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"Bottoms Up Safari" should be on the top of your list of things to do while vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama.

Come explore the underwater wildlife of Orange Beach, Alabama with Captain Ellis on his custom built 32 ft. U.S. Coastguard approved pontoon boat "Bottoms Up".  If you are looking for something better than the usual dolphin cruise then Bottoms Up Safari IS IT.  Our cruise becomes an interactive adventure where once we load our live water trough with the treasures from the bottom of the sea, you will be amazed at the astounding number of species right in front of your eyes.  Study and feel the sea and adults alike will love this up close encounter and experience.

The Marine life that you may encounter includes Porpoises, Stingrays, Bat Rays, Lizardfish, Pinfish, Croaker, Blowfish, Puffer Fish, Lookdown Fish, White Trout, Cowfish, Flounder, Dab Fish, Babby Snapper, Baby Cobia, Crab Cruncher, Lemon Fish, Robin Fish, and Hogchoker.  The Bird life includes Brown Pelicans, Sea Gulls, Hawks, Grey Blue Herron, Green Herron, and so many more.

We'll pick you up at the Orange Beach Marina

Click here for Orange Beach Marina Maps and Directions

Your tour starts at waters edge at Orange Beach Marina conveniently located on Marina Road in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama.  Look for parking adjacent to the Dock Store and Fuel Dock.


Driving east on I-10 (from Mobile, AL)

If you are driving east on I-10 from Mobile toward Pensacola, FL, take Exit 44 and follow Highway 59 south toward Loxley/Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. After 15 miles turn left on the Foley Beach Express. The Foley Beach Express ends in a toll bridge ($3.50). After the bridge, turn left onto Canal Road. Next, turn right onto Highway 161 (Orange Beach Blvd.). Drive south on 161 and turn left at the second traffic light (Marina Road).  Orange Beach Marina is on the left (North) side of Marina Road.


Driving west on I-10 (from east of Pensacola, FL)

If you are driving west on I-10 from east of Pensacola, FL, take Exit 7 (Pine Forest). Head south on Pine Forest Road until you reach Blue Angel Parkway. Turn right on Blue Angel Parkway. Continue south until you reach Sorrento Road. Turn right on Sorrento Road. This will take you across the Alabama state line and over Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. Continue West to Highway 161 (Orange Beach Blvd.) and turn right on 161.  Drive North on 161 and turn right at the first traffic light (Marina Road).  Orange Beach Marina is on the left (North) side of Marina Road.


To reach Orange Beach Marina from the Intra-Coastal Waterway:

1. At the ICW marker #57, turn S passing on the W side of #57. Proceed S approximately ½ mile passing in between 17 and 18 on your way to #15. Keep #15 to starboard at which point of passing turn almost due W keeping #13 to starboard as you continue to red #12 on your portside. After #12, make a dogleg to your port on the way to #11 and #9 keeping 50-75' off the starboard side of the channel. Continue down the channel favoring the red buoy side for best water. 2. As you approach the Perdido Pass Bridge do not pass under it toward the Gulf but parallel it in the channel running E/W along the N side of the bridge. At the western end of the bridge there are 2 channels, one going W into Cotton Bayou, the other going N from marker #8 and #9. This will take you into Terry Cove as you pass the boat ramp on the W side (port). Just past this ramp is the last Coast Guard marker #12. Look due W (about 150 - 200 yards) to see markers #1 and #2. These markers curve southward and then westward along private docks and residences. Follow them keeping red to the starboard and at the very end you will see the Marina’s private channel which runs due S.


To reach Orange Beach Marina from the Gulf of Mexico:

After passing the Perdido Pass sea buoy, proceed between Markers 1 & 2 at the jetty. Channel runs along W jetty to Perdido Pass where there are two marked passages under the bridge. Take either one and then follow directions listed above number 2. N into Terry Cove, W into channel leading to OBM private channel.


Bring your favorite beverages and let us take you and some friends to one of these destinations -  morning, afternoon or night!

Cobalt The Restaurant

FISHER'S at Orange Beach Marina

Orange Beach Marina

Wolf Bay Lodge Orange Beach

Tack Jacks Orange Beach/Gulf Shores

COTTON'S Since 1985

Cafe' Grazie

Shipp's Harbour Grill

Louisiana Lagniappe

Cayman Grill

Villaggio Grille


Pleasure Island Tiki Bar

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