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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  • Kathy Truelove USA about 12 hours ago

    Great time

    This was well worth the 22 we paid...we was a family of 14 and we all enjoyed it ever so much. We didnt see but 1 dolphin but that was and is not the crew's fault...more of the weather. Either way the captain took us out on the rough waters of the gulf and we all was excited!! An awesome time...

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  • Marlin Lawson USA about 1 day ago

    Fun Ride

    Would of liked to get better view of dolphins but that depends on them. Fun Ride around Destin beaches.

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  • Amanda Southwick USA about 3 days ago

    No dolphins, but great ride!

    We didn’t get to see any dolphins, but the guide still gave us a great boat ride with some great history. The other guides were very entertaining as well, giving us chips to feed the birds. We got to witness a beautiful sunset too.

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  • Luis Jimenez USA about 3 days ago


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  • Crystal Carter USA about 4 days ago

    No dolphins

    I enjoy the boat ride. The boat was clean. The staff was very friendly. I just didn't see any dolphins.

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  • Erika Perry USA about 4 days ago


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  • Mike Carlson USA about 8 days ago


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  • Kimberly Workman USA about 8 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 9 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 10 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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