Southern Star Dolphin Cruises


Just east of Navarre Beach, visitors can board the glass-bottom Southern Star. Located in Destin, the original sunset and dolphin cruise has been featured on National Geographic Explorer and offers a unique perspective on the green Gulf of Mexico waters. Flowing alongside the white sandy beaches, it’s your best chance to see dolphins and a variety of marine life up close. Each two hour cruise is affordable and thrilling for the entire family.

Board the 80-foot vessel, which has been safety-approved by the Coast Guard. Up to 149 people can be accommodated, and the boat features two well-kept restrooms as well as an upper-deck. Everything is climate-controlled so you can keep your cool during the warm summer months. Enjoy a snack staff and gift area to commemorate your journey.

All Aboard!

Every cruise starts with a brief history of Destin Harbor. Learn more about local hotspots as you’re whisked to the Gulf via East Pass. Calm days are best for viewing dolphins, who love to play alongside watercraft. On rougher days, Choctawhatchee Bay below the Destin Bridge is where dolphins gather. The captain is highly skilled at finding these friendly locals, and as island music plays and guests feed the sea birds, there’s plenty of time to meet and greet the dolphins—while children get the chance to navigate the boat!

“Expect a Miracle” is the Southern Star motto for a reason. Everyone gets the VIP service, just as they have for over 20 years. Admission is just $29 for adults, $25 for seniors and children up to 14 years old pay only $15.50. Book your dolphin tour online today.