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 10 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 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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Lavergne, Tennessee, USA Apr 22 2014 12:38pm
The morning of the dolphin tour was really foggy. After being out a short time the captain determined that it was best to go back to shore. We had been offered to reschedule or get a refund. We chose to reschedule for later that same day. We made a good choice. The trip later that afternoon was awesome. And as promised we seen dolphins. We will do this tour again the next time we are in the area. kids loved it. It was great that the company actually gave us the choice of reschedule or refund. Very impressed.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Ocean springs, Mississippi, USA Apr 21 2014 05:55am
The crew among the Hannah Marie were the best!!! We had to reschedule our original 10:30 a.m. trip due to weather. We ended up taking a 6:00 pm trip a couple of days later, and let me tell you, that was THE Perfect time to go!!! The sunset was amazing!! After a while we thought that maybe the trip out was going to be a bust because we only saw 1 or 2 dolphins, but towards the end there was a huge pod feeding and we watched them for what seemed like half an hour. They were beautiful. The crew was amazing and very knowledgable. I would highly recommend this trip, it's worth every dime.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA Apr 16 2014 07:58am
Dolphin Watching in Destin
I enjoyed the boat ride as well as the crew. The trip was very enjoyable. I only wish that the Dolphins were more active. I did see dolphins but only their bodies and not their faces. I would book through Tripshock again!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Roswell, Georgia Apr 15 2014 10:54am
We used TripShock to purchase tickets for a Dolphin Cruise with Olin Marler Charters in Destin, FL. The Dolphin Cruise was hands-down the highlight of our trip, and an event that gave us memories to talk about for years to come. Our captain on the Hannah Marie was knowledgable, fun, and even cracked a few jokes. He knew the dolphin areas well, as well as their behaviors, so we were able to see about 40 dolphins on our cruise, even some jumping in the trailwater of the boat as we cruised along (very cool!!). First Mate fed the seagulls as we raced thru the water. Would highly recommend using Olin Marler Charters to anyone making a trip to Destin. We've been on other charters before and they paled in comparison. Pricing for Olin Marler was actually cheaper than previous charters, too. Can't wait till next Spring Break! We'll definitely be visiting with the crew of the Hannah Marie again.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Wesley Jay Akers
Versailles, Kentucky, USA Apr 13 2014 08:04am
Destin History & Dolphin Cruise
We took the first cruise of the day, and the weather was beautiful. Our crew was very professional and considerate, and the vessel was clean and comfortable. It was a leisurely trip around the Destin area with great historical information, restaurant reviews, and photo opportunities. We found several dolphin pods, including some with calves. The crew even went so far as to steer the boat close to the pods so we could see them up close and photograph them. It was the highlight of our vacation.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Cumming, Georgia, USA Apr 12 2014 01:23pm
It was too great!
We had very nice experience in Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise on Apr 4 2014... specially the captain was very friendly and lots of fun for kids...lots of dolphins that day...Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Forsyth, Georgia, USA Apr 8 2014 03:27pm
Very good experience.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Acworth, Georgia, USA Apr 7 2014 06:45am
We loved this experience. Our daughters were very excited to see the dolphins the doves and pelicans. The only thing is that we would like to be closer to the dolphins to see them better. I recommend this experience.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Montgomery, Alabama, USA Apr 3 2014 07:28pm
It was amazing!
Great time! We saw the dolphins a lot. They swam up next to the boat. I'm so glad my 6yr old got to to experience it.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
libertyville, Illinois, USA Apr 3 2014 08:37am
The trip was ok. Unfortunately the weather (very windy and cold) wasn't great, preventing us from actually getting out on the Gulf. However, the captain did his best to locate some dolphins, and the kids enjoyed seeing them. A warm, sunny, and calm day would've made a big difference.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
greg Mar 6 2014
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