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Niceville, FL

Welcome to Freedom Boat Club of Destin:

Entertaining, Picturesque & Jewel-toned

 

The unique color of Destin s dazzling water, along with its sugar-white shoreline, keeps members coming back to Florida s Emerald Coast. On the docks of beautiful Bluewater Bay Marina, you will choose your boating experience from a fleet of center consoles, walk-around fishing boats, deck boats and sailboats.

 

During your adventure, you can dine waterside, dive, enjoy spectacular nature preserves and wildlife, or simply entertain family, friends or clients in the midst of this breathtaking atmosphere.

 

 

We Are Now Offering Hands-On Powerboat Training

Freedom Boat club in partnership with the Recreational Power Boat Association (RPBA) are offering hands on boat training.  This is a great way to improve you skills and confidence on the water. We can teach on our boats or yours.

 

Power Boating Made Easy (4 hours)

The goal of Power Boating Made Easy is to increase boating safety and enjoyment by improving boaters’ nautical knowledge, practical skills and confidence. This program is taught by RPBA certified instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have learned the information and skills required to safely operate a powerboat in local, waters during daylight hours in good  conditions.   This class is great for new boaters. 

 

Advanced Docking and Close Quarter Powerboat Handling (6 hours)

If you have been boating for a while and want to improve your skills, this is an outstanding opportunity.  RPBA certified instructors will teach the precision boat handling skills required to operate in close quarters and strong winds and currents.

 

 

Sell, Trade or Lease your Boat to us & Let us maintain and pay for it!

To determine if your boat fits the club's requirements please call our membership director and ask about our Trade-In Program. We are looking for newer model boats to increase our fleet.

Do you or someone you know have a:

Center Console Fishing Boat

Cabin Cruiser

Wakeboard Boat

Bowrider

Pontoon

 

 

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Hunter 30
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Hunter 30

  • Hunter 30
  • Sail
  • 30'
  • 12 people
  • Length: 30' / 9.1m
  • Draft: 48"
  • Cabin: No
  • Fuel: Diesel - 12 gallons
  • Passenger Capacity: 12
  • Engine: 15 hp Inmar Direct Drive
  • Boat Options:
    ✓ AM/FM Stereo
    ✓ Bimini Top
    ✓ Depth Finder
    ✓ GPS
    ✓ Head
    ✓ Ladder - Stern
    ✓ VHF
Nautic Star 210 F/A
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Nautic Star 210 F/A

  • Nautic Star 210 F/A
  • Center Console
  • 21'
  • 10 people

Looking to go fishing in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. This is the perfect boat from both.

  • Length: 21' / 6.4m
  • Draft: 10"
  • Cabin: No
  • Fuel: Gas - 35 gallons
  • Passenger Capacity: 10
  • Engine: 140 hp Suzuki Four Stroke
  • Boat Options:
    ✓ AM/FM Stereo
    ✓ Bimini Top
    ✓ Depth Finder
    ✓ Fish Finder
    ✓ GPS
    ✓ Ladder - Stern
    ✓ Livewell
    ✓ VHF
Red Hurricane
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Red Hurricane

  • Hurricane 2100
  • Deck Boat
  • 21'
  • 10 people
  • Length: 21' / 6.4m
  • Draft: 18"
  • Cabin: No
  • Fuel: Gas - 50 gallons
  • Passenger Capacity: 10
  • Engine: 200 hp Yamaha Four Stroke
  • Boat Options:
    ✓ AM/FM Stereo
    ✓ Bimini Top
    ✓ Depth Finder
    ✓ GPS
    ✓ Ladder - Stern
    ✓ Ski Ring
SunDeck SD 187 OB
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SunDeck SD 187 OB

  • Hurricane SD 187 OB
  • Deck Boat
  • 19'
  • 10 people
  • Length: 19' / 5.8m
  • Draft: 13"
  • Cabin: No
  • Fuel: Gas - 49 gallons
  • Passenger Capacity: 10
  • Engine: 150 hp Yamaha Four Stroke
  • Boat Options:
    ✓ AM/FM Stereo
    ✓ Bimini Top
    ✓ Depth Finder
    ✓ GPS
    ✓ Ladder - Stern
    ✓ Ski Ring

Beach

Crab Island

Crab island is underwater island located just north of the Destin Bridge. It a great place to anchor out and swim or relax.

Entertainment

Rocky Bayou

Rocky Bayou is a a calm area of water that is great for water sports. There are also beaches and a state park on the south side of the bayou.

Restaurant

The Lazy Gecko

  • 9100 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard
    destin, FL 32550
The Lazy Gecko Deck Bar is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of Baytowne Wharf. "The Worlds Best Fish Taco" is the main staple as well as a vibrant mix of authentic Mexican dishes infused with the flavors of South America and the Caribbean makes for an exciting culinary treat. Everything is homemade and cooked to order from fresh ingredients. So kick back, relax and enjoy a margarita or cold beer and remember It's OK To Be Lazy!

