Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises @ The Wharf

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL - $15 cruise if booked by Aug 31st! (3pm ONLY)

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.

Available Trips (Vary by season)
9:00am Early Bird Special! Online 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.
● 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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  • Juan USA Aug 12 2017 10:41am

    Dolphin Tour

    Tour lasted 1.5 hours and we saw many dolphin fins.

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  • Regina USA Jul 31 2017 05:44pm

    Very good

    Friendly staff, very informative and great music.

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  • Mary USA Jul 21 2017 01:12pm

    Fun boat ride

    We took the sunset dolphin cruise with a large family group. We saw lots of dolphins & had a nice ride through the intercostal waters.

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  • Alycia USA Jul 13 2017 10:58am

    Dolphin cruise

    The cruise was nice. The speakers were hard to hear when the captain was speaking. A single staff member was very friendly and suggested additional things for us to do while in the area. We did see dolphins so that was nice.

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  • Chad Huntley USA Jul 10 2017 07:45am

    Ride was great

    Boat ride was great got money worth... although didnt see that many dolphins

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  • Andrea USA Jul 7 2017 08:45am

    Enjoyable ride

    Nice ride, hard to hear captain on overhead speaker, only saw a few dolpins, glass bottom needs to be cleaned since she cannot see anything.

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  • Chad USA Jun 21 2017 11:36am

    Fun boat ride

    It was good, the staff was great. We saw dolphins as planned, but the trip got a little long.

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  • ReUndra USA Jun 20 2017 07:21am

    Sunset Dolphin Cruise

    It started off extremely slow but we eventually found the dolphins. It was neat to see them up close and being fed. The drinks, crackers, and snacks are over priced (a can soda is 2$) and the small 3$ popcorn was was extremely salty to the point we wee chocking.

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  • Dorothy Hagood Orange Beach Gal Jun 12 2017 12:24pm

    Really enjoyed it

    My grandchildren,children and me enjoyed the ride and and seeing the dolphins Only problem. We thought we would see pirates cave. He said something about pirates cove. But the way it was written up made it look like that would be a big part of trip. Grandchildren very disappointed. 6 yrs and 3 years The boat ride was fun and it did not last 2 hours only 1-1/2.

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  • Jeffrey USA Jun 5 2017 11:06am


    The dolphin tour was okay. I enjoyed the boat ride, but we only saw 2 dolphin fins for about a second. I understand you can't make dolphins appear on demand, so you really can't fault the Captain for that. Their were some issues with the boat. The bathroom was a little dirty and the life vests looked pretty dirty. The speakers on the boat were lacking, I couldn't hear the Captain. The staff was cordial. My kid's weren't very pleased, but you know how kids are... you can't ever please them.

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