Destin Florida Dolphins
Destin Harbor is home to one of the most fascinating and
delightful of all marine animals, the bottlenose dolphin. When you visit
Destin, you will have the chance to view these playful, friendly, and
intelligent sea mammals in a natural setting. This one-of-a-kind experience
is not to be missed!
1310 Hwy 98
Okaloosa Island, Florida
Bayside Watersports offers you and your family the opportunity
to view dolphins up-close on their tour-guided, waverunner dolphin excursions.
Ride around Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as dolphins frolic
in the surrounding waters. Also, be on the lookout for birds, stingrays,
and other wildlife. All drivers must be at least 16 years of age with
a driver's license, no previous waverunner experience is required, some
restrictions apply. Reservations are required.
Boogies Water Sports
2 Highway 98 E
Destin, Florida 32541
On these glass-bottom boat excursions, featuring Sea School,
you will experience a narrated Bay and Harbor cruise with underwater
viewing and dolphin encounters. The boat is air-conditioned and features
a complete snack bar on board. Reservations are required.
Olin Marler's Charters & Dolphin Cruises
This family owned and operated charter fleet offers four
dolphin cruises a day. These 2 hour, narrated cruises will take you
around Destin Harbor, through East Pass and into the Gulf of Mexico
to view dolphins at play. Choose from morning, noon, mid-afternoon,
or sunset cruises aboard the Hannah Marie or the Miss Florida; both
boats feature a snack bar, restrooms, and an air-conditioned cabin for
116 Hwy. 98
Destin, FL 32541
AJ's Seablaster is conveniently located on the harbor
behind AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar. This 73-foot passenger boat carries
up to 119 passengers and offer a selection of dolphin cruises to fit
your family's needs. The Snorkeling Adventure / Dolphin Cruise
(from 9am until 12 pm) includes snorkel equipment and instruction,
1 1/2 hours of fun in the water and a 1 1/2 hour cruise of the beaches,
searching for dolphins. Admission is $27.50 for adults and $17.50 for
children (12 & under). Two mid-day cruises (1:00pm and 3:30pm) are
1 1/2 hours of pure fun in the sun, cruising the beaches and watching
for dolphins. Admission is $17.00 for adults and $8.00 for children,
5-12 yrs old (free for children 4 years and under). At 6:00pm, cruise
into the beautiful Florida sunset while searching for dolphins; $19.00
for adults and $8.00 for children, 5-12 yrs old (free for children 4
years and under). All cruises include free wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Private charters and group rates are available. Reservations are suggested.
100a Highway 98 E
Destin, FL 32541
1 - 888 - 424 -7217 (toll free)
(850) 837-7741 (local)
Join Captain Steve and Wendy aboard the Southern Star
and experience Destin's "Original Dolphin Cruise". Relax on
a narrated two-hour cruise aboard this 76-foot glass-bottom boat and
enjoy dolphin watching, bird feeding, music, and sightseeing. There
are snacks, gifts, and restrooms available on board the Southern Star.
Group discounts are available.
Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing Adventures
Take a truly unique dolphin cruise aboard an old-fashioned
sailing ship. Captain Rex and his first-mate Kristy work hard to make
your sailing adventure an unforgettable experience. You may bring your
own cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks. This ship is equipped
with sonar and, in good conditions, you can hear the dolphins talking!
Admission is $35 for adults, $32 for senior citizens, and $20 for children,
12 and under. Reservations are recommended.
530 Highway 98 E
Destin, FL 32541
If boating isn't your thing, Gilligan's Watersports has
the perfect dolphin-watching alternative for you! Gilligan's offers
a two-hour dolphin tour aboard wave runners. There is an instructional
video available, plus one-on-one instruction for first-timers. A photo
ID is required for drivers.
210 Hwy. 98 East,
Join Captain JJ Brumble aboard the Little Nemo on a three
hour, child-friendly sightseeing trip. The Little Nemo is clean and
air-conditioned, and open boat or private charters are available. Please
call for schedule and reservations.
Ms. B. Haven Sail Charters
If you are looking for a private experience, Ms. B. Haven
Sail Charter service offers the dolphin cruise for you. Choose from
a two hour Dolphin Cruise around Destin bay and jetties in search of
families of dolphins or an early-morning Coffee with the Dolphins cruise
(freshly-made muffins and coffee are provided). If you'd like a truly
romantic experience, reserve a Dinner with Dolphins cruise, offering
quality casual dining on the water and sensational views. This two-hour
dinner cruise tours Destin Harbor, Bay and jetties, ending with a fabulous
sunset. Meals are catered by a local restaurant, Lucky Snapper, specializing
in fresh seafood dishes, with meal options that include fish, chicken,
beef, shrimp and pasta. Reservations are required.