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The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises and Sea Life Experience

Come enjoy a 2 hour Dolphin Cruise on one of our Dolphin Fun Boats! We offer a 2 hour cruise...

The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises and Sea Life Experience

Back Bay Sailing Adventures

Let’s cast off the lines and sail whichever way the wind takes us. Explore the beautiful back bays of Gulf...

Back Bay Sailing Adventures

Cetacean Dolphin and Sailing Cruises

For over twenty years, people have found the entertainment and relaxation they've been searching for with us. We offer several...

Cetacean Dolphin and Sailing Cruises

Dolphins Down Under "Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours"

Join us aboard our glass-bottom catamarans, which have four large glass panels to view the dolphins if they happen to...

Dolphins Down Under "Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours"

Hammock Time Tiki Tours

Come aboard our spacious 40' pontoon boat, equipped with 2 double hammocks, a tiki bar with seating for 6, comfortable...

Hammock Time Tiki Tours

Dolce Vita Charters LLC

Are you wanting a relaxing day on the water without the hassle of driving a boat? Dolce Vita is a...

Dolce Vita Charters LLC

Sail OB An Orange Beach Sailing Adventure

Come experience true offshore sailing just 10 minutes from our dock. We offer Gulf sailing adventures specializing in family day...

Wild Native Tours

Wild Native offers the coastal eco-tour, Gulf Shores sunset cruises, kayaking excursions and much more. Learn about our local wildlife...

Wild Native Tours

Airboat Express

Our airboat tours provide an unforgettable experience for the whole family! Learn and observe the wildlife in the Mobile Tensaw...

Airboat Express

Caribe Marina & Watersports

Our wonderful team and fantastic location make Caribe Marina & Watersports the ultimate spot for all your fun on the...

Caribe Marina & Watersports

Dottie Jo Charter Service

Dottie Jo Charter Service located at Fort Morgan Marina now offers a 32-foot inshore or offshore boat to fish with...

Dottie Jo Charter Service

The Screaming Eagle Jetboat

Orange Beach's Fastest boat on the water! Located at 4575 South Wilson Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561. Soar across the...

The Screaming Eagle Jetboat

Cruisin’ Tikis Orange Beach

Why go bar hopping when you can hop on the bar?! Looking for something fun & different to do this...

Cruisin’ Tikis Orange Beach

Sail Wild Hearts

Sail Wild Hearts offers a variety of daily options to the general public. We offer Family Adventure sails, Kayak Adventure...

Sail Wild Hearts

In the distance, the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach stand out in brilliant contrast to the turquoise waters. The warm Gulf breeze and sun on your face remind you that you have entered a whole different state of relaxation. It’s another perfect day on the Alabama Gulf Coast , and the dolphins are waiting. Share a moment of your life with these amazing aquatic mammals through a variety of cruise offerings. You’ll be forever glad you did.

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CRUISES & TOURS

Dolphin sightings, mobile bay dolphin sighting.

Mobile Bay Adventures offers families and small groups, up to 6 people full or half-day fishing charters with emphasis on dolphing sightings in Mobile Bay along the Eastern Shore. Dolphin pods are routinely spotted fishing on the reefs along the Eastern Shore and the Intercoastal Waterway. Sighting dolphin the way we locals have been doing it for years is just one of many enjoyable things you experience when cruising 45 minutes to the Gulf.

Full-day charters include wetting a line at reefs along the Eastern Shore and sightings in the intercoastal waterway. You can include stopping for dinner or luch  at any of the Marina Restuarants along the way.

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Ingram Bayou

Arnica Bay dolphin sightings will travel southeast through the Intercoastal Waterway, passing Wolf Bay, Bayou La Launch to our destination in Arnica Bay in waters off Orange Beach, Alabama. right to the heart of numerous restaurants, marinas, secluded beaches and boating activity. On this charter not only can you wet a line, you will see beautiful landscapes, wildlife, yachts and a feel for what living on the water is really like!

