• (855) 837-9121

Boating Resources


  • Capt. Doug Richards
  • (850) 685-1683
  • Private residence 4 miles from SPC call for reservation.
  • D & J Dry Storage
  • (850) 837-5055
  • 11 Calhoun Avenue Destin, FL 32541
  • (Get Directions)
  • Destin Machine
  • (850) 837-7114
  • 600 4th Street Destin, FL 32541
  • (Get Directions)
  • Destin Mini Storage
  • (850) 837-2425
  • 193 Stahlman Ave. Destin, FL 32541
  • Get Directions
  • Legendary Marina at Brooks Bridge
  • (850) 243-7861
  • 1198 Miracle Strip Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Get Directions
  • Miramar Self Storage (8 mi.)
  • (850) 837-3951
  • 260 South Geronimo Street Miramar, FL 32550
  • (Get Directions)
  • Seminole Storage
  • (850) 217-7141
  • 1420 Live Oak Street Niceville, FL 32578
  • (Get Directions)
  • East Pass Marina, Destin (fee)
  • (850) 650-3825/li>
  • Boat ramp & Transient slips
  • (Get Directions)
  • Joe’s Bayou, Destin (fee)
  • GPS N 30° 24.624 W 086° 29.482
  • (Get Directions)

Destin Fishing Guide

The most comprehensive fishing website for the Destin area.

Regulations

Fishing Licenses

  • Walmart
  • (850) 650-0341
  • 15017 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32541
  • (Get Directions)

Online Fishing Forums

Fishing Reefs, On and Off Shore

Fishing Magazines

Seafood Recipes

Tackle & Bait Shops

  • Bait Man VHF 80
  • (Sells live bait from a boat works, Usually in the Gulf near Jetties)
  • Walmart
  • (850) 650-0341
  • 15017 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32541
  • (Get Directions)

Destin Harbor

* Most dock slips of all harbor restaurants

  • Margaritaville
  • (850) 460-7700
  • Destin Harbor / HarborWalk Village
  • Mooring near Harry T’s

East Pass

  • Dewey Destin’s Crab Island Location
  • (850) 837-7575

Fort Walton Beach / Brooks Bridge

Niceville

Note: Docking availability varies, it is best to call ahead to make sure the facility can accommodate.

Recreation

Crab Island; North End of East Pass
Wade / Swim / Relax in the shallows

Inter Costal Waterway
Cruising Pensacola to Panama City ( 50 mi. East or West )

Water Skiing / Wakeboarding / Tubing
Joes Bayou, Rocky Bayou, Cinco Bayou, Boggy Bayou, Garnier Bayou

Annual Boating Events
Fort walton Beach’s Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (Early June)

  • West Marine
  • 850-269-0636
  • Less than 1 mile from SPC
  • 862 Highway 98 E Ste B Destin, FL 32542
  • Map it
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • (850) 269-6200
  • Walmart
  • (850) 650-0341
  • 15017 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32541
  • Map it
  • Ace Hardware Destin
  • (850) 837-6915
  • 235 Main St. Destin, Fl 32541
  • About a mile and a half from Sandpiper Cove.

Repair

Destin

  • AJ’s Marine
  • 850-259-9394
  • The Ships Chandler
  • 850-837-9306
  • Legendary Marine
  • 850-337-8200

Fort Walton Beach

  • Auer Marine
  • 850-243-7163 (Evinrude / Johnson/ Yamaha)
  • J & T Mobile Marine Services Inc.
  • 850-200-3819
  • The Boat Marina
  • 850-244-2722

Mary Esther

  • Sunrise Marine
  • 850-243-0414 (Yamaha)

Towing

Weather & Navigation

Tides (Destin / East Pass)
The Weather Channel
NOAA National Data Buoy Center

Important GPS Locations

The coordinates below are believed to be accurate. Boaters should not rely on GPS or any other single source of navigation information. Is is recommended that every boater have a chart on board and utilize multiple navigational aids while operating a watercraft.
Sandpiper canal entrance: N 30 23.286 W 086 29.064

  • Coast Guard
  • Emergency: 850.244.1650
  • Non-Emergency: 850.244.7147
  • VHF: Ch 16
  • Florida Marine Patrol
  • Emergency: 888.404.3922 / *392
  • Non-Emergecny: 850.265.3676
  • VHF: Ch 16
  • Okaloosa County Sheriff
  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 850.651.7400

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