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Summer DESTINation Giveaway

The Water Park

Opens April 13!


Park Policies

Terms & Conditions for Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park

Park Policies and Safety Regulations are enforced for the safety and comfort of our guests.  Adherence to park policies is necessary for park admittance. These policies enable our guests to have a safe, fun, and family-friendly experience. 

01. Admission

What are the options for admission?

You may purchase admission by the day for a one-time visit, or you can purchase a season pass and enjoy fun for the whole season. Season pass availability is subject to change. Big Kahuna’s has specials listed on the home page when available!

Park Re-Entry

Re-entry into the Park is free for the day of ticket redemption with a handstamp.

Do I need to pay if I am not swimming or I am just spectating?

Yes, Big Kahuna’s is a gated,  participatory park and you will need a ticket for admission.

Use Your Online Tickets

Save time and money when you purchase tickets online.

No Printer? No Problem! Just present your confirmation barcode on your mobile device at any turnstile.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available with advance reservation only. For information, contact Group Sales at 850-837-8319.

Are children under a certain age free?

Children (2) and under FREE however Big Kahuna’s reserves the right to ask for proof in the event there is a clear discrepancy and reserves the right to change policy.
Mother and son smile in front of the Humunga River

What age is considered an adult?

Any individual 18 years of age or over is considered an adult.

02. Facilities and Amenities

Restrooms & Changing Rooms

Restrooms and changing areas for the Water Park are located on the entry walkway near First Aid, the Bombs Away Bay/Paradise Eats area, and near the Kowabunga Racers. 

The Adventure Park restrooms are located to the right of the Skycoaster, just before the bridge to Tropical Golf.


Our over-sized lot offers plenty of parking, as well as a drop-off area near the park gate.

The parking fee is $5.00 per vehicle per day. Bus parking is free with a group reservation.

Girl carrying inner tube

Tubes & Life Jackets

There is no rental fee on tubes or life jackets. 

Our life vests are U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices, and are available for use throughout the park at no charge. 

Please review additional Lifejacket information in the Safety Section below. 

Locker Rentals

Lockers are available for rent  inside the Park. There are two locker size options available. 

All-day lockers can 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.

Cabana Rentals

Cabana rentals can be reserved in advance online or at the park the day of your visit. We cannot take reservations over the phone.

In-Park Shopping & Dining

Don’t forget your towel and sunscreen! But if you do, just come see us at the Big Kahuna’s Tiki Gift Shop for these essentials plus clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs of all kinds.

We also have several areas where guests can purchase delicious food options throughout the park, so bring your appetite!

03. Safety Policies

We're Serious About Safety

Big Kahuna’s Water Parks offer a variety of activities for all ages. Park Policies, including those posted in the park and on the website, are enforced for the safety of our guests. Park does not assume any responsibility or liability for failure to adhere to Park Policies and safety rules.

Safety Rules

To all guests using phone or tablet apps while in the park, for your safety as well as other guests, please be aware of your surroundings at all times and maintain a proper lookout for other patrons and attractions.
There are areas of the park where guests are not allowed to enter, so please be aware of those areas and abide by the rules of the park.

Life Jackets

At Big Kahuna’s we have life jackets for guests to use while enjoying our pools. Our US coast guard approved life jackets are available at all blue and green slides, all children’s pools, and our wave pool.

We have all sizes of life jackets to fit every guest. On the inside of the life jacket there is a weight range, please check to make sure your put on the correct size.

Need help finding a life jacket? Please ask a lifeguard or slide attendant if you need help finding a life jacket to fit you or anyone who needs one. 


Adults are not permitted to hold small children while riding attractions.

We strongly recommend that all minors (under 18) be accompanied by an adult. Park does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

Height Restrictions

The Park offers a variety of activities for all ages. Height restrictions are posted for all attractions and strictly enforced.  Review height requirements for individual attractions here:


On December 19, 2008 the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act went into effect. This law requires VGB Compliant Pool Drain Grates. All of our raised grates have a red circle highlighting their location. Big Kahuna’s is VGB Compliant, but please note that some of our grates have a raised profile off the floor as mandated by the Law. They are designed to be stepped on, but in shallow water they could pose a tripping hazard.

04. Other Policies

Outside Food & Drinks

No outside food or beverages are allowed in the Park. Sorry, but we do not allow glass containers, coolers, ice chests, food or beverages of any kind to be brought inside the park. We have a wide variety of options available at the Hideaway and Paradise Eats locations. Any bottles or containers for infant formula must be plastic; no glass is allowed in the park. Cakes are allowed to be brought in for booked birthday parties.
Girl riding down Pirate's Escape water slide


Gray skies? Iffy forecast? No problem! Come out to Big Kahuna’s anyway! Savvy guests know the crowds are light when there’s a threat of rain. The lines are short. Waits are minimal. Do what you want, when you want.

