Things to do in Perdido Key, FL

A hotbed of history and coastal adventure, Perdido Key is a great destination for families, friends, and outdoor enthusiasts. On the border of Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key is a stones-throw from Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Gulf Shores-Orange Beach. The natural beauty of the area is on display here, with some of the favorite things to do in Perdido Key including fishing, hiking, shelling, and watersports.
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Orange Beach Dolphin & Sunset Cruises Aboard Sunny Lady

8,859 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 17 times in last 48 hrs
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Southern Rose Dolphin & Sunset Cruises

1,621 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 5 times in last 48 hrs
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Caribe Cruiser Dolphin Tours Orange Beach

524 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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Booked 3 times in last 48 hrs
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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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Booked 3 times in last 48 hrs
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Dolphin Sunset Cruise on the Explorer Orange Beach

153 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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Helicopter Tours in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

342 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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Private Boating Excursion & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

128 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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Orange Beach Private Sunset Cruise

20 ratings
2 - 4 Hrs.
Explore the peaceful, meandering waterways of Orange Beach, Alabama with this Private Sunset 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 evening. Choose from various departure times for a customizable cruise experience. So sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Alabama’s Gulf Coast with this Private Sunset Cruise. Book today!
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Private Snorkeling Excursion

12 ratings
2 - 8 Hrs.
Search the peaceful, meandering waterways of Orange Beach, Alabama with this Private Snorkeling Excursion. Snorkel in 2 to 3 feet of shallow water exploring Sea Grass beds while searching for small crabs, snails, and fish. Keep an eye out for the area's other local wildlife such as dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and so much more! This is a beginner level excursion that is great for young kids and new snorkelers. Choose from morning, afternoon, or sunset departures for a customizable cruise experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy Alabama’s Gulf Coast on this Private Snorkeling Excursion. Book your tickets 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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Sunset Helicopter Tour By Lost Bay Helicopters

10 ratings
30 Min.
View the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coastline via a thrilling tour with Lost Bay Helicopters! This half hour tour soaking in the golden hours as a red western sun sinks behind an unforgettable tropical horizon is a must see! Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from high above the shoreline. Fantastic for a first date, romantic rendezvous or a unforgettable family outing. Book today!
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Daytime Dolphin Cruise

301 ratings
1 - 1.5 Hrs.
Step on to Captain Buddy's pontoon boat and get ready to watch wild dolphins jumping and surfing behind and around the vessel! Protected by the barrier island of Santa Rosa and connected to the Gulf of Mexico, the biggest sea port in the city is Pensacola Bay. This system includes Escambia Bay, Pensacola Bay, Blackwater Bay, East Bay, the Santa Rosa Sound, and four rivers. The largest estuarine system in Florida, this area is home to hundreds of different types of animals - from sea life like dolphins and other mammals to birds and more! Take advantage of outside decks for some dolphin-viewing and sightseeing. Whatever you choose, you will enjoy your cruise with Captain Buddy. Book today!
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Hourly Jet Ski Rentals Departing From Bear Point Marina

314 ratings
1 - 8 Hrs.
Create your own adventure with an Hourly Jet Ski Rental Departing From Bear Point Marina. Go fast navigating the back bays of Orange Beach, Alabama on a Yamaha 3 seater jet ski. Create memories as you zip through Wolf Bay, exploring nearby coves at high speeds. Keep an eye out for native wildlife like bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and fish! The shortest no wake zone in all of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach makes this rental the perfect fit to get out there and get on the water! Book your experience today!
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Orange Beach Private Tiki Sunset Cruise

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1.5 Hrs.
Embark on an amazing sunset ride around Orange Beach, Alabama to explore Ole River, Cotton Bayou, Ono Island, and Terry Cove just to name a few of the awesome waterways. Or make a pit stop at Robinson Island or Bird Island to check out the extravagant, well-lit condos. This sunset tiki ride is adjusted seasonally by time, location, weather, and marine conditions. Don't miss your chance to see some stunning views and maybe meet a dolphin friend or two. Book your private tiki today!
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Hourly Jet Ski Rentals in Orange Beach

96 ratings
1 - 8 Hrs.
Cruise in-style and create your own adventure and speed through Wolf Bay to explore nearby coves. Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins, sharks, and stingrays. Zip through the waves for an action-packed day of fun in the sun going up to 50MPH! Feeling the need for speed? Book your Orange Beach adventure today!
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Four Person Beach Gear Rental Package

46 ratings
1 - 7 Days.
Hit the beach in style with this Four Person Beach Package. Forget packing all your beach essentials and get the perfect beach setup delivered right to your door. Your cares will melt to the sound of lapping waves as you relax under the shade of your large beach umbrella and in comfortable beach chairs. Book a beach package with us and make the perfect day at the beach a breeze.
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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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Private Sunset & Dolphin Cruise

85 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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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the water clear in Perdido Key?

The crystal clear waters in Perdido Key make it easy to view fish, sea turtles, and other wildlife. It's also a great place to snorkel.

2. Is Perdido Key Beach a crowded beach?

Perdido Key Beach is a quiet getaway from the busy Panhandle shores. It's a less frequented part of Pensacola Beach.

3. How far is Perdido Key from Destin?

Perdido Key is a little over 60 miles away from Destin, making it a 2-hour drive.

4. Why is it called Perdido Key?

Perdido Key–“Lost Key” in Spanish–was named by the Gulf Coast Native Americans. Before it was discovered, the beautiful key was a well-kept secret.

5. What’s there to do in Perdido Key?

With plenty of things to see and do, Perdido Key is a popular vacation spot. Some of the most popular activities include dolphin cruises, jet skiing, and parasailing.

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