Whether you sailed into Orange Beach on a yacht or are renting beach houses in Perdido Key, there are plenty of places where you can be among the many boats that characterize this vacation destination. The back waters of Orange Beach and Perdido Key are all excellent places to sail on a pontoon or head out on a fishing charter, which is why there are a number of marinas that line the back bay. Sportsman Marina, located in Orange Beach, has more than just boat storage, though.

If you own a boat

Enjoy the oysters offered at Shipp's Harbour Grill at Sportsman Marina.If you are looking to store your boat, check out the 100-plus wet slips and more than 600 weather-protected dry storage slots for everything from a standard fishing boat to a 45-foot yacht. Sail into port after a long day of fishing out on the water or store your ship at the end of your vacation. 

If you are looking for a good meal

Tired and hungry after a day out on the water? Looking for a great eatery close to your Perdido Key rentals? Any excuse is a good one to come to Shipp's Harbour Grill, the waterfront restaurant located in Sportsman Marina. Sink your teeth into mouthwatering appetizers like pepper fried shrimp and sashimi, or order a tray of sweet Gulf oysters for the table. Fresh fish is a given at this establishment, but there's also a range of steak options, like the Stilton Stuffed Filet. Perhaps you want a tropical twist to your meal? Entrees like the crab and brie quesadilla and island eggplant, made with jumbo lump crab, fit the bill perfectly. 

Getting married soon? You can bring the flavors of Shipp's Harbour Grille to your nuptials thanks to the catering service it offers. Pimento cheese fritters, fried oyster salads and coconut grouper sound like pretty delectable wedding eats!

If you want to relax with a drink

Shipp's Harbour Grill is also known for its delicious cocktails. You can sit out on the deck and simply sip on one of these refreshing creations if you're not ready to eat yet. The Harbour Cosmo, made with Absolut, Grand Gala, cranberry and lime, or the Electric Lollipop, a blend of Midori, blue curacao, lemon, lime and syrup, are just two of the many maritime-inspired cocktails and martinis offered from Shipp's bar.

The tiki bar at Sportsman Marina, offers an even better open-air drinking environment. This 1,600-square-foot bar overlooks the water and offers the perfect spot to hang out after a long day in the sun. 

If you need a few things

Let's face it, we're not all always 100 percent prepared for every adventure! Sportsman Marina understands this - that's why it has its dockside convenience store for all those last-minute things you need right before you sail off. The friendly staff at this store will help you find exactly what you need. If business calls, you can sit out on the deck of the store and connect to the free Wi-Fi while you shoot out a few emails - this service is available throughout the marina.