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“A great value”
Review of Cetacean Cruises

Cetacean Cruises
Ranked #18 of 95 Tours in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Lewisville, TX
Level Contributor
43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A great value”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is not the best dolphin cruise that I have been on, but for the price, it is well worth your time. The crew is very friendly, but could be a bit more informative. However, they do deliver on finding dolphins. We saw numerous dolphins at a very close range. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and a very pleasant way to spend a few hours on the water. With internet coupon, the cost is only $17 a person - quite a bargain!

Visited July 2013
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El Dorado, Arkansas
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“Very great scenic entertainment!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The captain and tour guide Nick were very friendly & informative! The children loved driving the boat and a few of us adults did too! ;)

Visited August 2013
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Waco, Texas
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Family Friendly Dolphin Cruise”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great Family Friendly Dolphin Cruise. If you have an adult only group, go on Cold Mil Dolphin Cruise to actually see the dolphins jumping out of the water right by the boat. This cruise was more of a laid back one with plenty of dolphin sightings to keep the kids entertained. This one is in the bay, friendly service from the deck hand and Captain. They'll let the kids drive the boat. Very organized check-in system & they get you out on the water when promised for your 1 1/2 cruise. The other plus to this boat is the restroom on board. Very clean.

Visited July 2013
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Kansas City, MO
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Inexpensive way to finish the day”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Booked the two hour sunset cruise, which included the dolphin watching and the nature cruise. Ride was on a pontoon boat with about 25 people and on the bay side, boat has a bathroom and you can buy drinks or snacks., they also let you bring a cooler if you want--we didn't. Guide offered the typical cheesy humor but did have some good facts, we saw plenty of dolphins, but usually form a distance, we could never really get close., we were starting to get a little bit bored with things until be went into the marsh for the last 30-40 minutes and learned quite a few things about the ecosystem, this was unexpected and a bonus. Great opportunity for pictures on the way back in with the sun setting. Guide will take family pics for you if you'd like and kids have photo opps driving the boat. TIP: If you book this, go to the website and print off the coupon, also can't imagine taking this drip during the day, sunset made it worthwhile and can't imagine doing dolphin only, the nature cruise saved this trip. Great way to finish the day, but wouldn't waste beach time or another activity to do this in day.

Visited July 2013
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Saw several dauphin several times”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Just came back from the sunset tour and my family & I truly had a great time. Very shortly after leaving the dock, we started seeing dauphin. The captain & guide were very knowledgeable about the surroundings & the dauphin. We went back into a secluded marsh to try & see some alligator but did not come across any. Even though we did not find any alligator, it was still a cool part of the trip, just seeing the environment.

In short, if I know of any friends coming to Gulf Shores, I would recommend this activity!

Visited July 2013
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