When families visit the beach, we all know which playful sea creature they hope to see! The soft grey skin tone, flapping flippers, and one-of-a-kind calls, bottlenose dolphins are a pleasure to encounter either up close or from afar. While it's forbidden to physically interact with the dolphins, there is no law against enjoying their playful nature in the wild.
For this reason, millions of Emerald Coast visitors each year head out on various dolphin cruises and tours to catch a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins and other marine animals in their natural habitats. Create lasting memories on your next vacation with one of the following Top 9 Dolphin Cruises in Miramar Beach, FL!
*Most tours on the list are located in Destin, FL. Destin is just minutes from most Miramar Beach lodging and is departure point for a majority of the areas tours and attractions.
Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise
One of Destin, Florida's oldest boat tours, The Olin Marler Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise takes passengers on a guided tour through the Destin Harbor, Pass, Bay, and Gulf. With two viewing decks, on-board bathrooms, a temperature controlled cabin, and glass-bottom viewing area, this Dolphin Cruise is among the most comfortable around. Best of all, cruises offer a 98% success rate in finding dolphins! For more info on this tour check out Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise
Snorkel and Dolphin Excursion on Destin's Original Sea Blaster
The snorkel and dolphin excursion aboard Destin's Original Sea Blaster not only searches for dolphins, but allows customers to hop in the water and interact with a variety of exotic sea creatures! The giant Sea Blaster speed boat can hold up to 130 passengers, and offers complimentary beer, wine, soda and water. Book your cruise aboard the Original Sea Blaster
on your Emerald Coast vacation!
Excel Watersports Waverunner Dolphin Tour
Get closer to dolphins than you thought possible on a Waverunner Dolphin Tour! This growing trend puts riders feet away from wild dolphins and dolphin pods with an experienced guide leading the way. Located just minutes from Miramar Beach along scenic highway 98, this tour is especially convenient for visitors staying near the Sandestin Outlet Malls or within Sandestin Resort. This tour features 3-seat waverunners and complimentary drink and snacks. Learn more by visiting Excel Watersports Waverunner Dolphin Tour
Xtreme H2o Destin Crab Island Waverunner Dolphin Tour
Enjoy an up-close experience with wild dolphins on this one-of-a-kind excursion. Departing from Calhoun Ave. in Destin, FL, the Xtreme H2O Destin Crab Island Waverunner Dolphin Tour takes participants on an hour long guided tour in search of dolphins. After finding flipper, take 30 minutes to yourself! Anchor at Crab Island, sunbathe on a secluded beach, or test the limits of your Yamaha VX 1100 Waverunner on the open water! To book this dolphin tour, head to Xtreme H2O Destin Crab Island Waverunner Dolphin Tour
SeaQuest Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
AJ's SeaQuest Dolphin Sightseeing Tour combines food and fun! Head out on the SeaQuest vessel on a 1.5-2 hour tour to encounter dolphins playing in the Emerald Green waters of Destin, Florida. After docking, dine at AJ's Seafood & Oyster House in the Destin Harbor and receive 10% OFF your meal! Book your SeaQuest Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
for all-ages fun on the Emerald Coast!
Destin Sailing Cruise Aboard The Daniel Webster Clements
One of the last schooners in the Destin Harbor, the Daniel Webster Clements offers a unique sailing experience. With the appearance of a pirate ship, the Daniel Webster Clements is an exciting way of encountering dolphins in their natural habitat! Equipped with 2 bathrooms and a spacious deck, this cruise is all about comfort and relaxation. Complimentary drinks are provided as well as stunning views of the Destin Harbor, bay, and pass. Find more information online at Destin Sailing Cruise Aboard the Daniel Webster Clements
Sunset Dolphin Cruise Aboard the SunVenture
Emerald Coast sunsets are legendary, and now you can experience them from the comfort of a large and shaded passenger vessel. The SunVenture offers daily sunset cruises that not only seek out dolphins and marine life, but a quiet location to enjoy the sunset! Book this cruise Thursday night during the summer for an adult-only cruise to enjoy the sunset and Destin Harbor fireworks
. Learn more about the SunVenture Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
The Redwing Sharpie Schooner provides a private sailing excursion unlike any other! Departing from the Destin Harbor, head out on a morning, afternoon, or sunset cruise in search of dolphins, spectacular sights, or a calm place to swim! Reserve an experienced captain and ride for up to 4 hours with up to 5 others. This excursion is not only great for dolphin sightseeing, but also a great tour for couples and families with young children. Check availability on this private sailing tour at Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
La Dolce Vita Waverunner Dolphin Tour
Get up-close-and-personal with Gulf Coast Dolphins on a Waverunner Dolphin Tour with La Dolce Vita Watersports. With newer model waverunners than most other watersport companies, and smaller groups for more intimate interactions, La Dolce Vita seeks to offer a worry-free and memorable experience to nature lovers! To learn more about this tour, visit La Dolce Vita Waverunner Dolphin Tour
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