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Alabama Gulf Coast Dolphin Cruise

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Family friendly
Alabama Gulf Coast Dolphin Cruise
From US$20.88
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2- hr cruise along the Alabama Gulf Coast enjoying interactions with our local dolphins.
4:30pm Dolphin Cruise
2-hr cruise along the Alabama Gulf Coast enjoying interactions with our local dolphins.
8:45am Dolphin Cruise
2 hr cruise along the Alabama Gulf Coast enjoying interactions with our local dolphins.
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This Gulf Coast Dolphin Cruise is for individuals, families, small groups, large groups and of course the dolphin lover.  Enjoy a 2-hour cruise of the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast while interacting with local wildlife including the Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin.
What to Expect
Once you arrive at Sportsman Marina, you will be greeted with a smile at our check-in booth just outside of Pleasure Island Tiki Bar. As you board the 50 foot Ann-Sea, the deckhand will welcome you and assist any children with life-vests. Find your favorite spot on our upper or lower decks and make yourself comfortable. You are free to move around the boat during the cruise.
When the cruise is leaving the dock, Captain Scooter will give you some instructions on safety during the cruise, tell you a little bit about the area and also talk to you about how to spot the dolphin. Relax and enjoy the cruise to the back bays or out into the Gulf Of Mexico. When the dolphin are located, they will usually come swim up beside the boat and put on a pretty spectacular show for us. Video is the best way to capture these fascinating mammals but we have had some customers get some amazing still shots as well.

On the return trip from the back bay we will stop to pull a crab trap and see what it may hold. We have found everything from blue crabs, to stone crabs to star fish!! We will remove what is inside and show you how to safely hold it, if you choose. On our daytime cruises, we may also encounter pirates!!! Never fear, we will have a water gun battle to the death! Well, not really, just to the soaking! ;) If the pirates are too scared to be out that day, we have other boats that we do battle with as well. So, bring a towel and be prepared to get refreshed! If you don't care to get wet, we do have a cabin where you can hang out until the battle is won!
Speaking of the cabin, ours air conditioned during the summer and we have a snack bar and restroom for your comfort. We have a variety of snacks and drinks in our snack bar along with a few souvenirs. You are welcome to bring a small cooler and we do allow alcohol but we do ask that you be responsible and remember that we are family friendly. We also ask that you not bring glass containers if at all possible.
Upon return to the marina, Captain Scooter will tell you about all of the locals favorite restaurants and thank you for joining us. Our deckhand does work for tips so please be prepared to tip 10-15% of your trip total.
Being a family owned business we rely on repeat customers, customer referrals and customer feedback to help future visitors make decisions, so we ask that you please rate our company on the sites listed in our followup email. We greatly appreciate our customers and strive to show it!
Thank you so much!!
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Experience

My family went on the evening cruise and we saw several dolphins. They were very playful and loved riding and jumping the waves from the boat. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the amazing views. We will definitely be going again on our next trip...More

Thank Shari D
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing dolphin cruise

We took the cruise Saturday evening and it was amazing. The crew and staff are very friendly and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip. They cruised two boats side by side and the dolphins would jump in and out of the water. Just...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Worth the money and time

Our trip had to be rescheduled and we took the sunset cruise so we missed the pirates but the view was beautiful. Had interaction with fishermen who gave us a squid and a crab to see, touch. Saw them throw large clams back and feed...More

Thank veronicamB1268OU
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very fun!

Fun times in Gulf Shores. My parents and my 12 year old all enjoyed the boat ride and seeing the dolphins. They went the extra mile to entertain the kids with sea life such as hermit crabs and blue crab that they all got to...More

Thank hhendricks6565
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun time for my wife and me.

We wanted to see dolphins and dolphins we did see! The captain and mate were friendly and efficient. The skipper adjusted the speed for everyone’s comfort and helped us see several pods. The pirate ship water gun fight on the way back to the pier...More

Thank Gene L
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Joe B
16 July 2018|
Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I do know they also do fishing trips though.
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