Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruise

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Pensacola's Dolphin Cruise offers the best cruising experience on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Cruise aboard the 63' open-air, covered catamaran - the Portofino I - and spy dolphin, birds and the other marine life playing in their natural habitat along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore. The two-hour cruise, guided by experienced and entertaining captains, sets sail from the Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.

Activity Highlights
→ Two-hour relaxing cruise.
→ See dolphins and other marine wildlife.
→ Great for families with young children or infants.
→ Open views plenty of seating.
→ Experienced and entertaining captains.
→ Food & Beverage available.

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. Customers should arrive at the dock behind Hemmingway's 15 minutes before the cruise time. The boat arrives at the dock behind Hemmingway's Island Grill for our public passengers to board approximately 10-15 minutes prior to departure time. Please do not be alarmed if you are there earlier and do not see the boat. You will check in by giving your name to the deckhand as you board the boat

Departure Details
Dolphin tours depart daily throughout the year. Cruise times will vary during the year so please click the "Book now" button above for current departure times. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

Duration: 2 Hrs.

● 2 hour narrated tour.

● Snacks and Beverages (optional)
● Gratuities (optional)

● Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
● Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● Customers are not allowed to bring food or drink on the boat, however there is a limited bar aboard the boat with drinks (soda, beer, water, limited selection of liquor) and snacks for a nominal fee.

Additional Information
● Customers are asked to bring a camera, suntan lotion and sun glasses.
● The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
● The boat has a max. capacity of 100 passengers and has 2 restrooms onboard.
● Cruises must meet a minimum of 12 passengers in order to depart.
● The boat will cruise in the harbor of Pensacola Beach. The boat does not experience much movement, but those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take dramamine or bonine for precaution.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your 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 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. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.
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  • Jeremiah Richardson USA about 3 days ago

    Great Dolphin Cruise

    We had a blast and the crew was excellent!

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  • Megan USA about 3 days ago

    Great cruise!!

    We saw dolphins!!! The captain was awesome at finding them and he was funny

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  • Jessica USA about 4 days ago

    Pensacola fun in the sun!

    Very fun and relaxing!

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  • Tammy Starcher USA about 9 days ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    From start to finish this was an awesome 75th Birthday gift for my Mom. All of us enjoyed our time on this cruise. Thank you!!

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  • Kimberly lynn USA about 18 days ago

    Dolphin cruise

    Cancelled by company

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  • Jordan USA about 26 days ago

    Fun Experience

    The catamaran was awesome. The boat had to make an emergency stop but the company made sure that we were properly informed 30 minutes before the boat ride. The only downside to the ride was that we only saw 3 dolphins. The ride itself was awesome and they showed us some touristic spots like Fort Pickens that made up for the dolphin sightings.

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  • Jason USA about 27 days ago

    Good family option.

    Very knowledgeable, guided cruise and family friendly.

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  • Ashley Perdue USA about 29 days ago

    Lots of Dolphins!

    The cruise was lots of fun! Loved the route and saw quite a few dolphins. The ship felt a little crowded and since there was a pick up prior to ours, we were really only left with the option to stand the entire time to have a decent view. Overall, for the price it was a great deal.

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  • Jim USA about 1 month ago

    Met some fine people, including the captain and crew.

    Fine adventure....once Leigh on live chat helped us locate the launch spot, which has no directions from Pensacola Beach.

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  • Ivonne Texas about 1 month ago


    We had a lot of fun. Our kids loved it!

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