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Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing LLC DBA Captain Rex's Sailing Adventures-Day Tours
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Owner description: Your whole family will experience a sailing cruise that will be the highlight of your Destin vacation, 3 hours of sailing, dolphins, snorkeling, and sea shell safari. Bring your own beverages and picnic lunch. The Emerald Dancer is an ideal Dolphin Companion; you can lay in the netted area and watch the Dolphins race through the transparent Emerald Green waters, just a few feet below you.Cruising during the later part of the day allows you to enjoy the lazy, laidback atmosphere created by nature, soft breezes and sunset skies.
Chelsea, Alabama, United States
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We love the Nathaniel Bowditch!”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We visit Destin every year and try to sail with Capt. Rex every time. We have been on both the day and evening sailing adventures and have never been disappointed. We always see dolphins on our sails and he allows my younger son to "steer" the boat at times. This is one of our most favorite outings in Destin. Once, we even saw a manatee! Don't miss this trip. Capt. Rex and his crew are extremely nice.

Visited June 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“High point of our Destin trips!”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Every year for the last 10 years we've visited Destin, and an outing on the Nathaniel Bowditch is always one of the capstones of the trip. Captain Rex, his family, and his crew go out of their way to make my family feel welcome. My 3 daughters (4, 9, & 11) are excited about any opportunity to sail now, thanks to Rex and the Bowditch. They'll have a love of sailing for the rest of their lives.

Visited March 2012
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Bentonville, AR
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

When my family and I started to look into boat tours, we were trying to be really cheap about it and considered doing the Sea Blaster due to the $24 price point. However, we are so glad we did the $40 tour on the Emerald Dancer, especially after seeing how crowded and cramped those Sea Blasters looked.

The Emerald Dancer was spacious enough to walk around anytime you wanted and was pretty comfortable for the most part. You might want to bring a seating pad, due to the duration.

I highly recommend this tour, especially on Thursday evenings for the fireworks show.

The only recommendation I have is that 3 hours was maybe a little too long. But that's just me.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Way beyond expectation...”
Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

My family and friends had a blast! Jessie, Tony and the Emerald Dancer exceeded our expectation and made this the high light of our trip. We got to snorkle and ride with the dolphins (including a baby dolphin) on the most unique boat in the harbor.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing way to spend the day! Best part of our Vacation!”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

9 of us on a girls weekend, we took the day cruise, snorkeling and dolphin watching had such a great time with Captain Jesse, Joseph, Keith and Ed that we immediately booked the sunset cruise for that night! Jesse is an amazing Captain and incredibly knowledgeable about the Marine life. I would recommend this company to anyone traveling to Destin! You will not regret it!

Visited May 2012
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