The Crab Island Shuttle Boat, Destin’s most popular Crab Island excursion, offers the cheapest way to get to the famous Crab Island sandbar for some fun in the sun. This unique water taxi service is offered to and from Crab Island, and round-trip tickets can be purchased for $45-$65 ($34 for children under 5), depending on the season and trip length.
Bring your floaties and a small cooler with food and drinks and enjoy the short shuttle boat ride from the Destin Harbor and 2-2.5 full hours (depending on the trip reserved) anchored at Crab Island, where you can float or walk around the sandbar or enjoy attractions such as the mobile food boat vendors and the floating Reef Burger Restaurant, and more (note: attractions are separate businesses and are not included in shuttle price).
About the Shuttle Boat
The Crab Island Shuttle Boat is a licensed, insured, U.S. Coast Guard documented, 32’ tour boat with the capacity to seat up to 30 passengers (each living, breathing human being counts as a passenger and must be accounted for during booking), plus captain and crew.
There is a small storage compartment located under each seat for your personal items such as a small cooler, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera (items may be purchased in our on-site store if you need them) and an enclosed marine restroom onboard.
The seating area is covered to offer shade from the sun and there is easy ladder access on and off the boat so that you can enjoy Crab Island or relax on the boat for the duration of the excursion. Food, drink, and alcohol (no glass bottles, please) are allowed on the boat, and can be purchased at check-in, but please remember that this is a family-friendly excursion. For more information about the Crab Island Shuttle Boat, call (850) 733-7434.