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Cetacean Cruises

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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604
+1 251-550-8000
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Great trip! Breezy and Ace are awesome! We saw lots of creatures. Very educational, too! Enough... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janice S
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Water Valley, Kentucky
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Nice boat ride!

This was a good boat ride with dolphin sitings and some history about the area. Karen and Will are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
STL12345
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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Dolphin / Nature Tours : Our 2 hour tour takes you to see our resident Dolphin Pod in the calm waters of the Bays of Orange Beach, Alabama. After learning about the dolphins and taking lots of upclose pictures, we then take you into our beautiful bayous for an ecotour, where you may see wildlife ranging from Ospreys, Eagles, Deer or maybe even an Alligator! Smooth Sailing Tours: Come Sail Away with Cetacean Cruises Have you ever experienced a sailing adventure aboard a two-hull sailboat? Two hulls provide stability for a smooth ride without leaning to one side. Come enjoy a two-hour sail at sunset aboard the Cetacean, a 52-foot Hawaiian catamaran. Day sailing tours are great for the entire family! With the wind in our sails, the Cetacean skims along the waters of Orange Beach, Alabama. While out sailing, you’ll see coastal wildlife and marine life all around. Take in the sights and sounds as pelicans and cormorants dive into the water; bald eagles, egrets and sea gulls.
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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great trip! Breezy and Ace are awesome! We saw lots of creatures. Very educational, too! Enough said...

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your trip! We appreciate you joining us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good boat ride with dolphin sitings and some history about the area. Karen and Will are well informed about the area and dolphins. Even though we didn't get to see many dolphins, and the ones we saw came up really fast for...More

1  Thank STL12345
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Lisa L, Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a relaxing boat cruise and saw wild dolphins in the bay. We took the cruise at 12:30, which could have been very hot, but with the shaded area of the boat and breeze from the water and from driving, it was very comfortable. The...More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the nice review. We do offer shorter trips, our 2 hour trip is the most popular though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great with children! Super fun trip with a Keri and Captain Will are fantastic! Would definitely recommend to families!

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We do have a SUPER DUPER CREW! (as Carrie would say, LOL!) Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience with us and others!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on multiple cruises with this company and have never been disappointed. They are all very friendly and keep you entertained the whole trip. My kids love it because they let them drive the boat!

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! We love our customers and work diligently for reviews just like this one!!! Please come visit us again!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the money to see a few dolphin fins. Hot and crowded. A bigger boat with more room to walk around would have been better.More

1  Thank Oldbunnies
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your trip. We try diligently to make every cruise a fun and comfortable trip. It is July, so yes, it is hot in the south! Dolphin are wild animals- we can't control how they are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed!! Seen plenty of dolphins and learned a lot of new neat things about the mammals. Drinks and snacks were all a dollar very nice price. Each kid was allowed to drive the boat (with the conductor of course) which was a extra bonus....More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is the kind of review we strive for! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved First Mate Breezy and Captain Ace. They both kept us informed and able to see many dolphins and learn lots of new facts. Very fun experience for both kids.

1  Thank sams0402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 adults and 2 toddlers joined Cetacean Cruises for a 2 hour tour of the Bay to see dolphins and other wildlife. Captain Will and First Mate Carrie were fun, entertaining and accommodating. Both have extensive experience in researching and studying dolphins...More

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the sunset cruise and had 5 children aged 8-18. The cruise was amazing! We saw many dolphins and the kids got dolphin “tattoos”! The captain let each of our little ones “drive” the boat and use his binoculars. There are cold drinks to...More

2  Thank KeriCfromMissouri
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ibrittney
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Response from weiesan | Reviewed this property |
There is a covered area for shade and comfortable seating. I would suggest calling ahead about minimim age. This is about a four hour cruise. Enjoy your time on the gulf.
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