Activities

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Martinique on the Gulf offers a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but there’s still plenty to do onsite and in Gulf Shores. Play tennis at the elevated, fast-dry courts, take a dip in the indoor/outdoor pool or unwind in the whirlpool hot tub. Martinique’s two clubhouses, Club du Soleil and Club du Plage both offer luxury amenities so you’ll never get bored. 

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores and the entire Alabama Gulf Coast boasts world-class fishing, dolphin cruises, championship golf, and much more. 

Dolphin Cruises

Catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in their natural habitat on one of the area’s many dolphin cruises. Dolphin Queen Cruises offers options all throughout the day for dolphin viewing, fishing, shrimping and more. They also offer Back Bay Excursions and sunset tours. Dolphins Down Under is another local favorite. On this cruise, check out the 45-foot glass bottom catamaran where you can watch dolphins and fish swim below the surface. 

Fishing

Fishing is a must in the Alabama Gulf Shores. Zeke’s Charter Fleet is the largest on the Alabama Gulf Coast with boats that can accommodate up to 60 passengers and 44 fishermen. Anglers can fish for red snapper, grouper, bluefish, wahoo, marlin, tuna, dolphin fish, sharks, barracuda, and much more. 

 

Orange Beach Fishing Charters and Fishing Guides offers offshore, nearshore, inshore, and deep sea fishing excursions, as well as specialty fishing charters and cruises. 

Golf

With year-round warm weather, you can be sure that golf is excellent in Gulf Shores. There are many private and public courses along the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

 

Kiva Dunes is the No. 1 rated golf course in Alabama, representing the most exceptional and unforgettable golf experience. This course is a must-play for any golfer. 

 

The Craft Farms Resort features 36 holes of Signature Golf including Cotton Creek, the original Arnold Palmer design on the Gulf Coast. This unique setting combines the mystique of golf legend Arnold Palmer with the charm and hospitality of the South.

 

Set along beautiful Mobile Bay is one of Alabama’s most spectacular golf venues, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club offers an impressive 27-hole championship golf course designed by Earl Stone.

 

Glen Lakes Golf Club is an affordable links style 18-hole championship layout featuring wide, rolling fairways bordered by hallmark mounds and ending with large greens.

 

Rock Creek Golf Club is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The 7,000-yard course is enjoyable, forgiving and captivating, challenging both the amateur and the professional.

 

Timbercreek Golf Club is a 27-hole championship facility offering golfing enthusiasts a truly unique and memorable experience, expertly crafted by Earl Stone.

 

If you’re looking for a great golf experience without breaking the bank, be sure to check out the Alabama State Parks Golf Trail. Offering well-kept courses at a variety of challenge levels, the courses are a popular stop on many Gulf Coast golf vacations.

Water Sports

Experience Gulf Shores on the water jet skiing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, or kayaking. Scuba diving allows you to view tropical marine life up close and personal. Local guides take you through popular areas so you can view schools of spadefish, soft corals, large grouper, and other tropical fish. You don’t have to have any experience scuba diving here. 

 

Down Under Dive Shop is a great spot for daily walk-on charters to scuba dive, snorkel, and kayak on the ocean. Gary’s Gulf Divers also offers daily charters and dives at a variety of dive sites. Check out night dives, sunset charters, and spearfishing charters. 

 

Salt Coastal Outfitters Paddleboard Rentals, Go Go Kayaks, and Paddled By You all offer rentals to get out on the water.