Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

Book your Winter Specials now! All cruises just $15/adult and $13/child (Reg $22/$15)

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

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.

● 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.
● 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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  • Carin Worthington, Ohio, USA Oct 28 2016 07:37am


    We had a great time. The boat staff were very friendly and helpful and we got to see plenty of dolphins. My son enjoyed the Bob Marley music too.

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  • Kandy Jasper, Alabama, USA Oct 23 2016 08:16am

    Dolphin tour

    It was a good tour, saw lots of dolphins! Cheap and worth the time.

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  • Lindsay Dyer, Tennessee, USA Oct 16 2016 09:20am

    Dolphin Cruise

    The staff was excellent and friendly. We were a little disappointed in the amount of dolphins we got to see. It was nice though and couldn't beat the price.

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  • Katherine Haulter New Albany, Indiana, USA Oct 15 2016 11:47am

    Lots of dolphins

    This,was a great value. We wanted to give our daughters a way to see dolphins, asks we saw many! The boat was relaxing and not overcrowded. Overall a good experience.

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  • Lyndsay Cabot, Arkansas, USA Oct 1 2016 01:20pm

    Great time!

    Our family thoroughly enjoyed this dolphin cruise. It took a while for the dolphins to come out to play, but our guides were great about searching them out. We also got to see a beautiful sunset while out on the boat!

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  • kathy kreis beavercreek, Ohio, USA Sep 28 2016 10:36am

    Dolphin tour

    The boat ride was nice. The sunset beautiful. But the dolphin part was horrible. We saw a few fins only. The tour director kept saying "oh look at all these dolphins". But the reality was there were minimal dolphins. We saw more dolphins in front of our condo. I have been on other dolphin tours and there were dolphins swimming, jumping, and playing. Would not recommend.

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  • Valerie jonesboro, Arkansas, USA Sep 20 2016 06:14am

    Saw a lot of dolphins

    Very casual atmosphere but we saw a lot of dolphins and the captain was knowledgeable about it. Beautiful at sunset.

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  • Ashley Gerber Columbus, Mississippi, USA Sep 13 2016 05:30am

    Sit at the front of the boat!

    We sat at the back of the boat, so we couldn't hear anything the captain said. We did see several Dolphins though! And we got to feed the seagulls that followed the boat which my kids loved almost as much as the dolphins! The girls that helped on the boat were super sweet, they were the only workers we ever saw. The only negative was the was the most disgusting bathroom I have ever been in! I wouldn't have used it if I didn't absolutely have to! There was no soap, just hand sanitizer, but you couldn't use it because the pump was broken. And the smell...oh my goodness! All in all, I would recommend this cruise! Just don't use the bathroom!

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  • Bryan Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA Sep 6 2016 08:31am

    Great Trip

    Captain found us dolphins and other wildlife... and the two "Stewart's" walked around and made sure we were all good. Would do this again.

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  • Virginia Metzcar Greenville, Ohio, USA Aug 25 2016 08:48pm


    We selected this activity for the value. It was a reasonable priced family activity. The cruise was relaxing and we did see dolphin. Our grandsons really enjoyed it.

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