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Dauphin Island

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A barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile bay in the Gulf of Mexico, Dauphin Island is reached by a three-mile-long high-rise bridge. Once you arrive on the relaxing and family-friendly Dauphin Island, you will discover why many of our visitors keep returning year after year, some becoming permanent residents.

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What To See & Do

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

One of the top birding locations in the nation, this 160-acre sanctuary has almost every natural environment you can imagine.

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Fort Gaines

This pre-Civil War fort is famously known for the phrase, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

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Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

This award-winning aquarium features local animals and habitats.

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Captain Mike’s Deep Sea Fishing

Enjoy fishing with large or small private charters that have individual prices.

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Mobile Bay Ferry

A vehicle/passenger service from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan with departures every 1 1/2 hours.

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Shell Mound Park

The park hosts many plants that are believed to have been transported to this area by Native Americans for medicinal or culinary purposes.

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Quest Fishing Adventures and Cruises

From fishing to dolphin cruises, Quest provides customized private charter cruises.

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Gulf Beaches

Enjoy 32 miles of breathtaking, turquoise Gulf water and sugar-white sand. Championship golf, fishing, dining and more activities are available.

Where To Stay

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The Inn at Dauphin Island

Guests of the inn enjoy private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in one- and two-bedroom units.

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Dauphin Island Beach Club

These Gulf-front condominiums with miles of secluded beach also have two swimming pools, a gazebo and a boardwalk.

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Willow Tree Cottage

This is a great place to stay all year long. It’s conveniently located and only a short distance from the beach.

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Dauphin Island Campground

This RV and tent campground is within minutes of the Gulf and boasts recreation and walking trails to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

Where To Eat

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Barnacle Bill’s Marina Grill

A Dauphin Island staple, Barnacle Bill’s serves delicious, fresh seafood. The crab cakes are a hit locally.

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Lighthouse Bakery

This bakery is a great place to catch breakfast. Everything is handmade and baked fresh daily, from freshly ground coffee to pastries.

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Islanders Restaurant & Bar

Located beachside, this is a wonderful place to enjoy great food, drinks and hospitality. Stop in at night for the jukebox and live music.

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Island Rainbow

Cool off with a snow cone and enjoy the best pizza on the island. Island Rainbow accepts cash only.

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Getting there by plane
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Getting there by bus or train

The Mobile Regional Airport is a joint public and military-use airport serviced by four airlines offering 50 daily flights to and from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Atlanta.

Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36608

(251) 633-4510

Mobile is accessible via Interstate 10, the southern terminus for Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Mobile. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

2545 Government Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36606

(251) 478-6089