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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 107 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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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After a short tour of the beautiful Destin harbor, we headed out into the Gulf of Mexico but didn't have to go far before we spotted several pods of dolphins. Very exciting for all ages & the water is just beautiful. Highly recommend & can't wait to go out with them again!

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Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our family of five had a great time on the dolphin cruise! The staff was fun and very friendly. We say several pods of dolphins and several came right over to the boat. The children in our group loved seeing the dolphins, captaining the boat and getting a toy from the treasure chest. The Southern Star dolphin cruise is a... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The dolphin cruise was fun. They promised us dolphins and they delivered. We saw a ton of them. The kids got to drive the boat (with the captain in calm water.) They had treasure prizes for the kids. Lovely evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wonderful service, very clean boat& great staff. I saw so much didn't even need to go to the aquarium

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Lake Winnebago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There were many adventures options to choose. I liked the Southern Star. Praise be to God on the front of the ship. It's a 2 hour adventure. As promised we saw several pods of dolphins. The Capt does a superb effort in pointing out sights of interest and will call out the direction to spot the dolphins. He took us... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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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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