Florida weather frequently changes within an hour or two. If the weather does get really ugly, we offer our Rain Check Guarantee:

If pools and waterslides are closed due to inclement weather for over an hour, and you have your receipt, you will be issued a FREE admission for a return visit during the current season. 

If attractions reopen when weather clears, rain checks will be issued for only 30 additional minutes as you exit the park for the day. Guests will be eligible for the offer only as they exit the park for the day and possess a receipt. 

NO CASH REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Season Pass Holders do not qualify for Rain Checks. Ticket will be valid for the year they are issued.

Floatation Devices

Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted. Inflatable devices, as well as suits with attached or enclosed floats, are not permitted. 

Animal Policy

Sorry, no pets allowed in the park. Only Service Animals.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas. Big Kahuna’s has two designated smoking areas in the park.

Camera/Video Policy

No cameras or video devices are allowed on our rides or slides.

Proper Attire

Big Kahuna’s does not allow bathing attire with: belts, buckles, rivets, grommets, metal of any kind, thongs or cut off jean shorts.

Profanity & Abusive Language

This is a family-friendly park. Profanity and abusive language is not permitted anywhere on park grounds.

Ejection from Participation

We reserve the right to refuse admittance and/or remove guests for any safety violation or other detrimental cause.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

It is recommended that persons with pre-existing medical conditions such as head, neck or back problems; and women who are pregnant not participate in or ride any attractions. Each individual should evaluate his or her ability to participate or ride any attraction.

05. Group Booking

Group and Parties Booking Policies

At Big Kahuna’s Water Parks, we take your group’s fun seriously. Please read over these policies to familiarize yourself with our reservation and advance ticket procedure to make your group’s visit a complete success. 

Groups Payment

Final payment is due day of the event. Applicable deposits are due at the time of reservation with the final guarantees due.
The entire group must be handled by, and paid for by, one person. Only one form of payment per group is accepted. We accept cash, all major credit cards, and business checks. Please no personal checks.

Changes & Cancellations

If inclement weather occurs, groups may change their reservation by 8 a.m. the morning of their scheduled visit by calling the Group Sales Office at (850) 837-8319 or by emailing

If your group’s visit needs to be rescheduled for a different day, please call us as soon as possible. For reasons other than inclement weather, you must call the Group Sales office at 850-837-8319 at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit to change or cancel your reservation.

Group Booking Checklist:

Tax Exempt Groups

If you are a tax-exempt entity, you must be tax-exempt in the state of Florida and provide our office with a copy of your tax-exempt certificate (FL DR-14) at the time of reservation to receive a non-taxed admission. Provide your form FL DR-14 to our Groups Sales office at least 24 hours in advance of your event.

Tips & Helpful Info

FAQs to Know Before You Go!

Make it a great day at the park when you come prepared. The following information will help you to make the most out of a visit to Big Kahuna’s Water Park in Destin, FL.

Admission & Discounts


There is a fee for admission into the park. Participants can purchase passes online or in-park, individual attractions, or arcade credits for the areas of the park they wish to enjoy. Reservations are not required for general admission.


Parking at this location is $5.00.

Park Re-Entry

Guests are welcome to enter and exit. Day passes are valid for the entire day.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for purchase in-park or online and are emailed to the recipient.

Gift cards are only available for redemption in park; gift cards can not be used for online transactions at this time. 



All ages are priced the same for all attractions and passes.

Military, Medical, & First Responders

We offer an in-park discount for Military and Veterans, Doctors, Nurses, and First Responders. You must present a valid Military/Medical ID with photo ID at the ticket counter to receive discount.

Groups of 20+

For group discounts, please see our groups page here:

Online Ticket Assistance

For Online Ticket Purchase Assistance please Contact Us here.

Using Your Online Tickets

Save time and money when you purchase tickets online. No Printer? No Problem! Just present your confirmation barcode on your mobile device at the admissions counter.

Rentals & Reservations

Cabana Rentals

Cabana rentals can be reserved in advance online or at the park the day of your visit. Cabana rentals are subject to availability. Deposit will be required for advanced reservations. 

*Advanced booking is strongly advised.

Locker Rentals

We offer both small and large lockers for daily rental on a first come first serve basis. Guest can either stow their belongings and personal items in a locker or in their vehicles or chairs near the attractions. Because our guests eat at the tables in the Island Time Cafe and Paradise Eats, we do not allow bags and personal items to be stored there. We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles

Reserve a Space

Are you looking to throw a private event? We offer cabanas, party spaces, or even the full park for your group’s enjoyment. 

Cabana at Big Kahuna's Water Park

Other Rentals

We do not currently offer these item storage options or rentals.

Lost & Found

Please speak to a team member or fill out this form to report a lost or found item:

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