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Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

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Set out to sea in search of Destin dolphins aboard the Hannah Marie. Complete with an AC cabin that has a glass panel area for viewing the water below the boat, snack bar, and a climate-controlled cabin, this trip is the perfect recipe for maritime bliss. Take in scenic views of the Harbor, learn about Destin's history, and enjoy the fresh ocean air. Both convenient and comfortable, these tours depart daily and provide plenty of seating for the whole crew.

Activity Highlights

  • See dolphins and other marine wildlife among the waves
  • Glass viewing area in the bottom of the boat and open top deck make for incredible views
  • Narrated cruise teaches guests all about the history of Destin
  • Climate-controlled cabin, snack bar & bathrooms on board

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash for snack bar
  • 6-pack cooler with food & beverages
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Glass items prohibited on board.
  • The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 97 passengers.
  • The boat requires a minimum of 20 paying passengers to depart. If this is not met, a customer service representative will call to reschedule or cancel.
  • Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • No service dogs allowed.
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.

Additional information

  • Parking is available on-site for a fee.
  • Boat can accommodate wheelchairs but cannot accommodate motorized scooters.
  • Bathrooms available.
  • Snack bar available.
  • Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the boat, but glass is prohibited.
  • 98% success rate for finding dolphins on the cruise.
  • The boat will cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Harbor and the Choctawhatchee Bay depending on how rough the waves are. The boat does not experience much movement, but those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take preventative measures.
  • Gratuities not included.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time 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 is unfavorable and the captain calls off the tour, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued by the vendor. 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.

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  • Steeze Dion USA about 5 months ago

    Not what I expected.

    Saw no Dolphins.

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  • Carla Mermis USA about 5 months ago was okay

    We didn’t see any dolphins.

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  • Cindy Maness USA about 5 months ago

    No dolphins

    We had a good experience being on the water. We didn’t see any dolphins on our cruise, however we did see sharks.

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  • Jeffery Couch USA about 5 months ago

    Rough seas

    Ship went outside jetties and encountered rough rolling waves crashing around the ship. Did see some sand sharks but no dolphins as the ship returned to the bay and just drive around for the hour and a half. Did try one last time to look within the jetties but never saw dolphins. Considered it a bust and won’t recommend to our neighbors.

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  • Marsha Crisp USA about 5 months ago

    Every one was very kind

    Didn’t see any dolphins

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  • Marissa Quevedo USA about 6 months ago


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  • Vivian Ojeda USA about 6 months ago


    The staff was really nice but the only thing we didn’t like was that it was too packed and we couldn’t move around comfortably. They over booked it in my opinion because we were seating too close to other people(the people around us were literally touching our arms) maybe the time we choose didn’t help either 12:30.

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  • Wendy Hull USA about 6 months ago

    A little disappointed

    The crew were great and the captain really entertaining, but we only saw 2 dolphins on the trip, so that was a little disappointing.

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  • Hao Ly USA about 6 months ago


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  • Merri Blankenship USA about 6 months ago


    The waves were very choppy so we were not able to go out of the bay area. We did not see any dolphins

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