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Baytowne Marina Water Sports

Whether you prefer your time on the water to be exciting, adventurous or relaxing, there's a water sport for you at Sandestin's Baytowne Marina. Our near-perfect water temperature (75 degrees Fahrenheit year-round average) makes playing in the Gulf of Mexico a refreshing change from other coasts. Enjoy everything from jet ski and waverunner rentals to the best in Destin scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking.

Kids with YOLO boards

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding in Destin Florida offers a unique platform for our Sandestin guests and visitors to experience and enjoy the emerald coasts waterways and marine life. YOLO Board Adventures offers everything from casual paddle boarding with the family to SUP Yoga and our fun and exciting Camp YOLO for kids. Call 850.267.7877 for rates and availability. Visit us on the web at www.yoloboard.com to view our extensive line of boards and accessories for paddlers of all ages. Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm, weather permitting.  Last board rents at 4:00pm. Please call ahead for more information.

Girl boogie boarding

Boogie Boarding / Body Surfing

Complimentary boogie boards are available at the Beach Hut near the Elephant Walk with Sandestin Resort Key Card. Open daily 9 am – 4 pm (weather permitting).
Couple kayaking at beach


Check out our complimentary kayaks available at the Beach Hut or Taj Ma Hut at the Baytowne Marina. Flash your Sandestin Resort Key Card and make a splash kayaking around Destin, FL. Open daily 9 am – 4 pm (weather permitting). Open March through October.

Pontoon Boat Rental

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Prefer a relaxing water sport? Sunbathe, swim or picnic on the local sand bars with up to 12 of your closest friends and family from the comfort of your very own 24' Bennington pontoon boat. Pontoon boat rentals are available by the day from Sandestin's Baytowne Marina. Open March through October.

Boy with snorkeling gear

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Two of the most popular water sports are Destin scuba diving and snorkeling. Venture off-property for scuba diving and snorkeling excursions.
Call Scuba Tech at 850.837.2822 for scuba or snorkeling trips. (Two hour snorkeling trip $30.00) Call KidzBeach (located at Sandestin Beach) at 850.419.7444 for snorkeling equipment rental. (One hour snorkel gear rental $5.00)

Pontoon Boat Rental

Sky Pirates Watersports and Parasailing

Experience Destin's waters from a new point of view with Sky Pirates Parasailing. Soaring high in the sky with Sky Pirates is an exciting way to see the beach, bay and the sky from a new perspective. Participants will enjoy a complimentary banana boat ride to transport them to the vessel before their 12 to 14 minute flight above Florida's emerald coast. The total boat ride will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and our guests enjoy a $5 discount with their Resort Key Card. Sky Pirates operates Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the beach in front of Beachside One or from the Baytowne Marina, depending on water conditions. Children as young as six years old can take to the sky if accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking is necessary, so please call one or two days in advance to reserve your flight and for current pricing 850.837.5797.

Wave Runners

Whether you're looking for a pleasure spin or an exciting thrill, our four-stroke Yamaha waverunners are the ultimate Destin water sport. You must be 22 or older to operate waverunner rentals. Hours of operation are seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 1 - November 1. If you're 16-21, you need a state approved boating license which can be obtained before you arrive at www.boat-ed.com or at Baytowne Marina. Pricing is $95/hour (+$20 for gas) for Sandestin Rental Guest. Non-Sandestin guest pricing is $110/hour (+$20 for gas). To enjoy this exclusive privilege, just present your Resort Key Card.
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