Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

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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 "Check Availability" 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 is unfavorable and the captain calls off the 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 and the captain calls off the tour, 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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  • mike USA about 4 days ago

    Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

    We had a great time! The dolphins put on a great show for us. They followed our boat and were very entertaining. The crew was very friendly and we learned a lot about the area. We will be back again!

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  • Stephanie McCown USA about 8 days ago

    Saw lots of Dolphins!

    Capt. Roy and crew knew exactly where to find dolphins! They came right up next to the boat. I recommend this boat all day long! Thank you Tripshock for the great rates and thank you to Olin Marler for a great time!

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  • Linda USA about 15 days ago

    It was a great time.

    We had a great time and the crew were very nice and helpful. We did get to see some dolphins and we learned alot about them. We would go again.

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  • Melony USA about 2 months ago

    Dolphin Encounter

    The dolphins were awesome and I loved getting to interact with them so if you go to the Gulfarium in Santa Rosa make sure you check them out!

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  • David USA about 3 months ago

    Great .

    We enjoyed our cruise very much . Staff was very friendly and informative. Saw lots of dolphins was fun watching them . Would go back again . Fun, fun, fun.

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  • linda USA about 3 months ago

    Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

    It was an informative trip with a fun crew! Saw a lot of dolphins and had a great time!

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  • Fred USA about 3 months ago

    Dolphin watch, history, and sunset cruise

    Great cruise for dolphins and sunset + great crew!

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  • Lorie USA about 3 months ago

    So Many Dolphin

    We had a wonderful time on this cruise. It was laid back and we saw so many dolphin. The timing was perfect and we viewed the sun set on the water. Was a great addition to our vacation.

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  • Jesse Blacklaw Kansas about 3 months ago

    Perfect night out

    Amazing experience! So many dolphins right next to the boat! Lovely sunset cruise. Super friendly people. Will definitely do this again. Thank you.

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  • Management Response, about 3 months ago

    The sunsets during this time of year are stunning, so we're happy to hear you got to experience it with us! Glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you next time! Olin Marler

  • Bradley USA about 3 months ago

    Wonderful experience, saw lots of dolphins. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

    Clean boat, kind staff, not a bad seat on the boat. The underwater viewing is probably best if the boat is stopped or going slow. We saw so many dolphins and the captain was great about announcing any he saw so that all were aware. Lots of room to move about. Great experience.

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  • Management Response, about 3 months ago

    Thanks for sharing! We take pride in our boat and take great measures to make sure that our customers enjoy their trips. Great tip about the glass bottom viewing area! We're delighted you had a great time and we hope to see you again next time! Olin Marler

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