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Reviews of Gulf Island Charters

Great Captain and a nice boat!!
It was a really nice experience!
Mary M.
about 10 months ago
Amazing experience
Our family (two kids and two adults) took the sunset cruise. Our Guide was fabulous! We saw dolphins right away and throughout the entire trip.
Andrea M.
about 1 year ago
Dolphins Galore
Captain Donald was amazing! We saw and kept up with a group of dolphins and then had the most beautiful sunset boat ride! Captain Donald is so nice and easy going! We’ve never seen dolphins up that close! Definitely a don’t miss experience!
Josh E.
about 9 months ago
Exceeded Expectations!
My family and I took a trip to gulf Shores 4/2022 and wanted to do a sunset dolphin cruise. Unfortunately the two days prior to the trip were stormy. We met the captain on the dock who told us the wind was up a bit. He had informed us of the choppy water and gave options to either cancel the trip or to move around to the other side of the island. We chose option 2 and truly enjoyed the trip. Luckily, we ended up seeing dozens of dolphins. The private setting was much more appropriate for our kids (3,7,10,13) and we were glad that we were not packed in like sardines like we saw on some of the other boats. He found two boats side by side (dozens of people on each of those boats) and we got to watch the dolphins trail in their wake. We toured the coast and he informed us of some of the native life as well as info about the homes, hurricanes, etc. Near the end of the trip, we found yet another group of dolphins. These were a group of 4 that surrounded our boat. We did get a little wet due to the choppy water but I don’t think I would change anything. Perfect atmosphere, perfect captain, perfect boat size. My wife and kids were ecstatic with so many dolphin sightings on this tour.
Jonathan W.
about 1 year ago
The boat was super clean but seating was uncomfortable. The title of cruise was sunset and dolphin and we did see several dolphins but there was NO emphasis on the sunset part. I was hoping to go to a spot with pretty background and actually watch the sunset. He tried to tell us some cool things about the houses and history but we couldn’t hear him. He could have used some more personality to make the experience really good.
Samantha D.
about 2 years ago
Great ride!
The captain was very friendly and laid back. He told us alot about what we were seeing and showed us some nice things. We see dolphins the first 5 mins into the trip and when we were finished he even offered to take a family photo for us! Excellent experience for our family!
Ashley W.
about 2 years ago
Amazing sunset
We had a great time on this private sunset dolphin cruise. Captain Donald took the time to take us out to see some dolphins and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the ride back. Great way to show our friends from out of town what beautiful scenery the gulf has to offer.
Crystal C.
about 2 years ago
Sunset Cruise
I searched several companies offering dolphin cruises and there were common complaints; not enough seating, hot in the sun, crowds of boats around dolphins, etc. Two of our passengers had never been on a boat in ocean waters so I worried about several what if’s as well. The decision for a private cruise was the absolute best. Our family had seats and the sunset time was a perfect ending to the day. Our Captain responded to emails promptly and was courteous to passengers and sea-life. Our father is booking the same cruise with his siblings in September. Book a private cruise, you won’t regret it.
Heather G.
about 2 years ago
Private Sunset & Dolphins Cruise
An Experience my daughter and her boyfriend and I will never forget. It was an amazing 2 hours of beauty and being educated on the rich celebrities that have homes on the Gulf of Mexico. A must do if you Visit Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Michael W.
about 2 years ago
Sunset dolphin cruise
Captain Don was friendly and we saw a few dolphins. He showed us some houses along the shore where some pro athletes lived and and a few famous people's too. A pair of the bigger dolphin tour boats we saw go past us had the dolphin
Calvin E.
about 7 months ago
Wonderful experience
The captain of our boat was very friendly and informative. He was interested in making sure the boat ride was what we wanted not just a cookie cutter experience.
Charlene S.
about 8 months ago
Gulf Island Charters
The experience was great. Captain Don was nice and made sure we saw dolphins before getting us in line to see the sunset on our way back. It was perfect
Daniel L.
about 2 years ago
This is the tour you want to go on!!
This was such a wonderful experience for my family. The captain was professional, friendly and knowledgeable! He knew exactly where to go to see dolphins, was able to keep us by them and provided a beautiful sunset cruise. You will enjoy using this captain and his boat!!!
Jeffrey S.
about 8 months ago
Sunset Dolphin Boat Ride
Awesome captain! We saw lots of dolphins, cruised the bay and watched the most beautiful sunset! Cherished memories!!
Nicole M.
about 12 months ago
Dolphin cruise
We saw quite a few dolphins and the boat ride was awesome.
Carla S.
about 2 years ago
Wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time during our sunset dolphin tour. The captain was very nice and made sure to get the best views of all the dolphins. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fun boat ride just as much as seeing the dolphins. We look forward to making this a yearly tradition.
Emily W.
about 2 years ago
Great time
Had a wonderful time. Very knowledgeable and kind
Jessica L.
about 2 months ago
Dolphin Cruise
Wonderful time! Captain Don was great and really made the experience special!
Alan E.
about 2 years ago
Book it!
Captain Donald was fantastic. We were on the fence due to some rain and he was flexible and honest regarding our hesitation. We decided to go for it and immediately spotted dolphins. Then he took us on an awesome and fun boat ride. It was well worth the money, and an easy drive from our condo at Gulf Shores. Easy parking as well. I would definitely recommend this charter company and the private sunset dolphin ride.
Jill G.
about 2 years ago
Had a great time, saw plenty of Dolphins and enjoyed riding around at sunset.
Brian M.
about 2 months ago
We saw the dolphins a majority of the time. The tour guide was very friendly and professional. We will definitely be back.
Brianne C.
about 2 months ago
Dolphin and Sunset Cruise
We had a great time with Donald, he took up time in spots for dolphins and sat in a great spot for the sunset. We took 2 children ages 10 and 12, we all 4 had a great time.
Susan K.
about 8 months ago
Highly recommend!
This cruise was such a treat! The sight seeing was wonderful against the sunset and we saw dolphins. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Orange Beach!
Gretchen R.
about 1 year ago
Would recommend caption Don and his boat to anyone. He was super friendly and personable. Found lots of dolphins and saw things other companies wouldnt show you, because he listened to what we like.
Bobby H.
about 2 years ago


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