We enjoyed our tour very much. We asked for Chris as we have two kids, 7 and 11 and he got great reviews with kids. He didn’t disappoint. He is knowledgable and witty and very experienced. I’d recommend him in… Read more “Great!”
Our small group went kayaking on the Inter-coastal Waterway in Gulf Shores and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. We saw plenty of dolphins, Osprey, herons, egrets and other wildlife. Our guide was professional and knowledgeable and always made sure we… Read more “Professional & Knowledgeable Guide!”
Thanks to Chris and Gavin who gave us a great workout, education and laughs. We saw many many dolphin and a good variety of birds. My whole family loved this excursion. Totally worth it!
Just minutes from bustling Gulf Shores, the Dolphins & Wildlife Kayak Experience immerses you in a coastal wilderness and one of the prettiest classrooms on earth. Throughout the experience, we will watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment from the intimate, unobtrusive, and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak 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.This immersive experience is definitely a MUST DO for any true eco-tourist!
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 kayaking 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 3 hours of dolphin immersion in this beginner to intermediate paddle, led by experienced Coastal Nature Guides.
Kayakers in Oyster Bay, Gulf Shores
A Dolphin jumps in front of a kayaker in Gulf Shores
Bottle Nose Dolphins Say Hi!
Dolphin “waving goodbye” as the sun sets.
Taking a break at the beach and enjoying the sunset over Mobile Bay.
A dolphin jumps on a tour – photo courtesy of Rob Wichmann
Two Girls Paddle a Tandem Sit-On-Top in Oyster Bay, Gulf Shores
Playing on a secluded Beach
Resting on the Beach
Kayaking with the seagulls – Photo courtesy of Chandra Wright
Shrimp Boats on the Bon Secour River
Great Blue Heron
Paddling through Bon Secour Bay
Everyone loves Kayaking
Paddling through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
A Large Group of Kayakers
Shrimp Boats on the river
A Dolphin surfaces near our kayaks
Bella takes a break!
Operates: Year Round. Advanced Reservations Required. For more information call: (251) 272-4088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes: A dolphin encounter like none other! Kayak rental, PFD's (life jackets), paddles, bottled water, guide service, and gear transport.
What to Bring: Sense of Adventure, Family & Friends, comfortable clothing, cameras, binoculars, snacks, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and your Signed Waiver.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: This tour departs from Oyster Bay Marina
4159 County Rd 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.
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.*