5 of the Best Dolphin Cruises in Destin FL
Published on May 21, 2021
While we believe watching dolphins play in the water is best done while relaxing on the beach during Henderson Park Inn’s included happy hour, we know that there are plenty of visitors to our area that are interested in going on a dolphin cruise in Destin FL to see them a little more up close and personal. Just down the road from the inn remains the largest charter fishing fleet in the country, and here you’ll find a number of tour options. Still, selecting the cruise that best suits you can be a challenge, so here are five of our favorites with a little information to help you pick the perfect one for your next vacation:
1. Southern Star
Southern Star remains a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recipient for its various options for a dolphin cruise in Destin FL, and it’s been family owned and operated since 1994. The Southern Star is an 80’ double-deck, glass-bottom boat and known to be one of the more comfortable tours in the area. They offer day and sunset dolphin cruises with the sunset option remaining one of the most breathtaking ways to see the best of the emerald coast.
2. Destin Dolphin Cruises
If you’re looking for a thrilling and unforgettable dolphin cruise in Destin FL, this is the one for you. Their Wild Dolphin Tour features vibrant views of the Destin Harbor, homes of the rich and famous and, of course, dolphins, ending with the best seat in the house to view Destin’s spectacular sunsets. Plus, the tour includes water and soda. You can reserve your spot by heading to their website today.
3. AJ’s Water Adventures
If you’ve been to the Destin Harbor before, then you’re likely familiar with AJ’s, a wonderful spot for food, live music, drinks and fun. However, you may not know that they also offer dolphin tours. While AJ’s Water Adventures offers a number of options to get on the water, from snorkeling tours to sailing excursions, their daytime or sunset dolphin cruise in Destin FL is one of the best.
4. Sea Blaster
The Sea Blaster has been in Destin entertaining travelers since 1995. This 73-foot custom built boat offers some of the more unique dolphin cruise options, like their combination snorkeling and dolphin cruise trip in addition to their afternoon and sunset tours. To learn more about what each specific cruise offers, head to Sea Blaster’s website.
5. Olin Marler’s Dolphin Tours
With more than 50 years of charter fishing and tours under their belts, you know Olin Marler’s Charter Fishing and Tours knows where to find dolphins. This glass-bottom boat features a snack bar, climate-controlled cabin and wonderful views of the emerald coast from the water. Plus, this tour takes you through Destin’s famous Crab Island.
But, you can’t enjoy a dolphin cruise in Destin FL if you don’t have a place to stay, so if you haven’t secured your accommodations yet, head to our Rooms and Rates page now and book yours before we fill up.