WHAT IS CRAB ISLAND?
Crab Island is the most popular attraction in Destin Florida. If you’ve ever visited the Destin area, you’ve probably heard of the famous sandbar. In fact, Crab Island Destin Florida is one of the top destinations in our region in the summer. Crab Island is a sandbar just north of Destin Bridge, just south of Choctawhatchee Bay, just east of Destin Pass. The sandbar accustomed is a crab-shaped island above the water’s surface, but over the years the island has fallen into an underground sand bar at a depth of 1 to 4 feet.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO ON CRAB ISLAND?
Activities on Crab Island range from snorkeling, comfortable on your boat to eating steamed peanuts, sandwiches or ice cream from one of the many floating food vendors. Sometimes you may see local bands playing on the floating stage. Crab Island is big enough for everyone and there is always plenty to do and see!
This is an area where locals and tourists alike anchor in daytime swimming, snorkeling and football. They even have a water trampoline, an excellent water slide, a floating net, basketball hoops, Yolo board rentals, and Jet Ski rentals, and lots of other fun toys and activities.
If you prefer sunshine and water then Crab Island is for you. However, if you would like to be with yourself, spend your time along with your family and avoid the party scene, you’ll need to anchor aloof from the party crowd.
IS CRAB ISLAND FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Yes! If you want to take your family, you will see there is much to do! It is easy to avoid any party areas and set up away from any crowds. There you can fish, wade in the water, use your floats, enjoy lunch on your boat and simply hang out with your friends and family.
Is there a shuttle to Crab Island?
You can now take a shuttle from Destin Harbor to Crab Island! The cheapest way to get to Crab Island, the Crab Island Shuttle Boat, is a 32 G Glass Beach Tour Boat that takes 2.5 or 3 hours cruising Crab Island, with a captain and crew with you on the trip. Bring cash for vendors floating on Crab Island, and a float and watch for yourself what Crab Island is all about.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT CRAB ISLAND?
The best time to visit Crab Island depends on what you want to do when you get there. If you want to party, drop in on the weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the summer. If you want to relax, plan to go anytime during the summer days on Saturdays or at any time during the rest of the year.
If you go there during high tide, you will enjoy amazingly clean and aqua green water. You won’t believe how beautiful it is.