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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 102 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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Bloomington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great time on this informational boat ride. Saw sea turtle & a group of 8 dolphins & a baby. Staff was great. Glass bottom cool as well. Would do it again.

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome crew. We took our three and one year boys and if your not anxious around the water you will have a great time. Saw lots of dolphins. Suggest you take this earlier in your trip as you can get lots of suggestions for places to eat, great places to swim and the like. Talk with the crew and they'll... More

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Sallisaw
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a fun ride! We saw about 13 dolphins at once. I felt there was a lot of idling though which made my sister & myself a little seasick. The captain had a lot of information about the areas we were around. I thought it was more of an older adult cruise & not so much for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The crew was so friendly and professional. We seen dolphins and sea turtles. We even seen an injured baby dolphin which the captain radioed marine rescue to get help to it. We took a awesome tour of the harbor and gave us some awesome restaurant ideas too. This is the second time we have been aboard this ship and once... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'll try to keep this positive, but honestly this was a big disappointment for us. Our tour was from 6-8pm. It starts with a long and drawn out tour of the harbor, where the captain apparently explained the history of certain buildings, but we couldn't hear much, just the sound of his voice. We saw a couple of dolphin every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved this dolphin cruise and saw a lot of dolphins, some right next to our boat. The crew was very friendly and informative. The captain gives you a lot of dolphin facts while on the hunt.They let all the kids drive the boat and pick a trinket from the treasure chest.There is even a small snack bar. No complaints... More

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Denton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took the 9 am dolphin cruise. The boat left on time, but we toured the harbor area too long before heading out to see the dolphins. The captain was knowledgeable about the area and the dolphins. The crew members we saw were welcoming and remembered our granddaughter's name as we left. It was fun to see the dolphins and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing Dolphin Cruise! My 4 year old loved it and so did her parents!! The weather was great, the view was amazing, and we got to see plenty of dolphins that morning. The captain was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area and the dolphin's habitat. I loved that there were activities for the kids while on... More

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deer park,tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family and I wanted to take a cruise to look for Dolphins and we picked Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, great choice! Our captain Brian was great he took us right to the Dolphins and gave us a great tour of Destin harbor he was very knowledge. I would definitely recommend them. Very family friendly.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What an absolutely awesome experience ! We saw so many dolphins and our captain was incredibly good at manoeuvring around the dolphins so that we could see the most. At the same time we received so much information about the dolphins, the waters and the origin of Destin. Friendly friendly and happy staff willing to answer all questions ! THANKS... More

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