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Experience Nature in the Alabama Outdoors

nature map pdfNeed a break from the city lights, mega malls and suburban sprawl? Get in touch with your wild side on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, where schedules take a back seat to sunsets, to-do-lists aren’t nearly as important as tide charts and each change of season brings something awe-inspiring.

If you’re looking for land-based adventure, take a hike along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, which winds through the rich flora and fauna of Orange Beach all the way to the pristine beach of Gulf State Park. A series of bikeways offers the chance to investigate things up close and get your exercise at the same time. Grab your binoculars and head out on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail where you’re likely to spot everything from the tiniest hummingbird to the statuesque Great Blue Heron.

Want to explore the coast from a less landlocked position? Plenty of water-based activities are waiting for you. Rent a kayak and paddle your way through serene back bays. Watch dolphins frolic as you learn all about their habitat on a dolphin sightseeing cruise. Or learn how local shrimpers catch the prized crustaceans we all love.

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Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park

Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park
21101 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
877-947-8434
251-948-9494
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The Adventure Center at the Gulf State is the Gulf Coast's newest and most exciting provider of outdoor adventure. Hummingbird Ziplines consists of 6 exciting ziplines with four over the waters of Lake Shelby. Kayak and paddleboard rentals available also.

Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park Alabama Gulf Coast Sports Commission
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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
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At Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park, you don't have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.  Visit and experience life the way it was over seven decades ago.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park....America's Most Unique Military Attraction!

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Unreachable Charters

26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-424-7067
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Private charters, kid friendly with big screen and games, inshore, offshore, dining cruises. Fun for the entire family!

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Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company and Boat Tours

708 West Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
251-970-3598
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Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience the scenic vistas of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point! Or take a nature boat tour on Magnolia River, Fish River, Weeks Bay and Mobile Bay.

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The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
866-403-4409
251-861-7500
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Open daily. Admission charged and group rates available. Handicapped accessible. Visual displays and interactive exhibits highlight Mobile's estuary system. All ages welcome.

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The LuLu


 

Less than 20 miles offshore from Orange Beach, The LuLu is a 271-foot intact freighter sunk in 2013. With the wheelhouse starting at 60 feet and a bottom depth of approximately 115 feet, there’s plenty of structure to explore, offering an exciting wreck diving opportunity to everyone from novice to experienced divers.

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Sail Dolphin Cruises

6600 Hwy 95
Josephine, AL 36530
251-981-9706
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Private cruises, eco-tours, dolphin and bird watching. Dinner, drifting, harbor and intracoastal canal cruises. Boat rental available.

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Sail the Daedalus

5749 Bay La Launch
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-987-1228
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Sunsets are even more beautiful when seen from the deck of Daedalus, a hearty two-masted sailing vessel. Let Capt. B.J. and crew make your sail a carefree and enjoyable experience.

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Sail Wild Hearts

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-6700
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Experience the joy and exhilaration of sailing aboard our beautiful 53’ Catamaran. Cruises depart from the Perdido Beach Resort Pier, located across the street from the resort on the bay side.

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Sailaway Charters

24231 Gulf Bay Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-974-5055
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Experience the adventure of sailing or oystering, shrimping, and crabbing, while dolphin and bird-watching. Two great boats to choose from! Great family fun. Kid-friendly.

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