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. There is a fee for parking but showing your reservation voucher will waive this fee.
● 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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356 Reviews From TripShock Travelers
Rochester, Michigan, USA
Apr 15 2015 10:10am
It was a gorgeous day and the dolphins were everywhere. Got many fantastic pictures! Great cruise. Got everything out of it we wanted to.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Buffalo, New York, USA
Apr 13 2015 01:15pm
Great tour must have seen 30 Dolphins including a couple of baby Dolphins. Be aware that unless they sell enough seats for a tour they will not go. Are first tour was for 4 o'clock got a call about 3:30 that day that enough seats weren't sold so I had to reschedule for the next day. This was inconvenient but it worked out for me.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
riverside, Illinois, USA
Apr 9 2015 08:11pm
Our first trip to Florida and this was the trip that hit the spot. The tour was very pretty. We took the evening cruise. The sunset pictures really made the trip worth it, and of course the dolphins!! Highly recommend it!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Pontoon Beach, Illinois, USA
Apr 9 2015 03:39pm
Had a great time! The staff were friendly.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida, USA
Apr 9 2015 11:06am
We had a great experience on our trip! The sunset cruise was beautiful, saw a lot of dolphin!! The crew was awesome and kept us aware of any wake we were about to encounter, walked around and were concerned with our happiness and safety. (they also warned us of the feeding of the birds so everyone knew what was happening). Would take this trip again for sure! Thank you!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Blossvale, New York, USA
Apr 8 2015 02:43pm
This was the best dolphin excursion that I have ever been on. The staff was informative,friendly and definitely had concern for everyone's safety especially the kids. Also, we saw a pod of 15 dolphins and I got some great pictures! Would definitely go again.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Crestview, Florida, USA
Apr 6 2015 10:24am
The Captain went out of his way to ensure we got to see Dolphins and was humorous and knowledgeable about Destin and the area.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Apr 7 2015 09:58am
Thanks for cruising with us! Our staff tries to make each experiance a memorable one! So glad you enjoyed our dolphin cruise. Please come back soon!
West Branch, Michigan, USA
Apr 6 2015 09:19am
Loved our cruise! We were able to see a lot of dolphins, including a baby one, which they said was a pretty rare thing.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Apr 7 2015 09:59am
Jill, Thanks for cruising with us! Baby dolphin sightings are definitely rare! We hope you got alot of pictures. Thanks for coming and see you again soon!
bayminette, Alabama, USA
Apr 5 2015 09:20pm
This cruise was an excellent choice for my sister's 30th birthday weekend celebration. Our group of 10 was overwhelmed about how peaceful and beautiful it was. We will definitely book again. :)Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Apr 7 2015 10:00am
Thanks for cruising with us! We love helping celebrate special holidays and birthdays with our customers! So glad you all had a good time, please come back soon!
Baker, Florida, USA
Apr 5 2015 08:44pm
We loved our Dolphin Cruise! It was amazing! Beautiful day and wonderful staff. Booking was very easy. I would definitely recommend it.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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