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Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours

#22 of 92 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Orange Beach Features Animals
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-8213
+1 251-968-4386
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Good boat ride

My family and I went on the Glass Bottom dolphin tour. It was a good boat ride but alittle... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lester B
Arnold, Missouri
Snorkel Trip AND Dolphin Cruise

My oldest son and I took the early morning snorkeling trip and enjoyed ourselves. Captain Robert... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This Alabama Dolphin Tour is brought to you by Dolphins Down Under in Orange Beach, Alabama. These new custom vessels are of the most stable of boats, and our knowledgeable Captains and crew will guide you and your family on an exciting, informative and educational quest in the smooth pristine waters of the back bays to watch dolphin frolic and play in their natural environment. Minutes away from Gulf Shores, Alabama! Each vessel is equipped with four large glass panels(2.5' x 6.5' each - 65 square ft total) so that you have a chance to view the dolphins if they play and swim beneath the keels of the boats. You will also have the chance to see Osprey Fish Eagles, the Great Blue Heron, and many other wetland creatures and birds in our bay area. The tours last about 1½ hours, and there are marine restroom facilities available, as well as a snack bar and fitted life vests for children and infants. We guarantee that we'll see dolphins on our trips, and when we get the rare chance to see them under the boat, its a real treat!
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  • Average9%
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27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-8213
+1 251-968-4386

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I went on the Glass Bottom dolphin tour. It was a good boat ride but alittle disappointed in their glass bottoms. They had 4 glass bottom panels about the size of a regular door. The captain and his mate were really good...More

Thank Lester B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My oldest son and I took the early morning snorkeling trip and enjoyed ourselves. Captain Robert and crew were excellent. We were fortunate to have better visibility that day than they had the previous month. Visibility was about 8-10 feet, not great but not too...More

Thank 53Alex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Same as the Dolphin Cruise that didn't have the glass bottom at twice the price. The glass bottom was actually about a 2x3 foot square you looked down in. No one could see anything through it. We went around beside the other Dolphin boats and...More

Thank DonnaPixie
DolphinsDownUnder, Manager at Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry that we couldn't help you have a better time on your 1 1/2 hour dolphin watching tour. We'd be happy to get you a refund and gladly recommend other operators for you to try next time. Our crew is extremely professional,...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It was raining this morning...but the crew and staff were aware of the radar and took us out. We immediately saw a pod of dolphins and followed it for a bit....saw an osprey and several other birds as well. We headed out into the gulf...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I went on a Dolphins Down Under boat ride. John and Abbie were a fabulous crew. They were concerned about everyone's safety as well as everybody having an enjoyable afternoon. It was so fun to get out in the gulf and have a nice boat...More

Thank N3256IVmaryd
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Captain Robert gave us more than our money's worth tonight! We cruised until we saw dolphins and then we cruised more until all the little ones (18) got a chance to "drive" and everyone saw dolphins swimming and jumping! Fun night for all ages!

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I've been on many dolphins cruises. This one had fantastic staff, both captain and first mate were attentive, informative, and fun. But the glass bottoms weren't that neat, honestly I didn't even see a fish out of them. We stayed mostly in the bay because...More

Thank K_birke2002
DolphinsDownUnder, Manager at Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review;) Our crews work very hard to help every guest a wonderful and educational experience aboard our boats. Though the dolphin have been plentiful and even playful with the rainy weather, we are at the mercy of the weather and...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a fun trip! The girls saw dolphins and captain John and Morgan were great and very friendly. We had a great time! Thanks again.

Thank Bliss H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Booked the same day as our tour and spoke to a very friendly gal on the phone. We got lucky and had smooth waters and saw a couple pods of dolphin families up close and personal. Did you know that Atlantic bottle nosed dolphins have...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Last minute reservation because another company canceled on us. Capitan Robert and First Mate Jeff were awesome. Took lots of time to find dolphins at first but hit the motherlode. Very friendly and exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this cruise.

Thank Michael J
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Norma G
2 July 2017|
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Response from DolphinsDownUnder | Property representative |
The prices for Dolphin Cruises are; Toddlers-2 years of age are Free Children between the ages of 3-10 are $15 plus tx Ages 10 and up are $25 plus tx
19 May 2015|
Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
Depends which of their tours you take. Prices posted on website. For the snorkel tour, $35, but I DO not recommend this company. Waste of time and money. You never leave the channel and it is not a true glass bottom boat... More