By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin It’s been a lifelong dream of Captain Lionel James to have his own TV show. Since he can remember, he would watch fishing shows on TV and aspire to have his own someday. The dream is finally coming true as the first episode...
By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin It’s August and that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite: Shark Week! This year, Shark Week runs August 9 to 13 and with that comes Discovery Channel entertainment, restaurant specials, and more. Sharks are an integral part of our eco-system. So, let’s learn...
By Frank Berte 57—the number of days, at the time of this printing, until the Destin Fishing Rodeo begins! For us locals, it’s time to begin getting ready for this year’s Fishing Rodeo season—part of what Destin is known for! The Destin Fishing Rodeo 1948 – 2021 The Rodeo began in May...
By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin The Tarpon have arrived! A bucket list fish for many anglers, Tarpon are most commonly found in South Florida, but Destin sees a passing migration during June and July. Tarpon are known for their massive size, can reach up to 8 ft. long...
By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin There are two types of locals in Destin: Those that live on land, and those that live in the water. Those in the water were here first, but graciously share this area with us humans who reside here and who vacation here. It doesn’t...
Okaloosa County Sinks Retired US Air Force Vessel A large 93-foot U.S. Air Force steel-hull water training vessel, BIG DAWG, was sunk to the seafloor in 104 feet of water, 14 miles southwest of the Destin Pass on May 7. The vessel was offered to Okaloosa County Staff in June...
By Susan Benton, 30Aeats.com Lionfish is a sweet, light, white, flaky fish that has a firm texture and has a taste somewhere between grouper and mahi mahi. The fish itself has venomous spines, but the meat is not poisonous. I really enjoy it lightly fried; its incredible flavor is ideal...
In May, the Emerald Coast Open, the world’s largest lionfish tournament, saw 10,250 lionfish removed—a nearly 8,000 lionfish in the tournament’s two-day period and 2,505 lionfish removed during the pre-tournament competition. Locally-based scuba divers, as well as those throughout the country, descended on Destin for the tournament, which is...
In April, Destin Snorkel held a food drive and offered free Dolphin Cruises for locals to help Harvest House’s food pantry as well as give back to our locals with a free Dolphin Tour weekend. “We at Destin Snorkel realize that our local neighbors work hard and rarely get...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do in Destin As one of Destin’s long-standing traditions, the Blessing of the Fleet brings out locals and tourists each year for a ceremony unlike any other on the Destin Harbor. It has become one that many locals and visitors look forward to attending this time...

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