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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  • Tony USA about 4 months ago

    nothing spectacular

    thre trip was ok, nothing spectacular. the captain said that the 10 or so dolphins that we saw was amazing. i saw nothing amazing about 10 dolphins. will not go back with them

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  • Magen USA about 6 months ago

    Weather should have cancelled for a refund.

    The captain of the ship steered us into a storm system rather than away. Therefore, we saw no dolphins and the 2 hour tour was only 45 minutes. Refunding half our money would have been decent and changed my review. IF they would have cancelled the trip prior to departure time, we were gauranteed a full refund. Instead we set out on an excursion in terrible weather conditions. It had been raining for hours with thunder and lightning. The tour should have been cancelled but then they would have had to refund ALL of our money.

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  • Denise USA about 7 months ago

    Don't waste your money

    Not what we were expecting. Definitely not what was advertised. Only saw a few dolphins at a distance.

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  • Tracie Mincks USA about 7 months ago

    Don't waste your money

    It was an ok boat ride at best, barely saw a couple fins, company advertises glass bottom boat, the water is brown and you can't even see anything. Boat was packed barely had a place to sit.

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Hi Tracie, thank you for the review and your honest feedback. Regarding the glass bottom, we do not advertise this on our website or through other websites that sell our tickets. Yes, the boat still has some old advertisements, but we are in the process of changing those. The boat used to be located in an area that you could see the bottom, but the inter-coastal waters make it difficult. We hope you would come on again with us when we are not so busy. Thank you again for booking us.

  • Derek USA about 8 months ago

    Not worth it.

    We had three families on vacation who all attended. There were very few dolphins (3 total I believe), the air conditioned cabin was stuffy and warm, and the so called glass bottom was covered with algae so no one could see anything at all. For this specific excursion the company false-advertised and did not offer a reduction in price for the boat not being what is described. Save your money.

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  • Management Response, about 8 months ago

    Derek, Thank you for the review and feedback of your trip. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. At no point on our website or in our advertisements we promote the glass bottom viewing area. We know that nothing is visible in the intercoastal waters. As far as the cabin being stuffy, we apologize for that and will make sure our crew looks into it. Dolphins are wild animals and we try our hardest to find them, but on rare occasions we fall short. Thank you again for riding with us and we hope you come back to see us in the future.

  • Kandy USA about 8 months ago

    Not very happy

    We were not happy with this company. We took the sunset cruise which you would assume ended with the sun going down. WRONG. We literally went in a straight line then they turned around and headed back to the dock we had not seen anything interesting. We managed to get lucky because of a shrimp boat had a couple dolphins following it so we did manage to see a couple. The only thing positive about this was the deckhands, they were friendly. We had someone on our cruise recommend the Southern Rose dolphin cruises which we ended up doing on the 4th of July for their fireworks/dolphin cruise special and that we loved and recommend. This company however we do not recommend.

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  • Management Response, about 8 months ago

    Kandy, Thank you for the review and feedback of your trip. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for the kind comments about the crew as I'll be sure to mention this to them. Dolphins are wild animals and we try our hardest to find them, but on rare occasions we fall short. It's our goal to have a relaxing boating experience and we will be sure to share your comments with the crew. Thank you again for riding with us and we hope you come back to see us in the future.

  • Lori Ball USA about 8 months ago


    Nothing to write home about

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  • Laura USA about 8 months ago

    Bad follow up

    Tripshock was easy to use and booking online gave us a great a great discount. However they were not good about letting us know that our scheduled time had changed. We booked a dolphin cruise for 9am. We got to the boat at 8:30 as requested. No one was there. I called the number on the boat and was told that our time changed to 11am. No one emailed or called to let us know. It threw all of our plans off for that day. Then when we came back at 10:30, the captain didn't even have our name or phone number down for his info. A simple phone call or email would have been nice. We were able to go on the cruise but had to rearrange our plans.

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  • Joshua Carter USA about 8 months ago

    Dolphin Cruise

    Crew was great.... just not an enjoyable event. Long, slow boat ride to watch dolphins feed behind a fishing boat. Speakers on the boat were not audible... from the beginning we could not understand anything the captain was saying. The glass in the bottom of the boat was filthy... zero visibility! Would not recommend this trip to others and will not book again.

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  • Shandria Pleasant Grove, Alabama, USA about 11 months ago

    Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise

    The purchase of the tickets was a smooth transaction. We booked this tour hoping to see some dolphins. We didn't see any dolphins! We were so upset. However, the captain and the crew were nice.

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