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Address: 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-7391
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Olin Marler Charter Fishing and Dolphin Cruises is Destin's first...

Olin Marler Charter Fishing and Dolphin Cruises is Destin's first established cruise service. We offer the best in Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Sightseeing cruises.

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We went on a 4pm dolphin cruise. It was overall enjoyable once we made our way to the front of the boat on the main deck about halfway through the ride. I did overhear that they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2014
Sarah T
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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We saw a few, but not many and not close. A smaller boat might be better for getting in certain spots to see the dolphins closer. Boat wasn't packed. View from top deck was great. The captain was wonderful, not sure what crew did exactly. Short cruise through harbor, honked at some bars.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent time on our dolphin cruise. Saw 20+ dolphins including a couple of babies. The captain was able to pull right up beside then and then got them to chase the boat. The captain was awesome and entertaining and the other crew members were nice as well. The boat was also very clean. I would definitely use... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Since this was my sons' (ages 8 and 10) first deep sea fishing experience, we wavered back and forth about chartering a private boat or going on more of a "party boat" fishing experience where we knew there would be at least 14 others onboard. Ultimately we opted for the "party boat" experience because it offered a shorter duration (4... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Booked a fishing trip with this company, it was on the Gentle Winds boat, Capt. Greg Marler. Found out later they should not have taken us out because of severe winds. But, they had approx. 30-35 paid customers and couldn't turn down the money, I guess. Out of an 8 hour trip, fished MAYBE 1 hour. Learned an expensive lesson.

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1 Thank DiRT60
traveler4557, Customer Relations at Olin Marler Fishing and Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Hello DIRT60, Thank you for the review and we are sorry the trip was rough. Our captains will not take customers out in rough seas and we cancel trips if they exceed a certain threshold. Money is not important to us if our customers could potentially get hurt as it would cost us more in the long run in the... More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We went on the 9:00 am dolphin cruise and were schooled on the restaurants on the harbor and the history of Destin. We saw a lot of dolphins and Capt. Roy and is crew were wonderful!! Definitely will go back for another tour!! A great time was had by everyone in our group!! Thanks Capt. Roy!!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Scheduled a fishing trip as soon as we arrived and they called twice and cancelled saying the first time because of weather. Weather was not bad but took their word for it. Rescheduled and yet get another call saying the boat has maintenance issue and can't go out. After talking with them found out this was the issue all week.... More 

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3 Thank Jamie C
traveler4557, Customer Relations at Olin Marler Fishing and Dolphin Cruises, responded to this review

Hello Jamie C, Thank you for booking and sorry to hear about this experience. It was a very challenging week for us with weather delays and boat maintenance issues. We are sorry that we were not able to better serve you and get you fishing. We will review our protocol for these situations so we are much better prepared to... More 

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We went on a 4pm dolphin cruise. It was overall enjoyable once we made our way to the front of the boat on the main deck about halfway through the ride. I did overhear that they don't allow electronic cigarettes because they don't want to teach kids bad habits but they allow (sell?) beer on the boat.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Changed venues at the last minute after receiving a random Groupon deal and went with Olin Marler over another charter group. SO glad we did! I've been on lots of Dolphin Cruises over the years, and this was by far the best. I was incredibly impressed by the Captain and Crew. They were kind, respectful, fun - couldn't have made... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

I wasn't sure this would be a good trip but I was wrong. From the very first time we step in the boat the captain & his crew welcome us & made all of us feel comfortable. The captain was informative & entertaining. Got to see the dolphins for the first time. Overall was a great experience for me &... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

got a groupon for this dolphin cruise last summer. took my mommy and her hubby, they were really excited to see the dolphins. the staff was really courteous. it is not a long wait. I will definetly visit again!

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