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Destin Waverunner Dolphin Tour

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Seeing a dolphin from a boat is fun, but getting up close and personal on a waverunner offers much more excitement and interaction. Take a guided trip through the East Pass and Choctawatchee Bay using the best waverunners in Destin. Explore the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast with a top notch guide to help point out the best sites. Book today for the experience of a lifetime!

Activity Highlights

  • Enjoy an up-close experience with wild dolphins
  • Guided tour on 2-seater waverunners
  • Smaller groups for better interactions
  • Newer model waverunners

What's Included

  • Tour Guide
  • Life Vests
  • Fuel
  • Instruction


  • Florida Boater's Test ($5)
  • 5% Dock Fee (on the total booking amount)
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Valid ID
  • Swim wear


  • Children under 6 are prohibited from riding on the jet ski
  • Adults born BEFORE January 1, 1988 can operate a jet ski with a valid drivers license without a Florida's Boater License
  • Person signing the contract must be 18, have a valid drivers license, & a VALID credit card for incidentals
  • Those born on or after January 1, 1988 can operate a jet ski, but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. These tests are available upon arrival for $5. They take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please arrive early if someone in your party is taking this test
  • Jet ski tours go in the Bay or the Gulf, depending on conditions
  • Total weight capacity is 400lb. Not valid for three grown adults
  • Guests are strictly prohibited from jumping off the waverunners and swimming with the dolphins. There is no touching of the dolphins of any kind

Additional information

  • Jet ski's have small compartments to hold small valuables such as wallets, watches and jewelry. However, it is best to leave all these items back home or in your vehicle
  • If the weather is unfavorable for this activity, we will attempt to reschedule for another time or day. If we cannot meet customer demands for this, we'll refund the purchase amount
  • If there is rain while you are on the waverunner and the vendor calls off the rental you will be rescheduled to another date or time
  • Tour guides are experienced in finding dolphins so there is a very good chance dolphins will be encountered. However, there are no guarantees
  • Parking is available on-site, for $10 per car
  • It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes early for your tour

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable and the vendor calls off the rental, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. A dock fee of 5% per ski is due upon arrival. The person driving the ski must bring their drivers license and keep it on them at all times in order to operate the jet ski.

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  • richelle fayetteville, Georgia, USA about 6 years ago

    Waverunner dolphin tour

    We actually came twice. The first time was a great experience. Loved seeing the dolphins and having a little free time to ride. The second was awful--the guide took us so far out that we STRUGGLED to find our way back. We found ourselves in the middle of the ocean with no one around and very few landmarks. It was scary. The guide should not have left us several miles away. Also a laminated map with landmarks would have helped

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  • Deena Braneff junction, Texas, USA about 7 years ago

    Well, we only saw 2 dolphins. So, it was really just a jet ski ride. It was fun. I would like them to know that they should wash their life jackets. They smelled so awful we had to change our shirts as soon as we got back. Otherwise, it was a fun trip.

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  • Edwin Hoover Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA about 7 years ago

    Dolphin Tour on wavereunners

    Never found any dolphins or any other ocean life which was the reason for going. Other than that the overall experience was good.

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  • Joseph Morris Peachtree City, Georgia, USA about 7 years ago

    Waverunner Dolphin Excursion

    Our "guide" was really far ahead of us, and there was no conversation or infomation shared. Spent the entire 90 minutes just trying to keep up with him so we didn't get left behind.

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  • Management Response, about 7 years ago

    Thank you for booking and we are sorry to hear the guide was hard to keep up with. This is not an ideal way of enjoying our tours and we will be sure to discuss this situation with our staff. Sometimes the guide will go faster if time is running short and he/she is trying to get some better sightings of dolphins for the customers. We appreciate you booking with us and leaving the feedback.

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