3 of the Best Outdoor Activities in Fort Walton Beach

Epic outdoor adventures await your next getaway. No matter the season, the Gulf of Mexico offers the perfect setting for adrenaline-filled excursions. You’ll discover a slew of outdoor activities in Fort Walton Beach, and with each adventure, you’ll enjoy a new facet of the Emerald Coast. 

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Our Favorite Outdoor Adventures in Fort Walton Beach

Dolphin Cruises & Boat Tours 

If you’re searching for unforgettable outdoor activities in Fort Walton Beach, consider adding a dolphin tour to your itinerary. It’s the perfect way to enhance a family vacation or to spend some precious time admiring the beautiful shores of Fort Walton Beach! No matter your needs, these local dolphin cruises and boat tours are perfect for your next visit! 


When you’re staying on the Gulf Coast, get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and practice your golf swing. There are many fantastic golf courses in the area. Whether you’re a serious competitor or want to enjoy an afternoon on the green, you’ll love spending the day at these Fort Walton Beach golf courses. 

Fishing Charters  

Cast your line and reel in the big one during your vacation to Fort Walton Beach! There are many great opportunities for year-round fishing adventures, from visiting the Okaloosa Island Pier to fishing in the beautiful surf. If you’re unfamiliar with fishing these waters, consider hiring a charter! There are plenty of great options from which to choose, each with experienced, friendly, and fun captains who are happy to give you the inside scoop on angling in these waters. Check out three of our favorite Fort Walton Beach fishing charters! 

Rest and Relax by the Sea  

After an exhilarating day of outdoor activities in Fort Walton Beach, we invite you to stay at El Matador. Our Okaloosa Island property is surrounded by coastal charm and endless places to explore. Sandy beaches and glistening turquoise waters are all just steps away from our vacation rentals. Each of our vacation rentals features top-notch amenities and is designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. No matter which accommodation you book, every stay at El Matador will be one for the books! 

During your visit, you can expect to start each morning with beautiful sunrise. Then, venture out into the outdoors, or take a dip in one of our pools. No matter what, every second spent here will be unforgettable.  

If you’re ready to hit the best beaches in the United States, browse our oceanside properties, and book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you! 

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