Romantic Adventure: 5 Things to get your Hearts Racing

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Looking to get your heart racing with a romantic vacation? While we’re sure you have your own ideas of how to get your partner’s blood pumping, allow us to recommend the top five romantic adventures in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island guaranteed to set their heart aflutter.

Couple’s Paddleboarding

      You already know the perfect couple’s vacation needs to balance romance and fun, and nothing says balance like a fun afternoon of stand-up paddleboarding with your sweetheart on emerald-green waters beneath the warmth of the Florida sun. Whether you’re leisurely navigating the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay side-by-side or paddling until you’re sore in a race to the finish, there are a number of locations and companies throughout the region to make your paddleboard dreams a reality. Businesses like GUSU, Liquid Surf and Sail, SUP Express, and SUPDestin Eco Tours offer paddleboard rentals, lessons and guided tours for an exciting couple’s activity that will get your heart pounding but leave you both with plenty of energy for the rest of your evening.


      The sugar-white sand beaches and brilliant Florida sunshine are some of the area’s best attributes. However, there’s a whole world of incredible beauty just waiting to be discovered underwater. Snorkeling is a great way to introduce yourself or your loved one to the splendor that is the underwater world. Or, if you’re already certified or looking to get trained, scuba diving enables experienced swimmers to spend more time with underwater wonders that will take your breath away…no pun intended. However, for vacationing couples looking to dive in and stay underwater longer without spending a lot of time training with complicated equipment, SNUBA is the perfect balance between snorkeling and scuba diving. Dive up to 20 feet below the surface and stay there long enough to see marine life, take pictures and lose yourself below the waves thanks to the safety and security of a simple airline connecting you to the boat above. With companies like Destin Snorkel, there’s ample opportunity for divers of any skill level. Nothing sets the mood for romance and adventure like the emerald glow surrounding you while exploring our local waters.

You’ll Love This Pick-up Line

      Destin might be known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” but we like to think Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are pretty lucky as well. And, if you’re looking for a great way to bond with your partner while having a blast, let’s just say…you’re in luck. Whether you’re fishing from a pier, relaxing with a rod on the bay, or reeling in “the big one” on a deep-sea fishing adventure, couple’s fishing means you’ll come back to shore hooked on each other – just take the bait. Companies such as Aloha Pontoon Watersports, HarborWalk Charters, Adventure Marina, Bait, Fuel & Watersports provide fishing charters for anglers of all skill levels and interests.  

Whatever Floats Your Boat

      Whether you’re wrapping your arms around your partner on the back of a jet ski, riding the waves on a speedboat, cruising along the shore in a sailboat, searching for dolphins on a afternoon cruise, or flying high above the sand by parasail, water adventures bring people together and get the heart pumping! You’re invited to bring your own vessel to our area waters, choose from a variety of rental companies, or take a guided tour with businesses such as AJ's Seaquest, Sail Destin, and Captain Jambo's Destin Harbor. However you do it, get on the water and rediscover your love for one another as you fall in love with our shores.

Don’t Just go all out, go Outdoors

      Our beautiful waters are only a part of what makes getting outdoors a must for anyone visiting Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island. A couple’s game of a golf is a great way to experience our brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies while having fun together. See more of our natural surroundings by exploring Henderson Beach State Park and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Finally, while it might not get your heart racing, our beautiful beaches are always a must for any visitors and the perfect setting for rekindling your romance.