Few experiences in Fort Walton can top the experience of dining on decadent cuisine served at sea with a breathtaking view of our majestic sunsets. For visitors who crave this experience, Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding area are home to several different dinner cruise providers worth checking out. Read on below for additional information on booking a Fort Walton Beach dinner cruise!
Savor Your Food with a View On The Fort Walton Beach Cruise
From sailing schooners to enormous yachts, there are a variety of options for your dinner cruise adventure in Fort Walton Beach.
Pair a gorgeous sunset view with delectable pairings of wine and cheese aboard the gaff rig sailing schooner operated by Nathanial Bowditch Sailing. Under the guidance of Captain Rex and his mates, the Nathaniel Bowditch schooner sets sail from Destin and offers you and your guests the chance to enjoy bubbly champagne, tasty cheeses, and even the occasional dolphin sighting against the backdrop of a gorgeous sunset.
Enjoy fine dining, drinking, and dancing aboard the Solaris, a 125-foot yacht operated by SunQuest Cruises with three decks of indoor and outdoor areas. Gaze out at awe inspiring sunset views from the expansive, panoramic windows within the interior dining rooms or the open air sky deck. This Fort Walton Beach cruise is a popular choice for special occasions, even serving as a wedding venue on request.
Alternatively, if your idea of a dinner cruise is more laidback by definition (i.e. snacks and drinks available during a sunset cruise), there are a number of providers you can check out, including Buccaneer Pirate Cruises, Southern Star Dolphin Cruises, and Destin Excursions. The first two companies provide snacks and drinks onboard, while the third has ice and coolers for your food and drinks.
What to Know Before You Go
SunQuest Cruises in particular offers 3-hour cruises along the waters of Sandestin, as well as special event cruises such as their New Year’s Eve fireworks, dinner, and dancing cruise. They also have a resort casual dress code and begin boarding 45 minutes prior to departure.
Most Fort Walton Beach dinner cruise providers will require you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the ship debarks. Cruises can take you along the waters of the gulf or within Choctawhatchee Bay.
10 Other Tours to Take While You’re in Town
While dinner cruises departing from Fort Walton Beach are sure to delight guests, this is a vacation destination with much to see and explore. Fortunately, when it comes to rounding out the sightseeing itinerary, there are a number of tours to choose from both in Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas. Here are 10 to add to the list when you’re hoping to see the best of it all!
Jet Ski Dolphin Tours
Witnessing dolphins jumping and playing in the waves from a sightseeing vessel is amazing, but those that prefer to combine their encounters with adrenaline-pumping fun will want to be sure to book a jet ski dolphin tour. Take time to zip through the waves while keeping your eyes open for these incredible creatures alongside a knowledgeable guide.
Be prepared to be amazed by the view when you book a parasailing adventure in Fort Walton Beach. Sail as a couple or a triple and make the most of a scenic sky-high vantage point above the water.
If your interests lie more beneath the waves, booking a snorkel tour with the team at nearby Destin Snorkel is sure to inspire. Get up close with tropical fish and reefs while enjoying the water and sun.
Both Fort Walton Beach and nearby Destin are dotted with companies that offer amazing chartered fishing experiences while you’re in town. From beginner lessons to refresher courses for advanced anglers, there’s truly something for everyone looking to reel in the next big catch of the day.
Stand Up Paddleboard Tours
Combine the best of balance, scenery, and sport when you book a stand-up paddleboard tour in Fort Walton Beach. Once you get the hang of it, your guide will lead the way along the shoreline and point out some fun points of interest as you move along the waves.
Private Banana Boat Tour
Booking a private banana boat tour is a fun for the entire family experience in Fort Walton Beach and Destin alike. Bounce through the water in style on this banana-inspired vessel that’s as fun as it is thrilling.
Crab Island Sandbar Adventure
Guests to Fort Walton Beach that book a Crab Island Sandbar Adventure are in for a savory treat. Your captain will guide your pontoon to Crab Island where a collection of swim-up restaurants and bars await to be enjoyed.
Seas the Day Segway Tours
Walking is good but sightseeing by Segway is better. When you’re hoping to pick up the speed on your city tour of Fort Walton Beach, Seas the Day is the way to go. Follow your guide via Segway and learn about the history, culture, and flavors that make up this exciting vacation destination.
Fort Walton Beach Historical Walk
This self-guided tour focuses on Fort Walton Beach’s downtown area and can be self-paced as well. Admire a collection of schoolhouses, homes, gardens, businesses and even city hall which date back to construction in the early 20th century.
A Little Taste of the Emerald Coast
Food enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to walk their way through flavor by signing up for a spot on the Little Taste of the Emerald Coast tour leaving from nearby Destin. Bring your appetite as your guide takes you to some of the most memorable and flavorful restaurant stops the area has to offer over the course of a single afternoon.
Plan the Ultimate Fort Walton Beach Vacation Today!
Fort Walton Beach dinner cruises are just one of a myriad of activities you can enjoy during your time in Fort Walton Beach! Learn more when you call, chat, or email us today and reserve your lodgings in one of our beautiful vacation rentals!
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