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Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

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100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Wonderful experience

We saw over 20 dolphins. Great crew. The boat was spacious and the staff were very accommodating. I... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
davidmQ2111WM
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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Beautiful Dolphin Cruise.

This cruise was amazing for the cost of the trip. The captain and crew were very kind. This was one... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
loribC8079AN
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Montgomery, Alabama
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 Harbor Blvd, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw over 20 dolphins. Great crew. The boat was spacious and the staff were very accommodating. I would recommend this cruise.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cruise was amazing for the cost of the trip. The captain and crew were very kind. This was one of the most calming experiences I've ever had.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time. Saw so many dolphins and the staff was just so nice! Will def go again! Captain Jason made us all laugh and the music was an added bonus!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Feeding bird is our favorite, got so many great pictures. We also saw lots of dolphins. Big boat so you don’t get sea sick. Overall great cruise, kids and even adults enjoyed a lot.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just moved to the area and wanted to treat some visiting family members to a local attraction. This was a great choice!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went with my parents at the 2:30pm slot and then took the sunset cruise the next day on Friday. The captain and crew were extremely friendly and we saw alot more dolphins on the sunset cruise and the dolphins were flopping their tails and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a large group of extended family including small children. The water was rough as we approached the Gulf and the captain stated he would not go any further. I took that to mean that the cruise usually went into the Gulf of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I greatly enjoyed the dolphin cruise. The Captain was very knowledgeable and informative, and also had a great sense of humor. We saw many dolphins, even some babies !! The boat was comfortable and very stable, even in the rather rough water we had on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! The dolphins were defenitely out and playful. My daughter enjoyed every second of it. I recommend this cruise for families and couples.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff aboard the Southern Star was AWESOME!! The captain made sure that we saw the dolphins. He would stop, turn go forwards, backwards, side to side. He did a great job making it funny, fun and a memory to last a lifetime. I was...More

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Justin H
14 April 2018|
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Response from Nwojlo | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure , they do have a place to buy food and drinks. I don’t remember seeing anybody bring anything on the boat.
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Amanda C
11 March 2018|
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Response from greenacers | Reviewed this property |
Unsure if they do sunset cruise. They mainly are out looking for dolphins. We went midday.
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Claude M
26 October 2017|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Price don’t remember exactly but was $25 to $30 per adult. No we went in the end of July. Have taken this cruise twice now and haven’t been disappointed. Hope you have a great Time.
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