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!
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.
Saltwater Pedal Pub (16 passengers)– Perfect for celebrations of all kinds! This Paddle Wheel-style Pedal Pub boat offers a unique and fun way to explore the area while enjoying your favorite adult beverages. Bring whatever you would like to drink (BYOB), and take your place at one of the large, comfortable bicycle-style seats in front of the long mahogany bar where you can pedal away, see the sights, and enjoy the ride. You can tour the area by boat and even make a stop at Crab Island’s famous floating restaurant, Reef Burger, for a bite to eat or a virgin daiquiri (add your own alcohol) if you choose. The Pedal Pub is captained so you don’t have to worry about navigating the boat and it can accommodate up to 16 passengers.
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.