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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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Great Fun For The Family

We had taken this dolphin cruise a couple times before and enjoyed it. Thought it would be nice to take some family that had joined us in Destin. Called the morning of the day we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had taken this dolphin cruise a couple times before and enjoyed it. Thought it would be nice to take some family that had joined us in Destin. Called the morning of the day we wanted to take the cruise. Wanted the evening sunset cruise, but it was already filled up. I made the mistake of not making reservations ahead... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful cruise for families. It was incredibly hot and the shade was much appreciated. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The day of our cruise it was a little slow getting started but then we saw many dolphins. A must do in the tourist trap that is Destin Florida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I took 21 kids from 4 yrs of age to 11 from my church and we had a blast! The staff were wonderful! The kids enjoyed feeding the seagulls from the back of the boat, being named Junior Captains and getting to ride the boat, and of course, being able to see dolphins. The boat is incredibly family friendly and... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took a ride on the Southern Star last week and really enjoyed it. The staff were all very nice. The ride was great - we saw lots of dolphins. I would recommend this particular company for anyone considering a boat ride in Destin, as there are a lot of different ones to chose from. Don't worry if you don't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to the 6pm cruise and it was just perfect! Very informative captain, friendly staff. Kids enjoyed feeding the birds and driving the boat. We saw several Dolphins but that wasn't even the highlight. The sunset was beautiful, it wasn't too hot, and the captain told us all about the area and the Dolphins. I definitely recommend this cruise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was amazing cruise. The staff was so kind and informative. We seen dolphins sharks and sea turtles. They have these hot dogs on boards that are huge! And they were hot and fresh sooooooo good. Great couples time or family time. And they are reasonably priced we were gone for two hours and had a great time while we... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They offer a two hour boat ride. Very family oriented offering group photo and photo with captain during tour. We seen many dolphins during the 12 o'clock tours. Great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a great time on our dolphin cruise. We saw lots of Dolphins, had a relaxing informative boat ride and my grandson got to be the captain and steer the boat for a few minutes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was an awesome cruise so enjoyable everything was well organised from the beginning till the end, friendly staff a great experience value for money. They had great knowledge everything ran smoothly very relaxing and enjoyable. Such a nice way to enjoy the Harbour and we got to see the Dolphins. The Captain and crew are just the best.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Best part of our trip. Dolphins everywhere. Saw one before we even got out of the harbor. They were so close to the boat. The crew is awesome. They make sure everyone has a good time. Great trip for the kids and grown ups.

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Additional Information about Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

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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