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
→ 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 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.
● 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.
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.
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.
Noble, Oklahoma, USA
Oct 24 2016 04:46pm
We had such a great time with the crew of the dolphin cruise. The boat is nice and safe with many places to sit and hold on. We were lucky and saw many dolphins (about 40) with one even doing jumps in the air. Then cruised along the gulf to see the beautiful city of Destin. Excellent crew, boat and tour.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Denver, Colorado, USA
Oct 23 2016 08:34pm
My husband, son and I joined the 5pm sunset cruise. The captain and crew were helpful and informative. We saw several dolphin out in the Gulf and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Fun time! If you are new to Destin vacations, you should definitely put this on your agenda.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
mooresville, Indiana, USA
Oct 23 2016 09:32am
The boat was spotless, the crew were helpful and fun. The captain was very informative and the Dolphins entertained us for a long time. Perfect hour and halfVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oct 22 2016 04:41pm
Great dolphin tour. The boat was filled to 1/2 capacity which made it nice. Crew was very friendly and the Captain was informative and entertaining. A crew member went around the boat with a bag of snacks and you were given a chance to feed the seagulls, that was fun, they grab the snack really fast! Of course, the dolphins were the best part! We saw two pods with about 8 or more in each pod. The captain stopped the boat so we could watch them and take pictures. recommend this Dolphin Watch Cruise, plus it is 1 1/2 hours which is really long enough.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Oct 21 2016 07:53am
The trip everything we expected. It was fun , the crew was friendly and helpful throughout the entire voyage. I would and did suggest it to anyone wishing to see the coastline.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oct 22 2016 12:25pm
Thanks so much for coming out! Please come back again soon!
Boonville, Missouri, USA
Oct 21 2016 05:48am
Had an amazing cruise. Seen lots of dolphins and the staff was awesome..Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
Oct 17 2016 01:33pm
My family and I take a dolphin cruise every year when we visit Destin. The Hannah Marie was BY FAR our favorite one. The captain and other 2 gentlemen working were fabulous. We saw more dolphins than we've ever seen. Great music, great people and great time!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oct 24 2016 01:46pm
Thanks Jeff! So glad you enjoyed it! Please come back again soon!
Oct 17 2016 10:30am
The tour was great the guys were so great at finding Dolphins, but the trip in it self was so relaxingVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Barnhart, Missouri, USA
Oct 17 2016 02:32am
My family had a wonderful time! The crew was kind and made our dolphin viewing experience amazing!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oct 22 2016 12:26pm
Really glad you all had such a great experiance! See you again soon!
Morristown, Tennessee, USA
Oct 16 2016 06:01pm
We went to the 5 pm tour and saw lots of dolphins throughout the boat ride as well as a beautiful sunset. They offer refreshments on the boat (water and chips) for $1. The crew was very nice. They take a photo of your family when you get on the boat and it was good quality for $10. Overall this was the highlight of our beach trip!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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