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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

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Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
Phone Number: 850-837-7741
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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 family experience.

Great trip with many dolphins, as a parent when you look at your kids and the smile on their face is glowing you know it was worth the price of the ride. The crew and Captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
schifto
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Salem, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great trip with many dolphins, as a parent when you look at your kids and the smile on their face is glowing you know it was worth the price of the ride. The crew and Captain were excellent as well.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time on Southern Star Dolphin Cruises. I guess we were just looking for something a little laid back but a little adventurous at the same time. If you are to then this is for you. Our teenager and 10yr old enjoyed it thoroughly. Boat takes you out of the bay into the Gulf and back (or at... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful experience seeing the dolphins in action jumping out of the water doing the tail wiggle. I counted 10 to come out of water that I could see. Captain was so good to keep us on dolphins all afternoon. Also a beautiful sunset.

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Commerce, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw so many dolphins on this cruise! The captain made sure to stay with the dolphins and turn the boat so everyone got a chance to see them. He also told about the history of the marina there and more local info. Had a great time! I definitely recommend this to all ages coming to Destin!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group or 4 adults & a 3 year old grandson. We were the 2nd group in the queue to board we got great seats on the top deck. Very clean boat all you needed. Grandson was a bit unsure about feeding the seagulls as they got so very close. When we went out into the bay the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very calm, relaxing and exciting cruise. The "Ships Mates" were friendly and accommodating. The Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. And last but not least, the dolphins were BEAUTIFUL!

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my kids (7, 8 & 21) and had a great evening. We saw LOTS of dolphins, but one of my favorite moments was feeding the seagulls. The youngest 2 were super excited about being able to steer the boat with the captain for a moment. Very friendly crew, great people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time on the cruise. We did the cruise from 5:30-7:30. We were able to see the sunset. The captain did a great job of making sure everyone was able to see the dolphins. We were able to see several dolphins on the trip. Cant wait to go back next year!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

While planning our Destin vacation I used Trip Advisor to plan most of attractions. I have to say the Southern Star dolphin cruise lived up to the reviews! The captain (Jason) was very informative and friendly. Now it's not always guaranteed you WILL see any dolphins on any of these cruises but this trip we saw some in the bay,... More 

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Wendy_W_Admin, Owner at Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your experience on the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise! We take pride in making sure our customers enjoy their experience and have memories that will last a life time. We appreciate your feedback and we always strive to improve in any way we can. When our passengers enjoy the cruise it truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We all had a good time, the crew were very nice and friendly. We got to see some dolphins and learned a bit about the area. We had a group of 17 and they were able to easly accommodate us all.

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Wendy_W_Admin, Owner at Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us, we are glad you enjoyed your cruise. More 

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