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Cetacean Cruises

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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604
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Wonderful time on a 2 & one half hour sunset cruise. Crew was friendly and helpful. Loved... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jo D
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Absolutely loved it!

We did the 6pm sunset sail and it was wonderful! So peaceful and relaxing. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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4673 Wharf Pkwy, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9604
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful time on a 2 & one half hour sunset cruise. Crew was friendly and helpful. Loved watching for dolphins.

Thank Jo D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the 6pm sunset sail and it was wonderful! So peaceful and relaxing. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Saw several dolphins up close to the boat. Would definitely recommend this trip.

1  Thank JamieForman
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your experience! Please visit us again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

On our second trip to Gulf Shores for a family vacation, we wanted to take the Sunset Cruise this year. It was amazing! The boat was smaller than the boat we took last year, which I liked because it didn't get too crowded. Breezy and...More

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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU! We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip. We do have a great crew and we love it when our customers notice and take the time to let us know. Please visit us again next time you are in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt Charlie and Karen were great. Karen did well keeping people informed and getting the kids on board involved. The few dolphins we saw were too far away and we tried to chase them down, but didn't work well. Had one jump next to boat,...More

Thank Patrick Z
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Patrick- thank you for the review. We are saddened to see a 3 star review as we work diligently to make each trip a 5 Star experience for our customers. The Dolphin are wild animals and we never know what to expect from them...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Charlie and Karen were great on our 2 hour sunset tour. Being their last tour of the day, You would think their energy would be low...BUT NO! It was like we were their first of the day! Great, fun night for all.

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

Fabulous to hear!! We are thrilled to hear from you with such a nice review. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the sunset sailing cruise with my husband, parents, daughter and her boyfriend. We all loved it. Got to see some dolphins and the weather was perfect. Captain and his wife were so friendly as well as Lisa who helped us book. My dad has...More

1  Thank Theresa E
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Lisa L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

AWESOMENESS! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate it. Please come visit us again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had a great time on the dolphin cruise. The crew was so so so knowledgeable and incredibly nice. My mother and grandmother went on the sunset cruise and really really enjoyed it as well. This is well worth your time and money.

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

Thank you Jessica! This is great to hear! We have a great crew that loves what they do and they surely shine! Thank you for noticing and sharing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cetacean dolphin cruise was a wonderful two hour tour. Captian Charlie and his wife...(Karen is definitely not his wife😊) Karen and Capt Charlie we're very entertaining. Karen had wonderful knowledge on the dolphins. We tried to stump her, but we couldn't do it. They...More

1  Thank 259brentmc
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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 wonderful experience with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. (Yes, Karen is not Captain Charles wife!, I’m sure she will get a big laugh at that! LOL) Please come again!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a free ticket through iTrip, so we gave it a shot. Good decision. Captain Charlie and Captain Karen (who narrated) succeeded in accommodating everyone, including military veterans, birthday celebrants, and especially kids (ensuring they were included in the dolphin experience, allowing them to...More

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

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you very much for sharing with us on Trip Advisor!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breezy and Captain Charlie did a fantastic job. Very personable and knowledgeable! If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly dolphin cruise, recommend 100%!

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

Thank you so much for letting us know About your experience with us. Please come again next time you’re in town.

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Response from weiesan | Reviewed this property |
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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