A new attraction is quacking its way to the Alabama Gulf Coast—the Gulf Coast Ducks.
Already operational in Boston; Branson, Mo.; Cincinnati; and Seattle, the extremely popular amphibious fleet of vehicles is now stationed at Caribe in Orange Beach. Gulf Coast Ducks operates two of the amphibious vehicles.
Passengers board the Ducks at Caribe. The driver will then take passengers to Cotton Bayou, where the vehicle will enter the water using the public boat launch. The Duck will then spend about 20-25 minutes on the water before heading back to Caribe. The entire tour lasts for about 50-55 minutes.
Gulf Coast Ducks will offer a daytime tour and a sunset tour, which will begin at 6:45 p.m., nightly. The cost per person is $29 for adults for the daytime tour and $31 for adults for the sunset tour. Discounts are offered for children, members of the military and educators, among others.
Meyer Vacation Rentals guests may use code MeyerDuck to receive $2 off their ticket price.
Typically, a full tour would accommodate up to 35 passengers, but that number is being reduced to 20 to allow families to stay together while separating six feet from other groups.
Safety of passengers and crew is top priority, with crew members being fully Coast Guard safety certified and licensed to operate the vehicles if needed. The vehicles are fully stocked with life vests sized for adults, children and infants, and passengers are welcomed to wear one if they would like.
The boats were used in the 1940s during World War II, most notably on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.
A tour aboard one of the Ducks is a unique and fun way to experience the beach during your next beach vacation to Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach or Perdido Key. Bring the whole family and stay in a three- or four-bedroom condo on the beach.