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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458 Reviews From TripShock Travelers
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Aug 26 2015 10:15am
Worth every penny. Excellent tour (10am) saw around 10 dolphins that swam next to and behind the boat. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Best tour deal in Destin!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Houston, Texas, USA
Aug 22 2015 10:03am
For first time experience it was wonderful.! Got there early ,and we boarded and headed out to ocean it is breath taking. We weren't so lucky to see dolphins I think it was due to the weather . We did see them from a distance. But we were able to have fun. The captain and crew really friendly.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Navarre, Florida, USA
Aug 21 2015 12:29pm
Great trip for the grandchildrenVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Miamisburg, Ohio, USA
Aug 19 2015 08:27pm
The crew on the Hannah Marie Dolphin Cruise was great! The captain was entertaining and his mates were very friendly and welcoming. The family photo was an added bonus to remember the experience. A great value for the morning cruise!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Aug 17 2015 11:25am
This tour was great. We got to see two dolphins within the first three minutes -- even before we reached open water we had spotted several more dolphins. Crew was knowledgable and concerned with your welfare. Would go again! Great for families.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Aug 17 2015 07:54am
What a great day! Other than my sisters wedding, this was the highlight of our Destin trip. It was a beautiful day, check in was easy, provided a free parking pass, the boat arrived on time, boarding was orderly, the crew was very friendly, the narration was informative and interesting, we saw dolphins right from the start! I loved the open water music feature, and the music choice was so much FUN, and totally family friendly! I did not have to worry about what my children were going to hear while aboard this vessel. Thank you for a wonderful experience that my family will never forget. God bless your business and your family!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Bryan, Texas, USA
Aug 12 2015 12:42pm
We had a great time and the crew was very helpful.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Whitehouse, Texas, USA
Aug 12 2015 10:52am
Wish we could have seen more dolphins but enjoyed boat ride, captain and ocean! Would do it again!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
rowlett, Texas, USA
Aug 11 2015 11:52am
Whole family of seven loved it. Saw over 20 dolphins. captain was greatVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Aug 10 2015 11:41am
We did the 4 p.m. cruise. This allowed us to hop off the boat and beat the dinner rush at the restaurants. Unfortunately, we were not able to go out into the Gulf due to choppy waters but we still enjoyed the cruise around the harbor and bay. We did see one dolphin and they guarantee that you see a dolphin or they let you take another cruise for free. The crew was super nice, they sell soda and bagged snacks for $1 or you can take your own small cooler with beer and soda or water. They give you a little history and run-down of the area and play fun music. They even wished my husband a happy birthday. The top deck has the best view and breeze on a hot day and is also covered which is great when you have small children. The glass bottom wasn't really great for viewing, my husband... read moreVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
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