Mobile Bay Dolphin Cruises
Mobile Bay Adventures offers families and small groups, up to 6 people, both full and half-day Dolphin Cruises from the Eastern Shore. Spend the day on the water versus fighting bumper to bumper traffic all the way down to the Gulf and standing in line to get on a party boat with 25 to 100 other tourists. Sighting dolphin the way we locals have been doing it for years is just one of many enjoyable things you experience when cruising 45 minutes to the Gulf.
Our full-day dolphin trips are customized to your preferences and may include lots of local scenery, water activities, private beaches, freshwater rivers and dining at one of the many popular restaurants, all by boat. Full-day charters offer a lot of “bang for the buck” because we cover a lot of territory and take the time to enjoy the surroundings. It becomes a private charter so there is something for everyone! We want your family to have a memorable day on the water.
Arnica Bay Dolphin Cruises travel southeast through the Intercoastal Waterway, passing Wolf Bay, Bayou La Launch to our destination in Arnica Bay in waters off Orange Beach, Alabama. right to the heart of numerous restaurants, marinas, secluded beaches and boating activity. On this cruise you will see beautiful landscapes, wildlife, yachts and a feel for what living on the water is really like!
On our full-day cruises, we make time to enjoy a meal. You can bring your own lunch and picnic on a private beach, eat onboard while cruising, or we can stop at LuLu’s (Jimmy Buffet’s Sister) or Tacky Jacks on the Intercoastal, or grab a burger, take a dip and listen to “live music” at Pirates Cove, one of the locals favorites.
Full-day cruises also include a tour of Ingram Bayou, a protected anchoring with calm water, wildlife and dolphin. Many locals stop here and throw out rafts to swim, picnic and enjoy the scenery.
Our Navy Cove Dauphin Cruise travels to the southern end of Mobile Bay where we sight dolphin along Fort Morgan and Navy Cove. We will cruise by historic Middle Bay Lighthouse and you will get a picturesque view of Sand Island lighthouse in route.
Our full-day dolphin cruise combines the best of Fresh Water Activity with a tour of southern Mobile Bay and the Eastern Shoreline. We will cruise Fish and Magnolia Rivers where you can bring lunch on board or dock at Big Daddy’s Grill to dine and listen to “live” music. We’ll then cruise over to Magnolia River where you will have the opportunity to swim at two local favorites, “Devils Hole” or the “ICE BOX,” selected by Alabama Living in 2018 as one of the top Natural Swimming Holes in Alabama. In route you will view lovely homes on the river that are the very last to receive U.S. Postal Mail Delivery by water.
Middle Bay Lighthouse built in 1885 is one of the last “screw-pile” lighthouses left standing in the United States. This light house sits near the Mobile Ship Channel where visitors often see Oil Tankers, Cruise Ships, Shrimp Trawlers, even Warships traveling in or out of Mobile Port. It’s very common to also see pods of dolphin feeding around the Middle Bay Lighthouse or the ship channel.
Sand Island lighthouse is the beacon for mariners coming from the Gulf of Mexico and entering Mobile Bay. From this view of the lighthouse, you can also see Historic Fort Morgan to your east and Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island to your west. Depending on the tides, you might also experience the “tide-line” where Mobile Bay brackish water meets the Saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico forming a distinct change in the color of the water.
Weather permitting, the last leg of our full-day dolphin cruises showcase a spectacular sunset over Mobile Bay. You will see the sun slowly retreat into the water, illuminating the sky with a beautiful collection of reds, oranges, yellows, and purples.