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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  • keisha USA about 7 days ago


    Didnt see as many dolphins on the tour as we expected. It was also extremely cold on certain areas on the water.

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  • Jim USA about 21 days ago

    Easy to book. Captain and crew provided good experience.

    Even though it was a bit rough out on the water, the captain kept the cruse comfortable and did a good job finding dolphins. As he said, he's never failed yet to find dolphins.

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  • Donna USA about 4 months ago

    Dolphin tour

    The tour did not disappoint. We were on the 3:30 tour and say plenty of dolphin. The sunset was awesome. The staff and crew were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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  • Deborah USA about 5 months ago

    Had a good time and the crew was great

    Took my grandsons 9 and 11 one loved it the other was a little scared. The glass bottom you couldn't see anything. overall it was good.

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  • Amy Heltman USA about 5 months ago

    Sunset dolphin cruise

    Excellent boat for a family activity to see the dolphins. Plenty of seating for young and old. Captain spends extra time looking at dolphins and tries to get as close as possible.

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  • Tim Tennessee about 6 months ago

    A very enjoyable cruise!

    We learned about Destin history, Crab Island, and saw some sea life. The dolphins were the best part of the cruise! We got some very good pics and video of dolphins in the wake of the boat.

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  • Jane USA about 7 months ago

    Nice Trip

    It was a nice trip, just the right amount of time and saw several dolphins. The crew was very friendly and helpful. No one was required to wear a life jacket, but the young children on board should have been required to wear one.

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  • Veronica Contreras USA about 7 months ago

    Trip was Great!

    Tour was great, trip guide was entertaining; passengers should not be allowed to feed the sea gulls junk food I think you should sell food specific for them.

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  • Cathy Atlanta about 7 months ago

    Fun Time

    We had a great time on our tour minus a few rude people who insisted on standing in front of us where we were seated. We saw lots of dolphins and some saw sharks. All in all it was a nice trip. I do wish the staff could have made the people move, but I was told they could not do so.

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  • tommy USA about 8 months ago

    Decent little cruise...

    Fun trip. Kids can feed sea gulls. Small cooler allowed. Kind of hard to find if you arent familiar with the area. Crew is nice.

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