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Let us provide you a custom Crab Island Experience on one of our state-of-the-art pontoon charters. All of our boats are outfitted with Bluetooth speakers, toys, snorkels and masks, cooler with ice and water, as well as sunscreen! We offer Dolphin Sightseeing Cruises, Private Crab Island Excursions, Fireworks Cruise and Sunset Cruises.
Whether you just want to go dolphin watching, view the sunset, see some fireworks, party at Crab Island or all of the above, we offer customized packages to accommodate your vacation needs.
Got questions? Want to share a positive experience you had with us? We would love to hear from you!
Crab Island Jimmy's Charters offers private USCG licensed Captained charter boat trips and bareboat charters for groups larger than 6 guests.
These include dolphin and local area tours, Crab Island trips, water activity and snorkeling opportunities, sunset and harbor cruises, and custom-itinerary private charters to name a few.
One benefit of booking with Crab Island Jimmy’s Charters over the large charter boats or renting your own pontoon is that your local, knowledgeable Captain can tailor the itinerary and trip activities based on the passengers’ requests and interests (where possible). Is there something you really want to see? Really want to visit? Really want to experience? Let your Captain know and they’ll do their best to make it happen.
Pack for a typical beach day. If you think you might go in the water, wear swimwear to the boat. There is plenty of space on the boat, so feel free to bring your own cooler, refreshments and food (no glass please).
We also recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (please apply before boarding the boat), towels, camera, and cash for purchases and gratuities. Though we have all the required life jackets and safety gear mandated by the Coast Guard, if you have your own child life jacket or floaties it is good to bring them as well. For the sunset cruises, especially in the spring and fall, bringing a light jacket is recommended.
A cooler for your refreshments with complimentary ice and water, Bluetooth speakers to connect your favorite music, water toys, masks and snorkels, life jackets should you need one, and sunscreen.
As part of the service industry, your Captain works very hard to make sure that your adventure is one that will be memorable. All of our Captains strive to do an amazing job for you. If you feel like you received great service, your generosity is always appreciated by your Captain. A 15% - 20% tip is customary.
U.S. Coast Guard regulations do not allow more than 6 passengers per boat when the boat is driven by a USCG licensed captain. This includes babies and small children. If you have a group larger than 6, we can arrange to have more than one boat, and the boats will travel together and anchor side by side. If you would like to lease the boat, we offer a Bareboat Charter option. This package requires a driver from our list of qualified operators that you will choose. We are the only legal Bareboat operator in Destin and Fort Walton Beach that can accommodate larger groups. The Bareboat charter option is offered exclusively out of our Fort Walton Beach location.
We specialize in wildlife and dolphin cruises. One benefit over renting your own boat is our local Captains are the best at knowing the habits of our local dolphins and other wildlife. Our waterways are home to several large pods of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin that are constantly on the move in our area. We work very hard to find the dolphin for you, it is very rare not to see them on our trips. Booking a private charter, Crab Island charter or sunset tour? No worries, we always make time for finding wildlife on all of our tours to include dolphins, manatees, fish, birds, rays, and turtles. Unfortunately, Federal regulations do not allow passengers to swim with the dolphins.
We have two pick up locations! Serving Fort Walton Beach at 12 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 and Destin at Destin Marina, 7 Calhoun Drive, Destin, FL 32541. On-site parking is available. Carpooling and use of ride apps like Uber and Lyft are encouraged.
For passenger safety and comfort, we do not allow pets on board.
For your safety and comfort, and the safety and comfort of other passengers, smoking is not permitted on board. If you smoke while off the boat, we kindly ask that you dispose of your trash properly.
Yes, our brand-new boats have a large Bimini sun shade covering 75% of the boat. This allows for all passengers to find some shade, while still leaving some of the lounge seating open to the sun for sunbathing or relaxing.
No. However, your captain can recommend many great options from land/pier-based fishing to inshore guides to offshore charters.
Yes. Bring along your favorite beverages and keep them cold in our complimentary cooler with ice. Personal coolers are also welcome. No glass containers, please.
Send us a message with any comments, questions, or scheduling concerns. We will get back to you shortly!
Crab Island Jimmy's Charters is veteran owned and locally operated.