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Address: SanRoc Marina, 27267 Perdido Beach BLVD #100, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone Number: 251-968-4386
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Description: Join us in search of wild dolphins aboard our Glass-Bottom Catamarans...
Join us in search of wild dolphins aboard our Glass-Bottom Catamarans. This Alabama Dolphin Tour is brought to you by Dolphins Down Under in Orange Beach, Alabama. These new custom vessels are of the most stable of boats, and our knowledgeable Captains and crew will guide you and your family on an exciting, informative quest in the smooth pristine waters of the back bays to watch dolphin frolic and play in their natural environment. Minutes away from Gulf Shores, Alabama!Each vessel is equipped with four large glass panels so that you have a chance to view the dolphins as they play and swim beneath the boats. You will also have the chance to see Osprey Fish Eagles, the Great Blue Heron, and many other wetland creatures and birds in our bay area. The tours lasts 1 ½ Hours, and there are marine restroom facilities available, as well as a snack bar and fitted life vests for children and infants.
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The "glass bottom" was misleading, it was a very small box in the bottom of the boat. The tour guide/captain and another boat merely herded a couple of dolphins in our general... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Harry T
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The "glass bottom" was misleading, it was a very small box in the bottom of the boat. The tour guide/captain and another boat merely herded a couple of dolphins in our general area, but they were too far away to see well, much less get any pictures. Not worth the money.

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NW Arkansas
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52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Enjoy refreshing blended drinks as you cruise over the Florida line and dolphins begin to shoot out of the water along side you- saw baby ones, too

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

we had a wonderful trip with the crew, we saw dolphins both in the bay as well as the gulf. We saw large pods of dolphins that appeared to be circling our boat. The crew was exceptionally friendly, and concerned with myself and one other guest that had slight nausea from the gulf and boat wakes, making certain we were... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

They guarantee to see dolphins but the dolphins are far off . Not a true glass bottom boat either. They also claim to have restroom facilities..... Lol... Better not be shy.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes they guarantee to see dolphins, but the cruz was in line for elderly people. We never left the channel and we never saw anything through the glass bottoms, because we never left the channel. We cruzed at a snails pace in circles around docking areas for too long, but we did see dolphins, so they technically succeeded with their... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Glass Bottom cruise because it was close to where we were staying and they had enough room to get us on with short notice. The boat is a catamaran style and holds about 50 people. Very smooth ride. Captain and mate were both very friendly and helpful. Trip lasted a little under two hours which was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Jeff(Deckhand) and Ace (Captian) did an excellent job making everyone feel comfortable and laugh. As advertised dolphin sitings were made before the boat trip was over. Had a great time!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I think Dolphins Down Under is a really nice company. The captain was super nice and friendly. There was food and drinks you could purchase. I thoroughly just enjoyed the ride. I guess the dolphins are so used to seeing boats all the time though. We saw fins and a little bit of their backs. I am glad that I... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. The crew was very friendly and the captain made sure we got close to see dolphins swimming and coming out of the water. We sat on the front of the boat for a great view. Families with children on the boat especially enjoyed the tour. Adult beverages are for sale.... More 

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Overland Park
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Crew was helpful and friendly. The bottom is not really glass. It is clear plastic and you don't see much but green water. Also they are in little fenced in areas so you would have to stand and look over the fence to even see the viewing area. We went on the lunch cruise. The hamburgers were delicious. We went... More 

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