Destin Dolphin Cruises & Tours

Explore Destin's emerald waters while dolphins play and jump alongside your boat. A dolphin cruise is also a great way to see and enjoy the Destin Harbor, Choctawhatchee Bay, and Crab Island. Beyond dolphins, keep your eyes peeled for other awesome animal sightings like sea turtles, sea birds, rays, and even the occasional manatee. Whether you are looking for an adventure or just want to spend some time in the sun and on the water, a Destin dolphin tour is great idea for all.
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Featured Dolphin Cruises & Tours in Destin

Best Match
May 25 - May 31

Daytime Dolphin Watch & Sunset Cruises - Tour East Pass, Harbor, Crab Island

11,103 ratings
1 Hr.
Set out to sea in search of dolphins aboard the Hannah Marie. Destin Dolphin Watch and Crab Island Sightseeing Cruise is complete with a spectacular glass-bottom, snack bar, and a climate-controlled cabin. This family-friendly trip is the perfect recipe for maritime bliss. Take in scenic views of the Destin, Florida Harbor and learn about the history as you enjoy the fresh ocean air. Both convenient and comfortable, these tours depart daily and provide plenty of seating for the whole crew. Book your experience today!
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Booked 47 times in last 48 hrs

Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,469 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Climb aboard a Destin classic on this fun and exciting dolphin cruise aboard the Original Sea Blaster. A family-friendly excursion perfect for any occasion, this is your chance to explore the emerald waters of Destin, FL in all of its glory in search of playful dolphins splashing and playing among the waves. From water gun fights on daytime cruises to some truly stunning sunsets in the evenings, this trip has something for everyone. Don't miss the boat... literally. Book now!
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Booked 23 times in last 48 hrs

Destin Sunset Cruise

13 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
End your day with a sunset cruise in Destin, Florida! Journey through Destin Harbor and the Destin Pass to the Gulf of Mexico, revealing the iconic emerald water and sugar-white beaches that defines Destin. As you cruise the water, be captivated by the sight of dolphins joyfully playing alongside the boat, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of this coastal paradise. Witness the breathtaking beauty of a panhandle sunset right from the water. Join this scenic voyage, blending discovery and natural beauty, and book today!
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Booked 11 times in last 48 hrs

Dolphin & Sunset Cruise Aboard the SunVenture

490 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Hop aboard the SunVenture and cruise around Destin Harbor for a relaxing dolphin or sunset cruise. Search for wildlife, take in the beautiful scenery, and learn the history of Destin on this narrated tour. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for Flipper and friends!
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Booked 4 times in last 48 hrs

Sunset Tour Aboard The Crab Island Runner

33 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Get out on the water in gorgeous Destin, Florida on The Crab Island Runner, a multi-passenger U.S. Coast Guard certified 27 passenger tour boat. See a stunning Destin sunset paint the evening sky as you and your family unwind after another beautiful day on the Emerald Coast. Capture incredible views of the sunset from Crab Island and weather permitting, the Gulf of Mexico. Xtreme H2O Sports offers complimentary water bottles to our customers and snacks and sodas are available for purchase. Don't miss out, book your spot today!
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Booked 5 times in last 48 hrs

Flipper's Destin Dolphin Cruise

77 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join in on this thrilling Destin Dolphin Cruise! Experience an unforgettable adventure as you search for playful dolphins in the emerald-green water of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Harbor, and the Choctawhatchee Bay. While navigating through the big blue, keep an eye out for those marvelous creatures as they swim up next to the boat, coasting with it and frolicking in the waves. You do not want to miss this cruise! Book yours now!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Destin Glass Bottom Boat Tour

132 ratings
2 Hrs.
Hop aboard a Glass Bottom Boat for this narrated Bay, Harbor, and Gulf tour! Admire the panhandle's natural beauty as you cruise the coastline. Enjoy underwater viewing, have crab trap discussions, and so much more! Be on the lookout for dolphins swimming beneath the water or having fun chasing the waves. Enjoy a day cruise when the sun is bright and shining or a sunset cruise when you can take in the pleasure of witnessing a beautiful Florida sunset. Don't miss the boat! Book your spot today!
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Booked 6 times in last 48 hrs

