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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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Such a great time!!

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this dolphin cruise experience. My kids, ages 7, 5 and 3 all say it was one of the best parts of our trip. They loved feeding the seagulls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this dolphin cruise experience. My kids, ages 7, 5 and 3 all say it was one of the best parts of our trip. They loved feeding the seagulls, driving the boat, but best of all the dolphins!! A pod of dolphins were around us for 45 minutes or so....swimming and jumping. The crew was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had such a great time! We saw tons of dolphins and enjoyed a nice cruise around the Destin Harbor and Bay. It's a great time!

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Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The captain stands on the left side of the wheelhouse. When he turns the boat for Dolphins, 80-90% of the sightings will be on that side. There were many Dolphins, he knew where to look. As you may have guessed, I sat on the right side.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was, hands down, the best part of our trip. The captain was great, as was the rest of the staff. We saw tons of dolphins, and the kids got to feed the birds too. My only dislike was that the horn was honked without notice, and scared the kiddos.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Of all the things we did in Destin, this trip and the excursion on their sister ship for the pirate cruise (yes, we did both) was the best. Simple. Safe-- not too rocky for those of us who get seasick easy. Fun for everyone. We went with several families with kids aged from toddler to teenager. We saw lots of... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Aboard the southern star we saw Dolphins and got lots of good dolphins. Sit near the front and cheer loudly and the Dolphins follow you and do more tricks! It was freezing so if you go in the winter bring a heavy coat and blanket. Picture was overpriced so we opted out but snacks weren't priced too bad. The captain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a great dolphin cruise in Destin over the weekend. The entire crew was very accommodating and Captain Chris was excellent. Not only did he put us on tons of Dolphins he gave us some great history about the Destin Harbor along the way. The kids loved seeing all the dolphins up close, but thier favorite part was getting... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We did the 2 hour cruise from 1-3pm in early September. We saw a ton of Dolphins! I can't even count how many. We also got some great pictures. We saw a bunch of jellyfish also. We're hoping to see sea turtles, but no such luck. The cruise was a little long for our one year old, but older kids... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Went dolphin viewing with my family over a Thanksgiving weekend. It was a nice sunny but chilly sail. The cruise was awesome and we saw Destin Harbor and lots of dolphins. It was a very enjoyable activity and well worth the time and money. Highly recommended regardless of the tine of day. Captain Chris was great and the crew professional.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a awesome time. A little chilly but worth every dollar! Great for small children and a free captain picture was really cute. Recommend calling ahead to reserve seating to ensure you have a seat before it sells out.

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