Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

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ONLINE SPECIALS: Too many specials to list!! Rates starting from $12/adult (select cruises, Reg. $22. See listing for details and all specials.)

The Sunny Lady runs Dolphin Cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing 1.5-2 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 1.5-2 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
→ 1.5-2 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

2016 Summer Cruise Specials, May - July:

9:00 am cruise - Donuts with Dolphins is BACK!!
Enjoy complimentary donuts with our combination Eco wilderness and dolphin sightseeing cruise. This highly popular morning cruise has it all from viewing up close nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin in a diverse marine ecosystem to viewing prime waterfront homes and estates then to top it off we will explore a real hidden pirates hideout.
$18.00 adults - $15:00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free.

11:00 am - Lunch and Fins Cruise!
Enjoy a hour and a half of dolphin fun cruising where we go where the dolphins live and hangout viewing nature, homes and wildlife along the way. Then, when you get back to land, we have lunch specials and deals through our affiliate home port restaurants when you book this tour. Lunch Deals vary from kids eat free to up to 20% off your meal depending on which restaurant you choose.
$15.00 adults - $12.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

1:00 pm - Dolphins on a budget! - Super Summer Special!
1 hour 30 minutes of cruising and sightseeing with lots of up close dolphin action!
$12.00 adults - $10.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

3:00 pm - Pre-Sunset combination Cruise!
Stay ahead of the crowds! This 2 hour combination Eco wilderness and dolphin sightseeing cruise is perfect for those who want to beat the crowds. We arrive back at the dock at the perfect time to eat out without the wait. Plus this highly popular cruise has it all! Viewing nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin up close in a diverse marine ecosystem to prime waterfront homes and estates then to top it off we will explore a real hidden pirates hideout of times past.
$20.00 adults - $15.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free.

6:00 pm - Most Popular Sunset and Dolphin cruise!
1.5 to 2 hours of relaxed cruising enjoying all the coastal bay scenery watching nature and wildlife plus hanging out with our dolphin friends for lots of close up pictures then we top it off with a slow cruise enjoying the sun setting over the water.
$22.00 adults - $18.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

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.

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: 1.5-2 Hrs.

Public parking is available at 4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach AL. Parking is free at the Wharf parking garage and the marina. Check in at the ticket booth just under the overpass.

● 1.5-2 hour tour

● Gratuities (optional)

● Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
● The boat requires a minimum of 20 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 (Push not powered). 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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  • Randy Beneux ozark, Arkansas, USA May 25 2016 06:32pm

    Dolphin Cruise

    Awsome experience on the Dolphin Cruise saw lots of dolphins one of the highlights of our vacation!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Darrel Robertson Buchanan, Tennessee, USA May 15 2016 12:34pm

    Best trip ever

    Had a great time seen a lot

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  • Tamara Dawson Springs, Kentucky, USA May 15 2016 09:43am

    Dolphins galore

    The captain and staff were friendly. He certainly knew where the dolphins would be. It was fun watching them move with the boat. :) The only reasons this trip doesn't get a 5 is the music soundtrack, which kept looking Africa Unite (good song once or twice, but not 10 times in one trip) and I wanted to be a little closer to the dolphins. Here's some advice, put your cameras away and just enjoy the moment.

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  • Kristen Overland Park, Kansas, USA May 7 2016 12:19pm

    Wharf Dolphin Cruise

    Our dolphin cruise was fun and relaxing; the Wharf is a nice upscale shopping center.

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  • Ashley Spears jasper, Alabama, USA Apr 27 2016 11:48am

    Great value

    Great value! Enjoyed the cruise and the crew.

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  • James Mandeville, Louisiana, USA Apr 17 2016 02:32pm

    Sunset trip

    Two adults and 2 teens on Saturday evening trip, left on time, good music and narration by Captain. He got on the dolphins just as promised. The glass bottom is a bit of a stretch as its almost all covered by Green slime. Overall great trip, would recommend.

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  • Deborah Chunchula, Alabama, USA Apr 14 2016 07:10pm


    Had a great time on my 50 th Birthday. Thanks

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  • Diana Jansen Brittany Cove, Missouri, USA Apr 1 2016 08:09am


    Awesome!! Perfect location - clean - plenty of space. My family loved it & will do it again!!!

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  • J. Ann Backhurst Moss Point, Mississippi, USA Mar 29 2016 03:08pm

    Great experience

    There were several dolphin cruises we could have taken. My daughter chose this one and we were delighted. I only wish the walk from check in to the boat could have been shorter as I have trouble walking distances. Overall though a great experience.

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  • Sally Palatine, IL Mar 29 2016 12:42pm

    Captain's encouragement and comments made it fun

    We enjoyed the experience and found everyone on the boat was friendly and rooting for sightings as a team. The captain encouraged us to cheer on the dolphins when we saw them and his comments kept our spirits and hopes high between sightings. The boat ride was nice and we got some great sunset pictures too.

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