Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

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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Review of Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

  • Jesse Blacklaw Kansas Nov 29 2017 12:29pm

    Amazing experience! So many dolphins right next to the boat! Lovely sunset cruise. Super friendly people. Will definitely do this again. Thank you.

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  • Management Response, about 4 months ago

    The sunsets during this time of year are stunning, so we're happy to hear you got to experience it with us! Glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you next time! Olin Marler

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  • Contessa Flemming USA about 2 days ago

    Great day

    We had a wonderful time and the price4 my family fit us thanks

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  • Pamela McCall USA about 3 days ago

    Awesome experience!

    Very nice cruise! Staff very friendly and informative. Would do it again! Saw about 10 dolphins!

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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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  • Matthew Jones USA about 8 days ago

    The best!

    Fantastic tour, highly recommend these guys!

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  • Courtney Edwards USA about 12 days ago

    Great Tour, Great Crew

    We were in the area for vacation and based on ratings chose this tour. We did not regret it. Waters were a little rough Monday afternoon but the captain did a great job of trying to minimize the rocking. We spotted a few different schools of dolphins. We would definitely do this tour again.

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  • Jennifer Cram USA about 18 days ago

    Excellent trip!

    We went on the 4:30 cruise, and loved it. We saw more dolphins than I could count, close to the boat. I even got a video of some dolphins jumping out of the water! The sunset made the cruise even more beautiful. We highly recommend this trip!

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  • Management Response, about 17 days ago

    We sure did see a lot on that trip and we're glad you had a great time! Thanks for coming out with us and we hope to see you again! Olin Marler

  • Mary USA about 20 days ago

    Well worth the time and money!

    Some friends and I decided to get together in Destin for a reunion. I suggested we take the Dolphin Watch Cruise - and it was a blast! The captain and first mate gladly shared their expertise on the dolphins, ecosystem, and Destin history, greatly enriching the excursion. I recommend this highly.

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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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  • Stewart USA about 21 days ago

    Well worth the money!!!

    Had an awesome time. Saw 20 plus dolphins. Our kids are still talking about. Would do it again without hesitation.

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  • Dan USA about 23 days ago

    Loved It!

    Great boat ride with friendly crew. Saw dolphins in multiple locations. Will probably do it again when friends come to visit.

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