Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise
The Hannah Marie & the Miss Florida runs Dolphin Cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour narrated cruise watching dolphins play in their natural habitat. These boats feature a glass bottom viewing area, snack bar, restrooms and an air conditioned and heated cabin.
→ 1.5 hour narrated cruise.
→ See dolphins and other marine wildlife.
→ Great for families with young children or infants.
→ Air conditioned cabin & bathrooms
→ Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings (See Below)
→ Glass bottom viewing area and top deck observation
Please Note: You MUST book your tickets in advance to receive promotional rates.
Booking Details:Once the tickets are booked online, please visit the Olin Marler Charters ticket booth at 102-B Harbor Blvd with a photo ID for verification. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time. It is highly recommended to confirm the cruise time at least 24 hours in advance
Dolphin tours depart daily throughout the year other than Christmas day. Cruise times will vary during the year so please click the "Book now" button above for current departure times.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Public parking is available at 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541. As you pull off highway 98, head over the hill down to the Harbor. Customers may park on the hill or just over it.
● 1.5 hour tour
● Gratuities (optional)
● Food & Drinks (for purchase)
● Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
● The boat requires a minimum of 20 paying passengers to depart. If this is not met, a customer service rep will call to reschedule or cancel.
● Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● Glass bottles are not allowed on the boat.
● Customers are asked to bring a camera, suntan lotion, sun glasses and a small 6-pack cooler for food and beverages.
● Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the boat, but glass is prohibited.
● 98% success rate for finding dolphins on the cruise. In other words, it is rare to not see dolphins on this tour. If no dolphins are seen on the cruise, the customer may come back the next day on a day cruise for no additional charge.
● The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please call ahead to let the crew know so the ramp can be setup.
● The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 110 passengers.
● Children under 4 are FREE, but need to be accounted for during booking.
● The boat will cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Harbor and the Choctawatchee Bay. The boat does not experience much movement, but those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take dramamine or bonine for precaution.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time 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 is unfavorable, the tour 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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Plano, Texas, USA
Sep 15 2014 10:48am
Destin Dolphin Cruise
The cruise was a lot of fun. My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful day searching for dolphins and other water creatures. We did encounter 5 dolphins swimming together which was a lot of fun to watch. The captain tried his very best to find more dolphins and was disappointed that wasn't the case. No matter - we enjoyed the cruise and would recommend it wholeheartedly.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Brenham, Texas, USA
Sep 13 2014 11:13am
We enjoyed the dolphin cruise very much. It was a great family trip and the price was very affordable. We did see dolphins but it was just so wonderful to be out on the water in such beautiful weather for such a great price.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Centreville, Virginia, USA
Sep 12 2014 08:31pm
Fun trip. Professional and friendly crew. We saw a bunch of dolphins and the captain was able to get us close. Got a bunch of great pictures and great memories.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
SUWANEE, Georgia, USA
Sep 7 2014 08:06am
Very nice cruise saw many dolphins!l Captain and crew are great.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 03:07pm
The Capt LOVES entertaining our guests! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise! We do cruises YEAR ROUND so please come back soon!
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Sep 6 2014 09:41am
The Dolphin Cruise was an Awesome Experience! It was a group of us and everyone enjoyed it. The Narrator was very informative and determine to locate Dolphins for the experience. At one point it didn't appear that we would see any dolphins....but then we were surrounded by Dolphins from both sides!!! I have to admit even if we had not seen any Dolphins the experience along to cruise the Gulf of Mexico in the beautiful water was great and well worth the reasonable price! Be careful though because the tides did get pretty high the further we went out.....it was crazy but fun. I took some Dramamine prior to the cruise and still experience motion sickness at the end and don't eat prior to the cruise! However I highly recommend this event in Destin!!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 03:18pm
We guarantee dolphin sightings on every cruise or your next cruise is free! So glad you got to see them surround the boat like that. The natural beauty in this area is like none other.
Antioch, Tennessee, USA
Sep 6 2014 12:28am
Did not make it in time
Traffic was so bad we missed our boat. Very disappointing really wanted to see the dolphins.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 04:01pm
Hello Dawn, I am sorry to hear that you missed your trip. Unfortunately in this area the traffic can get bad during the holidays and we suggest to leave with plenty of time to arrive at your destination. If you or someone in your party were to have called we would have seen if there was another time we could reschedule you to as we do try to be flexible. We appreciate your feedback and do hope that you try us again on your next trip to Destin
Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
Aug 29 2014 08:50am
This dolphin cruise was nothing less than amazing I had an incredible time. The crew was very entertaining, and accommodating. We saw several dolphins, they even stopped boat and made noises so they could come close. I got great pictures. Overall great time would defenitely do again!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 04:06pm
We try SUPER hard to make every trip memorable! Thank you for the recognition! We would love to copies of the pics you took!
Coppell, Texas, USA
Aug 27 2014 01:23pm
half an hour
The cruise was 90 minute long but the actual dolphin watching happened only in the first 30 minutes and the rest was no fun at all. I understand they can't really make dolphins stay in a few designated places, but I just felt it wasn't so worthy the money. Rather, we rented a pontoon boat 4 hours for $150 here on tripshock and it was such a great deal and full of fun!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 03:56pm
Hi Soojin! Thank you for booking us thru Tripshock! We're sorry you didn't enjoy the last 60 minutes of your dolphin cruise. Because the dolphins are wild dolphins and not trained dolphins, we are unable to keep them in any area. We DO guarantee dolphin sightings on every cruise or your next one is free so we are glad that you got to see quite a few in the first 30 minutes. Our captains also narrate your tour so that you can learn more about the area AND the dolphins as well as letting children "steer" the boat. Thank you for your feedback on our tour.
Katy, Texas, USA
Aug 26 2014 02:53pm
Great Family Fun
This was an amazing experience for my family. Three story boat was clean and shaded well. Captain was knowledgeable of all Destin. Crew was friendly as well. Cruise was enjoyable. Dolphin sightings are not promised but we did see a few!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 9 2014 04:21pm
Victor, Thanks for the great review! We hope you brought your family down to the bottom viewing deck to see the sting rays and fish through the glass panels. That is one of the best parts in our opinion! See you all next time!
Defuniak Springs, Florida, USA
Aug 25 2014 03:36pm
We had a great time and an awesome experience. Thank you so much.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Sep 10 2014 10:49am
Greg, Thank YOU for booking with us through Tripshock! We hope you and your family had a great vacation while you were in town and hope you will come back for another tour soon!
greg Mar 6 2014
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