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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 […]

Meet the Crew: Hannah Davidson

Hannah Davidson is a Baldwin County native and has lived in Elberta, Alabama for what she refers to as “forever,” also known as 19 years. Q. How long have you been a member of the Sail Wild Hearts crew? A. Four seasons. Q. How did you come to work aboard Wild Hearts? A. My dad started working here when I was younger and I tagged along until I was put to work. Q. What do you love most about your job? A. Absolutely everything about it! Q. What’s the most […]

Three Ways to Make Your Orange Beach Cruise Even Better

Colorful sunsets, playful dolphins and good company . . . it’s hard to improve upon perfection. An Orange Beach sailing excursion with the Wild Hearts crew is all those things. But there are a few ways you can take your sail from great to outstanding. Leave your worries behind. Forgetting about your troubles is rule #1 in sailing. Once you step on the boat, your stress and problems aren’t allowed. Think of it this way: You didn’t purchase a ticket for all those worries (ahem, extra baggage), so they get […]

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 […]