Destin, famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald green waters, hosts another hidden treasure – the Destin harbor, home to the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida.Called the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is nestled between the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, offering boaters and anglers the best of both worlds.
For the fishermen and women, red snapper, grouper, triggerfish, scamp, and amberjack are among the post popular catches. Boats trolling near the coast find cobia, black fin tuna, king mackerel, bluefish, barracuda, and Spanish mackerel. In deeper waters, which are easily and quickly accessible from Destin, trollers find white and blue marlin, wahoo, and sailfish.
From snorkeling and scuba diving to parasailing, watersports are a way of life around Destin.Those who prefer leisure boating may soak in the beauty of the area and the abundance of wildlife, from dolphins and the occasional whale or manatee to the many birds, who call our area home.
The allure of Destin does not end with our waterways. Those that venture onshore will enjoy dining in award-winning restaurants; golfing where the pros play; and the plentiful shopping available in upscale boutiques, the nation's largest designer outlet center, and one of the beautiful outdoor town centers. Anytime of year, Destin is the perfect place to be.
Information provided Elizabeth Spies, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Pccoder's Photostream.