Destin Waverunner Dolphin Tour
Seeing a dolphin from a boat is fun, but getting up close and personal on a waverunner offers much more excitement and interaction. Take a guided trip through the East Pass and Choctawatchee Bay using the best waverunners in Destin. Explore the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast with a top notch guide to help point out the best sites.
→ Enjoy an up close experience with wild dolphins.
→ Guided tour on 3-seater waverunners.
→ Smaller groups for better interactions
→ Newer model waverunners
Booking Details:Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase), a valid drivers license and credit card for verification. Please call to confirm your requested departure time at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Redeem your voucher at 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin FL 32541 with a representative. It is best to arrive at least 20 minutes early for instruction.
Dolphin tours are available daily March through October. Departure times are typically in the morning, but customers can request later times upon booking. Check availability and pricing by clicking the "view pricing" button above. It is best to book at least 2 days in advance to avoid sellouts.
Public parking is available at 102 Harbor Blvd. Parking is available on the hill.
Duration: 1.5 Hrs.
● 3 Seater Waverunner
● Tour Guide
● Life Vests
● Boaters test (Available On-site)
● Children under 6 are prohibited from riding on the jet ski.
● Adults born BEFORE January 1, 1988 can operate a jet ski with a valid drivers license without a Florida's Boater License.
● Person signing the contract must be 18, have a valid picture ID, & a VALID credit card for incidentals.
● Those born on or after January 1, 1988 can operate a jet ski, but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. These tests are available upon arrival for $5. They take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please arrive early if someone in your party is taking this test.
● Jet ski's are prohibited from entering the Gulf of Mexico.
● Total weight capacity is 450lb. Not valid for three grown adults.
● Guests are strictly prohibited from jumping off the waverunners and swimming with the dolphins. There is also no touching of the dolphins of any kind.
● It is recommended to bring suntan lotion and a towel.
● Jet ski's have small compartments to hold small valuables such as wallets, watches and jewelry. However, it is best to leave all these items back home or in your vehicle.
● If the weather is unfavorable for this activity, we will attempt to reschedule for another time or day. If we cannot meet customer demands for this, we'll refund the purchase amount.
● If there is rain while you are on the waverunner, the price will be prorated accordingly
● Tour guides are experienced in finding dolphins so there is a very good chance dolphins will be encountered. However, there are no guarantees.
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.
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We had a BLAST!!!! Paris was our tour guide. He was very nice not to mention easy on the eyes. LOL!! No seriously he was. We looked and looked and looked for Dolphins but they were not cooperating. Honestly, I forgot after 10 minutes that we were looking for Dolphins. We were laughing, having fun, and looking at all the sights. Well worth the $$ considering it would have cost me $125.00 for a waverunner for one hour on the beach. It cost us about $305.00 for 3 adults and 2 kids and I believe our time line was 2.5 hrs.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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We actually came twice. The first time was a great experience. Loved seeing the dolphins and having a little free time to ride. The second was awful--the guide took us so far out that we STRUGGLED to find our way back. We found ourselves in the middle of the ocean with no one around and very few landmarks. It was scary. The guide should not have left us several miles away. Also a laminated map with landmarks would have helpedVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Highlight of trip!!! Our Waverunner excursion was much more than we had expected. The preview was quick and professional, the equipment was top of the line, our guide was qualified and personable and the excursion made for a lifetime memory! We headed out and the group was pleasant but leary of actually seeing dolphins and being able to ride in open space. Once we were all comfortable, our guide led us into an open area with three separate pods of friendly dolphin that showed off for us, swam right up to our jet skis and hung out with us for 30 minutes!!!! Our guide let us finish the trip on our own and we saw more dolphin. Best value of entire vacation!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
The service through tripshock was easy. The wave runner dolphin tour was AMAZING. No troubles with booking or redeeming. Thanks so much!!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Poor experience. Received a cancellation phone call as we were arriving to the harbor for our excursion. Rescheduled it for the next day. Arrived, and the kid at the stand didn't have us down for an outing. We waited 30 minutes for a teenager to show up. He didn't speak much, but he led the outing. He had us follow him around the bay for a while, informed us that there were no dolphins that day, and had us back at the harbor in 55 minutes flat. The purchased tour was for 90 minutes. Don't waste your money on this.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Apr 26 2014 08:23pm
Hi Christopher, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience. We appreciate the feedback and we'll review the situation and reach out if we have any further questions regarding your experience. Thanks again for booking with us.
Well, we only saw 2 dolphins. So, it was really just a jet ski ride. It was fun. I would like them to know that they should wash their life jackets. They smelled so awful we had to change our shirts as soon as we got back. Otherwise, it was a fun trip.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Great Tour and Tour guide
We had a wonderful time. The guide was very helpful. We saw lots of dolphins. Would recommend it to anyone!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Dolphin Tour on wavereunners
Never found any dolphins or any other ocean life which was the reason for going. Other than that the overall experience was good.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Horrible. Staff was very hateful. We asked if it looked like a promising day for dolphines and the replay was " I always see them". Not true. We didnt see a thing. After we return the guide states " you shouldve canceled, the weather was not idea". Why didnt he offer that info when asked prior to leaving the docks or when we payed? Will never use them again. I dont think they are very knowledgable and they are very rude!! Asked if we could come back and try another time at a discounted rate, only offered 15% discount. What a joke since he took our money knowing conditions were not favorable.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jun 27 2013 06:39am
Lynette, Thank you for booking this tour and we are sorry that it didn't go as well as planned. It doesn't sound like something the guide would say, but we apologize either way. As you know, dolphins are wild animals and some days they don't feel like being seen. Most of the time they are very plentiful, but your trips was out of the ordinary. Customer service is our highest priority and we'll review this situation with our staff. Thanks again for booking.
Waverunner Dolphin Excursion
Our "guide" was really far ahead of us, and there was no conversation or infomation shared. Spent the entire 90 minutes just trying to keep up with him so we didn't get left behind.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jun 27 2013 06:43am
Thank you for booking and we are sorry to hear the guide was hard to keep up with. This is not an ideal way of enjoying our tours and we will be sure to discuss this situation with our staff. Sometimes the guide will go faster if time is running short and he/she is trying to get some better sightings of dolphins for the customers. We appreciate you booking with us and leaving the feedback.
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