Sailing Charter in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and the Gulf of Mexico

FAQ

Can we bring our own cooler & snacks?
Absolutely! Feel free to bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. A wine opener & acrylic wine glasses will be provided. Avoid glass containers whenever possible & soft-sided coolers work best because of limited space on the boat. Soft drinks and bottled water will be provided.

Please, however, don’t become inebriated. The captain reserves the right to end the trip early if someone becomes a safety hazard.

Where are you located?
The boat is located at beautiful Bear Point Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. Once at the marina, you’ll find Attitude about 100 ‘ East of Flipper’s restaurant. For directions to the marina, click here.

Where will we be sailing?Boat Pics 4We typically cover the back bays of Alabama & Florida including Perdido Bay, Bay La Launch, Bayou St. John, Big Lagoon & sometimes even the Gulf of Mexico.

Will I get seasick?
Since the majority of our trips take place in the calm back bays, we’ve never had anyone get seasick. We will provide Dramamine, soda & crackers if necessary.

Do we sail in the Gulf of Mexico?
We do the majority of our sailing in the back bays which have all of the wind of the Gulf, without the waves & threat of seasickness. If you’d like to sail in the Gulf, plan on booking an 4- hour sail to allow plenty of time to enjoy a sail through Perdido Pass into the Gulf.

What if it rains?
The Captain’s primary concern is the safety of passengers and crew. He will constantly monitor the weather and keep you posted in the event that a trip needs to be postponed or cancelled due to weather.

Is there a restroom on board?
Absolutely! A restroom on a boat is called a “head”. It flushes a little differently than the toilet in your condo, but the Captain will be happy to explain how it works.

Will we see dolphins?
We don’t guarantee dolphin sightings. However, we see dolphins on most of our trips.

IMG_8481Can we go swimming?
Sure thing! This is your trip, so we will be happy to plan based on your preferred activities. Most people who want to swim book an afternoon adventure sail.

Is there shade on the boat?
Attitude has a full-size bimini that covers the entire cockpit.   Sunscreen is still necessary, however, because of the sun’s reflection off of the water.

Can I lay out and get a tan?
Even though the cockpit is shaded, there are plenty of spots around the boat to lay out and soak in the rays. If that’s a priority, just let the Captain know and he’ll make sure you’re in prime tanning position.

Do you sail year-round?
The captain currently spends half the year sailing in Orange Beach and the other half of the year sailing farther south. However, he has no set schedule and is always looking for an excuse to take someone sailing.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, no. However, there are several boats in the area who can accommodate wheelchairs. As far as sailboats go, give Wildhearts or Daedalus a call. For a wheelchair accessible dolphin cruise, try the Cold Mil Fleet.

I’ve never been on a boat before…should I be worried?
Absolutely not. The captain loves sharing his love of sailing with boaters and non-boaters alike. Once you arrive, he’ll tell you everything you need to know to ensure a safe enjoyable day on the water.

What about life jackets…do we have to wear them?
Life jackets will be made available to everyone on board in case of an emergency, however children under 8 years old are required to wear a life jacket at all times while under way.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to sail…can you teach me?
Sure thing! Sailing basics can be taught in just a few hours. The captain loves sharing his passion for sailing, so feel free to ask for a lesson!

Will there be any strangers on the boat?
2013-06-02 AttitudeEvery one of our trips are private. Unlike most other boats in the area, we exclusively offer private trips. We carry up to 6 passengers plus crew. And the crew has never met a stranger, so they don’t count 🙂

How many people can we bring?

All of our trips are private. In other words, your group will be the only passengers on the entire boat, whether there are 2 of you or 6 of you. Unfortunately the Coast Guard limits us to 6 passengers, so if you need to entertain more than 6, ask us for a recommendation on a larger boat.

What kind of boat is Attitude ?
Attitude is a 1997 Beneteau Oceanis 351 sloop-rigged sailboat.  She has been designed for blue water sailing while bringing all of the comforts of home.