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 a glass bottom viewing area, 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 bottom viewing area 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 and beverages


  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult

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 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.
  • 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 dramamine or bonine for precaution.

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. 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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  • Andy Taylor USA about 2 days ago



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  • andrew ryan sauder USA about 2 days ago


    Very few dolphins seen, more dolphins saw from the balcony of our hotel then on the whole 1.5 hr boat ride

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  • Carl Cottingham USA about 2 months ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Nice boat ride but no dolphins were seen. Nice sunset over the water.

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  • Stefan Adam Greenville, South Carolina, USA about 3 months ago


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  • Gabriela Maldonado Houston, Texas, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Natasha USA about 4 months ago

    Dolphin cruise

    To cold... hardly see any dolphins... best time to go around summer I stayed inside the whole time.

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  • Sarah Evans Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


    I’ve been on sunset dolphin cruises where the boat created waves for the dolphins to play in. In this cruise, you spot dolphins plopping out of the water, then move on. It’s less interactive than others I have been on

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  • Tyler Griffith Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA about 4 months ago


    It was okay. Was a little boring. Kids would enjoy it, but I think when we bring our kids next time we will use a different dolphin tour.

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  • Christina Foster USA about 8 months ago

    Dolphin cruise

    The cruise was just fine. The captain and crew were so nice and were great interacting with the tour group. We went on a dolphin cruise with AJ’s last year that was much better. The dolphins actually jumped out of the water and rode the waves. They also served drinks for free with AJ’s.

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  • Bethany USA about 8 months ago


    I was a little disappointed this was said to be a history tour of Destin but all the captain did was tell us about places to eat and shop.

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  • Management Response, about 8 months ago

    Hi Bethany, Thanks for booking with us and sharing your experience. The captain runs this same trip 5 times a day and each sailing does vary a bit depending on the passengers on board, dolphin activity, or weather. He usually does cover the history of Destin's harbor, but it sounds as if he may have been occupied with questions from the passengers or had to focus on navigating the boat. We hope you still enjoyed your time out on the water and we'll be sure to let the captain know of your feedback. Thanks again for booking with us and hope to see you next time! Best regards, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

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