The Dolphins & Wildlife Boat Charter

The Dophins & Wildlife Boat Charter

A Dolphin jumps in front of Shrimp boats

This is a Private Tour/Charter: $65 per person with minimum of 9.
(We will take groups less than 9, but 9 tickets must be purchased).
OPERATES: Daily year round at Sunset and day times (vary season to season)
TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours. Advanced Reservations Required.


Was awesome time well spent.

Was awesome time well spent. Casey was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. This tour is a hidden gem. We experienced several types of wildlife, including a manatee. Yes, I said MANATEE. I will do this again. Thanks for the… Read more “Was awesome time well spent.”

Brian Thompson

Great adventure with a great guide

This kayak tour was fun and informative. Unfortunately, we did not see any dolphins, but we did see pelicans and osprey. Cassie is engaging and enthusiastic. She made the trip worth the money! It’s a great way to see bay.

Maenola Hardin

Kayak adventure with my daughter

My daughter and I went on the kayak dolphin trip. Cassie was our guide. She was so personable and knowledgeable about the wildlife and plant life in the area. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this tour.… Read more “Kayak adventure with my daughter”

Holly Kaess

The Kayak tour was fun

The Kayak tour was fun and we learned a lot. Cassie was very sweet and funny which made the tour so enjoyable.

Kim Guidry

A Alabama Beaches Signature ExperienceJust minutes from bustling Gulf Shores, WildNative delivers the Dolphins & Wildlife Kayak Experience - An Alabama Beaches Signature Experience.

But we realize that not everyone can paddle. For those who need some added comfort, we offer the Dolphins and Wildlife Boat Charter. It's not as hands on as the Kayak Experience, but you can bring food and drinks onboard and the toilet travels with you 🙂

This tour immerses you in a coastal wilderness and one of the prettiest classrooms on earth. Throughout the charter, we will watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment while exploring optimal dolphin habitat.
Like all wild animals these dolphins can be elusive, and we don’t always see them, but when we do there is nothing like the thrill of being near these magnificent creatures when they choose to show off. Either way, you will come away with an appreciation, understanding, and new found knowledge of dolphins as you learn about their life, history, feeding behaviors, intelligence and communal nature.

While we are out, we’ll also try to spot other local wildlife, including Manatee and turtles, as well as the many birds regularly observed in the area, including Belted KingFisher, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Great Egret, Cormorant, and Brown Pelicans. Discover a different side of Coastal Alabama from the traditional Gulf Shores Beach experience, as we traverse busy waterways that form part of the marine highway for the United States, introducing our guests to many cool commercial vessels including shrimp boats, crab boats, tug boats and barges. Along with interesting information about Eco-tourism in the region, the long term effects of the BP oil spill, and how we can protect and preserve our waterways and Marine mammals.

All of this while cruising among the beautiful sights and sounds of our local waters with potential visits to the inlets of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR) named as one of the 10 natural wonders of Alabama, Bon Secour Bay, the Bon Secour River, the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW), and Oyster Bay depending on weather and currents.

Take a break from the beach and enjoy 2 hours of dolphin immersion, led by experienced Coastal Nature Guides.

Operates: Year Round. Advanced Reservations Required. For more information call: (251) 272-4088 or email

Includes: A dolphin encounter like none other! Covered USCG 42 passenger pontoon boat with onboard toilet, cushioned seats, PA system, fully handicap accessible, and guide service. Food and drink may be brought onboard.

What to Bring: Sense of Adventure, Family & Friends, comfortable clothing, cameras, binoculars, snacks, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: This tour departs from
Oyster Bay Marina
4159 County Rd 6
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 272-4088

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.

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 these amazing natural wonders for future generations.*

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