Turning 30, 40, or 50 this summer? If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate your milestone birthday while you’re visiting Destin, look no further than Crab Island. Crab Island is one of the most popular gathering places in Destin, and for good reason! Hundreds of boats anchor up at this underwater sandbar every day for some fun in the sun. You’ll find floating restaurants, inflatable bounce parks, and even occasionally live bands playing on a floating stage. Crab Island literally offers something for all ages and is the perfect place to get away from it all and spend the day with your family and friends celebrating YOU.
Getting to Crab Island means you’ll need a boat, as the sandbar is only accessible by water. You can rent a boat (pontoons, aka “party barges” are most the popular), charter a yacht, or purchase tickets for the Crab Island Shuttle Boat to take part in the festivities.
- Renting a boat. You can rent a fishing, pontoon, or power boat for 4 or 8 hours, load up your family and friends, and head to Crab Island for your own private celebration. Pack your coolers with food and drinks for the day (alcohol is allowed at Crab Island) or plan to pay a visit to one of the floating restaurants (we recommend Water World-their reinvented fried bologna sandwich will make you rethink bologna!) while you’re there. Bring some tunes, towels, floaties, and lots of sunscreen! If you’re planning a party for someone else, you can even bring your own birthday party decorations!
- Chartering a Yacht. Check it off your bucket list and celebrate your milestone birthday in style by chartering a yacht for a few hours or for the day. Your captain will take care of driving the boat so you and your group can relax and enjoy the day on the water with all the amenities of a private party suite.
- Riding the Crab Island Shuttle Boat. The Crab Island Shuttle Boat is Destin’s newest and most affordable option to get to Crab Island. Purchase your tickets for a round-trip ride to Crab Island and spend a couple of hours exploring the sandbar and taking part in the festivities while you’re there. Best of all, the boat can seat up to 27 guests so large parties can ride together AND no one has to worry about driving the boat back to the dock because a captain and crew are included in the shuttle price.
Regardless of which option you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable birthday experience for your Milestone Birthday when you celebrate it at Crab Island in Destin, Florida.