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Welcome to Gilligan’s Watersports, Destin’s premier destination for aquatic excitement!

Embark on thrilling adventures with our state-of-the-art Waverunners, offering a fast-paced and exhilarating ride along the sun-kissed shores. For a more relaxed experience, indulge in the luxury of our Pontoon Rentals, providing a spacious and comfortable way to explore the scenic beauty of the area’s waters. Take your vacation to new heights with our Parasailing adventures, where you can soar above the Gulf of Mexico, capturing breathtaking views and creating lasting memories. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or serene water exploration, Gilligan’s Watersports has it all for an unforgettable aquatic escapade.

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What you can see while riding one of our Waverunners?

If you enjoy a little more action on your Destin, FL vacation then we've got you covered! Come rent one of our Waverunners (aka Jet Skis) so you can go experience the clear waters for yourself. Our waverunners are high performance machines and are extremely fun to ride!

Bird’s Eye View of Destin Florida

Experience Destin, FL in a very special way by parasailing high above the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast! Experience many kinds of sea life such as, Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Stingrays & more! We offer photos for your parasailing experience also so you can reminisce over your photos again and again!

Guided Dolphin Tour on Waverunners / Jet Skis

If you want to experience sea life up close and personal we will do our best to bring that wish to life for you on one of our guided Dolphin Jet Ski, Waverunner tours! There is nothing better than getting up close to sea life while on vacation in Destin, FL

Enjoy Crab Island with a Pontoon Boat rental

Come see us if you need a pontoon boat that will take you to Crab Island while on vacation in Destin, FL . Crab Island is an excellent place to spend time in the sun! It is a very shallow sand bar near the Destin Bridge that sometimes will allow you to experience Stingrays, Starfish and other little fish!

Awesome service from the employees to the equipment!

We rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours and we actually got there about an hour too early and they let us get on the boat as soon as we got there anyway(basically got an extra hour for no extra charge). All staff was super nice and helpful with any questions we had. Boats are fairly new and in very good condition and well maintained. They were also the cheapest price compared to other places we had called. Definitely will be coming back next time we are back in Destin!

Chris Diaz, Google Reviews

Easy booking and amazing time!

The boat is worth it especially with a group ! Best way to see crab island and explore . Always book here boats , jet skis !! We keep coming back because the customer service thanks were from out of town & always book here when in town . Dolphin tour was cool for less expirenced jetski riders there’s a tour guide! Keeps group together. Go first or last if you want to get some speed away from others.

Amor, Google Reviews


To celebrate my son's 12th birthday I booked Gilligan's for their dolphin jetski tour and parasailing. WE HAD A BLAST!!! We saw 5 dolphins and 4 sharks while on the jetskis. Tyler was amazing. Our parasailing experience was also great. I can't remember the other guys name but him and Tim made it one to remember. If you're ever in the area definitely visit Gilligan's!!!

Erica McGill, Google Reviews

Their prices very reasonable!!

Hey!! Some friends referred us to Gillian’s and I am so glad they did!! We had our first parasailing adventure AND it could NOT have been better!!!! These guys went above and beyond to make sure our family was safe and had a great experience!!! Their prices very reasonable!! Please be sure to give a great tip cause these guys deserve it!!!! Thank you!!!!!

D B, Google Reviews