Pensacola Beach Dolphin Tours

The Pensacola Beach area is teaming with bottlenose dolphins!  We make every effort to ensure our guests see dolphins on our adventures.

Since they are not confined in a small pen, everyone on-board helps to find the dolphins. We’ll be looking for an unusual splash in the water or a small dorsal fin in the shape of triangle – either silver or black depending on the lighting. Bring your sunglasses to help spot these intelligent mammals. I’ll also be using our on-board sonar to locate schools of fish. Where there’s fish, there’s often dolphins having lunch! Dolphins seem to have as many personalities and behavioral characteristics as people. You’ll quickly notice how some dolphins are curious and some dolphins are shy. If you hear them exhaling through their blowhole, you’ll know we’re close! When you’re ready, we’ll move on.

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Sightseeing Included!

Our experiences with Mother Nature changes every day. Some of the sightings we may observe include: an Osprey diving down to catch fish, Great Blue Herons walking the beaches, a manta-rays or sea turtles swimming in front of us or a giant school of fish churning up the surface of the water while flocks of birds dive-in for a meal.  Depending on your trip, we’ll also see the civil war era cannons from Ft. Pickens face directly at us as they did 150 years ago, the “haunted” lighthouse of Pensacola Bay and the home of US Navy aviation Naval Air Station Pensacola. We might also find hidden bunkers and anti-aircraft guns from WWII, the Blue Angels or other jets flying overhead or get a close look at any of our beautiful and remote beaches. Sunsets on our Sunset Tour is a fantastic way to end a day of sightseeing along the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

About the Dolphin Tour

Captain Bruce provides private dolphin tour charters to groups of six or fewer.  This is a one-of-a-kind adventure with a personalized experience for your group.  We do not operate like the other vessels that load up with dozens of people.  Everyone has a front row seat with Captain Bruce!

We depart from a small marina in Gulf Breeze, FL – just a few miles from the Pensacola Beach area and less crowded.  The dolphin tour is approximately four hours long.

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Things to Bring for your Pensacola Beach Dolphin Excursion

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Comfortable attire
  • Any snacks and/or non-alcoholic beverages
  • A camera for memorable photos

Schedule & Availability

Reservations for our Pensacola Beach Dolphin Tours are required.  We operate seven days a week – year round.

Earliest available reservation at 8 am and the latest reservation at 4 pm.


Rates can depend on how many individuals are in the group.  More information needed here – rates starting at $X.  Gratuity is appreciated.  At the time of booking, 50% of the amount is charged and the final amount charged the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 100% refund on your reservation if cancelled before seven days of your departure.  After this timeframe, guests forfeit 50% of the amount.  If Captain Bruce cancels the trip due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, guests will receive their full amount back.

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(850) 525-8808