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Don or Kathy 502-235-0920 & 502-235-0925 Email:islandprincess619@hotmail.com
Our gulf view, by-owner vacation rental at Ft. Walton Beach / Destin, Florida

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Beach heaven
Flowers Okloosa Island Getaway

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Oversized water park offers more than 40 exciting water attractions. Includes three tropical mini golf courses, two wild and fast go-kart tracks and three high-thrill rides.
1007 Highway 98 E Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850-837-4061
Official Website http://www.bigkahunas.com/

Camp Walton Schoolhouse
SE Miracle Strip Pkwy
next door to the Indian Temple Mound & Museum
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 833-9595

Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.
Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin displayed on a 100 feet of wall space depicting the Gulf floor. View a large collection of antique fishing rods and reels, the most unique is constructed of split bamboo with an original Penn Reel, that belonged to Earnest Hemmingway.
108 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 837-6611
Official Website http://www.destinhistoryandfishingmuseum.org/

Emerald Coast Science Center
A child's fantasy museum of science, it stimulates the imagination with exhibits such as a reflecting Castle of Mirrors, "adult-sized" bubble makers, a literally hair-raising Vandergraph generator, an electrifying Illuma Storm and more.
139 Brooks St.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 664-1261
Official Website http://www.ecscience.org/ 

Ft. Walton Beach Skating Center
202 Racetrack Rd. NW
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 863-1222

Gator Beach
Gator Beach is the regions' only alligator attraction. Gator Beach is a unique environment where you can view live alligators for Free. There is no admission to Gator Beach and your family can participate in a Free alligator show. Gator Beach features over 100 Live Alligators and is the only place you can actually feed alligators in a safe environment from 11am - 5pm daily. Stroll through our Florida wildlife exhibit area and don't forget to have your photo taken holding a live alligator. The Gator Show times runs everyday from noon - 4pm.
Gator Beach at Fudpucker's Destin 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-4200 ext. 40
Official Website http://www.gatorbeach.com/

Goofy Golf
401 N. Eglin Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 862-4922

Gulfarium
America's second oldest marine park (1955), it hosts Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, Ridley turtles and more in 14 fascinating Gulf-edged exhibits. Dolphin stars Princess and Delilah delight with feats from comedic soccer games to 18-foot (540cm) leaps toward the clouds.
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 244-5169
Official Website http://www.gulfarium.com/ 

Indian Temple Mound And Museum
The 6,000-piece exhibit, showcasing America's largest collection of Southeastern Indian ceramic artifacts, journeys through 10,000 years of four prehistoric tribes. The largest Indian mound discovered along saltwater (1400 A.D.) stands guard beside the museum.
139 S.E. Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 833-9595
Official Website http://www.fwb.org/content.php?page=55 

Island Golf Center, Lost Lagoon Golf
1306 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 224-1612

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 244-1023
Official Website http://www.okaloosaislandpier.com/ 

Old Destin Post Office Museum
Adjacent to the Destin Community Center on Stahlman Ave.
Destin, FL 32541

The Track Family Recreation Center
The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! Our action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like our Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country. Challenge your friends to miniature golf, Bumper Boats, or test your courage at our bungee jumping tower. See our website for 10% OFF and FREE shipping on tickets!
1125 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-4668
Official Website http://www.destintrack.com/

U.S. Air Force Armament Museum
Riddled with bombs, the only U.S. museum dedicated to the display of Air Force armament is "protected" by 25 reconnaissance, fighter and bomber planes such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane. Four wars -- WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf -- are spanned through a fighter cockpit simulator, thousands of weapons, war films, photography exhibits and more.
Hwy. 85 (outside main gate Eglin AFB)
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Phone: (850) 882-4062
Official Website http://www.eglin.af.mil/museum/ 

Eden State Gardens - Point Washington
An 1895 Greek revival estate, surrounded by a Southern spread of immense moss-draped oaks and resplendent gardens of camellias and azaleas, overlooks the picturesque Choctawhatchee Bay with the charming character of days gone by.
Phone: (850) 231-4214
Official Website http://www.floridastateparks.org/edengardens

Florida Caverns - Marianna
Dripping with stalagmites and stalactites, Florida's only limestone caverns wind through underground depths for fascinating public tours.
Phone: Phone: (850) 482-9598
Official Website http://www.floridastateparks.org/floridacaverns 

Sasquatch Zoo - Crestview
Educational & fun zoo visit with over 100 exotic animals from all over the world to experience.
Open Wednesday - Sunday.
Sasquatch Zoo
5262 Deer Springs Dr.
Crestview, FL 32539
Phone: (850) 682-3949

