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Orange Beach: Dolphin-Watching Eco-Boat Tour

Orange Beach: Dolphin-Watching Eco-Boat Tour

Get an up-close view of the resident dolphin pod in Orange Beach on this dolphin cruise. Find out about their behavior, habitat, and relationships within the pod from your onboard guide. Head to the marina to board The Explorer, an eco-friendly boat, then set off into the back bays of Orange Beach where between 50 and 70 dolphins reside. By paying close attention to them over the years, the activity provider has named many of them. When you find them, your guide will introduce you to the dolphins by using their unique dorsal fins as identification. Listen to fun facts about the pod and enjoy guaranteed sightings of the dolphins in their natural habitat; if you don't see them, you can go on another cruise free of charge. During the cruise, stay refreshed and comfortable with a full-service cocktail bar and restroom on board. Once you’ve said goodbye to your new water-loving friends, return to the marina where this cruise ends.

2-Hour Dolphin and Nature Eco Tour from Orange Beach

2-Hour Dolphin and Nature Eco Tour from Orange Beach

The Best Dolphin Cruise in Alabama This is the Premier and by far the most popular cruise we offer. Our two-hour Orange Beach, AL dolphin and nature cruise combines all the features of the dolphin cruise with extra floating time through the hidden creeks of the back bays. We spend the first hour locating and observing our local dolphin pod, and we spend the second hour observing native wildlife. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed, or you next trip is free! Our knowledgeable tour guide and captain point out the local flora and fauna. You may see osprey and their nests, herons, bald eagles, and red-tailed hawks. The Explorer allows us to get as close as safely possible to the banks and the local marine and wildlife. Because the boat only needs 16 to 18 inches of water underneath, we can sneak into local estuaries, where few other boats can go, providing you with a truly unique and memorable experience.

Horseshoe Bend: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Horseshoe Bend: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 0.2+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Horseshoe Bend in 1-2 hours Get to know the sheer beauty and grandeur of Horseshoe Bend canyon at your own pace with your friends or family. Tune in to your in-app audio tour to learn about the history of this magical location as you walk along. Later, embark on a self-guided driving tour of Page and learn all about this fascinating town. Begin your journey in the parking area for Horseshoe Bend. From there, all you need to do is follow the quarter-mile path toward the canyon itself. Along the way, hear about the early days of the mighty Colorado River, when it was little more than a meandering river on a floodplain. As you walk, you’ll find out how that floodplain transformed into the soaring plateau known today. Pick up insights into the area’s human history as well, like how it passed from the Navajo to the hands of the US Government. Finally, arrive at Horseshoe Bend itself, where multiple viewing platforms offer jaw-dropping views of this unique landmark. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures. Your tour of Horseshoe Bend concludes here. Also included with your tour is a driving tour of Page, the town where Horseshoe Bend is located. This tour begins at the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, where you can get phenomenal views of the dam which was the reason for the town’s existence. From there, head north to a collection of breathtaking trails full of great desert vistas. Then it’s on to the dam itself, where you’ll have the opportunity to get out of your car and actually walk over the immense structure. Head then to Wahweap Overlook, offering a stunning look across Lake Powell. Your tour concludes here.

Orange Beach: Sunset Sailing Cruise

Orange Beach: Sunset Sailing Cruise

Sail away on an Alabama sunset cruise in the back bays of the Intracoastal Waterway. Unwind aboard a two-hulled, 52-foot Hawaiian catamaran, ensuring a smooth, stable ride as you rock gently toward the golden sunset. Skim along the back bays of Orange Beach, Alabama, and Perdido Key, Florida. Besides watching the stunning sunset, keep a lookout for marine life and coastal wildlife, including bald eagles, seagulls, herons, and osprey flying. Catch a glimpse of the schools of fish swimming underneath the boat or even a sighting of some of the dolphins in the local pod. Capture breathtaking photos as the sun melts over the horizon and take advantage of the full-service bar serving up cocktails on board (available for purchase).

Orange Beach: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Orange Beach: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Come to the meeting point and check-in. Then, board the catamaran and set sail to explore the bays of Orange Beach. Listen to interesting commentary about the local wildlife from the captain. Keep an eye out for wild birds, such as ospreys, herons, bald eagles, and red-tailed hawks. Get up close to the banks to observe the animals. Explore some creeks and swamps that other boats can't access. Marvel at the dolphins splashing in the water, and watch a beautiful sunset. Buy some drinks or snacks aboard the boat to enjoy as you take in the amazing view. Finally, return to the starting point at the end, and get off the catamaran to finish the activity.

USA : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 4G/5G United States

USA : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 4G/5G United States

Stay connected with friends and family and find your way around town with a USA eSim. Enjoy 4G/5G data at local rates throughout your journey, with flexible options ranging from 3 to 30 days to suit your stay length. Receive your eSim via email upon ordering and activate it within minutes by scanning the unique provided QR code. Ensure compatibility by checking if your device supports eSim technology. Unlock seamless connectivity and boundless exploration with the exclusive eSim USA. Stay connected as you explore the diverse landscapes of the USA, from bustling cities to scenic routes. Experience the freedom to stay connected with loved ones and explore effortlessly. Enjoy 4G/5G data at local rates throughout your journey, with flexible options ranging from 3 to 30 days to suit your stay length. Discover the convenience of instant activation and local rates, ensuring you're always ready for your next adventure. Immerse yourself in seamless connectivity across the vibrant landscapes of the USA.

