- 1 Do you have to rent a boat to go to Crab Island?
- 2 Can you rent floats at Crab Island?
- 3 How old do you have to be to rent a boat at Crab Island?
- 4 How much does it cost to get to Crab Island?
- 5 Are there bathrooms at Crab Island?
- 6 How much does it cost to rent a boat to Crab Island?
- 7 Are there sharks at Crab Island?
- 8 How deep is the water at Crab Island?
- 9 What should I take to Crab Island?
- 10 Why is Crab Island Water Brown?
- 11 Is Crab Island safe?
- 12 Why is Destin so popular?
- 13 Is Crab Island closed due to coronavirus?
- 14 Is Crab Island Open right now?
- 15 Can you snorkel at Crab Island?
Do you have to rent a boat to go to Crab Island?
As mentioned above, Crab Island is only accessible by boat (or other watercraft) due to the distance from shore and the strong tidal currents and boat traffic that surround it. You can rent (or bring) your own boat and be your own captain or do an excursion and let someone else take you there.
Can you rent floats at Crab Island?
You can rent one or take the glass bottom Crab Island Shuttle Boat. The water is prettiest at high tide. You can check the Destin tide charts on many weather apps to see the best time of day to go to Crab Island. Bring cash for the floating vendors!
How old do you have to be to rent a boat at Crab Island?
For complete information about boating safety laws, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Please note that it our company policy is to only rent to persons 21 years of age or older.
How much does it cost to get to Crab Island?
$45 per seat – standard 2.5 hour excursion. $55 per seat – extended 3 hour mid-day excursion. $32 for children 5 & under (all trips)
Are there bathrooms at Crab Island?
Unfortunately, there are no restrooms anywhere on Crab Island. The closest restroom is at Dewey Destins which is about a 2 to 3 minute boat ride.
How much does it cost to rent a boat to Crab Island?
For example, the cost for 12 people to rent a pontoon boat to get to Crab Island for half a day would be just over $22/person.
Are there sharks at Crab Island?
Seeing a shark at Crab Island is nothing new. If you’ve lived along the Emerald Coast for any number of years, seeing sharks are quite common. uploaded video of the hammerhead shark swimming through Crab Island.
How deep is the water at Crab Island?
It’s Not Really an Island Today, Crab Island is an underwater sandbar. The water ranges from 2 to 10 feet deep and is waist-level in many areas. Situated at the entrance of Choctawhatchee Bay, Crab Island offers lovely views of the Destin Bridge.
What should I take to Crab Island?
If you have never been to Crab Island before, you definitely need to know what to pack for Crab Island.
- Sunscreen – The sun is stout here, so bring plenty of sunblock.
- Towel – Towels always come in handy after swimming.
- Hat – Help keep some of the sun off your face and reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Why is Crab Island Water Brown?
The reason why it’s so pretty is it’s bringing clear water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Choctawhatchee Bay (which is where Crab Island is located). The brackish water will be less salty. The brown is the tannins from the pine trees upstream.
Is Crab Island safe?
Absolutely. Once you’re at Crab Island, it is perfectly safe to leave the boat, walk around, or visit the variety of bars and businesses anchored out there without worry. Along with the anchored businesses, there are boats selling ice cream, boiled peanuts, souvenirs and more driving around all day long.
Why is Destin so popular?
And due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” Destin also harbors world-class resorts and rentals – and some of the best shopping and dining anywhere.
Contrary to some rumors, Crab Island isn’t being shut down. Instead, new rules have been put in place to make the sandbar a safer place for all of of us. If you have a question not answered here, leave a comment below and we will respond as best we are able. (Keep in mind that laws are always changing.
Is Crab Island Open right now?
Crab Island remains open! You are welcome to anchor your boat (rented or personal) and enjoy the beautiful shallow water at this time.
Can you snorkel at Crab Island?
The grass flats by the Coast Guard station near Crab Island is an excellent place to snorkel. In other areas, it can be up to 55 feet deep, which makes this more interesting for experienced snorkelers and swimmers. If you want to get to several snorkeling spots at once, having a pontoon boat is ideal.