Gulf Shores is one of our favorite places on Earth. Scenic, tranquil, and filled with things to see and do that you won’t find anywhere else, sometimes we even pinch ourselves just to make sure we aren’t dreaming—it’s that wonderful here!
If you’re visiting our fair town for the first time, it’s always a good idea to let someone knowledgeable show you around, just to get the lay of the land or sea, and the best way to do that is by taking cruises in Gulf Shores AL! You sit back, relax, and enjoy the show while someone else does all the work, and once you’ve got an idea of what to do and where to go, you can take the reins once more. Here’s a list of some fun and exciting Gulf Shores cruises to take part in while vacationing in the Gulf Shores region.
The Sunny Lady Dolphin & Sunset Tours at the Wharf
Let’s face it, dolphins are the sweetest and funniest creatures of the sea and we don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy watching their antics as they frolic happily in the Gulf waters. The dolphin cruises offered by the Sunny Lady take about an hour and a half to complete and offer the opportunity to view the natural landscape of the back bays of Orange Beach. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase, but each guest is permitted to bring their own six pack coolers as well. Check out www.dolphincruiseorangebeach.com for more details and information!
Sail Wild Hearts
Sunsets are always that much more beautiful over the water, and Alabama sunsets are the most beautiful of all, especially when viewed from aboard a romantic sailboat cruise. Lasting approximately two hours, sailing the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico will reignite the coldest sparks. Snacks and soft beverages are included, but you can bring a small cooler of your favorite treats as well. If you’re visiting during the Christmas season, they also offer a chance to sail with Santa—your kids will love it! For more information, check out their website at www.sailwildhearts.com.
Gulf Shores Dinner Cruises
Offering dolphin, dinner, and pirate cruises, this is one cruise company you may not want to miss out on! The pirate cruises are always a hit with the kids, featuring face painting, pirate songs, pirate lingo, and a search for pirate treasure on an all wood boat designed to look like the Pinta! The Gulf Shores dinner cruises take place on Perdido Bay at sunset and offer tasty, all you can eat buffets and free soft drinks—a perfect adventure for all members of your family! Check out more information at www.alabamacruises.com.
For those that want to be captain for a day, here are two great options for renting your very own boat to go exploring in:
Gulf Shores Marina
Gulf Shores Marina is one of the best full-service marinas you will find in Gulf Shores. Located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, this marina offers everything. Not only do they offer boat rentals for your very own pirating or fishing excursions, they also have an indoor dry storage facility, 70 wet slips, dockside fuel, an excellent charter fleet, a Tacky Jacks 2 Restaurant, and even a dock/grocery store. So if you’re looking to walk away with lots of loot, Gulf Shores Marina is a must-see!
The Wharf Marina
If it’s true treasure you are scavenging for, then The Wharf is the place for you! It is centrally located on the Northern Gulf Coast and easily accessed by any means of transportation, including boats! While it does offer some of the best slip rentals around, be it on a long-term or transient basis, it also offers a ton of other amazing amenities that make it the place to be. Complete with a floating dock system, dockside fuel, wireless internet and cable TV, bars and restaurants, a plethora of shopping and dining locations, a convenience store and deli, and tons of shows and live entertainment, The Wharf is truly a Gulf Coast gem, and a one-stop-shop for everything you could possibly need or want on your next Gulf Shores vacation!
Book Your Luxurious Harris Properties Vacation Home Today
Discover the seafaring side of life in Alabama while you stay in in one of our beautiful vacation rentals! Equipped with the best amenities and services, we can assure you will have an unforgettable experience, especially in Spring and Summer, the best cruise times. Book now!