AL, Gulf Shores... > Dolphin Cruises & Tours
03/21/2019 ~ 03/27/2019

Dolphin & Nature Tour On the Explorer Orange Beach

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
  • 2-hour dolphin tour
  • The boat is covered for plenty of shade
  • Friendly and experienced captain and crew
  • Great for families and young children

Duration: 2 hours

What's Included
  • Life vests
What to bring
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • 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 the dolphin cruise. if not, the trip will be rescheduled or the customer will be refunded.
  • Trips seat a maximum of 40 people.
Additional information
  • Soft drinks, snacks, and water available can be purchased for $1 each.
  • Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails are available for purchase onboard.
  • 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 in 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.
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 canceling 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.
Please inform us how many children you have that are under 8 to ensure that we have enough children life vests available and please note how many of these will be 3 and under.

4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Dolphin & Nature Tour On the Explorer Orange Beach

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about 3 months ago
It was a blast! The whole family had fun and even tho we got to see a minimal amount of the dolphins (because of the weather) . We still had a great time! The captain kept things interesting and we even got to feed the bay-gulls! Great boat and the crew were the best!!
Edgar R
Best choice!
about 4 months ago
This was an awesome experience! Captain Will was great! We saw lots of dolphins and very close up! Even following the boat! Would highly recommend this tour and experience!!
Jennifer Q
Wonderful Family Experience!
about 9 months ago
Super fun and interactive tour! Great family oriented trip.
We saw lots of dolphins
about 9 months ago
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.
Robert C
about 1 month ago
Linda B
Last minute trip
about 10 months ago
Very friendly crew very knowledgable!! Very worth it.
Very relaxing!
about 11 months ago
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 screaming kids. There were a few children on the boat and those kids seemed to have a blast! Deckhand Karen graciously offered free sunscreen to those that needed it, took pics of the kids driving the boat with Capt Charlie and even applied temp tattoos to everyone that wanted one (including adults!)! We did get to see a momma dolphin and her baby and they swam alongside us for quite awhile. We also got to see some eagles nests and learn a little about the ecology of the area. It was a good laid back kind of trip. 5 stars!
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about 11 months ago
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!!