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Meet the Crew: Captain Zach Smith

Sail Wild Hearts’ Captain Zach Smith is originally from Auburn, Alabama, but according to Zach, he has been an Alabama Gulf Coast resident for approximately 2,593,460 seconds. If you do the math, that’s really only 30 days, but he’s been here a tad bit longer than that. Q. How long have you been a member of the Sail Wild Hearts crew? A. Since May 2012. Q. How did you come to work aboard Wild Hearts? A. While visiting for my cousin’s high school graduation, I ran into several friends and […]

Set Sail for the Last Blue Angel Flyovers of the Season

The Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail is one of our most popular Orange Beach sailing adventures, and for good reason. We personally don’t think there’s any better way to experience the Blue Angels than by boat. Imagine lying back on Wild Heart’s trampoline and watching these world-famous pilots perform their awe-inspiring maneuvers high above. Practice sessions generally last about an hour, but when you sail Wild Hearts, the entire trip becomes an adventure. We sail to a historic Civil War fort in a protected lagoon where you can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard […]

Choose Your Own Adventure in Orange Beach

Flash back to your adolescence and take a walk down memory lane. It’s time to choose your own adventure. The best part? The crew at Wild Hearts has plenty of adventures ready for you on your next beach vacation. If you’re a history buff, the Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail is the best adventure waiting for you. Sail near historic forts on the way to watch elite pilots practice their adrenaline-pumping stunts. On the sail back to port, the crew will stop for snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and exploring Fort McRea. […]

Bourbon and Beaches for a Guys Weekend Getaway

We talk a lot about family vacations and even girlfriend getaways, but how long has it been since you bonded with the boys? Maybe it’s time you called up the brotherhood for a guys getaway weekend in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Whether you’re the best man planning the bachelor party of the decade or just looking for some bourbon and beach with your best buddies, we can think of a few ways to spend a few days on the Alabama Gulf Coast with the guys. Pile into the golf […]

Sail into Fall Fun on Alabama’s Beaches

The weather may be cooling off, but the fun this fall season is heating up on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Get back to the beach for one last hurrah this season and join the crew for a sail aboard Wild Hearts. The Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail will run through Nov. 9, and then the Angels close up for the fall on the Gulf Coast. Even if you miss that fun adventure, there will still be time for snorkeling, fishing, paddleboarding and, of course, sailing with us. In fact, you can […]

Sunsets, Sangria and a Girlfriend Getaway in Orange Beach, Alabama

Sunsets and sangria with your best girlfriends. If that sounds like the beginning of the perfect girlfriends getaway, then a trip to Alabama’s white-sand beaches should be on your calendar. Wondering how to plan the perfect girlfriend getaway? We have a few must-do activities and restaurants to suggest. Fisher’s Upstairs at Orange Beach Marina. Every girl needs a reason to dress up now and then. Fisher’s Upstairs offers the perfect opportunity! Relaxed yet refined, you’ll love the comfortable, coastal setting – but you’ll love the specialty drinks and entrées even […]

Five Tips for Proposing at Sea

A marriage made in heaven begins with a proposal in paradise. There are few things more romantic than proposing at sunset while sailing on a boat. If you’re considering taking the plunge, we have a few tips for the proposal. •Inform the crew of your plan when you make reservations. •Do you have a special song? You’re in luck. Wild Hearts is equipped with great music and speakers. Bring the song on your phone or let the crew know your plans in advance so your special song can be playing […]

Set Sail for Labor Day at the Beach

Traditionally, Labor Day is considered the last hurrah of the summer. We’re pretty fortunate on the Alabama Gulf Coast because great temperatures and weather last long into the fall months. But if you’re planning a big end-of-summer trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, consider adding a sailing excursion to your weekend agenda. A day on the water is the perfect way to bid farewell to the summer and look ahead to school and SEC football. In addition to sailing Wild Hearts, here are a few other events you can […]

Meet the Crew: Regina “Gigi” Fell Barnette

Sail Wild Hearts crewmate Gigi is from Perdido Beach, Alabama and is a Baldwin County native, having lived along the Alabama Gulf Coast for 31 years. Q: How long have you been a crewmate? A: I was hired in February 2012. Q: How did you come to work aboard Wild Hearts? A: The previous crew of Sail Wild Hearts approached me about the job. I’m currently the longest-standing crew member. Q: What do you love most about your job? A: So many things! 1) I’m the boss! 2) I get […]

A Marine Biology Lesson in Disguise

Are you worried the kids’ weeks of summer vacation will turn their brains to mush? Fear not! Join the crew of Wild Hearts for a well-disguised lesson in marine biology. Set sail from Orange Beach and see an array of marine life. A snorkeling adventure will offer peeks of underwater life not available in the classroom. Watch as schools of fish swim the waters of Orange Beach near Alabama Point. Or bring the family for the Perdido Key Scuba/Snorkeling Sail. This shallow dive sight is perfect for beginner divers or […]