If you have a boat or plan to rent one, there are endless possibilities for Orange Beach boating activities. Beyond a fishing excursion, here are five new ideas for an unforgettable day on the water:
An Island Picnic – Enjoy the calm inter-coastal water and share a picnic on Robsinson, Walker or Gilchrist Island, the cluster of boat-access only islands just through Perdido Pass. (You can see them driving over the Alabama Point Bridge.) The nearest boat launch is Boggy Point.
Sunken Ship Dives – Alabama has two near-shore artificial reefs that are easily accessible to recreational divers. You can reach the top of The Lulu, off the coast of Orange Beach, just 60 feet down. If you want a greater challenge, the lower decks are over 100 feet down. The Whiskey Wreck is a much older reef, and it is just 150 yards offshore from Bahama Bob’s. This reef is only about 15 feet deep.
Water Sports – To shift up your speed, you will find the Little Lagoon a great spot for tubing or water skiing. It is a brackish water spot with low boat traffic. There is a boat launch on the north shore of the lagoon, Mo’s Landing.
Sand Island Lighthouse – For a historical treat, launch your boat near Fort Morgan and head toward the mouth of Mobile Bay for a view of a decommissioned lighthouse. It was constructed in 1864. Because of the current conditions of the structure, you can only view it from your boat.
Boat-In Restaurants – The Gulf Coast is teeming with restaurants with dockside parking, so you can enjoy the beautiful coastal waterways and sunsets without hopping in your car. A few of our favorites are Fisher’s Dockside, Cobalt and Sunset Grille.
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