Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

SUMMER SPECIAL: Adult $17 (Reg. $27) June - August 8:30am & 10:30am 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 $5-10 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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  • Christina Maineville, Ohio, USA Jul 14 2016 06:43pm

    Loved it!!

    Had a great time. Saw several dolphins, including at least one baby.

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  • Pam Fowler Huntsville, Arkansas, USA Jul 13 2016 08:41am


    Was great will be back

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  • Gisela Arlington, Texas, USA Jul 10 2016 07:10am

    A Family Friendly Must Do

    Our family loved this cruise. The boat was large, clean, and comfortable. There was plenty of shade and plenty of fun. People moved about and switched off for picture-taking. ... read more

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  • Julie Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Jul 9 2016 07:18am

    Fun experience

    We had a great time, the crew was awesome. Highly recommend.

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  • Linda Royse City, Texas, USA Jul 6 2016 10:19pm

    A good way to see Destin from the water

    This cruise provides the best way to see Destin from the water. Destin's history is brought to life by the captain. Oh, yeah. Then there are the playful dolphins that come right up to the boat. The water was so clear we could see turtles and rays as the boat moved through the water.

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  • Neke Thomas Crestview, Florida Jul 6 2016 08:46pm

    Awesome Tour!

    A family friendly tour for locals or out-of-towners! Would definitely go again. Worth it!

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  • Cindy Utrera Philadelphia, Tennessee, USA Jul 6 2016 07:46pm

    Excellent experience.

    The captain and crew were awesome; they made the trip fun and interesting. The captain was very interactive with all the customers on board, cracking jokes, livening up the mood. Oh, and the dolphins were cool too.

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  • Victoria blue springs, Missouri, USA Jul 6 2016 07:10pm

    Sunset Dolphin Cruise

    Excellent cruise, we took four kids (6,10,12,14) all the kids enjoyed the experience. We saw lots of dolphins and the boat was clean. The staff are 5 star!!

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  • cristina Batonrouge, Louisiana, USA Jul 6 2016 05:43pm


    Was in a storm

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  • MARGARET Savannah, Texas, USA Jul 6 2016 05:21pm

    Great experience!!!

    We loved this experience! There were 6 of us from 11-72 years old and we all enjoyed it. The crew was very friendly and our guide had a great personality. The boat was clean and had plenty of room for everyone to see the dolphins. We took the 6:30 cruise and sunset was gorgeous. I think we will definitely be doing this again!

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