Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

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Closed for season, check back Spring 2016!

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.

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. Parking is free at the Wharf parking garage and the marina. Check in at the ticket booth just under the overpass east of the Ginny Lane Restaurant.

● 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 (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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  • Glenda Humphrey Payneville, Kentucky, USA Oct 13 2015 12:06pm

    Dolphin cruise

    Awesome experience!

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  • Marc Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Oct 7 2015 05:08pm

    Great excursion

    Great organized dolphin cruise with good staff. And saw plenty of dolphins. IT only lasts an hour or so doesn't get to far out and stays within the intercoastal.

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  • Elizabeth Madison, Alabama, USA Oct 1 2015 06:08pm

    Well organized well done trip.

    Good experience . Easy to make reservarions. Boat left on time . Informative guide and many dolphins seen. Nice family outing.

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  • Jeny Mobile, Alabama, USA Sep 27 2015 12:22pm

    Microphone was broken so leader struggled to inform

    It was fabulous weather . The microphone on the blink hindered the trip for me. The sunset was fabulous, but the dolphins were limited and by the time we figured out where they were, we were past them. Saw a few small dolphins

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  • jessica dressler Centerville, Tennessee, USA Sep 20 2015 12:21pm

    dolphin cruise

    My family and I really enjoyed it will go back again.

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  • Shari Kenmore, NY Sep 17 2015 10:05am

    Relaxing Sunset Cruise

    We had a great time on the Sunset Cruise .. it was a relaxing evening which is what we were looking for. A bonus was the many dolphins we saw along the way. Highly recommended activity :)

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  • Robin New orleans, Louisiana, USA Sep 14 2015 01:04pm


    Nice trip, but few dophin sightings

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  • James Birmingham, Alabama, USA Aug 31 2015 07:40pm

    Unexpected Private Cruise

    Very nice dolphin cruise. We were visiting the coast after peak season, and did not expect a crowd on this cruise. When we arrived for our 11 am cruise, we were informed that another group planned for that cruise had rescheduled for the afternoon. However, they took us on a cruise as planned-6 adults and one 4-yr old had the boat to ourselves. However, the crew of 2 treated us like a full boat, making efforts to find dolphins and other wildlife, pointing them out to us with the boat speaker system as normal. Enjoyed it very much.

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  • Harold Nashville, Tennessee, USA Aug 26 2015 11:05am


    The process was easy, confirmation clear and I got exactly what I paid for.

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  • paul branson, Missouri, USA Aug 20 2015 03:10pm

    Dolphin Cruise

    We so enjoyed the Dolphin and Sunset cruise. The crew were so profession and lots of fun. We got to see lots of dolphins playing at several stops and got some good pictures. The crew are so nice and we had a great time.

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