Dolphin & whale watching in Orange Beach

THE 10 BEST Dolphin & Whale Watching in Orange Beach, AL

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Orange Beach

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  • Krysta4
    1 contribution
    We loved this expedition! Our kids had a great time and we saw the dolphins a lot. They also had a really fun touch tank that was unexpected. The staff was incredibly friendly. Highly recommend!
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Kellyraylie
    Golden, TX1 contribution
    Our family had a great trip with Captain Jason ! This was our first fishing guide trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it! He was great with our 14 year old daughter and 12 year old son ! Besides catching some great fish , we saw several dolphins up close!!
    Would highly recommend!
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Glynn H
    1 contribution
    Captain Randy, his boat and the trip was awesome, we will be back! Great day and great weather. Best docking job I have ever witnessed, knows his boat well!
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • Mimi
    2 contributions
    We went jet skiing yesterday with Michael - we were here 2 years ago and had michael give us our own personal jet ski adventure so we were thrilled to find out Michael was here again to give us the best ever adventure for our kids - we even had to recreate the photo with all the grandkids from 2 years ago! You are given instructions on the wave runners and allowed to play in an open area until all in the group driving are comfortable - our trip had some weather issues and they more than made up for that - were very easy to schedule with and then boy did we see dolphins and the website is right - they were literally feet from us ..... best thing you will do in orange beach......Everyone in our group had a great time - adults and kids alike and we were a group of 8 from 8 years old to well just say there were a nana and a mimi there! Book with this group it is amazing!!!!
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Mykalyster
    Dallas, TX1 contribution
    The captain and crew were very friendly, they let young kids (and any brave adults) take pictures in the captain’s seat and “drive” the boat. They provided drinks and snacks on board at very affordable prices! The Explorer boat was the perfect size, small enough to get close to the dolphins’ shallow feeding waters, providing an intimate experience for everyone onboard. Overall it was a great experience, I will be coming back Cetacean Cruises.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • barkeramber
    Waldron, AR1 contribution
    We chose this attraction for family vacation and were pleased. The staff was friendly and engaging. We saw several dolphins as promised and shared alot of laughs as a family. Would recommend this!
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Lacey M
    4 contributions
    Loved Captain Ace from the moment he made fun of my last name. Neil was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. Alabama coastal weather is unpredictable at best and we tried to wait for the storm to blow over but when we got on the water it started to drizzle then turned into a full rain. We saw dolphins and but by the time we returned I felt like was a weathered salty sea dog. I had a ball listening to music and pointing out dolphins. Maybe it’s just me, but if you want to have a laid back cruise this is the one.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Erick S
    Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
    Captain Glenn was exceptional. We did the 3hrs exclusion and we all had a great time. As first time kayaking, he did great explaining the techniques. The kids were fully entertained and love swimming around throughout the excursion.
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • Rebecca D
    2 contributions
    Great sunset sail. Boat was clean and shiny. Crew expert and friendly. Scenery was beautiful and even saw rainbows. The fellow passengers were all families and pleasant to be with. I felt lucky to be on the water. Our extended family of 14 had a wonderful time and will make a great memory.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • Arch_9
    Missouri17 contributions
    It was not just a Dolphin Cruise it is an hour and half of entertainment. Our group of four adults and 5 kids, ages 10 - 17, all had a great time on a sunset cruise. Captain Jeremy keeps the mood light and you can tell from his attitude he just loves helping other people see Dolphins. He is sincerely happy for his customers. We lost track of the number of Dolphins we saw, and there was also other entertainment. Not to give too much away, but I doubt there are many dolphin cruises where clients are entertained by a Macaw and "bay gulls". If our experience is any indication, you won't find a higher value experience in the area. We highly recommend this cruise.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Stacey P
    1 contribution
    We had a great day on the water!!! The weather was iffy so they worked with us and we delayed our 8 hour trip. Best decision! The captain was knowledgeable and thorough with his walk through directions. We had his personal cell phone if we needed anything while on the water. I highly recommend.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • The_Clegg_Clan
    1 contribution
    The best time ever! Our family had such a wonderful experience the moment we arrived. The customer service was excellent. The staff was diligent; walked us through details and took the time to explain safety measures, which eased our children’s unknown expectations. We all left with smiles from ear to ear! Thank you for making this a memorable experience!!!
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Kenzi S
    5 contributions
    Captain Harold was amazing! We went for a private 2 hour trip with our 3 teenagers and 6 year old. He was so patient and personable with the kids. Highly recommended for a relaxing family outing!
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • MarcKathi
    Mount Olive, New Jersey27 contributions
    My family of 4 (kids 16 & 18) had an awesome time on the SWIM, CHILL AND GRILL EXCURSION. Visited a beautiful uninhabited island, went swimming, grilled on the boat and went tubing. Everyone had a great time, and highly recommends Gulf Island Charters. The private cruise was exactly what our family wanted, it was a great excursion.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Kelly O
    19 contributions
    8 hour boat ride for our girls trip! James and Blake are the bomb! They were very professional...we felt very safe with them. They took care of every need. We didn’t have a second where we needed something and they didn’t take care of it. We are booking with them again! Do not hesitate to book with them!
    Written April 23, 2021
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