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Address: 25991 W Perdido Ave, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5808
Phone Number: 251-550-8000
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We are from landlocked Oklahoma - so I was very excited about the Dolphin & Nature cruise. It was a little lackluster, we only saw a few dolphins and mostly from far away - one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
countryreim
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a neat little boat ride but doesn't leave the bay and you may not see but less than a handful of the 40 or so dolphins that are native to the area and maybe some birds. It seems more interesting on the brochure. The captain is great though and knowledgeable. He spills fun facts throughout the ride and as... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from landlocked Oklahoma - so I was very excited about the Dolphin & Nature cruise. It was a little lackluster, we only saw a few dolphins and mostly from far away - one breached close to the boat at the end of the trip. I had to keep in mind that nature runs itself, noone can plan when/where... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 14 went on the dolphin/nature cruise consisting of 6 kids under the age of 6. The captain and his deck hand were very friendly, accommodating, and informative. While we did see dolphins we followed the same 2 dolphins the whole time. The boat never leaves the bay although we did go on the "nature" part of the... More 

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Thomasville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing cruise! Great low-key island music and fun interaction with other passengers. Can't imagine a better way to end the summer! Amazing memories that will keep us smiling through the school year and beyond. Loved our captain and deck hand. Very attentive and took great pics of the family while we enjoyed the cruise.

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Thank mgramy
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were guaranteed to see dolphins and we did! It took some searching but our Captain and guide made the search fun. The wildlife tour was great for those who have never seen the scrubby, pine coast of Alabama. They have snacks on board and also allow ice chests. It is on the back bays of Orange Beach so it... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Nice time, saw lots of dolphins. The captain from Mississippi State was fun and skilled and first mate Hannah was terrific. The nature part of the tour was also interesting.

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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Our motor home excursion to Orange Beach had one primary goal: to visit friends we haven't seen in a long while and celebrate a special birthday. However, those very friends, Starlin and Lisa Lanier, surprised us and on our first night took us aboard their new 52' sailboat for a sunset/moonlit cruise. They are the proud owner/operators of Cetacean Cruises.... More 

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La Vernia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a good time. The Dolphins were delightful. It was a treat to see parent and young calf. The captain was informative and truly cared that we all saw the Dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Best excursion of our vacation! Make sure you take the Dolphin/Nature Cruise..it is AWESOME!! The Captain and Deck Hand were fun and very informative. I have been on many dolphin cruises...this one is by far the BEST!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went on a sunset dolphin cruise and nature viewing excursion. By renting through Anchor Vacations, we were offered one free adult admission for the cruise. We had a very nice time and saw lots of dolphin activity. I was concerned about motion sickness but did not have any issues with the cruise. The captain was very informative about dolphin... More 

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