Ride the wave of your favorite waterfront activities at colorful Baytowne Marina. Located adjacent to our Village, this is where guests, residents and locals come together to enjoy picturesque Choctawhatchee Bay. Our full-service 113-slip marina accommodates yachts up to 140 feet. It’s also where you can charter whatever boat you want to float, including light tackle fishing charters, pontoon boat rentals, Wave Runners and YOLO SUP boards. Heading out for some fishing? Lures, hooks, poles and more for your day on the water are available here as well.
LOVE EVERY MINUTE
“Love of the whole experience at Sandestin, the beach, the Village restaurants, just a great place to be! The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and are always so helpful! We biked and for the first time kayaked, it was picture perfect…Bayside is amazing!! We adore the beach but stay in the village-best of both worlds!!! Headed back on business and can’t wait!! Our Favorite destination with so much to do for everyone!!”
- S.V., Roswell, Georgia 2014
Mary Ann the Macaw
During your visit to Baytowne Marina, be sure to stop by and say hello to Mary Ann the Macaw. You’ll find her getting in the last word from her perch overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay right in front of the Marina Bar & Grill. She can be talkative, so say “hello” and she may even give you a sunny Sandestin “hello” right back! The colorful bird has been a mainstay at Sandestin for years and she’ll be waiting for you whether you come for lunch, dinner, or for a fun Sailgate event on college football Saturdays in the fall, or seasonal movie nights on the big screen at the marina.
For more information call 850.267.7773
Baytowne Marina is a full-service, 113-slip marina able to accommodate vessels up to 140 feet on a daily through yearly basis. Staff provide personal marina concierge service and can arrange tee times, restaurant reservations, tram service and much more upon request. Golf cart rentals are also available exclusively for Marina Guests. Sandestin has a total fuel capacity of 20,000 gallons to service boaters. Short-term Destin, Florida marina dockage is available at a daily rate of $3.50 per foot and a monthly rate of $22 (when available). Click here for the dock layout.
Baytowne Marina is part of Florida's Clean Marina Program and has received Clean Marina status.
Marina Bar & Grill
For more information call 850.267.7778
With the best seat in the house for bay views, Marina Bar & Grill is where to relax with family and friends to enjoy a hearty breakfast or maybe trade fish stories with friends over an ice cold beer after the tackle has been put away. Open for lunch and early dinner any day of the week and weekend breakfasts, Marina Bar & Grill is famous for making you feel like a local the minute you walk through the door. And don’t forget to say hi to our official feathered greeter, Maryann the macaw.
SOLARIS Dinner Cruises
For more information call 850.650.2519
Set course for an extraordinary dinner cruise on Choctawhatchee Bay aboard the 125-foot Solaris yacht. Sip your favorite cocktail from the full service bar as you explore all three decks of this beautifully appointed yacht. Dine, dance or stargaze from the sky deck as you experience one of the finest dinner cruises South Walton, Florida has to offer.
For more information call 850.267.6363
No visit to Sandestin is complete without taking a two-wheeled tour of our beautifully landscaped grounds on one of our resort bicycles. One of the most popular complimentary amenities we extend to our guests, we have bikes for all ages and provide you with a lock and map so you can explore our Florida beach resort at your leisure. Resort Guests receive Two (2) complimentary 4 hour bicycle rentals each day of their stay per unit. Additional bikes are available for rent at the prices listed below.
Single Cruiser - Half day - $20 • 24 hour - $25 • 2 day - $30 • 3 day - $35 • 5 day - $45 • 7 day - $65
All Other Bikes - Half day - $30 • 24 hour - $50 • 2 day - $70 • 3 day - $90 • 5 day - $120 • 7 day - $140
For more information call 850.267.7777
If it’s fun and it floats, you’ll most likely find it at the Baytowne Marina. With our armada of watercraft and sporting gear, we’ve got you covered whether you want to get out on the water and relax or you’re up for something that will get the adrenaline racing. Choose from WaveRunners, snorkel and scuba gear, kayaks, boogie boards and pontoon boats. And the best part? Our warm and welcoming waters average 75 degrees Fahrenheit year-round meaning any time is the right time to explore Sandestin’s wet and wild side at the Baytowne Marina. .
The water sports hut at the Marina is closed for the season (until March 1st). This includes rentals for pontoons, jet skis, paddle boards, and kayaks. Kayaks and paddle boards are still available at the beach, weather and surf conditions permitting.
For more information call 850.267.7877
Local stand-up paddle innovators YOLO have it right – You Only Live Once. That’s why they make it so easy to come out to our bay or beach to try the hot new sport of SUP on their premium boards. YOLO offers styles for all skill levels and ages, so you can try SUP Yoga, Camp YOLO for kids, or just cruise with ease while exploring the bay one stroke at a time enjoying your new favorite sport that mixes agility, skill and a whole lot of fun.
Light Tackle Fishing Charters
For more information call 850.699.2286
We’re fortunate to call Choctawhatchee Bay home which means fantastic fishing opportunities for you right from Baytowne Marina, the only full-service marina in Walton County. We offer two options for light tackle fishing charters on our nimble and sporty boats Ceviche and Lil’ Lucky. Outfitted with top of the line light tackle fishing gear, these smaller craft allow you to navigate the shallow back bays and grassy flats of the bay targeting species like redfish, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel and flounder. Whether you opt for catch-and-release or are looking to bring something home for the frying pan, it’s always a memorable time on the water when you charter out of the Baytowne Marina.
Spitfire Bait Shop
For more information call 850.267.4396
Your next great fish story starts at Spitfire Mercantile. This is where to go before heading out on that charter to get live worms, shrimp, shiners and crickets, lures and hooks. You can also rent or buy single fishing poles and pre-packaged fishing kits for children and adults and of course get hot tips on what lures and bait are working best with local fish.
On the scenic boardwalk between the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the Baytowne Marina, you’re sure to catch sight of our fabulous treehouse. We like to think it brings back memories of simpler times and we created it for kids of all ages and the young at heart, because really there’s nothing like a tree house to bring out the Tom Sawyer in all us.
We’re pet-lovers at Sandestin so we’ve made sure to create a special place for you to enjoy some quality time with your four-legged friend. Our dog park is a safe, clean environment for you to share the good times with the shaggiest member of the family along with other guests and their pets. You’ll find Sandestin’s dog park located near the Treehouse between the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the Baytowne Marina.