The Zoo - Gulf Breeze
Wildlife zoo offering over 700 animals surrounded by botanical gardens. Spend the day - get a close look at bears, tigers, lions, rhinos and zebras. Watch playful primates. See sleek otters slip through water. Feed a giraffe face to face. Take a train ride on the Safari Line Ltd. - through 30 acres of wildlife preserve including wildebeests, alligators, deer, pygmy hippos, capybara & more!
Phone: Phone: (850) 932-2229
Official Website http://www.the-zoo.com/ 


Watersports

Action on Blackwater River
Canoeing, tubing or kayaking on the Blackwater River.
Phone: 850-537-2997
Official Website http://www.actiononblackwater.com/

Adventure Pontoon
Waverunners, Pontoon, Fishing & Power Boats
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-3041

Adventures Unlimited
Canoeing, tubing or kayaking on a variety of area rivers.
Phone: 800-239-6864
850-623-6197
Official Website http://www.adventuresunlimited.com/ 

Bayside Watersports
1310 Hwy 98, Okaloosa Island Florida
Phone: (850) 302-0021
Official Website http://www.bayside-watersports.com/ 

Blackwater Canoe Rental
Canoeing, tubing or kayaking on the Blackwater River.
Phone: 800-967-6789
Official Website http://www.blackwatercanoe.com/

Boogies Watersports
Waverunners, Parasailing, Glass Bottom Boat, Pontoon Boats Located at the foot of the Destin bridge.
Phone: (850) 654-4497
Official Website http://www.boogieswatersports.com/ 

Brooks Bridge Bait & Tackle
Okaloosa Island
Phone: (850) 243-5721
Official Website http://www.destin-ation.com/bbbt/ 

Destin Dockside Parasail
288 Harbor Blvd Destin FL,32541
Official Website http://parasailingdestin.com/ 

Destin Watertoys
302 C Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-7755

Gilligan's Watersports
Parasail/Jetski, Boating
Phone: (850) 650-9000
Official Website http://www.gilligansofdestin.com/ 

Harbor Cove Charters
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-2222
Official Website http://www.harborcovecharters.com/ 

Kayak Experience
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-1577
Official Website http://www.kayakexperience.com/ 

Mango Maddie's Pontoons, Inc.
Open: March - October
314 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 650-7352

Sky Pirates Parasail
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-5797

Sun Dogs Parasailing
Okaloosa Island
Phone: (850) 244-3647

Sunshine Pontoon Rentals
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-2299


Boating

AJ's Silent Lady
Located behind AJ's Restaurant, a 64' wooden schooner featuring sunset,
moonlight & dolphin cruises & free refreshments. Wedding & honeymoon packages available.
Destin
Phone: (850) 837-4703

Legacy Boating Club
Legacy Boating Club is designed for people who enjoy boating but prefer not to own a boat. The club owns and professionally maintains a fleet of beautiful powerboats up to 30' including: cabin cruisers, offshore fishing boats, sport boats and deck boats. Members own unlimited adventures on the water while we handle insurance bills, storage, maintenance, boat payments and cleaning.
690 Regatta Bay Blvd.
Phone: (850) 337-8388
Official Website http://www.legacyboatingclub.com/ 

Ms. B. Haven Sail Charters
Relax on the 33-foot sailboat, the "Illusion". They sail a maximum of 6 passengers - so it's just you, your family and friends. Enjoy intimate sunset dinner cruises. Custom charters also available.
Located behind Fisherman's Wharf
Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 217-3529
Official Website http://www.sail.merriweather.com/ 

Nathaniel Bowditch
The sailing schooner "Nathaniel Bowditch" also offers swimming and shell gathering sailing cruises along the gulf beaches or in the bay.
Phone: (850) 650-8787
Official Website http://www.bowditchsailing.com/ 

Sailing South
Charter 72-foot historic replica, built of coastal forest planks, and timbers; authentically outfitted and rigged for sunset, dolphin, moonlight and music cruises. Call for schedule and prices. Bring beverages of your choice. Private group events available. Snorkel trips available - high quality snorkel gear and instruction provided.
600 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 837-7245
Official Website http://www.sailingsouth.com/ 

Seablaster
Looking for something to do while in Destin? Climb aboard the adventure of a lifetime. Tour Destin Harbor, blast into the pass, down the pristine beaches and watch the dolphins! Each trip includes free beer, wine and sodas. Daily departures at 9 a.m. (includes snorkeling), 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. (sunset cruise).
Destin, Fl 32541
Phone: (850) 837-1166
Official Website http://www.ajs-destin.com/seablaster.php

Sunshine Pontoon Rentals
New luxury pontoon boats, all equipped with swim ladder and bimini tops. Enjoy hourly, ½ day or full day rentals. Relax with a picnic on the water as you watch the dolphins and other marine life splashing in the water.
26 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-2299