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Pirates Cove

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Big Daddy's Grill

Full-day charters also include a tour of Ingram Bayou, a protected anchoring with calm water, wildlife and dolphin. Many locals stop here and throw out rafts to swim, picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Our Navy Cove Charter travels to the southern end of Mobile Bay where dolphin can routinely be sighted along Fort Morgan and Navy Cove.

Our full-day charters can combine the best of all worlds on the water from wetting a line to  dolphin sightings and swimming either in fresh water or saltwater beaches. Fish and Magnolia Rivers are popular freshwater areas where you can bring lunch on board or dock at Big Daddy's Pub. “Devils Hole” or the “ICE BOX,” selected by Alabama Living in 2018 are two of the top Natural Swimming Holes in Alabama and one of the last waterways to receive  U.S. Postal Mail Delivery by water.

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Middle Bay Light-House

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Sand Island Lighthouse

Middle Bay Lighthouse built in 1885 is one of the last “screw-pile” lighthouses left standing in the United States. This light house sits near the Mobile Ship Channel where visitors often see Oil Tankers, Cruise Ships, Shrimp Trawlers, even Warships traveling in or out of Mobile Port. It’s very common to also see pods of dolphin feeding around the Middle Bay Lighthouse or the ship channel.

Sand Island lighthouse is the beacon for mariners coming from the Gulf of Mexico and entering Mobile Bay. From this view of the lighthouse, you can also see Historic Fort Morgan to your east and Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island to your west.  Depending on the tides, you might also experience the “tide-line” where Mobile Bay brackish water meets the Saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico forming a distinct change in the color of the water.

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Dolphin Sighting on Mobile Bay

Weather permitting you can also see some breathtaking Sunsets upon returning to the launch.

SUNSETS ON MOBILE BAY

Without a doubt, clear or partly cloudy days on Mobile Bay offer spectacular Sunsets from the Eastern Shore. We offer charters in North Bay with the Mobile Skyline and USS Alabama in the background, in Middle Bay with Middle Bay Lighthouse in the background and South Mobile Bay with the Dauphin Island Bridge in the background.

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Mobile Bay fishing charters on North Mobile Bay is a perfect way to end a fabulous day on the water or an amazing complement to a dining experience at The Blue Gill, The Oyster Bar or Ralph & Kacoos on the causeway.   

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Mobile Bay Adventures offers half-day charters in the Mobile Tensaw River Delta and the Weeks Bay Watershed.  Afternoon tours launch from the Causeway for the Mobile Delta and Hwy 98 Fish River Bridge in Fairhope for Weeks Bay. 

River Delta

The Mobile Tensaw River Delta is Alabama’s largest wetland ecosystem and the second largest river delta in the United States. We can target either fresh or saltwater species. The Delta is approximately 45 miles long and covers over 400 square miles of wetland. It is characterized by numerous tributary rivers, streams, bayous and creeks, including the waters of the Tensaw, Tombigbee and Alabama rivers and maintains the areas ecological balance, filtering impurities from approximately 15% of our countries fresh water.

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Weeks Bay Watershed

The Weeks Bay Watershed is part of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program encompassing approximately 130,000 acres of southwest Baldwin County. The watershed includes the Fish River and Magnolia River drainage basins as well as several small creeks that enter Weeks Bay directly.

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When visiting the Weeks Bay Watershed, we highly recommend that you take the time to visit Weeks Bay Visitor Center to learn about coastal habitats through its exhibits and collections of animals and regional plants and self-guiding nature trails that wind through wetlands, marshes, forests and a pitcher plant bog .

Mobile Bay Adventures offers three-hour charters through the southwest area of the estuary. We cover all of Weeks Bay and the drainage basin of Fish and Magnolia Rivers, including, Turkey Branch and Waterhole Branch in Fish River and Noltie Creek in Magnolia River.

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Glass Bottom Dolphin Cruise

Explore the Gulf Coast and experience wild dolphins in their natural environment on our popular glass bottom dolphin cruise in Orange Beach. Reserve your spot today!

