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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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
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
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
We had a great time and an awesome experience. Thank you so much.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Trip was everything as advertised,my wife and I really enjoyed itVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Be sure you call
We booked an early morning cruise due to the heat, good thing we called the day before because they actually canceled that one since we were the only ones who registered for that one. Over all good cruise, saw plenty of dolphins, great crew, fun times. Be sure to bring cash for refreshments because carrying a cooler just isn't worth it.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
We thoroughly enjoyed our dolphin cruise on the Hannah Marie. The captain kept up a knowledgeable commentary on the Destin area, dolphins, etc. It took a while to spot some dolphins but the crew was relentless and finally there were sightings of a dozen or more dolphins. The crew was very kind and helpful. Snacks and drinks were available for purchase at $1 each. The price of the cruise was very reasonable. We were able to move around the boat and view things from several locations. It was a delightful time for us(senior citizens) & we highly recommend it.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Tripshock customer service was amazing. The actual dolphin cruise eh. It got cancelled twice 9:00 am & 11:00 am forcing us to take a 6:00 pm. The water was rough so the captain took the boat somewhere else instead of staying where the dolphins were. It was cool for the 2 minutes we saw dolphins and a nice sunset too. The crew was nice and enjoyed the stories.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
We had a great time. We saw so many dolphins. Our captain was great and knew exactly where to go and where to look. He seemed to really enjoy his job! Would definitely go againVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Awesome Captain and crew. Went out into gulf and made a big circle up ad down coast looking for dolphin. Was successful and spotting three different pair. Stayed out as long as expected on a sunset cruise that appeared to be questionable sunset because of heavy cloud coverage. At the last minute the clouds cleared a little and the captain turned the boat around so that we could catch the view over the dikes better. Could not have asked for more than that. Nice narrative over pa system, extremely clean, nice equipment. Highly reccommend from Tennessee visitor.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
greg Mar 6 2014
Global Administrator Dec 21 2009
Global Administrator Dec 21 2009
dolphins in the water
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Olin Marler Dolphin Cruises