Pensacola's Dolphin Cruise offers the best cruising experience on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Cruise aboard the 63' open-air, covered catamaran - the Portofino I - and spy dolphin, birds, and the other marine life in the pristine waters off Pensacola's beautiful coast along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore. This guided cruise, led by experienced and entertaining captains, sets sail from the Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.

Activity Highlights

  • Relaxing cruise on the beautiful Emerald Coast
  • See dolphins and other marine wildlife
  • Experienced and entertaining captain and crew
  • Comfortable seating with optimal viewing areas

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat


  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The boat has a max. capacity of 100 passengers.
  • Cruises must meet a minimum of 12 passengers in order to depart.
  • Service dogs not allowed.
  • Customers are not allowed to bring food or drink on the boat.
  • Must be 21 or older to consume & purchase alcohol.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Additional information

  • You must list the age of each customer for your booking to be confirmed.
  • The boat will cruise in the harbor of Pensacola Beach. The boat does not experience much movement, but those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take preventative measures.
  • If weather or wind is deemed unfavorable by the vendor for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.
  • Free parking on-site.
  • Restrooms onboard.
  • There is a bar aboard the boat with drinks (soda, beer, water, & limited selection of liquor) and snacks for a nominal fee.
  • Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date 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, the tour may be scheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

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  • Janiece Erskine Alabama, USA about 2 days ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Apparently, they were having trouble with the boat that we were on all that day. Well, he mentioned it in the introduction speech that he gave before the boat left. Many of the passengers showed concern, but he reassured us by saying they were minor problems. Anyway, about 45 mins into our cruise, the boat got significantly slow and we all knew something was wrong. The captain seemed to panic, and so did the rest of the passengers. Eventually, in the middle of nowhere, he informed some of us that the head gasket was blown. He somehow left to fix the problem. We eventually got back to safety about 45mins later than we were supposed to. The captain was fun in the meantime, but if they knew that they were having trouble with that boat, they should not have put our lives in danger that way. We... read more

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  • Debra Philipski Alabama, USA about 7 days ago


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  • Donald Williams Alabama, USA about 11 days ago

    Fun trip

    Fun trip

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  • Misti USA about 15 days ago

    Loved it!!

    Beautiful condo! Comfortable beds! It was a little weird not to have a curtain over the master bath door, but we loved everything else!

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  • Alexander Zukowski Alabama, USA about 15 days ago

    Excellent experience

    The crew was excellent. Our captain made sure everyone knew what was going on and where to look. He filled the empty time by giving a history lesson on the local sites. Some of which was new information for us locals. Everyone enjoyed the trip and I would highly recommend it

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  • Ronny Ketchum Alabama, USA about 16 days ago


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  • Lindsey Dunnaway Alabama, USA about 18 days ago

    Great trip!

    Fun, music, family and good views.

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