For getting a deeper look into the unique world of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, there's no better mode of transportation than a boat, specifically one of our inland boat tours. Whether you are interested in exploring our bayous for bird watching or for fishing, we have several options available to you.
Sail Dolphin Cruises
Sail Dolphin offers eco-tours around the various Bays and Harbors that make up the fragmented coast of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. Obtain private cruises that allow you to view the full Orange Beach Harbor, Cotton Bayou, and Tery Cove, or travel around Ono Island. Seek out dolphins or birds, or simply relax and drift around the Bay at sunset.
Tensaw Eco Tours
If you like exploring the waterways through your own power, consider taking a canoe tour of the Delta. Chances are you'll see amazing wildlife far more up close and personal than you'd ever see from a larger boat.
Wildland Expeditions provides swamp and shrimping tours by boat. This Gulf Shores boat tour is a great way to experience the bayou. Make sure to bring bug spray!
If you have a kayak that you've brought along with you, Little Lagoon is a great place to get in some paddling and nature watching.
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals
Just a short drive from our Gulf Shores condos and Orange Beach rentals, BeachnRiver Kayak rentals allow you to explore the Bon Secour River. While kayaking in Gulf Shores during the summer months, check out the amazing diversity of wildlife -- including turtles, cormorant, herons, pelicans, ducks and maybe even dolphin or two -- as you gently paddle down the river on your self-guided tour.
Take a 2 hour trip through Longs Bayou and Wolf Bay for a narrated journey through Gulf Coast life. Sailaway Charters also offer family-oriented fishing tours, also 2 hours.
Intracoastal Waterway Tours
A variety of tours can take you down the Intracoastal Waterway for a smooth ride that allows you to take in the bustling life onshore and the bustling life in the water, including dolphins and sea birds.
Special / Limited Time Nature Tours
Outdoorsy events in the Gulf Shores area open up additional opportunities to explore the wilderness of the Gulf. There are a few expeditions during the annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest each fall that allow visitors to board the Alabama Discovery and Weeks Bay Explorer for unique guided adventures through the wild world just miles away from our Orange Beach condos and Gulf Shores rentals.