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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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This was my first time on a boat this size (80ft) and first dolphin cruise. The weather was nice and the narration was very informative. I'm going back to Destin in 2 weeks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first time on a boat this size (80ft) and first dolphin cruise. The weather was nice and the narration was very informative. I'm going back to Destin in 2 weeks and hope I get the opportunity to cruise on the Southern Star again. We saw about 10 dolphins, some in groups of 3-4, on our trip. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our cruise on the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise and actually got to see dolphins as well as a sea turtle. The kids got to be "captain" and received a personalized certificate. I enjoyed the history around the harbor too. The crew were enthusiastic and polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were a little skeptical with all the passengers BUT we were able to stand on the lower deck when the boat left .....so plenty of room. We didn't see many Dolphins ....a fin or two...but the water was choppy. The captain and other crew members were very nice. The kids got to go up to the captains cab and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Paid $91 for a family of 5 (1 was free) to take this 2 hour tour. Started out kinda slow in the harbor with a little bit of a history tour of the area. We then headed out to the Gulf of Mexico to look for Dolphins. During the time out in the gulf we saw 2 sharks underwater and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved the cruise and saw a lot of Dolphins. Also very relaxing!! A must do in Destin! The Captain & mates were great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This trip was a blast! It's a two hour trip, the two hours starting from when you depart, NOT board the ship keep in mind, that does a fabulous job of letting you see some Dolphins! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see Dolphins, but also take a relaxing boat ride and enjoy snacks and drinks! Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The whole family enjoyed this cruise. The crew were amazing and friendly. We were happy we were able to see many dolphins on the day we went. Beautiful pictures and memories!! Would recommend this cruise with this company to anyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My daughter and I had the BEST time on this cruise. The dolphins surfed along side the boat and we had the opportunity to see several out passed the jetties! The captain was very informative and really enjoyed himself on the trip which set the mood for us! We absolutely would do this again. Very reasonably priced and so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Upon boarding, a crewman took a group picture of us on the bow of the ship... Which you could purchase at the end for $15.00. Go to the front of the boat for best viewing of the dolphins. The captain is sure to point out when any are spotted by using the clock method. "Dolphins spotted at 2:00". This day,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We went on the dolphin cruise yesterday and had a truly magical and memorable experience! To be honest, I had low expectations and did not think we would see very many dolphins. We were fortunate to see several, including a pond of about 12 dolphins with a baby! They were very playful and entertaining. One of the dolphins kept splashing... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

Address: Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850-837-7741
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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