Jimmy Crawford

Destin Water Taxi
Captain Jimmy Crawford


USCG Master Merchant Marine


 Jimmy lived in Pensacola till he was 11 years old and then moved to Lake Keystone in Odessa Fl. Just outside of Tampa Fl. until he was 20 then moved back to the panhandle in 1980 and has been here ever since. The Destin Harbor and surrounding waters have become his favorite part of the world.

“I have always had a love for the water and anything you can do in it or on it.” says Jimmy. He learned to water ski at age five and was skiing competitively during his Jr. High and high school years. Mr. Crawford has been a certified scuba diver since 1984. Jimmy’s first mode of transportation was not a bicycle it was a 14 ft. john boat Jimmy Picwith a 7.5 horse power motor. Being a native Floridian he has always lived on or around the water and feels as comfortable on the water as he does on dry land.

Crawford spent most of his adult life in the Food and beverage industry as a General Manager in the Corporate and private sectors. After 30 years of that he had become dis-enchanted and was looking for a different direction. He then decided to get his Captains License and make a living on the water. That’s when Destin Water Taxi started to evolve.