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
→ Guaranteed Dolphin Sightings (See Below)
→ 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. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.
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.
● 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. If no dolphins are seen on the cruise, the customer may come back the next day on a day cruise for no additional charge.
● 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.
● 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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337 Reviews From TripShock Travelers
High Ridge, Missouri, USA
Feb 26 2015 10:04am
The best part of the ride was seeing the New Orleans skyline from the water. That was very enjoyable. The cost was inexpensive and worth the view.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Clinton, Iowa USA
Feb 23 2015 10:25am
The entire booking process and the cruise itself were topnotch. It was easy to book through Tripshock, we found the location of our boat, Hannah Marie, easily, and the captain was knowledgeable about the area while incorporating a bit of humor into his history lesson. The captain and crew made sure we spent plenty of time viewing dolphins and gave us wonderful opportunities to take photos up close of these wonderful animals. Thanks for a great cruise!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 24 2015 09:48am
Ann, Thank you so much for cruising with us! Tripshock realy makes booking easy and because they're a local company they know thearea really well and can explain parking and other things to customers that other travel websites just can't do! We appreciate you taking the time to review us and are glad you all had such a great time! Please come back soon!
Stonemountain, Georgia, USA
Feb 22 2015 12:51pm
It was awesome crew was awesome would recommend to anyoneVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 24 2015 09:49am
Denzel, Thanks so much for cruising with us! We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon!
Bascom, Florida, USA
Feb 19 2015 12:25pm
Me and my husband went on the sunset cruise and it was so great! Not only do we see dolphins right beside the boat but we also saw a amazing sunset. The crew was so friendly, will definitely be going back!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 22 2015 10:50am
Jaimie, Thanks for crusing with us! Sunset is our favorite time to cruise because the colors are just INCREDIBLE! Thank you again for coming and please come back soon!
Suttons Bay, Michigan, USA
Feb 7 2015 07:07am
This cruise was great! We saw lots of dolphins & got to enjoy an amazing sunset on the Gulf! Crew was very friendly & fun! Excellent in every way!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 7 2015 09:22am
Doug, Thanks for coming out and cruising with us! We try to make every trip special so we're glad to hear you guys had a great time! Please come back soon!
Destin, Florida Dolphin Cruise
Feb 5 2015 08:07am
My friend and I took the afternoon dolphin cruise and got the bonus of seeing a beautiful sunset, as well. The captin shared area history as we cruised the bay. TripShock was very easy to book with and our reservation was there on the list when we arrived. GO Dolphin Cruise! GO Tripshock!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 7 2015 09:23am
Linda, Thanks for cruising with us! Sunset is always our most popular tour and it's always incredible! Never forget to pack a camera with you! So glad you came! Please come back soon!
nashville, Tennessee, USA
Jan 27 2015 12:41pm
Loved the cruise. Had a blast.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 16 2015 10:01am
Mrs Jones, Thank you so much for cruising with us! We hope you and your family will come back soon!
Hampton, Georgia, USA
Jan 7 2015 09:57am
The dolphin tour was the highlight of my vacation, absolutely enjoyed!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jan 7 2015 11:52am
Josephine, Thanks for cruising with us! We are so glad we could make it the highlight for you and we hope you will come back soon!
Verona, Kentucky, USA
Jan 4 2015 05:53am
Pets were allowed, interior section was heated if you got cold, cameras allowed, friendly crew that suited to the customers. Highly recommended trip. We saw dolphins within the first 5 minutes. Definitely bring your camera as the crew will let you see the sunset out on the Atlantic/Gulf.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jan 7 2015 12:32pm
Paul, Thanks for coming and cruising with us! PLEASE always bring a camera because you NEVER know what you might see! We often see sea turtles, sting rays and sometimes even sharks. We hope you come back soon!
Lees Summit, Missouri, USA
Dec 26 2014 11:03am
Even in December, which is when we travelled to Destin, The Dolphin Cruise lived up to its claim of always seeing dolphins. We saw dolphins in three different locations and the captain took extra steps to allow us to see them and alert the dolphins to come up to the surface. The one unusual aspect of the trip which I believe took away the ambiance of the cruise was the swarm of seagulls flying around the boat. The only other disappointing aspect was that the preview stated that we would cruise into the bay and we kept only to the gulf and the harbor. Kevin EVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Dec 31 2014 12:00pm
Kevin, Thanks for cruising with us! We always guarantee dolphin sightings or your next cruise is free! That's probably why the boat didn't go into the bay. If the captain is finding great sightings along the beach and in the harbor, they tend to stick to that to give you the best experience. As far as the seagulls go, our deckhands normally give them a few fun treats and let your kiddos feed them too. They typically only hang out for as long as your feeding them. We hop you and your family will come back for another sunset cruise again soon!
greg Mar 6 2014
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