For some people, it is the perfect time to relax, forget about the stresses of everyday life and do absolutely nothing. For others, it may be the only time that their entire family is in one place for longer than 15 minutes at a time. Along the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, it doesn’t matter what your vacation goals may be, there is something perfect for everyone!
For those looking for a great place to grab a book, ditch your cell phone and bask in the warm rays, then look no further than our white sand beaches. And for those close-knit families looking for a crowd-pleasing assortment of amazing activities like charter boat fishing or parasailing, our charming area in South Baldwin County has something for everyone in your entourage.
A great way to get up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico is to jump on one of the Dolphins Down Under glass bottom dolphin tours. Dolphins Down Under tours not only offer a majestic view into life below the surface through their “glass bottom” catamarans, but they also offer snorkeling tours, bird watching and sunset party cruises. These fun, affordable and unforgettable cruises are sure to create some family memories.
For the more daring water lovers, Perdido Key Parasail is calling your name. This U.S. Coast Guard licensed fleet out of Gulf Shores offers everything from parasailing and sea kayak rentals, to jet ski rentals and banana boat rides. If the idea of hanging out 800 feet over the Gulf of Mexico seems a little daunting, they also offer water trampolines. Just another fun way to spend more time with the family!
If flying 800 feet above the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t get your engine going, how about hot air balloons? Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Comnpany, located just north of the beaches in Magnolia Springs, is proud to offer FAA licensed commercial hot air balloon pilots and small group settings for all of their trips. Most balloons hold up to 6 people, but if there’s a certain someone that you’re looking to spend some quality sky-time with, they offer exclusive two-person charters as well. Break out the bubbly and reminisce among the clouds!
Ground more of your thing? Look no further than the Oak Hollow Farm located in serene Fairhope, Alabama. Situated less than an hour away from the beaches, Oak Hollow’s 300-acres of horseback riding trails and obstacles may be just the dose of old world charm that you and your family are looking for. With great instructors and an on-site playground for the little ones, your family can truly be at ease far away from the stresses of everyday life.
For this year’s trip, it is time to try something new, something fun and something as a family. Whether you’re the adventurous type of clan, traditional type of clique, or just looking to make memories together; let us help you make this vacation one that you talk about years to come. C’mon and have a ball with us!