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Destin Dolphin Cruises & Tours

Destin Dolphin cruises & tours are an enchanting experience for the entire family. Take a cruise and explore emerald waters and watch as dolphins play and jump alongside your boat. It's also an excellent opportunity to observe other amazing wildlife such as manatees and sea turtles. Whether you are looking for an adventure or just want to spend some time observing these majestic creatures - taking a dolphin cruise in Destin is a sure way to give you a unique experience like no other!
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Featured Dolphin Cruises & Tours in Destin

Best Match
Apr 20 - Apr 26

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

11,056 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 20 times in last 48 hrs

Destin Dolphin Cruise Aboard The Original Sea Blaster

3,448 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 19 times in last 48 hrs

Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

262 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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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 3 times in last 48 hrs

Flipper's Destin Dolphin Cruise

73 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 3 times in last 48 hrs

SeaQuest Daytime Dolphin Sightseeing Tour

1,136 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Climb aboard Destin's SeaQuest in search of dolphins on a fun and affordable family adventure. Set out on this monstrous 53-foot speedboat that carries up to 80 passengers. Cruise through the waves as you take in the sights of the coastline and mesmerizing emerald waters. Don't miss out on the fun, book this Destin Sightseeing Tour today!
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Dolphin & Sunset Cruise Aboard the SunVenture

483 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

The Hydrojet - The World's Largest Jet Ski!

1,364 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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Destin Sunset & Dolphin Cruise

240 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

Destin Sunset Cruise

8 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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Sunset & Dolphin Tour from Fort Walton Beach

63 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

Crab Island Excursion and Dolphin Tour

40 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

Dolphin Exploration Tour Aboard The Crab Island Runner

51 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Hop aboard The Crab Island Runner for an exciting adventure discovering sea life in Destin, Florida. Your Captain and crew will navigate you and your group through Crab Island, exploring the grass flats of the Choctawhatchee Bay to look out for bald eagles, ospreys and more wildlife along the shoreline. Depending on the daily marine report, you will cruise south through Destin’s East Pass along to the Gulf of Mexico. This informative eco-tour by water is sure to bring a smile to your face and memories to last a lifetime, so don't miss the boat, book now!
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Sunset Tour Aboard The Crab Island Runner

29 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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Snorkel and Shelling Excursion

333 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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SeaQuest Sunset Dolphin Sightseeing Tour

371 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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Destin X Waverunner Dolphin Tour - Departing From Destin Harbor

2 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Enjoy a unique and one of a kind experience in the ocean on the Destin X Waverunner Dolphin Tour in Destin, Florida. This adventure starts out at the Destin Marina and continues on as an experienced tour guide takes you to the dolphin "hang outs." Afterwards you will have the opportunity to adventure out and explore a bit more and set the pace of the adventure. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera to capture some breathtaking photos of the dolphins! Book your tickets today!
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Dolphin Tour Thrill Ride Aboard the Screaming Eagle

195 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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Happy's Destin Dolphin Cruise

51 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
There is no better way to spend time with your family and friends than on a memorable Destin Dolphin Cruise. Enjoy this wonderfully guided tour as you admire the breathtaking views along the emerald coast. Search for friendly dolphin and marine life as they leap above the waves or swim beneath the surface. Bring along your camera to capture incredible views. Don't miss out, book your experience 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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