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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy the last light of the day as you look for dolphins and other marine life aboard our gorgeous glass bottom boat. You just can’t beat an Orange Beach sunset on the water!

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You can charter a private boat for anything from a birthday party to a company outing, church outing, school event, or even a family reunion.

DDU Exclusive Adult Cruise

Join us on our NEW Adult Only Adventure while seeing fantastic views and new faces to mingle with!

Orange Beach's Best Guided Dolphin Tours

"Absolutely Wonderful Experience!!! Captain Schmidty and 1st mate Bill were so kind and knowledgeable!!!Highly Recommend !!!! Sunset tour was so enjoyable and Beautiful!!! Saw several dolphins!!!!! Thanks So Much Dolphins Down Under.... Bill also made a yummy Pink Dolphin drink for us "

"Dolphins Down Under was a fantastic experience. My wife and I went on the sunset cruise and we both felt you couldn't beat the value of an amazing guided tour and beautiful sunset background. We saw several dolphins and really had a wonderful time. The team of guys that run this charter are fantastic and they truly make the ride an awesome experience."

"My kids, my parents and I went out on a dolphin cruise and had a wonderful time! I highly recommend! The staff was wonderful and my son loved being about to drive the boat! We saw lots of dolphins and even saw a baby dolphin! Great time for family of all ages! We will definitely be back! Thanks again captain Schmidty and Zoe for a great time!"

"My family loved both the dolphin cruise and the snorkeling adventure. Staff went out of their way to find dolphins (which we saw lots of) and even made my children feel comfy while snorkeling. We will surely book with them again! Thanks for the memories!"

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Dolphin cruise + sea-life experience + water fight, daytime cruises.

Passengers (AGES 12+) – $26 (+tax)

Passengers (AGES 2 to 11) – $21 (+tax)

INFANTS UNDER AGE 2 – $12 (+tax)

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SUNSET CRUISES

Enjoy a fantastic 2-hour dolphin cruise , our educational sea-life experience, water wars, and dolphin combined with the ambiance of a beautiful Gulf Coast Sunset.

Passengers (AGES 12+) – $30 (+tax)

Passengers (AGES 11 and under, including infants) – $21 (+tax)

When booking your dolphin cruise, please note that we have 2 identical boats that load in different parking lots. Pay attention to the address that you are emailed or texted.

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Welcome to The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruise. We look forward to having you! Reservations are required. Our boats are large enough to provide more comfort, less passengers and a personal experience for your family! We hope you will come see us soon!

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Southern Rose Parasailing & Dolphin Cruises

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The Best Dolphin Cruise

Dolphin cruises in Orange Beach, AL are a great time for the whole family! We guarantee you’ll see dolphin! Come cruise the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal Waterway, and Perdido Bay.

Southern Rose Dolphin Cruises offers fun, exhilarating dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, and parasailing adventures along the Gulf Coast in Alabama. Our dolphin cruises leave from Happy Harbor Marina, located at 27212 Marina Road in Orange Beach. Once you are onboard you will enjoy a narrative tour of the area waterways and sit back listening to beach music as we seek out the bottlenose dolphin.

For your convenience, we have a snack bar on the boat which serves sandwiches, soft drinks, candy, chips, ice cream, beer, wine and mixed drinks. We allow our guests to bring their own coolers for nonalcoholic beverages. For a truly amazing experience, we guarantee that you will see a dolphin on each cruise.

Although you can’t swim with the dolphins, we get as close as possible in order to give you an experience with these beautiful animals that you’ll never forget. Whether you are planning a trip with a loved one, or would like to plan dinner party for a large group we can accommodate everyone!

Reservations are required.

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Parasailing in Orange Beach

There’s no better way to take in the picturesque scenery of Alabama’s coastline than from above. Southern Rose Dolphin Trips has been offering the best parasailing adventures in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Perdido Key since 2004.

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Jet Ski Rentals

Experience the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico with waverunner rentals from Southern Rose Parasailing & Dolphin Cruises. Book your Orange Beach waverunner!

