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Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
Phone Number:
+1 850-837-7741
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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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Valentine Dolphin cruise❤❤❤

Included was a glass of wine, cheese and crackers and a captain who made sure we saw Dolphins. As an added bonus, a beautiful sunset as we retuned to dock. Well worth the cost of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Niles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Included was a glass of wine, cheese and crackers and a captain who made sure we saw Dolphins. As an added bonus, a beautiful sunset as we retuned to dock. Well worth the cost of the trip.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed Southern Star Dolphin Cruise. The crew worked hard to make sure we enjoyed the cruise and to see dolphins. They were successful on all counts. A good time was had by all. We loved our time with them, what fun experience. You must do this when in Destin.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was one of the most wonderful dolphin cruises I had ever been on! We looked at all of the choices and decided on this one for a few reasons: Size, Covered deck, Experience, and great reviews! They did not disappoint us and we saw over 100 dolphins that day, unbelievable! I even thought the Captain was surprised that we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had an excellent Dolphin view in the natural waters. The kids really enjoyed it and it was a well planned one. I booked the cruise online and it was an evening cruise.

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Thank Pratip S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our family group of 9 with 4 generations including 12, 11 & 5 year olds sailed on the Southern Star yesterday. We couldn't even count the dolphins we saw. A number of them rode our bow wake. The captain and crew were fantastic! The cruise was punctuated by an amazing sunset at the end. We can recommend the Southern Star... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

we booked on the dock at the last minute for a noon cruise. great trip. staff was very accommodating. fed seagulls and went out of the way to ensure good interactions with dolphin pods. given cold winds, kept ducking in and out of the warm cabins. coupons available in local tourist material

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Southern Star Dolphin Cruise was excellent!!! The Captain and Crew were very friendly and welcomed us aboard their vessel. We took an afternoon cruise and were able to see dozens of dolphins, We went December 2016. Excellent experience with this cruise. Great price!!! We would definitely go again.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We took a 2:30pm weekday cruise that lasted 2 hours. We saw so many dolphins, even babies. Best place to see dolphins is main deck outside by the boat. The dolphins ride the bow with the boat so you can take amazing video. All kids on board got a chance to steer the boat. If you book online , you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been on many dolphin boat tours before, but I have never seen this many dolphins on one trip as we saw yesterday with Southern Star! They are an amazing crew who go above and beyond to make sure that you have the best experience possible. Our children loved being able to steer the boat, while the bird feeding... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my parents and two sons. It was great! The ocean had different shades of green, at one point the water seemed to glow bright green and the dolphins were out and about with their families going in and out of the water. It's definitely a must see in Destin. We will go again for sure! If you... More 

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