In addition to you being able to pet and feed the dolphins at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, another really fun thing our family was able to do last week while on your “destination birthday party” in Destin was we sailed on the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise.
What the event personally revealed to me was that I could probably be out on a ship all day long every day and be completely happy.
But it’s even better when you have an experienced captain give you a tour of where all the dolphins hang out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Basically, whenever anyone on the ship thought they saw a dolphin, the captain steered in that direction, so everyone could get a closer look.
For about 2 hours, that’s what we did. And it was awesome! Not to mention, it was so relaxing being out on the water.
Once we got out there, the captain gave you kids an opportunity to feed the seagulls… that was hilarious!
Plus, we even saw a bride and groom across the water on a different ship.
Part of the adventure of the cruse was the mystery of it. The captain explained at the beginning of our voyage that each time is different; he never knows exactly when or where the dolphins are going to appear.
I thought it was really cool how the captain depends on audience participation for the dolphin cruise to come alive.
Near the end of our voyage, the captain gave an opportunity for all the kids to be able to get in line to sail the ship with him.
You couldn’t get enough! You totally were in the zone as you held onto the wheel. I Instagrammed the event:
The captain even wrote out a special award for you, making you an honorary captain!
Afterwards, you got to pick some toys from the treasure chest.
We were so pleased with the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise. It’s a completely worthwhile experience and I absolutely recommend it to any families staying in the Destin, Florida area while on vacation.