Crab Island Shuttle Boat

crab island shuttle boat water taxi service destin fl excursionsThe Crab Island Shuttle Boat, Destin’s newest glass bottom boat excursion, offers the cheapest way to get to Crab Island, Destin’s most popular boating destination. This water taxi service is offered to and from Destin’s famous Crab Island, and round-trip tickets can be purchased for $37-39 per adult, depending on the season, and $32 for children 5 and under. It’s the most affordable way to safely get to Crab Island and check out the sandbar, and is a great alternative to renting a boat for smaller groups that don’t want to spend the money on a rental or for those who aren’t comfortable driving their own boat.

Bring your floaties and a small cooler and enjoy the short shuttle boat ride from the Harbor in Destin, featuring breathtaking underwater views through the full-length glass bottom viewing area, and 2 full hours anchored at Crab Island, where you can float or walk around the sandbar or enjoy attractions such as the Crab Island Water Park, the floating Water World Restaurant, and more (note: attractions are separate businesses and are not included in shuttle price).

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About The Crab Island Shuttle Boat

crab island excursion shuttle boat taxiThe Crab Island Shuttle Boat is a licensed, insured, U.S. Coast Guard documented, 32’ foot “glass bottom” tour boat with the capacity to seat up to 27 passengers (each living, breathing human being counts as a passenger and must be accounted for during booking), plus captain and crew. There is a small storage compartment located under each seat for your personal items such as a small cooler, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera. The seating area is covered to offer shade from the sun and there is easy ladder access on and off the boat so that you can enjoy Crab Island or relax onboard for the duration of the excursion. Food, drink, and alcohol (no glass bottles, please) are allowed on the boat, but please remember that this is a family-friendly excursion.

For more information about the Crab Island Shuttle Boat, call (850) 650-2628. Scroll down for pricing and schedule.

Included in Shuttle Boat Ticket Price:

  • 2.5 hour excursion, with 2 full hours at Crab Island
  • Guided tour to and from Crab Island
  • Licensed captain and crew member, who stay with you at Crab Island for the duration of the tour
  • Life jackets for all ages
  • Covered seat directly facing the 25 ft glass bottom viewing area
  • Under-seat storage compartment
  • Large floating mat for lounging in the water
  • Free parking at our location

2020 Shuttle Boat Schedule:

  • April 18-May 15: Tuesday-Sunday 12:30-3pm
  • May 16-Sept 1: Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) 9-11:30am, 12:30-3pm, 3:30-6pm
  • Sept 7-Oct 31: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-12:30pm, 1:30-4pm

Advance reservations are required. There is a minimum number of seats required for the tour to run.

certificate of excellence crab island excursionsCrab Island Excursion Pricing:

  • $37 per seat April 18-May 15 & Sept 1-Oct 31
  • $39 per seat May 16-Sept 1
  • $32 for children under age 6

*6.5% Florida sales tax and 3% National Parks Service admission added to ticket price. Rates may vary on holidays and holiday weekends.

Cancellation Policy:

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it’s outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

Crab Island Shuttle Boat