Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

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ONLINE SPECIAL: Tours Starting From $20!

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.

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.
● 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 Choctawhatchee Bay depending on how rough the waves are. 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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  • Gerry Maners USA about 22 hours ago

    Lovely way to end a day

    The crew was supper nice and accommodating. While we would have loved to see more dolphins, not the crew’s fault at all, the ride was nice and we loved seeing the sunset from the water.

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  • Tanya Miller USA about 9 days ago

    Choppy water but lots of dolphins

    The tour was good. Due to hurricane Michael the water was choppy and made the ride back kind of unpleasant. We saw 10 dolphins and that was very cool!!

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  • William Mitchell USA about 26 days ago

    Dolphin cruise

    Nice evening cruise (5:30pm), with several dolphin sightings. Crew was very friendly. One crew member would stop and talk to small groups of people and tell them about stars homes or some Destin history. It was difficult to hear what he was saying. Would have been nice to hear those interesting facts on the loud speaker. I do not feel you should have to pay extra for parking.

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  • Kaitlyn USA about 1 month ago

    4 Stars

    Nice cruise, definitely geared towards tourists. One of the crew members was extremely rude to both myself and another passenger in two separate incidents...they need to get rid of him. However, the captain was friendly and another crew member was very kind to my young daughter and went out of his way to check on us during the voyage.

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  • Jackie Browning USA about 1 month ago


    Captain was great and we had a awesome time watching the dolphins

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  • Sheela Belagaje USA about 2 months ago

    A fun time!

    We had a great time on the boat. It left on time, we felt safe and the staff was friendly and helpful. We also didn’t need to break the bank! We even saw dolphins and the staff was awesome at spotting them for us.

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  • Cheryl USA about 2 months ago

    What does this mean

    Not your fault but no dolphins

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  • Tony Dunham USA about 2 months ago

    Fun cruise!

    The cruise was a highlight of our trip. We saw many dolphins, including babies. There is no parking discount as stated in the reservation confirmation.

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  • Dawna USA about 2 months ago

    Fun but the gulf was really choppy

    We had a good time on the dolphin cruise. The staff was friendly when we arrived but once my husband was sick, they seemed to not want to help us. The gulf was extremely choppy because of storms that had come through the night before. The captain did all he could to ensure dolphin sightings. I'm assuming on a calm day you can see more than dolphins and that's why he ventured into the gulf. We only saw and felt huge waves.

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  • Lee USA about 2 months ago

    Some good Some bad

    The weather was bad for crab Island. And the boat went out anyway. (UNSAFE) because they have to have 48 hour notice of cancellation. We were out that money. Sometimes waiting and not pre booking may be better.

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