Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

SUMMER SPECIAL: Adult $18 (Reg. $27), Child $13 (Reg. $15) May through July 10:30am Cruises ONLY! $5 OFF all other day cruises, $3 off Sunset!

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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  • Virgil USA May 27 2017 02:42pm

    Great crew lots of fun!

    Even though we didn't have the best day for the tour, our crew made it a lot of fun! They tried there best to find as many dolphins as they could. It was a little rainy and very windy so the water was very choppy but we all had a good time!

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  • Management Response, May 28 2017 07:06pm

    Thanks Virgil! Our boat goes out rain or shine (the dolphins don't know it's raining)! We are glad you had fun and hop you'll cruise with us again soon!

  • katherine dees USA May 27 2017 06:49am

    Captain Roy and his crew are SO good at what they do!

    The crew was the best we could have asked for! The waters were. Little too rough to go too far out but we still were able to see plenty of dolphins and had so much fun. Our kids enjoyed it and so did us adults! The captain was very informative and made it so fun! The rest of the crew was right there checking on everyone and making sure we all got the best experience we possibly could. Thank you to captain Roy and your crew! You guys MADE the experience so wonderful!

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  • GeJoan USA May 24 2017 08:57am

    Amazing ride

    I had an amazing ride. The sea was ruff, but the captain knew how to guide the boat

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  • Traci USA May 24 2017 08:13am

    Fun experience

    Had a great time on the dolphin cruise. Fifteen of our family members took the afternoon cruise and had a blast. We got to see quite a few dolphins and my granddaughters were so excited. The crew was nice and informative. Overall great experience and would go again.

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  • keishae pillow USA May 23 2017 11:37am


    My family and I really enjoyed ourselves, we got to see all kinds of dolphins

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  • Allison Hilliard USA May 23 2017 06:49am

    Awesome ride!

    I booked a big group of us to go on the cruise. All Florida natives who grew up going to the beach. We've all seen hundreds of dolphins. But the ride was still a lot of fun! He made sure it took the whole 1.5 hours. We saw at least 20 different dolphins. The captain was great- funny, informative and engaging. Would book again!

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  • Management Response, May 23 2017 08:29am

    Thanks Allison! See you and your group again soon!

  • Christopher Dothan, AL May 22 2017 10:23am

    Great time on Olan Marlin dolphin cruise!

    We enjoyed the Olan Marlin dolphin cruise immensely! The crew was the best-- funny, personable, & caring. They did their best to give us the best tour and see the most dolphins possible. A little bit of history of the area was a great touch to keep it interesting and enjoyable. The boat offered lots of places to enjoy- upper and lower decks and inside as well. We'd highly recommend this tour to anyway- young and old alike!!

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  • Management Response, May 23 2017 08:30am

    Thanks for the review, Christopher!

  • Bradan Tench USA May 21 2017 08:58am

    Dolphin cruise

    Everything was great!! Crew was super nice and helpful!! Will be doing this again everytime we visit!

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  • Management Response, May 23 2017 08:32am

    So glad you had fun! Come cruise with us again soon!

  • Annette Miller USA May 20 2017 10:02pm

    Highlight of our trip to Destin

    I was very pleased with decision to book the dolphin watch and destin history cruise for me and my family. The crew was fun and knowledgeable and we saw lots of dolphins! The cruise was worth the money!

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  • Management Response, May 28 2017 07:08pm

    Thanks Annette! Come back and see us soon!

  • Janette USA May 20 2017 11:10am

    Baby Dolphins!

    My family went on a dolphin sight seeing cruise and we were not disappointed. We were able to see quite a few dolphins and even lucky enough to see a baby dolphin! The crew are friendly & informative. Captain Troy is a VERY Cool guy! He made the 1.5hr cruise fun! I would recommend this tour to everyone!

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