Getting Around Destin

Taxi services abound in Destin, Florida. Emerald Coast Taxi operates in the greater Destin area all the way to Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. Metered taxi services by American Cub Company, Destin Taxi, Black & Gold and Checker Cab ferry out-of-towners from beaches to shopping malls and from one nightspot to another.

Walton Taxi is available for transportation to and from the airport and within Destin city limits. Sunshine Shuttle provides a similar service. Most of these taxicabs accept any of the major credit cards as payment.

Destin is favored by event planners for those special occasions requiring a special place. There are many places to celebrate weddings, reunions and bachelor parties. To make these events even more special, charter a limousine service or a social bus to accommodate the private party. Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine will have a car or bus available for these group events. Sunshine Shuttle's buses and limousines are operated by uniformed and professional drivers. Reservations can be made online or by phone within 24 hours of the event.

The Wave is Okaloosa County's bus service. The bus routes are separated into the northern sector and the southern sector. Wave buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps and bicycle racks. Bus fares are very affordable with special fares for seniors and students. Remember to have exact coins ready as bus drivers cannot give change.

An alternate bus service with routes extending from Destin to most of the northwest Florida Panhandle is operated by Southern Bus Lines. Bus fare does not include gratuity for the driver, so plan to have the money handy when using this bus service.

Water transport can be chartered through Gilligan's Watersports. Pontoon boats, ski boats and jet boats can be rented for fishing trips, sightseeing excursions and water adventures including jet skiing and snorkeling in the clear waters of the Gulf in the Destin area.

As for air transportation, the Destin area is serviced by the Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Eglin Air Force Base. Five major airlines provide non-stop flights to and from major cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas and Washington DC.

Rental Car
Visitors arriving by plane can use any of the airport shuttle services that connect to their hotels. Rental cars are usually available from the airport hubs of Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.