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

  • Rajasheker Chittanur USA Feb 19 2019 01:26pm

    Had good time. Got a chance to see manyyy dolphins!!

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  • Jessica Bryant USA about 3 hours ago

    I manners no dolphins

    I find it weird to ask to pay the staff after I just spend close to $100 bucks for three people to watch water. That’s right we didn’t see dolphins and than we were advised that the staff isn’t paid and we are supposed to tip. I also didn’t quiet understand why I MUST go to the front of the boat to board when I m explicit do not want my picture taken. This ‘procedure’ took forever, the captain advised board customer to find a spot to sit if we don’t want a picture taken but the staff literally pushed me toward the front of the boat though I did not want a picture taken. Overall wouldn’t go on this cruise again

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  • Hope Williams Alabama, USA about 3 days ago


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  • Lakeshia Eason USA about 8 days ago


    Nice trip!. But not a glass bottom at all!

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  • Tabitha Peck USA about 10 days ago

    Parking not same price as web

    Cruise was great. Parking was advertised at $10 and the not very nice man charged us $20. I informed the ticket booth, they “texted someone” and nothing got resolved. Quite upset about that :(

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  • Megan Grooms USA about 11 days ago

    Saw a lot of dolphins, but not a history cruise

    We did see a lot of dolphins, but there was not much else. We were looking forward to hearing about destin since it was our first time to the area, but that was not the case. They also played loud rap music which contained profane language and adult content which was inappropriate for our four young children to hear. There were many other families with young children as well. If you're looking for a loud dance party with occasional dolphin sightings, then this is the place.

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  • Jim Carter USA about 12 days ago


    We saw 3 Dolphin. Sunset was great.

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  • Jennifer Kroupa USA about 15 days ago

    It was just okay

    Saw some dolphins. Water was really really rough - entire family got SOAKED and it ruined the rest of our evening. Boat was dirty and soaked. Much more $$$ than all the other dolphin cruises.

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  • Flossie Poplar USA about 16 days ago

    Dolphin tour

    There was 1 time on the boat when the boat turned on its side, and I thought we were going to plunge in the water. I then realized I wasn't directed on where a life jacket would be. Honestly, I got to the boat about 5 minutes ahead. So, I don't know if they had already went over that. My son who is 8 yelled, I didn't prepare to die like this. My heart sank because I could see myself in the water. The crew was nice, but my group of 5 was not prepared. We did view dolphins several times, but not as much as we would've like.

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  • Management Response, about 16 days ago

    Thanks for booking with us and for sharing your experience. Arriving early is certainly important to make sure you find a good spot but also for the safety briefing, so it does sound like you missed that portion. I assure you that this boat is very safe and then captain and crew have safety at their number one priority. If conditions aren't favorable, the captain will just cancel the trip but conditions were good on the day of your trip. There will always be those waves that will rock the boat a bit, so that is normal. I hope you all enjoyed your visit and hope to see you next time! TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Loren Meeks USA about 19 days ago


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  • Renee USA about 26 days ago

    Not much dolphin viewing.

    Only saw the fin of a couple of dolphins. Supposedly one on the opposite side from where we were sitting but my seasick tendencies kept me from getting up and walking around on the boat in the wavy water so I didn’t see it. Never found another one. Sunset was pretty though.

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