--photo by Captain Troy Frady
Wild Alabama Dolphins are a pleasant sight to see, especially when they come surface beside the charter boat. We see Dolphins almost every trip.
Dolphins Everywhere is what we see while deep sea fishing. We are not a cruise boat but we do see a lot of them while fishing. We do have a sailing charter that is ideal for this. We are a group of charter boats that see wild Dolphins almost daily. There are literally dozens of Bottlenosed Dolphins that live in and around Orange Beach, Alabama and out in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the most amazing sights for families with children of all ages is to see these marine mammals up close in their natural environment. These Dolphins often have their calves or babies with them swimming right along side. They come up behind the boat when we are cruising and jump high out of the water and splash. The swim easily at over 15 mph for long periods of time. They are beautiful to watch, jump and roll in the water.
As merchant mariners, we always do what we can to avoid direct contact with the Bottlenosed Dolphin. It is illegal to interfere with them while they are swimming or feeding. However, these beautiful mammals have got some habits that have been reinforced by years of human interaction that can cause harm to them if they get too close to a boat.
Our charter boats fish in the Gulf of Mexico and the Inshore areas. It is hard not to have interaction with them. We do not feed them or try to touch them in any way. It sure is cool to see the Dolphin swim right up to the boat and look at you with almost human eyes.
The Bottlenosed Dolphins often wait around the charter boat to be fed by discarded fish that were too small to harvest. We try not to reinforce this habit but it is just part of it. We are a responsible business and do all we can to let you see these Dolphins in their natural state without trying to change their natural habits or patterns.
Come with us and enjoy a day on the water, fishing and watching wild Bottle Nosed Dolphins as they swim naturally.
Be sure to tell your kids that they may see wild Dolphins while deep sea fishing. Fill out our online fishing reservations page and book your Alabama fishing adventure today. You may also call us at 251.233.3474 at any time. We would love to hear from you.