Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman Destin
Located on Highway 98 in Destin, just one mile north of the world renowned emerald green waters and sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Halfway between Pensacola and Panama City, Destin is known as the, “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World”, and is home to one of the largest private and commercial fishing fleets in the nation. Bass Pro Shops is a proud sponsor of the nationally famous annual Destin Fishing Rodeo held each October. It is no wonder that Destin ranks among the most visited places in Florida, second only to the Orlando theme park area.
Fishing and Hunting Specialists
Besides fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, there are numerous lakes, rivers, and streams for the fresh water fishermen . For hunters, Eglin Reservation and other State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas provide almost unlimited opportunities. Bass Pro Shops provides one-stop shopping for all of your hunting and fishing needs with our extensive selection of guns, ammunition, and salt and fresh water fishing gear. Our Customer Service Department can supply your hunting and fishing licenses and wildlife permits.
For the camping enthusiast, the Destin area is blessed with numerous State Parks, State Forest Parks, and other campsites ranging from primitive to fully-equipped sites. Bass Pro Shops has a whole Department devoted to camping gear and everything you need to outfit an individual, a family, or a Troop of Boy Scouts. We also carry a great selection of kayaks and canoes to add adventure to that next camping or fishing trip.
Everything you Need for the Outdoors
Our two story, 50,000 square foot store is a focal point in Destin for visitors and residents alike and offers the best selection of hunting, fishing, camping, and marine gear in the panhandle. For all your outdoor hunting or casual clothing and footwear or for that special gift, browse our well stocked departments. In addition, Tracker Marine offers sales and certified service on Tracker, Mako, and Suntracker boats and is a full-service Mercury dealership. Tracker also sells Arctic Cat and Bad Boy 4-wheelers.
The Destin Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman has a 10,000 gallon salt-water aquarium stocked with local species. Join us for the fish feeding on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Almost every month we have adult and kid’s oriented events and workshops, including outdoor themed arts and crafts for the little ones. Often, we are putting on outdoor cooking demonstrations and offer free samples out by our gazebo. From old fashioned dutch oven cobblers and stews using charcoal to the latest in fish and turkey frying, grilling and smoking, our staff demonstrates the techniques and tools to make your next outdoor cooking adventure a success. From free photos with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, Summer Camp activities, Boat Shows, Halloween, and other events, Bass Pro Shops is the family-friendly place to shop.
Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill
About 300 feet west of the store, the long awaited Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill opened on July 3, 2014. The underwater themed bowling alley and restaurant also features private rooms for meetings or parties. Ultra-modern teleconferencing capabilities are available. Behind the huge centrally located full-service boat-shaped bar is another richly paneled dining, meeting, and billiards room complete with fireplace. Out front, a fenced outdoor kiosk bar serves as a pleasing seating area for waiting patrons.
Diners, bowlers, and others enter the building by crossing a bridged flanked on either side by running waterfalls. Once inside, one is immediately immersed in a stunning underwater visual experience. Over 800 replicas of marine creatures hang from the ceilings and complement the undersea murals painstakingly painted on the walls. Special motion lighting striking the ceilings over the bowling lanes create the illusion of sunlight refracting off the waves above. Uniquely designed sea creatures serve as bowling ball returns.
The food is upscale bowling alley fare at very reasonable prices. Appetizers (including fried alligator), soups and salads, a huge variety of fancy burgers and sandwiches, pizza and flatbreads, seafood, steak, and baby back ribs are offered.
Destin’s Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill are located in the Destin Commons, a unique open-air town center offering specialty shopping, restaurants, and a modern all digital multiplex theater featuring stadium seating and I-Max movies.
So whether you come to Destin for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime, make sure to visit the Bass Pro Shops and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl! We are not just another outdoor outfitter or bowling alley, we are an “Experience”!