The Dolphins in Destin Waters

Many amazing things await you in Destin, Florida, including the beautiful and majestic dolphins! Dolphins are abundant here in the Destin Harbor and beyond, making dolphin-watching and dolphin cruises highly popular activities here. There are several species of dolphins around Florida; here in Destin, you’re most likely to see a bottlenose dolphin or a common dolphin. Discover the differences between these two types so you can identify them in their natural habitat during your trip to Destin!

Bottlenose Dolphins

Probably the most common dolphin in this area, the bottlenose dolphin is identified by its blue-gray color and their round, strong bodies. They are usually about 6-12 feet in length and can live as long as fifty years!

Common Dolphins

There are two types of common dolphin - the short-beaked common dolphin and the long-beaked common dolphin. They are counter-shaded, with lighter coloring on the back and darker coloring underneath. These are a bit smaller - about five to eight feet long - and usually live for about 20 or 30 years.

How to See Dolphins in Destin, Florida

If you want to experience these playful creatures up close, book a Dolphin Tour with Wet-N-Wild today! We offer outstanding dolphin excursions that last an hour and a half. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture this exciting adventure! This is a wonderful event to enjoy with friends and family, so reserve your spot today!

Kristen Marzonie