What is there to do?
Want to sight-see? Choctawhatchee bay is spectacular. From the eastern end at Eden State Park and the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River to the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton and the East Pass Bridge in Destin, the bay offers numerous picturesque bayous, oak hammocks, and other natural attractions. Dolphins are prolific in the bay, and it is hard to make a trip with spotting several pods. Birds such as pelicans, osprey, kingfishers, herons, egrets, and the occasional eagle, abound in the area.
Probably the biggest attraction in the area for Pontoon boats is Crab Island. A shallow water area located near Destin’s East Pass bridge, where boats anchor to enjoy water activities. From the location where you board the boat to crab island is approximately 45 minutes, depending on the number of passengers and weather.
There are many fabulous restaurants that can be visited while on your trip. Close to Santa Rosa Beach there is The Bay, and North Beach Central. Closer to Destin is LuLu’s and across from Crab Island is Dewey Destin’s. For the adventurous there is Nick’s at Basin Bayou and several restaurants in the Niceville area.
There are several locations at Crab Island that sell food and beverages. However, the sell or distribution of alcohol is prohibited. If you want to drink, you need to bring it with you. Remember to have a designated driver for your safety and to comply with Florida boating laws.
Choctawhatchee Bay is abundant with trout, redfish, sheepshead and other species. If you plan on fishing, let us know so we can arrange the boat accordingly. You will need to ensure you have your Florida fishing license, fishing rods and tackle. An additional cleaning fee will apply.
We offer tube rentals for the adventurous. Towed tubes can offer loads of family fun. Tubes are not available if you are contracting a captain for your rental.
- We also offer:
- Bote paddle Boards
- Lily Pads (Floats)