Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

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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.

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.
● Smoking is prohibited, including vapes, cigars, and pipes.
● 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.
● 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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  • Jeremy Griffin USA about 8 months ago

    Not worth the money.

    It wasn't worth the money. We saw 4 dolphins follow a shrimp boat then we turned around and came back.

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  • Seth USA about 9 months ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Only saw two dolphins for about three minutes. Not worth the price

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  • jessica USA about 9 months ago

    No return call

    Total rain out. Captain continued to say 8 minutes and we'd be out of the rain. Was never out of the rain (not a sprinkle or mist, pouring down) continued the trip. Was offered a trip for free the next day accepted the offer. She asked for my name and # was supposed to receive a text with time and confirmation, received nothing.

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  • Management Response, about 9 months ago

    Jessica, Our tours go out rain or shine. They are typically only cancelled when the weather is a safety concern. We did offer those customers on that trip a free cruise but they had to contact the booth directly to book that. We're sorry there was some miscommunication but it was up to the customers to choose and time and date and rebook. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Orange Beach. -The crew at Sunny Lady

  • Linda Nellen Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA about 12 months ago

    No show

    Monday's trip was cancelled due to a "private" party booking. That would have been ok. We just rescheduled for Wednesday, same place and time. We showed up, no boat. The boat shows up late. The crew then states that there is no 2:30 cruise and to come back at 5:30. Show up at 5:30 only to be told that the boat left at 4:30. This was to be part of my boyfriend's birthday gift (his birth was Monday). We are very disappointed in the lack of costumer service with this guy. We are visitors to Alabama and don't have unlimited time to wait for them to get it together.

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  • Management Response, about 12 months ago

    Linda, We are so sorry we missed the mark for customer service this week! This is definitely not normal for us and we are making several new changes so that this situation isn't repeated. Communication is a huge key to our success and we are working with our new crew members to ensure higher standards are kept. Please accept our apologies and a full refund. Sunny Lady

  • Crystal new bloom field, Missouri, USA about 2 years ago

    Not worth the money.

    Was told when reserving the boat was handicapped accessible. Not true. Not impressed with the dolphin cruise at all.

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  • Commeco Granville Birmingham, Alabama, USA about 2 years ago

    Bring more attention to the dolphins for your customers.

    This dophlin cruise was the worst and boring. I have never seen anything so unprofessional put together. I couldn't even get pictures. Pensacola swimming with dolphins was so much better.

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  • Kyle Norman, Oklahoma, USA about 2 years ago

    Not worth the time

    Our trip started out in the rain, which ended up being the best part of the trip. The rain quickly stopped but the ride was very slow and never got out of the canal/river. We saw two dolphins with very limited exposure. Kids and adults were equally disappointed. I would not do again.

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2013-04-23 16:21:30

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