

This course offers a championship level course, which is believed by many to be one of Northwest Florida's best. The scenic view of the bay runs along the back nine. URL: http://www.emeraldbaygolfclub.com/

 

Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club

Regatta Bay is the top golf course in Destin located east of the mid-bay bridge. On this course you can enjoy the beautiful Florida weather and scenery while enjoying your favorite game. URL: http://www.regattabay.com/

 

HISTORICAL

Destin History & Fishing Museum -- Destin (850) 837-6611 National Museum of Naval Aviation -- Pensacola (850) 453-2389 Air Force Armament Museum -- Eglin Air Force Base (850) 882-4062 Indian Temple Mound Museum -- Ft. Walton Beach (850) 243-6521

 

NATURE/SCIENCE

FOCUS Center Science Museum -- Fort Walton Beach (850) 664-1261 Gulfarium -- Fort Walton Beach (850) 244-5169 The Zoo -- Gulf Breeze (850) 932-2229

 

RESTAURANTS

Guglielmo's La Fiamma -- 529 E Highway 98, Destin (850) 654-9880 Authentic Italian menu includes the finest pastas, freshest seafood, tender veal and many other mouth watering gourmet dishes. Enjoy a true taste of Italy at Guglielmo's and you'll be sure to come back again and again.

 

Louisianna Lagniappe -- 775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin (850) 837-0881 Fine dining, a variety of specialty seafood and steak entrees along with spectacular sunsets make for a memorable occasion every time you visit Louisiana Lagniappe

 

Harbor Docks  -- 538 E Highway 98, Destin 850-837-2506 Locals favorite for lunch and dinner. Best sushi bar in Southeast US! Outdoor deck overlooking the Harbor is the "Dance Place".

 

AJ's Seafood & Oyster House -- 116 E Highway 98, Destin 850-837-1913 The upstairs deck overlooking the Harbor is the dancing place. Sunday afternoon and evening is the locals place to be. The downstairs restaurant is always an excellent lunch or dinner choice.

 

Hog's Breath Saloon -- 541 E Highway 98, Destin 850-837-5991 Food is good and the band is a great dance band. Get ready for a late night here!

 

Callahan's -- 850 837 6328 Where the locals eat! Callahan's Restaurant and Deli is located in Downtown Destin on the north side of Scenic Highway 98.

 

Dewey's (On the Harbor) -- 850-837-7575  www.destinseafood.com

 

McGuire's Irish Pub 850-650-0000 Fun, lots of food and micro-brewery. Lucky Snapper 76 E Highway 98, Destin 850-654-0900 Good food and great view of the harbor!

 

Cuvee Bistro 850-650-8900 Showcase of local hero Tim Creehan, who mixes cuisines from pork belly and kung pao shrimp to white chocolate banana cream pie. The wine list is long and the martini list wide.

 

Fudpuckers 850-654-4200

 

SHOPPING

Silver Sands Factory Stores -- 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway,

Destin Destin Commons -- Mid-Bay Bridge and Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin