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Gulf Shores-Orange Beach Kid Friendly Activities, Tours & Attractions

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Apr 17 - Apr 23

Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises Aboard Sunny Lady

8,830 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Head to The Wharf and hop aboard the Sunny Lady for a scenic cruise in search of dolphins on Orange Beach's favorite boat. The Sunny Lady's spacious rooftop deck and climate-controlled cabins provide plenty of cozy seating throughout and great visibility for optimal enjoyment and plenty of photo ops. Grab some refreshments at the snack bar or just relax as the boat makes the rounds in search of bottlenose dolphins and other marine wildlife among the waves. Book your spot on an OB classic today!
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Booked 11 times in last 48 hrs

Southern Rose Dolphin & Sunset Cruises

1,617 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Embark on a dolphin tour and adventure out in search of dolphins. Cruise the local waterways as you listen to some island tunes. Relax on comfortable seating and soak up the beauty of Orange Beach's bountiful sunshine. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed and this trip is sure to please the whole family. Don't miss the boat, book your Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise today!
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Booked 3 times in last 48 hrs

Chute Em Up Parasail Tours Orange Beach

875 ratings
1 Hr.
Soar 500 feet in the air above Orange Beach! These beastly boats can accommodate up to 15 passengers total for a safe and comfortable ride in the sky. Seize this opportunity to fly above a limitless horizon of sparkling waters and coastal scenery with your friends and family. Book today!
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Helicopter Tours in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

341 ratings
View the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast on a thrilling helicopter tour! Explore Alabama from the sky and scope the notable sights from the Perdido Pass, Orange Beach Islands, downtown Gulf Shores, and beyond! The stunning views from a helicopter make for the perfect date night or family outing. Fly in the sky and book one of the seven exciting tours, today!
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Caribe Cruiser Dolphin Tours Orange Beach

522 ratings
75 - 90 Min.
Spend the day searching for dolphins while listening to the calming sounds of the waves and tropical music from the comfort of a covered pontoon boat. A perfect idea for large groups and family outings. Enjoy a narrated tour on the local waterways while they sit back and listen to beach music, book today!
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Gulf Shores Banana Boat Rides

98 ratings
7 - 10 Min.
Get ready for a fun and exciting ride for the entire family! Zip off on a banana boat pulled behind a high-powered waverunner! Take a tour and view the beautiful waters of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Banana boat rides are the perfect way to enjoy the water and have a blast! Book some fun today!
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Orange Beach Guided Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

209 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Hang out with dolphins in their backyard on the gorgeous waters of Orange Beach! Guided by a qualified and professional jet ski operator and Wolf Bay wizard, this jet ski sightseeing tour gets you up close and personal with dolphins and their aquatic friends. Zoom across the bay or take it slow and explore. Have the day your way! Book your jet ski experience now!
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Orange Beach Tritoon Rental

1 rating
2 - 8 Hrs.
Hop aboard your Tritoon Rental and enjoy a day filled with bliss out on the water. Soak up the Gulf Coast sun as you cruise the back bays of southern Alabama, Perdido Pass, and the Orange Beach Islands. Chartering your own Tritoon is the perfect way to create the adventure of a lifetime and make memories that will last forever. Don't miss out on your chance, book your tritoon today!
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Private Boating Excursion & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

127 ratings
2 - 8 Hrs.
Explore the peaceful, meandering waterways of Orange Beach, Alabama with this Private Boating Excursion & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise. Let Captain Matt and his lifelong experience on the water guide you around this beautiful ecosystem on his 24' Cobia center console. Learn all about the area's local wildlife and take in the sights and sounds of the day. Choose from morning, afternoon, and sunset departures for a customizable cruise experience. So sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Alabama’s Gulf Coast with this Private Boating Excursion & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise. Book today!
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Dolphin Sunset Cruise on the Explorer Orange Beach

146 ratings
2 Hrs.
Sail through the smooth bays of Orange Beach on a Dolphin Sunset Cruise. Aboard the Explorer, you'll spot playful dolphins as you view a wide array of bird-life. Enjoy the sights and sounds alongside the ones you love as dolphins play around the boat. Cruise into the sunset and make the kind of memories that last a lifetime, book today!
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Gulf Shores Parasailing & Banana Boat Ride

276 ratings
30 Min.
Fly up to 800 feet above Gulf Shores with this Parasailing & Banana Boat Ride. Adventure over the Gulf of Mexico and check out some truly amazing wildlife below. See schools of fish, sharks, dolphins, and even sea turtles. Chutes can accommodate 2-3 people per trip, so grab your friends and family and get down to the beach to ride by banana boat to the parasail boat! Fun for everyone, book your spot today!
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Cruise OB Dolphin Cruise

