HomeGulf Shores ToursWildlife & Dolphin Tour by WildNative Tours

WildNative Tours has a wide selection of tours, leaving from several spots in the Gulf region of Alabama. Kayaking and boat tours, wild life and eco tours, harbor tours and cypress swamp tours – they have a tour that will fit your group. Their Wildlife & Dolphin Tour is based out of Gulf Shores and is one of their most popular.

Getting Close to It All

Kayaking in Gulf Shores allows you to get up close and personal with dolphins, turtles, snakes, egrets, pelicans, seagulls and other wildlife while gliding through the waters around Gulf Shores. Depending on the weather and currents, you will paddle through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Bon Secour Bay and River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and/or Oyster Bay. As you travel along, your experienced guide will describe the area’s history, ecology, flora and fauna.

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is one of the ten natural wonders of Alabama, and as you silently glide through its pristine habitats, you’ll understand why. On kayak, you’ll be able to travel parts of the refuge that are only accessible by kayak or canoe. The trip into the refuge is not only an eco-tourist’s dream, it also is a birder’s paradise. You’ll see hawks, great blue herons, egrets, and kingfishers, as well as migratory birds. This area is also the only habitat for the endangered Alabama beach mouse and is a nesting area for loggerhead and Kemp’s turtles.

And of course, there are dolphins! Imagine kayaking in Gulf Shores alongside these frolicking acrobats as they bounce along the waves beside you. This is your opportunity to not only see the local bottlenose dolphins up close, but depending on your route, you could see turtles, alligators sunning themselves on the bank, or possibly even a shark.

Start Your Adventure

The three-hour Wildlife & Dolphins Tour is offered year round, and times vary season to season. Your departure time will be provided with your booking confirmation. Tours are $65/adults and $52/children under 18. Visit the WildNative website to book your tour today. Private group tours are available, just give WildNative Tours a call at 1-251-271-4088 for more information or email them at [email protected] And, of course visit the WildNative Tours Facebook page for photos of tour groups having a great time –a preview of your own adventure!

Your dolphin and wildlife kayak adventure departs from Happy Harbor, 4159 County Road 6 in Gulf Shores, not far from Lulu’s! Stop off for some great food and music after your kayak adventure. And if you are in need of a place to stay, make sure to check out the wide selection of vacaation homes available from Harris Properties: contact us today to learn more!