Destin cruises come in all types, lengths, and a variety of prices. A wide array of cruises offer a good look at Destin from the water, where the dolphins dance in the day and the coastline blinks and glitters at night. Destin dolphin cruises fulfill dreams for some people who might never expect to get the opportunity to get up close and personal with this ocean darling. Destin dinner boats sail the waters by sunset or afterward, often with live entertainment and always with tantalizing menus. Whether it’s the romance of weddings or dreams of dolphin encounters, Destin offers up a bevy of choices.
The Destin Harbor is the main departure point for Destin dolphin tours and dinner cruises. The resort area of Sandestin is another area to bid adieu to Destin’s beautiful beaches and hit the open water for fun at sea. One of the most popular Destin cruises is a trip aboard a glass-bottom boat where marine life comes into view and a secret, underwater world is revealed. Destin dolphin cruises and dinner cruises are aboard modern yachts and larger boats equipped with everything necessary to accommodate guests comfortably for the duration of the cruise.
Solaris is a widely popular yacht moored at the Sandestin resort when it isn’t off cruising nearby emerald waters of Choctawhatchee Bay. SunQuest Cruises in Sandestin,, which owns Solaris, has been a long-time favorite dining and entertainment option. More than 5,000 square feet aboard includes a large and elegant dining area, broad picture windows, and a spacious sky deck topping two lower ship decks. Solaris is one of the best Destin dinner boats and operates on a flexible schedule four times weekly for three-hour cruises. Solaris also features specialty cruises on holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter. All cruises leave from Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach.
Destin dinner boats include a fleet from Cajun Cruises, a boat charter company offering a New Orleans-style dinner experience with a traditional spread common to the region. For two hours, guests dine and socialize and take in the eventide at one of the most stunning parts of the day in Destin. Cajun Cruises accommodates 150 passengers who are whisked through Destin Harbor while feasting on an all-you-can-eat seafood menu, Cajun foods, and other New Orleans favorites. Topped off by a live band and cash bar, cruises depart from 314 Highway 98 East Destin, Okaloosa, Florida.
There are several choices open for Destin dolphin cruises, most of which have been operating affordable cruises for decades. Most dolphin cruises leave the Destin Harbor, a major tourist destination and a dining, shopping, and entertainment hub, and last approximately two hours. (The harbor has a wealth of information for cruise details as are most Destin hotels.) The Olin Marler Charter Boat Company is just one of the well-known charter operations departing from the harbor. Many charters offer two to four daily cruises (morning, lunchtime, mid-afternoon, and at sunset) offering a way to easily plan out your day sightseeing.
All Destin cruises tour the local harbor and then sail out by East Pass and into prime locations in the Gulf of Mexico where dolphins, sea birds, and other marine life play in their natural environments. Air conditioned cabins, onboard cafes or snack bars, and restrooms are the common amenities found aboard Destin dolphin cruises. Several boats, such as the fleets at Southern Star Cruises, feature 70-plus foot boats with glass bottoms. All cruises are narrated by industry exerts relaying information about dolphins, their environment, feeding habits, and unique abilities. Destin dinner boats also feature top-notch amenities with gracious backdrops and modern appointments.