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Reviews of Private Boating Excursion & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

Matt was awesome!
We took a a cruise on 7/17/23! It was great! We saw plenty of dolphins and other wildlife. He also trapped crabs to show our kids. Would 100% take a cruise with him again if in the area!
jolean R.
about 7 months ago
Everything we expected
Had an excellent time
Scott J.
about 7 months ago
Best part of our trip to Orange Beach. Matt did an awesome job! Our 3 kids are still talking about it!!
Robert G.
about 8 months ago
Private boat tour with Back Bay Charters
Matt was AWESOME!! We took a 2-hour boat tour with him. We saw the most dolphins together that I’ve ever seen!! Probably 40-50 all together playing. My 3 & 5 year old grandsons loved it. It was also perfect being on a boat with just us. Would definitely recommend booking with Back Bay Charters and Matt!!
Julie W.
about 7 months ago
Best dolphin trip!
We have been on multiple dolphin trips, but this trip was the best by far. Having a private boat made the experience so much better. We weren’t fighting around people to see the dolphins. He took us close and my family enjoyed the private experience together. This tour was perfect for my 8 year old son and 6 year old nephew. They never had to wait or miss dolphins due to being behind tall people. For some of my family this was their first experience. We will be booking Matt again on our next visit! If you have a group of 6 people pay a little more for the private tour. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Matt will customize your tour to give you the best experience possible.
Amanda A.
about 8 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 1 year ago
Great Dolphin Cruise
Captain Matt was knowledgable and fun! We didn’t see as many dolphins as we had hoped but we did see some and they came right to the boat. It was a fun day!
Lisa C.
about 7 months ago
Great time!
It was a fun and great experience! We saw lots of dolphins and my kids enjoyed the entire trip so that makes it worth it!!
Blaire P.
about 7 months ago
Dolphin excursion with captain Matt
Booking was easy. There was an issue with the time we booked but the captain was very nice called us and scheduled us another time that day. The experience was absolutely wonderful. Most amazing time we have ever had. captain Matt is experienced, very friendly, very knowledgeable, very flexible, we plan to book him for all our boating needs in the future. Highly recommend him
Sherry H.
about 3 months ago
Incredible experience
The captain Matt was a great tour guide. We booked a 2 hour tour. We got to see a lot of dolphins playing & jumping in the waves from the boat. We also went sight seeing. Highly recommend this dolphin cruise with Matt!
Sara B.
about 8 months ago
Fabulous Private Cruise!!
Captain Matt was fantastic!! Our private cruise was the perfect length (2hours). We saw dolphins, cruised the inter coastal, and toured the marinas. We will definitely book again!!
Rory S.
about 8 months ago
Amazing cruise!
We are so glad we chose a private dolphin cruise with Back Bay Charters! Matt was our captain and he is great! We seen dolphins just a few minutes after getting on the boat! The earlier the better to see dolphins because you can't control wild life. We also loved just being able to ride the boat on the open water and see the different parts of Orange Beach. If you are wanting a more personal and not crowded dolphin cruise, this is your cruise!
James R.
about 8 months ago
Private Cruise
Matt was exceptional. Gave us a good experience at his boat plus good information. I recommend him anytime you in gulf contact him and he will give a lifetime experience. You will not regret it.
Shams J.
about 7 months ago
Worth it ;)
Mr Matt was an AMAZING captain!!! We will definitely be back with him every year!! He knew all the spots for dolphins and gave us intel on hidden restaurant gems. Fabulous charter!!!
Krista N.
about 4 months ago
Great cruise
Matt was awesome. I'll book with him again next time I'm in Gulf Shores. People person, very accommodating, on time, really chill experience. We saw dolphins right away and Matt even made a couple turns back in the boat to get the dolphins to jump in our wake, and they did!
Gabrielle P.
about 8 months ago
Matt was amazing! He is knowledgeable about the area and was able to tell us about not just the dolphins, but about the surrounding area. He also gave us great food recommendations! I plan to book with Matt when I visit Gulf Shores again! 10/10 experience!
Melanie W.
about 8 months ago
Dolphins and sightseeing
We had a great time with Captain Matt! One of the highlights of the trip for us all! We were able to see a mama and baby dolphin and cruise around looking at some beautiful boats and waterfront homes.
Julie R.
about 8 months ago
Great time!
Matt was a great captain! He did a great job finding dolphins for us and educated us on them. He did a great job showing us around at some amazing boats and houses in the area. The preteen and teenager both enjoyed this trip as well!
Danna H.
about 8 months ago
Nice evening outing
We really enjoyed our boating excursion, even the teenagers!
Mary R.
about 7 months ago
Awesome dolphin cruise!
We had a great experience! Captain Matt was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We saw dolphins right out the dock and saw many more throughout the bays. We also had a tour of homes and yachts in the area and in orange beach marina.
Ryan B.
about 9 months ago
Highlight of our vacation!
We booked a 2-hour private dolphin tour with Matt and had an absolute blast! We were able to see many dolphins out in the Gulf. Matt was very friendly, flexible and easy-going. It was definitely the highlight of our trip! Would highly recommend
Shyla H.
about 5 months ago
Captain Matt
He was absolutely amazing. Showed us everything we wanted to see. My granddaughters birthday gift was on point and Captain Matt was part of this. The dolphins were great and he did everything to get them to things for us. His knowledge was great and he was so kind. The best!!!!
Theresa B.
about 8 months ago
Great Cruise and Captain!!
Matt was a fantastic captain!! We were able to see tons of dolphins, beautiful shoorscape and an amazing sunset. Most of all, me and the Mrs. We’re able to recreate a moment 30+ years in the making. I would highly recommended Matt and his private sunset cruise. You will not be disappointed!! Kenny and Susie
Ken J.
about 5 months ago
Great Experience
Matt was a great Captain and very knowledgeable about dolphins and the areas we toured. Highly recommend this experience and when we return to Orange beach, we’ll do it again!
Joey B.
about 7 months ago


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