Find a Dolphin and Find a Friend
Are you a dolphin lover? If not, you should be!
Dolphins are a fan favorite for many reasons.
Firstly, they are incredibly intelligent and social creatures, just like us, well some of us anywho.
Dolphins have complex communication systems and are known for their playful and curious nature. honestly, also fairly similar to humans.
Dolphins also have a close-knit family structure and have been observed exhibiting empathy and problem-solving skills.
I know, you probably think I’m just describing humans as a reference to dolphins, nope, these are actual dolphin characteristics.
Just when you think dolphins can’t have it all, they can, or at least pretty close…
Dolphins have unique physical abilities, including their streamlined body and the ability to swim at high speeds, making them excellent swimmers and hunters.
So you’re hyped up on dolphin adrenaline now and want to see them in real life, but don’t know how don’t worry friend we’ve got you.
Here are the top 4 places to view dolphins
Watch dolphins in a tour boat
You can book a guided dolphin-watching tour with Destin Parasailing on our Island Runner Dolphin Cruise.
These tours will take you out on a boat into the Crab Island area where dolphins are known to leap into the ocean around you.
During the tour, you can expect a healthy dose of education, and animals.
Find your joy in spotting the dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat.
The boat comes equipped with a bathroom and a crew that’s CPR certified.
A day with boats and dolphins will turn any frown upside down.
Maybe you're a more active human, get that workout while experiencing dolphins, when you kayak.
Paddle out into the Gulf area to search for those floundering fins.
To get out there in the water you can head out from Marley Park, which is a popular destination for both swimming and kayaking.
While you're paddling, keep an eye out for dolphins swimming and jumping in the water, and although it may be tempting to pet an adorable dolphin it is not recommended, so make sure to keep yourself at a peaceful distance and no, DON’T TOUCH.
Bring a waterproof camera to take pictures so that you can show all your human friends your new sea family.
Bear in mind that spotting a dolphin does require some patience, but you know what that says? Spotting dolphins is a virtue and well worth it.
Go down under! Not to Australia silly, just to snorkel!
Buy yourself snorkel gear and rent a pontoon boat to head out into Norriego Point. This spot is a protected area.
Aside from being able to glide your way across the water and witness the beautiful sea creatures, you get to learn a little bit about the Destin waters and all of its friends when you observe them from up close.
Snorkeling is a unique and educational way to explore the local shoreline and learn about the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.
You and your family can learn about the diverse array of wildlife that calls the area home, including… that's right our gorgeous friends the Dolphins!
But the fun doesn't stop there of course you will also see the coral biosphere and a variety of sea shells along the way.
Snorkeling is a great way to connect with nature and learn about the local ecosystem while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Gulf.
Got to Eglin Beach Park
Eglin Beach Captures more dolphin sightings than most, why is that?
Well, Considering how similar dolphins are to humans as we mentioned earlier they may come for the gorgeous Beach and the emerald Waters but let's get real. What keeps the Dolphins coming there are the favorable conditions for dolphin viewing.
The park is right alongside the Emerald Coast in the Gulf of Mexico, and the clear waters and Pearly white sand make it an elite spot for observing dolphins.
One of the most amazing things about this park is that it is a protected area where dolphin encounters happen frequently and boats are restricted from approaching too closely. This is both good for the Dolphins and amazing for Dolphin viewing.
Visitors to Eglin Beach Park can also relish a long day of recreational activities, such as fishing, swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking, all whilst having the opportunity to see dolphins swimming in their natural habitat.
Overall, Eglin Beach Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to see dolphins in a beautiful and protected setting.
What time of the day should I see these beautiful creatures?
The best time to see dolphins is during the early morning or late afternoon hours.
During these times dolphins are more visible and the water is calmer making them easier to spot at a distance.
Destin has plenty to offer, but throw a few dolphins in there and now we're cooking with gas.
There are many adventures from the list above to choose from, which one will you choose?