Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise - TripShock!

Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

ONLINE SPECIAL: Adult $17 (Reg. $27) September - October 1:30pm 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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  • jason pearland, Texas, USA Sep 30 2016 08:08am

    The best part of our visit to Destin

    This was the best part of our visit to Destin!! The crew were so accommodating and put everyone at ease. We will definitely be going on this tour again when we come back.

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  • Alaysha Houston, Texas, USA Sep 27 2016 03:38pm

    Beautiful ride

    The view on the boat was just so beautiful and it was so exciting seeing the dolphins during this ride. Very serenely and enjoyed the fun music towards the end of the ride.

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  • Management Response, Sep 29 2016 11:05am

    Thanks for coming out! We like our cruise to be more of a family friendly, relaxing ride. So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Jennifer Amory, Mississippi, USA Sep 27 2016 09:38am

    Dolphin Cruise

    I booked this with my husband, our three children, and my inlaws. We all had a blast! Will be booking here again!

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  • Management Response, Sep 29 2016 10:41am

    We are so glad to hear that! See you again soon!

  • Karmina Sierra Houston, Texas, USA Sep 26 2016 08:48am

    Boat ride

    It was my 1st time and I just loved it. I'm so glad that I was able to take this ride. The crew on the boat are super nice and friendly. Beautiful experience seeing the dolphins in the ocean.

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  • CAROLYN dayton, Ohio, USA Sep 25 2016 07:55am

    Great cruise

    I would highly recommend this cruise. Me and my husband will definitely go back again.

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  • Management Response, Sep 28 2016 08:32am

    So glad you came out! See you again soon!

  • Charles Evergreen, Alabama, USA Sep 24 2016 05:41pm

    We enjoy our stay very much and the cruise was great.

    We enjoyed our visit in Destin / Fort Walton.

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  • kari north richland hills, Texas, USA Sep 24 2016 05:39pm

    Very nice cruise!

    We had a great time in this cruise. The crew was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. They were eager to answer any questions we had. We saw several dolphins and 2 sharks. My 3 year old had a blast. We would definitely recommend this cruise and will be using them for more cruises in the future!

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  • Sandy McCosh Brevard, North Carolina, USA Sep 24 2016 11:11am

    Dolphins everywhere!!

    We were on vacation for our 2nd anniversary (we were married in Destin) 9/20/17 and took the sunset dolphin cruise and Roy and the crew gave us the most fun time!! They knew right where to take us to find them and the captain was amazing at keeping the boat steady and near them! They swam with the boat and jumped and played all around us! It was truly an A+ tour guys!! Thank you! I recommend this to anyone, best entertainment for the buck by far! :)

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  • Management Response, Sep 28 2016 08:33am

    Thank you for coming! So glad you enjoyed your trip! Please come back for your next anniversary!

  • Alexis Clark Jonesboro, Georgia, USA Sep 21 2016 10:43am

    Dolphin boat cruise

    The cruise was awesome, and the boat crew were really nice and professional.

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  • Management Response, Sep 28 2016 08:34am

    So glad you guys enjoyed it! Hope you'll come back soon!

  • Acacia Claiborne Natchez, Mississippi, USA Sep 20 2016 01:02pm

    It was awesome

    My first dolphin tore. My first trip to Destin.and my first time on the water. This crew made it all worth it. He was very informative and entertaining. He was patient and kind. And we saw plenty of dolphins. Will be back later this year with my kids thanks so much

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  • Management Response, Sep 22 2016 11:30am

    So glad you all enjoyed it! See you soon!

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