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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7741
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Ranked #16 of 107 Activities in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Expect a Miracle aboard Southern Star! Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour tour aboard Destin’s Original Dolphin Cruise, as seen on National Geographic Explorer... more » Owner description: Expect a Miracle aboard Southern Star! Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour tour aboard Destin’s Original Dolphin Cruise, as seen on National Geographic Explorer and CNN Earthwatch. Join us as we cruise the pristine waters, along the sugar-white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast. Witness the Coastal Bottlenose Dolphin in their natural habitat. Family owned and operated by Captain Steve and Wendy Wilson for 15 years, our 80’ Glass Bottom Boat is all about family fun! With over 7,000 dolphin sightings, you are sure to see something extraordinary. « less
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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked this for the sunset cruise, weather looked foreboding but we boarded anyway, before we took off the captain, said the radar had changed drastically, & did not feel comfortable starting out, we had our daughter & teenage grandchildren who were leaving the next day & we would have a raincheck good indefinitely the box office refunded our tickets,... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My parents and I took Southern Star Cruise, we had a really wonderful experience, we enjoyed seeing the dolphins everything,but unfortunately at the end of the trip my father was feeling dizzy, immediately The Captain and the crew helped us,they were really worry about the situation and I'm really thankful for that. We highly recommend them, they really care about... More

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Ladonia, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Was very pleased with this 2 hour tour of Destin Harbor and surrounding areas. We saw lots of dolphins and the Captain was great at explaining everything we were seeing. They actually let my six year old daughter steer the boat for a bit. This is a very family friendly activity. The crew was Awesome!! Would do it again.

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TexasFNP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was a wonderful experience. We took our 2 grand children. The look on my granddaughter's face when she spotted a dolphin was priceless and will forever be etched in my memory. The other thing I liked about this organization is that they are faith based and the prices for snacks and souvenirs etc were VERY reasonable, no price gouging... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We chose Southern Star cruises after reading great reviews. So glad we did, we had a wonderful time from the moment we stepped on board. The captain and crew were very attentive and you can tell they enjoy what they are doing, which made it an even better cruise. Loved watching the kids feed the seagulls from the back of... More

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a short tour of the beautiful Destin harbor, we headed out into the Gulf of Mexico but didn't have to go far before we spotted several pods of dolphins. Very exciting for all ages & the water is just beautiful. Highly recommend & can't wait to go out with them again!

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Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our family of five had a great time on the dolphin cruise! The staff was fun and very friendly. We say several pods of dolphins and several came right over to the boat. The children in our group loved seeing the dolphins, captaining the boat and getting a toy from the treasure chest. The Southern Star dolphin cruise is a... More

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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The dolphin cruise was fun. They promised us dolphins and they delivered. We saw a ton of them. The kids got to drive the boat (with the captain in calm water.) They had treasure prizes for the kids. Lovely evening.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wonderful service, very clean boat& great staff. I saw so much didn't even need to go to the aquarium

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Lake Winnebago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There were many adventures options to choose. I liked the Southern Star. Praise be to God on the front of the ship. It's a 2 hour adventure. As promised we saw several pods of dolphins. The Capt does a superb effort in pointing out sights of interest and will call out the direction to spot the dolphins. He took us... More

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