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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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  • Sam Brock USA about 3 months ago


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  • Shana Burton USA about 3 months ago

    Dolphins Galore

    It took awhile, but eventually we saw more dolphins than we expected. The ship's crew was friendly and entertaining. The only complaint I'd have is that the boat rocked a lot, but that probably had more to do with the strong tide than the boat. Overall, it was a wonderful, memorable experience.

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  • Cindy Beale USA about 3 months ago


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  • Audrey First USA about 3 months ago


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  • Amanda Keilholz USA about 3 months ago


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  • Jenn Outten USA about 3 months ago


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  • Rachel Yatteau USA about 3 months ago

    Fun boat ride

    We enjoyed our dolphin watch cruise Our captain and crew were great and the boat ride was enjoyable. We saw dolphins too... but... they were so far away. I even brought my 200mm lens but it was a waste. The boat is too big to get to the shallow water which is where the dolphins were. The catamarans, pontoons and smaller cruises were right by the dolphins! Within 12 feet! If I knew we were going to be unable to get a good look at the dolphins i would have booked a different cruise. It was a relaxing enjoyable cruise however, and the people on our group enjoyed themselves...we were just way too far from the action.

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  • Brittany Preston USA about 3 months ago

    Worth it

    This was a nice experience. The staff was nice and friendly and we saw a lot of dolphins. The boat is kind of overcrowded and it's hard to see the dolphins if there are too many people but overall it was a nice trip and the staff made it worth it.

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  • Michelle Miller USA about 3 months ago

    Saw a lot of Dolphins and an incredible sunset

    Our kids loved the cruise. We got to see a lot of Dolphins and the sunset was great. We did get a little queasy due to the movement of the boat but overall had a good time.

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  • Kathleen Seay USA about 3 months ago

    Fun for the family

    It was a good experience. The captain of the boat was courteous and knowledgeable. Would recommend this trip for the family. Just make sure you’re on time!

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