Family Beach Vacation in Gulf Shores

7 Ways to Treat Dad to the Best Father's Day Ever

Want to give dad a Father’s Day to remember?
It’s pretty easy actually.

Just think about all there is for dad (and family) to do on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. We’ve got seven ideas to help you start planning.

Family fishing on Gulf State Park pier


From the thrill of going after sailfish to cruising the back bays for the night’s dinner, the possibilities are endless for those with serious angler skills or just a sometimes fisherman. Grab a spot on a deep-sea fishing charter or drop a line from a pole on the Gulf State Park Pier. Either way, it’ll be fun to take dad fishing on his own personal holiday. It’s also something everyone in the family may enjoy.

BeachFlight Aviation

Give dad a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Alabama Gulf Coast with a flight in a gyroplane. He’ll fly the aircraft with the help of an FAA-Certified flight instructor from BeachFlight Aviation and experience one of the most unique gift of his lifetime. He’ll be outfitted with a headset and a helmet with windscreen before flying a two-mile loop around the beach. Choose from 20-, 40- or 60-minute flights and dazzle dad with views of dolphins and other wildlife.

Golf in Coastal Alabama

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are brimming with great golf courses that are not only located in beautiful settings but are also award winning. Kiva Dunes Golf Course was recently ranked the #1 Public Golf Course in Alabama by Golf Advisor and with good reason. Enjoy the stunning signature holes of this challenging course or take a lesson from the pro…or do both!

Family paddleboard in Orange Beach

Hit the water

Rent a boat, kayak, paddleboard, Jet Ski or go parasailing. There are so many ways to enjoy watersports in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and you likely won’t be able to fit them all in. Pick an activity that looks suitable for the whole family and surprise dad with an exciting adventure on the water.

Orange Beach Cat Boat Tours

Dad is only a safety briefing away from driving his own boat along the Intracoastal Waterway and back bays of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach (following a guide boat). Orange Beach Cat Boats are small and quiet with enough room for two-passengers, and they sit low to the water for quick spotting of dolphins. Drivers must be 21 or older, and passengers as young as 5-years old are allowed. Two-hour guided tours leave from Caribe Marina in Orange Beach.

Big Beach Brewing Company

Take dad to this fun taproom and 10-barrel brewhouse in the heart of Gulf Shores to join other craft beer enthusiasts enjoying Southern sunshine and listening to live music on the weekends. Beers on tap are made in-house at the locally-owned brewery, and you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or order food for delivery.

Treat dad to big adventure this Father's Day on Alabama's beaches. Start planning by browsing the special offers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Orange Beach Inshore Fishing

Spend a few hours or an entire day fishing the back bays of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama. Inshore fishing is great year round, and yields abundant catches like mackerel, trout, redfish, flounder and many other species.



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