The Crab Island Shuttle Boat, Destin’s most popular Crab Island excursion, offers the cheapest way to get to Crab Island, Destin’s most popular boating destination. This shuttle service is offered with transportation to and from Destin’s famous Crab Island, and round-trip tickets can be purchased for $49 for 2.5 hour excursion tickets or $59 for 3 hour excursion tickets. 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 (food, drinks, and alcohol are ok) and enjoy the short but picturesque shuttle boat ride from the Harbor in Destin and 2-2.5 hours anchored at Crab Island, where you can float or walk around the sandbar and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the popular gathering area. (Please note the ticket price includes your ride to and from Crab Island only. Crab Island vendors are independent businesses and are not included in the ticket price.) If you’re looking for an excursion that includes activities, check out our Crab Island Adventure Tour, which includes an inflatable water park, snorkeling, shelling, kayaking, paddleboarding and time to relax at the sandbar. For information on our all-inclusive Crab Island Adventure Tour, click here.)
About The Crab Island Shuttle Boat
The Crab Island Shuttle Boat is a licensed, insured, U.S. Coast Guard documented, 33’ foot tour boat with the capacity to seat up to 32 passengers (each living, breathing human being counts as a passenger on the boat and must be accounted for during booking), plus captain and crew. There is a storage compartment located onboard for your personal items such as a small cooler, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera and a restroom on board for your convenience. 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 or 3 hour boat excursion with transportation to and from Crab Island
- Guided tour of the Destin Harbor and Crab Island
- Licensed captain and crew member, who stay with you at Crab Island for the duration of the tour
- Emergency life jackets for all ages
- Storage compartment
- On-board enclosed restroom facility
- Large floating mat (lily pad) for lounging on the water
- 10% off your food purchase at The Edge Seafood Restaurant with your Crab Island armband (received at check-in)
The following supplies are available for purchase at check-in:
- Snorkel Gear
- Waterproof phone cases
- Crab Island T-Shirts
- Lunch/dinner from The Edge Seafood Restaurant (10% off)
- & more!
Advance reservations are required. There is a minimum number of seats required for the tour to run. Please plan to check in 30 minutes prior to departure time.
2023 Crab Island Shuttle Boat Rates:
- $49 per seat – standard 2.5 hour excursion
- $59 per seat – extended 3 hour mid-day excursion
- $34 for children 5 & under (all trips)
*Rates may vary on holidays and holiday weekends. 7% Florida sales tax and 3% National Parks Service admission added to ticket price. An additional 10% gratuity will be automatically added to parties of 10 or more.
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a 3% cancellation fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If management decides to cancel because of inclement weather, the customer may reschedule 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.