One of our favorite things to do while visiting the beaches of the Emerald Coast is hooking up with a snorkeling tour to experience all the beauty of Destin Florida from below the water’s surface.
Did you know that 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?
This makes our jewel of the Gulf a snorkeler’s paradise.
Destin is home to many great dive companies that will show your family all the great things to see. Outfitters like Destin Snorkel employ only captains are all 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.
After your trip, head back to the beautiful Sea Oats Motel, which specializes in affordable beachfront luxury, right on the beach in sunny Destin, Florida, to relax and unwind. Ideal for the more laidback traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing.
Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.
Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave.
Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches.
Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation. At the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, there’s always something fun to do.