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Adventure on the Water
Sign your dad up for something new, like parasailing lessons or scuba diving lessons. Imagine the fun he’ll have while sailing high up over the bright blue water along the coastline, seeing the coast from a whole new perspective. (And lucky for you, those parasails can hold up to three people, so he’s going to need company.) The public beaches along the Gulf coast offer a wide variety of interesting dives, for scuba divers of all experience levels, and many are accessible with just a short swim from the beach. Your Dad will never forget the thrill of diving the Whiskey Wreck or sailing along high above the beach.
Give your Dad a wild ride up in the sky – in a gyroplane or helicopter. Beach Flight Aviation can get your Dad set up in a gyroplane. It’s like riding in a helicopter without sides. You’ve got a windscreen but that’s about all, it’s pretty much just you and the clouds around you. And Lost Bay Helicopters can set you and your Dad up with helicopter beach tours, helicopter flight training or skydiving lessons. He can buzz through the clouds above the Gulf enjoying amazing aerial views of the area. Definitely a step above the usual Father’s Day mugs.
Throttle back the adventure a bit and rent jet skis for the day. Zip up and down the beach, riding through the waves. Of course the two of you can just head to LuLu’s or The Hangout for cool adult beverages, live music and fresh seafood and beach views. Not a bad way to spend Father’s Day, especially with the amazing view.
Let WildNative Tours guide you and your Dad as you kayak through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Bon Secour Bay and more. You’ll see hawks, great blue herons, egrets, and kingfishers, as well as migratory birds as you glide along. And of course, there are dolphins! Imagine kayaking alongside as they frolic in the waves beside you. This is your opportunity to see the local Bottlenose Dolphins up close, as well as turtles, alligators sunning themselves on the bank, and maybe a shark or two. They offer boat tours too so you can let someone else do the work for a relaxing Father’s Day in Gulf Shores.
Fishing His Way
Does your Dad love to fish? He’ll be in heaven here in Gulf Shores. The fishing is great year round and you can fish from almost anywhere. Head to Gulf Shores State Park and fish from the pier for pompano, redfish, and flounder. Or just drop a crab trap, sip a beer and wait for lunch. Rent a boat or a boat and a guide for inshore fishing or a deep water fishing adventure you’ll both remember for a long time. Rent one of our beach-front vacation homes, and fishing in the surf is just steps away. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Take Him Out to Dinner or Something This Father’s Day in Gulf Shores
Dine-in, or order take-out from one of the local seafood restaurants like LuLu’s, Tacky Jack’s, Doc’s Seafood & Steaks, or the Original Oyster House. Order enough for lunch the next day, and reheat it in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen.
If your Dad is a serious oyster lover, then you’ve got to take him to The Royal Oyster. Besides the full service oyster bar, they offer seafood, steak and pork and they have an amazing cocktail list. If you are craving oysters – in any form – this is the place!
Haven’t been to the Flora-Bama? It’s time. You can’t make a trip to Gulf Shores without at least one visit to this world famous honky-tonk. This down-home waterfront bar & grill offers oysters, bar food and live music every day. This place has it all, and it’s just a short drive from Gulf Shores.
Of course, if your Dad is more of a beer pub kinda guy, then head on over to Big Beach Brewing Company. This casual coastal microbrewery has an open-air taproom and plenty of comfy seating to help you enjoy your brew. While there are no kitchens at Big Beach, you can bring your own snacks, or even order take-out from a local restaurant delivered right to your table. They offer a wide variety of in-house brews and a few wines too.
Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores
Our vacation rentals are scattered throughout the Gulf Shores area, so there is sure to be a rental close to what your Dad loves. Whether it’s the beach, the beer pub, whatever, we can help you find a rental that’s just right this Gulf Shores Father’s Day. Give us a call today to get started.