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  • Writer's pictureKira Moraca

December 2019

The end of November (Let's face it- the beginning of November for some people) and all of December revolves around the Holidays on the Emerald Coast. The weather turns chill, music fills the air, and and you can practically smell Santa's cookies in the oven. It's slow around here, but that definitely isn't a bad thing!

Local Events

The Destin Commons

This is arguably the most beautiful time of year with so many homes and businesses lit up at night. Our family tradition is to drive around and look at the lights on Christmas Eve. We are especially fond of Candy Cane Lane (Sea Oats Drive) in Destin.

Bring the kids to meet Santa Claus up until Christmas Day. He can usually be found at Bass Pro at the Destin Commons and makes appearances at various parades and events throughout the month. 

The Annual Destin Christmas Tree Lighting is Thursday, December 5th at the Community Center at 6:00p. The 35th Annual Destin Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 14th at 10am. It stretches from Main Street to Stahlman Avenue on Hwy 98. It's a great time for adults and kids alike. The same can be said about the 33rd Annual Boat Parade on Sunday, December 15th at 6pm. Rewind is not participating in the parade this year, but the crew will still be out to enjoy the festivities! 

Baytowne on Ice is a great way to celebrate the season too. It is open Oct 26-Feb 1, however times and pricing vary, so check out the website if you're interested!

December of course comes to a close with New Years Eve. Celebration is easy to find on the Destin Harbor and at local nightclubs. We wish everyone fun, safety, and a Happy New Year!

Fishing News

November was the beginning of the Yellowfin Tuna run, but it continues into December. Captain Reid loves his long trips, but if they aren't for you, you can still fish for Blackfin Tuna on as short as a four-hour. 

Rewind will be entering dry dock soon for annual maintenance, but you can still book a trip, buy gear, or buy Christmas gift certificates (pictured above)! Order off the website or give us a call, (850) 797-7678 to customize your order. 

Recipe of the Month

Blackfin isn't as well known as Yellowfin, but it's still good to eat!

Below are a couple of our favorite tuna pictures and a Blackfin Tuna recipe. 

We see color!

Seared Blackfin Tuna


Blackfin Tuna filets

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce

Lime Juice

Sesame Oil


Sesame Seeds


Marinate the filets in soy sauce, along with a squirt of lime juice and even less sesame oil. Throw in a diced clove of garlic. Sear the filets in an oiled pan, then coat them in the sesame seeds. Do NOT Overcook! Cook about one minute per side; there should still be red/pink in the middle. Enjoy!

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