Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

FALL SPECIAL/WINTER: Save Up To $5 on all cruises!

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 "Check Availability" 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 is unfavorable and the captain calls off the 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 and the captain calls off the tour, 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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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.

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  • Edward Kennedy USA about 3 days ago

    Dolphin cruise


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  • Joy USA about 6 days ago

    Fantastic Cruise!

    Our group (6 sisters) had a great time. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful. We saw so many dolphins on the entire trip. Taking the sunset cruise was an added bonus. That day the sunset was gorgeous with a rainbow peaking through the clouds.

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    We DID get quite the treat with so many dolphins and that beautiful rainbow on that trip! Thank you all for coming out with us and are delighted you had such a great time. Hope to see you all again! Olin Marler

  • Nathan Palisca USA about 9 days ago

    Perfect Afternoon

    The crew was welcoming and inviting from the moment we arrived. We were greeted with 3 crew members and a photographer. They asked everyone to get their picture taken at the front of the boat (these were available for purchase upon our return). We saw dozens of Dolphins on our trip (We left at 3:30) and a gorgeous sunset. (It was November, so I would recommend bringing a jacket or sweatshirt on board with you at that time of year, luckily my wife had hers otherwise she would have definitely been uncomfortable). We highly recommend and will be using this company again in the future.

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    Thanks for coming out with us and for posting the recommendation about a jacket! It is cooler this time of year, but the dolphins are active as ever and the sunsets have been spectacular! Hope we see you again soon! Olin Marler

  • amanda USA about 14 days ago

    Great trip!

    It was a great trip, saw dolphins and birds. Beautiful sunset and good music.

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  • Management Response, about 11 days ago

    Thanks for coming out with us and we're glad you enjoyed! Olin Marler

  • Colleen Destin about 16 days ago

    Fabulous tour

    We took the sunset dolphin watching tour mostly to see dolphins. Oh my goodness, I have never seen so many Dolphins at one time. We saw several pods of dolphins and one pod had so many I couldn't begin to count. Some dolphins were playing and were so cute to watch. The captain was great with his narrative. The cruise was to be back at 6, but to make sure we saw the sunset he extended the time which was very thoughtful of him. We definitely would recommend this tour and if in the area again we would take it again.

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  • Management Response, about 14 days ago

    Thanks for choosing our dolphin cruise and we're happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves! We typically see more dolphin activity on the sunset trips, but your particular trip offered quite the performance! We hope you do share your experience with your friends and family, and hope to see you again soon! Olin Marler

  • Victoria USA about 19 days ago

    Great tour!

    Great tour!! The dolphins were so active the night we went out. We went around 5pm so we also saw the sunset. The guide was amazing and gave a lot of history and facts throughout. Worth it!

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  • Management Response, about 14 days ago

    Thanks for coming out with us and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your excursion! The sunset cruise is definitely the best in terms of dolphin activity and those beautiful sunset colors. Hope to see you back again next time! Olin Marler

  • Jackye USA about 24 days ago

    Loved it.

    Great crew. Good time with children. Would absolutely do this trip again. We saw dolphins and a beautiful sunset.

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  • Trisha Newton USA about 1 month ago


    The guys on the boat were awesome, down to earth guys out on a boat having a good time, so many dolphins, the guys want you to have the best experience possible! Would highly recommend you chose this boat for your dolphin experience!

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  • Management Response, about 29 days ago

    Thanks for posting! Our crew does everything possible to make sure everyone has a great time, so thanks for sharing your feedback! Hope you see us again... Olin Marler Mgmt

  • Kim Yager USA about 1 month ago

    Amazing trip! Worth every penny!

    Awesome time! Crew was amazing, fun and energetic! We saw so many dolphins, sharks and jelly fish too. The captain actually got the dolphins to surf the waves behind the boat! Kids loved it and will remember it years to come! Highly recommend this trip!!!!

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  • Management Response, about 1 month ago

    We're glad you came out with us and enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon! Olin Marler Mgmt

  • Derek reiter USA about 1 month ago

    Dolphin cruise

    It was an awesome experience. Roy and his crew were great.

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