Dolphin Cruises – Sightseeing & Sunset

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The Sunny Lady runs Dolphin Cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour cruise watching dolphins play in their natural habitat. These boats feature a snack bar, restrooms and an air conditioned/heated cabin.

The Dolphin Cruises are 1.5 hour cruises through the Scenic Back Bays of Orange Beach. See Dolphins in their natural habitat while noticing the beauty of the Gulf Coast shoreline. Enjoy an afternoon or sunset cruise depending on the season. Concession stand on board for light snacks and beverages.


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Activity Highlights

  • Scenic dolphin cruise and joy ride aboard the Sunny Lady in Orange Beach, Alabama
  • Explores the intercoastal waterways where dolphins are plentiful
  • Boat is fully-equipped with open decks, climate-controlled cabins, & snack bar
  • See dolphins & other marine wildlife up close
  • Great activity for the whole family



Dolphin Cruises Rates & Ticket Types (exclusive of 10% tax)


  • Adult: From $28
  • Seniors (60+): From $26.00
  • Child (4-14): From $22.00
  • Child (3 and under): $5.00

*Please note that prices may change based on season, day, or schedule. For exact pricing, please check our online schedule or call us at 251.589.7117.


Special Events & Group Rates

The Sunny Lady is perfectly equipped for your event. We rent the boat out for special occasions including…

  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate parties
  • Team building
  • Reunions
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • And more!


Special Events Include

  • 2 hours of cruising the bays and coastal areas of Orange Beach and Pleasure Island. Viewing nature, wildlife and million dollar homes and yes lots of dolphins. We can also tailor your the cruise to fit your theme or needs.
  • Crew and servers.
  • Music and use of sound system. (you can bring your favorite music as well).
  • Use of snack bar.

Please call 251-589-7117 for special group rates and information.


The truth is, there is no preferred time for seeing dolphins. We see dolphins at all times of the day. Just pick the cruise that best fits your schedule and we’ll be sure to do all we can to find flipper!

Although we offer snacks and beverages on the boat, our guests may bring a small six pack cooler with their own beverages and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but liquor is strictly prohibited as well as any glass containers.

The boat does not expect to experience rough seas because it will not be leaving the bay. For those that have light stomachs, we recommend taking Dramamine or Bonine to prevent motion sickness.

Yes, the dolphin cruise is probably one of the most popular things to do for children. There is so much to do and see on the Sunny Lady.

The snack bar will offer chips, cookies, soda, water and various candies. Items will be priced between $1-2.

The only pets allowed on the boats are seeing-eye dogs.

The captain will make the decision to call off the cruise. Customers that decide to cancel last minute or not show are subject to paying for their entire trip. We will communicate with all of our customers if their is inclement weather approaching. If the cruise is cancelled, the staff will call the customer to reschedule or offer a refund.

Yes, the boat will have a ramp for handicap passengers.

The boat holds 133 passengers and has 3 decks. The boat has a cabin area on the 2nd deck with bathrooms.

Absolutely! Let us know what the occasion is prior to arrival and we’ll make sure it’s the best it can be! Call us for private charter rates.

Customers must cancel at least 1 day prior to receive a refund.

Customers are recommended to bring suntan lotion, cash (tips for mates and snacks) and a camera.

Yes, there are life preservers and life boats aboard the boat.

Yes, you are able to take as many photos of the dolphins and boat as you like.

The boat will travel through the back bays, but will not go into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sunny Lady is located at The Wharf Marina. When pulling into The Wharf, head to the Northwest end of the complex where the boats are docked. You can’t miss the big yellow boat!

The boat will depart 2-3 times daily. Please see schedule and pricing for more info.

We take all major credit cards and cash. Personal checks are no accepted unless it’s for large parties and pre-arranged.

Parking is free at The Wharf

At least 30 minutes before.

Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach & Back Bays
Duration: 1.5 hr
Open: Mon-Sun (in season)
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/Drink: Avail for Purchase
Starting at: $28 per adult

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