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Captain’s Log: Sunset Cruise

There’s just something about being out on the calm, open water that makes all worries and stress drift away. The music of the waves lapping against the boat, the laughter of seagulls in the distance, and the warmth of the final rays of sun are all elements of serenity you’ll find on a sunset cruise. After a long day or a long week, this nearly 2-hour trip rejuvenates you. Departing an hour before sunset, you’re able to sit back and take in the final moments of the day. Watch the […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Gulf Shores This Year

Fun-filled activities are lined up for 2017, but there are a few that we must point out! From eating fresh shrimp to jamming the night away, these events make a wonderful reason for a getaway to the Alabama Gulf Coast. 1. Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade Get ready to catch some beads! Dress up in your green and purple attire and snap some pics as lavishly decorated floats glide down the street. The coastal, relaxed vibe of this Mardi Gras parade makes it very family friendly, and a perfect start to […]

Sailing into 2017 with a Look Back at 2016

What a year! 2016 was one for the books. We’ve enjoyed a year of sun and sailing, meeting new friends and setting sail with old ones, too. It’s always a pleasure to reconnect with past guests, as well as introduce new ones to sailing for the first time. So, what exactly did we do in 2016? A lot! Our owner, Ted, is always looking for something fun and exciting to add to our itineraries, and 2016 didn’t disappoint. This year, we took sailing Alabama’s beaches to a whole new level […]

Sun, Fun and Sailing Slated for 2017

What’s on tap for 2017? If you ask the Sail Wild Hearts crew, they’ll tell you a whole bunch of sun, sand and sailing with a little snorkeling and scuba thrown in for good measure. While we’re preparing for another year of sailing aboard our 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran, take a look at these big events coming this year. Plan your next Orange Beach vacation in conjunction with these events for even more fun and adventure. Oh, and don’t forget to come aboard for a day on the water with us. […]

A 2017 New Year Resolution that’s Easy to Keep

The new year is knocking on our doors. Have you been thinking of your resolutions? This year, make a resolution you can keep. Resolve to spend more time enjoying life, the little things and the big things. Enjoy friends and family and make plans to enjoy rest and relaxation, too. The crew at Sail Wild Hearts can help with some of those resolutions. Start planning now for your next Orange Beach vacation. Spend it with those you love most on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. Relax on the beach, breathe in the […]

Santa Spottings and Other Holiday Fun on Alabama’s Beaches

Santa and his elves are making stops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this December, and the beach is packed with holiday cheer. Come enjoy a white-sand coastal Christmas, complete with ice skating, tea with Santa, lighted boat parades and, of course, a sail with Santa on his floating sleigh. Put a special sail with Santa at the top of your Christmas to-do list. Wild Hearts will be hoisting the main on Dec. 17 and 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your family for holiday refreshments, festive music and […]

Four Christmas Gift Ideas for the Beach Lover

Are you making a list and checking it twice? Is there someone on your Christmas list who just can’t get enough of the Alabama Gulf Coast? Consider giving them the gift of the beach, either with something that reminds them of their favorite beach vacation spot or a gift certificate to use on their next trip to Orange Beach. Here are four ideas that’ll put you on the nice list of your family and friends. Handmade Art. Stop by the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach or call to place […]

Top Five Sailing Superstitions

Aside from baseball players, sailors are some of the most superstitious people in history. Seafaring is one of the world’s oldest occupations, and anything that’s been around for centuries is bound to have superstitions and lore tied to it. We’re not saying Captain Zack and crew give credence to any of these tales, but just don’t let them spot you with a banana on board. Leave the bananas at home. On ships, bananas have long been thought to bring bad luck. During the 1700s trading empire between Spain and the […]

Sail Away with Santa Aboard Wild Hearts

Santa is coming to Orange Beach, but he is trading his sleigh for a sailboat. Bring your festive spirit and come enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with Santa and his elves, also known as the Sail Wild Hearts crew, for two special days of sails. On Dec. 17 and 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the young and young-at-heart can whisper their Christmas wishes into Old St. Nick’s ear as we sail away in search of dolphins while holiday music plays in the background. Holiday refreshments will be served, but feel free […]

Blue Angels Fly High for Annual Homecoming Show

Don’t miss the last high-flying action of the 2016 season when the Blue Angels come home for their annual Homecoming Show on Nov. 11 and 12. Not only will the Navy’s precision flight team be flying over Pensacola, Florida on Veterans Day weekend, but they will also be celebrating the team’s 70th anniversary. What’s the best way to watch the show? Aboard the Wild Hearts catamaran, of course! Meet us at the dock at 8:30 a.m. and enjoy a light breakfast as we sail away for a trip to the […]