Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

ONLINE ONLY: Save $5 on adult and children tickets!! (Reg $20 & $15)

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. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

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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  • Wayne Fillingim Bay Minette, Alabama, USA Apr 18 2015 10:19am


    Five members of my family went on the cruise on a Saturday afternoon. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Friendly staff, clean boat, and we saw lots of Dolphins. Highly recommend to anyone interested in a pleasant, interesting experience.

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  • Jennifer Acworth, Georgia, USA Apr 16 2015 10:18am


    We had a great time on our cruise. The staff was excellent. We saw several dolphins, including two calves.

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  • Della St charles, Illinois, USA Apr 15 2015 05:58pm

    Dolphin Cruise

    The crew was friendly. I have seen more dolphins on other boat tours. Booking through tripschock had a few things I didn't like was if you book your cruise the day before you can not cancel without losing your money. I made that mistake. As far as dolphin sightings you see more when they use dual boats.

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  • Melvin Paragould, Arkansas, USA Apr 15 2015 01:21pm

    great trip truly enjoyed

    great trip truly enjoyed

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  • Geoffrey Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA Apr 14 2015 01:20pm

    Great experience

    I went on this cruise with my wife and two children (8 and 9) and we all had a great time. The captain and crew were very friendly and helpful. We were able to see dolphins for the majority of the 1.5 hour trip. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

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  • Thomas Loxley, Alabama, USA Apr 14 2015 10:42am

    Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise

    We had a blast on the Sunny Lady! The captain made it so much fun! We had plenty of room and the dolphins were quite entertaining! Our 8 and 13 year old boys loved it!

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  • Deborah West Milton, Ohio, USA Apr 13 2015 08:40pm

    Good buy

    Excellent buy. Nice cruise. Loved seeing the Dolphins! Captain and crew very nice and hospitable. The only downside was that I found out I did not have my video on when the Dolphins were jumping out of the water. They put on quite a show and I missed it all :(. I will definitely be going back when I am in the area so I can get my video.

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  • Jamie England Moulton, Alabama, USA Apr 10 2015 01:10pm

    Fantastic dolphin cruise!

    We thoroughly enjoyed the dolphin cruise! Saw tons of dolphins. Boat was great!

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  • Patrick Orange Beach, AL Apr 9 2015 10:30am

    The best dolphin cruise experience we've ever had!

    From the boat to the crew everything was perfect! We saw many dolphins playing and mom's with babies. The crew invited everyone up to take a picture "driving" the boat, and then came down to take a scenic picture of our group. A very pleasant, enjoyable afternoon aboard the "sunny Lady".

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  • Donald Holland MI USA Apr 8 2015 10:27am

    Enjoyable afternoon cruise

    We opted to go with a 2:30 pm cruise to see dolphins. We arrived the specified 1/2 hour early and were directed to an area to relax and wait for the rest of the passengers. We were communicated safety information and then boarded. It was a surprisingly non busy time of day and there were only about 14 passengers, which made for a very pleasant ride. The crew were courteous and offered snacks. My son opted for popcorn, which they popped and brought to him and then disposed of when he was done. They drove around to 4 different areas and we saw dolphins at each area, although they were difficult to photograph as they jump quite quickly. A crew member offered to do family photos for the passengers using their cameras, which we took advantage of. After the boat ride we visited The Wharf area... read more

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