From extreme watersports to maximum magic, these Okaloosa Island summer activities will give your kids something to brag about on the first day of school!
Children across the country wait all year for those few summer months to unwind. After dealing with the rigors of homework, PE, and the occasional bully, don’t you think your little crumb-crunchers deserve some fun? From extreme watersports to maximum magic, these Okaloosa Island summer activities will give your kids something to brag about on the first day of school!
MAXIMUM Magic featuring Noah & Heather Wells
Watch out Harry Potter, this family-friendly magic show will have the kids believing you don’t need a wand and English accent to be a magician! Noah and Heather Wells present MAXIMUM Magic on Okaloosa Island. The action-packed 60 minute performance is driven by audience participation and includes world-class illusions, comedy, special effects, and more! A delicious snack bar is also available, so parents can kill two rabbits with one magic wand (bad magician pun). *SAVE 10% on MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater when booking your tickets online!
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Located at the heart of Okaloosa Island, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park features all things aquatic! Marine species from across the world call Gulfarium home. Come face-to-face with Parrots, penguins, alligators, sharks, and more exotic animals. Daily dolphin and seal shows amaze audiences, and with a child ticket priced at $13, it offers the best value of almost any Okaloosa Island summer activities. Get your tickets online and SAVE at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Okaloosa Island Fishing Trip
What makes a better back-to-school story than a fish tale? The Emerald Coast is renowned for its fishing industry, with hundreds of charters available locally for your fishing pleasure! If you’ve got the equipment and experience, casting a line from the beach, pier, or bridge can yield a fantastic catch. For the casual angler, an Okaloosa Island fishing charter
will offer the easiest options and largest payout! From scamp to shark, almost any saltwater species is up for grabs in the Gulf Coast waters.
*Finding the top fishing spots can be tricky for non-locals. Read about the best fishing spots on Okaloosa Island!
Jet Ski Rentals
Get extreme with these next Okaloosa Island summer activities! Jet Ski rentals allow visitors to explore the bay, bayous, and Gulf waters on their own time. Chart an adventure that includes high-octane rides, private swims, and chillin out on a secluded beach. Hit up Crab island
for a family-friendly day on the water, or simply cruise at your own pace til time runs out! Have a child that’s too young to ride solo? Several Okaloosa Island jet ski rental
providers offer 2 and 3 seaters so your kids can safely grab on and ride along!
Launch from the water and hover through the air during a flyboard excursion. Get one-on-one time with a certified instructor before strapping on the gear. Learn basic flyboard maneuvers while looking like a superhero over the waters of Okaloosa Island. This extreme excursion is best for older kids and teens, as there is a 100lb weight minimum. *Learn more about Okaloosa Island Flyboard online.
Fly at heights exceeding exceeding 500ft while strapped safely to a colorful parasail! Most tour operators allow up to 3 people to fly at once, so your little one can fly solo, with a friend, or with dear old mom and dad! View the Gulf Coast from a birds eye view and catch a glimpse of dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and more exotic marine life! Several companies offer parasailing in Destin and Okaloosa Island, reserve your spot on a Parasail Tour
Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone
Thrilling rides, arcade games, and tasty on-site restaurants mean an unforgettable day of fun on Okaloosa Island! Spend an afternoon or evening letting lose at one of Okaloosa Island’s newest attractions. Wild Willy’s dino-themed adventure zone is educational and exciting. The 4D movie theater features virtual, physical, and mental challenges that will have your kids entertained for hours, and bragging to friends for months! *Book the Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone Treetop Combo and SAVE 10% on Wild Willy’s best attractions