Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
ONLINE SPECIALS: Too many specials to list!! Rates starting from $12/adult (select cruises, Reg. $22. See listing for details and all specials.)

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

Construction Notice: Some areas near the marina will be closed off due to construction. We recommend parking in one of the garages off of Main St. within the Wharf entertainment complex. Please walk down to the marina and check-in at our yellow booth.

2016 Summer Cruise Specials, May - July:

9:00 am cruise - Donuts with Dolphins is BACK!!
Enjoy complimentary donuts with our combination Eco wilderness and dolphin sightseeing cruise. This highly popular morning cruise has it all from viewing up close nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin in a diverse marine ecosystem to viewing prime waterfront homes and estates then to top it off we will explore a real hidden pirates hideout.
$18.00 adults - $15:00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free.

11:00 am - Lunch and Fins Cruise!
Enjoy a hour and a half of dolphin fun cruising where we go where the dolphins live and hangout viewing nature, homes and wildlife along the way. Once back walk over to one of our homeport restaurants and take advantage of one of their lunch deals.
$15.00 adults - $12.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

1:00 pm - Dolphins on a budget! - Super Summer Special!
1 hour 30 minutes of cruising and sightseeing with lots of up close dolphin action!
$12.00 adults - $10.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

3:00 pm - Pre-Sunset combination Cruise!
Stay ahead of the crowds! This 2 hour combination Eco wilderness and dolphin sightseeing cruise is perfect for those who want to beat the crowds. We arrive back at the dock at the perfect time to eat out without the wait. Plus this highly popular cruise has it all! Viewing nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin up close in a diverse marine ecosystem to prime waterfront homes and estates then to top it off we will explore a real hidden pirates hideout of times past.
$20.00 adults - $15.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free.

6:00 pm - Most Popular Sunset and Dolphin cruise!
1.5 to 2 hours of relaxed cruising enjoying all the coastal bay scenery watching nature and wildlife plus hanging out with our dolphin friends for lots of close up pictures then we top it off with a slow cruise enjoying the sun setting over the water.
$22.00 adults - $15.00 children 4-12 - Age 3 and under free

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.

● 1.5-2 hour tour

● Gratuities (optional)

● 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.
Check Availability/Book online

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.

1-10 of 165
  • Leah Louisville, Kentucky, USA Jul 22 2016 07:39am

    Relaxing and fun!

    My friend and I really enjoyed the dolphin cruise! We got to see at least 10-15 dolphins during the cruise. The staff was super friendly and the captain made sure that if anyone saw a dolphin, he would stop the boat and let everyone take a look. Great for all ages. Allowed to bring snacks and drinks.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Michelle Snodgrass Carl Junction, Missouri, USA Jul 22 2016 06:18am


    One of the best times that I and the family have ever had! Everyone should experience the breakout!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Sallie Foley, Alabama, USA Jul 21 2016 09:39am

    Dolphin Cruise on Sunny Lady

    Took the early afternoon cruise. Friendly staff. We were told waters are murky so not much to see from glass bottom. When we went below to check it out, it appears the only thing keeping us from viewing the water below was filthy glass! We did see dolphins and they had an air conditioned cabin for comfort if you didn't want to spend your time looking for dolphins because you can't see the water from the cabin. We did enjoy the boat ride.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • joanne Mobile, Alabama, USA Jul 20 2016 10:41am

    Great ride, super fin!

    This was a fun night out with friends. The weather was perfect, boat ride great. We saw lots of dolphins! The staff was very very friendly and made sure we got lots of wonderful group photos!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Paula Miller Mobile, Alabama, USA Jul 19 2016 06:35am

    It was spectacular!!!

    Even though my husband and I are locals of the state my family was down visiting from Kentucky that weekend and none of us had ever been on this Dolphin Cruise before. We had a blast, loved the sights and scenic beauty of all the nature. I have to admit my family recently left back for Kentucky and we were so impressed I've already booked the Sunset Cruise for just my husband and I this weekend.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Joseph Red Bud, Illinois, USA Jul 18 2016 05:48pm


    The boat was great, the people were great but storms had been in all day and there was predictions of storms but they didn't cancel and we saw one or two dolphins briefly and spent the majority of the rest of the time huddled with everyone else inside of the cabins because of the major storm that we were in. They knew there had been storms and that more were predicted they didn't cancel and we get no partial refund for having to huddle in a cabin for 85% of the trip seeing nothing but other faces. Wont go back

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Jerry Schmidt Pensacola, Florida, USA Jul 16 2016 11:56am

    Great cruise!

    We enjoyed the dolphin cruise so much! Our grandkids from IL was so excited to see the dolphins and enjoyed the crew and boat ride as well. The crew made the whole experience so nice. Thank you, once again for helping us make memories!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Bharathkumar Matthews, North Carolina, USA Jul 15 2016 11:26am

    Booking was pretty easy

    Was pretty easy to book and saved money by booking online.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Brian Woodstock, Georgia, USA Jul 15 2016 06:36am

    Great Family Time

    From online booking to leaving the boat, everything was fantastic. The boat left at 9:05, We were back with dozens of playful dolphin pictures at 10:45. The price was also far cheaper than the other dolphin cruises we considered.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Laila Bois D'Arc, Missouri, USA Jul 14 2016 09:28am


    I had so much fun! The guide was funny and very knowledgeable. We saw so many dolphins, even a baby. I enjoyed this cruise very much and would go again if I have the chance.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
1-10 of 165
Note: It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

2013-04-23 16:21:30

to the top