Orange Beach Boating Guide 2019

Orange Beach Boating Guide
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Get Away on Your Own Boat or Yacht in Orange Beach

While visiting Orange Beach, there are so many different ways to get out on the water. You can take a dolphin tour, go paddleboarding, ride a jet ski, get out on the Gulf for some deep-sea fishing, or paddle a kayak. For a true boating getaway, however, there's nothing better than getting away on your own boat or yacht.

Enjoy a Boating Paradise on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Orange Beach, with its prime position on the Gulf Coast, is a boating paradise. Located at the mouth of Perdido Bay, near many lakes and lagoons, water surrounds us in all directions. When visiting Orange Beach, you can either bring your own boat or rent a boat while you’re here. Either way, there are many options for fishing, boat friendly dining, and unique boating spots

Orange Beach’s Best Boating Spots 

Orange Beach has an amazing variety of boating spots. From close by spots in the bay to offshore islands, here’s a list of the best places to check out on your boat near Orange Beach.

Robinson Island 

You’ve probably seen a collection of islands in Perdido Bay when driving over the Alabama Point Bridge. Robinson Island is located in Terry Cove, just north of Perdido Pass. Only accessible by boat, this is a perfect place to land your boat and spend the day on the beach. 

Walker Island 

Located just to the east of Robinson Island, near Perdido Pass, this island has a beautiful lagoon and a long spit of white sand. This a great place to anchor your boat for the day and enjoy the water.

Bird Island 

Another special island near Alabama Point, Bird Island has a large south facing beach that’s great for watching sunsets and looking for dolphins.

Ono Island

Positioned just inside the Perdido Bay, Ono Island is surrounded by calm water and private canals. Cruising around Ono Island on a boat is a great way to view beautiful houses and, if you’re lucky, dolphins. 

Sand Island Lighthouse 

Best accessed from Fort Morgan boat ramp at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Sand Island Lighthouse is a famous boating destination, where you’re likely to see dolphins. Originally constructed in 1837, Sand Island Lighthouse is located three miles offshore, making it one of the southernmost points in Alabama. 

Dauphin Island

Located on the opposite side of Mobile Bay, Dauphin Island is the perfect destination for an all day boat trip. Escape the everyday and spend the day relaxing on Dauphin Island Public Beach. On the way, you’ll enjoy views of the two historic forts and open water.

Fish Dixey Bar

As the name implies, Fish Dixey Bar is a special fishing spot, located just off of the coast of Mobile Bay. Lucky fisherman can catch hammerhead sharks, cobia, and snapper, as well as, Red Drum, known locally as Bull Reds. This spot is better suited for experienced boaters and fisherman as rough seas and non-biting fish can be an issue.

Check out more Orange Beach fishing information here.

 

Orange Beach Boat Friendly Dining 

Orange Beach has a lot of cool boat friendly restaurants. There’s nothing better than going out for food on your boat. 

Popular place to dine with your boat include: 

  • Tacky Jacks 
  • Flipper’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Fisher’s Dockside 
  • Cobalt Restaurant 
  • Flora-Bama Yacht Club 
  • Flora-Bama Ole River Grill

Renting a Boat in Orange Beach

Because not everyone has their own boat, renting a boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the water around Orange Beach. From pontoon boats with waterslides to larger fishing boats, there are many options for boat rentals. 

Popular places to rent boats include:

Orange Beach Marinas

If you have your own boat, you’ll need a place to store it. Luckily, there are many marinas near SeaChase resort.

Here are some of our favorite Marinas in Orange Beach: 

See You on the Alabama Water 

Thank you for checking out our Orange Beach boating tips. There’s nothing better than spending the day on the water on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We look forward to hosting you on the beach.