Crab island facts that reveal its attraction

September 9, 2019

The most talked-about destination in Emerald Coast is the Crab Island that has become a hot spot for locals and tourists alike who want to have fun time under the sun amid the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico that surrounds the island. The breath-taking views of the mainland, as seen from Crab Island, is an experience that no one would like to miss. The island is just too much inviting for people of all ages who are outdoor enthusiasts and have a special liking for swimming or boating.

Before you sail out on a boat to Crab Island, here are some interesting facts about the island that you should know.

Not an island

The name Crab Island is truly a misnomer because the place is not at all an island.  Long many years ago the place was an island but no more, yet the name lingers on. Correctly speaking, Crab Island is an underwater sandbar where the level of water will hardly be above the waist for the average person and at some places it could be only knee-deep. The view of the Destin bridge from the island is truly a sight to behold. The shallow water makes it an excellent place to anchor your boat.

Take a boat

To be completely on your own and spend the day in the way you want without being mindful about timings, you must hire a boat and sail to the island that should not take more than 5 minutes from Destin. Indeed, cruises are also an option, but then you do not have the liberty of spending your time in your own way.  If you or any member of your group can navigate a boat, there is nothing better than it. The boats with Bimini tops for shade are available in 20-24 feet length and spacious enough to accommodate small and large groups. For more options in boat rentals look at the best reviews for pontoon boat rentals in Fort Walton Beach, FL. If there is no one to drive and navigate the boat and yet you want to enjoy a boat trip, then you can let someone else do the driving by hiring a person from a cruise company.

Not a party spot only

Indeed, Crab island has all the qualities of a party spot that it used to be, but as more tourists and locals started taking an interest in it, its character has undergone a change, and today it is a vibrant destination that people of all ages can enjoy. Kids, adolescents, youth, and adults can have their share of enjoyment by being there under the sun, floating on water. A number of riders on the inflatable slides and obstacle courses can add to the recreation.

Visiting Crab Island during high tide is an experience that is one of its kind. The turquoise water flowing into the island creates an incredible view that will last in memory for long. Your boat rental company can tell you when it is time for high tide.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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