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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7741
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Ranked #17 of 104 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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Trophy Club, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We looked at several dolphin cruise options and picked this one because of the positive reviews. We enjoyed the trip. It was a 2-hour cruise with time in the harbor and then time a little further out. We took the 6:00pm cruise and got to see a beautiful sunset. The boat seemed crowded at first, but once you get going,... More

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Bonne Terre, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife booked us on this cruise after reading some positive on line reviews as well as the company's web page. The boat's location is right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the Destin waterfront and I was suprised to see that a lot of people were walking around with open containers. Once on the boat,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was our family's first trip to Destin. Southern Star Dolphin Cruise was amazing from the start. We have 3 children ranging in ages from 2-6 who remained completely engaged and loved the entire experience. We were able to see dolphins almost immediately after our cruise around the harbor. One even jumped out of the water for an impromtu water... More

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Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a really great time. The crew was very friendly and helpful. We saw lots of sea gulls, and other birds, and of course we saw dolphins. Jaedyn even got to drive the ship. It was a very fun experience for all of us.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We really enjoyed this cruise. The captain was very entertaining and informative, the boat very clean, the crew helpful and mannerly, snacks resonably priced and the dolphins were delightful. We have been on harbor cruises that offer dolphins but this time we really saw them. Not only did we see dolphins but the captain supplied insight to the harbor and... More

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Midwest
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good Christians, good people, fun cruise. The food was priced low - no gouging! The boat is clean and inviting. One quibble - the speaker was muffled and I had a hard time hearing the captain's commentary. Fix that, and you're good!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The trip will be a blast for you as long as you keep several things in mind- your absolute best location is the very FRONT of the boat. You'll often see the dolphin pod swimming right there and it's a great spot for pictures- walk out- just don't stand on the anchor and HOLD ON to your phone or camera.... More

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Skretport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

See dem dolpins. Dem sexy dolphins. Very kiddy friendly. Very purty clear wadder. Yes sir. Dems had good pops. And some purty good smoothie. Yep some hot dignity dogs and some chips. Yes sir. I would recommend this trup to anybody. Yes sir. Haha. God First God Bless!!!

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There are so many dolphin cruises we could have chosen in Destin. I was so happy we ended up on this one. Family owned and family friendly experience. The captain and staff were very nice and the boat was not crowded at all. They made a big deal out of my child's birthday and every child got to go up... More

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We did the evening Dolphin Cruise (6-8:00pm). As stated in other reviews, the tour of the harbor is a bit long. We toured the harbor for approximately 30 minutes before leaving to view the dolphins. Throughout the tour we had difficulty hearing the captain due to the low speaker volume. We did end up seeing dolphins late in the tour... More

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