Diving & Snorkeling

Emerald Coast Scuba
Scuba dive or snorkel with the Aquanaut. Instruction, scuba classes and PADI certification are available. Rent the equipment you need or bring your own.
110 Melvin Street
behind Taco Bell
Destin, FL 32541.
Phone: (850) 837-0955 (800) 222-0955
Official Website  http://www.divedestin.com/ 

Kokomo Snorkeling Adventure
Since 1987 - located on the Destin Harbor behind Marina Café. Join the Kokomo crew for two hours of snorkeling around the Destin Pass to enjoy the sights of this underwater fairyland. Snorkeling gear and instruction included, if needed.
500 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-9029

Pelican Adventures
Enjoy the finest of Destin's natural beauty. Cruise the local waterways in search of fascinating dolphins, hunt for sea shells at one of the peninsulas or islands and snorkel with our colorful marine life.
210-F Highway 98 E Destin 32541
Phone: (850) 650-3825
Official Website http://www.pelicanadventures.net/

Scuba Tech
Full-service scuba and snorkeling facility offering: retail, rental, air, nitrox and all levels of instruction. Enjoy the Gulf waters on scuba charters aboard the 20-passenger Sea Cobra. Snorkel charters of the Destin Jetties aboard the Mongoose pontoon boat.
301 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-2822
Official Website http://www.scubatechnwfl.com/ 

The Scuba Shop
Offering two daily dive trips, diving instruction, equipment rentals, repair services & supplies.
348 SW Miracle Strip Pkwy, #19 Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 243-1600
Official Website http://www.thescubashopfwb.com/ 

World's Luckiest Fishing Village
Famous fruitful waters are internationally recognized. The offshore shelf dips straight from Destin's East Pass to 100-foot (30m) depths within 10 miles (16km) -- the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf.

Widest Variety of Catches in Florida Gulf
Up to four times more than most destinations, 20 species of edible game fish are always in seasonal runs.

Largest Charter Boat Fleet in Florida
Destin harbors more than 140 vessels from party boats to private charters. All offer deep sea, inshore and bottom fishing for as little as $25 a half-day. Free fish cleaning for the day's catch provided by many charters.
Click here for Charters and Cruises http://www.destin-fwb.com/Activities/Water/index.cfm?c=18 

Offshore
More billfish are caught each year off the coast of Destin * Fort Walton Beach * Okaloosa Island than all other Gulf ports combined. Offshore trolling begins only 27 miles (43km) out. Prime months run April-October for sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin, dolphin and wahoo.

Bottom
Year-round concentrations lure red snapper, grouper, warsaw, amberjack, scamp and triggerfish.

Inshore
The elusive cobia begins running in March. Lasting through November, subsequent runs include Spanish mackerel, bluefish, king mackerel, tarpon and blackfin tuna.

Water's Edge
1,200-foot (360m) Okaloosa Pier
is lighted for night fishing and known to shelter 100-pound (45kg) tarpons. Casting from finger jetties, sandy shores and the 3,000-foot (900m) Destin Bridge Catwalk hooks speckled trout, white snapper and redfish.

Bay and Bayou
Catch sheepshead, white trout, channel bass, croaker, sailcat, bluefish and buckets of blue crab all year.

Freshwater Fishing
Some of the best fishing is found in Blackwater, Shoal and Yellow rivers -- teeming with bass, bream and catfish. 
An array of stocked ponds, such as the 350-acre (140ha) Hurricane Lake in Blackwater River State Park, are filled with channel catfish, large-mouth bass, bluegill and shellcracker.


Area Golfing

Bluewater Bay Resort
(2 courses) Holes: 18, 18 Par: 72, 72
For more than ten years, visitors to the Emerald Coast have come to Bluewater Bay for one of the best golfing experiences to be found. Bluewater Bay offers 36 holes of top related golf. Course designed by Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate.
1950 Bluewater Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 897-3241
Official Website http://www.bwbresort.com/ 

Emerald Bay Golf Club
Holes: 18 Par: 72
Semi-private, 18-hole championship course with driving range, putting greens, satellite yardage system, club rentals and snack bar.
4781 Clubhouse Dr.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-5197
Official Website http://www.emeraldbaygolfclub.com/

Fort Walton Beach Golf Club
(2 courses) Holes: 18, 18 Par: 72, 72. The Pines course offers a challenging layout of over 6,800 yards through an upland pine forest, and The Oaks course offers over 6,400 yards of narrow, oak-lined fairways and challenging water hazards. Spacious lighted driving range, club rentals, Edwin Watts Golf Shop and a full service restaurant.
1955 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach 32548
(850)833-9528 for tee times
Phone: (850)833-9664 for administration
Official Website http://www.fwb.org/content.php?page=5 

