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Gilligan's Watersports Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

Join Gilligan's Watersports and see wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins up close and in their natural habitat from the comfort of your own jet ski. From up close, you will be able to hear the sounds they make and see how much fun they have playing among the waves. Feel the cool splash of the ocean and smell the fresh air as you race through the scenic emerald waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Reserve your tour today and prepare for the ride of your life!

Activity Highlights

  • Guided jet ski dolphin tour
  • Up close experience with dolphins and other marine wildlife
  • Speedy skis mean extra fun in the sun among the waves
  • Smaller groups for better interactions

What's Included

  • 3 Seater Waverunner
  • Tour Guide
  • Life Vests
  • Instruction
  • 10% off coupon to Gilligan's restaurant upon arrival of activity

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel


  • 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 picture ID, & 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 $3. They take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please arrive early if someone in your party is taking this test.
  • Jet ski's are prohibited from entering the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 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 also 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, the price will be prorated accordingly
  • Tour guides are experienced in finding dolphins so there is a very good chance dolphins will be encountered. However, there are no guarantees.

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, 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.

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Review of Gilligan's Watersports Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

  • Sajeesh Sukumaran USA May 31 2017 10:07am

    This was our first time in Destin for Dolphin tour. Though we (myself and my wife) were not able to see dolphins wave runner ride was awesome. Our guide took us to the various part of the ocean and we are riding in full speed.. Our guide was so awesome. He made sure we are safe. Thank you so much!

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  • Management Response, about 3 years ago

    Sajeesh, We are glad to see this review! Although we DO want to mention you did not actually ride in the Gulf of Mexico. All our tours stay in the harbor, bay and crab island areas. Thanks! -Gilligan's

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  • Jerrick Claxton USA about 3 months ago


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  • Judy Hannah Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Betsy Romine USA about 4 months ago


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  • Meagan Vasquez USA about 5 months ago

    Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

    We had an amazing time on the jet ski’s and got super lucky to see dolphins also! If you do not have your boaters license make sure to show up 45min to an hour early! You have to take a 25 question test to be able to drive the jet ski’s yourself.

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  • Cindy Romaguera USA about 5 months ago

    Not friendly at all

    The young blonde girl at the check in desk was so rude... i i formed the owner and he did t seem to care at all.... when i read google reviews they all complain about the same young girl. Plenty of other places to rent from that are super friendly

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  • Matt Mussalli USA about 5 months ago

    Dauphin tour and piarite crew ship


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  • Philip Pierson USA about 6 months ago

    Great time!

    The experience was wonderful, we were able to see dolphins very close and even swimming under us at some points. The downside was that a lot of the time was used up just getting through the no wake zone. It would have been nicer to have more time out looking for dolphins. Overall it was a great experience!

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  • Dana Dynes USA about 6 months ago

    Dolphin tour

    This experience was probably the best part of our trip. Our tour guide was awesome! My husband forgot his ID and had to run back to the hotel and he waited for us!

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  • Michael McCarty USA about 6 months ago

    Excellent value

    Highly recommend to any vacationer. After spotting several dolphins that we could almost touch. We opened up the waverunners and had a blast!!! Excellent tour guide and money well spent. Definitely a do over on a future trip. "Conner" my daughter would like for you to snap chat or call her!

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  • William Gardner Alabama, USA about 6 months ago

    Dolphin tour

    We enjoyed the experience. However we got minimal Instruction on the operation of the wave runner and on the protocol of the tour itself as in how close to stay to the guide and what the hand signals meant. But we had plenty of freedom to explore and open up the machine and we got to see some dolphins. I would just say that they could give you a little more about the rules and expectations of what’s ok and what’s not ok during the tour. Overall, we had a great time and the guide was really good at finding dolphins. Kids really enjoyed going fast in the waverunner. Good Value and knowledgeable staff made it a good experience.

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