Crab Island Shuttle Boat

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The 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 Shuttle Boat

crab island excursion shuttle boat taxiNewly updated for the 2019 season, the 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
  • Free parking at our location

2019 Shuttle Boat Schedule:

  • April 18-May 18: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-12:30pm, 1:30-4pm
  • May 19-Sept 6: 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 May 1-15 & Sept 4-Oct 31
  • $39 per seat May 15-Sept 3
  • $32 for children under 5

*Add 6.5% Florida sales tax to ticket price. Rates may vary on holidays and holiday weekends.

Cancellation Policy:

24 hours notice is required unless the excursion is canceled by management for inclement weather or due to the minimum number of seats not being met. All guests who wish to cancel prior to the 24 hour period will receive a refund minus a $5 processing fee. No-shows and same-day cancellations are not eligible for a refund.

Crab Island Shuttle Boat