Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Sailing & Charters

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Imagine gliding across crystal-clear turquoise waters, catching glimpses of dolphins or pausing to fish and enjoy the views of sugar-white sand and beautiful foliage. Those who embark on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach sailing adventures get the opportunity to do just that. From the large expanses of Gulf waters to the tucked away back bays, there are many places in the area to explore by boat when on a sailing vacation.

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Back Bay Sailing Adventures
5749 Bay La Launch
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Let’s cast off the lines and sail whichever way the wind takes us. Explore the beautiful back bays of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We are a true sailing experience, meaning we turn the engines off as soon as our sails are up. Want to get some hands-on sailing experience? We will happily teach you some basic sailing techniques during your excursion with us. • Day, sunset and adventure tours available • Accommodates up to 6 guests • Private sailing lessons available • 2, 3, 4 and 6 hours More Info More Info
Sail OB An Orange Beach Sailing Adventure
4575 S. Wilson Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Come experience true offshore sailing just 10 minutes from our dock. We offer Gulf sailing adventures specializing in family day trips and sunsets. Our company was founded in 2007 by Captain Ryan Rayfield. Our tours can have a maximum of six passengers and they are all private. For sunset tours, we will pair three couples unless you would like it booked for only one group. We have a full entertainment system on the yacht with lots of music onboard for you to enjoy. More Info More Info
Sail the Daedalus
5749 Bay La Launch Ave.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Sunsets are even more beautiful when seen from the deck of Daedalus, a hearty two-mast sailing vessel. We named our boat after the legendary Greek figure who was an architect, inventor, builder and puzzle-solver. On our trips, you will experience an enjoyable cruise along with kayaking, paddleboarding and Blue Angels shows. Leave your worries behind as you sail through the gorgeous waterways in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We offer a variety of trips. Visit our website or give us a call to book today. More Info More Info
Sail Wild Hearts
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Experience the joy and exhilaration of sailing aboard our beautiful 53-foot catamaran. We offer a variety of cruises including family adventure sails, kayak snorkel sails, sunset dolphin cruises, specialty cruises for Blue Angels, and much more. For guests’ convenience, we have two restrooms and refreshments on board. Our cruises depart from the Perdido Beach Resort Pier, located across the street from the resort on the bay side in Orange Beach. Visit our website to book your cruise. We can accommodate 49 people. Closed on Sundays. More Info More Info
Sailaway Charters
24231 Gulf Bay Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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At Sailaway Charters you have two boats to choose from: the 24-foot pontoon boat which offers family friendly cruises, and the sailboat, Windy Ways, which offers bay sailing cruises. Your family will enjoy our two-hour nature cruise which includes oystering, crabbing, shrimping, birding and dolphin watching. We also offer inshore fishing trips and only take out six passengers at a time. Guests may bring a cooler with food and drinks aboard, and you may keep all of the shrimp and legal-size fish you catch. Call us today to book your next adventure. More Info More Info
29603 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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With Surfari Catamaran Sailboat Tours you can take the helm, trim the sails or just kick back and relax on our stable 32 foot catamaran. Pick up at Flora-Bama Marina. More Info More Info
Gulf Bay Adventures
9876 McGee Street
Elberta, AL 36530
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Explore the wonder and beauty of nature along the Gulf Coast waterway. Guided kayak tours, sail, shrimp, fish and swim with Gulf Bay Adventures. This is a dolphin experience like no other. More Info More Info
Cetacean Cruises
4673 Wharf Pkwy. W.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Close your eyes and daydream with us for a moment. Imagine a blue-sky day aboard a boat surrounded by shimmering water. Friendly dolphins dance in sequence, just a short distance from the boat, and Caribbean music sets the tone for a relaxing dolphin cruise through Wolf Bay and the surrounding waters of Orange Beach, Alabama. We offer a two-hour dolphin and nature eco tour aboard our 40' Pontoon style vessel aboard The Explorer and a two-hour sailing cruise aboard our 52' sailing catamaran. More Info More Info

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Why Go Sailing in Gulf Shores?

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are excellent areas to sail from. The Alabama Coastal region is pristine and the waters are teeming with sea life. There are many options for getting out onto the water and each has its own benefit. Chartered tours allow you to see hidden pockets or special local gems. The cruise captains also know where the action is—whether it’s dolphin sightings, diving or the best fishing holes.

Sailing Charters

Several outfitters offer sailing excursions with a captain. Some guides will whisk you across the bay and allow you to bring your own cooler of food and drink. Others take you on nature excursions, which are designed to show you the areas that have abundant wildlife viewing. You’ll also find different times for Gulf Shores sailing tours. Dinner sailing is popular and catching an epic sunset is often the goal. However, all of the tours are ideal for capturing those picture-perfect scenes, so don’t leave your camera behind.

Boat Rentals

If you have experience on the water, you may want to choose a sailboat rental instead of a cruise. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have outfitters that offer boat rentals for the experienced captains. Sailboat rentals are an excellent way to explore the Gulf without a timeline. Talk to the locals about great spots and spend full days or more discovering the Gulf.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

For some people, bringing their own boat is considered the perfect vacation. Luckily for them, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are boat-friendly areas. With 11 boat launches and plenty of parking, bringing your sailboat is easy. You’ll find many maintenance and repair shops as well as marinas stocked with the essentials for boating. The Gulf Shores sailing community is friendly and will surely send you to some stunning spots.

Sailing Activities

While sailing is an activity in of itself, there are also many other options during your time on Gulf waters.

Fishing – Fishing is prolific in Alabama's Gulf Coast. It’s also a straightforward process to find out about regulations, permits, what’s in season, and more. If you go the fishing charter route, guides will provide you with the information you need to kick off a successful trip. Some popular “catches” include grouper, shrimp, crab, king mackerel and mullet.

Diving – It’s a true adventure to explore what lives under the surface. Diving is a popular sailing activity in the Gulf Shores area. During a sailing/diving excursion, you can check out wrecks, sea life and other treasures hidden in the depths.

Nature viewing – From Perdido Key to Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach holds many species of gulf coast birds, fish and wildlife in the water, air and on land. Alabama’s Gulf Coast is popular with birders who come to see numerous species and abundant seabirds here year-round. In the water, you’ll find dolphins, fish and maybe even a manatee. On the shores, you'll be sure to spot some sea turtles, butterfly migrations and alligators!


Come Sailing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Today

Sailing in the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area is a spectacular adventure filled with unique nature and clear technicolor waters. If you’re planning your next beach vacation and you happen to love sailing, make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach your next destination. Search for lodging today and choose from great vacation deals on Gulf Shores house rentals, Orange Beach Condos and the best beach hotels on the Gulf Coast!

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