Dolphins' playful nature and tendency to splash their onlookers make them the comedians of the ocean, unlike mollusks, who still can't smash a watermelon to save their lives. Get to know these watery jokesters with today's Groupon for one ticket to a dolphin cruise from Olin Marler's Charter Fishing & Dolphin Cruises, departing from Destin. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get one child ticket (ages 4-12) (a $13.50 value).
- For $10, you get one senior ticket (ages 60+) (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get one adult ticket (ages 13-59) (up to a $25 value).
Children ages 3 and under are admitted for free.
Olin Marler's Charter's family-friendly dolphin cruises ship out of Destin Harbor on the 65-foot sun-hued Hannah Marie or Miss Florida boat. Each two-hour cruise takes wave-bound watchers on a quest for slippery sea life, traversing through the harbor and East Pass and passing white-sand beaches before charting a course into the Gulf of Mexico and the bay. Visitors glimpse dolphins engage in everyday behaviors—including leaping, playing, and filing their tax returns—in their natural habitat along the Emerald Coast shoreline. Guests can watch the aqueous action from a heated and air-conditioned cabin, the railed decks, or the vessel's glass-bottom viewing area. Restrooms and a light snack bar also are available, keeping the splash of the surf from being underscored by belly grumbles.
Depending on the season, seafaring folk can take part in the rigors of morning, noon, or sunset cruises. Guests should arrive no later than one-half hour before departure time to allow for check-in and issuance of official pirate monikers.
Olin Marler's Dolphin Cruises
Olin Marler's Dolphin Cruises dispatches its robust fleet of boats from Destin Harbor on dolphin cruises in the Gulf. Narrated dolphin cruises ferry large groups, such as bachelor parties and flash-mob reunions, into the Gulf's waters throughout the day aboard glass-bottom boats with names such as Miss Florida and Hannah Marie.