The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour

PUBLIC TOUR PRICE: Adults: $65, Children (U18): $50,
10% Military Discount (Active or Retired)
DEPARTS: Year Round, click below for availability.
LENGTH: 3 hrs.

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GROUP PRICE: $325 for up to 6 people. $50 per additional guests thereafter.
DEPARTS: Year Round.
LENGTH: 3 hrs.
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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour

 Take a break from the bustling beach and enjoy 3 hours of peaceful and tranquil paddling in the secluded inlets of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR). Just minutes from bustling Gulf Shores, the BSNWR Kayak Tour immerses you in a coastal wilderness! We will visit a portion of the park that no driving tourist can reach as it is accessible only by kayak (or helicopter – not included :->). Join us in exploring this extraordinary haven for migratory birds, nesting Loggerhead and Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles, and the endangered Alabama Beach Mouse. Additionally, the waterways we’ll be paddling to reach the refuge are prime dolphin habitat so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for dorsal fins! Named as one of the 10 natural wonders of Alabama, the refuge serves the additional benefit of comprising one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Alabama coast – its dunes are a reminder of the Gulf Coast, as it once existed.

This tour is definitely a MUST DO for any true eco-tourist! Regularly observed birds in BSNWR: Belted KingFisher, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Great Egret, Cormorant, and Brown Pelican. In addition to the BSNWR, parts of the Bon Secour River, Oyster Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway are also covered by the tour.

Led by experienced Coastal Nature Guides who will introduce you to the fauna, flora, and history of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Gulf Shores, AL.


Operates: Daily – Year Round. Reservations required. Private Group tours to fit other schedules available. Book Online above, Call: (251) 272-4088 or Email: gulfshores@wildnative.com for more information.

Paddle Experience Recommended: Yes. This is a flat to choppy water paddle in open bays.

Includes: Access to an eco-jewel and one of Alabama’s 10 Natural Wonders. Guide, Boat, PFD’s, paddles, and bottled water.

NOTE: ALL WildNative guided paddles are delivered in Tandem Kayaks for comfort, speed, and safety.

Other Considerations:
This tour departs from:
Happy Harbor at Oyster Bay
4159 County Road 6
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Policies & Disclaimers
Cancellation Policy:
For reservations cancelled 3 or more calendar days in advance, there will be no cancellation fee.
Cancellations 2 calendar days in advance will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 1 calendar day of event will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.

If tour is cancelled by tour operator due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or refund. Guests will be notified in the event of a weather related cancellation. Due to rapidly changing weather along the Gulf Coast, most weather related cancellations will not be made until day of event.

All tours depart at scheduled departure time. Boats and tours will not be held due to late arrivals. No reschedules or refunds will be issued for late arrivals.

What to Bring: Sense of Adventure, comfortable clothing, cameras, binoculars, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, friends & family.

Should I Tip?: Tips are not required but are graciously received. Our guides strive hard to educate and entertain. Please let your guides know how they did.

*We believe in a Leave No Trace policy, in educating, and in preserving our amazing natural wonders for future generations.*

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