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Enjoy relaxing nautical adventure aboard the Duke. Choose from inshore fishing trips, lighthouse cruises, dolphin-watching cruises or sunset cruises.
"Surround Yourself with Nature!" If you’re a nature lover, it doesn’t get much better than Dauphin Island. Trek along a 1000-foot long board-walk through swamps, dunes and the Gulf shoreline at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Observe nesting platforms and catch glimpses of the thousands of species of birds who migrate through this island habitat. Explore over 155 acres of maritime forest, marshes and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. Ride your bikes throughout the trails on the island. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Coast, Dauphin Island surrounds you with nature. For more information please visit online at www.dauphinisland.org or call us today at 251-861-3607.
Deep Sea Fishing
Visit Dauphin Island Gallery (in the Lighthouse Building) for the finest local art in South Mobile County!
We customize to your rental needs for all experience levels and ages. We offer delivery and pick-up anywhere on Dauphin Island and are open all year 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hours are flexible with reservation.
An 850-foot fishing pier that is on the beach.
"Surround Yourself with Sunshine!" One of our best and most plentiful commodities on the island is sunshine! We have so much we can’t wait to share it with you. Surround yourself with warm rays as soft, white, sugar sand squishes between your toes and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico lap at your feet. Bring the whole family, even your four-legged members, down to Dauphin Island for some much needed time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Your escape is just one easy drive down to the Gulf Coast away! With a huge selection of “fun in the sun” activities and some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, Dauphin Island is your family getaway destination. For more information please visit online at www.dauphinisland.org or call us today at 251-861-3607.
From mysterious swamps to sparkling Gulf waters, the Estuarium has all there is to "sea." This award-winning aquarium features local animals and habitats.
"Surround Yourself with History" Explore times gone by, surrounding yourself inside the historic walls of Fort Gaines! Completed in 1861, visitors delight at this site of The Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the grounds while hearing stories of days gone by, watch live reenactments and see a blacksmith demonstrate his craft. Appreciate today a place where simpler times and historic culture has been preserved. Across the island, hunt for ghosts at the prehistoric Indian Shell Mound Park. Wander the old Indian burial ground thick with giant live oaks and a thick canopy of Spanish moss and foliage. For more information please visit online at www.dauphinisland.org or call us today at 251-861-6992.
Daily vehicle and passenger service from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan. Departures every 1.5 hours. Two boats in summer months that leave every 45 minutes.
Customized private chartered cruise aboard 46-ft. Bertram. See dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, lighthouse, Intracoastal Waterway. Half-day, full-day, overnight.
Subtropical wonder maintained by Alabama Marine Resources. Many plants believed to have been transported here by Native American groups hundreds of years ago for medicinal and culinary purposes.