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Destin Private Boat Tours: A Step-by-Step Guide

It's vacation season, and with the warm weather and occasional showers to cool down the summer sun, everyone and their mother wants to be on the water. Whether you have a crew or just a few close friends, booking a Destin private boat tour is the way to go. Setting out to sea can be overwhelming, and you may not know where to begin with the planning. Fear not! We will provide you with a step-by-step rundown on how to book a Destin private boat tour, so you can enjoy your vacation worry-free.

Step One: Choose Your Tour

The first and arguably most important step is to consider which tour you want to embark on. Let's explore your options. Firstly, there's the Island Runner Crab Island Cruise. Don't let the name fool you; you don't have to be a crab or island enthusiast to enjoy this tour. Formerly an island, it is now a sandbar where locals and visitors gather by boat. Option two is the Island Runner Fireworks Cruise, perfect for those who prefer nighttime adventures. Witness the spectacular sight of giant neon lights shooting into the night sky over the ocean. Lastly, we have the Island Runner Sunset Swim Cruise, an afternoon excursion for sunset and/or animal lovers to spend time with the ocean's most lovable creatures, Dolphins.

We also have our chartered Destin pontoon boat rentals, as well as pontoons that you can operate yourself.

Once you've decided on the tour, let's move on to step two.

Step Two: Determine Your Group Size

Congratulations on making it to step two! This step might be challenging if you have a few flaky members in your crew. To proceed, you'll need a head count. While the boats are large, if you have a sizable group, you might require multiple boats. For a bachelorette party, one chartered pontoon boat should suffice, but if your party is over 6 members, a second chartered pontoon boat or the Crab Island Runner may be the best choice. So, gather the number of people joining you, and kindly remind that indecisive friend to make up their mind, at least for this activity. Once you have the headcount, proceed to step three.

Step Three: Find the Right Page To Book Your Tour

Take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous green water that is so clear you can see the ocean floor. Notice the image of the boat; that could be you! Feel free to explore the website for other activities we offer. For the purpose of this guide, focus on menu of the page where you'll find our links to our options. Can you guess what's next? That's right, click on the menu item that fits your needs.

If you’re looking for a chartered pontoon boat or two, you can head to our chartered Destin pontoon boats page and book from there. You can also go to our Destin private boat tours page to inquire about our private tours.

Now, let's move on to step four.

Step Four: Submit an Inquiry Or Book Directly

Welcome to the easiest part of the process. You can click on the booking buttons or fill out the form. Have you ever filled out a survey? If not, don't worry; this process is similar. You'll need to provide your name, email, and phone number, along with the preferred boat you decided on in the first step. There will also be a section for you to write a note. While you could put an entry about how your day went, this is your opportunity to mention any specific details about the trip, such as an anniversary or a wedding, and share your day when we meet in person! Feel free to share any special requests or requirements. Once you've completed the form, proceed to step five.

Step Five: Prepare for the Boat Trip

Congratulations! You've reached the final step, and it's the easiest one. Now that you've submitted your inquiry, it's time to relax and think about the things you'll need for the boat trip and all the fun things to do while on it!

Look at you, passing these steps with flying colors. You deserve a vacation and now that you’ve completed that guide, you’re going to get one. Private boat tours are perfect for any occasion such as a family vacation or maybe your best friend’s bachelorette party.

Why not check out our other guides such as our Crab Island guide or our Destin pontoon boat activities guide .

We hope you are as excited as we are about your next Destin boating adventure.