Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

Specials for everyone all summer long! ● Cruise anytime Tue or Thurs and kids eat free at our Wharf partner restaurants ● Noon cruises Tue-Fri are $15/person ● "Donuts with Dolphins" cruise is back Tue-Fri, save $3 when you book online!

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. 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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  • Irene St. Charles, Missouri, USA Jul 1 2015 08:15am

    Great customer service!

    Unfortunately our Dolphin Cruise was cancelled by the company due to a mechanical issue that would not be resolved before the end of our vacation. Tripshock easily took care of the refund with just a quick online chat with a customer service representative. So easy and hassle free! We used Tripshock to book another activity and had a great time parasailing!

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  • Emily Fort Worth Texas Jun 24 2015 01:48pm

    Great Fun!

    This was the best dolphin excursion we have ever been on! We saw tons of dolphins within minutes, and they did some fun tricks for us! One of them jumped out of the water with it's full body out, and we saw several babies as well. The lady on board to help spot the dolphins was really nice too! She did face painting for the kids and they let them sit in the captain seat. Our kids range from 1 to 7 years old, and they all had a blast! Free donuts and coffee on our trip too which was nice!!

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  • Tyler Alabama Jun 23 2015 12:17pm

    Great! Highly recommend!!

    Great experience! Enjoyed every second of it! We saw a lot of Dolphins including some babies. The Glass Bottom on the boat needed to be cleaned. But overall, great experience!

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  • Chris Meridian, Mississippi, USA Jun 23 2015 10:13am

    GREAT Experience

    We had a great time on the dolphin cruise! We saw lots of dolphins and the crew was so friendly and helpful! We felt right at home on the boat. I would definitely recommend the Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruise to anyone looking for a little adventure and relaxation!

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  • Teresa Texas, USA Jun 22 2015 07:49pm


    Wonderful! Kids age 6 to 15 plus adults all had great time.

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  • Michael Baxter Wilmer, Alabama, USA Jun 19 2015 11:07am

    It's ok

    I will book a smaller boat next time. We had a class reunion take over boat and it was exceptionally loud.

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  • Alicia Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Jun 19 2015 08:32am

    dolphin cruise

    This was a great cruise! the boat was clean and the workers were freindly and always told us where the dolphins were. the price was even better! i loved that we could walk around and take pictures, one of the works even offered to take pictures for us. we would for sure go back!

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  • rhonda hailey houston, Mississippi, USA Jun 17 2015 11:22am

    execellent experience

    This trip exceeded our expectations! The girl on board, can't remember her name, was wonderful with our children. She was very excited to attend to any of our needs. She did face painting and was very good with the children. The captain was outstanding. I would definitely take this cruise again and recommend them to all our friends. Especially those with children

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  • Carol Washington, Missouri, USA Jun 15 2015 10:45am

    Beautiful cruise

    My husband and I enjoyed the sunset cruise. We only saw a few dolphins but seeing the sunset over the water was beautiful.

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  • Deborah Nocona, Texas, USA Jun 15 2015 10:37am

    Dolphin Cruise

    Great Dolphin Cruise! We saw many dolphins and had a wonderful time!

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