Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

ONLINE SPECIAL - Cruises from $12 thru Aug 31st!

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.

Available Trips (Vary by season)
9:00am Early Bird Special! Tripshock Exclusive! - This highly popular morning cruise has it all, from viewing nature, wildlife and lots of dolphin in a diverse marine ecosystem, to viewing prime waterfront homes and estates. To top it off we explore a real pirates hideout!

11:00am Lunch and Fins Cruise! (Lunch additional) - Enjoy 1.5 hours of dolphin fun cruising where the dolphin live and hangout. You'll see nature, homes and wildlife along the way. After, visit nearby restaurants for lunch specials and deals through our affiliate restaurants at our home port. Lunch Deals vary, from free meals for kids to 20% off, depending on which restaurant you choose.

1:00pm Super Summer Special! - 1 hour 30 minutes of cruising and sightseeing with lots of up close dolphin action!

3:00pm Pre-Sunset Combination Cruise! - This 2 hour combination nature tourism and dolphin sightseeing cruise is perfect for beating the crowds. Arrive back at the dock at the ideal time to dine without the wait. View nature, wildlife and lots of dolphins up close in a diverse marine ecosystem, to prime waterfront homes and estates. To top it off we'll explore a real hidden pirates hideout!

5:30-6:00pm (varies) Sunset and Dolphin cruise - 1.5 to 2 hours of relaxed cruising. Enjoy coastal bay scenery while watching nature and wildlife, plus we'll hang out with our dolphin friends for lots of close-up pictures. Our finale is a slow cruise watching the sunset over the island and back bays.

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's parking garage and the marina. Look for the Springhill Suites Hotel, and 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 100 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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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.

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  • Ellen USA May 21 2017 09:59am

    Fun trip

    I put a 4 because there was a huge roach crawling around that scared my grandson. The boat ride was nice but not as good as I thought it would be. We saw a good many dolphins but it was hard for a three year old to spot them because they weren't real close to the boat. I just figured we would see more dolphins close in. We enjoyed the ride though.

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  • mark USA May 20 2017 11:49am

    love the dolphin cruise

    Nice relaxing boat ride, good info about dolphins from the captain. great activity for the price!

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  • Nicole USA May 18 2017 06:03am

    Highly recommend

    So much fun and we saw LOTS of dolphins !

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  • Jennifer Dees USA May 16 2017 02:28pm

    Dolphin Review

    It was ok. We did have one dolphin sighting at the very beginning of the trip but that was it. We sat up top and we could barely hear them speak on the intercom. They charged for drinks and snacks where I read some of the other tours didn't. It was a relaxing boat ride but that's it.

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  • Tamara USA May 16 2017 10:06am

    Definitely a Do-Over!

    My daughter and I had a great time on the Dolphin Cruise! It was very relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. As guaranteed, we saw dolphins throughout the cruise. We look forward to doing it again!

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  • Sherry USA May 14 2017 05:55pm

    A great cruise on the Sunny Lady!

    We enjoyed our dolphin cruise on the Sunny Lady very much!! Our cruise was not very crowded so we had lots of room to move around the boat. We saw several dolphins, groups of two and three. The captain and crew were very friendly and the captain stayed with the dolphins as long as they continued to swim close by. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable ride!

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  • Marisa Birmingham, Alabama, USA May 6 2017 02:06am

    Great cruise!

    The tour was good and the crew was very friendly and helpful. However, I hoped to see more dolphins on the cruise.

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  • Susan Jordan Clanton, Alabama, USA May 2 2017 07:31am

    Great trip easy transaction

    Easy transaction, ticket was ready at pickup window, nothing to print. Will use again

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  • Dorothy CHICKASHA, Oklahoma, USA Apr 28 2017 08:21am

    Dolphin Cruise

    Nice relaxing trip, saw plenty of dolphins, great price.

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  • Management Response, May 1 2017 09:30pm

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We try and have the best rates in Orange Beach to see dolphins!

  • Miko Patterson Memphis, Tennessee, USA Apr 27 2017 11:43am


    We really enjoyed our cruise and got to see alot of dolphins!!!

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  • Management Response, May 1 2017 09:28pm

    Miko, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed it and hope you'll join us again for a summertime sunset cruise!

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