Dolphin & Nature Tour On the Explorer Orange Beach

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BOOK NOW: 2 hour nature and wildlife cruise for only $20!

Learn lots of interesting facts about the Bottlenose Dolphins who call the calm bay waters of Orange Beach their home. Explore the area for birds and other creatures indigenous to Coastal Alabama. And kids will have a blast when it's their turn to drive the boat!

Activity Highlights
→ See dolphins in their natural habitat
→ Boat is covered for plenty of shade
→ Friendly and experienced captain and crew
→ Great for families and young children

Booking Details:

The Cetacean Explorer operates dolphin cruises multiple times each day. Please check availability for up-to-date schedules.

Duration: 2 hours

Parking: Free parking is available across the street from Springhill Suites. Designated spots are on the east end of parking lot.

● Life vests

● Gratuities

● Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
● Service animals are not allowed on the boat. No exceptions.
● Smoking and vaping of any kind is prohibited.
● Trips must receive at least 12 participants to depart for dolphin cruise. if not, the trip will be rescheduled or the customer will be refunded

Additional Information
● We are located at The Wharf Marina in Orange Beach. Our dock is directly in front of Springhill Suites at the Wharf Marina's western edge, in booking booth A. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time for check in.
● Soft drinks, snacks and water available can be purchased for $1 each.
● Customer is allowed to bring food and drink on the boat, including adult beverages. Glass containers are prohibited.
● Most trips seat a maximum of 40 people.
● The boat has bathroom facilities on it.
● Please inform us how many children accompanying you under 8 years old to ensure that we have enough life vests available.
● This trip will not go into the Gulf of Mexico. This is a bay trip that includes plenty of dolphins!
● Dress comfortably with sensible shoes. During fall and winter, please bring a jacket as it can get chilly on the water, especially during our sunset cruises.
● Handicap services are available. For proper assistance, please call ahead when the reservation is booked.
● If we experience inclement weather, the trip will be rescheduled or refunded. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to allow for adequate time to check in and get to the boat.

Cancellation Policy 
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the weather is unfavorable for boating, the trip will be rescheduled for another time/day or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.

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  • Whitney USA about 3 months ago

    Wonderful Family Experience!

    Super fun and interactive tour! Great family oriented trip.

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  • Robert Conway USA about 4 months ago

    We saw lots of dolphins

    The tour was really fun. We saw lots of dolphins swimming around. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. My 14 year old enjoyed it and it seemed the younger kids on the boat enjoyed it too. I'd say it's fun for all ages.

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  • Jess USA about 4 months ago

    Last minute trip

    Very friendly crew very knowledgable!! Very worth it.

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  • Florida born and raised! about 5 months ago

    Very relaxing!

    Booked through trip for my coworkers with Mrs Lisa and she was just wonderful to talk to on the phone. She answered all my questions about parking and food and what kind of shad they have. We arrived just in time from a late lunch to board the boat and be offered a alcoholic beverage! Drinks ranged from $4-$6 depending on what everyone got. They also have bottled water and snacks on board! We sat under the shade and listened to Capt Charlie explain the rules and safety precautions while we sipped our drinks (and i finished my lunch I had brought in a to go box). The trip around the bay was really nice. Very smooth and not rough at all. We were free to get up and walk around the boat. The is a smaller boat which I really like because our group wasn't shoved in with 100 other people or... read more

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  • Management Response, about 5 months ago

    Thanks for the wonderful discription, Sarah. So glad you had a great time. Please come try our Sailing cruise next time.

  • Robin USA about 6 months ago

    Looking for a fun in Gulf Shores

    Wow, this was a highlight of our trip! We enjoyed the dolphin and nature tour and the crew was amazing- really tried to make our tour special. Thank you!!

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  • Management Response, about 5 months ago

    Thanks Robin. It's always good to hear that our cruise was the highlight of your vacation. so glad we helped make some great memories for you.

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