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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

#9 of 143 Tours in Destin
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Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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+1 850-837-7741
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09:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Amazing trip!

We were looking for a fun family activity for kids of all ages. This was such a fun experience that I think us adults had as much fun as the kids. We only saw a few dolphins but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
TLay35
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Searcy, Arkansas
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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a fun family activity for kids of all ages. This was such a fun experience that I think us adults had as much fun as the kids. We only saw a few dolphins but the boat ride alone was worth the trip. The boat was very clean and well maintained and the staff was very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our March 20, 2017 afternoon dolphin cruise! The crew was great, they found numerous dolphins, and everyone had an awesome time in a very family friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth the money!

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Mary Esther, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some out of town visitors on Southern Star Dolphin Cruise because it was on their list of things to do. The online reservation process was easy, ticket pickup as well. The boarding process was efficient, the customary group photo at the bow was painless! We sat on the upper deck, the teenagers were in every part of the boat!... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was cold and rainy during our spring break trip so we did not have the typical beach vacation we were hoping for. We scheduled our dolphin cruise on a day when the sun was finally shining but still a bit brisk. We layered up and brought a blanket and had a wonderful experience. They took our photo when... More 

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly. We had a large group (20) and they treated everyone from the kids and special needs adult so nicely. We saw many dolphins (and jellyfish, shark etc.). The prices for the food, snacks, smoothies were quite reasonable. It was cold when we went - but it had plenty of indoor, not just outdoor seating. Great... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cruise was a lot of fun. Even though it was cold, we were able to warm up in the main cabin. We saw a lot of dolphins. The crew is friendly and helpful. Our youngest loved being the ship captain. Highly recommend this tour

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Rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night, 5 of us took the Harbour Dolphin Cruise. The boat, including the bathroom were very clean. It seemed that the only interest of the captain was to make sure we saw dolphins which were everywhere. He seemed to be excellent with the kids. I think this would be a cruise that everyone would want to go on. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had 1 day in destin. and tried to figure out what to do. a bunch of other venues weren't operating in the off season. this one was. was a warmer sunnier day. bought my ticket at the last minute. boarded. friendly crew that really does love the people and what they do. the boat trip is affordable, less than 30... More 

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Southern Star was a very clean, thoughtful (allowed kids to steer the boat), accommodating (plenty of seats and viewing) and quality dolphin cruise. The captain and staff really engaged the visitors and tried hard to ensure that we saw as many dolphins as possible. We saw at least ten or more; including a small pod with a baby (who... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 4pm cruise to watch dolphins and a sunset. Even though this was during off season the boat was full and seating was a challange. The weather was very good so the outside seats that we picked were fine. We toured the marina harbor in Destin first. We saw birds and docked boats. We went out to the... More 

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