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Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruise

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Pensacola's Dolphin Cruise offers the best cruising experience on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Cruise aboard the 63' open-air, covered catamaran - the Portofino I - and spy dolphin, birds, and the other marine life in the pristine waters off Pensacola's beautiful coast along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore. This guided cruise, led by experienced and entertaining captains, sets sail from the Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.

Activity Highlights

  • Relaxing cruise on the beautiful Emerald Coast
  • See dolphins and other marine wildlife
  • Experienced and entertaining captain and crew
  • Comfortable seating with optimal viewing areas

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat


  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The boat has a max. capacity of 100 passengers.
  • Cruises must meet a minimum of 12 passengers in order to depart.
  • Service dogs not allowed.
  • Customers are not allowed to bring food or drink on the boat.
  • Must be 21 or older to consume & purchase alcohol.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Additional information

  • You must list the age of each customer for your booking to be confirmed.
  • The boat will cruise in the harbor of Pensacola Beach. The boat does not experience much movement, but those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take preventative measures.
  • If weather or wind is deemed unfavorable by the vendor for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.
  • Free parking on-site.
  • Restrooms onboard.
  • There is a bar aboard the boat with drinks (soda, beer, water, & limited selection of liquor) and snacks for a nominal fee.
  • Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be scheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

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Review of Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruise

  • Cynthia Strand Alabama, USA Apr 27 2019 10:28am

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  • Mindy Nelvis Alabama, USA about 19 days ago

    Great Boat Ride

    The ride was relaxing and immensely enjoyable. However, we only saw one dolphin fin during the entire 2 hour ride.

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  • Samuel Rader Alabama, USA about 1 month ago


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  • Venkatesulu Golla Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Very nice trip

    We went with my family of 6 people and everyone enjoyed the trip. We saw lot of dolphins and the Sunset was so beautiful.

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  • Cesar Carmona Alabama, USA about 1 month ago


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  • Carrie Jaxon Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Nice crew and boat ride.

    The crew was very nice and boat ride was fun- very friendly family activity. We only saw one dolfin fin, but that’s not up to them, of course. We did see the Blue Angels flyby, which was unexpected and nice.

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  • Sandra Shell Alabama, USA about 5 months ago

    Saw dolphins just not as well as we would have liked but that wasn’t anyone’s fault.

    Trip was great loved it comfortable lots of room. Nice staff enjoyed the ride.

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  • Jason USA about 1 year ago

    Good family option.

    Very knowledgeable, guided cruise and family friendly.

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  • Ashley Perdue USA about 1 year ago

    Lots of Dolphins!

    The cruise was lots of fun! Loved the route and saw quite a few dolphins. The ship felt a little crowded and since there was a pick up prior to ours, we were really only left with the option to stand the entire time to have a decent view. Overall, for the price it was a great deal.

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  • Lloyd Smart USA about 1 year ago

    Well worth the money

    Great trip saw lots of dolphins and learned some history of pensacola. Grandkids loved it.

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  • Michelle Akeman USA about 1 year ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    This was a very good cruise. The captain was very knowledgable of where the dolphis were located and how to get them to interact. The bar was very nicely stocked. The boat was clean and not over crowded. The only reason I knocked it down one was because the captain talked A LOT about his personal life. At one point my husband and myself moved away from him and he then proceeded to continue to talk on the loudspeaker. Other than that, the cruise itself was great!

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