Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise
The Hannah Marie 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. This boat features 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. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.
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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346 Reviews From TripShock Travelers
Salem, Indiana, USA
Mar 30 2015 12:18pm
The Cruise was very enjoyable! We had a great time! We even got to see a baby dolphin and the kids went wild!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 30 2015 01:34pm
Lisa, Thanks for cruising with us! You never know WHAT kind of wildlife you'll see on our cruise but the babies are our favorites! Thanks for coming and see you again soon!
Ashmore, Illinois, USA
Mar 30 2015 08:52am
Each year we visit Destin for family vacation. It has become a tradition to do the sunset cruise the last evening of our trip. We love the experience. Watching the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico is beautiful. The past two years we have gone with this family friendly boat. The crew are very nice and the vessel is clean. You won't be disappointed. Dolphins are always seen!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 30 2015 01:35pm
Laura, Thanks for cruising with us! We LOVE it when families come back year after year! Thank you for letting us make your vacation memorable!
Tipp city, Ohio, USA
Mar 29 2015 01:18pm
We did have a great time. We were a party of 6, mostly teenagers and they had a really good time. We saw dolphins before we left the bay. We didn't see much else after leaving the bay but it was a very pleasant experience, just taking the boat ride. Our hosts and guides were terrific.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 30 2015 01:36pm
Julie, Thank you for cruising with us! We are glad you had a good experiance and we hope to see you again soon!
Kyle, Texas, USA
Mar 26 2015 10:12am
We love it. The captain was awesome and gave lots of information during the trip. We saw tons of Dolphins.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 28 2015 10:56am
Justin, Thanks for cruising with us! We are so glad you loved it and hope you come back soon!
Crestview fl, Florida, USA
Mar 25 2015 11:58am
We had a blast loved it so relaxing but mental note 5 30 cruise bring a jacket gets a little coolVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 28 2015 11:46am
Kelly, Thanks for cruising with us! We hope you'll come back soon!
houston, Texas, USA
Mar 25 2015 08:18am
We enjoyed setting on the top deck watching the dolphins and the sun go down. Wind in our hair, seagulls following behind, dolphins rolling...what more could you want?Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 25 2015 11:42am
Kim, Thanks for cruising with us! The top deck is our favorite viewing spot too :) Plus you get to chat with the captain! Please come back soon!
Ashton, Illinois, USA
Mar 23 2015 01:03pm
I was expecting to see dolphins way off in the distance. I'm used to those tourist traps but this was not one of them! If you jumped off the boat you could've ridden one, that is how close we got to them.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 25 2015 11:45am
Grace, Thanks for cruising with us! It's against the law in the state of Florida to touch or feed a dolphin so we try and get each customer as close as possible without totally distrubing the dolphin pods. We hope you got some great pictures!
Pearland, Texas, USA
Mar 23 2015 10:07am
Great weather, great crew, great music and plenty of dolphins(including a 2 week old baby)....an all around great experience. We will be back next year for sure.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 28 2015 11:47am
Robert, Thanks for cruising with us! We hope you brought your camera and got a TON of pictures! Come back and see us soon!
Clarksville, Tennessee, USA
Mar 16 2015 12:35am
Very enjoyable, beautiful, so glad we did it!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 25 2015 11:48am
Jackie, Thanks for cruising with us! We try and make each dolphin cruise super special so we are glad to hear you enjoyed it! Please come back soon!
High Ridge, Missouri, USA
Feb 26 2015 10:04am
The best part of the ride was seeing the Destin skyline from the water. That was very enjoyable. The cost was inexpensive and worth the view.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mar 1 2015 07:52am
Jan, Thanks so much for cruising with us! We are so glad you got to see our incredible view and enjoyed it! We hope you took lots and lots of pictures! Please come back soon!
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