Destin Dolphin Cruises – Sightseeing & Destin History

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Destin Dolphin Cruises

The Hannah Marie runs Destin dolphin cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing 1 hour cruise watching dolphins play in their natural habitat. Our Destin dolphin cruise boats feature a glass bottom boat viewing area, snack bar, restrooms, and an air conditioned and heated cabin.


If you want to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you can take a cruise along the Gulf of Mexico’s clear, emerald waters. See dolphins, seabirds, and other sea life up close. Our hour long Destin dolphin cruises are an affordable way for the whole family to have fun and see the sights.


Our goal of our cruises on our Destin dolphin cruises is to make sure that you and your family have a super fun and memorable time.  Also, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need more information or have any questions about our dolphin or sunset cruises.


The Destin dolphin cruises are 1 hour narrated cruises through the Destin Harbor, through the East Pass into the Gulf of Mexico and into the Bay near the world famous Crab Island. See dolphins in their natural habitat and enjoy the scenic Emerald Coast shoreline. Enjoy an early morning, noon or sunset cruise depending on the season. Concession stand on board for light snacks and beverages. Also, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Olin Marler, if you need more information or have any questions about our Destin dolphin or sunset cruises.



Destin Dolphin Cruises Rates & Ticket Types


  • Adult: From $30
  • Seniors (60+): From $26.00
  • Active Military: From $26.00
  • Child (4-14): From $20.00
  • Child (3 and under): $5.00

*Please note that prices may change based on season, day, or schedule. For exact pricing, please check our online schedule or call us at 850.654.7113.


Special Events & Group Rates

The Hannah Marie, our Destin dolphin cruise yacht, is perfectly equipped for your event. We rent the boat out for special occasions including…

  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate parties
  • Team building
  • Reunions
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • And more!

Please call 850.654.7113 for special group rates and information.

The truth is, there is no preferred time for seeing dolphins. We see dolphins at all times of the day. Just pick the cruise that best fits your schedule and we’ll be sure to do all we can to find flipper!

Although we offer snacks and beverages on the boat, our guests may bring a small six pack cooler with their own beverages and snacks.  Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but liquor is strictly prohibited as well as any glass containers.

The boat does not expect to experience rough seas because it will not going out to sea. For those that have light stomachs, we recommend taking Dramamine or Bonine to prevent motion sickness.  On windy days, we may experience a light chop, but nothing extreme.

Yes, the dolphin cruise is probably one of the most popular things to do for children. There is so much to do and see on the boat.

The snack bar will offer chips, cookies, soda, water and various candies. Items will be priced between $1-2.

The only pets allowed on the boats are seeing-eye dogs.

The captain will make the decision to call off the cruise. Customers that decide to cancel last minute or not show are subject to paying for their entire trip. We will communicate with all of our customers if there is inclement weather approaching. If the cruise is cancelled, the staff will call the customer to reschedule or offer a refund.

Yes, the boat will have a ramp for handicap passengers.

The boat holds 110 passengers and has 3 levels. The boat has a cabin area on the 2nd deck with bathrooms.

Absolutely! Let us know what the occasion is prior to arrival and we’ll make sure it’s the best it can be! Call us for private charter rates.

Customers must cancel at least 1 day prior to receive a refund.

Customers are recommended to bring suntan lotion, cash (tips for mates and snacks) and a camera.

Yes, there are life preservers and life boats aboard the boat.

Yes, you are able to take as many photos of the dolphins and boat as you like.

The boat will travel through Harbor, East Pass, Bay and in the Gulf when weather permits.

The boat is located at 102 Harbor Blvd on the dock. It’s about 75 feet west of AJ’s restaurant. You can’t miss the big yellow boat!

The boat will depart 2-4 times daily. Please see the “schedule and pricing” tab on the left navigation menu for more info.

We take all major credit cards (besides AMEX) and cash. Personal checks are no accepted unless it’s for large parties and pre-arranged.

Parking is not free and ranges from $5-20 depending on the time of year and day.

At least 30 minutes before.

Crab Island tours that take you to the Destin sandbar for swimming and other activities are a very popular type of excursion for travelers. On your dolphin cruise, you will be able to see Crab Island and potentially even dolphins and other wildlife swimming around the sandbar, but you will not stop and exit the boat.

Where: Destin Harbor, Bay & Gulf
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Open: Mon-Sun; Year-Round
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/Drink: Avail for Purchase
Starting at: $30 per adult

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