TripShock! Names 6 New & Upcoming Beach Activities in Destin, FL

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As Destin evolves from a small town fishing village into a major tourist destination, the activity providers in the area have brought in new and exciting tours that have kept the entertainment fresh and exciting. With every new tourist season, there comes new experiences and TripShock! has identified six of them that travelers can’t miss while on vacation. Ready to try something new?

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With every new tourist season, there comes new experiences...

1) Amphibious Aircraft Flights
Fly across Destin on these unique aircrafts and get a bird’s eye view of destin. These aircrafts can fly one passenger at a time and take off right from the water. Travel at heights over 600 feet. Rides start at $85 per person.

2) Kayak Fishing Charters
Kayak fishing is one of the upcoming segments in salt water fishing. Hire a professional guide and fish inshore and gulf for snapper, red fish, trout and more! This is for the true outdoor sportsman and is great for amateur and novice anglers. Prices start at $200 per charter.

3) Surf Lessons
Surfing is a great beach sport and what better way to learn than in Destin’s crystal clear waters? Learn the basics or become a better surfer with a professional instructor. Prices start at $60 per hour for lessons.

4) Stand Up Paddleboards
This activity has been one of the fastest growing beach watersports on the Gulf Coast. Paddleboarding originated on the West Coast and Hawaii, but has made a huge impact in the Destin area starting about five years ago. Rentals are available starting at $30 per hour.

5) Parasailing
Although parasailing has been around longer than the activities listed above, it has come a long way in terms of safety. Customers can launch directly from the boat and fly higher. Parasailing is a favorite and best seller in the area. Prices start at $60 per person in the summer.

6) Banana Boat Rides
Visitors looking for a thrill and adventure may want to check out this fun filled activity. Banana Boats are similar to the watersport we call “tubing”, but it has more riders and uses a longer tube. Prices start at $40 per person for a 45 minute ride.

Although these are just some of many Destin beach activities, you can go to TripShock! for more than 100 activities to book in Northwest Florida.


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