Getting the chance to see animals in their element is a special experience, especially when it’s where we don’t normally get to explore too often, like the depths of the ocean. Marine animals are simply enchanting, and there’s no better place to view them than in the wild. Off the gorgeous coast of Orange Beach, a scenic dolphin cruise will take you on a two-hour excursion to experience the natural beauty of Alabama's marine world — and it's only $15!

Since you’re venturing out into the wilds of the Gulf Coast, there is no guarantee that animals will be spotted, but the Hudson Marina's website says their tours almost always have terrific turnouts.

Dolphins aren't the only marine life that you can find on your sail of the seas either. Seabirds, stingrays, sea turtles, and other aquatic wildlife have been known to come out and say hello.

The 65-foot double-decker riverboat lets you cruise in style with plenty of room for observation, climate control, and even has clean restrooms.

Along with wildlife spottings, the tour also takes you past Ono Island, known for its lavish houses that you can’t see by car.

Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and coolers on board, adult beverages included. You won't be able to share your snacks with the wildlife though, as it's illegal to feed them in Orange Beach.

Hudson Marina has tons of fun adventures to explore. Aside from dolphin cruises, they also have fishing charters perfect for families and first-timers.

Experienced mates on board will show you how to bait your hook and handle the fish, and the fishing license, bait, and tackle are included in the ticket price.

Their Pirate Adventure is full of family fun too — a two-hour cruise full of face paint, treasure hunts, and water guns.

The Hudson Marina even offers romantic dinner cruises, as well as parasailing, jet ski, sea-doo, and boat rentals. Who doesn't love a little sunset sail with the boo?

From wildlife views to sunset hues, Hudson Marina is the place to go for a seaside adventure.

Hudson Marina Dolphin Cruises

Price: $15

Address: 4575 South Wilson Blvd., Orange Beach, AL

Why You Need To Go: Experience Alabama's wild coast and see marine life like dolphins and rays for just $15.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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