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 your 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 you 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

  • Gail Golembiewski Alabama, USA Jun 15 2019 07:53am

    Crew was a blast. They were very informative and nice. Will take this ride again next year. Thanks

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  • Mike Carlson USA about 2 days ago


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  • Kimberly Workman USA about 3 days ago

    RSVP Boat in Destin

    Reservation process was easy. They overbooked us though. That part was not too cool. But, they quickly notified us and is supposed to give us a refund. I hope that is or will be the case. Thanks.

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  • Jacqueline Smith USA about 4 days ago

    Music a bit much

    The cruise was lovely. My biggest thumbs down was the music selection. Don’t get me wrong, I love those songs in the proper setting. I would have liked to hear some soft spa music. With the children squealing and feeding the birds it got a bit chaotic for my taste.

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  • Wilber Bonilla USA about 4 days ago

    Muy atentos

    Pasamos un buen rato agradable, a pesar del mal tiempo con amenazas de lluvia. Lo único que el barco no es muy espacioso.

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  • Stephanie Prater USA about 5 days ago

    Enjoyable crew and tour!

    We really enjoyed the cruise, although we did not see any dolphins. Rumor was that none of the ships seen any dolphins on that day but the captain was informative and did his best to locate some for us!

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  • Shayna Warfield USA about 5 days ago

    Great time

    Our family had a great time! We even seen sharks! Great 1st experience!

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  • Sonja Brockman USA about 7 days ago


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  • Jason Whitley USA about 8 days ago

    Nice Ride

    Nice boat ride. Saw dolphins and sharks. However, I would’ve liked more historical facts about Destin. The history was too brief.

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  • Jeff Doss USA about 8 days ago

    Would recommend

    Crew was great boat very stable

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  • William Summerfield Alabama, USA about 8 days ago


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