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 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.
● 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.
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.
power, Alabama, USA
Dec 6 2016 09:28am
This rental property was beyond what was expected. Can't wait to return..Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Tipton, Indiana, USA
Dec 5 2016 09:05am
The Crew on board the Dolphin Trip were a blast to work with. Not only did we see the normal Bottle nose dolphins, we were surprised to see a species of a rarer dolphin in that area. Lots of fun.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Dec 6 2016 07:57am
Thanks Roger! You never know what kind of animals we may see on our cruises! Sometimes we see sharks, sea turtles, manatees, etc. Thanks so much for coming and we hope to see you again soon!
el paso, Texas, USA
Dec 1 2016 12:48pm
The captain was great, service was awesome, all staff very sweet, we didn't get to go into gulf due to weather conditions but we got great view of dolphins! Had a great time.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Dec 6 2016 08:30am
Thanks for coming! We don't typically like to take guests in the Gulf if it's rough because some passengers may get sick. Thankfully we live and cruise in an area where dolphins can be seen in the Gulf, East Pass, Harbor and bay areas so there are plenty of other places we can go that are calmer and just as beautiful. We are glad you had a great time! Please come back again soon!
Wileldon, Illinois, USA
Nov 27 2016 06:25pm
Well worth the money. Captain and crew were great. Seen many dolphins, sharks and stingrays. Very cool.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Cordova, Tennessee, USA
Nov 27 2016 07:12am
This was a great family cruise! We had a blast! Both guys on the boat were great! Couldn't believe how many dolphins we saw! Thanks for a great time!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Wetumpka, Alabama, USA
Nov 23 2016 06:46pm
The boat crew was great. The only problem was the kids feeding some birds and it got out of control. Which is not the crew's fault just the parents. Other than that the trip was great.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Lewis Center, Ohio, USA
Nov 20 2016 08:29am
Fun trip! Well worth the money!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Navarre, Florida, USA
Nov 15 2016 07:28am
Pleasant cruise (although seats on top deck are not the most comfortable). Captain found lots of dolphins and they were very close to the boat so sightings were excellent. The sunset was spectacular. Enjoyed it!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Nov 15 2016 10:16am
Thanks for coming Mary! Some of the boat is getting a "facelift" this winter so we will take your feedback about the upstairs seating and put it to good use. Please come back and see us again in summer!
Livonia, Michigan, USA
Nov 15 2016 07:06am
with some wispy clouds and a friendly, knowledgeable crew, our experience was all that and a bag of chips - or cheetos, as it were. the terns will hover and take food right from your hand! and the dolphins were plentiful and visible and playful. the clouds provided a colorful palate for the setting sun. very enjoyable.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Nov 15 2016 10:17am
Thanks for coming out Christine! We hope you'll come back again soon!
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Nov 12 2016 07:15am
This was a fantastic experience. The crew was amazing and hysterical. We saw SO many dolphins and were able to cruise in the Gulf and the Bay. Icing on the cake was the sunset...Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Nov 15 2016 10:18am
Thanks Jean! Our sunset cruise is our most popular cruise for a reason! We are so glad you enjoyed it!
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