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Helen Back Cafe

  • 114 Amberjack Drive
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

RestaurantAccessibleByWater

LJ Schooners

  • 290 Yacht Club Drive
    NIceville, FL 32578

Restaurant

Nick's Seafood Restaruant

Nick's is great local restaurant on the north shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

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The Lazy Gecko

The Lazy Gecko Deck Bar is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of Baytowne Wharf. "The Worlds Best Fish Taco" is the main staple as well as a vibrant mix of authentic Mexican dishes infused with the flavors of South America and the Caribbean makes for an exciting culinary treat. Everything is homemade and cooked to order from fresh ingredients. So kick back, relax and enjoy a margarita or cold beer and remember It's OK To Be Lazy!


Paradise Paddle Boards

Paradise paddle boards provides instruction and rentals for paddle boarding.


Konnects International, Inc.

Konnects International is proud to be the U.S. exclusive distributor for SHOCK Rifle and distributor NOENE products. We work hard to stay on the leading edge of Shock Technology with impact absorbing products. Our rifle recoil pads, scope strips, insoles and other products are the latest in shock absorbing technology, which significantly reduces impact to the body by absorbing the energy released by a weapons kick. Our pads are made of an innovative Swiss material called NOENE (no energy negative). As the energy is released it is converted into heat as it is absorbed and slowly releasing it away from the body, resulting in a more comfortable experience. In addition, providing a more stable and accurate shot. The pad is simple to install to the stock and between the butt plate, and easily trimmed to fit any typical shotgun or rifle. The NOENE made insoles can be used in a wide range of activities and offer the same impact absorbing results. The insoles absorb the impact (energy) generated each time your foot hits the ground, slowly releasing the energy away from the body, resulting in less stress on your feet and legs. The insoles also absorb vibrations that cause fatigue. Our insole product lines are City, Sports, Adventure and Dance, and they cover everything from elegant men and ladies dress shoes, casual shoes, running shoes, sport shoes, ballet, and many more activities. They are a perfect match for hunting, hiking and work boots, ski boots, snowboarding and military boots. Some of the insoles are fit to size and some are trim to fit.


Let' Go Vacation!

Let s Go Vacation! has a combined 25 years experience in both vacation rental, property management, real estate and overall business. We continue to strive for excellence in customer service and guest relations. Through the years in vacation rental, we have gained a strong working knowledge with all areas of operations, which include reservations, marketing and management. We work with specialized marketing concepts to improve occupancies, revenues, guest relations and services. We have developed markets for rental companies in several domestic locations and abroad. Our work expanded from working with particular technical needs, rental systems and software, to innovative amenity services and streamlining. This also includes business consulting for several management companies to improve operations in multiple geographic locations. We can handle all real estate services, property management, brokerage and sales. Let s Go Vacation! Inc. was established to have a closer working relationship with owners and guest, develop loyalty with guests, provide great customer service and provide our guests with a wonderful experience during their stay.


Discovery Dive World

Discovery Dive world offers a wide selection of dive gear. They specialize in spear fishing and have many tournaments throughout the year. They are having a seminar on spear fishing on the 17th of May, for those that would like to know more.


LJ Schooners

Enjoy a wonderful meal in our intimate marina setting. We also have an open air oyster bar serving up cold refreshments with a spectacular view of our beautiful sunsets. Restaurant (850) 897-6400 Sunday 9am-9pm Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm Wednesday-Saturday 11am-9pm Oyster Bar (850) 897-5400 Closed Monday & Tuesday Wednesday -Thursday 3pm-10pm Friday 3pm-12am Saturday 12pm-12am Sunday 12pm-9pm


Blake and Susan Costabile

"The boat club is great for entertaining friends and clients whether join off shore fishing or enjoying the day at Crab Island. the convenience to be able to show up, get on, come back, gas up, and go home is priceless. The Shalimar location is great for my family living in Fort Walton Beach and cannot wait to try some of the other 61 locations nationwide. Thanks to the professional staff and system in place we have never had a problem being able to reserve a boats. Brian your team rocks!" - Blake and Susan Costabile


Member Interview


Scott Webster

"Freedom Boat Club is the perfect name for our club. Freedom on the water, freedom to enjoy the boat, freedom to spend time with your friends, freedom to travel and enjoy my club benefits". - Scott Webster


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Freedom Boat club in partnership with the Recreational Power  Boat Association (RPBA) are offering hands on boat training.   This is a great way to improve you skills and confidence on the  water. We have 7 locations along the Gulf Coast to accomplish   the training. We can teach on our boats or...
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Contact

Morris Hines
Membership Director

(850) 218-8533


290 Yacht Club Drive
Niceville, FL 32578-7122

Operations Director
(850) 218-8533


Kellie D'Aunoy-Jones
Administrative Assistant
Marketing Director

(985) 215-9213


Brian Gwinnup
Training Director

(850) 218-6381


Marina

Bluewater Bay Marina

Bluewater Bay Marina Shipstore and Bluewater Bay Marina Complex is a full service marina. Located on the premises are a boat club (Freedom Boat Club), a full service real estate office (Marina Cove Realty), full service yacht brokerage (Bluewater Bay Yachts), Restaurant & Tackle Store


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