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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Review of Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise

  • Bryan Whitt Hutto, Texas, USA Jul 10 2015 10:11am

    I will never be using Tripshock again. We booked an 8:15pm Dolphin and history cruise for 7/2/2015. We went on the cruise and it was a fireworks cruise only. No one knew that it was going to be just for fireworks or we wouldn't have gone on it that day. We would have gone on it another day. On the confirmation email it said that this cruise had a 98% chance of an animal sighting and that if we didn't see any we could call and go again the next day. Well we didn't see anything because we were stopped to see fireworks. We called the next day and the manager was extremely rude and disrespectful towards us. She told me "did you really expect to see any animals at night" well yes, yes we did expect to see animals. They are wild animals! Plus, when we were talking to said manager she said that that cruise was just a fireworks cruise, the website said nothing about that. We got to go the next day again, but having had such a hassle we won't be using this site again.

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  • Management Response, about 4 years ago

    Bryan, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. However, the tripshock listing does state that the 8:15pm cruise is a fireworks cruise on Thursday nights. We put you on another cruise for free the next day as a good-will gesture. The manager should not have been rude and we will address the situation with her. Sorry again for any confusion.

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  • Ronda Slate USA about 11 hours ago


    Had a great time!! Crew was nice, helpful and informative.

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  • Kelli Brown USA about 13 hours ago


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  • Loretta Kovalik USA about 13 hours ago

    Sunset cruise

    Saw a lot of dolphins, was a great experience.

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  • Linda Mccard USA about 13 hours ago

    Great trip

    We had a great time! Lots of dolphins and a great crew! Couldn’t have been any better!

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  • cindy gibson USA about 13 hours ago

    sunset dolphin cruise

    I thought it was alot of fun and we seen alot of dolphins! Great value for the price!

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  • James Lindsey USA about 2 days ago


    We had a great time!! Saw several dolphins with some even jumping in and out of the water. Educational. Captain and crew were friendly, helpful, and entertaining. We highly recommend this dolphin cruise!! We definitely will go again next year when we come to Destin. .

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  • Donna Hayes USA about 2 days ago


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  • Drew Jackson USA about 2 days ago


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  • LAMAR MORSON Alabama, USA about 3 days ago

    Dolphin watch and Destin History Cruise

    Very nice and relaxing. Saw many dolphins!! The crew was great and very welcoming. Would recommend for anyone and good for a family activity.

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  • Becky Niswonger USA about 3 days ago


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