Snorkel & Dolphin Excursion Aboard The Sea Blaster

604 ratings
3 Hrs.
Head out on a Destin Original for some unforgettable fun snorkeling in the emerald green and aquamarine water of the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, Florida! Then take a cruise and look for dolphins and other marine life along the coast. Take it all in and make the most of your day on the water with something for everyone. Don't miss the boat, book your Snorkel & Dolphin Excursion now!
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The Hydrojet - The World's Largest Jet Ski!

1,368 ratings
1 Hr.
If you are searching for some fun, then look no further than the Hydrojet dolphin cruise. Known as the world's largest jet ski, the Hydrojet jumps waves while cruising along the mesmerizing emerald coast in search of dolphins and native wildlife. So join in on the fun and catch a thrilling cruise today on Destin's one and only Hydrojet!
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Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

264 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Enjoy a unique Destin adventure on a Crab Island jet ski dolphin tour from the Destin Marina. With no idle time, an expert guide will lead you and your group out into the Choctawhatchee Bay to the best "dolphin hangout" spots in town. After exploring, your guide will set you free to crank it up and explore the shimmering water of Destin and Fort Walton Beach. Set the pace for your experience but make sure to bring a waterproof camera to snap some amazing shots of dolphins up close. Book your tickets today!
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Destin Sunset & Dolphin Cruise

247 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
What better way to spend time with your family and friends than on this memorable sunset cruise? Hop on this guided tour and spot dolphins and other area marine wildlife. See the stunning Destin sunset paint the evening sky as you and your family unwind after another beautiful day on the Emerald Coast. Search for friendly dolphins and enjoy the breeze in your hair. Bring along your camera to capture incredible views of the sunset from Crab Island. Don't miss out, book your Destin Sunset & Dolphin Cruise today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Flipper's Destin Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise

20 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Join in on a super fun water adventure on this Destin Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise! Experience an unforgettable experience as you witness the beauty that lies beneath the crystal water along Emerald Coast. Explore the rocks around the East Jetty and be astonished at the variety of different fish species swimming there. Journey out to Gulf Shores National Seashore where you can gather shells to take back with you and meander at your own pace. Search for playful dolphins while navigating through the big open blue. This is a perfect activity with the whole family in mind. Book your Destin Snorkel & Dolphin experience today!
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Snorkel and Shelling Excursion

336 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Get ready for an adventure as you travel to 2 great snorkeling and shelling locations. The experienced and friendly crew is waiting to guide you on the snorkeling excursion of a lifetime. Snorkel, feed schools of fish, or soak up the sun's rays on the beach. A snorkel instructor is available on and off the vessel for any questions or assistance needed. Snorkel the beautiful emerald green water of Destin with a reliable, well-established tour company. Book your Snorkel and Shelling Excursion today!
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Dolphin Tour Thrill Ride Aboard the Screaming Eagle

197 ratings
1 Hr.
Calling all thrill-seekers, the Screaming Eagle is for you! This exhilarating dolphin cruise and thrill ride will be narrated with fun facts and speeds reaching up to 35mph. The boat is completely shaded and offers a more private-like setting for those looking for a smaller crowd. Look for dolphins and take in the beauty of the Emerald Coast. Expect to laugh, scream, and create an amazing memory that will last a lifetime! Book your thrill ride today!
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Sunset & Dolphin Tour from Fort Walton Beach

68 ratings
2 Hrs.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fort Walton Beach and Destin on a worry-free, epic sunset boat tour. Step aboard a state-of-the-art 2023 vessel, a USCG-certified masterpiece accommodating up to 49 passengers. As you glide atop the mesmerizing emerald green waters, prepare to be captivated by the abundant marine life that graces these shores. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, graceful turtles, majestic stingrays, and elegant pelicans. Immerse yourself in nature's vibrant palette as the sky transforms into an awe-inspiring canvas of colors. Brace yourself for a sunset like no other, a true spectacle that will leave you in awe. Embark on this unforgettable journey and let us create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to be amazed!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Flipper's Sunset Destin Dolphin Cruise

