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Okaloosa Island, Florida, is the ideal vacation destination for those looking to have a “boat-load” of fun in the sun! From Crab Island to Choctawhatchee Bay and beyond, there’s much to be explored. Renting a pontoon is a great way to see what Okaloosa Island is all about in a fun and unique way!
One great thing about pontoons is that you’re the captain, which means you can you can spend your day on the water however you please! Whether you’re taking it slow and basking in the sun, searching for Flipper, or zooming across the emerald waters, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
You will wish there were more hours in the day once you’re on the water, as there is so much to see and do! So, grab your sunscreen, towels, cooler, and your favorite people, and anchor yourself into fun-filled day! Take advantage of your rental and explore one (or all) of these 6 Boat-friendly Places to bring your pontoon on Okaloosa Island.
6 Boat-friendly Places to bring your Pontoon on Okaloosa Island…
1. Spectre Island
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What started off as a dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers years ago, is now one of the area’s best hangout spots! Located between Navarre and Fort Walton Beach, right in the middle of the Santa Rosa Sound, is Spectre Island. This small island in the sound is relatively unknown, offering a more intimate experience. Anchor your pontoon and explore the beautiful nature on the island, go for a swim, or bring your fishing equipment and reel in the big one; the opportunities are endless!
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2. The Gulf on Okaloosa Island
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The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is a local favorite for good food, refreshing beverages, live music, and a great atmosphere! With its backyard directly on the Choctawhatchee Bay, The Gulf offers the unique experience of arriving by boat. Need a quick lunch? Pull up your pontoon and take a break at this great hangout spot. Already ate? Click here for a live music schedule, pull up your pontoon, and get ready to jam out!
3. AJ’s on the Bayou
AJ’s on the Bayou offers great food, music, drinks, and breathtaking views of Cinco Bayou. This is another great place to dock your pontoon, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live music by local favorites. Aj’s on the Bayou is also a popular spot for dolphin sightings, so be sure to keep an eye out for Flipper!
A pontoon/jet ski package is a great way to satisfy both thrill seekers and those in need of a quiet day on the water
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Need a break from the water and sunshine? Head to Fubar, Okaloosa Island’s premier waterfront sports and pizza bar. Another local favorite, Fubar offers great food and great times! Dock your pontoon and head inside for delicious, mouthwatering pizza.
5. Gulf Islands National Seashore
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Calling all nature enthusiasts; this is something you don’t want to miss! Make sure to take your pontoon to the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Okaloosa Island. This beautiful, untouched seashore is the perfect spot for swimming and enjoying the area wildlife.
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6. Crab Island
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Crab Island is a sandbar inside the inlet that connects the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, and is one of Destin’s most popular attractions. Just a quick pontoon ride over from Okaloosa Island and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the tropics. With gorgeous, emerald water, vendors, live music, and more, you’ll never want to leave!
Wanting to learn more about Crab Island? Click here for the inside scoop