The Island

Stay near Fort Walton Beach's Top Attractions

Experience wonder and adventure everywhere in Fort Walton Beach and Destin. Join the locals at the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival or the Destin Fishing Rodeo and Seafood Festival. With great fishing, water parks, golfing, and more, you always have a story to take home.

Let’s Play - Island Time (boat - dine - play)

Island Watersports

Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat Rentals

Island Watersports is a leading pontoon, kayak, paddle-board and jet-ski rental provider on Okaloosa Island. With brand new boats that are well maintained, you can rest assured, your day on the beautiful emerald waters will be nothing short of a great experience. Visit or call 850.424.7625.

True Blue Pontoon, offers perfectly maintained boats, which sets them apart from their competitors.

Excursions and Tours

Enjoy a unique eco-cruise aboard the Cattywampus Catamaran. Your entire family will experience a cruise that will be the highlight of your vacation. Three hours of relaxing while spotting dolphins and enjoying in-the-water activities.

Take in a view like no other, when you book your parasailing trip with Captain Steve of Fort Walton Beach Parasailing! This thrilling trip will allow you to take “flight” on the wild side and take in sights you can’t see from the shore.

Fishing Charters

It is time to cast a line and go fishing! Located behind The Dock on the Island, are two fishing charters perfect for your trip.

Scallywag Charters is a fishing experience like no other! These fishing trips are perfect for up to 6 people can range from 4 to 8 hours.

Grab your tackle box and geared up for the fishing experience of a lifetime with Destin Inshore Charters.

The Nathaniel Bowditch is a large double masted rigging schooner, which allows the passengers to enjoy a quieter and much more peaceful cruise along Florida’s coast.

Other Fun Activities!

Fat Daddy's Arcade in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is one of Okaloosa Island’s top attractions for family friendly entertainment, featuring over 50 of the latest and greatest arcade games, in addition to traditional arcade favorites.

Looking for a new and exciting experience for you and your family? Look no further than the Maximum Magic Dinner Show located on Okaloosa Island.

Maybe you and the family are looking to challenge your brains and cooperation skills. Well look no further, because Escape Zone 60 is here for you!

Fort Walton Beach Attractions

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Dive into America's second oldest marine park and explore the 14 marine exhibits, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, and Ridley turtles.

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier

This is the place for a great catch. Find everything you need, including snacks, bait, tackle, and pole rentals. No fishing license required.

Indian Temple Mound and Museum

Learn about the largest Indian mound known to exist near salt water. The museum features a 6,000-piece collection of artifacts, following 10,000 years of history.

Gator Beach

Experience the excitement of feeding live alligators in a Florida wildlife exhibit area. Participate in a free alligator show. No admission fee.

U.S. Air Force Armament Museum

View reconnaissance, fighter, and bomber planes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Experience a cockpit simulator and view weapons, war films, and photography.

Championship Golf Courses

The Pines Course offers 18 challenging holes through an upland pine forest. The Oaks Course features 18 holes of narrow, oak-lined fairways and water hazards.