Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

FALL SPECIAL - Cruise for as low as $12!

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.

Available Trips (Vary by season)
9:00am Early Bird Special! Online Exclusive! - This highly popular morning cruise has it all, from viewing nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin in a diverse marine ecosystem, to viewing prime waterfront homes and estates. To top it off we explore a real pirates hideout!

11:00am Lunch and Fins Cruise! (Lunch additional) - Enjoy 1.5 hours of dolphin fun cruising where the dolphin live and hangout. You'll see nature, homes and wildlife along the way. After, visit nearby restaurants for lunch specials and deals through our affiliate restaurants at our home port. Lunch Deals vary, from free meals for kids to 20% off, depending on which restaurant you choose.

1:00pm Super Summer Special! - 1 hour 30 minutes of cruising and sightseeing with lots of up close dolphin action!

3:00pm Pre-Sunset Combination Cruise! - This 2 hour combination nature tourism and dolphin sightseeing cruise is perfect for beating the crowds. Arrive back at the dock at the ideal time to dine without the wait. View nature, wildlife and lots of dolphins up close in a diverse marine ecosystem, to prime waterfront homes and estates. To top it off we'll explore a real hidden pirates hideout!

5:30-6:00pm (varies) Sunset and Dolphin cruise - 1.5 to 2 hours of relaxed cruising. Enjoy coastal bay scenery while watching nature and wildlife, plus we'll hang out with our dolphin friends for lots of close-up pictures. Our finale is a slow cruise watching the sunset over the island and back bays.

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

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's parking garage and the marina. Look for the Springhill Suites Hotel, and check-in at the ticket booth just under the overpass.

● Life vests

● Gratuities (optional)
● Snacks and drinks

● 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.
● Infants are required to wear life vests while on the boat. We have vests available for them on the boat.
● Smoking is prohibited, including vapes, cigars, and pipes.
● 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.
● The tour boat has a maximum capacity of 100 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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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • ashley merriweather USA Sep 18 2017 02:08pm

    Had a Blast

    Had a blast on the boat. The staff was nice and I loved seeing the dolphins. I would recommend this everyone who comes to visit.

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  • Steve USA Sep 7 2017 09:59am

    Great trip.

    We took the evening dolphin tour and we loved it. We got to see several dolphins as promised and the staff was very friendly. Wonderful tour. We would definitely recommend this tour.

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  • Flavio Santos USA Sep 6 2017 04:09am

    Sunset cruise

    The boat left on time. The staff was friendly. And we got to see several dolphins. The water was too dark to see anything through the glass bottom.

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  • jami farr USA Aug 28 2017 11:13am

    Awesome dolphin tour and super simple booking!

    We had an amazing time on our dolphin tour. The booking was super simple over the phone. The guides were so involved with us. They let our little boy drive the boat on the way back and one of the guides took a family picture for us. She also came around with binoculars for us the use while cruising.

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  • Shelly Smith USA Aug 26 2017 09:49am

    Sunset cruise

    It was a very nice cruise. We did see some dolphins. The staff was friendly. The sunset was beautiful and very much worth taking the cruise.

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  • Brandi USA Aug 22 2017 07:19am


    Everything was great! I did the 6pm tour and with the sunset it was beautiful!

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  • Magen USA Aug 21 2017 10:25am

    Weather should have cancelled for a refund.

    The captain of the ship steered us into a storm system rather than away. Therefore, we saw no dolphins and the 2 hour tour was only 45 minutes. Refunding half our money would have been decent and changed my review. IF they would have cancelled the trip prior to departure time, we were gauranteed a full refund. Instead we set out on an excursion in terrible weather conditions. It had been raining for hours with thunder and lightning. The tour should have been cancelled but then they would have had to refund ALL of our money.

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  • Evelyn Kientz USA Aug 19 2017 01:44pm

    Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise

    The crew was very entertaining and thoughtful. We saw about 10 dolphins and the sunset was beautiful

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  • Debbie USA Aug 17 2017 07:30am

    Great excursion.

    Knowledgable captain and helpful crew. We saw a lot of dolphins. Was fun for all in our party.

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  • steven USA Aug 13 2017 01:29pm


    Great way to see dolphins

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