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

  • Beverly Skwor USA Jun 7 2019 09:46pm

    Would have liked to see more dolphin. The boat was nice ,restrooms clean. The staff was kind and helpful.

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  • MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER Alabama, USA about 15 hours ago


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  • Janie Elkins USA about 4 days ago

    Super 70th Celebration

    Blessed with amazing weather as we celebrated Mom's 70th on the Hannah Marie. Must have seen 100 dolphins, gorgeous sunset, and learned a lot about the Harbor. Mom "captained" the ship, crew took pics, Captain answered all our questions. Amazing views, amazing crew... we all had a blast. Can't wait to do it again.

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  • Vallorie Gilbreath USA about 4 days ago

    Wonderful Experience

    First and foremost the crew on this ship was so passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge of dolphins you couldn't help but soak it in. We were able to view the dolphins within the first 10 minutes of our trip and had an absolutely awesome experience. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.

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  • Michelle Matheny USA about 5 days ago

    Excellent family activity

    The guides were great and the dolphins didn’t disappoint either! We saw plenty of dolphins and toured quite a bit of the bay and explored some of the gulf. The captain was careful to stay in calm waters and alert us of the changing conditions. We loved feeding the seagulls Funyuns :)

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  • Leo Lapan USA about 5 days ago

    Dolphins galore

    It was awesome saw a lot of dolphins up close COOL BEANS

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  • Sharlene Swainamer USA about 6 days ago

    Veterans Day weekend

    Kudos to your staff! I was in Destin for the weekend visiting my son who is stationed there in the USAF. It was awesome! There were tons of dolphins and the Captain was sure to announce which side of the boat so we could capture the view and snap a video or picture. The sunset was simply amazing and the staff was so helpful to capture pictures. I would definitely do this again. My only suggestion is to tell people NOT to feed the seagulls as they tend to poop or spit out stuff afterwards.

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  • Zakiyyah Terry USA about 6 days ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Was able to see numerous dolphins

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  • Tess Fetonti USA about 6 days ago

    Great time!

    We had a wonderful time on the dolphin watch and Destin history cruise. We saw so many dolphins and learned some neat facts about Destin as well. The captain and his crew were friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. Even offered to take several group photos of me and my friends. And I loved that we could bring drinks along for the tour - everyone had a blast!

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  • Tanya Green USA about 6 days ago

    Dolphin watch and destin history tour

    It was amazing. The captain and staff was wonderful. Even got to see the sunset! Will do it again!

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  • Kristen Hancock Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA about 6 days ago


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