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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

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100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Three 16yr olds and an 11yr old agree

Three teens and an eleven year old agree this dolphin cruise was the highlight of their week, and... read more

Reviewed today
janethC8513LE
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Batesville, Arkansas
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Nice family outing

We enjoyed this boat ride, saw several dolphins, so what was promised was delivered. The weather... read more

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Angela O
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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 20 years, our 80’ Glass Bottom Boat is all about family fun! With over 10,000 dolphin sightings, you are sure to see something extraordinary.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Three teens and an eleven year old agree this dolphin cruise was the highlight of their week, and three of the four are boys! They, and the parents and grandparent, totally agree! We saw lots of dolphins and the cew was just super nice!

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed this boat ride, saw several dolphins, so what was promised was delivered. The weather was nice, but having the covered top deck was a treat.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this trip so much! We seen Dolphins, Sharks and a Sea Turtle! The crew was excellent and very helpful to answer our questions! They told us some history about Destin, and even gave good places to eat! We had a 7 yr old...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually were lucky enough to see dolphins at our hotel beachfront but decided to take a boat tour also and saw several dolphins. We had so much fun! The crew on the boat were so friendly and sweet to everyone.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was so much fun! The boat takes you really far out and it's just beautiful out there! Saw some dolphins too!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw over 10 dolphins on this cruise. It was my granddaughters 13th Birthday, and they let her drive the boat. She really had a great time. I would recommend the sunset cruise for everyone. I loved that the funds from the phots taken to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience! Our favorite part was seeing the dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico! The captain was energetic! It was fun and relaxing and absolutely beautiful!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved it and so did my friends. It is always a wonderful time. Definitely will do it again and recommend it to all.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so thrilled that the boat went out even in the light rain. We saw dolphin and shark and the kids were so excited. It was the last day of our vacation but they said it was the highlight. The captain was awesome and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even in rough waters from an oncoming tropical storm we had a fabulous time. Kids enjoyed every moment.

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Paul R
May 19, 2018|
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Response from farahhai28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Restrooms are available there. You can also use the restroom of the restaurants.
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Justin H
April 14, 2018|
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Response from farahhai28 | Reviewed this property |
In our cruise, it was allowed.
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Amanda C
March 11, 2018|
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Response from farahhai28 | Reviewed this property |
We did it in April n the evening 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. If you take evening cruise you will see beautiful sunset view on the ocean!
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