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

  • Kelley Mays USA Jul 19 2019 11:37am

    Fabulous tour with informative, friendly, humorous guides! The scenery is breathtaking, and being able to see the dolphins was magical!!

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  • Patricia Telles USA about 3 months ago

    Not what I expected.

    I felt he yr took too long to get anywhere to see dolphins. Watched dolphins for maybe 15 min. Boring attraction ever. We saw more dolphins on the Hydrojet.

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  • Christine Mossor USA about 4 months ago


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  • Nile Thompson USA about 5 months ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Wasn’t that exciting! Took my 4 year old out hoping to see dolphins for her and we only seen around 4 from a distance. It wasn’t what I expected!

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  • Nile Thompson Alabama, USA about 5 months ago


    It was to long and bumpy and the boat was shifting left to right I didn’t like it.

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  • Eric Wright USA about 5 months ago


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  • Hina Le USA about 5 months ago


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  • Randall Williams USA about 5 months ago


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  • Staci Brierly USA about 5 months ago

    Not for children

    Was overbooked. Could not move and enjoy at all. One of the crew members was acting vulger with a few passengers in front of my kids and others on board. I was shocked at her behavior. Very disappointing.

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  • Ramona Simien USA about 5 months ago

    Chasing Dolphins

    If you enjoy sight -seeing at speed this would be the experience for you. Guests could not walk freely due to the rapid speed of this trip. I wish we would have been told.

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  • Janet Kruse USA about 6 months ago

    Not Impressed

    First parking is horrible and it would be nice to have a recommendation of where to park. Second I found it odd that about 8 boats go out to one area to see the dolphins jump off in the distance. I’ve been on other dolphin cruises and the dolphins swim with the boats and in the wake of the boat.

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