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Reviews of Back Bay Charters

Private Dolphin Cruise
Fun trip with Captain Matt - he made sure we found several playful dolphins and we cruised the area! Highly recommend.
Jennifer H.
about 8 months ago
Sunset Cruise
Captain Matt was the perfect guide and host to not just a boat ride but an adventure. He surpassed our expectations by going out of his way to find us a dolphin soirée and an unforgettable sunset in the bay. He took us on a sight seeing excursion that just Put us in “Awe”. He is very knowledgeable about the Inter-coastal waters and made our trip an experience! Will look Matt up anytime we’re ready for a good time on the water!! He also extended his recommendations to land for good ones and great food! Thanks Matt!!
Diana M.
about 6 months ago
Money very well spent
My wife and I along with our 3 children ages 17, 11, and 9 had an absolute blast. We could not have enjoyed it more. The Captain was awesome and excellent at his job. Would highly recommend to any and everybody.
Samuel S.
about 2 years ago
Great afternoon!
Captain Matt is a great tour guide and just a nice guy. My girls and I enjoyed seeing the critters, riding in the boat, and taking a dip at an island. We will be seeing him again!
Robbie H.
about 8 months ago
Private excursion made our trip!
Captain Matt's cruise was a truly customized tour through the most beautiful turquoise waters in both Alabama and Florida. Captain Matt almost immediately found us a pod of dolphins that entertained us along with "dream" shopping the yachts and mansions, while oohing and aahing at the amazing Robinson Island. Captain Matt seems to be a great all-round guy, who made us feel at ease and answered all our questions and more. As we passed other group cruises filled with people, my tween son remarked how lucky we were to have the entire boat to ourselves. We will definitely see Captain Matt again on our next trip down!
Tara W.
about 9 months ago
Matt with Back Bay Charters was an amazing guide! He made sure we got to see plenty of dolphins! He also told us some facts about the dolphins! We really enjoyed our time with him!
Katelyn A.
about 10 months ago
Relaxing & Rejuvenating
Quite, private excursion. Nice boat with fun & knowledgeable Captain!! So glad we did this excursion!
Amanda W.
about 10 months ago
Dolphin watching
We had a great time. Very professional and easy to talk to.
about 10 months ago
Super fun ride!
We had an excellent time and enjoyed chatting with the captain. He was really nice to our kids and they had a blast.
Heather W.
about 2 years ago
Was good They worked with us well and made sure our grandchildren had a good fishing experience
Craig J.
about 9 months ago
Knowledgeable and Safe Captain
This was an excellent trip - Matt gave us so much great info, and we saw so many dolphins. He was a very safe captain and clearly knew what he was doing. Great experience!!
Kristi B.
about 5 months ago
Great trip
We had the best time with Captain Matt with Back Bay Charters!!! He took us to see the dolphins and it was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable and took us to see all kinds of things. Thanks again Matt for all the great fun!!
Sara R.
about 7 months ago
Only Way We Will Ever See Dolphins in Orange Beach Again
Captain Matt was fantastic! Great insight on Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area, knowledgeable about dolphins, and the private boat experience is the only way we will do a dolphin cruise again. The big at is clean & comfortable. Clearly, Captain Matt takes pride in the boat’s quality and cleanliness. We will be back next summer and will see Captain Matt again.
Edison S.
about 9 months ago
Great Experience
Matt is a great service provider.
about 7 months ago
Awesome Experience!!!!
I cannot say enough about this ride! Matt was an excellent host and chauffeur!! He was so knowledgeable about the Gulf Shore area!! And I think he may just be the Dolphin Whisperer!!!
Tammy C.
about 8 months ago
Can’t wait to go back!
Captain Matt was incredible! From the moment he welcomed us, until the end of the trip, he felt like an old friend. He was knowledgeable about the dolphins and the area. We saw many dolphins. There is no doubt that we will book again with Captain Matt!
Breanne K.
about 10 months ago
Anniversary cruise
We had a blast. We took a sunset cruise for our 25th anniversary and loved every minute. Matt is wonderful and made sure we had a nice time. Thank you Matt. We will be back next year.
Anthony R.
about 6 months ago
Captain Matt was great, the boat was perfect for our group of 6. Will be booking him in the future. We had a fantastic time!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Darolyn K.
about 10 months ago
Best captain ever!
Matt was absolutely wonderful and accommodated the whole family on their music requests and his DJ skills. He was super laid back and very knowledgeable about the dolphins, the area, and other marine life. One of the funnest things we’ve ever done!
Megan H.
about 8 months ago
Dolphin Cruise
Captain Matt was great! Our grandkids were most interested in dolphins and they were not disappointed! We had dozens of sightings. Some of us also enjoyed the music, the fast boat and the sightseeing. We highly recommend this private cruise.
Ed F.
about 10 months ago
Just Amazing.
Matt was excellent! Don't pay for the commercial experience when for just a little more money, you get up close and personal with the dolphins.
Terry D.
about 3 months ago
Sunset Cruise and dolphin excursion
Captain Matt and the cruise was exceptional! Captain Matt was very very friendly very helpful and very knowledgeable he answered all of our questions. Most importantly he took us and we got to see numerous dolphins which made our trip complete! I recommend anybody take this sunset Cruise and dolphin excursion trip with Captain Matt!!
Laura C.
about 10 months ago
Great experience
This was my families first dolphin sightseeing adventure, and the first time my little ones were on a boat. Within the first 5 minutes of the cruise our boat was surrounded by a pod of dolphins. Matt was personable, friendly and even humored our 14 year old son. He engaged with our 7 year old daughter and our 5 year old had a blast. If you're wanting to enjoy the dolphins, see other marine life and memorable sights along the various coves, then book your reservation with Captain Matt!
Debra W.
about 8 months ago
Private Dolphin Excursion
I truly enjoyed myself! It was an excellent experience. I am a dolphin lover, so to see them up close & almost personal was breath-taking. I could actually hear them taking their breath before going back under the water!! Captain Mat was so cool!
Vanna W.
about 6 months ago
Great time!
My family had a great time with Captain Matt! He was very knowledgeable about dolphins, boats, fish etc! It was super interesting, and fun! We saw multiple dolphins and even a mama and a baby which was so cool!
Emily B.
about 10 months ago


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