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.
1 hour Fireworks cruises offered every Thursday Memorial Day through Labor Day at 8:15pm. This is NOT a dolphin cruise.
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.
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432 Reviews From TripShock Travelers
Lilburn, Georgia, USA
Jul 29 2015 10:34am
The Captain/tour guide, was very informative and funny with our dolphin tour! When arriving in the gulf, there were not many Dolphins, but there were sharks! Those are cool to see also! The further out we went, the more and more Dolphins we saw! My family and I had a great time with our tour! Wear sunscreen & take drinks! We will definitely return!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Jul 28 2015 10:45am
The cruise guarantees dolphins, and we saw plenty. The guide was great--genuinely funny without being sarcastic. Definitely recommend as an enjoyable family outing.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Duluph, Georgia, USA
Jul 28 2015 10:40am
First thing first the cruise was advertised as a ,,glass bottom boat, , You should see a real one before put that in your ads. Second, the ocean was perfectly calm,no waves but, ,,the captain ,,thought would be fun to make the ship act like we were on a storm from time to time. A lady did throw up for the entire cruise. Now is fine,you took our money and we know next time we won't choose you.We ve been with the pirate boat, everything was perfect. ....so is possible.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jul 28 2015 02:20pm
Ella, Thank you for the review and feedback. We are sorry that our cruise did not meet your expectations. We would like to mention that our captain never purposely drives the boat to make people sick. When you get into the East Pass, the current is strong and seas get rough at times. Also, our glass bottom is not heavily advertised and you don't see it in our title. There are no glass bottom boats in this area that have complete clear visibility. The currents in the East Pass make it nearly impossible to see much with all the boating traffic. However, if we are sitting on some dolphins then you can definitely see them swimming them under the vessel. Thanks again for your business.
Magnolia, Texas, USA
Jul 28 2015 10:13am
The tour was great. Well worth the money and recently priced. We did see dolphins briefly as they swam past the boat. We also saw Sharks!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
kansas city, Kansas, USA
Jul 27 2015 02:35pm
Excellent! Saw dolphins and a beautiful sunset. The crew was very friendly and informative.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Miramar Beach, Florida, USA
Jul 26 2015 07:40pm
We really enjoyed the trip. We are local residents and were surrounded by mostly tourists. Did not matter as trip was great. Would definitely do again and recommend.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Kenner, Louisiana, USA
Jul 26 2015 02:10am
Very nice no complaints will use again and highly recommend .Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jonesboro, Georgia, USA
Jul 25 2015 03:48pm
The dolphin tour was awesome. Everyone that worked there was nice and helpful. When seen a lot of dolphins and the view was beautiful.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
N. Richland Hills, Texas, USA
Jul 25 2015 01:12pm
Because the water was rough, the cruise was confined to the waters near the shore. We saw 2-3 dolphins for a second or two each. Since we saw a dolphin, we were not offered a refund or another cruise. This was particularly disappointing for the children. The crew was helpful and accommodating. There was nothing the crew could have done to change the weather. They made the most of the situation. Had I known who the weather conditions would have adversely impacted the cruise to such a degree, I would have booked on a different day.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
McGregor, Texas, USA
Jul 24 2015 11:30am
We had the time of our lives. The crew was awesome!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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