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Daytime dolphin cruises.

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Affordable family fun!

$18 ages 13 and up $15 ages 3 – 12 ages 2 and under ride Free! Daytime dolphin cruise times vary. Check our calendar and book your dolphin cruise with us today !

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Sunset Dolphin Cruise Gulf Shores Alabama

A beautiful Sunset cruise!

$18 ages 3 and up ages 2 and under ride Free! Sunset dolphin cruises are a great way to experience the beauty of a Gulf Coast sunset and dolphins all in one. Check our calendar and book your sunset dolphin cruise with us today !

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Surf’s Up Dolphin Cruises 28101 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL 36561 Ph: 251.965.7873

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Dolphin Cruise

Whether you come yourself or with family, Cruise Orange Beach welcomes you on a dolphin tour! The fun begins with a relaxing ride in the Gulf of Mexico where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the bays. Along the way, we will interact with some marine wildlife (including dolphins, of course). Book now for a fun family adventure!

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Experience Orange Beach with us!

Cruise Orange Beach is a local family owned dolphin cruise/tour company. We have a 52 ft. boat that carries 75 passengers and is certified to carry passengers into the Gulf of Mexico.

Expect lots of fun and exciting dolphin encounters on our tour! From time to time, we have water battles with several other vessels that we encounter while out on the water (rarely on the Sunset Cruise). If time allows, the crew pulls a crab pot up to see what the daily catch is to show the kids. If the dolphin are feeling playful, they often surf in our boat wake while we are cruising!

Book a cruise with us today to explore the best ocean adventures Orange Beach has to offer!

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"They took us out into the gulf because it was so calm. There was a wonderful breeze, and our guide was bound and determined to find us some dolphins. His persistence paid off. We saw a two different small pods. The ride itself was worth every penny, the dolphin sightings were the icing on the cake."

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"This was an amazing cruise they were very informative and made sure we were able to see dolphins!!!! I will definitely use this cruise again when I am down there!! For a great time book a cruise now you will not be sorry!!!!!"

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"Amazing from first time dolphin tour! It was worth every penny spent! Dolphins came right up behind the boat SO close!!! My son was only 11 months old and he had a BLAST. Definitely family friendly!"

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"Speak crew on the boat was so much fun. We saw multiple dolphins. The boat is clean and safe. The rates were so reasonable. What a great time for family and friends do spend together!"

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"Captain was very entertaining & crew was helpful & friendly. Cruise was amazing & saw plenty of dolphins. Was never boring & even had a fight with a pirate ship!! Favorite part of vacation for my kids & will 100% be back!!"

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"We had an amazing time on the dolphin cruise. We saw dolphins and they were excited to have visitors. The captain was very informative and cautious. It was very choppy. We will definitely return and recommend your services. Thank you."

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"I would say I have been on many Dolphin Cruises in my life and this one was on the top of the list. We have two foster kids who had never even saw the ocean before and they had a blast. Thanks for a great time for them."

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Orange Beach, AL

Join us while we cruise the waters of orange beach.

Orange Beach, AL is a small city located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Recognized as one of the safest cities in the state, Orange Beach is a popular travel destination for individuals and families looking to enjoy time by the water. Orange Beach is also considered a hub for water sports, and that includes dolphin watching.

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Spend the day cruising with dolphins!

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Cruise the enchanting world of the dolphins in Orange Beach, AL!

Prepare to be captivated by their remarkable charm and grace as you witness them in their natural habitat against the stunning backdrop of pristine turquoise waters. Get ready for an unforgettable encounter with these magnificent marine mammals as they dance through the waters, leaving you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Go sightseeing and learn more about the wildlife as you spot dolphins! Enjoy insightful audio narration and capture moments with wildlife.

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Island Adventure

An exciting 4-in-1 excursion! Spend the day on a private secluded island snorkeling, swimming, or just plain relaxing and we will take care of the rest for you and your group.

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Captain’s Custom Boat Tour

We can take you for dolphin sightings, bird watching, visiting some famous waterside bars, relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling, or swimming!

