My Favorite Ways to Boat the Beach
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
...But don’t limit your fun to just the beach..
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have beautiful sugar-white sand beaches. It’s what brings visitors here year after year. But don’t limit your fun to just the beach. The warm Gulf water and calm inlet waterways offer plenty of opportunities for fun and enjoyment during your stay.
Boating is one way to enjoy your time on the water. Depending on how you want to spend your day, you can paddle, see dolphins, sail, speed, or go deep sea fishing. I love being on the water and the recreation it provides. Here are a few of my favorite ways to boat the beach.
Be laid back and go for a leisurely paddle aboard a stand-up paddleboard. This is my favorite way to boat and see the area. Paddling in one of the inland bays provides the opportunity to get on the water to see local birds, fish, and dolphins. I’ve paddled in the area behind GT’s On The Bay in Orange Beach a few times. Each time, I’ve seen their resident dolphin pair swimming nearby. Local stand up paddle boarding companies offer lessons, guided tours, and rentals.
Here’s another way to relax on the water. Paddle out into one of the area waterways with a friend or in a large group. Just like with paddleboarding, you can see local wildlife. One of the best places to do that is through the waterways of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Find a local kayak rental company here.