Things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama (AL): The Best Outdoor Activities

November 29, 2021 Tonie Szymanski

This resort community is known for its bright white beaches and soothing warm water. Daytime activities include scenic cruises, dolphin-watching and hiking. A great place for families, Gulf Shores has The Track, a family recreation center with bumper boats, and also the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Restaurants in Gulf Shores

1. Cool Change Charters

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5.0 based on 39 reviews

Cool Change Charters

Private Charter Fishing trips for small and large groups. We offer 4,5,6,8,10,and 12hrs fishing trips, great Family fun and also trips for the serious angler. We catch FISH! And have fun doing it.Kid friendly. Accomadate up to 17 passengers. All Bait, tackle, instructions and Licenses included.

2. GoGo Kayaks

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5.0 based on 11 reviews

GoGo Kayaks

We Deliver Fun, It's so easy. Call us, tell us what kind of kayaks you want and your address. Then we run it out to you. We have RTM tandem, single, and surf kayaks. Our Standup paddleboards are 11' and 11'6". Made by NSP.

3. Island Life Beach Rentals and Charters

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5.0 based on 35 reviews

Island Life Beach Rentals and Charters

Island Life Rentals offers stand up paddle boards, kayaks and also have fishing charter service. Free pickup and delivery!

4. Beach Flight Aviation

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5.0 based on 32 reviews

Beach Flight Aviation

Discover the pure joy of flight over the beautiful Alabama coastline along Gulf Shores and the Ft. Morgan peninsula in a modern gyroplane. Unlike a conventional airplane, there is no cockpit structure getting in the way of the breathtaking landscape around you! Unlike a sightseeing tour, You Fly the aircraft with an FAA-certified instructor.

5. Lost Bay Charters

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5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lost Bay Charters

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm (online advanced reservations required). Glass Bottom Illuminated Night Kayak Tours are now running for 2016 Austin Sailboat Rentals is open all year round, unless raining or below 50 degrees, we will be closed.

6. Island Marine Charters

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Island Marine Charters

Enjoy a guided inshore fishing expedition with 7th generation local & Coast Guard licensed Captain Joe Buskens. With a lifetime of local fishing knowledge in Gulf Shores, AL you will be sure to have a great fishing experience with Captain Joe! Fully Customized 24ft Bay Boat.

7. Lost Bay Helicopters

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5.0 based on 17 reviews

Lost Bay Helicopters

Lost Bay Helicopters is a local, veteran owned and operated company that provides tours, commercial services, and flight training in the Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach area

8. Ike’s Parasail

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5.0 based on 34 reviews

Ike’s Parasail

Ike’s Parasail is a water sport recreation company based on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We specialize in parasail adventures but also offer banana boat rides, paddle board rentals, and kayak rentals.

9. Back Bay Charters

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5.0 based on 49 reviews

Back Bay Charters

Come explore the beautiful water of the Alabama Gulf Coast with Back Bay Charters! A Private VIP charter for up to 6 guests. Dolphin, fishing, sunsets, beaches, islands, bars, restaurant and sightseeing cruises available. Customize your boat tour for just your party. Perfect for any special occasion or just a great way to see the beautiful Alabama coast. Owner and Captain Matt Swiggum, has been exploring the ocean most of his life. For Matt it began at the age of 12 on a family snorkeling vacation in Jamaica. His love for marine life quickly advanced into SCUBA DIVING and from there his career path. Matt spent 5 years in the Gulf of Mexico as a Commercial Diver. Matt has a broad knowledge of ocean and marine life. His passion is sharing his love of the ocean with everyone who boards the boat. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

10. Pure Aloha Adventures

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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Pure Aloha Adventures

Bringing the aloha spirit from Hawaii to Dauphin Island, Alabama and Gulf Shores, Alabama! Family friendly, all ages welcome, and no experience necessary! Come get your paddle on and have an experience you and your family will never forget! Tours, lessons, and rentals available on beautiful Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach Alabama.

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