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The Fun Boat Dolphin Cruises, Home of the Water Wars is the premier fun dolphin cruise for Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Our 2 Hour Dolphin Cruises in the bays surrounding Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are unique and offer something that can't be found anywhere else, that's why we're called the Fun Boat! We will get you close to Wild Dolphins as they play and wrestle just like children; Dolphins love to put on a show. You'll also be a part of our Water Wars Water Gun Fights, the staff on the upper deck vs the lower deck! Your kids will not want to get off the boat! - We have inside and outside seating, snack bar as well as a very nice restroom. Large Boat, Less Passengers, More Room - Must have reservations - Call today for times and information.

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  • 27075 Marina Road
  • Orange Beach, AL 36561

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Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise - Orange Beach

Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise in Orange Beach, Alabama, guarantees you will see dolphins on your tour!

Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise

If you are looking for a leisurely Orange Beach dolphin tour that is great for the whole family, this is a really good option.

The tour starts with a safety briefing from the captain explaining where things are on the boat. Kids under a certain age need to wear life jackets when out on the open deck. The crew will help you get the right size life jacket for each child.

The Southern Rose Dolphin Cruises depart next to Tacky Jacks Orange Beach, heading past the Orange Beach Islands and down Bayou Saint John.

One thing the captain stressed is there can be dolphins in the first ten minutes or they may show up at the end of the tour. It really depends on the day and where the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are hanging out.

On our last cruise we spent about an hour cruising down Bayou Saint John, around Bear Point towards Bay La Launch before we saw the first pod of dolphins.

Once we saw the dolphins the boat stopped so everyone had the opportunity to get photos and videos.

After a while we headed back towards Bayou Saint John and ended up seeing another set of dolphins near Ono Island and Cobalt Restaurant .

Both sets of dolphins were pretty active giving us a great show of them hunting for food and playing together.

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Southern Rose Boat Amenities

  • Onboard Snack bar with soft drinks, tropical drinks, beer, and sweet/salty treats.
  • Two levels of indoor and outdoor seating
  • Restrooms on board
  • Professional tour guides

One thing to know about the snack bar is there is a $2 charge for running your credit card for a purchase. You can set up a tab so you only have to pay this fee once.

The indoor seating on the main level of the ship near the snack bar includes tables and chairs along with a padded bench.

There are windows around the entire indoor seating area if you want to look for dolphins but not be out in the wind and sun.

The 2nd level seating is air conditioned and you can easily hear the captain providing commentary on the area and dolphins. They also play fun beach music while cruising so you can enjoy an unforgettable day seeing the best view of Orange Beach from the water.

In order to reach the 2nd level seating there are stairs at the back of the boat.

The main level of the Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise boat has a bench that runs along the side of it great for watching dolphins and enjoying the breeze off of the Gulf.

There is also a bench that runs along the front of the boat with most of these seats being in the direct sun.

The 2nd level of the boat has outdoor seating at the front of the boat. In order to reach this area you will need to walk up a small spiral staircase. The stairs are tight so you want to make sure you are able to comfortably climb stairs while curving up or down the stairwell.

A specific number of guests is available on the 2nd level. There is bench seating built into the viewing area providing a great view of the area.

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What to bring with you

Sunscreen - Please make sure you are prepared for the hot Alabama Gulf Coast sun! Even living here we are amazed at how hot it is some days.

Camera - Bring your best camera to get epic dolphin photos!

Sunglasses - These will help keep the glare down and make it easier to see the dolphins.

Non-alcoholic drinks - You can bring water, soda, or your favorite drink onboard with you. Just make sure they are all non-alcoholic.

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Address - Happy Harbor Marina 27212 Marina Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA

Near Tacky Jacks Orange Beach .

This is also the location of Happy Harbor Marina Pontoon Boat Rentals , Top Tier Watersports which offers an Orange Beach parasailing excursion .

They also have jet ski rentals along with guided tours. You can also rent single or tandem kayaks along with paddleboard rentals .

