Unlike anywhere else in the Panhandle of Florida, Destin is special in the fact that the limestone native to the region forms beautiful outcroppings covered with soft corals, sponges, game fish, as well as an abundance of tropical fish beginning just a few miles off the beach, which make this jewel-of-the-gulf a underwater paradise perfect for snorkeling!
Destin is home to many great dive companies that will show your family all the great things to see. Outfitters like Destin Snorkel only employ captains that are Coast Guard approved and the crew is CPR and lifeguard certified. They will provide sanitized snorkeling equipment (fins, masks and snorkels) along with free soda and bottled water. In addition, you have FREE use of single and double kayaks while snorkeling at the jetties! All you need to bring is a beach towel, sunscreen and swimsuit.
You are welcome to pack a lunch and bring a cooler as well. Tours typically leave at set times throughout the day and lasts about 3 hours. This very popular tour takes you to two areas and then on a dolphin tour. You will also go into the bay where you’ll snorkel in 3 feet of water looking for crabs and shells.
After approx. 1 hour snorkeling in the the bay, you will pull anchor and search for dolphin before setting anchor again near the Destin east jetties where you will snorkel for schools of small fish and a variety of wildlife. The jetties are located on the beaches of Holiday Isle where you will also have free use of single and double kayaks. When you snorkel at the jetties the water will be as shallow as the beach, or as deep as you’re comfortable with.
So no matter the age or ability level, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When you’re dried off, head back to your beachfront vacation retreat at the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, an original landmark on the Emerald Coast.
Our cozy rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our pristine, white sand beaches. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your rooms amenities.
Of course our unrivaled beaches, with polished quartz crystal sand and sparkling emerald waves, are the star attraction and should be one of your first stops once you step out of your suites. Head down to our beautiful stretch of the Gulf, and take advantage of our outstanding beach services who can provide your family with everything from chairs and umbrellas to jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards and more.
Besides our resident manatees, other coastal wildlife your family may see from your room or when relaxing on the shore, are dolphins, sharks, a wide variety of fish, and bird life from pelicans to bald eagles. Be sure to catch one of our Technicolor sunsets from the intimacy of your private patio, and watch the fishing vessels roll in with the tide as they head home to port.
After the beach, swing by our gorgeous beachside pools, surrounded by our lush, semi tropical foliage and fragrant flowers, or work up an appetite on lighted tennis courts.
Lots of fun adventures await your team just moments away from the Sea Oats Motel including bike/scooter rentals, dolphin excursions, sports fishing charters, Big Kahuna water park, go karting, arcades, mini golf, prestigious links, Henderson State Park, natural springs, caves, preserved plantations, shopping, dining and live entertainment.
There is so much to do and see on the Emerald Coast that you won’t know where to start first, but when you make your reservations to stay the the beachfront retreat the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin, you’ve started it off right. Call today to learn more or book your stay. 833-803-3320