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. 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.
● 1-1.5 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.
● 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.
● 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.
PARIS, Illinois, USA
Jan 11 2016 05:47am
This was a very worthwhile adventure. We were visiting the area over Christmas, 2015 The tide was high, and the aquatic life was, for the most part, dormant. There were a few Dolphins that surfaced, only seen their tail fins. There was 1 baby that we saw. The Ocean was too rough to attempt. We stayed inland side, where the water was calmer. We did have a full 1.5 hour trip. I would recommend this to everyone. Just, we were there wrong season for good viewing. The crew was an excellent addition to the trip, answering all questions, cordial, fine job of navigation.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Dec 23 2015 10:18am
It was so much fun especially for the price.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Cedar Run, New Jersey, USA
Dec 23 2015 07:41am
This was supposed to be a 2 hr dolphin seeking trip but it turned out to be longer, bc the captain and crew took us out in the Gulf which was great. They gave us food to feed the birds right from our hands, and they were very informative of the sights and h/o Destin. My family and I had a great time.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
Dec 21 2015 02:36pm
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and we DID see dolphins.The commentaries during the cruise by our captain were enjoyable as was the music supplied. A GREAT way to spend few hours.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Dec 21 2015 11:01am
The booking was easy and the service provided was excellent. Wonderful crew and the best cruise great evening.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Centerton, Arkansas, USA
Dec 20 2015 10:10pm
We really enjoyed the cruise. We were ableto see dolphins and also watch the sun set. My two year old had a blast. The staff were friendly and fun.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
miramar beach, Florida, USA
Dec 20 2015 01:29pm
Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday with my mom and sister...both cancer survivors who normally are afraid to go out on a boat. They felt safe and relaxed and enjoyed feeding birds, spotting dolphins, and a beautiful sunset. A treasure memories. Thanks so much!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Owasso, Oklahoma, USA
Oct 23 2015 02:46pm
Olin Marler Dolphin Watching and Destin History cruise was a fabulous experience with my daughters and grandchildren! The crew were all so extremely nice. Feeding the seagulls was hysterical! All in all....can't wait to go back and do it again!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
bowling green, Kentucky, USA
Oct 21 2015 11:12am
This is one of the best 'fun for your money' things my family has ever done in Destin. The boat was clean, staff was incredibly friendly, and we had the opportunity to see an incredible amount of dolphin. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get out on the water for a bit and see something off the beach.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Oct 21 2015 10:23am
We had the BEST time on the Hannah Marie dolphin cruise! The crew was fantastic, all were genuinely nice and helpful, and the star of the show was the captain who was the perfect mix of entertaining and educational. We enjoyed listening to him speak about the history of Destin as well as information about the surrounding area and the wildlife. The boat itself was better than we expected, no matter where you were seated you had a good view of the gulf and of course, the dolphins! The glass bottom was a little underwhelming, nothing really to see down there, but it wasn't an issue since the views from the top were so great. Overall, we felt like this was the best part of our week long vacation in Destin and wouldn't hesitate to come back and do it again next time we are on the coast.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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