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Cetacean Cruises

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4673 Wharf Parkway West, Booking Booth A, Orange Beach, AL 36561
+1 251-550-8000
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Sunset cruise!

This catamaran cruise is docked just steps from the Springhill Suites and Wharf entertainment... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger P
Andalusia, Alabama
via mobile
An evening on the water

Nice spacious sail boat with space for large groups. We were with several groups and had a catered... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Preston F
Wetumpka, Alabama
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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: Step aboard the Cetacean, our beautiful 52' Sailing catamaran for an awesome cruise into Wolf Bay! Kick back and relax while listening to great music and enjoying your favorite beverage as we sail the calm waters of the bay.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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4673 Wharf Parkway West, Booking Booth A, Orange Beach, AL 36561
+1 251-550-8000

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This catamaran cruise is docked just steps from the Springhill Suites and Wharf entertainment complex on the intercoastal waterway. We took the sunset cruise with complementary wine and enjoyed the waterway and bay. The captain and mate were exceptional and the 2 hour cruise actually...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Nice spacious sail boat with space for large groups. We were with several groups and had a catered dinner. The captain positioned us perfectly to see dolphins. The captain and crew were very accommodating with taking pictures. A glass of complimentary wine was also offered....More

Thank Preston F
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a long, boring trip. We saw a few dolphins, but we paid extra because we thought it also included a nature cruise. (That's what was advertised). The two hours was only 1 1/2. We feel we were cheated on two accounts. I do...More

Thank Bonnieferg23
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying that as a nature cruise for families this is a decent cruise. Let me also say that they are very nature conscious. I will also say that in the past years when they were located behind Docs seafood we had...More

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Starlin L, General Manager at Cetacean Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We are sad that you are so upset. We try very hard to accommodate all of our customers so that they may be able to sit together as a group. Our experience has shown that when we seat larger groups together first, then everyone can...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had 6 adults in our party, packed our cooler and took the evening sunset cruise. Captain and crew were awesome, helpful and great with taking pictures. When Dolphins were in the area the captain slowed or moved the boat so we all could see...More

Thank Bamatraveler15
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Left out of the Wharf which was fun to check out after the cruise. The staff was awesome, rained 3 days in a row of our trip and she worked it out so we could get on a cruise the last day we were there....More

Thank dmearsiii
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were a little nervous taking our little boys on the sunset cruise since we assumed it would be more geared towards couples. However this was not the case and the cruise was absolutely perfect. Most sailboat companies are geared towards charters, so finding this...More

Thank born1980
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My mom suggested this and I was a little uncertain because I don't like cruises but since she paid I went ahead. It was the best experience and the people were nice. My girls enjoyed it and my husband had the best time being able...More

Thank Lanesa79
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Phenomenal experience from purchasing tickets, to sailing and observing the dolphins, to learning incredible facts about Cetaceans!!!! The Captain and First Mate were TOP NOTCH, friendly and extremely courteous as well as funny. Love the fact that MOST of the boat is covered to protect...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fun trip - boat had about 75% coverage, bring sunscreen. We saw about a dozen dolphins - captain and mate clearly knew their way around. The nature part through the bayou was relatively boring....

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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.