The best highlight of your afternoon in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is on our dolphin cruise! Spot our playful friends and get to know who’s who in the pod with our expert guides. On this tour, we focus solely on dolphins!
Dolphin and Nature Eco Tour
The Best Orange Beach Dolphin Cruise
Available 7 Days a Week!
Check the calendar for times and availability.
- Person 13+
- Children Ages 3 - 12
The Best Dolphin Cruise in Alabama
This is our most popular cruise offering-a fan favorite! Our two-hour Dolphin and Nature tour departs from the Wharf Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. This is a fun, educational tour that consists of locating and learning about our resident dolphin pod, as well as learning about the local wildlife [flora and fauna] that call the back bays home!
Our knowledgeable tour guides and captain point out the local flora and fauna. You may see osprey and their nests, herons, bald eagles, and red-tailed hawks.
The Explorer allows us to get as close as safely possible to the banks and the local marine and wildlife. Because the boat only needs 16 to 18 inches of water underneath, we can sneak into our local estuaries, where few other boats can go, providing you with a truly unique and memorable experience.
Kids become Jr. Co-Captains when they board so they can assist the Captain!
*Please note: we are not handicapped accessible, and we do not permit strollers on board.*
**The Explorer also offers Private Cruises; Perfect for School Field Trips, Family Reunions, and Corporate Outings.**
Customers must be prepared to show a physical, valid form of ID when ordering alcoholic beverages. You must be at least 21 years of age to order and consume alcoholic beverages. Expired IDs are NOT valid. Valid forms of ID include:
- Non-expired, valid driver’s license
- Valid U.S. Uniformed Service Identification [Military ID]
- Valid passport
- Valid Alabama non-drivers ID issued by Dept. of Public Safety
Strollers are not permitted on board. There simply is not enough floor space to accommodate strollers of any kind. Please leave your stroller in your vehicle, or you will be asked to leave it dockside.
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.