For groups looking for private charters, Destin Vacation Boat Rentals offers a range of options for groups of all sizes. Whether you are looking for an intimate sunset sail, family day excursion, event venue, fishing charter, or the ultimate party vessel, you are sure to find a boat that will fit your needs! Charter availability is limited, so make sure to reserve in advance.
Boats for Private Charters
Family Fun Charter (6 passengers)– Enjoy a family fun day aboard this 250HP Yamaha Jet boat! On board you will blast around the Choctawhatchee Bay on your way to the Gulf as you scan the clear Destin waters for local marine life. We will take time to visit Crab Island and experience the island life just as the locals do. Before the tour is over your captain will guide you to one of the many protective bayous where you and your group will get to extend the fun on our 6 passenger banana boat. Water and Sodas will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own cooler as well. (Note: Access to the banana boat may be prohibited if a passenger has been consuming alcohol.) Prices are $575 for 4 hours or $800 for 6 hours and includes a captain and your fuel.
Smile N Wave (6 passengers)– The Smile N Wave is a 31′ sailing catamaran that can carry up to 6 passengers for a day sail at an affordable rate of just $150/hour (gratuity not included). Snorkel gear and fishing poles can be provided with the boat upon request at no additional charge. Set sail to Crab Island, the National Seashore, or cruise to the Santa Rosa Sound and explore Specter Island. Captain Pam will make sure you have a day to remember!
Private Houseboat Charters (6 passengers)-Enjoy a day on the bay aboard your own private houseboat rental, featuring all of the modern conveniences. Complete with bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen area, this boat offers all the comforts of home and even includes a sun deck and water slide for your enjoyment. Best of all, the boat is captained, so you don’t even have to worry about driving. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your time on the water and let the captain show you the sights. From Crab Island, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Norriego Point, and more, you can experience all the Emerald Coast has to offer.
Screaming Eagle (14 passengers)-This 34′ speed boat will have you riding in style! Pull up to Crab Island and soak up the attention of everyone around you. This boat seats up to 14 plus captain and crew and the trip can be tailor-made to whatever activities you would like to do. Tour the Destin Harbor, speed along the coastline, or party down at Crab Island. Private charters are $325/hour.
Island Queen (37 passengers)– This 34′ power catamaran offers seating for up to 37 guests plus captain and crew, and offers a stereo system for your listening enjoyment and an on-board modern marine restroom for your convenience and peace of mind. Book for Crab Island excursions, all-inclusive Corporate Events, sunset wedding parties, and more…Call for private charter rates. Catering or dinner boxes can be arranged through our partnership with the Harbor Tavern for an additional fee. Menu available upon request.
We have a large selection of charter fishing boats as well. Whether you are looking for inshore, nearshore, or deepsea fishing, we have the boat for you. We can accommodate small groups and large groups up to 23 passengers. Click here for more information on our fishing charter fleet.