Destin, Florida, welcomes around 3.6 million tourists each year. The once-small fishing village boasts ocean access and hot, sandy beaches. The best snorkeling conditions are when something of interest can be seen close to the surface of the water. Destin hosts many snorkeling tour companies, making snorkeling an easy and fun activity.
There are no age requirements, though the snorkeler must be able to swim. Two places accessible from land are the Destin jetties and Crystal Pier pilings.
Most often, the necessary gear such as snorkels and masks are provided through tour companies that take the snorkelers out on boats. Many tour companies in the area, such as Kokomo Snorkeling, have easy access stairs to enter or exit the water.
415 Flamingo Drive
Destin, FL 32541
A popular spot for beginners or first-timers to Destin is the Destin jetties. Destin doesn’t contain any reefs. However, over time, submerged structures like barges, an old bridge, World War II Liberty ships and airplanes are taken over by sea life to create a reef of sorts with all the natural life that reefs attract.
Despite the lack of natural reefs near Destin, great and interesting sea life like tropical fish, turtles and dolphins still populate the region. Snorkeling is a great way to catch a glimpse of them.
What to Bring
Bring typical fun in the sun accessories like waterproof sunscreen, towels and a sense of adventure. Depending on the intended length of time for snorkeling, many tour companies such Destin Snorkeling Tours encourage snorkelers to bring a cooler filled with water, snacks and/or lunch.
Destin Snorkeling Tours
3810 Indian Tail
Destin, FL 32541