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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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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
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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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.

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Reel Surprise Charters at SanRoc Cay

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
800-806-7889
251-981-7173
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For over 15 years, we have developed personalized fishing charters for all types of trips. Our captains, whether on private charters or party boats, are knowledgeable and ensure everyone has a great trip. From a single passenger to a large group, let us customize your ultimate charter experience. Call today!

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Perdido Paddle Board Company

7255 Flood Reef
Pensacola, FL 32507
251-597-7736
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Stand Up Paddling is great fun for the whole family and an excellent form of exercise. We provide free delivery and free instructions. Try paddleboarding now and find out what the board life is all about!

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Pirate Ship Cruise

4575 S. Wilson Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-4127
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Bring your young pirates aboard the American Star for a swash-buckling Pirate Adventure on Terry Cove. Two hours of fun-filled activities including a treasure hunt, water gun battles, pirate stories, limbo and lots of surprises.

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OB Watersports

27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2527
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OB Watersports; your adventure in paradise. Rent one of our 18 Pontoon or Party Boats, a stand up paddle board or a kayak and explore the local waters. Our boats are located at Tacky Jacks.

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Ocean Camp


 
251-802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps spring break and summer, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. Marine animals, science and exploration for ocean lovers and future scientists. Sea Turtle Talks can be scheduled on the beach during nesting season for families. $5 children 3-17, $10 adult.

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Orange Beach Parasail

27844 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-8359
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Located at Sportsmans Marina, we offer the most family oriented parasailing experience in the area. Accommodating up to three flyers, you will experience the thrill of a sky-high ride over the Gulf Coast beaches.

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Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26425 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Located on beautiful Wolf Bay, this park includes a fishing pier, picnic shelters with grills, paved walking paths, and a lighted kid’s park. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

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Outcast Charter Docks Marina

28101 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
800-844-6481
251-980-8410
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Explore Perdido Bay on our jet skis, go on a chartered excursion with our captains, or see dolphins in their natural habitat on our dolphin cruise. We have it all! Rentals available. Full service marina.

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* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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