Destin Waverunner Dolphin Tour

Best way to see dolphins on the water, get an up close look at these majestic creatures.

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.

Activity Highlights
→ 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. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor. 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.

Departure Details
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
● Instruction

● 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.

Additional Information
● 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.

Cancellation Policy
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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  • Jeffrey Summers Fort Worth, Texas, USA Sep 3 2014 09:22am

    Jet Ski excursion was wonderful. We enjoyed the dolphins close up. The trick is to find them and then turn off the jet ski, as the impeller noise conflicts with them. Great time!!!

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  • Beth Michalak Mckinney, Texas, USA Jul 31 2014 06:33am

    It was the best thing we did this vacation!! We saw at least 7 dolphin and had a blast! Got so close to them, right in front of my jetski one time. Our guide was nice and personable and we ended up leaving a sweater and a license and they called us immediately. That really impressed me. We will do this again!!

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  • alan Haley houston, Texas, USA Jul 30 2014 08:39am


    This was, by far, my favorite excursion of our entire vacation. First of all, being on a jet ski is lots of fun. When you add in chasing dolphins and being within touching distance of them, you get a magical experience. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

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  • Leslie Marshalltown, IA Jul 30 2014 08:08am

    Dolphin Waverunner Excursion

    Awesome experience getting close to the dolphins with Sherman as our guide! We saw at least 20 dolphins in a pod including some babies - the most our guide had seen as well. We also enjoyed being able to cruise on the wave runners on the bay for a bit! My teenagers ages 14-19 really enjoyed this activity!

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  • judlyn blume spring, Texas, USA Jul 29 2014 08:39am

    Dolphins in Destin

    Our family had a wonderful time seeing dolphins up close while riding the Waverunners. The dolpins were swimming around and under the waverunners and were almost close enough to touch. Our children ages 14, 12, and 8 loved it!! We also saw sting rays in the water in the bay and had fun playing on the waverunners there. Well worth the reasonable expense!! Our guide was great!!

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  • Christina Ledoux houston, Texas, USA Jul 15 2014 09:52am

    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.

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  • richelle fayetteville, Georgia, USA Jun 26 2014 12:19am

    Waverunner dolphin tour

    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 helped

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  • Melanie Greensboro, North Carolina, USA Jun 24 2014 08:33am

    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!!!

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  • Dixie Allen Hernando, Mississippi, USA Jun 4 2014 03:17pm

    Waverunner rental

    The service through tripshock was easy. The wave runner dolphin tour was AMAZING. No troubles with booking or redeeming. Thanks so much!!!!

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  • Christopher Kuebrich Fresno, California, USA Apr 22 2014 01:23pm

    No Dolphins

    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.

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  • Management Response, 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.

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