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.
FLORENCE, Mississippi, USA
Feb 19 2017 05:37am
I had a great time on this boat ride. The shipmates were wonderful and the scenery was even better.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Saint Charles,, Illinois, USA
Feb 18 2017 07:51am
Our Dolphin Cruise experience with Olin Marler Tours was great. Their boat is clean and comfortable. The Captain and crew were super friendly and worked really hard to show us as many dolphins as he could. It was a VERY windy day with big waves. The choppy water meant we couldn't go in the gulf, but the trip was fun and after searching for quite a while, finally found several pods willing to give us a show. The booking site was down for several hours but they were reachable by phone to let us know to keep trying. We were so pleased that when we could get there on time for the date we booked due to unexpected road closure and traffic nightmare, they gladly switched us to the next day.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 17 2017 07:32am
This was an enjoyable excursion. It also helped that the weather was beautiful,price was right, the boat was very clean and the crew worked very hard to make sure we had a good time. And, we did see a lot of dolphin!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Gladstone, Michigan, USA
Feb 17 2017 06:00am
We saw many dolphins and the staff were really great. They went out of their way to make the trip fun. I definitely would recommend this tour.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 17 2017 05:40pm
Thanks Robert! So glad you guys enjoyed it! Please come back and see us soon!
Katy, Texas, USA
Feb 16 2017 06:03pm
We thoroughly enjoyed this dolphin cruise! The crew on board could not have been nicer. They were knowledgeable and helpful and overall great. The gulf was beautiful that day and we saw lots of dolphins. This was a great activity for kids or seniors and everyone in between. (We did have a little trouble finding the correct spot to catch the boat. Looking for 102B but the spots on the wharf did not seem to have numbers.) We will definitely do this cruise again on our next visit.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Feb 9 2017 09:03am
A wonderful experience, lots of dolphins, great commentary. We saw lots of dolphins, along with interesting commentary from the captain about these mammals. Very friendly crew, beautiful sunset as additional bonus.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 13 2017 12:43pm
Thanks so much for coming out!
THEODORE, Alabama, USA
Feb 7 2017 07:11am
Very nice boat. Good captain and crew. Saw many dolphin on this trip. Weather was perfect! A nice afternoon and a good value!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 13 2017 12:54pm
Thanks John! Come back and see us again soon!
Sharpsburg, Georgia, USA
Feb 2 2017 10:32am
Had a great time. Couldn't go into the Gulf because of the wind, but we saw several groups of dolphins in the bay. Will come back. ThanksVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Feb 13 2017 12:56pm
Thanks Bob! When the Gulf is too rough for our guests, we always head to the Bay. We don't want anyone to get sick because it could totally ruin their vacation! Dolphins can be seen here year round in all the bodies of water on our coast and our captains are the best at finding them! We hope you guys will come back again on a calmer day and cruise with us soon!
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Feb 2 2017 08:58am
The ride was smooth, the dolphins abundant, and the kindness and courtesy of the crew, especially Trish, was exceptional.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
Jan 20 2017 08:10am
Captain Roy and Crew did an awesome job. The time of year we went (January) isnt peak time for dolphin spoting but they found them and we got great photos and videos. Treated kids great and made our trip just fantastic! Go on this tour...you wont be disappointed!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Jan 20 2017 02:32pm
Thanks Paul! We are so glad you guys enjoyed your trip! There are dolphins out there year round so it's not hard to find them!
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