Phone - 251-303-8524

Hours - Tours are offered daily

Length of Tour - Dolphin tours last 90-minute up to a two-hour ride.

Accessibility - The boat tour is not wheelchair accessible. There are a couple of steps to get down onto the boat.

If you have mobility restrictions I would stick to the main level of the boat. There is a small step over to get into the indoor seating on the main level. The top levels both have staircases including a spiral staircase to the seating area on the top level.

Plus Size Seating - The bench seating that runs around the main level of the boat is comfortable. There is shaded and open sun areas.

The first level indoor seating has chairs that are nice and sturdy. The second level has some folding chairs so those will depend on your comfort level.

Dress Code/Suggestions - Casual, weather appropriate

Pets - Pets are not allowed on the boat.

Parking   - There is designated parking in the marina parking area. Follow the signs for the dolphin tour parking. It is a gravel lot.

Restaurants and Attractions nearby

Carver's Steakhouse - One of the best steak restaurants in Orange Beach.

GT's on the Bay  - This epic coastal restaurant has an aquarium in the dining room. The entire family will love watching the large fish swim by or looking for dolphins in the Intercoastal Waterway.

Cotton Bayou Public Beach Access   - Check out this gorgeous public beach access in Orange Beach.

The Wharf  -  One of the top attractions in Orange Beach is located just down the street from GTs. Enjoy amazing shopping, live music, and a huge  Wharf Ferris wheel .

Orange Beach Waterfront Park  - This great Orange Beach Park is open year-round with picnic shelters, barbecue grills, two restrooms, kids' park, and a fishing pier.

Luna's Eat & Drink  - Great coastal southern food plus traditional favorites! Don't miss their meat and 3 lunch special.

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Sunset pirate cruise for family

This was a family activity with 3 adults 2 teens and a 4 y/o. The crew were very entertaining, music was fun, and the activities were good for all ages. There were two things that were said and done that were a little inappropriate for the 4 y/o. The first was that they were going to throw the passengers overboard because they didn’t pass the pirate training and the other was after the kids were allowed to select their fair share of the treasure, one of the pirates came by and playfully took his treasure, both of these sent him into a meltdown. Now granted he was tired but just be careful that your little ones understand the playfulness of the crew.

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We had an amazing time on the Screaming Eagle. It has become our new favorite thing. Our captain, T-Bone, did an excellent job of making our trip fun and memorable. Thank you and we look forward to visiting again.

Great crew staff. Helpful with fishing. Fun trip half full boat. No big fish caught we couldn’t keep the reds - we were a week too early. Put us on a good spot . Short ride out so longer to fish. Saw a massive sea turtle and dolphins. Overall great trip. If you go take Dramamine starting the night before stop as top not get sick!

The fishing trip is for tourists only while the captain couldn't guarantee catching fish he also couldn't control the boat. My side of the boat stayed with our lines under the boat .The mate fished more than I did with my old line breaking everytime you hooked a decent fish, waiting on him to finish to get me a new leader. The boat ride is part of the experience but we had to set inside where it was too hot so they could clean the boat for the next trip. All in all the service was terrible and the fishing line was not updated and only one choice of bait. P.S. the mate hooked up several times while using live bait but his old line snapped every time which was poetic justice lmao

The trip was good. Make sure when you are going out sit inside or back of boat or you will get wet. We caught several fish and they cleaned afterwards. One person on our boat caught a 20lb plus amberjack. I would go again.

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My family and I enjoyed this dolphin cruise so much! We had 5 kids and 4 adults and were on with another family. Everyone had a fantastic view! We had Captain Jason and Kyle and they were fantastic! We were able to get up close to dolphins, they explained everything and was very informative! They are definitely good at what they do! I highly recommend!

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New Caribbean travel alert: Cruise line cancels more visits to popular tropical resort

  • Updated: May. 30, 2024, 12:54 p.m. |
  • Published: May. 30, 2024, 7:06 a.m.

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A bus set on fire by gang members at the Portail neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph) AP

A cruise line has canceled more visits to its private resort due to violence in the country and a new U.S. travel alert.

