Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

ONLINE ONLY: Save $5 on adult and children tickets!! (Reg $20 & $15)

The Sunny Lady runs Dolphin Cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour cruise watching dolphins play in their natural habitat. These boats feature a snack bar, restrooms and an air conditioned and heated cabin.

The Dolphin Cruises are 1.5 hour narrated cruises through the scenic coast of back bays of Orange Beach. See Dolphins in their natural habitat and enjoy the scenic Gulf shoreline. Enjoy an afternoon or sunset cruise depending on the season. Concession stand on board for light snacks and beverages.

Activity Highlights
→ 1.5 hour narrated cruise.
→ See dolphins and other marine wildlife.
→ Great for families with young children or infants.
→ Air conditioned cabin & bathrooms
→ Top deck observation area

Booking Details:

Once the tickets are booked online, please go directly to the boat at 4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach AL with a photo ID for verification. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time. It is not necessary to call to confirm this trip in advance, if times or trips change we will contact you prior to your trip going out. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

Departure Details
Dolphin tours depart daily throughout the year other than Christmas day. Cruise times will vary during the year so please click the "Book now" button above for current departure times.

Duration: 1.5 Hrs.

Public parking is available at 4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach AL. The boat is located next to the Wharf Amphitheater. Parking is free at the Wharf parking garage and the marina.

● 1.5 hour tour

● Gratuities (optional)

● Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
● The boat requires a minimum of 10 paying passengers to depart. If this is not met, a customer service rep will call to reschedule or cancel.
● Large parties over 15 are asked to make reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● Glass bottles are not allowed on the boat.

Additional Information
● Customers are asked to bring a camera, suntan lotion, sun glasses and a small cooler for food and beverages.
● Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the boat, but glass is prohibited.
● 98% success rate for finding dolphins on the cruise. In other words, it is rare to not see dolphins on this tour.
● The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please call ahead to let the crew know so the ramp can be set up.
● The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 130 passengers.
● Children under 4 are FREE, but need to be accounted for during booking.
● The boat will cruise in the scenic coast of the back bays of Orange Beach.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date 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 weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date 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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  • Mark Roy West Plains, Missouri, USA Mar 19 2015 09:54am

    Weather prohibited us from going on our cruise, but plan to in the future!!

    We were not able to do this cruise due to weather. However, we are excited to plan our next trip and include this cruise! We have heard great things about it!

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  • Jennifer Harvey Allons, Tennessee, USA Mar 13 2015 09:05am

    Great Boat ride

    We loved it.Thank you for a great trip .We saw Dolphins and had a great time on the boat.

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  • Susan Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA Mar 5 2015 09:11am


    We booked this for our grandkids who came to visit us while we were vacationing in Gulf Shores. The day was cold and windy. The boat was heated, so if you wanted to stay warm you could. We did see dolphins which was why we booked the cruise. My only complaint would be that they advertise a glass bottom boat for viewing under water activities. Before we leave they state that we weren't in the Caribbean so don't expect to see anything. Maybe they should clean the crude of the glass.

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  • roye langford tupelo, Mississippi, USA Oct 23 2014 08:58am

    It exceeded my expectations. It was a beautiful day and perfect time of the year. The dolphin and many bird sightings were excellent. Made some beautiful memories.

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  • Management Response, Oct 31 2014 09:41am

    Thank you so much for booking your cruise through Tripshock! We hope you will come back and see us again next year!

  • Colleen Cumming, Georgia, USA Oct 4 2014 01:18pm

    Dolphin watching

    Pruchased tickets on line for the Dolphin watching out of Orange Beach Fl. This was a very quick and easy to use purchase. Thanks

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  • Management Response, Oct 31 2014 10:25am

    Thank you Colleen for booking us through Tripshock! They make it fast and simple and you don't even have to print anything! We are so glad you came with us!

  • TESA WILLIAMS forest, Mississippi, USA Oct 2 2014 08:38am

    was really romantic and calming.. saw a few dolphins, was greeted by courteous staff and really enjoyed the sail.. would recommend to anyone

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  • Lee Reamer Milton, Florida, USA Aug 8 2014 07:46am

    Dolphin Cruise

    Very enjoyable trip. Saw lots of dolphins. The crew were very nice. Would do it again

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  • Jason Welborn Mathews, Louisiana, USA Aug 7 2014 10:17pm

    Wonderful experience!

    Awesome captain and boat crew! We definitely saw dolphins! I would highly recommend this dolphin cruise!

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  • Wanda Nichols Pensacola, Florida, USA Aug 7 2014 05:15pm

    Great time. Was impressed with how many dolphins we saw. Crew was very helpful and friendly.

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  • Robin Dallas, Texas, USA Aug 4 2014 11:17am

    Great Staff and Ride

    Our Dolphin Tour was a wonderful experience. The staff was very upbeat and friendly. They let the kids put on the captains hat and "drive the boat". We didn't see as many Dolphins as I would have liked to, but I understand that is something they really cannot control. From reading other reviews, many other travelers saw lots of dolphins. We did see a few and one got fairly close to us. Overall a good trip and a nice tour with a fun crew.

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