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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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Cruising the coast

Great dolphin spotting cruise. The captain gave great information. The whole family will enjoy this cruise. Family friendly and we got to see over 30 dolphins! Beautiful sunset... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
DMeaJ
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Great dolphin spotting cruise. The captain gave great information. The whole family will enjoy this cruise. Family friendly and we got to see over 30 dolphins! Beautiful sunset cruise started at 5pm for us and many great pictures and videos were taken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The five of us had a great time! The crew was fantastic, and extremely knowledgeable about 🐬 dolphins.. The captain made extra effort to get close when we spotted them.

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I give the cruise points for having a family friendly cruise that was not totally unreasonable cost wise ($29 adults) but I take away points for a few things. You arrive and are asked to wait in line by the boat till the boarding time of 1/2 hour before the cruise starts. You get on the boat, you are allowed... More 

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Nashville, TN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We took the 2:00pm cruise. They begin boarding at 1:30pm. They are some light snacks & (non-alcoholic) drinks available to purchase on board, they were very reasonably priced. I had a strawberry smoothie that was impressively yummy! I'm pretty sure you can bring your own drinks on board. I saw several people holding margaritas & frozen daiquiris as they boarded... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We took our 3 older children in the Dolphin Cruise. At 2 hours it was the perfect trip. We circled the Destin Harbor and then went out into the Gulf waters. We saw several pods of Dolphins two of which had young calves. They given young ones a opportunity to steer the boat and give them a Certificate. Very pleasant... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Short cruise tours make great family excursions and the nice thing for travelers is that most every coastal, tourist- oriented area offers cruises in one form or another. One of the cruises my family enjoyed while in Destin, Florida was the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, a cruise that takes you and yours a short distance from shore for some potentially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was such an amazing time. Friendly crew, clean boat, beautiful dolphins. Our 3 and 8 year old boys loved it. My husband and I felt like children seeing the dolphins swim right next to us! Our boys even got to steer the boat with the captain! A must do on your Destin trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went on the 5pm sunset cruise and it was absolutely perfect. I have a 10 year old and 18 month old twins, everyone had a wonderful time. We saw LOTS of dolphins. The kids loved stearing the boat for a picture. The babies loved watching the seagulls. The captain and crew were great. Good Christian people! I would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing tour overall, the service was beyond friendly and the captain was a nice guy. The only real complaint I have is that the cruise was a little bit too long for a dolphin cruise. It was 2 hours long and the first 45 minutes was spent in the boring bay. I wanted to get out into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Our family had a terrific time on this cruise. We had a 15 year old, 10 year old, and a three year old with us. They all enjoyed it! The captain and crew were spectacular! We were able to see dolphins and a beautiful subset! This is a must do if you are in Destin!

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