Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

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SPRING SPECIAL: Adult $20 (Reg. $28), Child $13 (Reg. $15) 3/17-4/30 Morning 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 "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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  • Joshua Sherrell USA about 7 months ago

    Easy to book but not easy to find

    I booked a boat ride easily but once I got to the location I didn't know u had to check in at the hut to get a boarding pass and there was no information in the emails indicating what my next steps needed to be. I tried calling but the wait time was endless

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  • Kristine USA about 7 months ago


    The crew was nice, but we were very disappointed that we didn't get to see any dolphins or any other marine life. I think the trip was to short to find anything. I would suggest making the trip more like 2 1/2 - 3 hrs, that will allow you to go farther out and maybe get to see dolphins or other marine life.

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  • earl USA about 7 months ago


    Crew very friendly. Ride was nice. Beautiful coast sighting. Expected more in dolphin sighting.

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  • Tony USA about 7 months ago

    Seagull Tour

    First of all, let me say that the crew was great. Very friendly and willing to answer questions, etc. ... read more

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  • Randy Jenkins USA about 9 months ago

    Dolphin tour

    Will not book with same boat again we have had much better experience with other boats

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  • Nancy DeCoux Niceville, Florida, USA about 11 months ago

    Awesome trip! Parking fee-ridiculous!

    The boat trip was amazing but for locals to have to pay $10 to park is totally ridiculous ! Make your money somewhere else... not on locals!!

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  • Management Response, about 11 months ago

    Nancy, Thank you for the feedback. We are not the only company in Destin that charges for parking. Our fee for parking IS cheaper for Tripshock customers than other customers. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are glad you enjoyed your cruise.

  • phyllis greer Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, USA about 1 year ago

    Destin Dolfin Viewing Trip

    Would have been better had it not been so windy. Was disappointed we didn't see anything thru the glass bottom. Still enjoyed it. I would go again.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Thanks for cruising with us! Depending on the clarity of the water, you may see many fish, crabs, sting rays and other sealife through our glass viewing panels. Unfortunately we have no control over what swims under the boat though. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  • Stacey Mexico, Missouri, USA about 2 years ago

    Dolphin / ???HISTORY??? Tour

    Dolphin part was great saw several including a mommy and baby. But had just been on a hour long harbor tour in Seattle and our tour guild talked for almost the whole hour with interesting tib-bits of local history. This tour he talked for the first ten minuets as we were heading out and said "There will be more later." NOTHING

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your feedback! Our captain's handheld microphone had actually gotten a little wet from the rain and they had some sound issues after that so we are sorry you missed the "history" portion of the cruise! We are glad you got to see some dolphins and hope you'll give us another try in the future!

  • Diane Osborne HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina, USA about 2 years ago

    Not great

    History information was very limited. Didn't stay where Dolphins were swimming. Crew was hard to find for questions.

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  • Beatrice Houston, Texas, USA about 2 years ago


    Expected a lot more

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