If you want to catch a glimpse of playful dolphins during your trip to Florida’s Emerald Coast, look no further! There are several companies in town that allow you to get close to some of the ocean’s friendliest creatures. On one of these tours, you’ll be able to spot wild dolphins while enjoying quality time with friends and family. Keep reading for some of the best dolphin cruises in Destin, FL!
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The Best Dolphin Cruises in Destin, FL
Whether you prefer cruising in a glass-bottom boat, snorkeling with dolphins, or seeing one of Destin’s famous sunsets, you’re sure to find an adventure that suits everyone in your group! Here are our favorite dolphin cruises in Destin.
Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
The Southern Star Dolphin and Sunset Cruise is so popular that it has been featured on CNN and National Geographic Explorer! On this tour, you’ll be able to marvel at the emerald green waters of the Gulf through the boat’s glass bottom. Additionally, the whole family will love viewing dolphins, sea birds, and other marine life during this 2-hour tour. If you’re looking for a way to watch dolphins, see the Gulf’s beautiful underwater ecosystem, and learn about Destin’s history, this is the cruise for you!
AJ’s Water Adventures
There are so many tours to choose from at AJ’s Water Adventures! Among the offerings are dolphin tours, sunset cruises, sailing, and snorkeling. Take a ride on either the speedboat “Sea Quest” or the schooner “Daniel Webster Clements.” This company offers several different kinds of dolphin tours, all of which include complimentary wine, beer, soda, or water. Sail out and take in the sunshine during the day, or see the vivid hues of dusk over the Gulf with a sunset cruise. No matter what you choose, you’ll love the experience!
Olin Marler’s Dolphin Cruises & Fishing Charters
Olin Marler Charters is Destin’s oldest and longest-running recreational fishing fleet. In addition to many 30A fishing charters, Olin Marler offers a Dolphin Watch and Destin History Cruise. This tour takes you on a narrated journey and offers plenty of opportunities to view dolphins from the deck. There’s also a glass-bottomed area of the boat so you can see everything the fish see!
Destin’s Original Sea Blaster
Climb aboard the Sea Blaster and let Captain Larry take you on an exciting, family-friendly adventure! He has been running cruises in Destin for over 20 years, so he has a familiarity with the waters and the playful dolphins that inhabit them. Choose from snorkeling and dolphin cruise combination trips, afternoon beach dolphin cruises, and relaxing sunset dolphin cruises. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to make plenty of memories with loved ones!
Boogie’s Watersports offers a truly unique way to get up close with dolphins: While riding WaveRunners! On one of these tours, you’ll be able to get even closer to dolphins. This trip makes for some of the most Instagram-worthy pictures, too! Boogie’s Watersports also offers a glass-bottomed boat dolphin cruise if you’d like to sit back and have a drink while basking in the sun and sea spray.
Stay in a beautiful condo near all of the best tours and beaches around 30A when you book with Your Friend at the Beach! Our condos are perfect for groups of all sizes and are especially perfect for family vacations. All of our properties offer spectacular coastal views and premium amenities like beautiful pools, gym access, and fully stocked kitchens. We also offer an extensive selection of concierge services like private chefs, grocery services, and beach bonfire arrangements so you don’t have to lift a finger!
Stay close to the spectacular dolphin tours in Destin, FL, when you book our Villa Coyaba 303 Gulf-front condo. This elegant accommodation is decorated with hand-selected furnishings that reflect the Gulf’s natural beauty and features plenty of space for everyone. Whether you choose to soak in the jetted tub or lounge in one of the comfortable king-sized beds after your dolphin tour, you’re sure to leave Destin feeling rejuvenated!