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to Pensacola Beach, Florida's Premier Dolphin Cruise adventure


Pensacola Beach’s Premier Dolphin Cruise offers the best cruising experience on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Cruise aboard our 63’ open-air, covered catamaran – the Portofino I – and spy dolphin, birds and the other marine life that make their home along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore.

The Portofino I catamaran uniquely includes restrooms, music, + bar, food & souvenir sales.

TICKET RATES: start at $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. *Specialty event cruise rates will vary.   

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The two-hour cruise, guided by our experienced and entertaining captains. For non-Portofino Island Resort guests the Portofino I Catamaran (cruise boat) loads from the dock located directly behind Hemingway’s Island Grill on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Please check the schedule for times and dates – and set your course for adventure!

The Premier Dolphin Cruise does not run during January and February.

Premier Dolphin Cruises require a minimum of 12 guests in order to run. Should we not meet the minimum number of guests required, our team will notify you to reschedule or cancel your cruise.


Planning your Pensacola Beach, Florida vacation? The Premier Dolphin Cruise is owned and operated by Premier Island Management Group; all vacation rental guests experience the Premier Advantage which includes the favorite complementary daily use of the Dolphin Cruise! Click here to find out more about the Premier Advantage at hundreds of Premier vacation rentals on the beaches of Pensacola and Navarre.




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DOLPHIN CRUISES

$25 for adults
$15 for children ages 4-12.
Children 3 & under are free.

(Specialty event cruise rates will vary.)  

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CRUISES


Dolphin Cruise

DOLPHIN CRUISE Morning, Mid-Day & Sunset

Cruise along the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf Islands National Seashore, and spy these playful creatures from the comfort of our 63’ open-air, covered catamaran. The two-hour cruise, guided by our experienced and entertaining captains, sets sail from the Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Our boat includes restrooms and bar & food sales. 

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Blue Angels Cruise

TGIF CRUISE 

Celebrate the start of the weekend out on the water with friends, family and other guests. Set sail and toast the end of a perfect week or the beginning of a fantastic weekend aboard this amazing cruise.

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Fireworks Cruise

4th of JULY FIREWORKS CRUISE

Watching fireworks from land is a wonderful sight to behold but watching fireworks from sea is a night you'll always remember. Catch the fireworks extravaganza over the Santa Rosa Sound with the best seats in the house – aboard the Portofino 1.

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BLUE ANGELS CRUISE

Watch as these true American heroes blaze across the skies high above white sand beaches and emerald green waters, and witness the awe of their amazing maneuvers and fearless speed. Enjoy as they practice their air show maneuvers from the comfort of our 63’ catamaran at the center of the show. This is the absolute best way to experience a Blue Angels air show practice. Check the event schedule now to purchase tickets for a Blue Angles practice cruise.

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Nice relaxing trip! We saw a lot of dolphins. Karen

ABOUT OUR RESERVATIONS

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WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Pensacola Beach dolphin cruise features:
Two-hour relaxing cruise
Dolphin watching
Experienced captains
Open views and plenty of seating
Bathrooms on board
Food and beverage available

PRICING

$25 for adults 
$15 for children ages 4-12
FREE for children 3 and under

*Specialty event cruise rates will vary. *Premier Discounts Apply

WEEKLY SPECIALS AVAILABLE. CALL TO LEARN MORE.

POLICY INFORMATION

All Sales are Final and Restrictions Apply: Cruises are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled at the operators discretion based on weather conditions. Such decisions may not be made until the morning of the cruise. 

Guests must arrive minutes prior to cruise departure to ensure proper check-in and allow the cruise to depart on schedule.

Tickets are non-refundable unless cruise is cancelled by cruise operators due to weather or maintenance. Tickets are also non-refundable if lost or stolen and are not redeemable for cash. No change given for unused portion(s).

Had a wonderful time! Staff was very friendly, my daughter had a ball driving the boat. Janis

FAQs

Dolphins Jumping

Most of our cruises last 2 hours.
We offer morning Dolphin cruises, Afternoon Sunset Cruises, Blue Angels Cruises and Fireworks Cruises.
For non-Portofino Island Resort guests, the Portofino I Catamaran (cruise boat) loads from the dock located directly behind Hemingway’s Island Grill on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Please arrive within 30 minutes before the cruise time to allow your self time to park and walk out to the dock.
Yes! We have two bathrooms on board.
Of course! Our boat is ideal for all families. As it is a catamaran, it sits flat so the ride is very comfortable and children can even walk around the boat while cruising.
Yes! We have snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale on board. No coolers are allowed on the boat. We accept cash, credit or debit card.
We do have life jackets on board for everyone. You do not need to bring one unless you prefer to.
Pensacola Beach’s Premier Dolphin Cruise tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 4-12. 3 and under are free.) (Specialty event cruise rates will vary.)  

Click here to view our available cruise schedules.
Cameras! Sunscreen is only necessary if you plan to sit on the back open area of the boat as the majority of the boat is covered. Polarized sunglasses will also help to see underwater wildlife.
We will never question safety. Lightening and high winds indicates we need to reschedule and we will based on weather conditions. Light rain however is no problem for our boat. We have clear windows for our guests and often the dolphin enjoy playing in the rain so we will still set sail to see them.
Yes! Email us for more information about wedding receptions, private cruises, transportation and more!
Yes. Premier Dolphin Cruises requires a minimum of 12 guests in order to run. Should we not meet the minimum number of guests required, our team will notify you to reschedule or cancel your cruise.
Yes. If you have 20 or more people, please call in to make your reservation and receive your group discount.
Really enjoyed this cruise. I would highly recommend this cruise. Shelly

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WATCH AS THE DOLPHINS FOLLOW OUR CRUISE

Our boat is ideal for all families. Our dolphin cruises are a great opportunity for your family to have fun all together.


The two-hour cruise is both relaxing & exciting, guided by our experienced & entertaining captains your fun is ensured.


Although our boat does have a 100 person limit, if there is space left you are able to book even minutes before departing.

My family and I had a great time on the dolphin cruise! Jen

CONTACT US

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400 Quitewater Beach Rd.

Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

pensacoladolphincruise@gmail.com

850-898-9002

Fax: 850-916-5010

Toll Free: 855-393-7783

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