Everything You Need to Know About Snorkeling in Destin Florida

Woman snorkleing with fishes and undersea life

There’s plenty to see under the sea in the Emerald Coast! One of the most popular activities for couples staying at the Henderson Park Inn is a tour with Destin Snorkel, the area’s premiere outdoor adventure company. A snorkeling trip is an amazing opportunity to see exotic sea creatures up close in their natural environment. Read on to learn everything you need to know about snorkeling in Destin Florida.

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What to Expect

Destin Snorkel’s tours start at various times throughout the day and last for about three hours. They provide all of the equipment you need to snorkel, except your towel, sunscreen and swimsuit. Destin Snorkel even provides free soda and bottled water! Guests are welcome to bring your own lunch and cooler. There is a restroom and a canopy on each ship, and the crew is lifeguard trained.

The Tour

The three hour tour consists of two stops and a dolphin tour. The different stops are as follows:

  • Spend the first hour anchored in the waters of the bay. Snorkel in about three feet of water Smiling couple with scuba maskswhile viewing crabs, shrimp, seahorses and various fish.
  • Next, the tour lifts anchor and goes on a search for dolphins.
  • Finally, sail to the Destin east jetties for your second stop. You can stay in the shallow water or go as deep as you want while viewing schools of fish and a variety of other wildlife. Here, you can also have free use of Destin Snorkel’s single and double kayaks.

Tours cost $38 per person including tax. To book your trip with Destin Snorkel call 850-269-2329.

Where to Stay

The Henderson Park Inn is right around the corner from the best snorkeling in Destin Florida! With a breathtaking private beach, balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and a world class restaurant, it is easy to see why the Henderson Park Inn was voted the most romantic hotel in North America. To learn more about staying at our Destin bed and breakfast, visit our Rooms & Rates page or give us a call at 888-836-1105.


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