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 and beverages


  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Glass items prohibited on board.

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 preventative medicine such as 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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Review of Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

  • Donna Knight USA Feb 12 2019 02:20pm

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  • Versie Lee-Wyatt USA about 2 hours ago


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  • Alexander Gorlovski USA about 4 hours ago

    Destin dolphin tour

    The experience was great. The crew was friendly, professional and helpful. The only reason this is not 5 star is because we didn't see any dolphins.

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  • Pamela Johnson USA about 5 days ago

    Family vacation

    We really enjoyed it.. The water was choppy because of rain.. But the staff was excellent.

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  • Darla Robbins Alabama, USA about 9 days ago

    Still good

    It was pretty awesome. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins. It was a rainy day and seen nothing. The boat ride was still nice. The captain and his deck hands were fun to talk to. Very knowledgeable.

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  • Jordan Teasdale USA about 10 days ago

    Dolphin cruise

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

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  • Adria Barrett USA about 10 days ago

    We saw a lot of dolphins!

    Everyone in our group enjoyed the cruise. We were able to see a lot of dolphins and sharks; however, we did not stay and watch the dolphins as long as the other boats did. Also, could not see much out of the glass on the bottom of the boat. Otherwise the cruise was great, boat was comfortable (albeit a bit crowded) and staff were awesome. Would go again.

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  • GkiYg3o4YfhAnOkzKgBJpcp87X7WL12TrryqWrNHF+g= straub Alabama, USA about 10 days ago


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  • Heather Lenn USA about 11 days ago

    Good experience

    Saw lots of dolphins and sharks. Saw a sea turtle as well. They crew were a little cheesy and I could do without the country music. Otherwise it was great!

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  • Don HODSON USA about 12 days ago


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  • Amanda Cook USA about 12 days ago

    Glass bottom

    The advertising of the glass bottom boat is misleading and underwhelming. Other than that the cruise was very relaxing. We didn’t see a show of dolphins but that is no ones fault but the dolphins!

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