Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

dolphins in the water
SUMMER SPECIAL: Adult $17 (Reg. $27) May 15-31 12:30pm Cruises ONLY! Limited time offer on all other cruises - Adults $22 & children $13!!

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.

Activity Highlights
→ 1.5 hour narrated cruise.
→ See dolphins and other marine wildlife.
→ Great for families with young children or infants.
→ Air conditioned cabin & bathrooms
→ 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.

Departure Details
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 for $5 per car. As you pull off highway 98, head over the hill down to the Harbor. Customers may park on the hill or just over it.

● 1-1.5 hour tour

● Gratuities (optional)
● $5 Parking Per Car
● 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.

Additional Information
● 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.
● The tour is wheelchair accessible however motorized chairs are too heavy to get over the ramp and onto the boat
● The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 97 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.
● This boat is equipped with a restroom.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.

Cancellation Policy
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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  • Emerald winchester, Kentucky, USA Apr 17 2016 09:04am

    Dolphin cruise

    Wonderful trip, the ocean was a little choppy. We saw plenty of dolphins. And the kids had a blast feeding the seagulls.

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  • Karla Walworth, WI Apr 16 2016 03:40pm

    Awesome Day!

    It was a great day! Saw lots of dolphins right next to our boats. Captains were very nice! Highly recommended! Thanks!

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  • amanda mcbeth picayune, Mississippi, USA Apr 12 2016 06:25pm

    Awesome experience great price

    Wonderful cruise plenty of sights and information had a great time!

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  • Patricia Bloomer Moline, Illinois, USA Apr 12 2016 01:52pm


    I always take a dolphin cruise when in Florida. I really enjoyed the Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise. The Captain was very knowledgeable and personable, as were the First Mates. We saw a pod of 5 dolphin, plus a baby. The Captain stopped to let us enjoy the viewing whenever we saw dolphins.

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  • Tammy Bloodworth Farmington, Missouri, USA Apr 12 2016 09:59am

    Dolphin tour

    Loved it we had a great time.We will differently do it again when we visit next time.

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  • Dematrice Slidell, Louisiana, USA Apr 11 2016 12:42pm

    Very Enjoyable!!

    Nice cruise didn't think we would see Dolphins because because it was raining in the water was very choppy but we did is was a little rocky but we saw them so I recommend this Cruise

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  • Angela Chumley Shalimar, Florida, USA Apr 10 2016 08:43pm

    Family Fun

    I wanted to do some fun activities with my children on their spring break. Even though we live here in the area this was our first time doing this and it was an awesome experience! We have recommended this to several other families and will definitely do it again soon!

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  • Eileen Orlando, Florida, USA Apr 10 2016 09:28am

    Family vacation

    We had a great time with our family and got to see a lot of dolphins and other marine life. All of the staff was great and we had an awesome captain :-) Thank you Roy for a smooth ride!

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  • Melissa Franklin, Wisconsin, USA Apr 9 2016 05:31pm

    Great Family Experience!

    This was a great family trip for me, my husband, and our two girls ages 8 and 11. The crew was friendly, enthusiastic, and informative. We saw several pods of dolphins almost immediately, some of which included babies. The trip was about an hour and half, which really was the perfect amount of time to see the dolphins, and do some sightseeing. I would highly recommend this trip.

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  • Laura Auburn, Indiana, USA Apr 9 2016 11:23am

    Dolphin cruise

    Crew was great!!! We were lucky enough to see approximately 25 dolphins... All around the boat at pretty much the same time ... It was awesome!!!! We will definitely do this again next visit to Destin!

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