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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

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Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850-837-7741
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Description: Expect a Miracle aboard Southern Star! Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour tour aboard...
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.
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Captain Randal is a hoot! The free beer, wine and sodas were great! Of course it’s not Don Perignon but come on people, it's free. Dolphins chased the wake from our boat and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Captain Randal is a hoot! The free beer, wine and sodas were great! Of course it’s not Don Perignon but come on people, it's free. Dolphins chased the wake from our boat and we must of seen about 10 dolphins on the evening cruise. Thats the best choice in my opinion due to the sun setting and the Captain can... More 

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Jackson, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this trip. We seen quite a few Dolphins and a bit more of the crab island area. We had a two year old with us and she had a blast. One of the larger Dolphins came right up to the boat! The dolphin tour here was better than any we have been on because the water is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved our Dolphins adventure. The Captain was engaging and gave us a wonderful tour. No alcohol which we appreciated. If you are looking to see the Dolphins this is the way to go.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been on several of the tours here and this one is great because of the shade, the air conditioning in the cabin, men's and women's restrooms, virgin smoothies, and overall respect shown to the Dolphins. It's not a booze cruise, so bring your own if that's what you want. Soda, water, smoothies and snacks are available. Bring some... More 

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Lake City, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Southern Star Dolphin Cruise in Destin, Florida is well worth the time and money. The vessel is comfortable to and well maintained. The crew is friendly and goes over the top to see that the passengers get an authentic dolphin experience. We saw many dolphins including a calf. The Captain is very skilled and knows how to maximize the... More 

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Salem, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were trying to decide before going to Destin which dolphin cruise to go on. We looked at reviews for several different ones and settled on this one. I'm so glad we did! I was a little concerned at first, only because we were going to be taking a two-year-old on board with us. The tricky part was the waiting... More 

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took our 5 and 9 year old children on a 5:30 sailing. The sunset was beautiful and the crew kept the tour entertaining for little kids by allowing them to feed the birds, take turns driving the boat, and choosing a little treasure to keep, all of which were no extra charge. We saw dolphins and it was awesome!... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Southern Star is a very nice, large boat. We had no problem finding a seat or moving around the boat to see the dolphins. I was a little worried at first, because we only saw one dolphin for the longest time. Then in the last hour or so, we spotted a pod of 4 or 5 and followed them... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Make sure to make reservations for this dolphin cruise. We sailed at 5:30pm and it was wonderful. We saw so many dolphins and several of them swam right towards the boat. The crew was great and the kids onboard got a chance to steer the boat and feed the seagulls. It was great watching the sun go down while out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This cruise lasted forever, but I loved being able to see the Dolphins!! They were so beautiful!! And it was nice being out on the water and learning fun facts about the area. The captain and staff were very pleasant! Definitely enjoyed! :)

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