Boating and Fishing
Home to some of the best saltwater fishing in the United States and located just a few miles down the road from Destin, The Luckiest Fishing Village, Okaloosa Island allows for quick access to the Gulf of Mexico’s bountiful fishing grounds. If fishing doesn’t reel you in, spend your time on a sunset dolphin cruise, jet skiing around Crab Island or cruising a boat around Choctawatchee Bay.
Fishing charters and dolphin watching cruises are very popular here, as are pirate cruises. Or take a jet ski to explore the waterways with speed or a relaxing boat cruise during the sunny hours to Crab Island. Okaloosa Islands Fishing Pier located at 1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE is where anglers can share big fish stories and tails of the one that got away, or get tips on what fish are biting and what bait to use.
Reel Knotty Charters, Miller Time Charter Boats, and Freedom Boat Club are located on Okaloosa Island. On the docks of beautiful Adventure Marina on Okaloosa Island, you may choose your boating experience from a fleet of center consoles, walk-around fishing boats, deck boats and sailboats at Freedom Boat Club. The Miller Time, also located at Adventure Marina offers deep sea fishing year round. Or for a more private experience Reel Knotty offers to chauffer you “island style” on a golf cart to the dock where your boat awaits to customize your trip to meet your specific needs. The captain gives you the choice of: Inshore/Offshore fishing trips, Sunset Cruise, Crab Island Party, or night fishing. Fishing adventures allow you to catch Red Snapper, Trigger, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Red Fish, Trout and many more. Return from your vacation with a cooler full of fish for weeks to come.