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5 Unique Sailing Facts

Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or have barely been on the water, you are sure to enjoy these unique sailing facts.   Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world by himself.  In 1898, Joshua Slocum, a Nova Scotian-born American, set out on a solo journey to circle the globe in his sailboat. His book about the journey, “Sailing Alone Around the World,” became an international best-seller.  The ideal wind speed for sailing is between 8 and 12 knots.  The easiest wind speed for maneuvering small and mid-sized boats is 8-12 knots. Anything between 5 and 8 knots is ideal for beginners, but anything under 5 […]

Tying the knot with Sail Wild Hearts

Finding the perfect venue for your wedding can seem like an impossible decision! And when you add in the cost of food, décor and various other details, wedding planning can even be stressful and expensive for even the toughest bride. During the happiest time of your life, it’s easy to stay blissful from the moment you say “Yes” to the kiss after “I do” when you get married with Sail Wild Hearts. Think outside the box, and onto the water with a sail. Our gorgeous sailboat provides the perfect romantic […]

Come Spend Fall At The Beach!

Although it may still be warm outside, fall is quickly approaching and with it comes festivals, food, and a variety of fun for the whole family! Picture all the fun of the beach in the summer, just with an added dash of pumpkin spice. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach in the fall. Flora-Bama Bulls on The Beach Bring the family and get ready to experience an action-packed night of adventure at the Flora-bama September 9-11! Get up close and personal as you […]

What to expect when you cruise with Sail Wild Hearts

We want to make your cruising experience as easy as the gulf breeze, so check out the below list of what to expect on your next cruise with us.  Sanitization: Precautions are in place to keep our guests safe during this time. We are accepting limited occupancy on each cruise, and all equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after use. Your health is a priority!  Food and beverages: Complimentary bottled water is always available, and you may choose to purchase soft drinks and juices while aboard. Small coolers of drinks and snacks may be brought along. And yes, alcoholic beverages are permitted for passengers 21 and over.   Life jackets: We supply children […]

Summer in the South is HOT, but still enjoyable with these tips.

Summer is arguably one of the best times to visit the Gulf Coast, but it’s also the hottest and most humid time of the year. That combination can be tough, even for us locals who are used to it.    With that in mind, we have compiled a short list of tips to help you beat the summer heat and make sure your vacation is enjoyable.    HYDRATION: This is probably one of, if not the most, important tips: HYDRATE! And take this to the next level if you plan to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. Both […]

Come sail in the sky with our Sky Surfer Parasailing!

It’s no secret that we have all been living out of our comfort zones for the past year, so why not step it up a notch? If you’re heading to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach soon, add our parasailing adventure to your bucket list!   What can you expect with this adrenaline–pumping adventure?  You’ll begin your adventure being greeted by our fully trained and friendly crew aboard our comfortable, cushioned, 15–passenger, USCG-Inspected parasailing vessel.  We will safely secure everyone in a harness. Once we hit the gulf, flyers will be seated on our spacious, padded, back deck and secured to the […]

New Crew Review

Sail Wild Hearts is gearing up to start casting off and we want you to get to know our crew! Say hello to Brittany Vandiver! Brittany is returning to us this year as first mate. Born and raised right here in Gulf Shores, she naturally grew up with a love of the water and the outdoors. Her work on boats began when she was just a girl, so we’re confident she has the skills and experience to keep our boats in ship-shape order. We are thrilled to have her back […]

Benefits of going to the beach!

We can all agree that a day at the beach can cure just about any bad attitude. But did you know there are actual health benefits to dipping your toes in the sand, too?   Vitamin D: According to Healthline, vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus,  and facilitating normal immune system function.  Exercise: The beach is a natural fitness center. Whether you take a swim in the gulf waters or walk in the sand, you are […]

Spring is here! Let’s hit the seas!

Your eyes do not deceive you – the calendar now reads “March.” We don’t know about you, but we are welcoming the spring season with arms wide open!    Take a break now to read about each of our Sail Wild Hearts cruises so you can decide which to book first. We offer plenty of options, so we know there’s something that will satisfy the whole family. Read on for more information, then give us a call at 251-981-6700 when you’re ready to make it official!   Sunset Cruise   After your day of fun in the sun, get lost in the magic of sunset as Wild Hearts sails into the Gulf of Mexico.  Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail  Elite […]

Sail into spring with these tips for what to expect on your next sail!

We can picture it now: a sunny day, warm gulf breeze, and family and friends aboard Wild Hearts.    We are looking forward to getting back in the water this spring, so we have compiled a list of some things you can expect when you sail with us.  Sanitation – We are taking precautions to keep our visitors safe during this time. All equipment will be sanitized daily after use, and cruise capacities have been limited by over 50% to provide safe social distancing practices. If you prefer, we do have new, packaged masks and snorkels available for purchase.  Adventure – With a variety […]