This is a perfect week to tackle this subject!
Our summers in Destin, FL are normally sunny, humid and beautiful. This and our clear gulf waters help to make it so fabulous for all of our water activities, but also a perfect recipe for pop up summer storms or showers.
There is one thing to keep in mind 40% chance of rain here all summer long. Yep, you read that right, normal for us, 40% chance of rain.
Here is what it means for us; somewhere in a 15 mile radius it will probably rain. We will be able to see that storm in the distance, usually across the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Our Booth Staff, Captains, Mates and Owners (even old Snorkel Mom) keeps a close eye on the radar. We are all in contact to stay updated on the storms that pop up. Last summer we delayed about 5 or 6 of our Snorkel or Shelling Tours by about 15 to 20 minutes to let a storm pass through. Then the Snorkel boats were off and our guests had a beautiful Snorkel Tour! Though are a few tours we had to cancel, most were easily rescheduled for another day. There are those weeks that the rain hangs around for a few days, however, we are always hopeful they don’t happen very often!
A light rain does not affect our tours at all. We had an old Captain who once said, “Those fish don’t care about the rain! They are already wet!” I love this saying! Captain Challis our Snuba Captain Says ” The rain is gorgeous below the surface; it looks just like diamonds.”
So, our best advice is to have a look at your 10 day forecast on your way into town. Then “try” to choose the best day to book your Snuba, Snorkel or Shelling tour. However, the weather here is constantly changing.
Destin Snorkel’s goals and guest commitments
- Your trip is a safe trip
- You and your family have a great and memorable experience
If we see something on radar we will call and give you a heads up as soon as we know. Or, if you are concerned, you are welcome to give us a call. It may be raining “Cats and Dogs” in Miramar Beach or Ft. Walton, but where we are and go out to, it is sunny. Mother Nature is a fickle gal, so don’t let her make you worry.