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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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Review of Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

  • Stephanie Roach Alabama, USA Nov 21 2019 01:12pm

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  • laura kane USA about 4 days ago


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  • Scott Copeland USA about 3 months ago


    It was an excellent cruise. The crew did a great job, as they found plenty of dolphins activity. We enjoyed the experience. Thanks

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  • Gwendolyn H Robbins USA about 3 months ago

    Weather disappointed

    I had called ahead asked the question if looked stormy before arrival time would trip still be done. I was told yes unless the captain called off the trip. He did not. ... read more

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  • Deb Collins USA about 3 months ago

    It was ok.

    Saw no dolphins, and got seasick. It was ok.

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  • Judith Free USA about 4 months ago

    Lots of dolphins and rocking :)

    Being a smaller boat, there was lots of rocking. So fair warning, take dramamine or other precautions. Other than that the trip was great. Saw lots of dolphins.

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  • Crystal Palmer USA about 4 months ago

    Wasn't exciting

    This is a more laid back trip very slow paced boat...we got bored really my opinion it was not worth what i paid for 5 people or for the experience

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  • Karen Evans USA about 4 months ago

    Dolphin watch

    It wasn't as good as I had expected. Maybe will try a different company next time

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  • Hans Rice USA about 5 months ago

    Decent Excursion

    Captain allowed some people to board ahead of time and not others. Also didn't see much wildlife as expected. In addition boat leaned entirely too much 3x.

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  • Alexandra Romero USA about 5 months ago

    No Dolphins

    Views were amazing. Friendly staff. But we didn’t see any dolphins.

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  • Marisa Goff USA about 5 months ago

    Slightly Disappointed

    We did see dolphins, but most of our time was spent cruising near the beach. I know they can’t control what dolphins do, but we could have spent more time with the ones they did find.

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