For all the young marine biologists in your family, there’s one in every bunch, forget the crowded, commercial aquariums and bring your little scientists to see a real sea world unrivalled in terms of natural beauty.
Your child will be excited to learn there are many marine mammal species found in the sparkling emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, sperm whales, and the West Indian manatee, as well as five species of sea turtles, including Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, Hawksbill sea turtles, Green sea turtles, Loggerhead sea turtles and Leatherback sea turtles.
And of course, here in Destin we are known as ‘the Luckiest Fishing Village on Earth’ for a reason.
Our fleet of more than 90 fishing charters, many located along the docks at Destin Harbor where you can reserve your adventure with a captain, can attest to the fact that our fish life is varied and robust. Your exciting days and nights on the Emerald Coast will ignite the spark of curiosity and imagination in your children, fueling their academic year to come with that same passion for learning.
When planning a trip to see our unbelievable Gulf coastline, we hope you’ll decide to stay with the caring staff at the Sea Oats Motel. There’s no better venue to enjoy all the amazing beaches, shopping, dining and unique area attractions from, than our outstanding, beachfront accommodations. .
Our units include cozy furniture, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in crisp linens, oversized bathrooms, and private balcony facing endless miles of blue horizon bordered by sparkling emerald waters as well as fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, high speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies on demand, and lots of fluffy towels.
Amenities range from first rate beach services who can provide access to chairs, umbrellas, jet skis and more, to our huge beachside pools, surrounded by lush vegetation and fragrant flowers, to our lighted tennis courts, and finally our shuttle service which will get your family safely around the shore.
Nearby activities that will excite even the most reserved member of your family include visiting the Gulfarium, Sport fishing, kayaking the Bay, bird watching at Henderson State Park, the amazing waterpark Big Kahuna’s with more than 40 rides, the Track with go-karting and so much more.
There are so many adventures to be had nearby to Sea Oats Motel that you may not know where to start first, but you will know that you picked the perfect place to stay on your visit to the Emerald Coast.