GLOW TRIP KAYAKS are ECO-TRIP excursions launching on the beautiful waters in the heart of the Destin Harbor (May 26 - October 15, 2023). You will be paddling in authentic, Coast Guard certified, Crystal Clear Kayaks™ equipped with LED light bars to illuminate the waters beneath your paddlecraft. These trips are relaxing, yet exciting, and an all around peaceful experience for the whole family. We launch on the Destin Harbor (March - October) or in surrounding areas during the "off season".
TRIP #1 (currently launches at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm)
SUNSET & GLOW TRIP will be launching about 30 minutes before sunset and will last for 1.5 hours. We have 10 Clear Kayaks available to accommodate up to 20 people per trip. Launch times for SUNSET & GLOW TRIPS will vary slightly throughout the year based on the actual sunset time.
TRIP #2 (currently launches at 8:30pm and ends at 9:00pm)
GLOW TRIP will launch 30 minutes after the S&G Trip returns and will last for 1 hour. Availability for these trips will not open up for online booking until the SUNSET & GLOW Trip for the same night reaches 70% booking capacity. Call us to make special arrangements for large parties if availability for online booking isn't open.
TRIP #3 (currently not available)
MIDNIGHT GLOWERS will launch 30 minutes after the GLOW TRIP for each night returns and will last for 1 hour. Availability for these trips does not open up until the SUNSET & GLOW TRIP for the same night reaches 70% booking capacity and then the GLOW TRIP for the same night reaches 70% booking capacity. Call for large parties or special arrangements. These Trips may be used to reschedule earlier reservations that were cancelled due to weather.
The maximum allowable weight per person is 325 LBS with a combined weight of 425 LBS for each Glo-Row kayak. There is a two person limit per kayak but we recommend one person per boat if pushing either of these limitations.
1) a dry towel to leave with your belongings onshore or in your car.
2) a waterproof camera or waterproof case for your phone that allows you to take pics with it on.
3) maybe bottle of water.
You may get a little wet. You can wear swim wear (or) shorts and shirt that can get a little wet and will dry quickly. Spring and Fall Trips should bring a Lightweight but warm jacket or windbreaker. Light rain jacket if it's raining.
NO SHOES WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE BOATS.
Florida Weather can change on a dime, so we watch both the current conditions and forecast closely throughout the day. If we cancel due to bad weather on the day of your party's trip you will; 1) be rescheduled to next available time slot 2) be offered a gift card for your next visit to the area 3) receive a full refund. We will not launch with high winds, lightning, or heavy storms. However we do still launch in a light rain or cold weather.
The kayaks are extremely stable and will not tip over unless you lean your body over the side, stand up in the kayak during the tour, or exceed the weight recommendations.
Yes. Nothing can be better than a group of friends or family getting together for a paddle, far away from the distractions of the fast track world. Please contact us well in advance of your planned date to ensure availability, discuss locations, and make reservations.
No problem. We provide a PFD (life jacket) and an alert whistle for each guest. While you should expect to get a little wet, there is no reason for a guest to ever enter the water during a tour. STAY IN THE BOAT is Rule #1.
No...but it does help to at least be familiar with how to work a paddle craft. While experience is a benefit and can enhance your experience, our tours are for everyone including first time kayakers. Simply balance and row, it's pretty easy stuff!
YES! We're a family friendly activity. The minimum weight requirement is 30 pounds and an adult must be in the same vessel with children under 14. Children 6 & under must wear their PFD while on the water. Teens between 14-17 can rent a kayak solo (or tandem) with parental permission and waiver signed by parent or guardian. Only two people per kayak under any circumstance. (possible exceptions for small children with 2 adults)
NO! We have a strict NO ALCOHOL policy. We get it, you're on vacation however we want to maintain a safe and family friendly environment for everyone.
**PaddleFish Outfitter, LLC & Destin Kayak Rentals reserves the right to refuse service to anyone unable to safely paddle due to alcohol or drug consumption prior to arriving for their trip. If DKR staff make a judgment call based on alcohol or drug use prior to your scheduled trip, the guest will not be allowed to paddle or receive a refund for the trip cost.
While the skill level of the group can change our intended Float Plan, we typically paddle 1-3 miles on a Sunset & Glow Trip and slightly less distance on the later trips. This is a physical activity but we have had an 80 year old couple make the full loop and keep up. You will be advised of your designated Float Plan by GTK staff at the safety briefing before your tour. We stay together as a group while on the water.
If your tour is cancelled by Destin Kayak Rentals due to unsafe weather conditions, you will 1) be rescheduled to next available time slot 2) be offered a gift card for your next visit to the area 3) receive a full refund less 5% processing fee and $25 admin fee.
We will NOT REFUND if your party decides upon arrival that you need fewer kayaks than you initially reserved as we were unable to book them with other guest and staff each night according to the number of kayaks that are reserved.
GLOW TRIPS are just $75 per Kayak and each kayak can carry up to 2 people with a combined maximum weight of 425#s and a maximum individual weight of 325#s. Please book your party's kayaks accordingly. No minimum # of Kayaks per booking however staff may cancel a GLOW TRIP on nights with less than 3 kayaks reserved.
10 - GLOW Kayaks available to accommodate parties of 20 at one time...or more by rotating.