319 ratings
2 Hrs.
Set sail for fun as you cruise the sparkling back bays of Orange Beach on a Dolphin Cruise. Sightsee pods of local Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and watch as these majestic and social creatures leap and play up close to the boat. Enjoy the sights and surroundings as your knowledgeable captain and crew pull up the crab trap and educate you on the local marine wildlife like the mesmerizingly beautiful blue crab. Experience breathtaking views on this pleasure cruise that whisks you into the Gulf of Mexico on calm days for stunning views of pristine white sandy beaches and the brilliant green glows of the Emerald Coast. Book today!
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Chute for the Skye Parasailing - Tacky Jack's

213 ratings
1 Hr.
Experience the thrill of parasailing, flying high above the Alabama Coast! Admire Orange Beach and the city from a bird's eye view. See the marine wildlife in the waves like sea turtles and dolphins, or simply relax and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you float through the sky. Fly above the rest and book your parasailing trip today!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Dolphin Eco Cruise on The Explorer Orange Beach

21 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join in on an educational and fun Eco Tour aboard The Explorer Orange Beach! Navigate the back bays of Orange Beach’s intracoastal waterway in search of dolphins. In addition to finding and educating you on the resident dolphin pods, the kids can become junior co-captains and assist with driving the boat! The captains know them by their unique dorsal fins and will introduce you to the water-loving friends when you cruise with them on the Explorer. The Explorer is equipped with a full-service cocktail bar and restroom so sit back, sip, relax, and book your dolphin cruise today!
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Fort Morgan Parasailing & Banana Boat Ride

126 ratings
30 Min.
Parasail in paradise on a high-flying adventure, up to 800 feet above Fort Morgan! Witness the Gulf Coast marine life including dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and more. These chutes can accommodate two or 3 people per trip, so grab your friends and family and get down to the beach to ride by banana boat to the parasail boat! Book today!
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Dolphin Daytime Tour on the Explorer Orange Beach

95 ratings
2 Hrs.
Hop aboard the Explorer and set your eyes on the natural beauty of Orange Beach! Learn interesting facts about the area and marine life that call the calm bay water their home. Search the area for birds and other wildlife indigenous to Coastal Alabama. The kids will have a blast when it's their turn to captain the boat! Book your Dolphin Daytime Tour On the Explorer Orange Beach today!
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Orange Beach Sun & Sailing Tour

57 ratings
2 Hrs.
Take part in a sailing adventure like no other on this Orange Beach Sun & Sailing Tour aboard a beautiful 52-foot catamaran. Watch the fascinating sight of wildlife in their natural habitat as schools of fish surround the boat. Enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to some great music and kicking back in style. Leave your care in the wind as you cruise through the calm water around Orange Beach. This relaxing Alabama cruise is perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends. Don't miss the boat, book today!
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Sunset & Crab Grab Clear Kayak Tour

9 ratings
1 Hr.
Want to add a fun, unique experience to your vacation? If so, then hop on a relaxing family-friendly clear kayak tour with an excellent view of marine life and the beautiful Orange Beach scenery. With this customizable Clear Kayak Tour, you have the choice between a sunset tour where you will enjoy the beautiful view as the sun sets over the water, or the famous Crab Grab Tour. On the Crab Grab Tour, adventure to Bird Island in a neon clear kayak and experience wildlife on the island which includes sand crabs, hermit crabs, several birds and fish, and more! Flashlights, a net, and a tour guide will be provided. Book your Sunset or Crab Grab tour today!
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Private Sunset & Dolphin Cruise

83 ratings
1 - 3 Hrs.
Explore the bay at sunset on your very own private sightseeing tour and dolphin cruise. A scenic charter that includes up to 6 people per boat, this is the perfect opportunity to get out on the water and relax. Enjoy as your captain finds sociable dolphins that splash among the waves beside the boat. Bring your own 6-pack cooler aboard with beverages and snacks and have yourself an evening! Book yours today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Gulf Shores/Orange Beach kid friendly?

The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is the premier family-friendly vacation destination along Alabama’s Gulf Coast! With everything from massive annual events, to natural scenic beauty, to amusement parks, and more, there are a ton of things to do for kids of all ages.

2. Are the Orange Beach Islands kid friendly?

The Orange Beach Islands are a cluster of islands located in Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, AL. These islands include Bird Island, Robinson Island, Gilchrist Island, and Walker Island, and they are only accessible by watercraft. These four islands are a sanctuary for local wildlife, and are a great way to reconnect with nature. Renting a pontoon, jet ski, kayak, or paddleboard and heading to one of the Orange Beach Islands is one of the top kid-friendly things to do in the area!

3. What are the top kid friendly activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach?

There are almost an endless amount of kid-friendly activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to choose from. Even the hardest to please little ones are sure to have a blast! Some of the top kid-friendly activities in the area include the following: dolphin cruises, magic shows, parasailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, riding the ferris wheel at The Wharf, and visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo!

4. What are the best indoor activities for kids to enjoy on a rainy day?

Some of the best indoor activities for kids to enjoy on a rainy day in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach include kid-friendly magic shows, escape rooms, arcades, museums, and more! To discover even more of the top things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on a rainy day, check out this recent TripShock blog.


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