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An amazing day of charter fishing with Captain Wilson of Rip Tide charters in Orange Beach, Alabama!


Boating and Fishing

Sail WildHearts

25328 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL  36561  • Phone: 251-981-6700

WildHearts promises joy, happiness and inspiration to all who come aboard and boy, do they deliver! We’ve taken their Sunset Sail as a group and we had the best time ever! We made new friends and saw dolphins and watched the sunset with martinis in hand. We can’t say enough about the dedicated, professional, fun bunch of folks that you’ll sail with on WildHearts. WildHearts catamaran sails Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Gulf Shores daily with cruises on our inshore waters and on the spectacular Gulf of Mexico. Sails include a Morning Dolphin Watch, Sunset Sails and an Afternoon Swim, Paddle and Kayak Adventure Trip.

RipTide Charters

26619 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL  36561  • Phone: 251-981-1500

Another of Picard’s most memorable trips was our deep sea fishing adventure with Captain Seth Wilson of RipTide Charters. I caught the biggest fish (by far) and Tom came in a not-so-close second. Captain Seth Wilson is an aggressive fisherman who will take you to the fish. Whether you are a seasoned pro or an amateur, the crew of the Rip Tide will take care of you. They specialize in Red Snapper, Grouper, Trigger fish, Vermillion Snapper and Amberjack. Trolling is also available for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red fish, Wahoo and Tuna. They’re motto is “If it swims and will bite a hook, we can catch it.” Fish on!

Dolphins Down Under

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. #100, Orange Beach, AL  36561  • Phone: 251-968-4386

Watch wild dolphins in their natural habitat from glass bottomed catamarans! Knowledgeable captains and crew guide you and your family on an exciting, informative quest in the smooth pristine waters of the back bays to see wild dolphins frolic and play in their natural environment. Lunch cruises, snorkeling and jet ski rentals also available.


Gulf Shores Golf Club

520 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, AL  36542  • Phone: 251-968-2596

The Golf Club’s 18 championship holes were designed by the renowned father-son team of Jay and Carter Morrish, and feature a few sharp doglegs, bunkers, and the occasional water hazard. The course was built in the 1960’s, and was the first golf course in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This scenic course is home to an abundance of wildlife. Squirrels, raccoons, and alligators are just a few of the typical residents. After playing come enjoy the traditional plantation-style Clubhouse complete with a restaurant and golf Pro Shop. The Clubhouse is perfectly situated to give guests a spectacular view of the surrounding fairways.

Extreme Sports

Perdido Key Parasail

401 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542  • Phone: 251-948-7433

“You will parasail high above the Gulf of Mexico with our experienced team and advanced liftoff and landing technology. From 800 feet in the air, enjoy spectacular views of our emerald waters and tropical beaches—if you’re lucky you may even see a dolphin! In addition to parasailing, we offer Jet Ski rentals and Banana Boat rides. No trip to the beach is complete without a stop at Perdido Key Parasail!” We haven’t been brave enough to try this one yet but it sure looks like fun and guests always have glowing reviews of their experience. Let us know if you try it!

Gulf Adventure Center

21101 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542  • Phone: 888-987-1229

Gulf Adventure Center, located between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Gulf State Park, offers the Hummingbird Ziplines for plenty of outdoor thrills, chills and adrenaline rushes, but there’s more. Situated on 14 acres in Gulf State Park, with opportunities for swimming, picnicking and water sports; Gulf Adventure Center is an unforgettable outdoor experience that’s guaranteed to bring friends, families and co-workers closer together. We have tried the Hummingbird Ziplines and we loved it! Definitely recommended for thrill seekers of all ages!

Down Under Dive Shop

1129 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542  • Phone: 251-968-DIVE

Lulu Buffet was very excited when her partner and significant other told her he had bought a boat and was going to name it after her! Then he told Lulu he was going to sink it. And on May 26, 2013 he did just that. With Wet Willie playing on a barge, the 217 foot cargo ship, christened the Lulu, was lowered to the Gulf’s depths to become an artificial reef and a diver’s dream.


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