Plunge into the Gulf of Mexico on New Year’s Day at The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is hosting its third annual Pelican Plunge on Okaloosa Island on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Participants will take a refreshing dip into the Gulf of Mexico in support of the Emerald Coast Foundation.

Pre-registration will begin at 10:30 AM at the common area below The Crab Trap and the official splash into the Gulf of Mexico will take place at 11:30 AM. A post-plunge party will take place at The Crab Trap and include celebratory cocktails, hot-cocoa, coffee, free gumbo and raffle prizes!

The $20 participation fee benefiting the Emerald Coast Foundation, a charitable organization committed to investing in the youth of Northwest Florida. The foundation works with children’s charities such as ARC of the Emerald Coast, All Sports Association, Children in Crisis, and the Eleanor Johnson Youth Center to fund their causes.

Plungers are encouraged to pre-register online at where the first 100 registrants will receive an exclusive Pelican Plunge long-sleeved shirt sponsored by The Island.

After the dip, plungers (and spectators) can continue to celebrate New Year’s Day with $3 Bloody Mary’s, $2 Mimosas, and holiday specials at participating Boardwalk restaurants: Rockin Tacos, The Crab Trap, and Floyd’s Shrimp House.

For more information about Pelican Plunge on Okaloosa Island, head over to, or find the event page on The Boardwalk’s Facebook page.