Espionage at Mobile Bay Fort Morgan AL

Choose Your Experience: Hands-On Adventures Only on Alabama’s Beaches

White-sand beaches stretch for miles in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and provide the perfect backdrop for family vacations, mancations and girlfriend getaways in paradise.

There’s no shortage of things to do, but when you’re ready to go beyond the beach, choose a Signature Experience and embark on a hands-on adventure only available on Alabama’s beaches.

Nature lovers can immerse themselves in the unique biodiversity of the Alabama Gulf Coast, while beginning anglers can learn tips and tricks for reeling in dinner at the Gulf State Park Pier. History buffs are invited to put their espionage skills to the test in a thrilling escape from Fort Morgan, and home cooks get step-by-step instructions to recreating Lucy Buffett’s famous gumbo recipe. All of these and more are part of a new series of unique experiences available for visitors on Alabama’s beaches. Experience the beach like never before!

What Makes Signature Experiences Different?

Dolphins and Wildlife Kayak Tour by Wild Native

“Signature Experience on Alabama’s Beaches” are offered by locals who are passionate about sharing their love for the place they live, work and play. Don’t just sightsee. These experiences immerse you in native wildlife, history and culture that can only be found on the Alabama Gulf Coast.


Guided Pier Walk: Gulf State Park Nature Center
Join an expert naturalist and experience the Gulf’s unique biodiversity during a free, guided walk along the Gulf State Park Pier.

Dolphins and Wildlife Tour: Wild Native Tours
Paddle your way through the waterways of Gulf Shores with an experienced guide on a kayak excursion. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and other wildlife who call the Alabama Gulf Coast home.

LEEDING the Way at the Lodge: The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Discover how the Gulf State Park is putting Alabama on the international forefront with its sustainability efforts and building structures that are respectful of the environment.

Hand’s On

Angler Academy: Gulf State Park Nature Center
Even beginners can learn what it takes to be a pro saltwater angler during this two-hour workshop. Learn the ropes and then cast off at the Gulf State Park Pier.

Espionage at Mobile Point: Fort Morgan
You have one hour to crack the code and escape captivity as a captured Civil War spy at Fort Morgan. While you’re practicing your espionage skills, you’ll dive deep into the fort’s Civil War history and learn about the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Bath Boldly: High Cotton Bath Company
Create the perfect bath and body products while you work one-on-one with a skilled associate to create your ideal scents.

Deep Sea Fishing: Reel Surprise Charters
Cast off for a thrilling day in the Gulf on a charter fishing adventure with Reel Surprise Charters.

Animal Enrichment Program: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
A can’t-miss signature experience for animal lovers, join a zookeeper at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and discover how they help the animals preserve their natural instincts. Create an enrichment item for the zoo’s residents and watch them interact.

Kangaroo Encounter at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Kangaroo Encounter: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Listen as a zookeeper shares interesting information about the zoo’s red kangaroos. Top off your experience by interacting with the ‘roos up close.

Lemur Encounter: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Meet Madagascar’s most endangered species, the lemur, when you step inside their playhouse at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Learn about the lemurs’ habitats and behaviors from their caretaker.

Sloth Encounter: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Visit the slowest animals in the world at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Listen as a zookeeper discusses the animal’s behaviors and diets and then get up close and personal with these sleepy creatures. If they’re awake, you may even get to feed them!

Tamandua Encounter: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Tamanduas love visitors at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! Discover the unique traits of this friendly animal with a knowledgeable zookeeper. Then, interact with the tamanduas in a small, group setting.  


Chef’s Table: Orange Beach Concierge
Delight in a “fresh is best” dining experience as Chef David Pan prepares a multi-course menu featuring locally sourced, high-quality produce, seafood and meats.

Book your Signature Experience early to ensure you get the day and time that best fits your beach vacation schedule. Several experiences can be booked online before you even arrive in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


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