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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

#11 of 149 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Destin Features Animals
100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-7741
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Our family really enjoyed this cruise. The staff was friendly and helpful and the captain gave a... read more

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Reviewed June 28, 2017
92gailc
Loved our sunset cruise!

We were blessed to see many dolphins. Crew was very friendly and my grand kids loved the... read more

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Reviewed June 26, 2017
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Our family really enjoyed this cruise. The staff was friendly and helpful and the captain gave a lot of interesting information about the area and aquatic animals. We saw a lot of dolphins, even more than we expected. And the kids enjoyed the air conditioned...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We were blessed to see many dolphins. Crew was very friendly and my grand kids loved the refreshments! Love how the captain and crew always honor our servicemen and women! (We visited the sister ship the Buccaneer too!)

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

The point of this cruise is all about dolphins and we saw so many--single dolphins, a momma and baby dolphin and whole families of dolphins!!! And the captain did an especially nice job orienting the boat so everyone got a good view of the dolphins....More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Nice cruise but no Dolphin sightings. The caption was very good explaining things as we went. It was good that they gave us rainchecks for another cruise!

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Our family of 10 (6 adults and 4 children) took this cruise the day before Tropical Storm Cindy hit Destin. The dolphin were a bit scarce, due to the impending storm, but the captain took us out into the Gulf and found several dolphin for...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

This was my girls (ages12 & 9)first dolphin cruise and they absolutely loved it! We saw about 30+ dolphins including babies! The captain was great at spotting them and getting them to swim at the bow of the boat. It is definitely something we will...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We had a blast. I recommend this highly. It was a cool 2 hr and was not to expensive. Also has drinks and gifts also in the cabin and it AC.

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Thank mikeymay0503
Reviewed June 25, 2017

I was worried with kids (6,2,1) but we were able to move around the boat and see dolphins! The cabin below was good in case kids got hot, but because we were on the ocean this was a non-issue.

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Thank rich_schoenrock
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Awesome cruise. We saw a bunch of dolphins. Crew and captain was very nice and the boat was cool and clean

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Thank amanda W
Reviewed June 25, 2017

It was a great trip!! We saw lots of dolphins and also a sea turtle!! It was a lot of fun for everyone but especially the kids! They were great with kids, including letting the kids drive the ship and receive a certificate for doing...More

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July 12, 2017|
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Response from jandlweddings | Reviewed this property |
I believe I asked this same question in person, and it was No. Sometimes different staff give you different answers, so check anyhow. Hope this helps!!!
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Carol F
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
You can go onto Hurlbert and buy discounted tickets-they do not offer discounts at the window. The office on base saves you maybe $6 a ticket.
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from fieldofthewoodsfarm | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that three and under are free. I would contact them to be sure, but it would stand to reason that because they state "three and under" that would include babies. I did not see anything stating a minimum... More
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