The Emerald Coast’s BEST transportation


Someone you can trust

Flat prices determined by distance and number of people. Call for a detailed quote.

Local Runs

A Guide to your best vacation

$10 per person for groups of 5 or more. (inside our service area)


Relax. Let us do the driving.

$100 per hour per van. 2 hour minimum. (Before discounts) Must be picked up and return to service area.

5 Ride is your local guide to all things Emerald Coast

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Notice: This site is still a work in progress.

Fort Walton

The most affordable area to stay with plenty of watersports, nightlife, a Native American temple mound, and Okaloosa Islands beautiful beaches.


Centerpiece of the “Redneck Riviera”, this rusty old fish bucket is the source of the beautiful unique white sands that Emerald Coast beaches are famous for.


Brimming with beautiful rentals and shopping options, Miramar is home to Sandestin Resort and “Baytowne Wharf”, the epicenter Miramar nightlife

Scenic 30A

The fastest growing county on the coast filled with quiet towns, sprawling parks, isolated beach inlets, trails. Very family and bicycle friendly.

Emerald Coast Accommodations

Let us help choose the best stay for your group’s needs. We know the best resorts and hotels, and as locals for over 10 years we have valuable insights about the best neighborhoods for renting houses or condos in up and down the Emerald Coast.
See our top hotel and neighborhood picks.

Emerald Coast Dining

when it comes to fresh seafood, its hard to beat the Panhandle of Florida. There’s a reason it’s home to “the best little fishing village in the world”. The real catch is, this fact is not a secret and every year thousands of travelers come to sample the goods. Learn how to get a table at some of the best, and often most overlooked restaurants on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast.
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Emerald Coast Indoor Activities

So you know where you wanna be, but what can you do once you get here? What if it rains? What if its too hot? Its good to have options, which is why the 5 Ride has diligently researched all the best things to do both indoors and out during your Emerald Coast vacation. See more Emerald Coast Activities

Annual Events on the Emerald Coast

Check out some of the wildest parties on planet Earth and even join in the fun if you plan your trip accordingly. Our ground services can pick you up from the airport, keep you entertained while your rental is prepared, and make sure you have all the logistics support you need to pull it off in style.
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Nightlife on the Emerald Coast

Destin and Miramar have a rich beach bar nightlife. The bars are open until 2-4 am daily depending on the bar. After the bars and you can meet the fisherman and military people eating breakfast at the 24/7 Whataburger.

Check out or list of favorite bar crawl strategies.

DESTINation Weddings

With hundreds of destination weddings under our belt it’s no surprise that The 5 Ride of Destin is consistently rated as Wedding Wire’s best of the best.

Our prompt, professional service ensure that ALL of your attending guests can enjoy the magic of your special day without the worry of parking fines, towing costs, DUIs… or worse.

Matt Gorman

President, Head of Logistics

Jake Gorman

Head of Personnel

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Private Excursions

The 5 ride’s fleet of versatile vans are available to transport your party to a wide array of outdoor activities the local area provides such as parasailing, water sports, and fishing charter adventures. We have space for coolers, floats, fishing equipment as well as space for you and your party.

Airport Pickups

When you arrive for a vacation, you only need one thing… Prompt economical transportation to your accommodation by way of a grocery store or waypoint to pick up everything you need before your vacation starts. Let our no frills approach to vacation logistics jump start your next trip and maximize the vacation you’ve already paid for.

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The 5 Rides vision

5 Ride is a family business. Our mission is to give far more than flexible, reliable, and affordable transportation. Our vision is to help people with every step of their vacation. We are here to be a guide so you can save time, have more fun, save money, and get the most out of your trip.