Big Kahuna's Water Park in Destin, Florida

1007 US-98Destin, FL 32541
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Overview

Big Kahuna's Water Park offers slides and rides for everyone! Spend an entire day in the water park lounging in the lazy river, plunging down the thrilling Kowabunga Racer slide, and everything in between. If you're looking for a day of family fun under the sun, Big Kahuna's in Destin, Florida, is the place to be!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Destin Travel Experts
  • Largest waterpark on the Emerald Coast with over 40 water attractions.
  • Use of tubes and life jackets included with admission.
  • Park re-entry allowed same day with handstamp.
  • Proper swimwear must be worn on all rides and attractions; no swimwear with sharp or hard attachments permitted on rides.
  • No outside food, beverage, or glass allowed inside the park.
  • Locker rentals are available inside the park for a fee.
  • Parking is $5 per vehicle per day.

Description

from Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Make a splash at the Emerald Coast's LARGEST water park! Boasting more than 40 water attractions, including multiple water slides and water play areas, Big Kahuna's Water Park offers something for everyone.

Big Kahuna's tickets give you unlimited access to a full day of fun in the sun at this Destin, Florida water park. Surf the swell in the giant wave pool, ride the slides at Monkey River, race down Kowabunga Racer, plunge down the five-story-tall Jumanji water slide, catch a wave on the Honolulu Half Pipe, or float your day away in the Lazy River. Enjoy a broad selection of meals and drinks at the Gulfview Food Court and Bombs Away Bay Cafe, or unwind in one of the many sunbathing spots.

Big Kahuna's Water Park attractions include:

Rides & Slides:
  • Kowabunga Racer
    All speed, no brakes! That’s Kowabunga Racer! Grab your speed mat and meet at the starting line! It’s a 4-lane drag strip plunging nearly five stories on a downhill racecourse the length of a football field. Racers start off side by side, then disappear in and out of twisting, coiling tubes, and finally explode into the sunlight—right before a breathtaking drop to the splash landing below.
    Height – 42” minimum
    Weight – 250 lbs maximum

  • Hammerhead
    Two slides start on top of the Temple of Doom and take you on a curving ride where everyone is sure to get wet.
    Height – 42” minimum or must wear USCG-approved lifejacket, provided at no charge.
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Monkey River
    What do you get when you add twists, 360-degree turns, and water to a slide? Monkey River!
    Height – 42” minimum or must wear a USCG-approved lifejacket, provided at no charge.
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Cobra Twister
    Twist into the lazy river on this slide. Slow and casual, just right for the faint of heart.
    Height – 42” minimum or must wear a USCG-approved lifejacket, provided at no charge.
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Honolulu Half Pipe
    If catching the perfect wave is your thrill, then they guarantee that wave, non-stop and always flowing. Imagine a continuous wave that moves 17,000 gallons of water per minute.
    Height – 48” minimum to body board; Riders must be 52” tall to flow, board
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Jumanji
    Imagine lying on your back sliding over 70 feet fueled by pure adrenaline in free-fall-darkness. This unique feeling and experience can only be found in Jumanji!
    Height – 48” minimum
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Maui Pipeline Slides
    Feel the rush of “free fall” from the Maui Pipeline speed slides. These three slides are definitely for thrill seekers, taking you up to high speeds and bringing you to an exciting wet stop.
    Height – 48” minimum
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum

  • Tiki River Run
    Slide down the Tiki River Run by yourself or with a friend. There are twists, tunnels, and turns that take you through exciting waterfalls to a splash-down pool.
    Height – 44” minimum
    Weight – 250 lbs single tube, 400 lbs Double Tube

  • Pirate's Escape
    This unique water slide offers a slow and casual ride, perfect for those seeking a gentle aquatic adventure. Designed for the faint of heart, it seamlessly winds into the lazy river, providing a relaxed yet exciting journey.
    Height – 42” minimum to body boardRiders must be 52” tall to flow, board
    Weight – 300 lbs maximum


Waves, Rivers, & Pools:
  • Bombs Away Bay
  • Humunga River
  • Raging Rhino River
  • Thunder River
  • Lazy River
  • Wave Pool


Kiddie Rides:
  • Buccaneer Cove
  • Pleasure Island
  • Croc Flats
  • Tadpole Pond
  • Fun Mountains

Don’t forget your towel and sunscreen! But if you do, you can visit the Tiki Gift Shop for essentials plus clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs of all kinds.

Adventure Park:
Adventure Park tickets sold separately; not included in water park admission.
Fly through the air! Defy gravity! Wander through waterfalls and over wooden bridges while testing your putting skills on three upgraded mini golf courses, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and authentic wooden Tiki heads.

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park Reviews

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Quan Lieu
Wylie, TX
1 Review
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"Worth the Savings and Easy Booking"
June 2024 NEW
I have gone to Destin every year with my entire family for the last 10 years and always drove past this water park with the intention of going everytime. This month was no different and my kids decided it was time they went….They had the most memorable time ever.
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Payton R.
West Orange, TX
1 Review
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"Fun in the sun"
June 2024
The food was a little pricey bur the experience was awesome! The slides were a lot of fun with the family!!!
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Tip: The lazy river and slides were amazing and the staff were helpful

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park

Where is Big Kahuna's Water Park located?

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park is located along the Emerald Coast at 1007 US Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541.

What is included in my Big Kahuna's Water Park ticket?

Big Kahuna's Water Park admission includes all-day general admission with access to all attractions at the water park. Life jackets and tubes are also included.

Is parking available?

Big Kahuna's Water Park offers plenty of parking and an easy drop-off area near the park gate. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle per day.

Are there any height or weight restrictions?

Height restrictions are posted for all attractions and are enforced, including the following. Guests must be 42 inches tall or taller to ride Raging Rhino River, Thunder River and Kowabunga Racer. Guests must be 44 inches tall or taller to ride the Tiki River Run. Guests 48 inches tall or taller can ride Jumanji, Maui Pipeline Speed Slides and Honolulu Half Pipe.

Is Big Kahuna's Water Park appropriate for children?

Yes, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is suitable for all ages, and children ages 2 and under are admitted free of charge. Please note that children under age 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. It is strongly recommend that minors (under age 18) be accompanied by an adult.

Is Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park wheelchair accessible?

No.

What should I bring?

Remember to bring your towel and sunscreen! But if you forget, just go to the Big Kahuna’s Tiki Gift Shop for these essentials plus clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs of all kinds. Bottles and containers brought into the Park for an infant must be plastic. Also, children who wear diapers are required to wear a swim diaper for health and safety reasons. Swim diapers are available in the gift shop. Only Coast Guard approved floatation devices are permitted. Inflatable devices, as well as suits with attached or enclosed floats, are not permitted.

What should I wear?

Proper swimwear must be worn on all rides and attractions. No street clothes and no bathing attire with buckles, belts, rivets, metal or cut-off jeans permitted. For guest safety, no masks, snorkels or swim fins please.

Are locker rentals available?

Lockers are available to rent in three different sizes for a nominal fee. All-day lockers may be rented at the Locker Kiosks located across from the changing rooms on the entry walkway across from Honolulu Halfpipe and at Bombs Away Bay. No rental fee on tubes or life jackets.

Can I leave and re-enter Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park on the same day?

Same day re-entry is free with a handstamp.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you may bring your camera, although there is a high probability of it getting wet. No cameras or video devices allowed on the rides.

Can I bring my own food and beverages?

No outside food or beverages are permitted in Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Coolers are also not permitted. Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park has a wide variety of food and drink options available at the Gulfview Food Court and Bombs Away Bay Cafe.

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed in the park. Only service animals are permitted.