Things to Do in Orange Beach

Things to Do in Orange Beach
Orange Beach, located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, is a very popular location for outdoor adventures and recreational activities. With clear blue water, white sandy beaches, surrounding wildlife, native landscaping and many types of birds, the Ocean Beach area is the right place for those who enjoy nature.

Dolphin Tours

Experience the thrill of watching dolphins playing and jumping along the side of your boat as you take the dolphin tour with A-Pair-A-Dice Charters. Your tour will take you into the Gulf of Mexico where an experienced captain will detail the habits and environment of these beautiful animals, as well as how dolphins sound under water and how they talk to one another. Your private tour is designed to give you an intimate learning experience as well as a fun excursion. You are encouraged to bring your own coolers with beverages for the tour and your kids will also get the chance to steer the boat for a while.

Dolphin Tours
Bear Point Marina
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 233-7200

Scuba Diving

Explore the world under the surface of the water when you go scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico with Gary's Gulf Divers. Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner wanting to learn the sport, Gary's can provide everything you need to take part in the undersea world of the Gulf Coast. Specializing in diver training and certifications, the diving center will take you through the process and help you develop the skills you need. You can even become master scuba diving certified. Gary's Gulf Divers also provides charters to the diving spots and has a complete store of diving equipment available for rental or purchase, including wetsuits, air tanks, cameras and even dive flags.

Gary's Gulf Divers
Sportsmans Marina
27844 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 968-4279

Gulf State Park

Encompassing more than 6,000 acres of land, the Gulf State Park is filled with outdoor adventures and places to explore. Located just a couple minutes west of Orange Beach, the park offers sports enthusiasts nearly two miles of white sandy beaches as well as camping sites, hiking trails, water sports and more. Gulf State Park features a nature center where you can see native plants and animals in their habitats along with several nature walks and educational programs further expanding your knowledge of the local environment. Gulf State Park features at least 10 separate trails winding through the park. Each trail has its own characteristics, including the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails that wind themselves from the park eastward to Orange Beach along marshes and sand dunes. The Hurricane Ridge Trail, created after Hurricane Frederic in 1979, shows remnants of the destruction along the trail.

Gulf State Park
20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7275


Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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