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    Going to Navarre/Fort Walton Beach/Destin FL area for vacation. Ride suggestions?

    Taking the family to visit my brother in Navarre, FL. We are going July 16th-21st

    Will be bringing our two skis and my brother has a big 22ft Tahoe deck boat.

    Any suggestions on good places to ride out to? Maybe a day run that just me and my brother can make on the skis only?

    Any 'secret' spots that we can haul the family to?

    Best launches in that area? Fuel stops? Any restrictions or things I should be careful of in that area?

    I'm going to check out pwctrail, but thought i'd ask members here as well.

    Thanks for any info.


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    Corey, definitely check out Billy's site, and in the mean time scroll down & check out the "Pensacola to Destin thread. Most of what you're looking for is in there.

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    Yeah, the Pensacola to orange beach loop looks nice. Plenty of depth for the boat as well.

    Looks like there are like 15 launches pretty close to Navarre, but the Navarre beach one is wide and very nice.

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    If you're heading West towards Orange Beach, there's a really nice launch in Gulf Breeze at "Shoreline Park". Also, if you're on Facebook, check out Panhandle PWC Riders. Some GH members on there.

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    If you dont check out Crab Island, you are a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We always launch at Destin Marina.

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    Crab Island... good place to stop and socialize... lots of boats, skis, and fun. Easy trek from Navarre. Our group rides there every labor day. We stay in Ft Walton and go both directions as weather permits. The pass is a lot of fun, look at the tide tables and have a blast on the skis, just watch out for skis with numbers on them... they are rentals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    If you dont check out Crab Island, you are a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We always launch at Destin Marina.
    +1^ Crab Island is a must if your in Destin riding. We always take the time to head to Pensacola to have lunch at Hooters on the beach/boardwalk area. We usually ride the inter-coastal from Destin and Fort Walton area stopping along the way at sandbars/beaches just to hang out and take everything in. Helen's back is a restaurant/bar on the water in the Fort Walton area accessible bye water, and in Destin at the Harbor walk village crab island cantina has very good food and views of the bay-side, gulf and jetties. And if you and the family are looking for the best steaks in Florida do yourself a favor and stop in at Mcquire's in Destin across from the Emerald Grand. Have a great trip

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    +1 for Maguires Irish Pub ^^^ !!!

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    Heading to Destin this weekend 27th & 28th if anybody's around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaRoc View Post
    Taking the family to visit my brother in Navarre, FL....

    Any suggestions on good places to ride out to? Maybe a day run that just me and my brother can make on the skis only?
    I second and 3rd Crab Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by BetaRoc View Post
    Any 'secret' spots that we can haul the family to?
    There are plenty of private islands heading east towards Destin that are excellent for quiet time with the family.

    Quote Originally Posted by BetaRoc View Post
    Best launches in that area? Fuel stops? Any restrictions or things I should be careful of in that area?
    The best place to launch in Navarre is the Navarre boat ramp. It is wide and has nice floating docks. There are fuel docks in both Pensacola and Destin but if you want to refuel in Navarre you'll have to pull the ski/boat out of the water.

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