Best Dolphin Cruises in Destin, FL

Sail and Snorkel With Dolphins on Our One-Of-A-Kind Destin Dolphin Cruise
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Experience Dolphins, Sailing, & Snorkeling on our 30’ Stiletto Catamaran

Have you ever been on a dolphin cruise? Destin, FL, is the place to go! Dolphins are happy, social mammals that love to show off. Spotting dolphins at play in the Gulf of Mexico’s emerald waters is always a delight, even for locals. When you book one of our private Dolphins, Sailing, and Snorkeling cruises, you’re not just sightseeing—you’re making new bottle-nosed friends.

At Southern Country Charters, our daily Dolphins, Sailing, and Snorkeling cruises carry up to six people and are perfect for families, friends, and business associates. Our veteran captains keep up with dolphin activity in the area and know where to find the fascinating mammals.

Couple our captains’ expertise with our luxurious 30’ Stiletto Catamarans, and you will not find a better dolphin cruise in Destin, Florida. Reserve yours today at (850) 739-3175.

Unique Features of Our Catamaran Charters

Our Stiletto catamaran glides over the Gulf’s emerald waters at speeds above 20 mph. It’s perfect for chasing thrills and catching sunsets on the water, on the beach, or on the dock.

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An estimated 3-4 dozen dolphins in this area of the Gulf constantly regularly interact with sailboats and their passengers. We see them on most cruises. They often swim alongside our catamaran for at least a while.

However, dolphins are not the only reason to take the Southern Country Charters dolphin cruise. Some of the memories you’ll be making include:

  • Snorkeling in the waist-deep, warm, and clear waters of the Emerald Coast
  • Marveling at dolphins, sea turtles, wild birds, and more
  • Seeing Choctawhatchee Bay and Crab Island
  • Gliding through the waves on our luxury catamaran
  • Soaking up sunshine and some of the most amazing views anywhere
  • Taking in the sights of HarborWalk Village while cruising Destin Harbor
  • Relaxing – our cruises are no-rush zones and stress-free

We supply the boat with bottled water and filled ice chests. Here are some other items that you may want to bring with you:

  • Valid government-issued photo identification (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Raincoat or light jacket and hat
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks and beverages (BYOB)
  • Cash for gratuities (customary)

Our catamarans are not handicap-accessible, unfortunately. Adults and children are welcome, but we cannot allow pets (including comfort or service animals). Glass items, recreational drugs, and firearms are prohibited.

Experienced Destin, FL, Captains

Nearly all our sailing adventures are led by our head sailing captian, Captain Bill Anderson. With over 35 years of expereince sailing Destin’s beautiful Emerald Coast, Capt. Bill knows all it’s secrets and treasures and exactly where to sail to catch the most dolphin activity.

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Captain Payton, our owner, has boated on local waters for over 20 years. An avid hunter and fisherman since childhood, Payton established Southern Country Charters to share his passion for life on the water.

In addition to captaining some of our fishing charters, Payton trains our other captains to ensure that our guests have the best possible experiences.

Some of the best captains in the business lead our private Destin, FL, dolphin cruises. Seasoned and experienced, our captains love to answer questions and share stories of their times on the water.

On top of the training received from Payton, our captains rank among the most experienced on local waters. You can count on a safe, fun, and exciting excursion, whatever water adventure or sea quest you choose to take with us – sailing with Captain Bill, fishing with Captain Herbie, or something else.

Well-maintained and periodically updated, we check out our boats before each trip to ensure mechanical fitness and safety.

BYOB Drinks & Alcohol on Your Charter

For those who have reached the legal drinking age (and yes, we check IDs), alcoholic beverages are welcome on all dolphin cruises in Destin, FL. We don’t provide or serve alcohol, but we invite you to bring your wine, beer, spirits, and mixers. An ice chest will be on board for your convenience.

Destin, FL, Dolphin Cruise Availability & Pricing

Our private dolphin cruises in Destin, Florida, depart twice daily by reservation only. Although we accept same-day bookings when capacity allows, we highly recommend reservations in advance. Our cruises often sell out days or weeks ahead of time.

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  • Three-hour Destin Dolphin, Sailing & Snorkeling cruises can depart at either 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and starts at $450 overall for the charter, including fuel and other fees and expenses.
  • Four-hour cruises also depart at either 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and cost $600 overall for the charter, including fuel and other fees and expenses.

We also offer private sunset dolphin cruises departing at 4 p.m. (three-hour) or 5 p.m. (two-hour). Inquire by calling us at (850) 739-3175.

A Word From Our Past Guests

It’s such a pleasure to get to sail with so many wonderful people from all over Florida, the United States, and the world. We appreciate the opportunity to show them around the Emerald Coast and be a part of their trip to Destin. Here’s what a few of our guests have said about the experience:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would definitely recommend Captain Bill and his boat for a great sailing experience. Captain Bill was so very accommodating and even cooked for us while we enjoyed relaxing, taking in the views, socializing with friends, visiting Crab Island, and learning a little about what it takes to sail a boat. This adventure will be talked about for a long time and we will definitely do it again.

Jason Tatro

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We had great experience with Captain Bill Anderson. My wife and I brought our 3 kids ages 10 to 15. Everyone had a fun trip. We motored up to the dolphin watch area and saw dolphins right away, plenty of time to take pictures. We then snorkeled and the kids enjoyed seeing the hermit crabs crawling around their feet. We finished the sail without the motor, just the wind in the sails. Very relaxing sitting up front with your toes in the water. Would definitely recommend taking this 3 hour cruise rather then being packed into a large boat with 50 or more strangers.

Matt Knepper

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Our sunset cruise with Captain Bill was one to remember. We enjoyed every second of it! My husband & I took this cruise celebrating our honeymoon and Captain Bill made this experience special for us. Super welcoming Captain & an even more awesome boat. If you’re ever in Destin, make sure you take this cruise!

Laura D

Come Sail with Southern Country Charters

Celebrate one of the most exciting sailing excursions with a Destin, FL, Dolphin, Sailing, and Snorkeling charter cruise. Book your dolphin cruise today! Don’t hesitate the contact us at (850) 739-3175 with any questions, or book online through our charter booking portal. We look forward to having you aboard!

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