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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 […]

Meet the Crew: Jessica Polk

Sail Wild Hearts crewmate Jessica Polk is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast on and off for 10 years. Q: How long have you been a crewmate? A: This is my first season with Sail Wild Hearts. Q: How did you come to work aboard Wild Hearts? A. I met Captain Zack a few years back, and we realized we’d both lived very near each other in the Virgin Islands around the same time. However, we had never met. I left that next winter […]

Five Reasons Your Kids Will Love Orange Beach Sailing

The Sail Wild Hearts captain and crew have been putting the “fun” into dol-FUN cruises for years in Orange Beach. If your family hasn’t experienced this one-of-a-kind attraction on the Alabama Gulf Coast, it’s high time you boarded the boat to sail away for adventure. In case you needed one more reason to set sail, we’ve compiled five reason why your kids will love sailing the deep blue in Orange Beach.   New places. Explore places you can’t get to by land, including Robinson Island near Alabama Point. This white-sand […]

Set sail on a scuba and snorkeling adventure with the Sail Wild Hearts crew during your next Orange Beach vacation. Enjoy a five-hour trip filled with three of our favorite “s” activities: snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. The Perdido Key Scuba/Snorkeling Sail is the newest addition to the Wild Hearts itineraries. Board the 53-foot open-ocean catamaran 30 minutes prior to departure to settle in. Forget your snorkel gear? No problem. Complimentary snorkel gear is available for both children and adults. Upon advance request, certified scuba divers may rent scuba gear […]

Combine Beach Events with Orange Beach Sailing

When you aren’t listening to beach tunes while the breeze brushes through your hair on a sail with Captain Zach and crew, how are you spending your time in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? There are plenty of ways to incorporate both a dolphin cruise and local events into your beach vacation. Check out these upcoming festivities to put the wind in your sails for a complete vacation experience. After a day aboard Wild Hearts for the Guided Fish & Snorkel Adventure, stop by The Wharf to watch the big […]

Ahoy, Matey! Discover the Meaning behind Nautical Phrases

For thousands of years, sailors have taken to the water for food, discovery and recreation. Did you know their lives on the water gave birth to some well-known phrases? See how many you can use during your next sail aboard Wild Hearts. Loose cannon: We bet you know a few people who you’d deem as “loose cannons,” but did you know the term comes from when a ship’s cannon would literally come loose from its lashing? A square meal: It doesn’t mean you have all the food groups and serving […]

Plan the All-American Summer in Orange Beach

White-sand beaches, ice cream and ghost sand crabbing. What do they have in common? They are all part of a traditional beach vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Every summer, families make the annual trek to play in the sun, sand and surf. But besides those things, what else makes up the all-American summer in Orange Beach? We’ve listed a few ideas to help you plan your summer vacation. Dolphin cruise Lunch at LuLu’s Kayaking around Robinson Island and Bird Island Deep-sea fishing People-watching at the Gulf State Park […]