6 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join a magnificent Sunset Destin Dolphin Cruise and experience the magic of a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset! Destin is famous for its breathtaking sunsets, and there is something truly special about experiencing it from the water. As the day begins to fade into the night, admire the sky as it is painted in the most gorgeous colors. But the real show begins when the dolphins make an appearance as the sun slowly makes its way to the horizon. Watch as they swim beneath the surface of the water and jump above the waves. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the magic of a Gulf Coast sunset along with playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Book this Destin Dolphin Sunset Cruise today and experience an unforgettable adventure!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour

42 ratings
4 Hrs.
Get ready for a Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour departing from Fort Walton Beach, Florida! This adventure begins aboard a state-of-the-art 2023 vessel, a USCG-certified boat with a capacity of 49 passengers. As you cruise atop the mesmerizing emerald-green water, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and more. Dive into the crystal-clear water of Crab Island, relax on a float, or stay on the catamaran and bask in the warm Florida sun. The options are endless! Sit back and relax while the captain and deckhand make sure all your needs are accommodated. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey to Crab Island! Book yours today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

SeaQuest Snorkeling & Dolphin Adventure in Destin

535 ratings
3 Hrs.
Take a plunge beneath the beautiful emerald green and aquamarine water of the East Pass of Destin Florida on the one and only SeaQuest! Welcome the chance to snorkel underneath the water and find everything from tropical fish to sea turtles. Make memories that last a lifetime with this worry-free adventure, book yours today!
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SeaQuest Sunset Dolphin Sightseeing Tour

373 ratings
2 Hrs.
Climb aboard Destin's SeaQuest in search of dolphins at sunset to enjoy a surreal evening of fun and affordable family adventure. Set out on this monster 53-foot speedboat that carries up to 80 passengers. Breeze through the waves as you take in the sights and sounds of Destin's coastline and mesmerizing emerald waters. Look for marine life and make unbelievable memories, book this Destin dolphin cruise deal today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there dolphins in Destin?

Absolutely, Yes! Dolphins are plentiful in Destin, and can be seen in the harbor, bay, Gulf, and sometimes from the beach shore. Some travelers can even wake up to see them from beachfront condo balconies! The dolphins in Destin also show up at some favorite hot spots inshore and offshore, including during Crab Island cruises and deep sea Destin FL fishing charters.

2. What time of year are dolphins most active?

Dolphins are active year-round. Most do not migrate, and tend to remain within 1-5 miles of the shoreline. Whether you're visiting in winter, spring, summer, or fall, expect to spot dolphins playing and feeding in the waters around Destin.

3. How do I dress for a dolphin cruise?

Dress for the season. If your cruise is during warmer months, wear shorts and a t-shirt. During colder months, wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts. Year-round, you'll want to protect your skin from the sun with a hat and sunscreen, and wear non-slip shoes (the boat can get bumpy).

4. What sights will I see on a Destin dolphin cruise?

Sights depend on the season, time of day, and cruise provider. On most dolphin cruises in Destin you'll see the Destin Harbor and Harborwalk Village, Holiday Isle, Crab Island Destin Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, and miles of emerald-green water. You'll also see wildlife including dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, schools of fish, pelicans, and stingrays.

5. What do you do on a dolphin cruise other than sightseeing?

Many dolphins cruises in Destin offer family-fun activities including live entertainment, glass bottom viewing, and narration from the captain and crew. Some combination experiences will even group activities like snorkeling, fishing, and Crab Island excursions. While there is lots of fun to be had, many take a Destin dolphin tour to relax with loved ones, and preview the beautiful Destin harbor, bay, gulf, and wildlife.


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