The Activity We Experienced
What we chose to do
I Almost Cried Tears of Joy when I saw the Dolphins
How did you discover this activity?
I found TripShock on Google while researching our itinerary for things to do in Destin. This company was by far the best value.
When did you book your tour compared to the departure date?
We booked a week in advance.
Why did you choose this activity?
My daughter wanted to do it, as did myself and husband. I love dolphins and wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to see one.
How did you get to the activity location?
We drove to the harbor and parked. I didn’t like the fact that we had to pay to park when we were already gone paying for the trip, but it policy.
What was your experience with the activity's staff?
Our captain and crew were so awesome. They treated us with impeccable southern hospitality. The captain was extremely knowledgeable about all the history of Destin and dolphins.
The crew was as excited as we were when we finally spotted a pod of dolphins.
Highlights or memories you and your group will take from the trip?
I live in Oklahoma, so the closest I have ever been to a dolphin is on television and in books. I refuse to see them in captivity. This should be banned as a practice.
Dolphins are extremely caring and intelligent, therefore having them in captivity is akin to having a human in prison. I wanted to see them in their natural habitat, happy and free and swimming.
Our captain greeted us as we boarded. He was so friendly, shaking each person’s hand and making them feel absolutely at home. As the boat took off, he told us stories of Destin’s founding.
Finally, the dolphins were spotted! They swam right up to our boat! Our captain even knew two of them by their dorsal fins. I nearly wept with happiness at these beautiful creatures.
After plenty of photos and videos, it was time to head back. The breeze coming up from the emerald water was refreshing. We decided we would always use this boat and want to make the dolphin cruise a part of our annual trip to the Emerald Coast.
Would you recommend this activity to another group like yours? Why or why not?
Absolutely! It’s a must-do activity if you love dolphins and being out on a boat. Everyone on board is so friendly, including your fellow passengers.
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