Indian Bayou Golf Club
(2 courses) Holes: 18, 9 Par: 72, 36
Semi-private, 27 holes, driving range, putting greens, club rentals, pro shop and restaurant.
One Country Club Dr.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 837-6192
Official Website http://www.indianbayougolf.com/ 

Island Golf Center
Holes: 9 Par: 27
Par-three golf course, nine-hole pitch and putt and miniature golf. Rental clubs.
Hwy. 98
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone: (850) 244-1612

Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Holes: 18 Par: 72
The Fred Couples Signature Golf Course is a semi-private, soft-spike facility with four sets of tees. Practice facility, rental clubs, golf packages, satellite yardage system. Full restaurant & bar. Beverage carts.
Hwy. 98 just west of Mid Bay Bridge
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 650-7600 800-811-6757
Official Website http://www.kellyplantation.com/

Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
Holes: 18 Par: 72
Public course featuring 18 holes of championship greens designed by golf course architect, Robert C. Walker. New clubhouse, pro shop, full - service restaurant. Open daily. Proper golf attire required.
465 Regatta Bay Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 337-8080
Official Website http://www.regattabay.com/  

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
Holes: 18
Semi-private, 18-holes, putting green, driving range, club rentals and clubhouse. Grill room & full bar.
334 Golf Club Dr., C.R. 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Phone: (850) 267-2229
Official Website<http://www.santarosaclub.com/>

Seascape Resort Golf Club
Holes: 18
Public, 18-hole course with driving range, putting greens, club rentals and a snack bar.
100 Seascape Dr.
Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 837-9181

Shalimar Pointe Country Club
Holes: 18 Par: 72
Semi-private 18-hole course, putting green, driving range, club rentals, restaurant and pro shop.
302 Country Club Rd.
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 651-1416
Official Website http://www.shalimarpointe.com/ 

The Club at Hidden Creek
Holes: 18 Par: 72
Semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse facility, pro shop, restaurant.
3070 PGA Blvd.
Navarre, FL 32566
Phone: Phone: (850) 939-4604
Official Website http://www.hiddengolf.com/ 

The Golf Garden
Holes: 9 Par: 29
Public nine-hole lighted golf course, practice area with six multi-pin target greens, a snack bar and pro shop.
12958 Hwy. 98 W.
Destin, FL 32550
Phone: (850) 837-7422
Official Website http://www.thegolfgarden.com/

The Moors Golf and Lodging
Holes: 18 Par: 70
Semi - private club, 18 holes, putting green, driving range, pro shop and snack bar.
3220 Avalon Blvd.
Milton, FL 32583
Phone: (850) 995-4653
Official Website http://www.moors.com/ 

Tiger Point Golf and Country Club
(2 courses) Holes: 18, 18 Par: 72, 72
Semi-private, two 18-hole courses, driving range, putting green, club rentals, restaurant.
1255 Country Club Rd.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Phone: (850) 932-1333
Official Website http://www.tigerpointclub.com/


Shopping Centers

Destin Commons
4300 Legendary Drive Suite 200 Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 337-8700
Official Website<http://www.destin-commons.com/>
A unique, open air town center, featuring upscale shopping, casual and fine dining, Bass Pro Shop, movie theater and more.

Destin's Harborwalk
Hwy. 98 E., Foot of Destin Bridge
Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 654-6500

Fort Walton Beach Main Street
180 SE Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach
Phone: (850) 243-2627

Santa Rosa Mall
300 Mary Esther Blvd.
One block north of Hwy.98 W
Mary Esther, FL
Phone: (850) 244-2172
Official Website http://www.santarosamall.com/

Shoreline Village
Corner of Hwy.98 and Gulfshore Dr.
Destin, FL

Silver Sands Factory Stores
Hwy.98 E.
Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 654-9771
Official Website http://www.silversandsoutlet.com/
The nation's largest designer outlet center, featuring more than 100 brand name stores with merchandise at up to 75% off retail.

Uptown Station
99 N. Eglin Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach
Phone: (850) 243-0401
Official Website http://www.uptownstation.com/
A fun outdoor shopping experience for adults and children. Includes clothing, dining, crafts, music, fitness and home furnishings. We have something for everyone!


Dolphin Cruises
Dancing dolphins display mesmerizing grace and unabashed playfulness as they tumble and twirl within the breeding ground of the shallows along the Santa Rosa Sound and Destin Harbor. Daily dune side seating is compliments of Mother Nature.

Olin Marler's Charters
Phone: (850) 837-7095
Official Website http://www.olinmarlercharterboats.com/

Southern Star
Phone: (850) 837-7741
Official Website http://www.dolphin-sstar.com/

 

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