Have you ever seen something so crazy or cool that you immediately knew that it probably came from the Sunshine State? We don't have a radio segment called "Florida or Not Florida" for nothin'. Something as awesome as this Floating Tiki Bar that actually drives like a boat is definitely one of those "it's gotta be Florida" things.
One of our favorite things in Florida are tiki bars, and even better if one can be secluded right on the beach like O'Leary's in Sarasota. Cruisin' Tikis Destin takes the idea of the waterside tiki bar but floats it out into the ocean of Destin Harbor.
The floating bars are octagonal shaped, with seats around a center bar where you can sit and sip your cocktails in the sea. It has rails around all sides with openings for you to get in and out of the water to swim and splash - leaving gorgeous open sightlines of the watery oasis against the sunshine state skyline as you float on by.
Cruisin' Tiki has a few different options to choose from, and provide ice, a cooler, and even a shot-flight for you all to do together as a group — just pack your snacks and boozy beverage of choice and take to the water.
And don't forget the pineapple & coconut cocktail cups!
You can take a 3-hour cruise on over to crab island to anchor, swim, and sip as you please for $79.95 per person, float into the sunset on a 1.5-hour tour for $59 per person, simply cruise the harbor mid-day for $49 per person, or even go on a night cruise with the city lights illuminating the harbor for $49 per person.
With cool things like this, we're happy we're Floridian — we think it might be time to plan a tiki party on the ocean, just because we can.
An overview of Cruisin' Tiki's details can be seen below. If you're looking for more waterscape escapes, this clear blue spring is only a 2.5-hour road trip from Orlando.
Cruisin' Tikis Destin
Price: $49-79.95 per person, depending on the length of the tour and location you book.
Address: 302 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week.
Why You Need To Go: A fun and unique way to enjoy the water. Cruise for 1.5-3 hours for the ultimate tiki party in Destin Harbor. Bring your own drinks & snacks, they'll provide you with a cooler and ice.
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