Come enjoy the beaches and the fishing.
Dolphin Island is a "rare find" barrier island off the coast of Alabama. Dauphin Island is a true barrier island essential to maintaining the estuarine ecosystem because physical nature of the island prevents the inflow of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico into the bays and sounds.
While on Dolphin Island you will discover a true dune system, maritime forests, salt marshes, tidal flats and two fresh water lakes. Relax on the beach, relive history at Fort Gaines, bike to the Indian Mounds, pet a horseshoe crab at the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, hike the trails of the Audubon Bird Sanctuary or just lose yourself in the charm of Dolphin Island.
Stay at Holiday Isle Condominiums, a luxury beach house, Sandcastle Condominiums or the Dolphin Island Surf Club.
Take a short ferry ride to Fort Morgan which leads to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for restaurants and family attractions. There are affordable Beach Front Hotels in Gulf Shores and Vacation Rental Condos.
Don't miss the annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo which is the largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the country. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts Over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The 3-day event features 30 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories.
Be sure to check out the Dauphin Island Spring Music Festival.