Alabama: 3-Day Mobile City Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: 3-Day Mobile City Multi-Attraction Pass

Book your 3-day pass and get access to the following Mobile attractions: Bellingrath Gardens, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Conde Charlotte Museum, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, History Museum of Mobile & Colonial Fort Conde, Oakleigh House Museum, Phoenix Fire Museum, and USS Alabama Memorial Park. Experience some of the best destinations in Southern Alabama with a money-saving pass that'll serve as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Discover the rich history of the incredible city of Mobile over 3 activity-filled days. Enjoy 65 acres of floral wonder at Bellingrath Gardens and join a historical tour of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, one of the Gulf Coast's most elegant homes. Explore how citizens lived throughout the last 300 years during each country’s reign over the bay area at Conde Charlotte Museum in Mobile. Visit the historic house museum of Oakleigh and experience Mobile's history through the eyes of Oakleigh’s residents. Explore the Gulf of Mexico through displays and exhibits at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. Get access to USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, also home to the USS Drum. Enjoy the History Museum of Mobile to learn about local history from the pre-colonial past to the present, with special highlights of Mardi Gras, shipbuilding, and daily life along the Mobile Bay.

Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover Birmingham's Civil Rights Story. The tour never expires. You can take it as many times as you want. And after taking the on-location tour, you'll unlock a virtual tour you can listen to anytime. Did you ever think, "What did the tour guide say?" With our Walking Tours app, you can listen anytime and keep the stories forever. You'll see the historic civil rights spots in Birmingham associated with Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Shuttlesworth, Project C, the Children's Crusades Marches, and much more. You will see the historic Kelly Ingram Park, the stop by the 16th street baptist church, the AG Gaston Motel, Lyric, Kendrick Memorial park and much more! You'll learn about Jim Crow laws and how people fought for civil rights in Montgomery.

Alabama: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Choose a 1 or 2-day pass to see some of your favorites or opt for a 5-day option for more time to visit all attractions. Do more as you experience a selection of the best attractions in Southern Alabama, all on 1 money-saving ticket. This curated collection of attractions is your ticket to enjoying the area. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Hop on the Wharf’s Ferris Wheel, a landmark for every Gulf Coast beach vacation. Meet the 300 animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo as you explore its 25 acres, including a walkthrough aviary and sustainable garden. Discover the City of Foley Depot Museum and Model Train Exhibit and view photos, tools, freight cars, and memorabilia documenting Foley’s history. Get up close to the WWII battleship USS Alabama and submarine USS Drum at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Explore one of the most diverse cultural and natural heritage tourism attractions of the Gulf Coast at Historic Blakeley State Park.

Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 72+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Great Smoky and Cades Cove Bundle in 4-5 hours. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains at your own pace with a self-guided and self-driving tour. Hike to Alum Cave, enjoy a panoramic view from Charles Overlook, and discover Cades Coves from the comfort of your own car. Drive to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to start your journey. After exploring the Visitor Center, head past the Mingus Mill, a remnant of a once-thriving town. As you drive to Beech Flats Quiet Walkway, hear accounts of the Cherokee people who once lived here. Learn about their legends and their struggle to hold onto their land. Once you arrive, enjoy a meditative stroll through nature. Hop back into your car and head to Charles Webb Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the park. Once you’ve snapped some stunning photos, continue toward Clingman’s Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies, for more unparalleled views of the mountains. Continue to the trail for Alum Cave, one of the most popular hikes in the park. If you wish, take the moderate 4.4-mile roundtrip trail for beautiful panoramas and fascinating rock formations. After your hike, drive to Chimney Tops Overlook, offering more stunning mountain views. Next, enjoy an easy wilderness walk at Balsam Point. As you continue past yet another incredible vista and another secluded walkway, hear little-known park history. Jump back in your car and drive towards Gatlinburg, stopping on the way to check out the pristine Cataract Falls. In Gatlinburg, pass the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Drive past Ogle Place, an old-timey homestead dating back to the 1800s, before arriving at Rainbow Falls. Continue your drive past several more waterfalls and the historic cabins of Ephraim Bales and Reagan Tub, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Finally, finish your Great Smoky National Park tour with a visit to the old Ely’s Mill, which is still in operation today. Start the second part of your combination tour, discovering Cades Coves, just west of Gatlinburg. From there, continue west toward the scenic loop. The first landmark on your route is John Oliver Place, once home to some of the first homesteaders to make a living here. After that, pass 3 churches dating back to the 1800s and uncover the devastating impact of the Civil War on this community. Drive to Elijah Oliver Place, a beautifully-preserved homestead offering an authentic look at early pioneer life. If you wish to stretch your legs, hike to Abrams Falls, a secluded, powerful waterfall. Next, drive to Tipton Place. Finally, reach the Carter Shields Cabin, another idyllic homestead from a bygone era. Finish your tour at the start of the loop as you hear about the last family to call the cove home.

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The crew did a great job of making this experience entertaining and educational. They were very safety oriented and knowledgeable about locating dolphins in their natural habitat. We enjoyed the experience and were very happy with the crew, who took great care of us. If you are considering a dolphin cruise, this is a great one to go with!

we had a really good time. We didn't see any dolphins in the first hour and it was becoming very discouraging for our granddaughter. But finally we did and the boat captain managed to extend our time to a full 2 hours, which was much appreciated.

It was an absolutely amazing activity to do with the kids! The three crew members on board were outstanding and so kind! Well worth the price. Seen MANY dolphins and birds. Highly recommend.

The tour was great. The guides made it fun and interesting. I would recommend this tour!

Excellent value! We saved hundreds of dollars! Very easy to use.