One of the many reasons thousands of visitors descent upon Fort Walton Beach every year is to see the beauty surrounding the sandy beaches and blue ocean waters. Your eyes will light up every morning as you wake up to this gorgeous scenery. Take a step on the wild side and explore the Fort Walton Beach community with one of the many eco tours available in the city. These tours are a great way to see Fort Walton Beach’s natural beauty up close with some exciting activities on the side. Here are the best eco Fort Walton Beach tours to check out:
Fort Walton Beach Tours with Cattywampus
Spend a day on the water with a catamaran cruise offered by Cattywampus. This company doesn’t just offer one kind of tour, but many Fort Walton Beach tours! The Dolphin and Seashell Cruise is a 3-hour excursion that lets you snorkel out into the ocean and view the incredible marine life in their natural habitat. The Sunset, Snorkel, Dolphin Cruise will have you tracking down friendly dolphins where you can also jump in with them. The summer months calls for the Fireworks Cruise where you can get the best seat in town for local fireworks during holidays. Last but not least, the Mimosa and Pastry Cruise is the perfect option for those who want to mix eco tours and brunch all in one exciting activity; this tour is only available during the late spring months.
Step away from the beach and see the incredible wildlife in the many eco tours offered through Walton Outdoors. The guided boat tour will take you up and down the Choctawhatchee River where you will learn about the history of the land and view wading birds and maybe even an alligator in the wild. Get your fishing rod ready with the fly fishing guided tours where in-house expert Jason Stacy shows you all of the hidden spots to make the perfect catch. Finally, the kids will love the recently opened Appleseed Kids Sea Life Discovery Center, where they can participate in many Fort Walton Beach things to do, such as: snorkeling, kayaking, lab studies, and much more.
One of the best ways to getting close to some of nature’s most incredible sights and creatures is to hop in the water yourself! When you book a tour with the team at Destin Snorkel, this is exactly what you can expect and more. Located at 10, Harbor Boulevard in the Harborwalk Village, Destin Snorkel has long been a premier provider of not only outdoor adventures, but water-focused excursions that offer up natural insight and eco-friendly approaches to exploration. Considered the distinguished leader in area snorkeling experiences, Destin Snorkel offers guests the option to customize their experience based on strictly snorkeling or pairing excursions that bring even more of the terrain to life in style!
Typically, Destin Snorkel provides adventurers with a two-stop snorkeling experience that’s dispersed over the course of three hours. Snorkel boats are comfortable for guests as they make their way to prime snorkeling destinations. Quality gear is provided for those excited to spend time searching for shallow water grasses and shells, schools of fish, shrimp, seahorses, and a variety of other marine life that call the area home! Guests will enjoy the use of top-of-the-line masks, snorkels, and fins as well as complimentary water bottles to stay well hydrated during a day of fun! Snorkeling locations are picked by the captain on the day of the excursion according to weather and currents. Guests will enjoy exploring local jetties or bays depending on how the day progresses.
In addition to snorkeling tours, Destin Snorkel also offers guests a chance to include a shelling experience into their journey. This unique excursion allows guests to gain access to prime shelling locations where they can look for a colorful array of options in the shallow waters and keep them too as long as they’re vacant of inhabitants. Many visitors who choose to enjoy a shelling tour will also be intrigued by Destin Snorkel’s opportunity to enjoy SNUBA.
Alongside a certified SNUBA guide, guests on this tour will dive 20 feet underwater and enjoy access to views and marine life encounters that aren’t visible closer to the surface. Quality gear allows tour guests to be underwater anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes and experience sights of flounder, toadfish, spadefish, and more!
Rounding these eco-experiences out is an opportunity to book a dolphin-spotting cruise or nighttime fireworks cruise with Destin Snorkel too. The success rate of spotting dolphins on these tours is around 95%, giving guests plenty to hope for when it comes to observing these incredible marine creatures in their natural habitats.
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