5 Highest Rated Gulf Shores Dolphin Cruises and Tours

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The Gulf Shores area is full of fun for the whole family with tons of ways to get out on the water like fishing and boating. You can relax on the soft sand at the beach, grab some fresh seafood at a local restaurant, or stroll down the boardwalk for some shopping and culture. One of the best experiences you can have in Gulf Shores is taking a dolphin cruise!

Everyone can enjoy the wind in their hair and try to spot a majestic dolphin swimming alongside your boat. Here are a few of the best dolphin cruises and tours near our Gulf Shores vacation rentals.

Sunny Lady

The Sunny Lady Dolphin Tours is a huge hit with visitors to the area. These daily excursions take you through the back bays of Orange Beach to give you the best chance to spot a dolphin or other marine wildlife. This family-operated company takes pride in offering affordable journeys that are fun and educational for everyone.

Dolphin tours with Sunny Lady typically last 1.5-2 hours. Adult tickets cost $22 per person, and children 4-12 cost $18, while those under 3 are free. Tours depart multiple times throughout the day, so please contact Sunny Lady for more information. They are located at 4673 Wharf Parkway.

Southern Rose Dolphin Cruises

Southern Rose Dolphin Cruises guarantee that your group will see the beautiful animals on your tour. You’ll spend 1.5-2 hours on your tour, enjoying the view and the commentary from your guide, as well as beach music, snacks, and drinks. Parties of all sizes can be accommodated, and the double-decker cruiser gives everyone enough room for the perfect view.

Southern Rose also offers parasailing and jet skiing if you’re looking for a little more adventure. Cruises are available as early as 9 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. Morning cruises cost $18 for adults and $20 for children 3-12, while sunset cruises cost $30 for adults and remain $20 for children. Southern Rose is located at 27212 Marina Road.

Alabama Extreme Watersports

For an adrenaline rush, try a Waverunner dolphin tour with Alabama Extreme Watersports. This 90-minute journey takes you with an experienced guide through the waters in search of marine life. Tours are intimate and engaging with only 8 guests maximum, and you will be led through a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable before you leave.

At $160 per 2-seater Waverunner, your tour includes use of the Waverunner, life vests, dry box for your belongings, and the safety presentation. Tours last 1.5 hours and are available daily at 12 and 2 p.m. Alabama Extreme Watersports is located at Bear Point Harbor, 5749 Bay La Launch Avenue.

Gulf Island Charters

Guests of all ages will love Gulf Island Charters, where you will experience a private tour with the best guides in the business. The early morning and sunset cruises are both great opportunities to spot a dolphin near your boat. Tours last for 1.5-3 hours and will put you up close to all the majestic wildlife you can spot.

Gulf Island Charters also offers fishing excursions, a Blue Angels cruise, and more. Dolphin cruises range in price from $159-299, depending on which length you select. Gulf Island Charters also operates out of Bear Point Harbor at 5749 Bay La Launch Avenue.

Caribe Cruiser Dolphin Tours

Caribe Cruiser offers dolphin tours ideal for the whole family and guarantees guests will see dolphins. Tours last 75-90 minutes and include a friendly captain and comfortable seating on the shaded pontoon boat. Complimentary bottled water is also included with your tour.

This budget-friendly option only costs $17 per person. Children 3 and under are free of charge. Caribe Cruiser is located at 38101 Perdido Beach Boulevard.

All of these incredible tours are located just minutes from our Fort Morgan beach rentals and a favorite kid-friendly activity. Set sail and spot dolphins to give your family some unforgettable memories, or rent a boat and go exploring! For more information on local dolphin tours and our Gulf Shores home rentals, contact us today!