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Top 9 Dolphin Cruises in Miramar Beach, FL

Mike Fisher

February 25th 2020

Top 9 Dolphin Cruises in Miramar Beach, FL

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!

Table of Contents

  • Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise
  • Snorkel and Dolphin Excursion on Destin’s Original Sea Blaster
  • Excel Watersports Waverunner Dolphin Tour
  • Xtreme H2o Destin Crab Island Waverunner Dolphin Tour
  • SeaQuest Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
  • Destin Sailing Cruise Aboard The Daniel Webster Clements
  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise Aboard the SunVenture
  • Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
  • La Dolce Vita Waverunner Dolphin Tour



Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise


hannah marie dolphin cruise near miramar beach

Pictured above is the Hannah Marie through Olin Marler Charters, who has been serving up incredible tours for over 50 years


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!


Snorkel and Dolphin Excursion on Destin’s Original Sea Blaster


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According to a recent Traveler Story, after going on this excursion once, you will keep wanting to do it again, year after year


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.


Excel Watersports Waverunner Dolphin Tour


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One of the top Miramar Beach/Sandestin things to do, a waverunner dolphin tour gets you very close to Flipper and his friends


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 drinks and snacks.


Xtreme H2o Destin Crab Island Waverunner Dolphin Tour


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Zip and zoom across the waves in search for dolphins on an unforgettable waverunner dolphin tour with Xtreme H20


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!


SeaQuest Dolphin Sightseeing Tour


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Hop aboard the SeaQuest through AJ’s Water Adventures in Destin, and keep an eye out for dolphins jumping the wake of the boat


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!


Destin Sailing Cruise Aboard The Daniel Webster Clements


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Sail off into one of Destin’s serene sunsets aboard the Daniel Webster Clements, pictured above


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.


Sunset Dolphin Cruise Aboard the SunVenture


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The SunVenture, pictured above, serves up amazing dolphin cruises through the Destin Harbor, bay, and beyond


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.


Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion


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A private sailing excursion makes for the perfect romantic Sandestin getaway


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.


La Dolce Vita Waverunner Dolphin Tour


miramar beach dolphin tour on waverunners

Get an up-close-and-personal encounter with beautiful bottlenose dolphins as you zip through the waves on a fast and fun waverunner


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 watersports companies, and smaller groups for more intimate interactions, La Dolce Vita seeks to offer a worry-free and memorable experience to nature lovers!



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