Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

ONLINE SPECIAL: Adult $20 (Reg. $27) thru February 28th, 2017!

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 $5-10 per car (Special event parking prices may vary). 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)
● $5-10 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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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Paul Waynesville, North Carolina, USA Jan 20 2017 08:10am

    Kids had a blast!

    Captain Roy and Crew did an awesome job. The time of year we went (January) isnt peak time for dolphin spoting but they found them and we got great photos and videos. Treated kids great and made our trip just fantastic! Go on this wont be disappointed!

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  • Management Response, Jan 20 2017 02:32pm

    Thanks Paul! We are so glad you guys enjoyed your trip! There are dolphins out there year round so it's not hard to find them!

  • Tammy Hammitte Monroe, Michigan, USA Jan 13 2017 06:08am

    Dolphin Tour (Olin Marlen?)

    This was one of the best dolphin tours we have been on. We got to see so many dolphins. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour and company to everyone! Thank you for the great tour of dolphin sightings.

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  • Management Response, Jan 20 2017 02:33pm

    Thanks Tammy! We are glad you guys enjoyed it! Please come back again soon!

  • RALPH DRAPER florence, Kentucky, USA Jan 2 2017 11:34am

    Wonderful trip of dolphin sightings

    Great trip. Seeing under the boat was neat.

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  • Management Response, Jan 8 2017 01:21pm

    Thanks Ralph! The glass view panels in the bottom of the boat can make your trip incredibly interesting. Sometimes the water is clear and you can see fish, dolphins, sting rays and more! Sometimes the water is murky so you're not able to see so much. We're really glad you enjoyed the trip!

  • Mehgan Watervliet, New York, USA Jan 2 2017 09:08am


    I recommend this cruise, it was fun and informative. Weather was a perfect warm dec day!

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  • Management Response, Jan 8 2017 01:23pm

    Thanks so much for the great review! December was definitely warm for 2016!

  • Maria Addison, Illinois, USA Jan 2 2017 08:32am


    Great cruise, plenty of dolphin sitings and fun bird feeding.....the crew was super friendly and definitely interested in making sure the passengers were enjoying themselves and staying safe.

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  • Management Response, Jan 20 2017 02:36pm

    Thanks Maria! Our crew works hard to make sure every passenger enjoys the trip and wants to come back. They enjoyed reading your feedback! Please come back again soon!

  • David Hammond Tyndall AFB, Florida, USA Jan 2 2017 08:22am

    Awesome cruise!!!

    My family was visiting from Missouri and I searched the internet for a dolphin cruise. Fortunately I came across the site for this particular cruise. The crew was amazing and ensured everyone had a chance to see dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. The cruise was topped off with an amazing sunset and memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend that anyone visiting Destin take this cruise.

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  • Management Response, Jan 8 2017 01:25pm

    Thanks for coming, David! The sunset cruise is def our most popular one and the most beautiful! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Please come back and cruise with us again soon!

  • Paul Roberts McDonough, Georgia, USA Jan 1 2017 02:12pm

    Very enjoyable time on this Dolphin Watch Cruise

    My wife and I had a very good time on this trip. The boat crew was super friendly, upbeat, and encouraging us to have a relaxed good time. Each took the time to great us all as we boarded and during the trip. Wow, who does that? Apparently this crew does. That alone causes me to recommend this company. For a Winter day in Florida (Friday Dec, 30, 2016) it was 70 degrees and a 25 mph wind. The 1:30 cruise was brisk, but we dressed accordingly in anticipation. Dolphins were sighted many, many times. Water was choppy and black, so it was challenging. But, hey, it's wildlife and nature, you can't guarantee anything. We saw the city from the water, learned some history and saw some dolphins. Definitely worth every penny. Probably the best 2 hrs we had all week, seriously. Thank you!

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  • Management Response, Jan 2 2017 08:01am

    Thanks Paul! We appreciate you coming! Please come back and see us soon!

  • Brenda Shaffer Lafayette, Indiana, USA Jan 1 2017 06:59am


    The crew was outstanding and informative. We had an incredible time.

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  • Management Response, Jan 2 2017 08:09am

    Thanks for coming out! We hope you'll bring your whole family next time!

  • David Landfadt Kouts, Indiana, USA Jan 1 2017 05:51am

    Dolphin Cruise

    Good staff very organized.

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  • Chad Erickson Springfield, Missouri, USA Dec 31 2016 01:25pm

    Great dolphin cruise

    Would highly recommend this dolphin cruise. Was the highlight of our vacation. Take the 330 trip so you get to see the sunset. We saw quite a few dolphins. The captain and crew kept us on the dolphins. Great time

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  • Management Response, Jan 2 2017 08:07am

    Thanks for coming out Chad! We are so glad you enjoyed the sunset cruise. It's our most popular for sure! Have a great New Year and see you again soon!

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