The Southern Star – Destin’s Original Dolphin & Sunset Cruise

Come cruise aboard The Southern Star, Destin’s Original Dolphin and Sunset Cruise as seen on CNN and National Geographic Explorer, and enjoy the pristine emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico along the world’s most beautiful sugar-white sand beaches of Destin, Florida and experience up close viewing of dolphins, seabirds and a variety of other marine life. Our 2-hour cruises offer affordable, relaxing fun, and sightseeing for the whole family!

The Southern Star is an 80-foot is a U.S. Coast Guard approved motor vessel that comfortably accommodates up to 149 passengers. Our boat is equipped with two restrooms, a covered upper deck with a drop-down enclosure, and a climate controlled galley that features a variety of snack items and small gifts.

Our cruise begins with a narrated tour of the Destin Harbor where the captain will give you some history about the area and point out some of the local spots along the harbor. We then head out to the Gulf of Mexico through the East Pass, and if it’s calm enough, we will cruise just off the beach to find the dolphins. If the Gulf is too rough, we cruise in the Choctawhatchee Bay under the Destin Bridge where we can also find the dolphins. Once we spot the dolphins, we spend time watching them and educating our passengers on the local pod. We play island music, feed the birds, and even take time to let the children drive the boat.

We operate by the slogan Expect a Miracle and strive to ensure that every guest aboard our vessel is treated to the highest standard of service possible to create a fun and memorable experience. We encourage our passengers to always Expect a Miracle just as we did over 20 years ago.

A little about our dolphin cruises:

Sunset Cruises 2 hour relaxing cruise
Dolphin Watching Bird Feeding
Music Snacks, gifts, restrooms
Narrated Climate control
Kids Steer 80 Foot Glass Bottom Boat

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Our cruises are among the top things to do in Destin. Come and enjoy seeing the dolphins but keep in mind this is a family-friendly cruise and the cruise is non-smoking. However, we have a snack bar with refreshments for your convenience.

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