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May 28, 2024 | Posted in Destin Guides

Destin Beach Weekend: What To Do This (& Next) Weekend

Coming to Destin for a beach weekend getaway? Don’t get overwhelmed with all the options of things to do during your Destin weekend at the beach. There is a lot to do here in Destin, and we’re here to help you decide on what to do during your weekend at the beach. Fear not, we got you!. Check out our guide on what to do for your short Destin beach weekend trip.

Boat Rental

Something exciting to do for a Destin beach weekend is renting your own pontoon boat and becoming a captain for a day! Renting a pontoon boat is a great idea, especially during the weekend; a Destin, Florida, pontoon rental is a great idea for those on short (and long) trips, because it’s much easier to rent a boat on vacation, than it is to bring your boat over.. Destin pontoon rentals are great for exploring areas that cannot be accessed by car, such as Crab Island., . Our Destin pontoon boats for rent mean enjoying the sunshine with your closest friends without commiting to the boating lifestyle. During your Destin beach weekend, why not rent out a boat for half a day, or a full day? Either way, it’s convenient. Make sure to bring everything you need to make the most out of your boat rental. Some items are provided on the boats, but it’s always best to bring what you normally would bring down to the beach. Overall, one thing is for sure to have fun, bring a speaker and soak up the sun, or get out of the boat and go for a swim, just make sure you’re in a safe zone.

Crab Island

Another fun activity  on a Destin beach weekend is heading over to the country’s most talked about sandbar (for good reason). Crab Island has been here for some time now and many tourists and locals love spending their day over there, especially during the summer months and on weekends. There are a few ways to get to Crab Island, but none are by car.One of the ways to get out there is either by renting out a pontoon boat.When going by a pontoon boat, you are the captain of your boat for the day. You can also charter a boat, and have us do all the work for you.  A chartered boat is the best way to get to Crab Island if everyone in your party (that can operate a boat) wants to enjoy a few drinks. Just remember to BYOB.


For those seeking a thrill, parasailing is a must-try activity during your beach weekend trip. You will be lifted 400 feet in the air, with a bird’s-eye view of the stunning Destin landscape. Seeing Destin from above is truly an experience.. This allows you to see the area from a whole new perspective. Something to look forward to is how relaxing it is when up in the air. The whole experience is smooth, so no need to worry about it being a bumpy ride like when a plane has turbulence. This is definitely a highlight to do for your Destin beach weekend trip. From the distance, it is possible that when you are looking in the gulf, you can see marine life while you are in the air.

Jet Skis

Another activity that you should give a try during your Destin beach weekend is taking a ride on a jet ski. Renting out a jet ski makes for a fun, adrenaline-boosting adventure on the water.. Our jet skis can fit two people, but it definitely is a lot of fun when riding one solo, making it the perfect activity regardless of whether your friends want to go. One thing to note is that you need to be at least 16 years old to drive a jet ski and if you were born after January 1, 1988, you do need to take a boating permit test to be allowed to drive a jet ski or or to operate any water sports equipment. Now is the time to rent a jet ski, Whether it is for only one hour or fourhours. Jet skiing is truly one of the best activities you can do during your Destin beach weekend.. While riding around on your jet ski, keep an eye out for what is around you because it is possible that you could see some dolphins swimming.

Reading on the Beach

Something relaxing to do for a Destin beach weekend is sitting back on your beach lounge chair and reading a book.. Reading on the beach has become very underrated as the years have gone by, and we think it’s time to bring it back. If you are someone who likes to lay down on the sand all day, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to grab a book, sit back, and relax. If you are going to do this, just make sure that you have enough sunscreen and an umbrella.

Time for Your Destin Beach Weekend to Begin

Whether it’s a boat ride, an adrenaline-boosting jet ski ride, or just reading a book, there is so much that you can do during your beach weekend getaway. Make sure to check out Xtreme H2O for all your watersports and weekend needs!

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