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Cetacean Cruises

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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604
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What a great time! Nice to see dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoyed the nature tour also... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jewelcreekjo
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Favorite part of our trip

We LOVED the dolphin cruise. Karen and the captain were amazing and really added to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niamh P
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Dolphin / Nature Tours : Our 2 hour tour takes you to see our resident Dolphin Pod in the calm waters of the Bays of Orange Beach, Alabama. After learning about the dolphins and taking lots of upclose pictures, we then take you into our beautiful bayous for an ecotour, where you may see wildlife ranging from Ospreys, Eagles, Deer or maybe even an Alligator! Smooth Sailing Tours: Come Sail Away with Cetacean Cruises Have you ever experienced a sailing adventure aboard a two-hull sailboat? Two hulls provide stability for a smooth ride without leaning to one side. Come enjoy a two-hour sail at sunset aboard the Cetacean, a 52-foot Hawaiian catamaran. Day sailing tours are great for the entire family! With the wind in our sails, the Cetacean skims along the waters of Orange Beach, Alabama. While out sailing, you’ll see coastal wildlife and marine life all around. Take in the sights and sounds as pelicans and cormorants dive into the water; bald eagles, egrets and sea gulls.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great time! Nice to see dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoyed the nature tour also. Boat was clean. Captain and Mate very friendly and helpful. It was a cool evening and the provided blankets were a special touch!More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your trip. Please come see us again! Next time try our 52' Sailing Catamaran- it's an equally great trip- let us know that you are a returning customer and you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED the dolphin cruise. Karen and the captain were amazing and really added to the experience. We would highly recommend this cruise.

1  Thank Niamh P
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We have an amazing crew that LOVES what they do! Thank you for joining us! Please tell your friends and come back soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cruise was awesome Captain Charlie and 1st mate Karen we’re awesome. They give a very educational tour and go the extra mile. Viewed lots of dolphins including two babies and also Bald Eagle nesting. Price and service is the best.

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Dwight for sharing your experience! We are thrilled you enjoyed your cruise!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved the dolphin and nature cruise! The boat was nice and the trip itself was great. Captain Charlie and Karen were very knowledgeable answering all of our questions and went out of their way to make sure we all had the...More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review! Thank you so much for joining us aboard The Explorer and thank you for you sharing your trip with us! We love our customers and want them to have an awesome experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loves this tour. The captain and crew rocked!!! Our kids had a blast, everyone on the boat was able to see the dolphins! Family friendly wonderful activity

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience! We are thrilled you enjoyed the trip. Please visit us again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 2 hour dolphin and wildlife cruise seen them within the first 20 mins. Got them to follow our wake probably seen 10-15 and then went back in a bayou and seen a bald eagle definitely an experience I would recommend

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the reccomendations!! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed learning about the local area and wildlife. Seeing the dolphins was something we really wanted to do on this trip. Since you are on a large pontoon I feel that you were able to get even closer to the dolphins than if...More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We strive for reviews like this! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked online on the day of our trip and the captain called to make sure we knew where we were going. We only had about 10 people on the huge catamaran and we saw a TON of dolphins. Abby the First Mate/Hostess went over...More

2  Thank northernmimom
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greatness! We love that you enjoyed your trip- our crew really does go above and beyond to ensure our passengers are safe and enjoying the experience of Sailing. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly! Loved that they had blankets for those who were cold. The drinks and snacks were only $1. We saw lots of dolphins! Would totally recommend this! The girls (ages 8 and 10) enjoyed it also. They...More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That’s awesome Jennifer! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Please come back to see us again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Capt Charley and Breezy did a fantastic job! They were helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had children ages 2, 3, and 9, 12, and 14 as well as parents and grandparents. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had fun. We all learned more about dolphins and the...More

2  Thank Tami O
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! We are thrilled that you all had a great trip. We do have a great staff! We love our customers and it shows. Thanks again, we appreciate you very much.

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There is a covered area for shade and comfortable seating. I would suggest calling ahead about minimim age. This is about a four hour cruise. Enjoy your time on the gulf.
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