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Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
Phone Number:
+1 850-837-7741
09:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Wonderful Dolphin Cruise!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Pratip S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jim Bob K
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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 

Thank pattig793
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 

Thank meteor100
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went the day after Thanksgiving 2016. The trip was amazing. The kids got to see the dolphins. The crew was amazing. The captain made the trip fun and entertaining. Will definitely go again the next time we come to Destin.

Thank Traci G
overland park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went on this dolphin cruise and it was wonderful! Lots of dolphins and knowledgeable crew. It was well worth the price!

Thank Kathy T

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