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 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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  • brian jones USA about 9 months ago

    Fun Dolphin Cruise

    Clean boat, friendly staff, had a good time even with lots of boat traffic keeping dolphins away crew worked hard to find a pod for us to enjoy.

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  • Dinesh USA about 9 months ago

    A very Good Ride

    Good ride. Definitely everyone needs to try the ride. Watched dolphins from close quarter..

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  • Michelle Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruise about 9 months ago

    Wonderful time even in the rain

    Lucky to have cover over our heads because of a rain storm. It started out sunny and there were many dolphin sightings but then a rain storm came and cut the cruise a little short. Captain Ron was a delight and kept us entertained and educated. I would recommend to everyone.

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  • Doug Conner USA about 9 months ago

    Weather was less than perfect but the Guide made it a great trip anyway.


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  • Jan USA about 10 months ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Was a great dolphin cruise. The captain did a very good job touring the bay and seeing many playful dolphins. We all had fun!!!

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  • Dionne USA about 10 months ago

    Great family activity

    Cruise was wonderful. Saw lots of dolphins on morning cruise. Worked out perfect because it was something to do in the rain. Crew were friendly and gave lots of interesting facts. Great drinks.

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  • Jessica USA about 10 months ago

    Fabulous Family Fun!

    We have vacationed on Pensacola Beach for 5 years now, but have never gone on any type of boat cruise. We decided to try this experience out with our 7,5, and 3 year old children. We were pleasantly surprised at how wide the boat was-making it handle waves very well and since there isn't many high waves in the Sound anyways the ride was fairly smooth-none in our party complained of motion sickness and didn't see any problems with any others on the trip either. We saw two different pods of dolphins which was wonderful for our children. The two hours went by quickly. Highly recommend!

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  • Kelly Phillips USA about 10 months ago

    Pensacola Premiere Dolphin Cruise

    This trip was so much fun. The staff is friendly and entertaining, the boat is nice and clean, we saw a lot of dolphins that came up and swam right beside the boat for several minutes, and we watched the sunset over the ocean. It was amazing!

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  • Sharon Wolle North Las Vegas, NV about 1 year ago

    The Dolphin Cruise was great!

    From booking, to receiving confirmations, to taking the cruise...everything was a very positive experience!

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Thanks so much! Please come back soon!

  • liliaaa furry jacksonville, Florida, USA about 1 year ago

    Dolphin cruisr


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