Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

ONLINE SPECIAL - Cruises from $12 thru Aug 31st!

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! Tripshock 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 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 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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  • Tracie Mincks USA Jul 23 2017 11:19am

    Don't waste your money

    It was an ok boat ride at best, barely saw a couple fins, company advertises glass bottom boat, the water is brown and you can't even see anything. Boat was packed barely had a place to sit.

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  • Mary USA Jul 21 2017 01:12pm

    Fun boat ride

    We took the sunset dolphin cruise with a large family group. We saw lots of dolphins & had a nice ride through the intercostal waters.

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  • Andrew Pickens USA Jul 15 2017 07:34am

    Dolphin cruise

    Seen lots of dolphins, the staff was super friendly and gave out dolphin stamps for the little ones hands, and took group pictures of us with our phones, highly recommend

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  • Kyle Roberson USA Jul 14 2017 01:09pm

    Forget the tip jar

    Awesome little trip, price point was fantastic. Saw a lot of dolphins and had a good time. Glass bottom of boat hasn't been cleaned since the first Bush was in office and the a/c in the cabin doesn't work either. But for what we paid we left happy and would go again.

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  • Deanna USA Jul 14 2017 11:13am

    Beach vacation

    We had a lovely time staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. Almost every staff member went out of their way to be extremely kind and helpful. Great room with balcony looking right out at the beach. Great experience.

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  • Patricia Throgmorton USA Jul 14 2017 08:15am

    Dolphin cruise

    Enjoyed, plenty of room, lots of dolphins

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  • Arnulfo Rios USA Jul 14 2017 07:34am


    A little underwhelming! Staff was great tho!! Only way you see dolphins is chasing local fisherman dragging nets!!!

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  • Alycia USA Jul 13 2017 10:58am

    Dolphin cruise

    The cruise was nice. The speakers were hard to hear when the captain was speaking. A single staff member was very friendly and suggested additional things for us to do while in the area. We did see dolphins so that was nice.

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  • Bernadette Hafner orange beach alabama Jul 12 2017 02:25pm

    poor- music skipped the whole time and saw about 4 dolphins

    deck hands didn't move around the boat seeking to assist anyone, yet we were asked to tip them at the end of the trip; the music skipped the whole time. the captain told stories to those on the top deck but for those on the bottom we couldn't hear anything he said. not a good experience compared to other dolphin cruises I have taken

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  • Management Response, Jul 13 2017 05:50pm

    Thanks for letting us know about your trip! We've got maintenance being done on the boat tomorrow, so we'll check it out and get it fixed or replaced. Hope you still had a nice, relaxing trip. Mgmt

  • Christine USA Jul 12 2017 12:54pm

    Not worth it

    We went on the sunset cruise. It was a nice ride but not worth the money. We only saw two dolphins jump two different times. That's it. The cheaper cruise would have sufficed.

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