Learning the Ropes
After a quick, 15-minute lesson on the basics of driving, we were off on our grand adventure around the back bays of Orange Beach. Following our knowledgeable tour guide, we zoomed around and listened via walkie talkie as he regaled us with a plethora of interesting stories about the waterways of Orange Beach. He pointed out famous celebrities and their homes, shared where we could get the best seafood, and told us with how the weather has shaped the look and size of the back bays over the years.
My cat boat tour was in the cooler month of October, so I brought my jacket along to ward off the chill coming off the water. By the end of the two-hour tour, however, I had wrapped it around my waist because the beaming sunshine and wind combination had actually made for a pleasant weather experience.
I would never have thought I would have so much fun driving around the back bays on a compact powerboat. It was so much fun to experience the tour with another novice because our expectations were wide open as to what we would be doing for the full two hours.
Orange Beach visitors looking for a unique way to have fun with family and friends should definitely consider a cat boat tour. It offers a whole new way to experience the Alabama Gulf Coast. Orange Beach Cat Boat Tours offers two-hour guided tours, as well as rentals. The tours leave Caribe Marina in Orange Beach and offer a great starting point to explore Old River, Robinson and Bird Islands and the back bays of Orange Beach.