Many have chosen Gulf Shores, Alabama as the destination for their vacation rentals or permanent residences. It’s no surprise with the strong community atmosphere and the wonderful events and activities that take place year round.
Besides having premier beaches in which to spend countless hours relaxing with loved ones on long walks, shelling in the early morning hours, reading your favorite novel with the calming sound of the surf in the background or spending the late afternoon letting the waves wash worries away as you rhythmically bob up and down in the crystal cool waters, Alabama’s gulf shores also have plenty of things to do that get the adrenaline flowing and ignite that internal, oftentimes suppressed adventurous spirit.
Whether you already own Gulf Coast real estate and want to dive into a new hobby or sport, have guests visiting who want to be thrilled by the native wildlife or are planning the family vacation with the goal of avoiding bored children, you will not be disappointed when you embark on any of the following adventures and activities:
These majestic creatures are a sight to behold whether you’re visiting Gulf Shores for a week or were raised right on the ocean. Make time to take a tour of inland waters where dolphins will be seen leaping from the water or playing next to your boat – GUARANTEED! Affordable cruises make it easy to for the entire family to relax and have fun creating memories sure to last a lifetime.
Orange Beach Sailing Charters
Locally owned and operated by Gulf Coast native, Captain Ryan Rayfield, Orange Beach Sailing Charters is a must-do for all who journey to the Gulf Shores area. Planning family day trips, romantic sunset cruises, all day or even overnight cruises with a company who wants this to be YOUR trip ensures you get what YOU want!
Gator Valley Farm
Most people do not have easy access to over 200 alligators and other creatures like owls, bull frogs and turtles. At Gator Valley Farms, guests are encouraged to stay for feeding time where they can catch the feeding crew delivering dinner to the alligators. True adventure seekers may even get a chance to FEED and HOLD an alligator themselves! Bring the family and view these spectacular creatures living in their natural habitats.
Gulf Shores Track
Wild adventures of the land-based kind can also be enjoyed at this family-friendly establishment. The Track Family Recreation Center offers classic pastimes like mini-golf, go-karts and bumper rides. Create new pastimes and experience the Big Thrills of the Skycoaster and state-of-the-art family arcade. Children of all ages can harness their need for speed and challenge their competitive spirits with Value Bonus Packs. Group and Party Packages are also available.