Royal Caribbean first suspended stops at its private resort in Labadee, Haiti in March. The suspension will now last through at least fall, the cruise line confirmed to USA Today.

“The safety and security of our guests, crew, and communities we visit are our top priority,” a spokesperson for the cruise line told USA Today. “Our Global Security and Intel Team is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Haiti, and in an abundance of caution we have suspended all visits to Labadee fleetwide through September 2024.”

Royal Caribbean will continue to “monitor and reassess calls as needed,” the spokesperson said.

READ MORE: State Department issues worldwide travel alert

Haiti is currently under a Level 4 “Do Not Visit” advisory, the highest warning from the U.S. State Department, due to gang violence and riots. According to the United Nations, more than 2,500 people were killed or injured as a result of gang violence in Haiti in the first quarter of the year. Earlier this month, Dave and Natalie Lloyd, missionaries from Missouri who were working with youth in the country, were attacked and fatally shot by gang members as they were leaving a church service.

In its latest alert, the State Department said the security situation is Haiti is “unpredictable and dangerous” and any travel there should be “conducted at your own risk.”

“The U.S. government cannot guarantee your safety traveling to airports, borders or during any onward travel” the alert said. “You should consider your personal security situation before traveling anywhere in Haiti. Only attempt to depart Haiti or travel within Haiti if you believe it is safe for you to do so.”

Among the risks cited were violent crimes, including kidnapping for ransom.

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USA Today recognizes Showboat Branson Belle as country's 2nd Best Boat Tour

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Silver Dollar City is once again recognized for one of its popular attractions.

USA Today 10Best announced on Wednesday that the Showboat Branson Belle received second place for the Best Boat Tour in the country. A part of the Silver Dollar City theme park, the Showboat Branson Belle wraps up a two-hour cruise, three-course meal and show into one experience on Table Rock Lake.

Tickets are available on the Silver Dollar City website at silverdollarcity.com/showboat-branson/ . General seating tickets start at $69 for adults and $42 for children ages 4-11.

Throughout the year, USA Today 10Best publishes numerous  Readers' Choice Awards , which highlight the best in travel, food and drink, and lifestyle. Industry experts help nominate their favorite 20 points of interest and then readers help narrow the list down to the top 10 choices.

More: USA Today recognizes Silver Dollar City as country's Best Theme Park

Chicago's First Lady Cruises took home the title as the Best Boat Tour. The 90-minute cruise on the Chicago River highlights the city's history.

Following the Showboat Branson Belle were the following boat tours:

  • 3rd place: London Bridge Jet Boat Tours in Laughlin, Nevada
  • 4th place: Little Toot Dolphin Adventure in Clearwater, Florida
  • 5th place: Salt Marsh Safari on The Skimmer in Cape May, New Jersey
  • 6th place: Sail Wild Hearts in Orange Beach, Alabama
  • 7th place: Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • 8th place: Kenai Fjord Tours in Seward, Alaska
  • 9th place: Cape Water Tours and Taxi in Lewes, Delaware
  • 10th place: Holo Holo Charters in Eleele, Hawaii

Industry experts for the Best Boat Tour award included Florida and Caribbean guide Chelle Koster Walton, Outdoor Writers Association of America Executive Director Chez Chesak, Chicago journalist Jacky Runice, freelance travel writer Jamie Davis Smith, travel and guidebook writer Marla Cimini, Pittsburg journalist Meg St-Esprit, Los-Angeles travel journalist Molly O'Brien, Little Family Adventure founder Nicky Omohundro, travel and wellness expert Olivia Christine Perez, LGBTQ family travel blog writer Rob Taylor and 10Best Readers' Choice Awards panelist Tamara Gane.

Greta Cross is the trending topics reporter for the Springfield News-Leader. She has more than five years of journalism experience covering everything from Ozarks history to Springfield’s LGBTQIA+ community. Follow her on X and Instagram @gretacrossphoto. Story idea? Email her at [email protected] .

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