You can’t leave Gulf Shores without going on a dolphin sightseeing tour! While you may be able to enjoy watching dolphins frolicking in the ocean while walking along the beach, why not take a Sunny Lady dolphin cruise and see them up close? Your kids will have a great time, and so will you!
Back Bay Touring
If you want your dolphin sightseeing adventure to be super comfortable, book your tour on The Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise at the Wharf. The Sunny Lady has several spacious decks perfect for dolphin watching and there is plenty of comfy seating throughout. And there are restrooms located on the main deck for your convenience, along with a snack bar where you can purchase light snacks and beverages.
As the boat coasts through the waters of the scenic back bays of Orange Beach, you’ll not only see plenty of frolicking dolphins, but also a wide variety of migrating birds, raptors and shorebirds (eagles, hawks and egrets just to name a few). And you may spot a few white tail deer grazing along the coastline or alligators sunbathing on shore. Of course, you could see other local wildlife too; be on the lookout for turtles, rays, sharks and snakes while you cruise.
Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise Tour Basics
Book your Sunny Lady dolphin cruise on the Dolphin Tour website, or give them a call at 1-251-589-7117. Tours depart twice daily from The Warf, (4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D118, in Orange Beach), with exact departure times varying seasonally. You can book the afternoon tour or the evening sunset tour. Check their website for up-to-date information. Tour prices are $22/adults, $18/children (ages 4-12), and kids 3 and younger are free. Bring sunscreen, cash (for snacks and for tipping the ‘maties’), and your camera.
You’ll cruise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours in the back bays and along the coastline of Orange Beach and Pleasure Island, enjoying the beautiful Gulf Coast scenery and wildlife. You can also rent the boat for private, special occasions – imagine surprising your family with dolphin tour as a special holiday or vacation treat! Or, book the boat for that special bachelor/bachelorette party or family reunion.
The Fun Doesn’t Have to Stop
And after the cruise, everyone can enjoy a ride on the Ferris wheel at the Wharf. The Wharf has plenty of activities for the entire family: arcades, mini-golf, movie theaters